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Old 05-31-2016, 06:04 PM   #21
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This is what I added to my tt antenna line and it's a bit better but wonder if an antenna upgrade or that winegard add on would improve. I placed this amp in my home and it did wonders just don't see wonders in tt, just a slight improvement.


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This amplifier would raise the noise floor on the signals, might help but might also hinder. This amp is designed for CABLE TV and the signals are not as high in Frequency therefore I would remove it. The Winegaurd has a amplifier inside it already. Add a wingman antenna and should increase UHF reception.
UHF TV has been around since the 50's. Nothing new just new Digital channels are in the UHF band below old CH 50 mostly. They are lower power than old analogue TV.
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Chances are that the amplifier is blocking the 12VDC required to operate the antenna thus rendering it useless


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It is in between the tv and antenna , hope that makes sense .


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The coax plate near your TV with the little button and green light sends 12 volts to your antenna to power it's built in amp. If you installed yours between the plate and antenna you are blocking that 12 volts. If you connected it between the antenna port on the front of that plate and the TV you're ok.

Also open panels and check connectors and trace coax. Mine was wired with the satellite port on the outside wired to the output of a 2way standard splitter. No go from the factory!
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The coax plate near your TV with the little button and green light sends 12 volts to your antenna to power it's built in amp. If you installed yours between the plate and antenna you are blocking that 12 volts. If you connected it between the antenna port on the front of that plate and the TV you're ok.

Also open panels and check connectors and trace coax. Mine was wired with the satellite port on the outside wired to the output of a 2way standard splitter. No go from the factory!


The amp has a electrical plug which gives it 12 volts as well


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Give 12 volts to the PCT amp. The antenna on the roof has its own built in amp that gets 12 volts over the coax from the coax plate I mentioned. If you put anything between that plate and the antenna there's no 12volts to the antenna. When your PCT amp says bi directional it means passing data both ways for cable modems and cable boxes. It does not pass the 12 volts the antenna needs.
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So remove my amps ?


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Old 06-01-2016, 03:40 PM   #27
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Upgrade to HD antenna

I had great success with the wingman add on, however it interfered when lowering it did not clear my roof mount AC. So I returned it to CW.
I then installed the much smaller compact design "Jack" brand HD antenna with great results.
My dilemma now is I have a different TT with plenty of room on the roof for either one.
What has been the results of the Jack vs the Wingman add on.
Any input appreciated. Is one better than the other? The Jack is more compact, just wonder if others have had favorable or unfavorable results with it. Thanks
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Should I upgrade to HD antenna?

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If you are adding the wingman then you only use the amplifier that is in the wall plate. Anything else will only add to your problems.



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Poper, I've got both. The Jack seems to have a wider receive pattern but either seems to work same distance. Just a little easier to point in general direction with the Jack, scan then fine tune.
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Is the amp in the wall plate hidden ? I don't see one .


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