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Old 08-05-2012, 06:58 AM   #1
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just got a 2001 GBM class A, need an idea for an dig. TV antenna, the previous owner replaced the Bat wing with a crank up dish, don't want to remove it in case i want to get the service down the road.
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:12 AM   #2
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Here is one idea.


King Controls Jack OA-8200 Aerial Mount HD Antenna with SureLock Single Finder White (OA8200) from Solid Signal
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That "Jack' antenna is good one, I replaced my old Batwing with one last year. The only difference is I just bought the anntena, which bolts right on to the old crank up used by the Batwing....works great!
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Old 08-05-2012, 12:09 PM   #4
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That "Jack' antenna is good one, I replaced my old Batwing with one last year. The only difference is I just bought the anntena, which bolts right on to the old crank up used by the Batwing....works great!
I've got an old bat i wouldnt mind replacing....
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You do not need a "digital antenna" to get over the air digital HD signal.

I am replacing my Concord with the Jack because the trees kept eating the wings on the Concord.
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Old 08-05-2012, 12:45 PM   #6
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the dish is in place of batwing, i don't want to remove it, need an idea for an other antenna
also have a couple of ques tans, my EM is alfredcarbone@gmail.com
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I've got an old bat i wouldnt mind replacing....
A lot of folks buy the hype that the jack is better than the batwing. Testing shows that it is.. HOWEVER

That is when compared to the Sensar II

If you add a Wingman to teh Sensar II, making it into an Sensar III then it's as good as the Jack.. I have only one complaint about the Sensar III and that is the lack of a full 360 Degree rotation,,, I know how to fix that and may some day. (Requires I fabricate some stuff)

And if you upgrade yet again by adding the Sensar PRO.. You will have the system I have.. I do not think the Jack is as good.
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the dish is in place of batwing, i don't want to remove it, need an idea for an other antenna
also have a couple of ques tans, my EM is alfredcarbone@gmail.com
Then the Jack would be a good option since it does come with it's own roof mount and amplifier.

Those that just want to replace their antenna and keep the old batwing crank up, you can just buy the Jack antenna for about $40.
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I do not think the Jack is as good.
I replaced my Sensar III while camping in central FL last year and picked up 9 more channels without even turning it. That's my experience anyway.
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The previous owner probably wanted to prevent adding a second hole to the roof, so swaping the Bat Wing for a Crank-up Sat Dish was a good idea, especially if he/she subscribed to DistantNetworkService (network TV on your dish)

So if you have this: Click image for larger version

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Crank-Up Satellite Dish with Digital Magic - Winegard

However, the side walls of a typical RV are no obstacle to the signal, so you could just put a cheap digital antennea inside your rig somewhere
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I installed a Jack on a command vehicle from scratch. The installation was easy enough and the performance astonished both the Sheriff and I. With 25 years of experience with the crank up antenna I was surpriesed how well the Jack performs. It seems to have a wider beam than the added yagi on the crank up which will sometimes let you see more channels without turning. In any case both are excellent choices but I can guarantee I would look at the Jack again in an instant. Come to think of it, I have another command vehicle coming up to install. It is fun to drill holes in new RV's. Love my job.
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A lot of folks buy the hype that the jack is better than the batwing. Testing shows that it is.. HOWEVER

That is when compared to the Sensar II

If you add a Wingman to teh Sensar II, making it into an Sensar III then it's as good as the Jack.. I have only one complaint about the Sensar III and that is the lack of a full 360 Degree rotation,,, I know how to fix that and may some day. (Requires I fabricate some stuff)

And if you upgrade yet again by adding the Sensar PRO.. You will have the system I have.. I do not think the Jack is as good.
Man,i am sorry,that was a joke,i was talking about the wife being an old bat.but again was kidding
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Will an Antenna Pros AX-909g2 work, seems to have very good consumer reviews, thanks
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I put the Wingman on our antenna. Worked wonders so I'm not looking to replace it anytime soon.
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