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Old 07-13-2012, 01:48 PM   #1
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Project: Extending the TV Antenna Mast

Project: Extending the TV Antenna Mast

Well, as I spoke of in the “Giving the old KIT a TV antenna” post, back in 2008, I installed a Winegard Dipole Antenna on the side of my camper for my TV installation.

It has served me well, but has always had problems with DTV signals if the camper was offloaded and someone moved into the site next to me because the neighboring rig would partially block the antenna because of it’s limited height.

So, when I started losing TV signals again, I finally spent the $3 and bought the extra PVC pipe pieces I needed and made a removable extension piece to help raise the antenna up enough that it would cleanly clear neighboring RVs.



With the help of the AntennaWeb App for Android that I have on my HTC Thunderbolt, I repositioned my antenna for maximum signal strength and now my shows no longer stutter when I watch them .
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Now that's the kind of fix I like. Simple and enexpensive.
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Where did you put your Yagi WiFi antenna?
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I have often posted "Height is Might" in your case, more so.

By the way, I added the wingman and sensar pro to the basic dipole, "Batwing". made a big and I mean BIG! difference.
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I have often posted "Height is Might" in your case, more so.

By the way, I added the wingman and sensar pro to the basic dipole, "Batwing". made a big and I mean BIG! difference.
OK, I'll bite. What is wingman and sensar pro?

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The antenna I have was branded and marked as being an HD antenna when I got it. So, far it has been doing a stellar job, I get 30 channels at my home park without the use of a booster, I just had problems with signal loss on some channels when I would get neighbors, the little extra extension gets the antenna up higher than their rigs and with my current neighbor, even a little higher than his crank up winegard.
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