Important Update: Since I answered this question Winegard has released a brand new antenna called the Winegard Rayzar Air antenna. This multi-direcional antenna was designed from the ground up by Winegard to maximize signal reception of digital TV channels, and expands the coverage area to provide maximum channel reception with less aiming or pointing. Watch the video below to learn more:
If you currently have a Sensar Antenna on your RV you can buy a Rayzar AIR Retrofit HD TV Antenna that you install on your existing system. If you have a different antenna or no antenna at all than you will have to buy the Full Rayzar AIR HD TV Antenna system. The Complete kit includes the amplified antenna with the boom and lift assembly, the 12-volt power supply and interior control parts, 20’ and 6’ lengths of coax cable and the mounting hardware.
Yes, Winegard Crank Up RV Antennas work well for receiving Digital TV Signals. Winegard has even come out with a new attachment (pictured at left) for their crank-up antennas that increases db reception gain up to 100% on DTV channels giving you even more reception range. The attachment is called the Winegard Wingman. The Wingman Optimizes the antenna's Sensar for DTV Channels, it is compatible with all Winegard crank-up Sensar antennas and it attaches to existing Sensar head with 4 simple snap-on screws. Watch the video below from Winegard on how easy it is to install the Wingman on your existing Winegard Crank Up antenna.
If you want to get even better reception I would recommend installing the highly rated PCT 1-PORT BI-DIRECTIONAL TV SIGNAL BOOSTER. This TV signal booster improves both off the air Digital and Cable TV signal strength by up to 32 times (15 dB). Since it is bi-directional it also supports Pay-Per-View and Video on Demand (VOD) Services. If you want to install this TV booster, you can read the answer I gave to this question How Can We Improve The Digital TV Reception In Our RV? for the easy installation instructions.
As I said at the beginning of this answer; your current Winegard Crank-Up RV Antenna is quite capable of receiving digital TV signals, but by adding the two accessories mentioned above you will greatly improve the chances of receiving all the DTV channels available to you in the area that you are camping in.
If you have not already bought a Digital TV (DTV) Converter Box, let me recommend my personal favorite the Zinwell ZAT-970A Digital to Analog TV Converter Box which is very highly rated by its owners and it seems to pull in more channels than other DTV boxes I have tried. It also has analog pass through which is a must have option for any DTV Converter Box you buy.
Now you know all you need to know about getting great off the air Digital TV reception while camping.
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