Winegard Sensar HV: The Market’s Leading, Luxury, Caravan Antenna
After a while on the road, even the happiest camper can grow cranky without any solid entertainment.
Unfortunately, books, magazines, and travel games can get boring after extended periods, and we can find ourselves wishing for some good, ol’ TV.
It is in these circumstances where purchasing a caravan antenna can be a great investment, allowing you take advantage of entertainment options not generally available on caravan travels.
The caravan antenna market, however, can be a confusing place. With vast varieties of models, brands, and capabilities, it can be difficult to know where to start.
If you’re the type of camper who is looking for something basic and cheap, then this article is likely not for you. If you are looking for quality & great value for money then.
Who is Winegard?
The Winegard Company has been manufacturing various types of high-quality antennas for over 60 years.
Founded in 1954, this American company has engineered over 1,000 innovative antenna models and has been granted 80 product patents.
Their Sensar line of antennas, in particular, has consistently been named a leading RV antenna line for more than 30 years.
The Winegard Sensar
With one glance it’s easy to see that the Winegard Sensar HV antenna possesses an extremely unique design.
Although it is undeniably eye-catching, the purpose behind the antenna’s interesting pattern is that it allows it to receive both horizontal AND vertical digital signals.
This type of reception is unique to the Sensar and is very important as it allows for the viewing of many more free channels than just horizontal or vertical alone.
In particular, the Sensar is renowned for receiving UHF and difficult VHF digital channels, and can be accurately positioned from inside an RV in order to “pinpoint” the best location for reception.
To go even further, the Winegard Antenna is additionally equipped with two, powerful, independently amplified antennas, capable of boosting weaker signals in order to provide you with, what has been advertised as, “crystal clear reception” from all channels within a 90km range.
Lastly, each Sensar antenna is covered in a resilient powder coating geared towards maintaining RV roof durability, and additionally undergoes intensive UV and environmental testing to ensure a maximum lifespan and eco-friendly functioning.
Winegard Sensar Specifications
In regards to specifications, the Winegard Sensar HV is advertised as follows:
- Available in white
- Receives HD signals, as well as VHF and UHF digital
- Amplified antenna at 75 ohms (over-the-air digital)
- Total weight of 2.9 kg
- Resilient powder coating
- Stowed - 1174mm (w) x 387mm (d) x 101mm (h)
- Raised - 1174mm (w) x 387mm (d) x 762mm (h)
Upon the purchase of your Winegard Sensar HV, you will receive:
- One amplified Sensar antenna and lift assembly
- One +12 VDC power supply
- One 508mm 75 ohms coaxial cable
- One 152mm 75 ohms coaxial cable
- All interior control parts
- All mounting hardware
- Instruction manual and all printed documentation
The preceding paragraphs were graciously provided by our friends over at Caravan RV Camping, Australia’s leading online superstore.
For any caravan camping-related questions or concerns, please feel free to contact them directly at 1800-RV PARTS. With over 40 years of experience in the caravan camping industry, they are a rich and trusted source of invaluable camping knowledge.
DISCLAIMER* Please note, this advice is general in nature and we strongly recommend consulting the product manual and where relevant, a professional installer.
Horizontal signalI was set up in Lowood showground. Could only recieve 6 channels, mostly ABC. There is a signal splitter on the masthead. So I decided to experiment and bypassed the splitter and connected directly to the top part of the antenna, I assume that was the parallel antenna but will stand corrected. I now recieve 40 channels. I am left to wonder if the splitter is faulty and or would I'd be better to replace with a combiner rather than a splitter. Note there are some places where signal is strong that I recieve all channels and some places where I only recieve a few stations when others around me get the whole array of stations.By: Bucko on 20 August 2023
Hey Bucko, thanks for reaching out. It does sound like you are correct in the splitter possibly being faulty. You can give us a call on 1800 787 278 and we can assist with sourcing a replacement