TV Antennas

Submitted: Saturday, Jul 06, 2013 at 05:32
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Which is the best TV antenna? There is a large number of advertisements making claims on this topic. I wish to replace my home made antenna which works well in areas of good reception but suffers compared to other caravanners when in more remote areas. I mount my antenna on an extendable pole attached to the side of the van.
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Reply By: Notso - Saturday, Jul 06, 2013 at 08:51

Saturday, Jul 06, 2013 at 08:51
There are heaps of you beaut new TV antennas out there. From what I've seen the old style Yagi antenna with a good quality signal booster in line is as good as anything else.

I have a Winegard it's OK, mates have the Marine style, they are OK, sometimes the Winegard gets better reception sometimes the others.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rosss - Saturday, Jul 06, 2013 at 09:20

Saturday, Jul 06, 2013 at 09:20
Forget the antennas, get a satalite tv system, you will get coverage in the middle of the simpson. Really a no brainer.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Saturday, Jul 06, 2013 at 11:39

Saturday, Jul 06, 2013 at 11:39
Yep I'll second the VAST satellite system.
On the caravaners forum there have been a lot of posts on this subject. You don't have to be remote to not get good reception. Cotton Tree caravan park at Maroochydoore, Sunshine coast, Qld apparently is a case in point with bad to nil TV reception since digital TV came in.
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Follow Up By: DaveO*ST-R - Saturday, Jul 06, 2013 at 12:43

Saturday, Jul 06, 2013 at 12:43
Not long got back from a couple of weeks along the Great Ocean Road. Minimal digital reception in most places. Absolutely zero reception in my van at Port Campbell (12 Apostles area) Even the caravan park manager said unless you have satellite, don't even try. SWMBO has now said go get the VAST system. She was not happy when she could not see the latest episodes of The Block !!

Dave
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Follow Up By: Jim 50 - Saturday, Jul 06, 2013 at 19:01

Saturday, Jul 06, 2013 at 19:01
Thanks for all the replies. Unfortunately the Minister for Knives and Forks is not as keen as I am re satellite dishes, so I'll just have to do a role reversal and "Nag!!!!!"
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Reply By: skilbys - Saturday, Jul 06, 2013 at 19:31

Saturday, Jul 06, 2013 at 19:31
So how's about when we are in an area which should get tv reception and I couldn't be bothered getting out the dish and setting it up, is there a cheap standard antenna available that would do the job???
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Follow Up By: Member - Toyocrusa (NSW) - Saturday, Jul 06, 2013 at 19:54

Saturday, Jul 06, 2013 at 19:54
Yep. The first two lines of Notso's post.
"There are heaps of you beaut new TV antennas out there. From what I've seen the old style Yagi antenna with a good quality signal booster in line is as good as anything else."

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Reply By: Jim 50 - Monday, Jul 08, 2013 at 08:15

Monday, Jul 08, 2013 at 08:15
There are also a number of adverts on satellite dishes. Any opinions on which dish to buy?
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Reply By: Lolly J - Friday, Jul 12, 2013 at 00:21

Friday, Jul 12, 2013 at 00:21
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