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Old 05-16-2016, 02:27 PM   #1
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Omnidirectional Antenna

Does anybody know who makes the omnidirectional antennas Coachmen is installing on 2016 Freedom Express trailers? I got no documentation for the antenna, and so far I've only seen it from the ground. It has two metal wings, but it's not one of the type that can be aimed or raised, since there is no control inside the trailer. Just trying to find info on it, since I was camping this weekend with a friend who has a directional antenna and got several stations, and I got none. I know it does work at least somewhat, since during the PDI, I was able to get a few stations at the dealer. I verified did have the amplifier on this weekend.
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Old 05-16-2016, 02:42 PM   #2
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Trees block transmission of digital TV Signals. Anything that is omnidirectional will perform poorly as it has to pick up signals from all directions. Unless you are in a metro area performance at rural locations will be non existent.
Where I camp even with a King antenna being better than a Winegaurd I get nothing at all. I use satellite.
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Old 05-17-2016, 09:52 AM   #3
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Trees block transmission of digital TV Signals. Anything that is omnidirectional will perform poorly as it has to pick up signals from all directions. Unless you are in a metro area performance at rural locations will be non existent.
Where I camp even with a King antenna being better than a Winegaurd I get nothing at all. I use satellite.
Thanks, someone else recommended the King Jack as well. I will check that one out. I'm not really willing to invest hundreds in a satellite antenna, receiver, and monthly fees at this point. I'll stick to DVD's if I get that bored. I thought it would just be nice to be able to have some local news, etc.
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