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Old 04-29-2012, 11:32 AM   #1
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Anyone try the wingman antenna booster...does out improve reception?
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:48 AM   #2
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On my camper it works great. Weak channels that previously pixelated often now come in with very little pixelation.

Make sure you have about 10" of clearance on the non-post side of your antennae. Some people have experienced clearance problems in the down position.
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:03 PM   #3
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Thanks it seemed like for the price it would be worth a try.I will check the clearance before ordering
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Have used it on our last 2 campers, greatly improved reception. It took me longer to climb up the ladder than it did to put it on.
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:46 PM   #5
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Winegard Wingman UHF Antenna Booster

Has lots of great links and explains why it works so well.
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I purchased one and put it on last week. I'm in a good area for reception and got 3 more channels without even turning the antennae.
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The Wingman does the job. I also just added the Winegard SensarPro Signal Meter which works great and also enhances TV reception. We went out of state where we didn't know what direction or channels were available, and with the signal meter you just turn the antenna around to the strongest signal, then turn on the tv and do a channel scan. I'm impressed and happy with the purchase from C.W.
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We have had a Wingman since they first came out, and we have picked up channels when other people without one could not. It does seem like it makes the antenna directional tho.
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:32 AM   #9
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Anyone try the wingman antenna booster...does out improve reception?
I've put mine on there when reception was marginal and it made a difference.
One important caveat---
See the photo below that Lou posted??
Well, on MY roof there is a refrigerator roof vent in the exact spot where
the wingman sits down when the antenna is lowered.
I can't leave mine on there with the antenna down.

I don't use it unless absolutely necessary and then I have to go on the roof
and "install" it using industrial size rubber bands.
But if momma want's to see her favorite show and it's dropping out-- up on
the roof I go!

You might want to go look at your roof and see if there is an obstruction
next to your antenna in the lowered position.
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We have had a Wingman since they first came out, and we have picked up channels when other people without one could not. It does seem like it makes the antenna directional tho.
Yes, sir; without it the UHF part of the antenna is just a loop in the floor plate of the circuit board in the amp and thus "omnidirectional." The wingman acts like a "lens" focusing and thereby boosting the UHF signal onto that loop. This will make it directional for those signals. Your VHF reception (the bat wings) are already directional for VFH stations. If the wings are like arms the white box is the nose and must be pointed at the station's broadcast towers. With the Wingman the "arrow" points to the station's tower.
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