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Old 08-11-2020, 05:32 AM   #1
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What's the best replacement antenna set up

I would like to replace our bat wing antenna so I was wondering what you folks have done our used as a replacement. Thanks in advance.

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Old 08-11-2020, 09:29 AM   #2
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I would like to replace our bat wing antenna so I was wondering what you folks have done our used as a replacement. Thanks in advance.

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You don't say why you want to make the change but if you're having issues, you should check to be sure you're getting power to the antenna before making the change. The first part of the youtube explains it better than I can.

Having said that, we replaced the Wineguard batwing last year with a King Jack. You can buy just the antenna that bolts on to the existing bracket that you raise and lower.

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Old 08-11-2020, 09:40 AM   #3
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I'm wondering too what his actual issue is? I have a King Jack mounter on the roof, and bought a separate one, as there are times the A/C unit actually blocks the reception if I have to point it in that direction. So I bought a backup antenna that I can mount on a post off the ladder.

When testing the new antenna, I pointed them both in the same direction. The factory roof mount antenna found like 13 channels. Then, I took the new King Jack, and connected directly to the back of the TV and scanned. I got like 32 channels with the direct connection.

So, that tells me, all the coax and connectors Jayco installs, definitely hurts antenna performance.
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The reason for the replacement is forgetting and leaving it in the up position a few to many times and to see if I can get more over the air channels with a newer antenna. Otherwise an upgrade.

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Old 08-11-2020, 04:47 PM   #5
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On our other camper we had the “bat wing”. It did good,even better when I put on the “wingman” which optimizes the UHF band now used by “digital” tv. Then it started performing poorly. After checking I found out that I was only getting about 6 volts at the antenna head. It was a bad coax cable from the roof to the antenna head, about 4 feet. Once replaced the antenna was good again. Perhaps the OP has the same problem. I figured that twisting he cable tuning the antenna caused the failure. Jay
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Jay thanks for the advice . I will check my cables power.

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Old 08-11-2020, 06:00 PM   #7
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I have both types, the batwing on my little Jayco and the newer low profile type on our 2018 Outback, the batwing has proven to receive better. Below is the thread on mine.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f...man-77299.html
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