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Old 10-17-2020, 06:37 PM   #1
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What do you recommend for getting reliable TV reception while camping? I just have the antenna that came with my Jayco Swift SLX. I don't want to spend alot if money but would like to get the network channels. Thanks
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The factory antenna that came on my 5th wheel is a powered unit i suspect yours is power as well.. if I am with about 30 miles of a good size town I get plenty of channels. How far away from town are you trying to get channels. You may need to look into satellite.
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A little more information -- a photo -- would be helpful. What antenna do you have now? Is your current antenna in a fixed position or are you able to point it toward the transmitter? Are you turning on the antenna amplifier?

Digital TV signals are line of sight, so your location and proximity to TV stations are going have more effect than anything else.

For OTA reception the Wineguard Sensar IV (https://winegard.com/industry/recrea...v/sensar-iv-rv) generally receives the best reviews followed closely by the King Jack (https://kingconnect.com/king-jack-di...na-with-mount/). Neither are omni directional, meaning that you have to aim them at the transmitter for best reception.
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The factory antenna that came on my 5th wheel is a powered unit i suspect yours is power as well.. if I am with about 30 miles of a good size town I get plenty of channels. How far away from town are you trying to get channels. You may need to look into satellite.
Thanks for the reply. I'm usually far away from a major town when I'm camping and I don't usually get good cell phone service so I can't do streaming either. I was trying to avoid the expense of getting satellite because I know some people have trouble getting a signal when you're in the woods
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