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Winegard Introduces Carryout® Tripod Mount

Burlington, Iowa – (Aug 19, 2009) -- Winegard Company debuts the Carryout Tripod Mount (TR-1518), a new accessory to the Carryout Automatic Portable Satellite TV Antenna (GM-1518).

The tripod mount is ideal when permanent mounting is not desirable. Great for short stops, wooded areas, boat docks, decks, etc, the tripod mount features adjustable settings on each leg, allowing the unit to be set up virtually anywhere. Elevating the antenna provides protection from mud and water and also helps to prevent tripping over the antenna.

The tripod features anti-theft protection with a locking bolt so the Carryout can be secured to the tripod. The tripod can then be secured to with a lock and chain from the anchor loop under the base plate.

We are very excited to offer this handy mount for the Carryout antenna,” said Aaron Engberg, Director Mobile Products for Winegard. “What’s also nice is that it is compatible with VuQube® portable antennas as well.”

Made of aluminum and powder coated gray, the tripod mount is weather resistant and extremely sturdy. Package includes a tripod base plate, 3 legs with rubber feet, 3 hinge pins, anchor screw, 6” bungee cord and locking bolt. Assembly is simple and easy. Unit disassembles flat for compact storage, requiring minimal space.

Carryout Tripod features include:

  • Easy assembly Adjustable height settings (14.5" - 22")
  • Sturdy mount (ground anchor & bungee)
  • Anchor loop for securing unit
  • Quick disassembly for compact storage
  • Compatibile with Carryout and VuQube portable satellite TV antennas.

The Tripod Mount retails for $84.95, and is now available at Winegard retailers.

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About Winegard Carryout Automatic Portable Antenna

The latest addition to Winegard’s portable satellite TV antenna line is the Carryout, GM-1518. A perfect partner for RVers, camping, tailgating, races, boating, wooded areas, cabins and vacation homes, the Carryout antenna can be used anytime, anywhere. The 100% automatic antenna is easy and simple to operate and does not require separate remote or controls to raise and rotate the antenna like competing systems. Now you can spend more time watching your favorite program and less time hassling with the antenna.

Featuring DVB technology, for fast and accurate satellite acquisition, the Carryout automatically switches between satellites to deliver standard DIRECTV® programming (101º and 119º) and maximum HD and standard programming from DISH Network® (110º, 119º and 129º). For Canadian users, the Carryout is also compatible with Bell TV™ and delivers both standard and HD programming (82º & 91º). The Carryout supports up to 2 receivers so you can watch different programs on two TVs at the same time as long as they programs are located on the same satellite.

An easy grip handle provides for effortless carrying and added security. The Carryout runs off of 12V and plugs into a vehicle’s standard 12V outlet. Includes 50‘ power and coax cables. Unit weight: 13.5 lbs., 15.6” height, 20” diameter, $899.00 MSRP. For stationary use only.

Additional Carryout Accessories (sold separately):

Ladder mount, (GM-3000) – Provides temporary or permanent installation. Quick disconnect allows for easy removal so you can set the Carryout on the ground or take it with you. Extends to 19.5” – 23.5” in 2” increments for 3 setting options. $249.00 MSRP

12V AC/DC Power Converter, (GM-1200) - Lets you hook up to 110V when 12V is not available. 5.8 Amps.

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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