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Winegard Introduces CARRYOUT™ Automatic Portable Satellite TV Antenna

BURLINGTON, Iowa – (January 23, 2009) – Winegard Company introduces the CARRYOUT™ Automatic Portable Satellite TV Antenna. At only 15.6” high and 20” diameter, it is the most compact automatic portable satellite TV antenna on the market. A perfect partner for RVers, camping, boating, tailgating, races, wooded areas, cabins and vacation homes, the CARRYOUT antenna can be used anytime, anywhere. Simply connect to a receiver and plug into 12V power source and it’ll do the rest! No remote or controls needed.

“Winegard has a long history of providing the highest quality of mobile television antennas for the RV market, and the CARRYOUT is a natural extension of that,” said Aaron Engberg, director, mobile products, Winegard. “This product isn’t limited to just RVers, but rather to anyone looking for an easy way to watch television in a non-traditional setting.”

Featuring DVB technology for extremely fast and accurate satellite acquisition, the CARRYOUT automatically locks on and switches between the desired satellites. The CARRYOUT is compatible with all major satellite providers and receives all standard and HD programming for DISH Network® and Bell TV, as well as standard DIRECTV® programming (not compatible with 110 º for HD or KA-band satellites 99 º and 103º).

An easy grip handle provides for effortless carrying and added security. The CARRYOUT runs off of 12V and plugs into a vehicle’s standard cigarette outlet or Winegard’s 110V power inverter. Unit weight is only 13.5 lbs. With an MSRP of $899.00, the CARRYOUT (GM-1518) is the most affordable automatic portable mobile entertainment option on the market. Product availability starting April 2009.

Optional accessories include a 110V power inverter (GM-1200) and a ladder mount option with quick disconnect for the Carryout (GM-3000), both sold separately.

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About Winegard

Winegard Company has been manufacturing quality television and radio reception products for more than 50 years. Headquartered in Burlington, Iowa, Winegard enjoys a worldwide reputation that is based on many industry “firsts,” including the all-channel “Yagi” TV antenna, 82-channel antenna, antenna mounted preamplifiers, antenna amplifiers, the anodizing process, perforated aluminum satellite antenna and the RV television antenna, among others.

Winegard Company currently manufactures and markets four distinct product lines:

• Mobile Television Reception Products: Recreational vehicle, truck, marine, and automotive applications. Digital and HD satellite TV antennas ranging from manual crank-up models to fully automatic stationary and in-motion systems with GPS/DVB. DTV and HDTV bi-directional and omni-directional over-the-air antennas. Ground Antenna Mounts and Accessories.
• Satellite TV Antennas and Mounts: Residential antennas ranging in size from 46 cm to 1 meter, including mounts and accessories.
• Over-the-Air DTV/HDTV Antennas: DTV and HDTV VHF/UHF/FM TV Antenna Systems, Distribution and Preamplifiers, Power Supplies and Accessories.
• Telemetry: Medical and Data Antenna Systems, Distribution Amplifiers, Power Supplies and Accessories.

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