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Dennis Smith

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I am tired of my bat wing antenna, what is my best option for a television antenna that is up all the time. I don't mine pushing the button to turn on the amp but would like a permant antenna. Any sugestions, thanks ahead of time for all the help I receive on the RV.net

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Posted: 07/20/12 04:04pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wine grad makes a Bat Wing that can be powered up.


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Posted: 07/20/12 04:08pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

YOu can put a residential style antennae on your RV but it's gonna get hung up in trees as you travel down the road if it's up all the time.


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Posted: 07/20/12 04:38pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

skipnchar wrote:

YOu can put a residential style antennae on your RV but it's gonna get hung up in trees as you travel down the road if it's up all the time.


Speaking of getting hung up in trees...I seen a batwing last weekend with a limb hanging from it. The people had their sat. antenna damaged by a storm. In the haste of moving out of a flooded spot, they forgot to pull their batwing down before pulling out of the spot. Two antennas bit the dust...

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Here on the East side of the US we get pretty good reception using the BATWING antenna with the UHF add-on adapter.

We get 6-36 Digital stations just about everywhere we go to. In the higher up locations I have picked up as many as 80-90 digital stations.

All of these new digital stations are full screen high def digital television broadcast stations. Sure does beat the quality of pictures we get using the DirecTv SAT Receiver and Cable hook-ups at campgrounds.

We are using a 22-inch high definition VIZIO LCD TV set in our POPUP and our BATWING antenna is up on a antenna pole we have to setup on the side of our OFF-ROAD POPUP when we setup camp.

Pehaps you are still trying to use the older TV setups with an digital converter box. Move a HDTV from the house out to the trailer for a test and see if that doesn't help you out if you are still using the older analog TV with a digital converter box..

Using my VIZIO 22-ing HDTV ready LCD TV is works like a champ picking up the new digital broadcast channels using the OTA BATWING antenna. I do have to move the BATWING antenna to point to the local station that are transmitting the new digital transmissions. I also have turn on the pushbutton to power-up the BATWING preamplifier as well as select ANTENNA from the TV menu and SCAN in the digital CBS-ABC-BNC-FOX-PBS stations into the 22-inch VIZIO LCD TV. I dont know of any antenna you can purchase that will get you away from the process to tune-in OTA local digital HDTV signals.

It jumps to life after the scan completes. I have to do this procedure at every different locations we go to.

Works great for us on the east side of the US but I have heard since the towns are more separated on the west side of the US that this may be more difficult to pull in digital stations.

I have heard from other users that maybe the JACK antenna is better than the BATWING but the same process is required to use the JACK antenna.

We love our full screen High Definition Digital local TV reception using our OTA BATWING antenna setup.


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My batwing works good. I just want a system that I don't have to extend the antenna when we get to a camp site. I like the KISS system. Kids want to get me a gift and I am looking at antennas.

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If you are wanting to get a unit that you don't have to crank up and down everytime, then I would go with the JACK by King Controls.


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My TH came with the Winegard RS-2000 RoadStar;
http://www.winegard.com/sensar/roadstar.php

It works really well for us. No up, no down, and no turning. Push the button for the amplifier and program your television. It is that simple and the reception is as good as our friends around us.


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