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My rooftop antenna has stopped receiving television signals. It happened after a severe electrical storm. Is there any way to repair it or even to determine what the problem is?

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Coaxile cable is the cable use to your TV connecting to the antenna its better you change it all cable and clean the connector with a sand paper so proper contact comes out for better signal..

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I've had this happen before. I had to run a new cable from the antennae, the lightening burn up the wires in side the cable. You can get the cable at any electronics store (Radio Shack), or at most hardware stores (Home Depot). Try running a new cable from the antennae, this should clear it right up.

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    Ryan Rogers Aug 12, 2008

    You can get the cable with the tv end already attached, so go that route. On the antennae end, some are soldiered, and some are connected using a compression fitting. You will need to inspect the antennae end to see which you have. Soldiered will require heating the old soldier for removal, then resoldier the new exactly as the old. A compression fitting is much easier, and requires loosening a nut. Note how the old is in the fitting, then place the new in, exactly as the old, and retighten the nut.

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Try replacing the rotor
motor and its control box, the antenna should be fine. look into sticking a lightning rod on your roof (higher up than the antenna) to prevent future damages to your antenna also. Hope this helps!

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    Josh Hamman Aug 09, 2008

    also, try replacing the wiring as it is probably destroyed

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It may be your tv tuner,not the antenna

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It is due to the disturbance of the wirres passig the signals a proper technician can definately clear the problem for you if you yourself want to try this is the option


You could always try an attic install if it doesn't work all you have to do is run the coax from the attic to the outside loacation.

I've got a attic antenna. I get 85-99% on all channels..

If that's vinyl sidding you can hide the cabling under it buy using a unzipping tool.

You can buy coaxial cable with gound wire attached. Just make sure you use a ground block if you don't the electricity may go down the coax.

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