Top critical review
Beware item is a 111F, not a 112F, comparative reception is poor.
Reviewed in the United States on January 3, 2016
I ordered this "identical" replacement to my broken RCA antenna. I bought my old one at a box store and it worked/works great. I broke one of the rabbit ears off, while still very usable and getting nearly the same reception with only one ear, I still wanted to replace it.
When I got this item out of the box the first thing I noticed were that the rabbit ears are only about a 1/3 the length of my original unit. My original RCA has rabbit ears over 3ft. long.
When connected to my set the old antenna with one ear outperformed this new unit by far! Disappointed for sure. Upon closer look I found that my old unit is a 112F and this new one is a 111F. I had no idea they made 2 models of this particular antenna. I don't know if they discontinued the 112F with longer ears or it has been redesigned as the 121F, I just don't know. My broken unit is only a year old and a search for the 112F comes up with this 111F antenna I am reviewing. Beware if you are like me and want to replace your dependable old RCA antenna with the same one. The only way to tell what you have is by the serial number underneath the black stand.
I'm returning this and looking to buy the 121F model. Reviews say that it has the 3.5ft rabbit ears, so I am going to try it out.