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Old 10-13-2015, 04:06 PM   #31
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My tv in my 33ck Pheonix sucks at best. Yes, i have the booster turned on. Problem is channel pixalation and sound dropping. I have the fixed mount antenna.
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Old 10-13-2015, 06:10 PM   #32
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Thank Bush for digital TV

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My former TT had one of the "let it up, rotate it" antennae. Anywhere we camped we could find some stations to watch and could fine tune the picture the way I grew up fine tuning the home TV--rotation, rotation, rotation. We just returned from our fourth trip out with this TT and I have not been able to find but a few stations total and none of them were clear. I wonder if these were invented to help with sales of the traveling dish systems. We don't sit in the TT watching the telly, but I would like to catch up on the evening news and maybe watch something before falling asleep. What are others doing to get around these new HD antenna's?
I can not say for the fact you do not state what NEW tt antenna you have, but i can tell you that since digital tv went into affect no matter what i have used (and i have spend a few bucks trying things) NOTHING really works. The digital signal is way to sharp and narrow, this is why all the companies are going to a round style tv antenna to make it easier to get a signal, and most do work better then older styles.

SO i like all the others who wrote in hope this helps and in the end Happy Camping
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Old 10-13-2015, 06:14 PM   #33
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The black antenna in post #23 looks to be exactly what I have on my TT. NO raising it up or down and NO rotating it. I looked through the paperwork that came with the TT and there is NO info on the antenna. Best female friend tells me, after she arrived home from work today, that she is going to invest in one of the travel dish set-ups. Fine with me. My kids bought me a set of sixty, yes that's 60, old black/white cowboy movies last March for my birthday. I am happy during a rainy day camping just watching those old guys win .
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Old 10-13-2015, 06:48 PM   #34
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If you have a smart phone get an app to show you the direction the signal is coming from. Such as "DTV Antennas" shows the direction and distance to the source of the signal.

I still want a picture. Is there a digital display on the antenna power button panel?
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Old 10-13-2015, 07:09 PM   #35
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Like others have said - Analog signals, you could be off the direction and still get a good picture. No so with digital signals. Your antenna has be real close to the direction or the picture will not there or tiling (breaking up in pieces). I don't really like the digital signals for camping because things can be in the way like trees, another camper, hills, weather, etc. messing with the direction and digital signals. For example: In my driveway I had a motorhome with an analog TV using a converter from digital to analog, I could get good 20 TV stations. Now with straight digital TV with my new camper, I get 5 or 6 on a good day. This is with my built in TV amp and another TV signal amp added.
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Old 10-13-2015, 07:47 PM   #36
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That sounds like you have one of the new Jack antennas they are using now.
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Old 10-13-2015, 08:41 PM   #37
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I still want a picture. Is there a digital display on the antenna power button panel?
Sensar has a signal strength meter wineguard TFL-342 that can be added. A little nicer than the jack but the jack has a simpler one included. It has a digital display with signal strength and number of channels. So as you rotate the antenna you can stop and scan the signal strength.
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Old 10-14-2015, 07:36 AM   #38
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We purchased the "King" replacement for the Wineguard antenna. Mounts on the same mast. Works great. Just aim close and get many chanels.
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Old 10-15-2015, 06:11 PM   #39
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The omni antennas are junk. We replaced ours with the Jack. Let the dealer do the install since it involves cutting a hole in the ceiling. Now we can rotate the antenna. Went from 1 station to a dozen. Worth the $400


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Old 10-15-2015, 06:37 PM   #40
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We have the crank up and point with the Jacks. Before I changed, we had the bat wing and could get a few stations if we messed with it long enough. Now with the Jacks, half the time we don't even crank it up and still get anywhere for 15-75 stations. Sold on the Jacks.
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