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Old 08-04-2014, 04:45 AM   #11
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Yes, of course. Figured that was a given.
It should be. However, it never really hurts to ask. Sometimes it's the obvious things that are causing the problem.
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Old 08-04-2014, 08:42 AM   #12
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I was camping last week at Rough River here in Ky. I was about 50 miles from Louisville, and couldn't get good reception. The channels were found, but would fade in and out. It even picked up some from Bowling Green, but had the same issue.

At home in the driveway near Owensboro, I get about 12 channels that are crystal clear and perfect. I'm guessing that all the trees at the campground blocks reception.
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Old 08-05-2014, 10:34 PM   #13
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I found on our current trailer that I could never get cable to work in the trailer. turns out they cut the copper wire to short and it wasn`t making contact at one of the connections. I redid the connection and then my cable worked in the trailer. the other issue I just found was that my antenna was no good. It never really worked that good from new. In my driveway, which is 40 miles outside Chicago, I was lucky to get the 10 local stations. when they switched to digital I lost all but one station and it would junp in and out. I dealt with it for years until I replaced the factory antenna this year with a Jack antenna. I now get 71 (yes 71) stations in my driveway. and at the campgrounds that we didn`t get any signal we can now get near 20 stations! best $35 I spent on the trailer. I checked all connections before the swap and all was OK. I`ve heard the same from others with similar complaints. If all your connections are good I would consider a change to the Jack antenna!
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Old 08-05-2014, 10:41 PM   #14
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I found on our current trailer that I could never get cable to work in the trailer. turns out they cut the copper wire to short and it wasn`t making contact at one of the connections. I redid the connection and then my cable worked in the trailer. the other issue I just found was that my antenna was no good. It never really worked that good from new. In my driveway, which is 40 miles outside Chicago, I was lucky to get the 10 local stations. when they switched to digital I lost all but one station and it would junp in and out. I dealt with it for years until I replaced the factory antenna this year with a Jack antenna. I now get 71 (yes 71) stations in my driveway. and at the campgrounds that we didn`t get any signal we can now get near 20 stations! best $35 I spent on the trailer. I checked all connections before the swap and all was OK. I`ve heard the same from others with similar complaints. If all your connections are good I would consider a change to the Jack antenna!

Please tell us more about the kind of antenna you chose....


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Old 08-07-2014, 11:40 AM   #15
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I found on our current trailer that I could never get cable to work in the trailer. turns out they cut the copper wire to short and it wasn`t making contact at one of the connections. I redid the connection and then my cable worked in the trailer. the other issue I just found was that my antenna was no good. It never really worked that good from new. In my driveway, which is 40 miles outside Chicago, I was lucky to get the 10 local stations. when they switched to digital I lost all but one station and it would junp in and out. I dealt with it for years until I replaced the factory antenna this year with a Jack antenna. I now get 71 (yes 71) stations in my driveway. and at the campgrounds that we didn`t get any signal we can now get near 20 stations! best $35 I spent on the trailer. I checked all connections before the swap and all was OK. I`ve heard the same from others with similar complaints. If all your connections are good I would consider a change to the Jack antenna!
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We had a chance to test a King Jack against our Winegard with the Wingman add on.
Before the digital conversion we received 1 good and 1 not so good analog channels at our south central CO. location.
After the analog to digital conversion 0 channels.
I changed the Winegard to a Jack and the Jack could find 1 not usable digital channel, proof to me that Jack works even if we're too far away for it be watchable.

A friend has an omnidirectional antenna that doesn't work at his house, our King picks up several (30+) hand held on his roof using the coax that goes to his antenna.

Here are some links
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KING Digital HDTV Antenna Replacement Head - King Controls OA-8000 - Over-the-Air Antennas - Camping World

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http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&key...l_1f87123niq_b
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Old 08-07-2014, 09:41 PM   #16
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Thanks for your input. I`ve never heard of it called the King Jack antenna. Your results are similar to mine and other people that have switched to the Jack.

Iwannacamp, the second link in abjb`s post is the Jack. in the other link it is on the right in the 3rd or 4th line.
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Old 08-07-2014, 09:51 PM   #17
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On my GT 351DS I have a little tiny amplifier button on the cable output in the cabinet above the passenger seat. When amplifying I have a tiny green light that comes on. I have been keeping it turned off except when tuning and watching tv over the air.

In my driveway I get no channels when it's off and 11 when it's on. Worth a shot.
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Old 08-07-2014, 10:06 PM   #18
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Tried that. Hooked rabbit ears inside and got more channels. That isn't hard since my rooftop gets zero!
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Old 08-07-2014, 10:32 PM   #19
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Time for the BIG question.

Is anyone satisfied with their omnidirectional antenna?

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Mine has seemed to work just fine!


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