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Old 07-10-2014, 12:36 PM   #1
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Winegard Rayzar or Jack OA-8000 ????

Any comments on either of these? Which would pull in the most stations? Thanks, Don
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Where are you going to mount them? The Rayzar is a panel antenna intended for indoor use, and isn't going to do much more than old-fashioned rabbit ears. The OA-8000 is an outdoor antenna intended to fit on the mast of a Winegard Sensar. It will work better than the Rayzar but not as well as the Sensar that your trailer had from the factory.
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Where are you going to mount them? The Rayzar is a panel antenna intended for indoor use, and isn't going to do much more than old-fashioned rabbit ears. The OA-8000 is an outdoor antenna intended to fit on the mast of a Winegard Sensar. It will work better than the Rayzar but not as well as the Sensar that your trailer had from the factory.
Winegard has (at least) 2 Rayzar products now... the flexible window-mount thing you mentioned, and the "Rayzar Air" which is a flat-ish amplified outdoor antenna that mounts on a mast (or perhaps includes one).

I'm curious about your comment on the JACK antenna's performance. I've looked for reliable comparisons between them and haven't really found anything, but I haven't looked in a while. Have you seen a good comparison somewhere?
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Any comments on either of these? Which would pull in the most stations? Thanks, Don
I have a Rayzar that I use at home in case I lose cable TV in a storm (the cable company might have a power outage even though my home doesn't lose power; it's happened before). It pulls in about 18 stations in the New Orleans metro area. Fewer than my Airstream Interstate's antenna draws in, actually; the Airstream's antenna picks up 22 stations at last count. But the Rayzar is lightweight, and lays flat so it doesn't take up much room to store it, so it makes a good backup to another antenna.
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I have the jack antenna that has its own rotating base mount. The original mast was long gone, so I mounted this antenna last month. Really happy with the reception, has an LED strength indicator on the base that allows you to find the strongest signal.





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I have a like new Rayzar that I never use... Cheap! If anyone is interested


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