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Old 07-27-2009, 12:51 PM   #29
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Is the flying saucer an attachment for the standard batwing? Is it multidirectional?

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Hey Gene,

It's a stand alone digital antenna. The ranges are identical to the batwing, but I dont have to raise, aim, and forget to lower. It was designed for marine and MOHO use, since it can be used while in motion.

I've only used it camping for a few days, and our Indiana trip, and it seemed to do fine. I miss the analog, because I'd rather watch a weak signal than a blue screen. I had really good reception in Hot Springs Ar, getting all the Little Rock stations, then in Coldwater Ms I got all the Memphis stations (just south of Memphis).

The only concern I have with it is the mount. I have to stabilize the way I mounted it because it wobbles to much for me. Either way, 2400 miles and it's still up there ! lol
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This is the link for the RS 2000 (or at least one I could ind real quick)

RV Antennas - Winegard Roadstar 2000 on Sale
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Old 07-27-2009, 03:17 PM   #31
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Thanks for educating me. Since it's marked down 33%, I guess they're not selling that well.

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Old 07-27-2009, 03:34 PM   #32
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Lol, looks like everything they have is. I bought mine from Solid Signal at regular price lower than that.

I've only seen them on boats and motorhomes, but we like it.
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Old 07-27-2009, 10:40 PM   #33
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I have to ask, are you letting the TV scan for stations? I have found that ours works very well since the digital change over. We live about 120 miles from the transmitters in Los Angeles and pick up the network stations on HD very well. When we go to another location, we have to let the TV re-scan for local stations. If I don't get what I think I should I turn the antenna 90 degrees.
BTW we also get the local stations from San Diego (where we live) and Tijuana. (They're are still analog there).

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I have let the TV do its auto scan. The problem is that in many areas you don't know where the TV towers are. In the analog days you might get a snowy picture in the auto scan, then adjust the antenna for a stronger signal. With digital in a marginal area, you have to have the antenna focused in the direction of the tower. I can tell you this last weekend up in Lasalle Il., moving that antenna rotator knob more than 1-2 inches was enough to get a Chicago station signal or not get one. On the close religious station tower, the antenna could be pointed in any direction and the autoscan would pick up the station. That's why I was going through the manual setup, picking one DTV channel, and slowly rotating the antenna. Problem is trying that technique is pretty time consuming.

I tried to look at other antennas when I was up in Sister Bay Wi. I think no one knew where things were at and we were all pointed different directions.

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Jack: It seemed like a simple answer. (Simple is what I do). My next suggestion is, drop back 5 yards and punt.

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I got those same three stations in Door County that Jack did. You could watch a cartoon, cooking or a travel show or home improvement most of the time. Back at home I have 4 stations in the house and about the same sampling of Create, Outdoors, back to back Frazier eposodes on a lucky time slot...and a plethera of infomercials.

The AS in the drive actually pulls in more channels but the calibre is the same PBS mix with infomercials and the addition of very old reruns and springer type "entertainment" shows.

I'd take analog and pre-subscription tv in a heartbeat if I could turn back time! In stead I have been turning on the tv looking around and then turning it back off. I miss the news, (is there still real or independent new news these days??) weather and lifetime movie channel. Paying for poor, repetitive, duplicate or commercial programming is not much of a step upward, imo.

I went to Radio Shack to inquire of antennas however. I was told an antenna will not bring in more channels than we already receive because of distance. So I would assume it isn't a matter of equipment as much as it is a matter of location to signal. Obviously in some circumstances it can improve what you receive but conversely in others it may not render a single additional channel.

We basically feel that when tv went digital we lost tv for all practical purposes and now rely on the internet and the radio. Movie downloads from Amazon with a single click is the way to go now.
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