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Old 06-05-2016, 03:21 PM   #1
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Winegard Antenna

Hello Campers,

I have what will seem like a silly question, but because I'm new to RVing it's one of those things that I haven't figured out yet. I have a "new-to-me" 2009 21SS Roo. It has a Winegard antenna on top. I've looked at it closely but unfortunately can't find a model number on the antenna. Looking on the Internet for something similar, it appears to be a Wingman, but I'm not 100 % certain. What exactly does this device do for me?


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Old 06-05-2016, 04:34 PM   #2
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It's for the TV.
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Old 06-05-2016, 04:35 PM   #3
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The Wingman is an add-on to your Sensar antenna that came with your camper. It will help increase UHF performance up to 100% on DTV channels.
I bought a Wingman for my Roo 23ws, and I do get a better reception and a few channels more.
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Wow, seems like I should've known that. Thanks for the feedback and information!!


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Old 06-05-2016, 07:59 PM   #5
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Hello Campers,

I have what will seem like a silly question, but because I'm new to RVing it's one of those things that I haven't figured out yet. I have a "new-to-me" 2009 21SS Roo. It has a Winegard antenna on top. I've looked at it closely but unfortunately can't find a model number on the antenna. Looking on the Internet for something similar, it appears to be a Wingman, but I'm not 100 % certain. What exactly does this device do for me?


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You need to locate a switch plate in the wall near the TV. It will contain a small black button which operates power to the Winnegard ant. and a indicating light. This enables the rotating ant. power supply and booster. Without it it frees the circuit for cable use from the CG pedestal.
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Old 06-05-2016, 08:08 PM   #6
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Thank you. I do see the the switch panel with the button and light. Am I right in assuming that even though the antenna is extended, it is useless unless the button is depressed and the light is on?


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it is useless unless the button is depressed and the light is on?
Yep.

The antenna amplifies the signal it receives, and so you have to turn on the amp.
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Yes the button must be pressed and light on for the ant to work. You also need to go to setup and channel scan every time you use it in a new location that is 10-20 miles from the last one, As that is a directional antenna, you can find several good smartphone apps that will show the direction and distance to broadcast antennas from your location.
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So cool. You guys rock. Many thanks.


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Maybe this could help...



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