It was easy to see that the Winegard antennas were built
stronger and would last longer, but I still didn't have any solid
evidence they received TV signal any better than the cheaper
antennas, since I had never installed both brands of TV antennas at
the exact location.
I finally got my chance to compare the performance of The
Winegard HD 7084 and the biggest Radio Shack TV antenna
available, I believe at the time it was the VU 210. A customer
called from Harrison Mi. a small community approximately 70 miles
north of our location. He explained to me that about six months
earlier he had a Radio Shack antenna installed. He said it worked
pretty good on most channels but channel 33 the local FOX channel
from Cadillac was unwatchable most of the time. He wanted to
know if there was anything that could be done to improve his
I ask the man several questions about the installation and
determined the installation was done properly. I suggested that we
could try a different antenna. I told him I would drive up
take his antenna out, install the Winegard antenna and if we didn't
see a significant improvement I would replace his antenna and there
would be no charge, he agreed.
The house was a one story structure surrounded by dense
woods and sat in a low area. The picture quality on channel
33 when I arrived was poor. It was very snowy and the color
was in and out, mostly out.
As I unboxed the Winegard antenna he notice the same thing I did
it was built much better than his current antenna. He also notice
as I did the Winegard antenna was smaller,
almost four feet shorter. I assembled the Winegard antenna and
removed his and began to install the Winegard. I finished the last
step, hooking up the coax downlead and began climbing down from the
roof. Before I could reach the ground the customer came out of the
back door yelling, its clear, its clear.
I went inside to view the reception myself. All the channels
were clearer now. Channel 33 was nearly perfect, a little grain if
you stood close to the TV and looked for it. I was shocked at the
difference an antenna can make and so was the customer.
The Winegard antenna was mounted in the same exact location as
the prior antenna and nothing was changed besides the TV antenna
Needless to say I have been a Winegard TV antenna dealer ever
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