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Old 02-09-2013, 02:19 AM   #31
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After I ripped of my antenna off of my last camper for the second time, I switched to the Jack antenna and I was pleased with it. Compared to my new camper the Jack antenna ran circles aroung this new one. I believe this is due to bad connections an I have been reading on the forum!!
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:18 AM   #32
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thats good. i would prefer the better antenna to a amplifier. (not that i don't want both).

when we camp in TN, we are on the fringe for several (all) the stations. the add on strip helps enough to be noticed on a signal strength meter.
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All RV antennas have internal amplifies. The Winegard Sensar antennas have the actual amplifier in the white plastic box that contains the bat wing VHF elements and a ROUND UHF antenna that fits in the white box. Inside the UHF loop sits the signal amplifier circuitry. The wall plate IS NOT the amplifier; it is the power supply FOR the amplifier on the roof. It also serves to switch the TV1 and TV2 outputs on the plate from the roof antenna to the CABLE connection outside the camper.

The Wingman leading UHF elements "focus" the incoming UHF signal ONTO the loop antenna. EACH UHF cross bar increases the gain of the antenna by each succeeding element. The more elements, the more gain from the stack.

In this antenna, the swept back elements are the VHF elements and the vertical bars and short 90 degree blades are for UHF signals. The short bars increase the gain of the signal and the vertical bars collect it and send it down the wire to the tuner.

If you want to use the Wingman, but it does not fit due to an obstruction, you can saw off up to one element off the end and it will still work; just have less range.
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