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KING Debuts Automatic, Portable Antennas

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To take better advantage of sales volume derived from its portable satellite antennas while offering improved rate-on-investment for its dealer and distributor partners, KING is introducing two new automatic satellite TV antennas for use with DISH and DirecTV satellite services.

The new, second-generation KING Tailgater for DISH (Model VQ4500) and KING Quest for DirecTV (Model VQ4100) are designed for use as either a portable or a roof-mounted satellite system.

“In recent years, the demand for mobile satellite antennas has shifted significantly toward portable systems due, in large part, to lower price points” said Craig Bartyzal, vice president of sales for KING. “While portables do offer greater flexibility, many RV owners still want the convenience of a permanently mounted antenna that does not require additional set-up when arriving at their campsite.”

The cost difference between a portable and roof-mounted antenna along with the added installation fee for a permanent, roof-mounted installation has led many RV owners toward the portable option within the past few years, the company said.

“We believe these new antennas provide an affordable option for both,” Bartyzal said. “By combining power and data over the coaxial cable, we’ve reduced the complexity of the installation and the required labor time to install.”

At eight pounds and 13.5 inches high, the KING Tailgater and Quest antennas are smaller and lighter than previous models, yet provide improved signal reception.

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