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Old 10-08-2012, 12:57 PM   #1
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Broken antenna :(

Very windy this weekend camping on the shores on lake Ontario. Not sure if the wind is to blame but had a hard time bringing the antenna down. I had to play with it for 30 minutes, it just would noT settle down on the roof properly then one arm just stayed up. Went up on the roof and that arm was sheared right off he base! No wonder it wouldnt go down. Tied it down for travel but now looking for a new antenna. Not sure if it can be repaired? Can high (probably as high as 65mph/hre winds) do that kind of damage? Any recommendation for a new antenna? Might as well get the best hdtv antenna upgrade I can now
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:07 PM   #2
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You can buy parts for those antennas. Look on their site. http://www.winegard.com/kbase/upload/2452013.pdf
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:45 PM   #3
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:46 PM   #4
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Meant to say: here's the gnarled antena
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Meant to say: here's the gnarled antena
Yep that's definately "gnarly" looking! :hihi:
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Not sure what they would charge to fix/replace it but if its just squared alum and your mechanically inclined I'd just go to Lowes and get a replacement piece.
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Lets see how much they want for it
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I just took a look at the parts list. I'll order the parts and see if Ican do the install myself. I don't like heights :O but wil give it a try.
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:38 PM   #9
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If you live near the dealer I would try to have them do a warranty repair.
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:52 PM   #10
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You might want to check the sealant around the base of the antenna, where it is attached to the roof. I think I see about a one inch long crack in the sealant at the base -- but the photograph may just make it look that way.

Since the wind was strong enough to break that aluminum tubing, there's a possibility some of the screws that hold the base to the roof pulled loose, too -- does the base seem to be firmly attached to the roof?
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