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Old 03-17-2012, 11:09 PM   #1
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non raise-able TV antenna

Our new (last year) tt has the round, flat ish style antenna and it seems we don't get the best reception. Wondering if anyone else had that style and would care to comment? Might just be that our camping spots are a bit off the grid? The booster is turned on and cord is hooked up tight.
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:39 AM   #2
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If it's an omni directional type (doesn't rotate to tune channels) ditch it and get and get a directional type like Windguard or Jack. Mine came with the Jensen and I replaced it with the Jack. Day and night difference.
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:11 PM   #3
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Do you like the Jack? I was trying to decide which to look at, if we upgrade at all. Also thinking of satellite.
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Think it works as well as the windguard on my old trailer. Much better than the Jensen. Went with the jack due to clearance issues on the roof if I had gone with the windguard
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:04 PM   #5
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Also thinking of satellite.
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I take my home Directv HD Satellite receiver box and portable dish with me. Can't beat the channel line up or picture quality of satellite....just avoid the trees as they tend to block the signal.




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Old 03-21-2012, 05:19 PM   #6
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I only have the "HD" DirectTV boxes at home. Am I able to use these with a "Standard" def single Aim satellite dish? I would live to be able to do satellite as well if able.
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You will need the slimline dish with the 3 LNBs as shown above to access HD content.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:03 PM   #8
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I'm not particularly interested in ensuring that I receive "HD" in my TT. Instead, I'm curious if my HD receiver box would provide a non-HD picture with a simple satellite dish? Anyone out there done this successfully?
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You will need to run the set up routine and set the receiver for the 18 inch single lnb dish. The SD channels will work just fine. Make sure the receiver is not set to hide the SD channels. You will not receive your local channels and no HD. BTW you can pick up a slimline HD dish for about $75 and pointing it is only rough the first time...as it was for me. Now my 14 year old sets it up in about 10 minutes.

I used door shims to level the dish as the CG does not allow digging around the campsite. I need an easier way of adjusting the base for leveling. Perhaps some threaded bolts at each corner would allow me to adjust the angle. Any suggestions would be appreciated. For now I'll just use my shovel or a handful of shims.
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The nice thing about the "Jack" is you can see the signal strength BEFORE you scan for channels. Testing inside the factory, the "Mast" style Winegard got about 36 channels, the Jack 34 and the Roadstar Omnidirectional about 18.
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