Rv tv aerial to run a uhf

Submitted: Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 21:29
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Can a standard Rv tv aerial also be used to run a UHF radio. If not which one would be best to fit to caravan and where would be the best place to mount it.

Hope all that makes sense.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 21:39

Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 21:39
Hi Gold Hunter

The short answer is No.

All antennas are designed to pick up different frequencies in most cased today, your atavistic reception will be Digital and UHF.



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Reply By: Hoyks - Monday, May 16, 2016 at 09:36

Monday, May 16, 2016 at 09:36
No. Antenna are manufactured to a specific length to transmit the signal at a specific wave length. Using a antenna that is he incorrect length may receive but won't be as good as it could and can lead to damaging the radio if you try and transmit.

Want to get to sleep early? have a read... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrical_length
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Monday, May 23, 2016 at 20:03

Monday, May 23, 2016 at 20:03
As I once possibly understood it, UHF antennas are built to ideally satisfy channel 40 (of the 80)...the other channels 'make do' with a near compromise. A 600mm wire is best for distance over the plains, while a 150mm stubby (1/4 wave) has good penetration in undulating terrain, but shorter on distance. But, I'm no technician.
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Reply By: Gold Hunter - Monday, May 23, 2016 at 20:43

Monday, May 23, 2016 at 20:43
Thx everyone, guess I will need to put a 'real' UHF arial somewhere on the caravan, any suggestions as to the best location.

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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Monday, May 23, 2016 at 20:49

Monday, May 23, 2016 at 20:49
Buy a ground-independent antenna and fit it at the most convenient place on the roof, having regard to cabling and access to the radio.

The roof is best. Stand-offs on a side wall will limit performance.

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