Happycamping 50 Miles Amplified Indoor HDTV Antenna

This is a personal review of the Happycamping 50 Miles Amplified Indoor HDTV Antenna
Our Rating: (2.5/5)
 Pros:Got most channels
 Cons:Completely missed a major channel, Poor design
Review Date:July, 2016
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I reached out to Happycamping a couple weeks ago and offered to review their antenna for NoCable. They happily sent me a free 50-mile amplified antenna in order to facilitate this review. I am very thankful for their generosity.

Setup

Setup was a cinch - just like all the other antennas I've tested. Plug it in, and then scan for channels. One thing I did notice was that the coaxial cable (the cord stretching from the antenna to the TV) was a much higher quality on the Mohu compared to the Happycamping version. The better quality could have been one of the reasons it did not perform quite as well (but still good enough!) as the Mohu.

Aesthetics

Happycamping did not brand their antenna like all the other antennas I have reviewed. This isn't necessarily a problem, and could be a good reason why this is one of the cheapest (price-wise) antennas on the market today.

This antenna is identical and size and shape to the Zwireless antenna, but is significantly larger (by about 2 inches) than my Mohu 50.

Performance

The Happycamping antenna, while very similar in size, shape and general look & feel to the Zwireless, did have some differences in reception. This antenna was not able to pick up my local CW channel, but was able to pick up all the other channels my Mohu could. One difference from the Mohu was that this antenna had horrible reception without the amplifier plugged in, but that is not really an issue since, well, they provide you with one.

This antenna worked the same when it was laying down on my table or hung on my wall.

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