Any TV Antenna Specialists out there?

My old Antenna Tek antenna worked on analogue TV but is useless on a digital signal.
I need a new one for the caravan and am favouring the new Winegard Sensar which is amplified and has both the horizontal and vertical antenna in the one unit.
I have been under the understanding that directional antennas such as the Winegard (as opposed to omni-directional) give a stronger signal - though I have heard good reports on an omni called the UFO.
I don’t need advice on satellite dishes as I already have the Vast system for remote locations.
I would appreciate any reviews on the new Wingard or other antennas that are suited to caravans.
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Reply By: 378 - Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 at 16:27

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 at 16:27
Winegard sensar with wing attachment will give you better UHF reception than just the plain winegard sensar antenna. Unless you want to carry bulky antenna's poles etc and change the polarity for each area ie horizontal or vertical then the winegard is generally good enough.
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Follow Up By: Dennis Ellery - Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 at 16:40

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 at 16:40
Thanks for that 378 - the new Winegard can't be fitted with the attachment - it has both horizontal and vertical elements.
I wondered if there were any users of the New Winegard.
It is not the normal batwing shape. Shaped rather like 2 vertical plates one above the other.
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 at 17:13

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 at 17:13
Dennis, I detect a little confusion here. 378 is referring to the Winegard Sensar. That is still available and will accept the NZ-Wing attachment. I think you may be confusing it with the Winegard Freevision HV Antenna. I would go for the latter.

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Follow Up By: Dennis Ellery - Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 at 19:23

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 at 19:23
Hi Peter
Yes there is a bit of confusion - The new Winegard I was refering to is the Freevision HV Antenna.
Thanks for your advice.
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Reply By: Member - Bob C (NSW) - Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 at 16:35

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 at 16:35
I have a new Wyngard antenna and while I haven't been in any marginal areas yet I have found it extremely good. this is the new antenna that receives horizontal and vertical signals
Cheers Bob
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Follow Up By: Dennis Ellery - Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 at 11:58

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 at 11:58
Thanks for the info Bob
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Reply By: Yanktigers - Friday, Feb 01, 2013 at 23:33

Friday, Feb 01, 2013 at 23:33
I was in Port Neill ( Eyre Peninsula) South Australia & there I found out you must be able to rotate your TV antenna from vertical to horizontal.

There people in the caravan park with both Saturn & Wineguard who could not get TV reception.
I was advised to go Jaycar Electronics to purchase a TV antenna and I have never had trouble getting reception except for a few spots in the Northern Territory.
The Jaycar antenna was around the $130 mark but I lucky I got it for $79 on a special and it comes with a booster
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Reply By: Veronica F - Saturday, Feb 16, 2013 at 09:18

Saturday, Feb 16, 2013 at 09:18
I purchased the Winegard Feevision Digital HD(Horizontal & Vertical Bow) All Directions $260 plus postage and I cant get a signal at all. Another Caravan (Brand New) visiting has same aerial and no signal too. We are near the river and in flat area/depression and although I used a 2 mtr pole I have no signal and cant afford satellite and receiver costs or specialist to fix. I also need help to find antenna specialist who wont rip me off. Living permanently without any TV is driving me nuts as laptop computer/internet gets boring and cant pick-up signal to watch TV on it either. HELP !!!
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Sunday, Feb 17, 2013 at 19:29

Sunday, Feb 17, 2013 at 19:29
Veronica, You did not tell us exactly where you are (apart from a vague "We are near the river and in flat area/depression.") It is possible there is no reasonable signal in your area. If so then no caravan antenna will be any good. Also I have been in parks where some sites have no reception where others do. Is there anyone around getting signals at all? Are those getting signals on higher ground? (You might need to shift up with them.) The fact that "depression" could mean the signals are going over the top of you and not getting down into the depression.

You can get a Vast set-up for about twice what you paid for your new antenna.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Sunday, Feb 17, 2013 at 19:48

Sunday, Feb 17, 2013 at 19:48
I am with PeterD on this.
I don't think there is a 'RV' TV antenna suitable for all areas, particularly in low signal areas. There is a 13 page fact sheet, "Antenna suitability for receiving digital terrestrial TV" on the Digital Ready Site explaining how to get the best reception.

I am with others in saying the surest way of getting a decent TV reception is with the VAST system.
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