In the world of RV’ing there aren’t many options for pulling in digital TV. Regarding the JACK HD antenna, lets comment on the positive first, at the Paul Wolff campground in site # 33 we got one dot on the SureLock signal strength meter and managed to pull in 49 channels. Fantastic, with the factory batwing in this same position we got 3 channels, 2 of them Live well and the other, ABC and that was it. So we know the JACK antenna pulls in stations even when the signal is poor. Good job on the electronic portion of the design.
My negatives are the following, very cheap construction quality. For the price I expected much better. The longevity of this product is questionable to me for the following reasons. 1. As mentioned cheaply built. 2. The soldering quality is poor, if I soldered like this I would have been kicked out of High School electronics class. 3. Nothing to keep out water, poorly designed and built cabinet. This is huge and I may take mine back down to caulk the perimeter inside but not the holes that help it breath from the bottom. This should help when driving in the rain. 4. The included power “injector” is too weak to power the antenna from the front of the coach so I had to use the Winegard SB-2000 that was in the coach when we bought it. I know the antenna is getting the right voltage but it’s probably a little low on the milliamp side, we’ll see how it holds up.
The SureLock Digital Signal finder came in handy since I removed the digital converter box which gave signal readings. I needed something to help me aim the new antenna. I have to reinstall the converter box so the TV in the bedroom can work, just need to figure out if you can use a converter box on an already converted signal, not real sure but will find out.
Thanks for stopping by, I’ll find out more about use a mix of tube TV and Digital TV when I get the answers.
Here is the box (image from Google search)
Here is the box contents (image from Google search)
SureLock Digital TV Signal Finder (image from Google search)
Here is the finished install.