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Winegard App Quickly Sets Antenna Elevation

March 12, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Carryout Anser portable antenna

Winegard Co. has introduced a free mobile app that makes it fast and simple to set the elevation on its Carryout Anser portable satellite TV antenna. According to a press release, the design is “ideal for RVs, tailgating, picnicking, family outings and other outdoor activities.”

“The new Anser app allows antenna owners to use the GPS on their smart phones to set the satellite elevation through a simple three-step process,” said Aaron Engberg, director of mobile products for Winegard. “Using this app, Anser users can typically produce the antenna elevation in less than 15 seconds and can be watching TV in minutes. We developed this app to enhance the mobile Anser experience when watching TV on the DIRECTV, Dish or BellTV satellite networks. It also lets you find the nearest Winegard dealer.”

Anser customers can find the elevation in three easy steps when they activate the app:

• Select elevation guide.

• Select the service provider.

• Select the target satellite.

The app will display the correct elevation to set using the built-in guide on the Anser housing, as well as clear pointing instructions.

The app also offers a dealer locator feature making it easy for customers to find a Carryout Anser nearby. The Winegard Anser iPhone app is available free to download from the Apple® App Store and Google Play.

 

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King Controls Designs FLEX Portable Antenna

March 12, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

FLEX portable automatic satellite antenna

The new FLEX portable automatic satellite antenna from King Controls offers an easier way for RV owners to get their favorite TV programs from DIRECTV, DISH and Bell TV, according to a press release.

This new, innovative design combines power, data and satellite communication over a single coaxial cable for simplified set-up, the company said. The FLEX antenna connects directly to the RV’s portable satellite input via coaxial cable with no need for an external power source or cable and also works with a variety of receivers for SD programming from DIRECTV as well as SD and HD programming from DISH and Bell TV.

Dual coaxial outputs provide compatibility with up to two receivers.  The compact, lightweight antenna unit measures 17.5 inches by 16 inches and weighs just 10 pounds. A closed loop carry handle provides easy transport and a convenient spot to add a cable and lock for security.

Inside the RV, a small antenna controller with AC to DC power supply simply plugs into the same AC power outlet as the satellite receiver eliminating the need to find a properly fused power source.  The antenna controller can be easily attached to the top of the main satellite receiver or mounted inside a cabinet with the provided hardware.  According to King Controls, just push a button to automatically lock on the satellite(s) in minutes.  The FLEX controller can also be used to program the antenna for the desired satellite service without any special tools or the need to open the dome unit.

Indicator lights on the controller provide complete diagnostic information including verification of proper coaxial connections and satellite signal blockage.  The FLEX model VQ2100 portable satellite antenna has a suggested retail price of $649 and is available in the U.S. and Canada through King Controls’ wholesale distribution partners.

For more information visit http://www.kingcontrols.com/.

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Winegard Designs RAYZAR Amplified Antenna

March 7, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Winegard Co., a leader in the design and manufacture of mobile TV reception products, has introduced the RAYZAR Amplified Portable Indoor HD antenna.

According to a press release, the new, amplified version of the RAYZAR over-the-air antenna is capable of receiving local broadcast channels from up to 50 miles away and requires no assembly or permanent installation.

The razor-thin, multi-directional amplified antenna has the most advanced dual band (VHF/UHF) consumer antenna on the market, according to Winegard. It weighs just over 2 ounces, is .002 inches thick, measures just 12 inches by 13 inches and receives all local HD broadcast signals.

“We’ve designed the RAYZAR Amped as a razor-thin, flexible and feather light broadcast antenna that is a powerhouse at delivering free TV for those who enjoy the mobile lifestyle,” said

“The Amped is one of very few indoor dual band antennas on the market, which means consumers don’t have to worry about missing out on a major network that other UHF indoor antennas may experience,” said Winegard National Sales Manager Aaron Engberg.

Designed with Winegard’s “Clear Circuit Technology,” the embedded amplifier is able to amplify 100% of the signal at the element to maximize channel reception and minimize pixilation and dropouts for the best viewing experience possible.”

The antenna is black on one side and white on the other to match any décor, and is easy to set up. Simply connect the coaxial cable to a digital HDTV, position the antenna wherever signal is strongest, plug in the USB power cable with 110-volt or 12-volt adapter, and run a channel scan.

For more information visit www.winegard.com.

 

 

 

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Winegard Debuts ‘Paper-Thin’ Rayzar Antenna

August 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Winegard Co. has introduced the paper-thin, translucent Rayzar HDTV broadcast antenna for the tailgating, camping and RV markets. At just 0.6 inches thick, this flat antenna can be hung on internal vehicle windows, making it ideal for tuning in local broadcast channels.

Weighing in at just over five ounces, the 12 inch by 13 inch patented Rayzar portable HDTV antenna finds and pulls in the local broadcast stations for free viewing. The unit can be rapidly set-up once the vehicle is parked and removed quickly for departure. The Rayzar requires no installation and offers a solution for RVs with little-to-no roof space available.

“The Rayzar is a great fit for the mobile lifestyle, the quick release suction cup clips make it easy to reposition the antenna at each location for maximum reception,” said Aaron Engberg, director of mobile products for Burlington, Iowa-based Winegard. “Consumers will be amazed at the almost Blu-ray quality picture and quantity of channels it pulls in for free wherever they are parked.”

Rayzar com, which retails for $44.99, also comes with 15 feet of mini coaxial cable giving the viewer flexibility in positioning the antenna where the signal is the strongest.

 

 

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Winegard Debuts New Omnidirectional Antenna

February 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Winegard's RoadStar 3000

Winegard Co. has introduced a newly redesigned over-the-air compact omnidirectional antenna, the RoadStar 3000.

According to a press release, the antenna is designed to continuously find and pull in all available VHF, UHF and FM broadcast signals within a 35-mile radius of a parked RV. The RoadStar 3000, produced in the U.S., delivers free local standard and HDTV programming from ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX plus many additional sub-channels that carry 24-hour news, weather, music, kids programming and movies.

The most powerful and aerodynamic RoadStar to date, Winegard said the 3000 series eliminates the need to manually aim and lock onto digital signals. Also included are a 12-volt DC power supply and receptacle, and a two-way splitter for a second TV and optional cable input.

At only 7.56 inches high by 14.88 inches in diameter, the low-profile RoadStar 3000 offers superior wind resistance while occupying minimal roof space. Installers will appreciate the new pedestal mount that allows for a fast and simple installation; no special tools are required.

“RV owners will get exceptional reception and performance from the RoadStar 3000 HDTV antenna,” said Aaron Engberg, director of mobile products for Burlington, Iowa-based Winegard. “We’ve streamlined the design to make it more compact and aerodynamic. With its full 360-degree signal reception and enhanced amplifier that helps to pull in weak signals from fringe areas, the RoadStar packs a lot of power for its size.”

Antennas are available in both white (RS-3000) and black (RS-3035) and are available for shipping.

For more information about Winegard RoadStar 3000 series antennas, visit http://www.winegard.com/sensar/roadstar.php.

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