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Old 15-Nov-2016, 3:05 PM   #2
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In defense of Antenna company employees

Why is this post here? WIRELESS ENGINEER wrote a post about antenna company employees "shamelessly promoting their products". He has since deleted the text of his post. I answered it, while the text was still in the post:

I don't think that's the case. I have found that the ones that work for the antenna companies (at least AD) offers lots of help and never tries to sell anything. He can say what his company offers but leaves the decision to the poster.

I wish not to argue but just express my opinion.

Winegard offers nothing here as far as advice, they are missing a great marketing opportunity. Same with the new Chinese Channelmaster. They offer no help here.

To be honest, I have sent e-mails to Winegard and if there is more than one question, they have to consult someone which is OK but they usually only answer one or two questions and conveniently avoid the really pointed ones.

Case in point. I asked in an e-mail why don't they modernize the 769x series? That antenna was obsolete the month it was released. They asked "Why?" I said that "no channels over 51 are available anyhow". They said "there are no plans to redesign any of our antennas, thank you for you inquiry". I guess that's the way business is done.

I had asked them about antenna spacing they said "at least 3 feet" when asked boom to boom they said element to element. Any how, I finally found out they meant Relector to reflector. Top of the bottom reflector to the bottom of the top antenna reflector should be at least 3 feet.

It took 4 e-mails to get it done.

They should have an employee come to these forums and offer general advice, but I don't see that.

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