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Old 09-12-2016, 08:33 AM   #1
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Replace TV Antenna?

I have what I believe is a CA 1500 omnidirectional tv antenna that just doesn't pick up signals very well. Any suggestions for a replacement that won't require major mods to the roof?
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Old 09-12-2016, 08:45 AM   #2
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I'm not sure of the exact procedure to replace your antenna. However, the only antenna I would use as a replacement is the crank-up Winegard antenna with the Wingman accessory attached to it.
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Old 09-12-2016, 09:09 AM   #3
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I'm not sure of the exact procedure to replace your antenna. However, the only antenna I would use as a replacement is the crank-up Winegard antenna with the Wingman accessory attached to it.
Thanks. I would like to get a crank-up antenna, but the location of the current one doesn't allow for a crank on the interior.
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Old 09-12-2016, 09:27 AM   #4
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Antenna booster switch on?

If it is then Jack is the way to go if you need a solid mount antenna.

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Antenna booster switch on?

If it is then Jack is the way to go if you need a solid mount antenna.
Yep, booster is on. I even pulled the booster assembly to check that all connections were tight. We have gotten a great signal when camped near large cities so I know the system works. Just looking for an antenna that may pull in weaker signals.
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Old 09-12-2016, 12:51 PM   #6
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I may not need a new antenna after all. Looks like the area we were camping in may just have poor proximity to strong signals. Here is a graphic of the stations in the area. Any stations in the red or grey are considered marginal for anything other than the strongest antenna.
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Old 09-12-2016, 12:59 PM   #7
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That antenna is junk. Attached is info. I recommend replacing with a Jack antenna, but it will require some modifications as the OEM antenna is mounted using a small hole in the roof( for coax) and no hole in ceiling as it can not be rotated. I use a temporary external cheap $40 antenna when I need tv and it is 2-3 times better. Any antenna that does not publish gain spec is suspicious.
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That antenna is junk. Attached is info. I recommend replacing with a Jack antenna, but it will require some modifications as the OEM antenna is mounted using a small hole in the roof( for coax) and no hole in ceiling as it can not be rotated. I use a temporary external cheap $40 antenna when I need tv and it is 2-3 times better. Any antenna that does not publish gain spec is suspicious.
Thanks Bob! I am leaning towards a cheap external antenna as you suggest. Might even make one myself.
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That antenna is junk. Attached is info. I recommend replacing with a Jack antenna, but it will require some modifications as the OEM antenna is mounted using a small hole in the roof( for coax) and no hole in ceiling as it can not be rotated. I use a temporary external cheap $40 antenna when I need tv and it is 2-3 times better. Any antenna that does not publish gain spec is suspicious.
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