How to Troubleshoot Glomex Antenna?

Discussion in 'Electrical Stuff' started by MonacoMike, May 21, 2019.

  1. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    The power is on as the light on the antenna is on but will TV will not find channels.

    As I type this I seem to recall a past discuss that older Glowmex may not work with digital TV signals? This is on a 2000 model year vessel.

    Thanks, MM
     
  2. WV 320 Dancer

    WV 320 Dancer Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    694
    Oct 28, 2018
    2003 Sea Ray Sundancer 320
    Twin 350 MAG - V Drive
    What kind of TV Mike? I have the original Glomex on my boat but a modern digital TV and I am getting about 20 channels in podunk WV....
     
  3. Sun Chaser

    Sun Chaser Member

    158
    Oct 13, 2006
    Bellmore, NY
    280 Sundancer 2001
    T 4.3 w/Alpha I CR
    I just bought a new dome Glomax and am hooking it up to my old system (2001 sea ray) and I'm having problems receiving a signal. I received a new amplifier and my next step is to change out the old amplifier to see if I can get the system working.
     
  4. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    Modern flat screen Best-Buy house brand, not sure of the age. 24 inch screen.

    MM
     
  5. Cocktail Time

    Cocktail Time Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    724
    Jul 9, 2007
    Lake Lanier, GA
    1998 400 Sundancer, Garmin 840xs GPS, Furuno RDP-110, B&G GPS pilot etc.
    Cat 3116's, Westerbeke 7.6kw
    MM, make sure that the a/b switch to go from the transom cable input and the antenna i set to antenna. It should be labelled ship (Antenna) and shore (cable or antenna input from dock). Also on mine, all the connections from the factory were cheap screw on connectors. I found a couple that were really loose including the one hooked directly to the antenna on the arch. I needed a coax removal tool to loosen it and redo the connection. Was about $10 at home depot.
     
  6. JustRight

    JustRight Member SILVER Sponsor

    67
    Aug 4, 2013
    Seneca Lake, NY
    2005 Sea Ray 340 Sundancer
    1996 Renken 190 open bow
    Twin 8.1 MPI inboards
    I troubleshooted my Glomex by removing it and throwing it in the dumpster. Of course, I used their replacement guarantee first, which is valid and they are very responsive, but it just never works well on my boat (and neither did any of their free replacement parts they sent me - for free).
     
  7. Brent Nutting

    Brent Nutting Active Member

    247
    Mar 24, 2016
    Lk Saint Clair, Fair Haven, MI
    2002 480 Sedan Bridge
    10' Aventus RIB w/ 9.9 Merc
    Cat 3196
    We have the original Glomax on our 2002 480DB. It pulls the signal from the airwaves as it is just an antenna and the conversion to digital signal is made at the T.V. (newer digital ready tv's). I have the gain adjusted all the way up and get about 35 channels at our marina.
     
  8. Frtbroker

    Frtbroker Active Member

    105
    Feb 12, 2014
    Illinois
    1998 370 Sundancer 10ft dinghy
    7.4 Horizons HO
    I just replaced with a new digital Glomax and it works great.
     
  9. dmurray

    dmurray New Member

    2
    Jun 26, 2017
    S.E. Michigan
    2002, 310 Sundancer
    2x350 Bluewater Horizons Inboards
     
  10. dmurray

    dmurray New Member

    2
    Jun 26, 2017
    S.E. Michigan
    2002, 310 Sundancer
    2x350 Bluewater Horizons Inboards
    Hello Mile can you tell me where the antenna/catv (shore/ship) is located? I see the antenna gain selecter but there are no buttoms to go from shore to ship. Is there another one?
     
  11. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
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    IMG_4230.JPG We replaced the analog TV on our boat with a new digital TV. Hooked the 2004 UFO antenna up and it worked great. I think your issue most likely involves something simple in the set up of your new TV. Can you find a nearby teenager to get you going?
     
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  12. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2007 44DB
    Cummins QSC 8.3s
    The older TVs are the problem. You either have to have a digital TV or buy a digital converter. Our 2007 model Glomex pulls in 30+ channels with the amp turned wide open.

    Bennett
     
  13. dtfeld

    dtfeld Water Contrails

    Jun 5, 2016
    Milton, GA
    410 Sundancer
    2001
    Axiom 12 MFD
    Cat 3126 V-Drives
    Cozi TV is the best!
     
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  14. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    Mine quit, the a/b switch is in the back of a storage cabinet. Switch had been bumped, stuck in the middle between a and b.
     
  15. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    The troubleshooting is over, my old Glomex antenna works perfectly now. There was an analog switch to change from antenna to cable input from the boat that was stuck in the cable side mode. The switch moved but did not change the source.

    Thanks for the responses.

    MM
     
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  16. GCHOG

    GCHOG Active Member

    119
    Mar 25, 2016
    Bass River, Viking Marina, South Jersey
    2006 Sea Ray 260 Sundancer
    6.2 Bravo III
    Hi Mike.,,, where was that analog switch located ? Ive never been able to get my Glomex working either ..
    Garry
     
  17. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    In the galley cabinet next to the TV cabinet over the refrigerator. They made it easy to switch as the TV was the old tube style. Should be able to follow the wire. I also discovered Cruisers put the Glomex on its own DC breaker labeled spare that must be on as well.

    MM
     
  18. GCHOG

    GCHOG Active Member

    119
    Mar 25, 2016
    Bass River, Viking Marina, South Jersey
    2006 Sea Ray 260 Sundancer
    6.2 Bravo III
     
  19. GCHOG

    GCHOG Active Member

    119
    Mar 25, 2016
    Bass River, Viking Marina, South Jersey
    2006 Sea Ray 260 Sundancer
    6.2 Bravo III
    I'll check it out tomorrow.. thanks.!
     

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