WINEGARD®
WINEGARD SENSAR ANTENNAS
®
®
INSTALLATION/OPERATION MANUAL (All Models)
MADE IN U.S.A.
(Sensar® III head - U.S. Patent D500,496)
(WINGMAN® - U.S. Patent D612,369)
(Sensar® IV head - U.S. Patent D620,483)
SENSAR® III ANTENNA
SENSAR® III ANTENNA
WITH WINGMAN®
ACCESSORY
SENSAR® IV ANTENNA
Digital Reception
Sensar vs Sensar with Wingman
Excellent
Digital
Reception
SENSAR® ANTENNA
WITH WINGMAN®-
• Increases UHF performance up to 100%
• FREE digital programming
• Installs in minutes no tools required
Great
Digital
Reception
VHF
Channels
2-13
UHF
Channels
14-51
Sensar only
VHF
Channels
2-13
UHF
Channels
14-51
Sensar with
Wingman
•RV-WING – White, RV •GS-WING – Gray, Residential
Printed in U.S.A. Winegard Company • 3000 Kirkwood Street • Burlington,
1 Iowa 52601-2000 © Winegard Company, 2004, 2006 2452013 REV6 11/10
STEP 1: Choose location for antenna. Figure 1 illustrates placement of the Sensar, showing it in travel position.
You must be able to raise and rotate antenna without interfering with other roof-mounted equipment. Make sure
inside ceiling area is clear to mount ceiling plate.
NOTE: Figure 1 shows the minimum distance the mount can be
located from edge of vehicle roof or nearest obstruction. Check with
your dealer or the manufacturer for information about options in the
roof for mounting the antenna. A reinforced roof area, or a prewired
coax cable, may be available. For sloped/round roofs, use Winegard
Model RW-2000 exterior roof wedge, to level installation. An interior
wedge, IW-5000, is also available.
STEP 2: Using template on our website at http://www.winegard.com/
kbase/upload/sensar_template.pdf drill 1-3/4" hole through roof and
ceiling of vehicle. Be careful not to damage any wiring between roof and
ceiling.
FIGURE 1
10" Minimum
Distance
3¾"
3¾"
STEP 3: Drill 1/2" hole for cable entry through roof of vehicle only. DO
NOT DRILL THROUGH CEILING. Route cable through ceiling and wall to
power supply location.
To Nearest
Obstruction
STEP 4: The mount is designed to fit roofs from 1" to 4-3/4" thick. As
supplied, the mount will fit a roof 4-3/4" thick. If roof is less than 4-3/4"
thick, cut elevating shaft and directional handle to size, steps shown
in figures 2, 3, 4 and 5. If roof is more than 4-3/4" thick (max. 7"), a
directional handle extension is needed. Order Winegard Model
EK-1036, Directional Handle Extension.
IMPORTANT: The handle and extension must be glued together after
checking that you have the correct length. The handle will not work
properly if it is not glued together! (PVC glue is recommended; for your
safety, use according to manufacturer's directions.)
FIG. 2
10"
10"
∗
NOTE: If using roof wedge RW-2000 or interior wedge IW-5000, put in
place before installing base plate or interior hardware.
STEP 5: Center elevating shaft in hole on
roof. Temporarily secure base plate to roof
with two screws provided. (Do not apply
sealant at this time). Inside unit, make a
mark on the shaft 1-1/2” below ceiling and cut
shaft on this mark. See figure 2.
10"
FIGURE 3
After cutting elevating shaft, push directional
Bottom of
handle up into ceiling over shaft being careful
Baseplate
to align keys inside directional handle onto
Bottom
keyways on bottom of gear housing. (NOTE:
of Gear
1-1/2"
Housing
The keys only line up one way; do not force.
TIP: Pointer on directional handle should
point toward back of coach if properly
FIG. 4
installed.) Make sure directional handle is snug
Directional Handle
against bottom of baseplate. Measure distance
Transfer the
Shaft
between the bottom of the recess on the handle
measurement
End
to the ceiling. See figure 3. Pull handle back
* from Fig. 3 to
shaft end and
down and transfer this dimension to the shaft
cut off.
end of the directional handle. Mark it and cut it
off here, fig. 4.
*
EK-1036
Extension
Measure
from bottom
of recess on
top of handle
If EK-1036 (directional handle extension) is
used, DO NOT CUT EK-1036 extension. Cut
excess length from directional handle only. The
handle and extension must be glued together
after checking that you have the correct length,
fig. 5.
