TV ANTENNA

Submitted: Monday, Jun 14, 2010 at 14:42
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can anyone advise on a top class antenna.Not going right outback but inland vic.Bazza
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Reply By: OREJAP - Monday, Jun 14, 2010 at 14:48

Monday, Jun 14, 2010 at 14:48
I have used a Happy Wanderer Focus 1 with a booster (included) and it works fine. The model is like a flying saucer to look at and can receive horizontal & vertical waves according to the owners manual. I have only operated the thing horizontally. I think most caravan suppliers/fitters like Jayco Prestige sell them. Maybe about $295 or could be cheaper at Caravan & Camping Shows.
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Reply By: hazo - Monday, Jun 14, 2010 at 15:21

Monday, Jun 14, 2010 at 15:21
Barrie

Forget all the fancy expensive types and go for a Digimax explorer.
They are available from Dick Smiths or Jaycar at around $69.

They work vertical or horizontal and seem to be the choice of most caravanners after they have tried the other types without much luck.

see here :--http://www.dse.com.au/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/4c15bae400cb92f82741c0a87e0106e5/Product/View/L4024
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Follow Up By: Ian & Chris - Monday, Jun 14, 2010 at 17:43

Monday, Jun 14, 2010 at 17:43
Second the Digimatch Explorer.

We have had a good picture in places where others have experienced ghosting and other problems.

We had a very tall guy wire stayed antenna on our house due to living behind a ridge line. It was a huge VHF with UHF antenna mounted above and with a booster. The aerial had to go to allow the fitting of photovoltaic panels. As a experiment I pulled the Digimatch out of the caravan boot and connected up. Perfect picture, and not boosted/amplified, the Digimatch is now sitting on the rafters inside the roof cavity.

Went out and bought another to go back into the caravan. Purchased on line, delivered Aust. Post and the price was under $60.00. Can't for the life of me remember who the company were. A Google would find it I'm sure.

Ian
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Follow Up By: Ian & Chris - Monday, Jun 14, 2010 at 18:35

Monday, Jun 14, 2010 at 18:35
O.K!

The site is oo.com.au
Type "explorer" into the search window.
Price. $49.95 plus $9.95 postage.

$59.90 for an antenna that beats hands down others costing hundreds of dollars.
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Follow Up By: Member - Barrie- Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 08:25

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 08:25
Thanks for your info Have purchased Didimatch .Will let you know the results when i return.Bazza
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Follow Up By: OREJAP - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 21:08

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 21:08
Hazo. Sorry to rain on your parade so to speak but I have consulted a TV antenna specialist (australia creditation) & he knowns about the digimatch believes they are worth about $15 tops and are ok for line of site in certain areas but basically there are much better aerials around IHHO
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