Wineguard Wingman TV antenna upgrade

Submitted: Friday, Feb 01, 2013 at 15:54
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Appreciate any comments on the Wineguard Wingman replacement head for their standard wind up RV Antenna. Heading east from Perth in 3 weeks and want to have reliable digital reception.

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Reply By: Notso - Friday, Feb 01, 2013 at 18:06

Friday, Feb 01, 2013 at 18:06
I got one a while back, made a small improvement I think. I've never had much trouble getting reception but I thought it may improve it a bit in poor reception areas.

Knowing what I know now I don't think I'd bother.
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Follow Up By: Notso - Friday, Feb 01, 2013 at 18:08

Friday, Feb 01, 2013 at 18:08
After another read of your post. The wingman isn't a replacement, it is an add on. They do have a replacement head, can't think of the name of it though!
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Reply By: Old Mal - Friday, Feb 01, 2013 at 18:33

Friday, Feb 01, 2013 at 18:33
Yep correct - it's an add-on
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Friday, Feb 01, 2013 at 22:24

Friday, Feb 01, 2013 at 22:24
The Wingman is a useful add on. If you get one, make sure it is the NZ-Wing and not the RV-Wing. The RV-wingdoes not help much with the channels above CH 53. The NZ-Wing was developed by a NZ bloke to cover the higher ones.

This fractal antenna is the replacement unit. It is equally effective on both vertical and horizontal signals.
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Reply By: Yanktigers - Friday, Feb 01, 2013 at 22:34

Friday, Feb 01, 2013 at 22:34
I was in Port Neill (Eyre Peninsula South Australia last year and there we had to rotate our Tv antenna from vertical to horizontal. Luckily before we left I was talking to our local caravan repairer who advised me of this and he was correct & told me to go to Jaycar Electronics & purchase one of their antennas as these he found were the best on the market
The Wineguard TV antenna was not up to scratch there and I have been able to receive TV reception everywhere I have been & including most places in NT. The Jaycar antenna comes with a booster.
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Saturday, Feb 02, 2013 at 00:02

Saturday, Feb 02, 2013 at 00:02
Jaycar sells heaps of TV antennas. We need the exact model. A Jaycar catalogue number (Cat No.) would be sufficient.
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Reply By: Yanktigers - Saturday, Feb 02, 2013 at 00:59

Saturday, Feb 02, 2013 at 00:59
Just checked on Jaycar site. Their code number is LT3137 and is currently priced at $99.
Also more forums on Caravan forums

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Reply By: Caravan & RV World - Saturday, Feb 02, 2013 at 09:34

Saturday, Feb 02, 2013 at 09:34
We have been selling the Winegard Wingman ad-ons for a while now. At the moment we are seeing a lot of people upgrading to the latest retrofit kit from Winegard for superior reception. They are a funny looking antenna but are proven to work well... Our customer feedback has been that these are a lot better than the previous Winegard antennas and add-ons.

You can see this new product:

http://www.caravanandrvworld.com.au/CatalogueRetrieve.aspx?ProductID=6902622&A=SearchResult&SearchID=17584521&ObjectID=6902622&ObjectType=27

Hope this helps,
C&RVW
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Reply By: Member - Bob C (NSW) - Saturday, Feb 02, 2013 at 10:22

Saturday, Feb 02, 2013 at 10:22
Hi Mal, I have got a new Wyngard Sensor antenna, i think they are called. We haven't been to any fringe areas for reception yet,but are very pleased with it. It is a funny looking thing with two heads for horizontal and vertical reception. Cheers Bob
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Reply By: Old Mal - Saturday, Feb 02, 2013 at 15:16

Saturday, Feb 02, 2013 at 15:16
Appreciate all the feedback on this - will look further at the Jaycar unit
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