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Old 08-12-2018, 07:38 PM   #1
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Upgrade my TV antenna

I'd like to ask your opinions on upgrading from the standard TV antenna to an omnidirectional or Dish. I currently have a 2017 FR Heritage Glen Lite 35ft. My current antenna is the type that you crank up and then rotate the direction with a large ring. I've had nothing but trouble with it so far. The first time I tried to use it the crank fell off and the spring popped out. Turns out the handle was cracked so that was replaced. The new one did the same thing. I'm thinking about an antenna that doesn't have to be raised, but maybe just rotated. Any suggestions? Has anyone had any experience with the flat antenna that you put on a window? Thanks.
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Old 08-12-2018, 08:17 PM   #2
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our original antenna was useless, ... I abandoned it and use the one shown in the pic, ... the link below has more pics and information, my posts are #9, 12 and 23, ... we now get great reception with this very inexpensive antenna and pole setup, ...


Any way to get a better Tv signal?
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Old Yesterday, 07:30 AM   #4
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My class c came with this, as many others do also. It rotates but does not crank up. Click image for larger version

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I replaced the Winegard with the King Jack antenna. It was an improvement. Sitting in the driveway, I went from 12 channels to 21. They make a model, which replaces the winegard directly on the crank up tv mast. Fast and easy change-out.

If you use it, the pointed end of the antenna is the back. Point the rounded end toward the tv tower signal.
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By standard antenna I am assuming you have a Winegard crank up. If so the best way to improve reception is to add the Wingman to your existing antenna.

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I did initially replace our batwing antenna with a KingJack, which works perfectly fine, but after getting DIsh satellite, it's really a mute point.
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our original antenna was useless, ... I abandoned it and use the one shown in the pic, ... the link below has more pics and information, my posts are #9, 12 and 23, ... we now get great reception with this very inexpensive antenna and pole setup, ...


Any way to get a better Tv signal?
Fella, we purchased the same antenna recently, waiting for our next trip to try it out. We too learned about this antenna from a fellow camper.
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An omnidirectional antennas has two drawbacks. It has lower gain (sensitivity) than a directional antenna. And it can pick up signals from more than one transmitter at the same time. For example, suppose there are two cities broadcasting on channel 4, the one you really want, and another one. The mutual interference (called co-channel interference) will make it impossible to receive either one.

Unless you are camping in a very urban area, o don't think you will be happy. Not too many campgrounds in downtown Chicago, New York, LA.

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Another vote for the King Jack antenna.
Have replaced two wine Gard bat wings over the years.
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