TV antenna

Submitted: Friday, Jan 06, 2006 at 14:26
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Hi folks:

Wife had bought a small 12 volt lcd sceen tv in preparation for our lengthy trip 1/2 way around Oz commencing March. Now we need the antenna. A visit to Tricky Dicky's reveals only the normal indoor rabbit ears, or another that needs a 240v connection for a booster.

Are there other alternatives? I am sure I have seen caravans running 12v tvs without a 240v power source.

Your advice and assistance, as always, is greatly appreciated.

Jack
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Reply By: flappa - Friday, Jan 06, 2006 at 14:29

Friday, Jan 06, 2006 at 14:29
Tricky should have them , and KMart also sell them.

I have a Tv aerial that is basical a couple of pieces of PVC pipe , with the aerial gizmo's attached. Happy Wanderer or something like that.

You see them on the side of Cvans from time to time , they screw onto another PVC section.

Work ok , and you can get boosters for them.
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Follow Up By: flappa - Friday, Jan 06, 2006 at 14:35

Reply By: Glenn (VIC) - Friday, Jan 06, 2006 at 14:59

Friday, Jan 06, 2006 at 14:59
Hi Jack,

Caravan Suppliers ie. Award will sell them too I believe

Award

Cheers

Glenn

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Reply By: parthy - Friday, Jan 06, 2006 at 15:23

Friday, Jan 06, 2006 at 15:23
You could always get an invertor (spelling ) to take the power up to 240 volts and use it for other 240 bits as well
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Follow Up By: BenSpoon - Friday, Jan 06, 2006 at 19:27

Friday, Jan 06, 2006 at 19:27
You get static in the line from the voltage conversion in the inverter and this saps any benefit the 240V booster may give.
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Reply By: Dilligaf - Friday, Jan 06, 2006 at 18:19

Friday, Jan 06, 2006 at 18:19
there is a post on the senior travellers website called Caravan Aerial and TV Aerial Preliminary Testing http://groups.msn.com/seniortravelers/messages.msnw
the guy has a website with info on http://members.dodo.net.au/~landline/page12.html
we bought the DSE L4024 and 12v amp the guy recomends and we are delighted
we go to places this last 3 month since fitting aerial and amp and only people with a picture at some spot.
few my friends fitted same system and happy
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Reply By: Member - Jack - Friday, Jan 06, 2006 at 20:21

Friday, Jan 06, 2006 at 20:21
Thank you all .. this is good information, and well ahead of anything I had previously. Greatly appreciated.
Safe Travels ...
Jack
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