OK Kids, I've had this
antenna about a week now and finally made time to assemble, mount and test it (the box was gettin' in my way). Here're the results:
Took about an hour to assemble, unit pieces out of the box seemed flimsy and was short a few of the smallest screws. Had difficulty getting some of the smaller tubes in place without "grrr-ing" 'em up trying to put them in holes that were slightly smaller in diameter than the actual tubes. Instructions were sparse, and assembly steps could have been in a better sequence to expedite assembly, (i.e. don't attach the signal straps until the unit is fully assembled or they get in the way).
Also wished there was a size #1-1/2 phillips screwdriver because all but 2 screws were too small for a #2 and too large for a #1 to fit properly, but finally got the screws to seat by being extremely careful not to strip the heads.
Mounted it on the post that I had the Phillips mounted on after repositioning the post to allow the antenna to clear the bus roof (took about 15 minutes total to mount, route cables & connect). I am currently parked in an area surrounded by steel storage buildings and am pleased to announce that it picks up an additional 9 channels over what the Phillips and the ClearStream2 did combined (still have the ClearStream2 combined into the circuit, but don't think it's helping much, I will probably remove it when time allows).
Anyway, at first blush I'm pretty satisfied. The remote control rotation feature is S-U-H-W-E-E-E-E-T!!! NO MORE GOING OUT IN THE RAIN TO RELOCATE ANTENNAS!!! (...and there was much rejoicing...)
The only downside - unlike Smitty's antenna, this one (at least in it's current configuration) will have to be removed for travel, but otherwise...for $40 bucks US and free shipping, I wish I had bought this one first! I probably wouldn't have bought the other two...oh well...live and learn, heh!
Will see how long it holds up. The alleged "waterproof" box the circuit board is mounted in does not appear to be all that waterproof. I will be applying some sealant to help ensure weather resistance.
Any questions on this unit, don't hesitate to ask.