Measure from
the recess on
top of handle
to the ceiling.
2-1/4"
DO NOT CUT
extension
Cut excess
length from
directional
hande
FIGURE 5
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FIGURE 6
ALL MODELS
STEP 6: Attach antenna head to lift tubes with two (2)
steel pins, Figure 6. Align holes in leveling bracket on
back of antenna head with holes in lift tubes, insert
pins and secure in place with (2) E-clips. Use pliers
and get a firm grip on E-clips. Fit clips into groove
on pins and snap into place.
Leveling Bracket
Antenna
Head
STEP 7: On models made before March, 2004,
attach coax connector to jack on back of antenna
head, slide weather boot into place over boot collar;
shown in Figure 7A. On models made after March,
2004, attach weather resistant coax connector to jack
on back of antenna head; shown in Figure 7B.
(2) E-Clips
(2) Steel Pins
Lift Tubes
STEP 8: Mount antenna and lift on roof in travel
position. Apply a liberal amount of approved
nonhardening sealing compound on bottom of base
plate and roof area around hole, Figure 8. Secure
base plate with screws provided. Apply sealing
compound over mounting screws, Figure 8.
FIGURE 7A
STEP 9: Lay ceiling plate on top of directional
handle with pointers aligned and slide assembly over
rotating base shaft in ceiling. Make pilot holes in
ceiling. Mount ceiling plate with directional handle
in place with screws provided, Figure 9.
STEP 10: Assemble directional handle, spring, nylon
bearing, directional handle decal and elevating crank
as shown in exploded view in Figure 9. Remove
backing from crank cover decal and press firmly
inside directional handle. Slide all parts over elevating
shaft and install elevating crank so set screw is on
one of the six flat sides of elevating shaft before
tightening screw.
FIGURE 7B
WARNING: Once set screw touches shaft, tighten
only 1/4 turn more. Set screw simply holds
elevating crank on. DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN!
Coax Connection
NON-AMPLIFIED MODELS ONLY
STEP 11: Run downlead to TV set location and make
connection to antenna terminals of TV set.
FIGURE 8
FIGURE 9
CEILING PLATE
NOTE:
Apply non-hardening
sealing compound
such as Butyl
caulking between
Base
Plate and roof
of vehicle
DIRECTIONAL
HANDLE
SPRING
POINT TO REAR
OF COACH
CAUTION:
Do not get sealing compound on bearing surface between base
plate and Rotating Gear Housing. Do not paint top of Base
Plate or around Rotating Gear Housing.
DECAL
NYLON BEARING
ELEVATING CRANK
3
AMPLIFIED MODELS ONLY
STEP 11: Select location for wall plate. Run two
coax cables (RG-6 type recommended) (three if set 2
jack is going to be used) between locations and install
connectors on each end. Mark cables so "cable
input", "TV output" "Set 2" may be identified.
Antenna downlead and +12 VDC will also be needed
at inside wall plate/power supply location.
FIGURE 10
STEP 12: The wall plate/power supply assembly
may be flush mounted in most standard electrical
boxes. To flush mount cut a hole in wall to fit the box.
Run 2 #12 wires between wall plate/power supply
and +12 VDC source and route downlead cable to
this location.
-12 VDC
(Ground)
FIGURE 11
CAUTION
The power supply should be turned OFF
when connecting cables/WIRES to power
supply. SEE FIGURE 14.
+12 VDC
Crimp Here
Connector
Ferrule
1/4"
STEP 13: Make 12 volt connection to wall plate/
power supply, Figure 10. Install terminals on wires
from +12 VDC source, Figure 11. Crimp terminals
with appropriate crimping tool or equivalent, Figure
12. Push wires onto tabs on terminal board as shown
in Figure 10. If in doubt as to the polarity of the wires,
connect them temporarily to tabs on circuit board and
press ON switch on front of wall plate; if light comes
on, polarity is correct, Figure 10.
Connector
Insulation
#12 Wire Remove 1/4" of insulation
from #12 wire.
FIGURE 12
STEP 14: Install connectors on downlead, set 2 and
cable input cables as shown on page 6. Attach downlead cable to jack on wall plate/power supply marked
antenna, Figure 13. Attach cable going to set 2 output
to jack on power supply marked SET 2. Attach cable
coming from cable input to jack on power supply
marked CABLE.
