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Old 09-17-2017, 08:43 PM   #1
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TV antenna replacement

Has anyone replaced the antenna. I am thinking about replacing with something along this line King Jack.
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Old 09-17-2017, 08:46 PM   #2
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Bill- I replaced mine with the King Jack digital 2 years ago. I get 2-3 times as many channels and am happy with those results. Very easy replacement....takes about 4 minutes. Hardest part was getting on roof. lol

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Have been using a King Jack for several years now and get way better reception than the OEM Wingaurd.
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Old 09-18-2017, 08:24 AM   #4
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We've had a King Jack for a few years now. We don't watch a lot of TV but it's nice to have a wider range of channels. We're pretty happy with it. At the time we bought it it was the thing get. If I was looking now I'd probably do the Winegard Wingman add-on. It's less expensive than the Jack and is reputed to be better at pulling in more signals.
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Old 09-18-2017, 08:54 AM   #5
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We installed the Jack head on our antenna mast a couple years ago. Reception improved, but I'm not sure it was "drastic". We don't use the antenna all that much anyway, but it works when we need it.

If I were doing it today, I would put in a new mast as well. The kit that comes with the signal meter and the short mast is much more resistant to leaking than the standard antenna mast, but then it's shorter too so perhaps not as many channels?

I will say the replacement head was SUPER easy to change. I didn't even get on the roof, I was able to do it from a ladder.
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Old 09-18-2017, 12:46 PM   #6
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On my old jay flight, I replaced the entire unit with the King Jack. When I bought the camper, the previous owner forgot to lower the antenna and broke the whole thing off and never replaced it. I decided on the model that doesn't raise. It is the fixed low style like the one that my Jay Feather came with. The install was easy. I can't compare how the reception was compared to the original as I never had one. I think that the King Jack worked well.

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Old 09-19-2017, 08:34 PM   #7
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Did you have to replace the antenna amp? I have also read some of the changeout requires a. Adapter to mount flush. I hate that mast. Had to climb up this weekend due to and an a ron
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Did you have to replace the antenna amp? I have also read some of the changeout requires a. Adapter to mount flush. I hate that mast. Had to climb up this weekend due to and an a ron
If you are referring to the piece that all of the cables connect to, no I did not. I think that the instructions say to replace it but I believe it was the same as what was in there. I tested it before I closed everything up and it worked perfectly. I just kept it in the camper as a spare.
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Also, I bought the antenna with the signal meter which works pretty well. Be sure to buy the mounting plate as well and a tube of dicor. I do not remember if it comes with the screws for the mounting plate. I went to the hardware store and purchased stainless screws. When using the dicor sealant, be sure to cover all screw heads.
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Old 09-22-2017, 01:58 AM   #10
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I had a King Jack antenna on my old 2012 Koala 21CS. My new 23RB has the Winegard equivalent, Razar Z1.

The King Jack worked well, and the Razar Z1 is working well now.
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