TV Antenna Jack TV for free

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012 at 14:17
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Has any one tried the new Jack TV for Free Antenna on their van. If so some feedback would be appreciated
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Reply By: P2D2 - Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012 at 17:46

Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012 at 17:46
Another piece of expensive imported piece of yankee RV rubbish suitable only for the USA which will only receive 50% of the TV signals. Will only receive horizontal broadcast TV transmissions which are approximately 50%. The other approximately 50% of transmissions are broadcast in vertical polarisation and around 12 locations broadcast in cross polarisation which is horizontal and vertical.
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Follow Up By: pnk2 - Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 at 09:53

Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 at 09:53
Thank You for your reply
Is a Saturn Travellers Mate a better option?
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Follow Up By: P2D2 - Monday, Jun 25, 2012 at 20:50

Monday, Jun 25, 2012 at 20:50
Just as bad to worse. Total waste of money and performance lousy. Will not do vertical polarisation TV transmitters which are around 50%, and will not do cross polarisation TV transmitters.
All these so called omni directional aerials should be omni directional sent to the rubbish tip. These omni directional aerials receive in a cardioid (heart shaped) pattern. There is also a null point on these aerials and the aerials to get reception where they will must be able to be rotated to get maximum performance. These omni directional aerials on digital TV are rubbish and will cause you nothing but pain.
There is no aerial with a fancy price tag that works. The cheapest aerial is the Digimatch Explorer
http://dicksmith.com.au/product/L4024/caravan-va7-vhf-uhf-antenna
Jaycar also sell the identical aerial.
http://www.tesc.com.au/gunit.htm

That aerial coupled to a Kingray MHW35FGLV amplifier is the cheapest and best solution you can get which will work in more locations than any other type of aerial. The Digimatch Explorer does vertical, horizontal and cross polarisation. If you post your e-mail address I will send you pictures how you can set up that aerial and TV aerial pole really easily and importantly the best possible way. While all those expensive aerials like the Jack and Saturn are 10/10 for convenience, they would rate perhaps 2/10 for performance. The small size of the aerials is what makes them next to useless. Small aerials cannot achieve miracles in that you don't have the element size to gather sufficient signal and you cannot amplify nothing however good the amplifier is.
I travel 8 months of the year and use a Digimatch Explorer and get TV signals a greater amount of time than any flash aerial. You cannot have a poor aerial for digital TV. Anologue any rubbish would do and you would get something, digital TV is not like that and you need a proper Yagi type element aerial you can point at the tower.
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Follow Up By: pnk2 - Wednesday, Jul 04, 2012 at 16:27

Wednesday, Jul 04, 2012 at 16:27
thank you p2d2 for your great detailed response sorry to take so long to get back on the forum i would very much appreciate your pics +info my e/mail is pk.excav@bigpond.com , cheers+beers
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