Help figuring out source of TV channel scan failure - Fiberglass RV


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Old 05-12-2018, 05:14 PM   #1
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Help figuring out source of TV channel scan failure

My 2017 Casita Spirit Deluxe has a GPX TDE2282 TV and Braund Antenna. I have not been successful in getting channels "found" after auto scan for antenna, not using cable tv service. This is in open areas as well as shady; I get that trees can cause problems. I tried talking to GPX customer support but they would only speak to the tv functionality which seems to be working properly.
The attached picture was from scan in progress run today in Emporia VA; the final count of RF CH was 69 with no channels found.
When I picked up the Casita last September in Rice TX, I stayed in a RV park in a nearby town and was able to get channels with the antenna. After that I also successfully used the cable setting at several parks but since then, no air channels are found.
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Old 05-12-2018, 06:01 PM   #2
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...errrr, keep looking...but seriously, these over air stations do not have much range...we have a cheapie flat plastic ant with amp...in Houston area, we had 75 channels, in even semi rural area, we are lucky to get 2...one of which is usually religious and one in Spanish...go figure and goodluck...next time you are in or near a metro area, try again and see what ya get.......
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Old 05-12-2018, 06:32 PM   #3
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My 2017 Casita Spirit Deluxe has a GPX TDE2282 TV and Braund Antenna. I have not been successful in getting channels "found" after auto scan for antenna, not using cable tv service. This is in open areas as well as shady; I get that trees can cause problems. I tried talking to GPX customer support but they would only speak to the tv functionality which seems to be working properly.
The attached picture was from scan in progress run today in Emporia VA; the final count of RF CH was 69 with no channels found.
When I picked up the Casita last September in Rice TX, I stayed in a RV park in a nearby town and was able to get channels with the antenna. After that I also successfully used the cable setting at several parks but since then, no air channels are found.
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I don't know how you switch the TV from tuning Cable from the outside connection to the Antenna but it sounds like you are not switching it at all?

So if yo did tune some cable channels in the past this switch must have been set to Cable at that time and needs to select Antenna now,make sense?

There should be a switch somewhere to select either the Cable input or Antenna input,do you know where this happens?
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In addition to the above suggestions, on our TVs when we go to the menu and search for stations, we also have to select "cable" vs "air" for the search.
We use a home made folded dipole antenna that needs to be turned to face the direction of the broadcast in fringe areas, otherwise we get nothing. If your antenna is built-in, you may have to rotate the Casita to rotate the antenna.
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In addition to the above suggestions, on our TVs when we go to the menu and search for stations, we also have to select "cable" vs "air" for the search.
We use a home made folded dipole antenna that needs to be turned to face the direction of the broadcast in fringe areas, otherwise we get nothing. If your antenna is built-in, you may have to rotate the Casita to rotate the antenna.
True about the Cable/Air menu switch but the comment that she scanned 69 channels tells me that the TV is already scanning OTA signals,Cable scans will look for 125 channels usually.
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My 2017 Casita Spirit Deluxe has a GPX TDE2282 TV and Braund Antenna. I have not been successful in getting channels "found" after auto scan for antenna, not using cable tv service. This is in open areas as well as shady; I get that trees can cause problems. I tried talking to GPX customer support but they would only speak to the tv functionality which seems to be working properly.
The attached picture was from scan in progress run today in Emporia VA; the final count of RF CH was 69 with no channels found.
When I picked up the Casita last September in Rice TX, I stayed in a RV park in a nearby town and was able to get channels with the antenna. After that I also successfully used the cable setting at several parks but since then, no air channels are found.
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Do you have the additional scan set to on. When we scan and move to another location we have to rescan and make sure that we set the additional scan on. We didn't know that at first.
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You might try reinstalling the software or perhaps you need a firmware update for the TV or receiver.
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Old 05-16-2018, 03:36 PM   #9
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Thanks for all the feedback!
On last Sunday night I was staying in the Harrisburg PA area and voila, the scan for channels using the antenna yielded results. The prior lack of channels found were probably due to being too far from signal sources or the direction of the antenna which is fixed.
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