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Old 01-18-2011, 08:03 AM   #11
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How does this "king controls" antenna get power?
Do you simply just change the antenna head up on the
mast and that's all??
Dan,

The King's antenna is a direct replacement for the Winegard head you have up there now. It gets its power from the existing Winegard wall plate just like the one you have there.

AS to TV stations, remember the thread where I talked about digital stations being "directional" and the UHF/VHF digital stations still need your old antenna to be "aimed". Once you put the Wingman or the King's Control antenna on, ALL digital stations become directional. The "Arrow" of the the Winegard and King's control antenna MUST point to the tower for best reception. Find that bearing for each station you want to watch.

Try using www.antennaweb.org to get the "bearing" to the transmission tower. I made a compass for the crank handle as shown in a related thread and it works GREAT.

Also attached is what the web site will produce. Also click on the "street level" button for a "visual" indication of where the antenna should point using road map or Google Earth type pictures of your camp site. I had no luck trying to create a "picture" of that result to post.
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:08 AM   #12
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I have pretty good luck with doing a channel search every 120 degrees.
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:21 AM   #13
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Since every channel has its own bearing, that technique (which served you well in the past I am sure) would be extremely time consuming with today's digital signals. (Unless there are only one or two available in your area). See the attached PDF of stations in my area. There are over 30 available, most with unique headings for pixel free reception.
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:06 AM   #14
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au contraire, that is the method that I use now. I might be missing a few channels, but can pick up a bunch.....something like 23 with my camper sitting in the driveway. I was so impressed with the reception, that I decided to go OTA in my house and I am now disconnected from cable. Got to tell ya, the picture is much better OTA than cable.......and I have had neighbors comment on that, also.

I cannot pick up as many channels on my home TV....something like 21. My home antennae does not rotate, but has something like a 75% directional beam width. I am picking up channels from 75 miles away with a small mountain in the way.....not too shabby.

1 interesting note, is that my Winegard with Wingman picked up a 2 channels that were on the backside of the antennae from my aim point. That is why I like the 120 degree channel search method. I figure it might pick up some channels from the backside also, giving me a search every 60 degrees with 3 twists of the antennae ring.
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Old 01-21-2011, 08:16 PM   #15
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KyDan: I had the same concern about power. The Jack uses the same power supply as the Wineguard. Just connect the coax that was connected to the Wineguard and turn on the antenna switch. There is a LED on the Jack that will light, I can see it from the ground. The Jack also comes with a power supply and power injector for those that don't have a Wineguard.
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Here's another transmitter map website:

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Wingman

We used the Wingman all of last season. We received channels in area where other campers were receiving none, not just on a part time basis but all the time while we were camped in these areas.

In our homestate campground we go to it improved the channel selection.

Turned out to be a good mod for us.

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