FIGURE 13
Set 2
Output
STEP 15: Mount power supply in wall with screws
provided and attach TV set cable to jack on front of
power supply/wall plate. Press ON switch on front of
wall plate and check that light is on, Figure 14.
Antenna
Downlead
CHECKING OPERATION OF POWER SUPPLY
1. Tune TV receiver to nearest station and rotate
antenna for best picture and sound.
2. Press OFF switch on power supply. Picture on TV
should be considerably degraded with power off.
3. This unit is equipped with a polyswitch, (current
limiting device), which will shut down +12 VDC if
there is a direct short between antenna and power
supply. Green indicator light will not light. Once short
is eliminated, device will reset itself.
Cable Input
FIGURE 14
WARNING
DO NOT connect high
current devices such
as hair dryers to this
receptacle. Maximum
current rating of this
receptacle is 8 amps at
+12 VDC.
ADDING OPTIONAL AMPLIFIED WALLPLATE TO
NON-AMPLIFIED RV/TV INSTALLATION
Model RA-7596 solid state TV signal amplifier works
with any non-amplified RV/TV antenna. Improves
picture quality. Uses +12 VDC; has on/off switch,
indicator light, set 2 output, cable input and +12 VDC
receptacle.
Rev. 8/10
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WINEGARD SENSAR ANTENNAS
®
®
OPERATION MANUAL (All Models)
LUBRICATION (Done 3-4 times annually)
STEP 1: To lubricate the elevating gear, apply a
liberal amount of silicone spray lubricant to the
elevating gear with the lift in the down position (see
illustration). Run the lift up and down to distribute the
lubricant over gears.
STEP 2: Two times yearly, or in the event rotating the
antenna becomes difficult, normal operation can be
restored by lubricating the bearing surface between
the rotating gear housing and the base plate. Any
silicone lubricant spray may be used. Elevate
antenna and remove plastic plug from rotating gear
housing as shown. Spray lubricant into hole and
around edges of gear housing. Rotate gear housing
until lubricant coats bearing surfaces and antenna
rotates freely.
RAISING ANTENNA TO OPERATING POSITION
Turn elevating crank (clockwise) in “UP” direction
about 13 turns or until some resistance to turning is
noted.
AMPLIFIED MODELS ONLY
Turn power supply ON to use either front or rear
TV outlet. Neither outlet will work unless power
supply switch is ON.
DO NOT connect high
current devices such
as hair dryers to this
receptacle. Maximum
current rating of this
receptacle is 8 amps at
+12 VDC.
Lubricate Here
Spray Around Edges
Remove plug,spray
lubricant into hole
ROTATING ANTENNA FOR BEST PICTURE
LUBRICATING RUBBER QUAD RING
Lubricate rubber quad ring on elevating
shaft which is below worm gear with
silicone spray lubricant at least twice
yearly. This will keep quad ring from
becoming brittle which could result
in leaks down elevating shaft. Refer
to page 7 for removing worm gear
assembly. Item #7 on parts explosion.
Make sure antenna is
in “UP” position. Pull
down with both hands to
disengage ceiling plate.
Rotate for best picture.
LOWERING ANTENNA TO TRAVEL POSITION
Rotate antenna until pointer on directional handle
aligns with pointer on ceiling plate. Turn elevating
crank (counter clockwise) in “DOWN” direction about
13 turns or until resistance is noted. Antenna is now
locked in travel position.
DO’S
1. Check parking location for obstructions before raising
antenna.
2. Carefully raise, lower and rotate. If this is difficult, check
for cause.
3. Rotate slowly when selecting station and check fine
tuning on TV set to make sure it is properly adjusted.
4. Lower antenna before moving vehicle.
DONT'S
1. Don’t force elevating crank up or down.
2. Don’t rotate directional handle hard against stops.
3. Don’t travel with lift in up position.
4. Don’t leave lift part way up or down.
5. Don’t apply sealing compound or paint over top of base
plate or anywhere on lift.
IMPORTANT: Under no conditions lower the
antenna in any travel position.
5
INSTALLING F-CONNECTORS ON COAXIAL CABLE
Step 1.Strip outer cover back 1/2"* from end of cable. Fray braid back as far as outer
cover will allow.
Step 2.Trim braid close to outer cover and remove 1/4"* of inner insulation being
careful not to nick center conductor. Make sure no foil or braid can touch center
conductor.
