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Old 05-31-2015, 09:46 AM   #11
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The lights come on when the antenna is pointed at the tower.


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Old 05-31-2015, 05:50 PM   #12
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Oddly enough we were camping at local City owned park that used to be a State Park and this is maybe five miles from the local TV station. We had camped here before when I had the other camper, a 2005 Forest River Grand Surveyor which had the antennae you had to turn the crank to raise/lower and turn a big dial thingy to locate the signal better. I had many channels with that older style antennae at the same campground. I have no doubt that this OEM antennae is a piece of crap. I'm sure they bid out a certain number antenna's per year and for as cheap as they can get them. Sadly--this weekend just added fuel to the fire that my girlfriend has about getting a satellite receiver of some type for camping. I keep telling her that I don't go camping to watch TV. I broke my own rules Saturday as it was very hot outside. At 1 p.m. it was 98 degrees outside and my A/C was running hard to keep the temp in the camper at 84 degrees. We went shopping for a while, didn't buy a darn thing but enjoyed the stores A/C.
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Old 06-01-2015, 04:40 PM   #13
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Yes I get that. My question is, with a properly oriented antenna (4 lights on), if you look up at the antenna is the arrowhead pointing to the station or away?

My GUESS is it points away since VHF elements work best when swept towards the tower.

IE in this photo, does the tower lie behind the tree to the right or is in off screen to the back of the photographer? Would love if someone would glance up and let me know. Thank you in advance.
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I'm not at the TT today so I can't take a peek. But I'm pretty sure you are right. The arrowhead points away from the tower. And your right... the "wings" would house the VHF part of the antenna, so that makes since.

Do you plan on adding the Jack?


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I'm not at the TT today so I can't take a peek. But I'm pretty sure you are right. The arrowhead points away from the tower. And your right... the "wings" would house the VHF part of the antenna, so that makes since.

Do you plan on adding the Jack?


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No, I am quite happy with my Sensar with Wingman installed. I just like to have as much info as I can so I can help others when needed.
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