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Old 03-07-2017, 11:06 AM   #11
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These comparisons are good. I went from the original Winegard batwing to the King Jack replacement head. I got better reception. Last October we camped during a multi-day hard rain and our antenna was up and it leaked onto our bed. We cranked it down and the leak stopped. My plan now is to replace the crank up OEM with the total Jack replacement because we can't watch TV at all in the rain which is when we want it the most.
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Old 03-07-2017, 11:18 AM   #12
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I have played with both the BATWING and the King Jack in the field mounted on my same ez-up pole I use with my OFF-ROAD POPUP trailer...


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I get pretty much the same results but with the Kings JACK antenna I have to be really absolute pointing it at the local towns with HDTV towers.

The BATWING has a wider beam width reception...

Of course i have also tried one of those 8 - bow tie type antenna panels and it out performs the Jack and Batwing but would not last long being put and down everyday in the off-road enviroment...


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This one has the ability to angle each panel pointing at two different location which spreads out the beam width really good and still has great gain. I have this one installed at my house picking up the Washington DC HDTV stations. I am able to get all of the Washington DC station at the same pointing position where they are operating from both sides of the town some 50-60 miles away... Antenna panel is up on the roof peak maybe 18-20 feet up on the north side of the house.

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Old 03-07-2017, 01:14 PM   #13
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I found this terrific video on maintaining the Winegard assembly.
My plan now is to return to the batwing and upgrade with the wingman addition after performing complete maintenance on the crank assembly.
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