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 Post subject: New TV antenna
PostPosted: June 14th, 2017, 12:43 pm 
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I'm abandoning the original TV antenna on my '98 Concourse to make room for solar on the roof. I'm curious if anyone else has replaced their original antenna with one of those new flat, flexible ones that look like a place mat. When I dropped my home cable TV service last year, I bought one of them and it works great to pick up stations within a 30 mile or so radius, and I think it cost about $30. It seems to me you could easily attach one of these to the surface of the Chinook roof or the window and quickly have state of the art reception at a fraction of the cost and hardware.

Here's an example of what I'm talking about. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0063705PE

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 Post subject: Re: New TV antenna
PostPosted: June 16th, 2017, 8:12 pm 
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I could swear someone was talking about their flat antenna like that not long ago. Probably need to do a forum search.

When I got my Chinook, the stock crank up antenna was mangled from a tree, so I looked up the Winegard installation instructions and reversed them to remove it.

I replaced it with this saucer shaped amplified antenna, but frankly I've never tried it outside of the hills here where there's no digital TV reception, so I cannot say how it works.
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You can see it at the front passenger side (Chinook switched later to the driver side) in this year old photo:
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I did also run my Sirius XM satellite antenna wire up through its post and mounted the sat antenna puck under the saucer dome, where it works great.

Would be very interested to hear about other antenna replacements such as the one you're considering.

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 Post subject: Re: New TV antenna
PostPosted: June 22nd, 2017, 12:52 am 
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I removed my TV antenna last year along with all of the factory solar equipment. I then purchased a complete solar system from Renogy and installed a 100 watt panel on the drivers side and one on the passenger side along with a 500 watt smart controller, i also added two AGM batteries. I built a special plate out of 1/4" thick aluminum plate to cover the antenna hole and allow me to run the new solar panel wires into the chinook where the TV cable and antenna use to be. I dont watch television so i havent installed any kind of TV antenna to replace the old one.


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PostPosted: July 2nd, 2017, 3:12 pm 
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