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Old 11-02-2014, 12:07 PM   #1
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Winegard wingman antenna booster ???

Is anyone out there in Airstream land using the wingman antenna add on to improve their TV reception ???? I was thinking of getting one to try out in hopes of an improvement. Camping World offers them at a reasonable price but would like to hear if it's a worthwhile consideration.

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Old 11-02-2014, 12:14 PM   #2
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I have been using one for several years. It does aid in picking up weak stations here in Texas where we are often in a deep fringe area.

Where the bare antenna is doesn't care which face faces the station, it does make a difference when the Wingman is added. The side with the Wingman needs to point at the station to get the most benefit. I would buy one again.

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Old 11-02-2014, 12:30 PM   #3
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Check out the "new" antenna from Winegard. It looks like a "home plate". It is HD and receives from both sides. I have had good luck with it.
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Old 11-07-2014, 02:39 PM   #4
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There is also the Jack antenna head which replaces the Wingard head on the end of the extension. Which one is best? My AS has an aluminum cradle so I'm not sure of how these devices would lay in the cradle.

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Old 11-07-2014, 02:47 PM   #5
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The Wingman is not a booster per se, it's an additional antenna element that's tailored toward reception in the UHF spectrum, where many more mainstream stations are broadcasting after the changeover to the DTV standard than they were before. The regular batwing has included a signal amplifier for a long time, though I don't know what year that became standard.

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Old 11-09-2014, 02:29 PM   #6
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It didn't do a thing for me except causing the unit to vibrate more in stiff winds so I removed it.

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