CARAVAN TV ANTENNAES

What do you believe is the best caravan t v antennae at the moment. We have a winegard antennae at the moment that is not receiving any signal at all and wish to update the antennae head. What is the best ?. Thank you.
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Reply By: Member - Jim B8 - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016 at 20:07

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016 at 20:07
Perhaps check out why its not working? They are good aerials. If you are in a town, and its not working, then there might be a cable issue? If there is a signal, it will pick it up, no worries
But if you are so remote, there is no signal, then they dont work. In fact nothing but sat tv does.

Good luck
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Reply By: TomH - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016 at 20:54

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016 at 20:54
Have you got the power to it turned on. You wont get TV at places that have verticle polarity with a Winegard as unless you buy the head adapter they only get horizontal polarity.
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016 at 21:40

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016 at 21:40
Our Winegard has been great. Until one night a couple of weeks ago when my wife complained she couldn't tune any channels - power switch to the aerial was turned off.
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Follow Up By: Member - Allan L2 - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 07:49

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 07:49
We experienced the same problem (power switch bumped off) apart from that its been fine .
Cheers,
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Reply By: Kazza055 - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 10:48

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 10:48
I have modified mine so that I can tip it to the vertical position.

Simple to do, just cut the 25mm square aluminium tube in half (not the one with the lead in) and then fix 2 lengths of aluminium angle bolted to one of the square sections.

You need to bend the angle inwards so it created enough friction on the square tube to stop it flapping in the breeze. I use a broom to flip it over.

Using the Antenna Mate app, it tells you which direction to point the antenna and whether it is a horizontal or vertical transmitter.

When you wind the antenna down, it automatically flips back to the correct position.

Have a look at the post from gagin02 - http://www.caravanersforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=27771

I tried using this method but ended up using the 2 angle sections as it gave much more grip making a tighter pivot.
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Reply By: Notso - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 11:14

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 11:14
We have a caravan club with about 80 vans in it. All different types of Antenna. Some places the Winegard is best, some places the Jack, some places others. Whatever you get just make sure all your connections are well made. The latest Winegard with the bi directional head seems good too.
Winegard Bi Directional.
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Follow Up By: Nomad Navara - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 17:04

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 17:04
Thank you and each other that have replied to my query. I have had the whole antennae checked and it is getting power, the leads all show correct installation etc
It was that there was no signal being received from the head ( which was not the original winegard unit ) and I wanted opinions on later model retrofit units for the existing winegard unit. From my investgations and your help I think I will go for the winegard bi directional unit. Again thanks to all.
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Reply By: Sawtybt - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 22:32

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 22:32
Here is another one to consider.....



Milenco
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Reply By: G.T. - Thursday, Mar 31, 2016 at 12:45

Thursday, Mar 31, 2016 at 12:45
Keep your Wineguard, just purchase a Wineguard Wing man Add on attenna, for less than $100.00. Will make a difference . Regards G.T.
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Reply By: Peter C61 - Wednesday, Apr 06, 2016 at 21:22

Wednesday, Apr 06, 2016 at 21:22
I installed a satellite TV to my Toyota Coaster after only being to get reception near towns with an areal, now it doesn't matter where i am, i can pull up and within about a minute i have crystal clear TV reception. Best move i ever made and it is all free.
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