Anstig omni directional antenna's

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 11:45
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Hi all, Has anyone had any sucsess with these caravan antenna's. Bought one a while ago and lugged it around the country but get better reception with rabbit ears. I know its the same old story but a mate of mine who has a mate who knows a mate had his modified with a resistor or something and works fine but cant seem to source any info on the details.

Any help appreciated, Athol
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Reply By: MikeEgan - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 12:28

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 12:28
to put it in one word RUBBISH
trouble is there is no such thing as an omni directional aerial for TV and 50% of the transmissions are in vertical mode and that aerial is for horizontal only.
This website has a lot about TV aerials
I fitted the DSE L4024 with the amplifier on that page and now have great recepton. That aerial does vertical and horzontal indepently in VHF or UHF. A digital set top box makes a massive difference in rural areas were they have fired up the digital TV. I believe all the ABC and SBS channels on digital TV are operational. The STB from Coles or Woolworths for $79 are great and sensitive tuner and work on 12vDC
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 21:21

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 21:21

GME make an amplified omnidirectional aerial, AE2000 Marine TV Aerial, as fitted to many, many cruising yachts & they work perfectly.
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Follow Up By: Morgan VIC - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 06:57

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 06:57
Shaker WRONG the GME is not omni directional and suffers from the cardoid pattern. An aerial that suffers from the cardiod effect is NOT omni directional. I learnt all this when my GME did not operate satisfactorily and returned for credit. Read that website posted as what they have there is spot on.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 08:02

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 08:02
I have been on mnay vessels with GME aerials with excellent television reception.

Main Entry: om·ni·di·rec·tion·al
Pronunciation: "äm-ni-d&-'rek-shn&l, -"nI-, -(")dI-, -sh&-n&l
Function: adjective
: being in or involving all directions; especially : receiving or sending radio waves equally well in all directions
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Reply By: revhead307 - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 20:36

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 20:36
hmm, thats disapointing actually, I was about to buy an antsig off ebay ($62). have a LCD TV/Monitor and wanted an easy to mount antenna on the roofrack for reception (as the standard screen aerial is useless)

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Follow Up By: Member - Athol (NSW) - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 08:30

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 08:30
Tell you what Rev, I've got one for sale cheaper than that!!!!!!
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Follow Up By: revhead307 - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 14:03

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 14:03
Gday Athol, if your keen to part with it.

im interested, as there are limited types of aerials that will fit permantly mounted on roofrack.

live in a reasonably populated dont expect it to work out on the tracks. and anything has to be better than the antenna on the LCD.


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Reply By: The Tinker - Sunday, Jan 29, 2006 at 09:11

Sunday, Jan 29, 2006 at 09:11
Shaker omni directional aerials do not work as described
they are poor performers and have a null position and a ratio of null to full signal which results from close to nil performance.
Omni directional aerials only perform in the horizontal mode and do not work at all in vertical.
while you may have been on boats with the GME aerial they have to be close to the transmitter and the signal needs to be in horizontal polarisation to receive the signal.
If you have an LCD with an external aerial the Anstig is such a low performer you will find the rod aerial on the LCD will probably function better in the majority of places.
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