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Title: ??? about OTA Antenna Switch
Post by: Rene T on September 03, 2017, 11:23:54 AM
I've often wondered if leaving the switch on for my RV TV antenna would hurt anything. Many times we forget to shut it off when we're done watching TV for the night and only think about it when we want to watch TV the next day.  Would it hurt anything if it's left on the entire time we're camping?  It could be as long as a week or 2 at times.
Title: Re: ??? about OTA Antenna Switch
Post by: HappyWanderer on September 03, 2017, 11:30:16 AM
Mine is always on, unless I specifically turn it off to receive a cable signal. The last campground we stayed at with cable was in April, so it's been on since the beginning of May.
Title: Re: ??? about OTA Antenna Switch
Post by: SeilerBird on September 03, 2017, 11:39:32 AM
When I had an RV with the switch I never turned it off. It only draws a small amount of power.
Title: Re: ??? about OTA Antenna Switch
Post by: John From Detroit on September 03, 2017, 05:50:44 PM
Two answers:
The original SENSAR antennas had a problem in that they would go into self osculation and cause interference if left on all the time.. ODDS you have one of those are ZERO

The newer ones don't do that and you can leave it on all the time no problem.. I do.
Title: Re: ??? about OTA Antenna Switch
Post by: Gary RV_Wizard on September 04, 2017, 09:07:17 AM
Unless you have a real need to conserve battery amp-hours, don't worry about it.
Title: Re: ??? about OTA Antenna Switch
Post by: ChasA on September 04, 2017, 09:29:52 AM
I think John means oscillation.
Title: Re: ??? about OTA Antenna Switch
Post by: John From Detroit on September 04, 2017, 05:01:52 PM
I think John means oscillation.

Yes.. And I'd be very surprised to find one of those old antennas still in existance I will add. They were recalled and I think they got 'em all.