Originally Posted by norty1
For starters, I look at the other rigs with antennas up and start with the same general direction they are in.
is a site that has some interesting info. You can find stations in your area and it gives you compass headings to point to them. You will need a boy scout compass. Most digital reception at a location will only come from 1 or 2 general directions and this map will give you some tips.
Thanks. I finally got a chance to sit down and look at things. I went to that site and input my location and it gave me the channels that I could possibly get along with their supposed strength. It also gave me the compass heading too.
I now have a better understanding of the antennae. What doesn't make much sense to me are the two arrows on the dials. I understand that the two arrows need to be lined up in order to get the antennae down. No problem there. What I don't get is why they didn't put the arrows pointing in the direction where the antennae should be pointed to get reception. It would be a simple process of simply putting the arrows in the correct position. Doesn't make sense.
Anyway, I copied down some of the channels I could get and their compass headings and then went to the camper. When the arrows are lined up then the antennae receives a broadcast from the direct left side of the camper. If the front of your camper was pointing north then when the arrows on the antennae dials are lined up then you are picking up signals from the east. Sounds like you guys are the same way.
First thing I did was take a pencil and draw a little line on the pull down dial so I knew what direction to point the antennae. I took out my iphone and used the compass app to get my headings. Most of the major networks are in the same location at 271 west so I pointed my new pencil line at 271 west. I'm a little far away from these stations but I was able to get their station info shown on my television with the display of "poor signal" on the screen. I was able to get audio from time to time.
I'm happy that I finally got everything figured out. I will probably look into the Wingman adapter for the antennae to see if I could get better reception on those channels. Thanks for the help!