TV Antennas

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 24, 2009 at 09:35
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This subject may have been done to death but can anybody recommend a good TV antenna for a caravan. I am not interested in satellite at the moment
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Wednesday, Jun 24, 2009 at 10:25

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2009 at 10:25
Well after trying both the Winegard on the van and a Saturn Omni I have bitten the bullet and bought a dish.
The reason is that in the outback quite a few places have vertical polarity and if you dont have an aerial that can get that signal No TV

Also some very small places you may have to spend a night have little if any reception and a restricted number of stations.

Having to retune the Tv everytime we stop is a pain in the A****.
Put the dish up and 5 mins and away we go.



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Follow Up By: T-Ribby - Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 08:50

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 08:50
A phased array antenna is relatively easy to orient in horizontal or vertical. I have a Kingray and it works well. One oddity I found was that sometimes the reception improves if the aerial is set down low instead of high !.
I have the same PITA with rescanning at every stop, otherwise fine.
Dish is the way to go for the long distance travellers.

cheers
T.R.
(Canterbury Crusaders)

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Reply By: Pacer59 - Wednesday, Jun 24, 2009 at 10:47

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2009 at 10:47
Hi Ray
I have a HAPPY WANDERER TV caravan antenna. Simple construction with T piece bar at top that can be set for vertical or horizontal polarity. Comes with about 3 metres of lead with end plugs fitted plus fittings for caravan. I've had excellent digital reception all over Vic, SA and WA including the NW coast (Geraldton, Exmouth, Broome etc). Bought mine from a Dick Smith store in Melb - about $100 all up.

Hope this helps.
Regards
Rob
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Reply By: Mandrake - Wednesday, Jun 24, 2009 at 12:57

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2009 at 12:57
I have contacts with an Antenna crowd - through my Customs "real" job .

They sell a Caravan antenna for around $25.00 - It can be aligned Vert or Horiz but not an easy switch - undo a couple of bolts and do up again ..

If you're interested let me know and I'll get some more information for you

Rgds

Steve
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Follow Up By: Mandrake - Wednesday, Jun 24, 2009 at 13:09

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2009 at 13:09
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Features
Specifications

F-Type High Performance Balun
Designed and tested for digital/analogue reception
Heavy Duty construction on all components
12mm extruded aluminium heavy duty elements
Tough powder coated finish
UV stabilised plastics
Bifurcated rivets - Strongest in the industry
Elements
11
Band
1,2,3,4,5
VHF
Channels
0-12 + FM
Forward Gain
4 dB
Front to Back Ratio
>15 dB
UHF
Channels
28-69
Forward Gain
6 dB
Front to Back Ratio
>15dB
Part No.: 01ACMX11CA
Length: 92cm Width: 149cm (Assembled)

Cheers - Steve
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Follow Up By: nsgnomad - Wednesday, Jul 22, 2009 at 21:12

Wednesday, Jul 22, 2009 at 21:12
Hi Steve, this antenna looks interesting. Can you advise where I can get them please.

Regards
Roger
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Follow Up By: Mandrake - Wednesday, Jul 22, 2009 at 21:21

Wednesday, Jul 22, 2009 at 21:21
its from a client of mine - I do all their import work ..

Bitek
7/1 Culverlands St
Heidelberg West Victoria 3081
(03) 9456 9222

www.bitek.com.au

Cheers

Steve
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