Step 3.Slide connector tip between braid and inner insulation (braid and foil, on foil
shield cable) and push connector on cable as far as it will go. Crimp built-in ferrule with
proper crimping tool. Hex connector requires hex crimping tool. Do Not crush cable
out-of-round.
* If installing in very hot weather, increase these dimensions 1/8".
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR RV/TV ANTENNA IS NOT WORKING PROPERLY
HOW YOUR SYSTEM WORKS, Figure 1
WARNING
Do not install couplers, splitters, etc. between the
power supply and the antenna. Installation of any
item on the downlead may cause a short in the
system. The downlead supplies +12 VDC to the
preamp in the antenna.
2ND Set
Hook Up
No +12 VDC
at this point
Figure 1
Amplified
TV Signal
Set 2
+12VDC
Turning power supply on sends +12 VDC up
cable to antenna. Voltage energizes transistors on
amplifier in antenna head. TV signal comes back
down cable to outlets.
Antenna
Connection
TO TEST SYSTEM, Figure 2
1.Make sure TV set is working properly.
2.Switch power supply ON and OFF watching
for difference in picture quality. If there is NO
difference, use following steps.
CAUTION: The power supply should be turned
OFF when connecting/disconnecting cables to
power supply and antenna, but should be turned
ON when testing for voltage.
3. Disconnect cable from antenna and check for
+12 VDC at Test Point #1. If there is +12 VDC, the
power supply is OK. Replace antenna.
4. If there is NO +12 VDC at Test Point #1,
reconnect cable to antenna. Remove power supply
from wall and visually inspect for burned/broken
parts. If there are ANY broken/burned parts,
replace power supply.
5. Disconnect cable from antenna jack on power
supply. Check for +12 VDC at Test Point 2. If
+12 VDC is present, there is a cable problem
connecting the power supply to the antenna.
Repair/replace cable.
6. If +12 VDC is not present at Test Point # 2, be
sure the green indicator light is ON. If not, check
the polarity of the red/white wires and the +12 VDC
source. If there is still no +12 VDC, replace power
supply.
White
GND.
Red
+12 VDC
Figure 2
2ND Set
No +12 VDC
at this point
TEST POINT #1
+12 VDC at Antenna
Set 2
Connection
+12 VDC
at
Antenna
Jack
TEST
POINT #2
White
GND.
Red
+12 VDC
Rev. 8/10
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ORDERING REPAIR PARTS
Repair parts are available at many RV dealers and/or service centers throughout the country. If you don't have
a dealer/service center near you, call Winegard Company at 1-800-288-8094. All major credit cards accepted.
Parts are available only in the packages shown here. Order by the Model No. of the package needed.
Example: To order the elevating gear, order RP-3000. Tax, shipping and handling additional.
PACKAGE
MODEL NO.
RV-WING
Digital
Accessory
1a
RP-RV04
4 Rivets for
Wingman
2
RV-2005
Amplified
Antenna Head
75 ohm
2
PACKAGE
8
RP-2049
Gear Housing
2 Pins
Bearing
Nut *
Bearing
O-Ring Seal
Retaining Ring
RP-3523
Base Plate
10 Screws
Rubber Boot
10
RP-6200
IVORY
Directional Handle
Ceiling Plate
4 Screws
Spring
Decal
2120566
Non-Amplified
Antenna Head
75 ohm
2
RVW-205
Amplified
Antenna Head
75 ohm with
Wingman
RP-2900
2 Elevator Tubes
2 Grommets
4 Pins
4 Retaining Rings
Rubber Bumper
Self Drilling
3
10
RP-6300
WHITE
Directional Handle
Ceiling Plate
4 Screws
Spring
Decal
11
RP-6822
Spring
5
6
RP-0154
Boot
RP-3000
Elevating Gear
AFTER 1989
RP-2000
Leveling Mount
4 Spacers
2 Pins
2 Rings
NEW 1993
FOR MODELS MADE
BEFORE 1990
12
4
RP-2658
Nylon Bearing
13
RP-5895
IVORY
Crank,
Set Screw
**
13
RP-6795
WHITE
**
Crank,
Set Screw
14
SA-1001 IVORY
Preassembled
See
Drawing Elev. Shaft, Gear
at Right Hsg.,Base Plate
15
7
RP-4000
Worm Gear
& 12.25" Hex
Elevating Shaft
Assembly w/
Wave Washer
Flat Washer
"O" Ring
Worm Gear Nut
MODEL NO.
