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Winegard Company Introduces the Carryout MP1

BURLINGTON, Iowa – (January 4, 2010) – Winegard Company, an innovator and leader in television antenna and mobile satellite television systems, introduces the Carryout® MP1 Manual Portable Satellite TV Antenna. The Carryout is extremely compact and at $199 it is an affordable alternative to similar systems on the market. The Carryout MP1 weighs only nine pounds, making it ideal for races, tailgating, RVing, camping, traveling and other outdoor activities.

“Extensive market research showed us that there is a definite niche in the market for consumers who want a portable and affordable satellite TV antenna,” said Aaron Engberg, director of Winegard’s mobile products. “Not everyone who wants a satellite TV system has an RV to mount it on, so our new Carryout MP1 satellite TV antenna is aimed directly at those consumers.”

The manual antenna stores in a compact, durable case that doubles as the antenna base when in-use. The case features an easy-grip handle for carrying or locking down.  A bubble level, compass and elevation markings molded into the base make set-up quick and easy.

The Carryout MP1 comes with 25 feet of coax cable to allow for optimal antenna placement. The case with antenna measures 16"w x 18.5"h x 10"d, and weighs just nine pounds. The unit supports two receivers (not included), and it is compatible with DIRECTV® (standard only) and DISH® Network (standard and HD). It has a suggested retail price of $199.  For more information, visit www.winegard.com/carryout.

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; satellite systems ranging from manual crank-up models to fully automatic satellite tracking systems with GPS/DVB; off-air antennas including bi-directional and omni-directional VHF/UHF/FM antennas; and ground antenna mounts and accessories.
  • Satellite Antennas and Mounts: Residential antennas ranging in size from 46 centimeters to one meter, including mounts and accessories.
  • Off-Air Antennas: VHF/UHF/FM/AM and HD antenna systems, distribution and preamplifiers, power supplies and accessories.
  • Telemetry: Medical and data antenna systems, distribution amplifiers, power supplies and accessories.
 For consumer technical product questions, contact Winegard Customer Service at 800-288-8094 or visit www.winegard.com. For media/marketing questions, contact Mariellen Fagan, director of communications, at 330-494-6999 ext. 201, or email mfagan@crowlinc.com.  For additional downloadable press releases and images, visit Winegard's online pressroom at www.winegard.com/pressroom.   # # #



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