Your ANT2050X antenna comes with a switchable amplifier which is
designed to operate over a wide range of signal strengths. The default
setting is the DX (distance setting) which is set at the factory and
allows maximum amplifier gain. Normally there will be no need to
change this setting to the LOC (Local) position, however if the
television picture is snowy, or has diagonal lines that appear to move,
or has poor reception on some UHF channels, even though the
signal is known to be adequate in the area for the affected station.
These conditions can sometimes be the result of too much signal at
the amplifier input and can often be remedied by switching to the
In cases where there is a desire to experiment with the picture
quality, the switch should be changed from the preset DX setting to
the LOC setting.
To change the switch setting, remove the rubber plug and move the
switch with your finger to the desired setting (see diagram K).
Some or Most Channels Are Poorly Received: Loosen the 2 bolts
on the "L" shaped pipe where it meets the straight pipe. Next, slight-
ly rotate the antenna' s upper assembly, then check TV picture. Repeat
process until the best picture is achieved, then retighten the 2 bolts
on the "L" pipe. In extreme cases, the upper assembly of the antenna
can be removed from the "L" pipe and rotated 180 degrees before
replacing assembly in "L" pipe. Then the above rotating procedure is
repeated as described above. Another option is to move the
ANT2050X to a different place, such as another side of the house or
to a higher location. Obstructions such as trees, other houses and
mountain sides between the antenna and TV transmitters normally
impair reception. Generally, best results occur when the antenna is
mounted at the highest available point.
Picture Has Ghosting (Shadows or Double-images): Check to
make sure that none of the coaxial cables have any sharp bends or
kinks in them (a common cause of ghosting). If ghosting persists,
check entire system connections for tightness. Also, make sure anten-
na is not positioned near the house's electric supply lines on the roof
or in the attic. It is recommended that the antenna be repositioned in
cases where the problem persists. When ghosting cannot be elimi-
nated, consult with a TV or electronics repair shop.
Switch to Desired
Dish Diameter: 11.6"
Dipole Length: 35.9"
Included Accessories: 2 - 7 ft. RG-6 weather resistant cables,
2 - Diplexers
Frequency Range: 54-800 MHz
Current: Less than 50mA
Voltage: 10-21 VDC
Gain: 12 dB
IP3: +28 dBm
Loss DBS: Max: 1.1 dB at 975 MHz Typical: 0.7 dB
DBS Attenuation: Max: 62 dB at 975 MHz Typical: 38 dB
Noise Figure: Typical 3.0 dB
Other: Integral High Pass Interference Filter
Box Dimensions: 23 7/8" x 15 7/8" x 3 1/8"
Unit Weight: 6.5 lbs.
ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
Thomson Consumer Electronics will replace this antenna if found to
be defective in materials or workmanship. Return it postage prepaid
to the address below for prompt, no change replacement with a cur-
rent equivalent antenna.
This replacement is TCE' s sole obligation under this warranty. TCE
will not be responsible for any incidental or consequential damages,
or for any loss arising in connection with the use or inability to use
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have
other rights which vary from State to State.
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