9
FITS ALL
1
1
2
3
4
6
Use boot for coax connection
on models made before 3/2004.
5
Wave
Washer
Flat Washer
Rubber
Quad Ring
7
8
9
8
10
RW-2000
Roof Wedge
16
IW-5012
Interior Wedge
EK-1036
Directional
Handle
Extension
17
* Remove/tighten with 15/16" 12 socket.
** Use 3/32 Allen Wrench for set screw.
7
11
12
13
14
Rev. 11/10
WINEGARD MOBILE PRODUCTS LIMITED WARRANTY
(2 YEARS PARTS; 1 YEAR LABOR)
Winegard Company warrants this product against defects in materials or workmanship for a period of two (2) years from the date of original purchase. During
year one (1) of such warranty, Winegard Company will also pay authorized labor costs to an authorized Winegard dealer to repair or replace defective products.
No warranty claim will be honored unless at the time the claim is made, Customer presents proof of purchase to an authorized Winegard dealer (to locate
the nearest authorized Winegard dealer, contact Winegard Company, 3000 Kirkwood Street, Burlington, Iowa 52601, Telephone 800-288-8094 or visit www.
winegard.com). Customer must provide proof of purchase with a dated sales receipt for the Winegard product to verify the product is under warranty. If the
date of purchase cannot be verified, the warranty period shall be considered to begin thirty (30) days after the date of manufacture.
If a defect in material or workmanship is discovered, Customer may take the product to an authorized Winegard dealer for service. Customer must provide proof
of purchase to verify the product is under warranty. If the product is brought to an authorized Winegard dealer for service prior to expiration of year one (1) of
the warranty period and a defect in material or workmanship is verified by Winegard Technical Services, Winegard Company will cover the Winegard dealer’s
labor charges for warranty service. The Winegard dealer must contact Winegard Technical Services in advance for pre-approval of the service. Approval of
the service is at the sole discretion of Winegard Company.
Alternatively, Customer may ship the product prepaid to Winegard Technical Services (located at 3111 Kirkwood Street, Burlington, Iowa 52601, Telephone
800-788-4417). Customer must return the product along with a brief description of the problem and provide Winegard Technical Services with Customer’s
name, address, and phone number. Customer must also provide proof of purchase to verify the product is under warranty. If the product is returned before
the expiration of the warranty period, Winegard Company will (at its option) either repair or replace the product.
This Limited Warranty does not apply if the product has been damaged, deteriorates, malfunctions or fails from: improper installation, misuse, abuse, neglect,
accident, tampering, modification of the product as originally manufactured by Winegard in any manner whatsoever, removing or defacing any serial number,
usage not in accordance with product instructions or acts of nature such as damage caused by wind, lightning, ice or corrosive environments such as salt
spray and acid rain. This Limited Warranty also does not apply if the product becomes unable to perform its' intended function in any way as a result of the
television signal provider making any changes in technology or service.
RETURN AUTHORIZATION POLICY
A Return Material Authorization (RMA) is required prior to returning any product to Winegard Company or Winegard Warranty Services under this warranty
policy. Please call our Technical Services Department at 800-788-4417 or send an email to warranty@winegard.com to obtain the RMA number. Please furnish
the date of purchase when requesting an RMA number. Enclose the product in a prepaid package and write the RMA number in large, clear letters on the
outside of the package. To avoid confusion or misunderstanding, a shipment(s) without an RMA number(s) or an unauthorized return(s) will be refused and
returned to Customer freight collect.
WINEGARD COMPANY DOES NOT ASSUME ANY LIABILITIES FOR ANY OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, MADE BY ANY OTHER
PERSON.
ALL OTHER WARRANTIES WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE
AND MERCHANTABILITY ARE LIMITED TO THE TWO YEAR PERIOD OF THIS WARRANTY.
In states that do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or the exclusion of limitation of incidental or consequential damages, the above limitations or
exclusions do not apply.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, or the exclusion of limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above
limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
This warranty gives Customer specific legal rights. Customer may also have other rights that may vary from state to state.
SATELLITE RECEIVER WARRANTY:
See manufacturer’s limited warranty policy.
WS-MOBWARREV2
Rev. 1/10
Printed in U.S.A. Winegard Company • 3000 Kirkwood Street • Burlington,8Iowa 52601-2000 © Winegard Company, 2004, 2006 2452013 REV6 11/10