Spotlight on Winegard

We’ve partnered with Winegard for close to 20 years, and they have been one of our best vendor partners during all that time. But in all that time I don’t think I’ve really done a profile of the company, and I really should have.

Winegard company history

It all started with John Winegard wanting to watch Harry S. Truman’s speech in Chicago in 1946, but there wasn’t a Yagi antenna that could pull a signal from Chicago to Burlington… so he invented one. John was able to watch the speech and soon his friends and family wanted the same technology. This led to John designing the first antenna that could capture the signal of more than one broadcast channel. Before, you needed an antenna for every channel you wanted to watch. It also led to starting Winegard Company.

In 1977, the company branched out from just selling residential TV antennas, and they’ve been a leader in every market they’ve pursued. Today you might know them from their satellite products or from their TV antennas, but they are so much more

The special Winegard formula

One of the things that’s so rare about Winegard is that they are still the same company they were almost 70 years ago. So many brands from those days have been sold to overseas concerns, but Winegard’s still headquartered in Burlington, Iowa. They still make antennas the same way they always did. It shows in the quality of what they put out. And, for the last roughly 20 years, we’ve been proud to feature Winegard products at Solid Signal.

Winegard means quality

Many Winegard TV antennas from 50 years ago are still on roofs and still doing the job. That’s an amazing statistic and not something you can say about most technology companies. But Winegard just keeps going with the same great stuff that they’ve been doing. They also add the spirit of quality to every new device they make

Get to know today’s Winegard products

When you look at the wide selection of Winegard products available at Solid Signal, it’s amazing to think it all comes from one company. You’ll find satellite, antenna and other products at all price ranges and they all have one thing in common: that legendary Winegard spirit is baked into each and every one. They’ve kept the product line fresh and also managed to keep making the kind of classic products that people buy year after year.

Why not give Winegard a try? You’ll be glad you did. If you have questions about Winegard products or any of the 40,000 products we offer at Solid Signal, call us! The number is 888-233-5763 and we’re around during East Coast business hours. If it’s after hours, fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you, usually within 24 hours.

About the Author

Stuart Sweet
Stuart Sweet is the editor-in-chief of The Solid Signal Blog and a "master plumber" at Signal Group, LLC. He is the author of over 8,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.