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Old 10-13-2003, 08:08 PM   #1
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Question Best TV Antenna

I need recomendations for a tv antenna for my 67 Globetrotter.
I would prefer not to drill anymore holes in the roof. I have a mast outside. I also need to know the best way to get the wire inside. Any help would be appreciated
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Old 10-13-2003, 11:09 PM   #2
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You could try and find the original Segment type antenna, or just buy a batwing to put on top of the mast if you want to use the tv.
I installed a batwing with teh included amplifier/12V receptacle, and it works very well. I get 15 channels in San Clemente!
The batwing is very light, and you couild fabricate a holder for it to go on your mast.
If you buy the whole kit, then you will have the riser adn inside handle etc, but that would require drilling holes, and routing the antenna wire somehow. ( which you said you did not want to do)
You can stop by any time, I am in Orange. My Airstream is parked in my warehouse.
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Old 10-14-2003, 12:40 AM   #3
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No holes needed.

You might try using the radio antenna that you already have. I get reasonably good TV reception with mine. I had to buy an adapter from Radio Shack so that the Motorola plug (that's the one at the end of your antenna lead - it plugs into the back of the radio in the forward ceiling cabinet) can be adapted to an "F" connector. This allows you to connect the antenna to either a video splitter or selector. From the splitter one lead goes to your TV using standard 75 ohm cable with "F" connectors on each end. The other lead has one "F" connector to attach to the splitter and the other end gets converted back to a Motorola plug to connect your radio. The antenna operates omnidirectional, so you don't have to rotate it. You might want to try doing this first to see how you like it. It's cheap and you won't have to drill any new holes.

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