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Old 09-25-2015, 09:15 PM   #1
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We are planning a camping trip next weekend at Clarks Hill lake in Georgia and I was wanting to watch the Georgia and Clemson games. I have a portable satellite dish and directv but it won't pick up local channels that the games are coming on. My question is have any of you used these outdoor hd antennas and do they work? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-25-2015, 09:20 PM   #2
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We are planning a camping trip next weekend at Clarks Hill lake in Georgia and I was wanting to watch the Georgia and Clemson games. I have a portable satellite dish and directv but it won't pick up local channels that the games are coming on. My question is have any of you used these outdoor hd antennas and do they work? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Can't help with the antenna question, but you might want to check out Mistletoe State Park while in the area. The best State park I've ever stayed in. Go up at least twice a year. Right off I-20 near Thomson, GA.
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Old 09-25-2015, 09:25 PM   #3
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Trailer info would be helpful. Most late model trailers have hd antennas with antenna boosters.
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Old 09-26-2015, 06:00 AM   #4
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I have a 2011 Shamrock 21ss. I don't pick up the needed local channels with the antenna on the trailer.
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Old 09-26-2015, 08:49 AM   #5
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If you have the Winegard batwing antenna you may need to add the Wingman UHF attachment to it. It is easy to attach and inexpensive.


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There is no such thing as an HD antenna. For TV, an antenna is an antenna.

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If you want to get the locals for the area you are camping in, do like I do and call DirecTv and change your service address. This is never a problem and you can change it back whenever you want.

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Bruce you are correct on the HD antenna issue. However the Winegard batwing was only VHF and most TV channels are now on UHF. Therefore those with the older batwing antennas need to add the UHF section to get good reception.


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Old 09-26-2015, 09:58 AM   #9
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I have a 2011 Shamrock 21ss. I don't pick up the needed local channels with the antenna on the trailer.
You may need to do some trouble shooting with your current antennae. With my RV sitting in the driveway, I can pick up 20 some channels, including some about 75 miles away, with a small mountain in the way. I do have a Wingman on on Winegard Sensar.
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Bruce you are correct on the HD antenna issue. However the Winegard batwing was only VHF and most TV channels are now on UHF. Therefore those with the older batwing antennas need to add the UHF section to get good reception.


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I haven't added the add on to my bat wing and all the HD broadcasts are picked up for viewing in HD. it all depends on how far away from the nearest transmitter one is as to picking the channels up. The add on, or a Jack antenna may assist with a greater distance but if to far away (or obstructed) no add on will help and if the broadcast is in HD the good old bat wing will suffice without the add on. Yes, no such thing as a HD or digital antenna. JMO
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