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Old 08-03-2016, 08:44 PM   #1
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TV Antenna

We finally removed the TV Antenna off our '88 16' Scamp. Seems to be in working order and even comes with a manual! If anyone wants it they are welcome to it, just pay shipping from CT.


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Probably not much of a "market niche" for that outdated analog antenna in the digital age. IMHO, it's not even worth the price of postage, but good luck. Maybe the Smithsonian would like it?
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Old 08-04-2016, 09:56 AM   #3
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Just thought I would check before chucking it in case someone was doing a vintage restoration or something.
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Old 08-04-2016, 10:18 AM   #4
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TV/FM?

The antenna might work for FM?
My old Winegard TV/FM seems to work
well for FM reception.

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Probably not much of a "market niche" for that outdated analog antenna in the digital age. IMHO, it's not even worth the price of postage, but good luck. Maybe the Smithsonian would like it?
There is no such thing as a "HD" antenna. That label is just ink on a box for marketing purposes. An antenna may have electronics to amplify or suppress signals, but the antenna is the same.
My home receiver FM antenna is a three-foot long piece of wire. It has no connectors or other do-dads. It's just poked into the FM port.
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Probably not much of a "market niche" for that outdated analog antenna in the digital age. IMHO, it's not even worth the price of postage, but good luck. Maybe the Smithsonian would like it?
The basic of RF (Radio Frequency) transmission and receiving are the same no matter the type of information carried. All the digital/HD hype is just to get the uninformed to buy their product. A 100 year old antenna will work as good as a week old antenna. Those of us that are Ham Radio Operators often make our own antennas with total disregard for they type of information we expect to receive.

I agree with Glenn.
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The HD antennas are usually the old UHF frequency and most have amplifiers built in.
The old antennas will work, but I found that the King unit works way better than the old Wineguard on my rig.
It doesn't take a very big antenna at UHF frequencies.
The HD or digital signals "piggyback" on the station carrier and there are a lot of them in metropolitan areas.

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Well, maybe one of you guys just might want to buy it then and keep it for a back-up?
For my entertainment needs, I use a VuCube satellite antenna.
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