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Winegard Introduces Low-Profile Sat Antenna


If your SNG truck or large SUV ranges far and wide and you're looking for a way to keep up with the news, check out the new Winegard RoadTrip satellite antennas. The new RoadTrip Mission Mobile Satellite TV antenna is only 12.9-inches high and 20-inches in diameter. It's capable of working with signals from Dish Network, DirecTV, or from Bell TV. The antenna automatically switches between satellites as channels are changed, and optional "in-motion" systems allow satellite programming to be viewed while the vehicle is in motion.

The base price tag for the basic antenna is $1,199. The "in-motion" tracking feature adds another $300.

"RV manufacturers are making their new models taller and taller," said Aaron Engberg, Winegard's director of mobile products. "Winegard is working with them to deliver the same TV entertainment experience in a lower profile dome. The new RoadTrip Mission delivers our superior signal reception in a shorter, more compact antenna."

Doug Lung is one of America's foremost authorities on broadcast RF technology. He has been with NBC since 1985 and is currently vice president of broadcast technology for NBC/Telemundo stations.