When we bought the new RV it came with the standard Winegard Wingman antenna very similar to the one they have been installing on RV’s for decades. They have this UHF boosting addition called the RV-Wing that is installed underneath the Wingman, simple right? I bought it hoping it would make up for the lack of performance on VHF by bringing in more UHF stations, they brag about a 100% improvement…
According to my signal meter, in all positions on the weaker and stronger stations there was zero improvement in signal strength for UHF… utter waste of time and $30.00. The design is as if the engineer didn’t check the size of the plastic body of the antenna itself and the plastic retaining screws are iffy at best long term. When it rains, water will easily be caught in this housing but at least there are drain holes.
I gave my brother my last HD JACK antenna so I don’t have one to test but on the Endeavor in this campground spot the JACK antenna did very well but I was hoping to get an improvement on what Winegard brags about by using the RV-Wing, unfortunately it does nothing.
Next up? The Winegard Sensar Pro RFL-332, yes, I’m apparently stupid enough to try another Winegard product. This one however got decent reviews plus it replaces the current antenna power supply and offers 10db gain to help get in more channels.
Will it work? I hope so, I just need to get 2 more channels, TheCW and METV, if I can get them I’ll be a happy camper, literally. If not, I’ll order the JACK and pray the first one works, remember last time? It took 2 of them.
It would be nice to be able to watch the channels we like when it’s real hot or when its storming, so cross your fingers!
I hope everybody is having a great weekend!