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Old 03-10-2014, 10:56 AM   #1
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What Brand Roof TV Antenna?

Hi all,

I have 2014 Sunseeker 3050S and I want to know what brand the TV antenna is. I would just go look, but my unit is in storage.

I want to maximize my over the air experience and I see CW sells these Winegard Wingman - Winegard RV-WING - Over-the-Air Antennas - Camping World

So, is my antenna a Winegard that this addition fits on? Would I see any benefit?

Thanks!

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Old 03-10-2014, 11:01 AM   #2
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Yes, most likely. Mine is the Wingard and I just installed the Wingman...made a nice improvement.
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Old 03-10-2014, 04:59 PM   #3
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I installed the King Controls Jack Digital Antenna on our fw and it did make a significant improvement in the areas where we camp. I also use the King Controls Sure Lock Digital Signal meter which helps a lot with the direction aiming.
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Old 03-10-2014, 08:25 PM   #4
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The add on available to the Wingman is to improve reception of UHF channels. That's important because after the switch over to digital a couple years back, the majority of TV transmitters also switched to the UHF band. Although one may still be watching
"Channel 2" which is a VHF channel for example, most likely the actual frequency it's being transmitted on is in the UHF range, in my local area for example channel 2 actually broadcasts on UHF channel 29. Digital receivers "map" the channel to 2 though on tv receivers. This was done to eliminate confusion as channels wanted to keep their heritage identity. I know to some this may be confusing, but in a nutshell, yes the Wingman add on will definitely help. There still are some VHF channels being broadcast, and the original batwing Wingman in conjunction with the add on will still be utilized for them.

One more thing regarding over the air tv reception. Just as in real estate, the three most important factors in good tv reception are location, location and location. Close proximity to tv transmitting towers and unobstructed terrain are essential to good tv reception. Tall transmitting towers on high hills/mountains can transmit up to 100 miles. Put a hills or mountains in the way of where you are and a transmitter tower will lower the distance considerably to as little as a few miles.

Additionally, what used to be acceptable as a snowy picture in the analog days now will translate in the ones and zeros digital age to a pixelated picture or none at all.

(Technical explanation; UHF are a shorter wavelength than VHF, thus the shorter elements of the add-on improve UHF reception)
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my 2014 has the Winegard
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Old 03-11-2014, 10:27 AM   #6
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Thanks for all the replies!
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Old 03-11-2014, 11:51 AM   #7
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I understand King Controls Jack Digital Antenna takes a 120Vac feed where did you the power?
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Old 03-11-2014, 03:20 PM   #8
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The King Controls Jack Digital Antenna is actually powered from Signal amp in the camper and required no wiring changes. It does comes with an AC powered adapter for use on systems without a built in Amp (like for home use) which I did not use. It mated very easily to the existing Wingard mount and only took a few minutes to install. (once I got up on the roof that is)

For us, it brings in a few more channels than the Wingman did, which I had on our previous TT. That may vary depending on the geography and the distance to TV towers.
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Thanks that makes better sense now.
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Old 03-11-2014, 03:45 PM   #10
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I actualy think it would make sense for at home or apt if you were trying to unplug from Cable or Sat. It comes with u-bolts for mounting to a mast.
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