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Old 10-13-2015, 11:04 AM   #1
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I don't like the new HD antennae

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?
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Old 10-13-2015, 11:33 AM   #2
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What do you have for an antenna if not a Winegard Sensar?


Digital TV signal are EXTREMELY directional. A few degrees this way or that can make a huge difference.

If you do indeed have a digital TV antenna, does it have an amplifier that must be turned on for decent reception?
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Old 10-13-2015, 11:39 AM   #3
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Our Berkshire came with a Jack antenna. It is amplified and does a good job. I have nothing to compare it to. It only works if the power button is on.
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Old 10-13-2015, 11:53 AM   #4
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Old 10-13-2015, 11:56 AM   #5
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What do you have for an antenna if not a Winegard Sensar?


Digital TV signal are EXTREMELY directional. A few degrees this way or that can make a huge difference.

If you do indeed have a digital TV antenna, does it have an amplifier that must be turned on for decent reception?
I have the Sensar antennae shown, along the the Wingman, it does a great job.
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Old 10-13-2015, 11:56 AM   #6
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I had the crank up style on my old motorhome, but that was before digital TV. My Forester has the Jack antenna and it works well in areas with digital TV signals. The thing to remember with digital TV is that it's an all or nothing venture. You either get a good signal and the picture shows up on the TV or you don't get a good signal and nothing shows up. It's not like the older TV antennas and pre digital TVs where you could get a so-so signal and watch a snowy picture on your TV.
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Old 10-13-2015, 11:57 AM   #7
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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?
What antenna do you currently have installed on your TT?
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Old 10-13-2015, 12:03 PM   #8
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We have the same antenna, and the jury is still out on how well it works. It seems to work at least as good as the old 'Crank and Turn' on our old camper, but we haven't been to enough places to make a good comparison. We still get about the same number of channels at home as we could with the old one and we live in the boonies.
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Old 10-13-2015, 12:17 PM   #9
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I actually don't know what brand this new antenna is. I do know that the old one looks like the picture in post #2. This new one appears to have the "wings" as the old one but is a fixed position as far as height and direction. There are NO controls for the antenna on the inside of the TT.The new one is aligned with the length of the TT. I just went out to finish cleaning the TT, turned on the TV and did a channel search with the little red light on. Four channels with two TV stations within five miles of my house. Four channels that did not come in clear enough to watch. I am going to look into the "Jack" antenna.
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Trailer have hook-up for cable on outside? If it does, there is an ant. amplifier which needs to on
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