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Old 09-07-2015, 08:50 AM   #1
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I have a bat wing and will be replacing with a Jack King with SIG. On my older RV i had a power switch for the antenna, on my 2010 Fleetwood Pulse I can not find a power switch for antenna. There is a 12v plug in socket on the cab over bet, right side but that is just 12v for TV or whatever. There is no antenna connector there.

Suggestions where to look? I checked the antenna cable on roof and there is not 12v going to it.
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Do you have a box of many buttons? (Matrix Switch or BOMB) if so then if it's the kind with a power switch that's it.

Also there is one Winegard design that uses a "power inserter" this is small device that looks a bit like a 2-way splitter,,, only the 2nd way is 12 volt leads.. on this kind there is a remote switch.. Somewhere.

Question: Why are you replacing the antenna that continually outperforms all other RV antennas with an inferior product?
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I have a bat wing and will be replacing with a Jack King with SIG. On my older RV i had a power switch for the antenna, on my 2010 Fleetwood Pulse I can not find a power switch for antenna. There is a 12v plug in socket on the cab over bet, right side but that is just 12v for TV or whatever. There is no antenna connector there.
Suggestions where to look? I checked the antenna cable on roof and there is not 12v going to it.
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Do you have a box of many buttons? (Matrix Switch or BOMB) if so then if it's the kind with a power switch that's it.
Also there is one Winegard design that uses a "power inserter" this is small device that looks a bit like a 2-way splitter,,, only the 2nd way is 12 volt leads.. on this kind there is a remote switch.. Somewhere.
Question: Why are you replacing the antenna that continually outperforms all other RV antennas with an inferior product?
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wa8yxm's question is an excellent question.

My 19 year old batwing, (with the $20 Winegard Wingman added), out performs all other antennas I have tried..(including the King Jack).
Winegard GS-WING Wingman HDTV Antenna at TigerDirect.com

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I am replacing my destroyed sensar antenna with a king jack, I have a BOMB and need to know how I wire that instead of the power injector supplied with the king jack ? thanks
for any help you can give
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I am replacing my destroyed sensar antenna with a king jack, I have a BOMB and need to know how I wire that instead of the power injector supplied with the king jack ? thanks
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The King Jack Antenna, (with the power injector for it), is wired exactly the same as the Winegard Sensar antenna, (and the power supply for it)... whether or not you have a BOMB, (box of many buttons), or not.

BTW if you have an existing Winegard power supply in your RV it can be used to power the amp built into the Jack with NO wiring modifications:

WINGARD POWER SUPPLY

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Well the BOMB is your power supply, however the King Controls unit takes two power supplies.. one for the antenna, this is identical to the Winegard and you can just replace the head if you wish no need to change anything else.. the other for the piece of junk "Sure Lock" signal meter. (I say Piece of Junk cause I have a Wineguard Sensar Pro for my signal strength meter) I really recommend you replace with a new Batwing.. You can add the Sensar Pro if you need better performance. I did.
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Well the BOMB is your power supply, however the King Controls unit takes two power supplies.. one for the antenna, this is identical to the Winegard and you can just replace the head if you wish no need to change anything else.. the other for the piece of junk "Sure Lock" signal meter. (I say Piece of Junk cause I have a Wineguard Sensar Pro for my signal strength meter) I really recommend you replace with a new Batwing.. You can add the Sensar Pro if you need better performance. I did.
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X2 on the SensarPro: Winegard SensarPro TV Signal Strength Meter

My 19 year old Wingard batwing, with a Wingman attached and a SensarPro signal finder connected, out performs all of the other OTA antennas I have tried and tested, (including the King Jack), especially for receiving far away digital TV stations.
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I have switched to a King Jack and I'm doubting my decision. I can't prove it but I think my old Wineguard out performed the King Jack.
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I have switched to a King Jack and I'm doubting my decision. I can't prove it but I think my old Winegard out performed the King Jack.
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I have found that my old Winegard batwing DOES outperform the King Jack.... (and I CAN prove it).
In fact I HAVE PROVEN it, (more than once), by parking my coach 30-50 miles from from any digital OTA TV broadcast towers and using my batwing, then replacing the batwing with a new King Jack and comparing the reception of the two.
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I have replaced my old Batwing with a Jack and then replaced it with the new Rayzar Air and added the Sensar Pro power box. I could not add the Wingman to my old batwing without completely re-orienting the base and chose not to do that. Of the three the then 12 year old Batwing was just as good as the new stuff.

The main problem I have is that in state parks with lots of trees, long distance to transmitter, a very good strong signal one moment will completely drop out a second later, pixelate, and such. Me thinks it's just a fact of life with the new digital system. When it's good it's great, when not so good, it's bad.
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