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Old 04-12-2010, 02:01 PM   #1
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Post New! King Controls "The Jack" Off-Air Digital Replacement Antenna

CRYSTAL CLEAR HDTV
With crystal clear reception of all VHF and UHF digital HDTV signals, the JACK antenna offers a much broader reception range than traditional RV antennas. Additionally, the JACK antenna provides greatly enhanced UHF reception where over 80% of the new digital channels are now broadcast. You get completely uncompressed high-definition TV signals for the absolute best picture quality available today.

SIMPLE INSTALLATION
Easily replace your existing Sensar® antenna in just 5 minutes without any special tools. The JACK mounts to the existing antenna mast with 2 removable pins. The JACK is 70% smaller and requires no additional roof space for installation. The built-in signal amplifier works with your existing antenna power switch or can be used with the provided power supply if replacing a non-amplified antenna. An indicator light shows when the amplifier is powered.

REPLACE YOUR SENSAR® WITH A JACK ANTENNA TODAY!
• 70% smaller and provides better reception
• Can be installed without hitting the AC or roof vent
• Designed for new digital signals
• Aerodynamic for less wind resistance
• Amplified with included power supply
• 5-minute retrofit to existing Sensar™ mount
• Diagnostic light to indicate +12 volt power to antenna
• 12 1/2 inches long, 16 1/2 inches wide and 2 inches high

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Old 04-16-2010, 08:00 PM   #2
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This looks like something I would like to get!
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Old 04-17-2010, 03:28 AM   #3
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Has anyone done or seen a comparison between the Jack and the Wingman? Just wondering if there is enough difference to make it worth a change.
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Old 04-22-2010, 07:53 AM   #5
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I just saw these and we haven't put an analog to digital converter box in our coach yet because we generally use our satellite dish. I would like to have local stations when we get into an area. I don't have room in my overhead compartments for a converter box so I haven't purchased one yet.

Does anyone know if you still need a converter box with this new antenna or does it replace the analog to digital converter box. Mike.
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The TV needs a converter box no matter what kind of an antenna you use. The over the air signal is digital and the TV is analog. That's where the conversion must take place.
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The TV needs a converter box no matter what kind of an antenna you use. The over the air signal is digital and the TV is analog. That's where the conversion must take place.
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The only comparison I've seen is King Control's web page.. which of course is a biased source so I won't quote it.

I would like to hear from users, both kinds (Happy/Unhappy)

I'm kind of wondering what's up where I"m at.. One station here is still on VHF (12) and I can not see them.. I've watched them in the past from this park, but now I get solid ZEROS on my DTV-Pal. AS THE CROW FLIES.. I'm perhaps 30-35 miles from the transmitter and I can't see it

100 miles away I can see a UHF transmitter but 30-35 miles on VHF is kind of like my back pocket.. I mean I do that kind of millage with the antenna on my mirror and a 50 watt transmitter and they are running kilowatts and not reaching me. Something is strange in VHF land.
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Wonder if it will fit on other brands of antenna mounts. I've got a Concorde (Braun) motorized antenna now.
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I have now seen a "User Comparison" it's not scientific but user (in another RV forum) basically said that when he compared it to his Batwing No difference

I do not know if he had the wingman on his batwing

I may (some day when I can afford it) get one.. The reason has to do with cheap coax.
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Old 05-03-2010, 08:55 AM   #11
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Jack Antenna

We have an open house at the local RV dealer today and my wife and I will be there to support our RV club and hope to interest a few new members.

One of the vendors is a rep for the Jack Digital antenna. I am going to pin him to the wall on the design and claim of "better" antenna. Where I live we have 2 or 3 digital stations and I want to test the claim of better reception. I upgraded the TV in our 2007 Itasca to a DC analog/digital type TV and did a search for stations in our area. Landed just 2 or 3 as I said and I want to see if the "Jack" will do any better as I know there are some more digital transponders way up north.

I'll try to let you know later...
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Jack will be in later in the week

I bought the Jack antenna today at the show. They were sold out and it will be in later in the week. I plan to roll the RV out of the barn we keep it in, place the Jack on the ladder rack and use an AB switch in side the rig. I want to see if Jack will pull in more signals than my Bat Wing and then I'll point them North to see if I can get signals from up north. More later....
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I got a couple more signals

So, I parked my RV in front of the house, out of the metal barn where we keep it. I put the Batwing up and I put the Jack on the ladder rack. There pulled in the the same signals. I then put the Jack up on the poles I had so it would be as high as the Batwing and away from the metal of the ladder. I got 2 new digital and 2 new analog signals. I am convinced that I have an improvement in received signals. It was a lot easier to install the Jack than it was to remove the Batwing antenna. I'll keep mine.

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Old 05-11-2010, 04:07 PM   #14
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the antenna that was on my M/H has been removed and the cable cut. will the jack still work if i put it on a pole and attach it to the ladder or do i need to find a regular antenna for the roof of the M/H?
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