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Old 04-26-2012, 01:19 AM   #15
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If your outside antenna is basically sound but just needs the digital upgrade wing it is worth fixing IMO. This is what I did and it works well in most areas. I get about 35 channels at my house.
Also don't forget to hang a note on your steering wheel reminding you the antenna is up. I have a commercial one thar has a small chain on it with a clip so I can attech it to the wheel. It was in the MH when I bought it.

The results of the antenna and overpasses colliding are not in your favor.
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:59 PM   #16
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Preamp,
The upper end of the spectrum was reused, the digital channels I believe are in a lower part, betweern the old channel 2 and the regular ones.

One could look it up, but me too lazy now.

Anyway, the batwing has a built in preamp that was made with parts that were noisy in nature, combined with age they need to be cranked up and one must hope.

Available now are 30 plus DB preamps that are 120 vac powered, they can be easily modified for 12 volt use.

You can add one of these and it gets much better, ours in our front yard with brand new tv got garbage for reception, added the amp and w get everything without lifting the wing, great investment of $30.00
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Preamp,
The upper end of the spectrum was reused, the digital channels I believe are in a lower part, between the old channel 2 and the regular ones.

One could look it up, but me too lazy now.

Anyway, the batwing has a built in preamp that was made with parts that were noisy in nature, combined with age they need to be cranked up and one must hope.

Available now are 30 plus DB preamps that are 120 vac powered, they can be easily modified for 12 volt use.

You can add one of these and it gets much better, ours in our front yard with brand new tv got garbage for reception, added the amp and w get everything without lifting the wing, great investment of $30.00
If your batwing amplifier is noisy, upgrade to a Sensar IV head. But you can get good results with a Sensar III and a Wingman attachment. The digital channels are on the high VHF and UHF channels, the lower channels below channel seven were the ones that were re-purposed for other uses.
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HI,

I use the Wineard Batwing Antenna that came with the coach and added a Wingman to it and it works great.

Keep in mind that positioning of the antenna is very critical as you can be a hair off and no signal.

Get the Wingman to attach to your exiating antenna at CW and you'll be set to go.

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