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Old 03-22-2017, 06:01 PM   #1
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Wingman antenna

i just installed a wingman antenna to my present wineguard crank up roof antenna. it was a very simple installation by just using the pushin plastic
inserts that came with the antenna.

my question is will this be secure enough in a good strong wind? the enclosed
instructions tell you to just attach it with the plastic push in inserts.

should i tighten the screws that are inside the plastic inserts? the instructions
were pretty brief and not very in depth? i just dont want to lose it in a good
strong wind? i am thinking maybe i should attach it with some washers and
nut and bolts to hold it more securely in place??

also was wondering if everyone that installed the wingman antenna was
pleased and happy with it? i did not notice very much difference with it
than without it? in fact after i installed it seems like i get less channels
with it than i did before i installed it?? i got 21 channel prior to installation
and only 19 channels after installation? i did do a new channel search after
installation. maybe it depends on weather conditions for a difference in the amount of channels received? thanks for any input and info.

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Old 03-22-2017, 07:20 PM   #2
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I have installed one, did it per the instructions no problems hangs in there fine. As far as the channels it makes the antenna more directional so there's a possibility you won't get as many but the picture should be better.

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Old 05-13-2017, 04:31 PM   #3
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I looked at getting a wingman some time ago. Every review site was about 50/50 whether they were worth it or not,so I bought a Jack and replaced the whole unit. I have not regretted my decision.
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Cheap addon so I did it on the '02 DSDP. Not sure it helped but it didn't hurt either.
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I guess it depends on what area you are in. In the area I primarily use my coach in, the wingman helped a great deal. I just replaced the whole head on mine because it was only a few bucks more than the wingman. It can make a difference if you get a channel or not in my area. Money well spent in my opinion.
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Old 05-16-2017, 07:01 AM   #6
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We have been in winds up to 20 mph, according to my accurite weather station, and have experienced no issues. In any higher sustained wind speeds I would lower my antenna. As far as reception is concerned, our is much improved though as per another post you may have to adjust your antenna direction.
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I have been very impressed with the Wingman addition. Most extreme example I can think of is picking up Amarillo TV stations at the bottom of Palo Duro canyon. Folks with other antennas were not able to pick up anything. And we had winds in excess of 50mph at our last stop and I didn't notice any issues with the antenna. Maybe I should go check!

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