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Old 01-17-2022, 07:56 PM   #1
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Antena Digital TV Antennas Free channels

I have a Winegard Batwing Amplified RV antenna on my older 5er

https://www.amazon.com/Winegard-RV-3...2458514&sr=8-9
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Are these about the best for free Digital antenna TV stations?


I not up on any of the newer gizmo antennas
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Old 01-17-2022, 08:16 PM   #2
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Very common, and very capable, TV antenna setup. There are others with superior claims but our Batwing works great. If you dont have one, a Winegard Wingman add on can help.

Also, make sure that you have an operable 12V booster supplying the antenna head. This provides a 12V power source to the antenna internals to amplify the received signal down to your TV.
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Old 01-17-2022, 08:58 PM   #3
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Also, make sure that you have an operable 12V booster supplying the antenna head. This provides a 12V power source to the antenna internals to amplify the received signal down to your TV.

That is part of the whole Winegard Batwing antenna



I need a signal strength meter.


I had one built into my old analog to digital box with for the old non digital TV. It was a tone with bar graph on the TV screen , while you move around the antenna. worked great.


Seems like these new flat screen TVs would have a built in signal strength meter. My three newer TVs dont have a built in signal meter,,, that I can figure out
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That is part of the whole Winegard Batwing antenna



I need a signal strength meter.


I had one built into my old analog to digital box with for the old non digital TV. It was a tone with bar graph on the TV screen , while you move around the antenna. worked great.


Seems like these new flat screen TVs would have a built in signal strength meter. My three newer TVs dont have a built in signal meter,,, that I can figure out
I have yet to run into a digital TV that didn't have a signal strength meter built in. Each set is different but I'd bet you can find it under menu, then maybe settings, or channel set up, or something similar.

Which model TV do you have?
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The batwing is as good as antennas get. I use the antenna point app and position the bat wings 90 degrees to the distant stations I want. At times you need to tweek the rotation by a degree or so to get a clear signal. Close stations come in regardless of how you position the antenna.
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I have yet to run into a digital TV that didn't have a signal strength meter built in. Each set is different but I'd bet you can find it under menu, then maybe settings, or channel set up, or something similar.

Which model TV do you have?

I cant find a signal strength meter built in it on a samsung, a LG and a Vizio


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I agree that the batwing works pretty darn good.

At one point I was contemplating changing to a King Jack and actually bought one but decided to test it at the house first, we were using a OTA antenna for local stations and I had a ~20' mount, which was much higher then the RV. The Jack antenna did not get any more channels so I kept the the batwing.


Some TV's don't have a convenient signal meter. At the house I have an OTA antenna in the attic, I used a small TV with signal meter to set it up. The TLC tv I'm watching as I type does have a signal meter but it is only visible when I check the channel info, it appears in the lower left hand corner for about ~30 seconds as the information is displayed, would not be of much help in trying to aim an antenna.
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Any TV antenna will receive digital or analog TV signals. The digital part in in the TV receiver. Still the best RV antenna is the Winegard Sensar IV which has the wing man attachment. These beat all the other antennas for distant stations.

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They work so well I even use one on my S&B. It beats some really large antennas.
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