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Tom_M

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Posted: 12/20/21 05:07am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

RLS7201 wrote:

Ah, now we know why your new antenna out performed the Wingard antenna.
Most trailer manufactures do NOT put amplified antennas in as OEM.
You replaced an unamplified antenna with an amplified antenna.
My amplified Wingard receives 60-90 mile signals, depending on location and elevation.

Richard
From what I've seen, most manufactures are using the Jack antenna which is amplified. The OP is using a Winegard but doesn't say what model. The most popular is the Sensar series (aka batwing) which usually is amplified. If the OP's is not a Sensar IV his results make sense. I have both a Jack and a Sensar IV. The Jack works fairly well but does poorly for VHF channels.


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Posted: 12/20/21 10:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Winegard is powered antenna.

I didn't think to look at broadcast frequencies to see if it's struggling with VHF vs UHF. Elevation is a big one. For short stays, the onboard antenna should usually be fine, but we're here for several months.

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