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Old 11-01-2015, 06:30 AM   #1
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Sensar signal strength meter with Jack antenna

The previous owner of my motorhome replaced the Sensar head of my TV antenna with a Jack head. I would like to add a signal strength meter. Will the Sensar Pro signal strength meter work with the Jack? Any other suggestions?
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Old 11-05-2015, 02:09 PM   #2
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The previous owner of my motorhome replaced the Sensar head of my TV antenna with a Jack head. I would like to add a signal strength meter. Will the Sensar Pro signal strength meter work with the Jack? Any other suggestions?
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It will.... but for the best possable OTA TV reception get a Winegard Sensar IV replacement head Winegard Sensar IV Antenna Replacement Head with Integrated Wingm..
and use it with the Winegard SensarPro: Winegard RFL-342 TV Signal Meter Sensar Pro
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Old 11-06-2015, 12:42 PM   #3
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I have to agree the Sensar Pro should work with the Jack, it provides the same 12 volts to the head that the Jack's wall plate does..

Many people have replaced the Winegard Sensar II or III that came with their decade old motor home with a Jack and bragged about the improvement in performance.. most of which was due to either having disconnected and re-connected the dirty coax (thus cleaning it) or due to replacing the roof-to-antenna length of coax..

The Sensar IV, is the top peforming RV antenna. bar none, at this time. Adding the Sensar Pro (Which is not an antenna but is part of the "Antenna system" only makes it better

My system Winegard Sensar + wingman (As close to an IV as I can make it) plus Sensar Pro.. outperforms every other antenna in the park, Jack included.
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The previous owner of my motorhome replaced the Sensar head of my TV antenna with a Jack head. I would like to add a signal strength meter. Will the Sensar Pro signal strength meter work with the Jack? Any other suggestions?
I have that exact setup and receive TV stations 68 miles away, north Waco from south Fort Worth Texas. Also get all the local stations off the back side, 30 miles away.
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I have that exact setup and receive TV stations 68 miles away, north Waco from south Fort Worth Texas. Also get all the local stations off the back side, 30 miles away.
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Have you compared the reception of the King Controls Jack antenna with the reception of the Winegard batwing when the RV is parked in the exact same location?
When I did antenna testing with various antennas on the same day from the same campsite found my 19 year old batwing with a Wingman added to be far superior to the 6 other RV antennas I tested, (which included the Jack and a batwing without the Wingman added).
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Have you compared the reception of the King Controls Jack antenna with the reception of the Winegard batwing when the RV is parked in the exact same location?
When I did antenna testing with various antennas on the same day from the same campsite found my 19 year old batwing with a Wingman added to be far superior to the 6 other RV antennas I tested, (which included the Jack and a batwing without the Wingman added).
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The only comparison I made was between the batwing without the wingman and the jack. I did this some years ago when the jack was mounted on a TT. The jack pulled in more stations sitting at my house than the batwing. I tried a wingman on the TT but had clearance issues with a vent or something. I did not check the reception with the wingman. Anyway when I sold the TT I took the jack head off and reinstalled the batwing. When I bought the Motor Home I put the Jack on it. I agree the Sensar IV is better than the Jack and if the Jack fails that will be my replacement. For now the jack is meeting my needs.
The batwing from the MH is installed in the attic of my house and is working great as a back up to Directv.
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The only comparison I made was between the batwing without the wingman and the jack. I did this some years ago when the jack was mounted on a TT. The jack pulled in more stations sitting at my house than the batwing. I tried a wingman on the TT but had clearance issues with a vent or something. I did not check the reception with the wingman. Anyway when I sold the TT I took the jack head off and reinstalled the batwing. When I bought the Motor Home I put the Jack on it. I agree the Sensar IV is better than the Jack and if the Jack fails that will be my replacement. For now the jack is meeting my needs.
The batwing from the MH is installed in the attic of my house and is working great as a back up to Directv.
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Understood
BTW, I too use a batwing in the attic of my house for OTA TV reception.
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