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Old 11-11-2012, 09:47 AM   #21
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Do you have to supply power to this antenna or just plug it into the external cable connector?
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:05 AM   #22
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I had good luck with one of these
Winegard HA-0130 Hideaway Antenna : Amazon.com : Automotive
no power needed, has built in amplifier
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:35 AM   #23
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Looks neat - and simple! How do you mount it - just a pole someplace? Is it attached to your trailer?
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:16 PM   #24
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anywhere you want, get some suction handles and attach to side of trailer, install on a 8' piece of plastic 1" pipe cut in 4' sections- works like a charm.
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Do you have a photo? I'm not sure I understand why the 8' pvc pipe is cut into two 4' sections. Having a hard time visualizing - new to this.
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it is easier to carry 2x4' pieces vs 1 8' piece, you then screw them together
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If interested I would sell you mine since I no longer use it. I'd have to check on shipping, probably cheaper at amazon and you buy the pipe local.
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Thanks for the photos - that helps. I was thinking that transport was the reason for the two 4' sections. I can get the antenna on Amazon for $50 with no cost shipping so you are probably right that it would cost less to just buy it new and get the pipe locally. But if you want to sell it for say $25 plus shipping then it would be worth it to us for the convenience of having the setup all done already. We are in NM and in no rush so slow shipping would be fine. Let me know....
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I'll look for a box and let you know if I find one, if you decide to get one from Amazon then you can let me know.
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I'll wait to hear from you. we are not in a rush - the Scamp is parked for the winter.
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I had good luck with one of these
Winegard HA-0130 Hideaway Antenna : Amazon.com : Automotive
no power needed, has built in amplifier
According to the Winegard Website this is not an amplified antenna.
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According to the Winegard Website this is not an amplified antenna.
But it's "potable", right?

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TV antennas

As many have stated basically any piece of iron or preferably copper or aluminum that you stick up in the air will get you a signal.

The secret is getting it up high, especially for Uhf. I have always used my trailer tongue or the hitch socket on the MH to mount a suitable socket for the mast. Welded on or U bolts or small exhaust clamps work well) You don't need a lot of elevation but lots is always better. A good ground really works especially if you keep it damp, use something ( a really big nail or tent peg) non-ferrous or galvanised and connect the other end to the metal part of the co-ax cable. Alligator clip ETC. I never thought of it but I bet the painters pole would be ideal.

Yesterday when I was in Walmart I saw a small Yaggii for around sixty bucks that looked like it was designed by someone who knew their AE's. It was directional but in town that doesn't matter and in the boonies you need all the gain you can get!
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