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Old 08-09-2013, 01:47 PM   #1
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Winegard Batwing Antenna Component

I have a Winegard Batwing antenna that does not receive TV signals. I have checked the amplifier and it is working, I also tried a brand new coax but still do not receive a signal. I have ordered a new head and hope that solves the problem. I do however have a question about one additional component. There is a plastic box about 1-1/2'" square that is mounted to one of the arms on the antenna. It has a cable coming through the roof and going into the box. I removed the 4 screws holding the cover and inside is a small can (electronic device, maybe a resistor or capacitor soldered too a small board).
My motorhome is a 2001 GBM Cruisemaster so I assume the antenna assembly is original. When I look up parts list for newer versions there is no mention of this device, Can anyone tell me what this is and what it does?


2001 Cruisemaster/300 Cat
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Old 08-09-2013, 06:04 PM   #2
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Not exactly sure, but that thing attached to the arm may be the switch that activates a light or dinger if you start your ignition and the antenna has not been retracted.
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