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Old 06-30-2015, 09:52 PM   #1
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2015 Antenna

Anyone getting poor reception with their 2015 new type antenna? Ours is not nearly as good as our 2008 was.
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Old 06-30-2015, 10:41 PM   #2
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We have the same issue with our 2015 Flying Cloud 25FB. The new stationary "flying saucer" television antenna does not do nearly as well as the old crank-up antenna on our 2005 Safari 25FB.

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Old 07-01-2015, 12:27 AM   #3
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I have found that there is a much larger sensitivity issue with different radios than different antennae. I haven't gotten around to doing anything with the original Motorola AM-FM radio/8-track, mainly because I have a couple of old portable radios (battery-operated, with AC cords too) kicking around. One even has an electronic tuner and CD player in it, but I found that the much older Pioneer one (AM-FM AC-DC cassette radio) has many times more sensitivity than the CD radio one.

They both worked, sitting in the TT on a shelf by the window, but I could literally get ten times more stations on the Pioneer.

And to bring the Pioneer into the 21st Century, I plugged a "media transmitter" into the 12V socket near the radio, and it now happily plays many hours of my CD collection in MP-3 format.

The "media transmitter" amounts to a unit with a 'cigar lighter' style main body on one end, and a small screen to display the activity, and a few controls on the other end. This one plays SD cards, USB drives, and has a stereo mini socket to play anything else connected to it. Cost me something like 6 bucks, including postage.

So, the media player runs on 12V, takes my music and allows me to select different songs (with a tiny remote control would you believe) then transmits it to my old Pioneer cassette radio in amazing fidelity on the FM band.

Someday, I WILL get around to rebuilding the old Motorola, but I'm in no rush just now.
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Old 07-01-2015, 05:13 AM   #4
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Everyone is having television reception issues with the new flying saucer tv antenna.
Fix one problem (noisy air conditioner), anothe one crops up.
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Old 07-01-2015, 06:49 AM   #5
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I have a 2015 FC 20' and we still have a crank up that works great. The radio is a Clarion unit that also works for surround sound that works great. Do they typically have such a spread across the same line? I could see different in an International or Classic, but to have different stuff in a Flying Cloud seems strange...And we have no ducted air.
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Old 07-01-2015, 08:05 AM   #6
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The "flying saucer" Is a much cheaper device then the old wind up. It also sits lower then the AC unit and in general is not very good.

The general consensus is to upgrade it to something like the Jack King antenna

KING Jackā„¢ with Mount & Built-in Signal Meter | KING Mobile Satellite Dish for RVs and Trucks

I intend to have this install the next time my AS is in for warranty work, which is about 2 weeks away!!
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Old 07-01-2015, 09:19 AM   #7
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The "flying saucer" Is a much cheaper device then the old wind up. It also sits lower then the AC unit and in general is not very good.

The general consensus is to upgrade it to something like the Jack King antenna

KING Jackā„¢ with Mount & Built-in Signal Meter | KING Mobile Satellite Dish for RVs and Trucks

I intend to have this install the next time my AS is in for warranty work, which is about 2 weeks away!!

We are considering the same antenna upgrade. When you get your Jack King installed and tried out, please let us know how you like it.

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Old 07-01-2015, 09:52 AM   #8
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Airstream should've gone with the Jack setup instead of their current choice.

Looking at some photos of 2015 roofs they mount the antenna centerline. If the Jack is installed you have to drill through the roof to the interior ceiling. Is the AC ducting in the way?

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There is a decent comparison test out there by an engineer. I wouldn't bother with the Jack. The Wineguard Sensar is superior. For that matter my old Braund is probably better.
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Old 07-02-2015, 08:28 AM   #10
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This issue has really got me frosted. We are on our property we have been coming to for nine years with our other two Airstreams, '05 and '08. We got loads of stations with the crank up Wineguards and nothing with this new one and we are 90 miles from Chicago. Really disappointing. How they could put something like this on
the new ones is beyond me. It's a piece of crap. Sorry. Hope they make this good when we bring in for service at factory.
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Old 07-02-2015, 09:35 AM   #11
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There is a decent comparison test out there by an engineer. I wouldn't bother with the Jack. The Wineguard Sensar is superior. For that matter my old Braund is probably better.
I was considering the King Jack for our 2016 which is on order. Do you have a link for the comparison test? Others on this forum have recommended the King Jack, but I'm not to excited about drilling a larger hole in the roof of a new Airstream. Just wondering what other choices are available that would be easier to install.
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I came across it on a WOODALLS or IRV2 thread on this subject. Try Google.
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Batman vs Batwing vs Jack: the results.

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Airstream should've gone with the Jack setup instead of their current choice.

Looking at some photos of 2015 roofs they mount the antenna centerline. If the Jack is installed you have to drill through the roof to the interior ceiling. Is the AC ducting in the way?

Kelvin
Not if you place the Jack in the center of the roof. I have done 3 on '15 Airstreams and the ducting runs along the sides, not directly in the center of the trailer to allow for the installation of the skylights.
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