Max view Gazelle performance

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  1. ivytonykart

    ivytonykart Read Only Funster

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    I've just purchased a van complete with Maxview gazelle and TV.

    The reception from the TV is very poor and I've tried to check what might be causing the problem. I've discounted the TV by plugging in another working one and the same poor reception exists.

    The booster power light comes on when switched on.

    Is it possible to check the aerial or booster in any way without replacing or getting an auto-electrician to look at it.

    Many thnaks
    Ian
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    one good reason......its omni-directional and tries to pull a signal anywhere through 360deg and as such, is crap.

    they only really work if you are in line of sight of the transmitter array...or in other words, very close to the TV mast.

    best option is a directional aerial.
     
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    We have the same aerial and the same problem, was going to ask the same question!!!! Thanks. Any directional arials recommended? How easy are they to fit?
     
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    Yes.. as said they are Crap....
    1. Look to change it.
    2. put up with it and hope you pitch up in a stronger signal area next time
    3. Get a satellite system
    4. Read more books or drink more wine...

    :thumb::thumb:
     
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    Go to www.gradeuk.co.uk and you can download fitting instructions for directional aerials . Then drink more wine
     
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    Thanks for the replies. I have just had a conversation with a caravan supplier as I picked up my gas bottle and they can supply and fit a 530 for 190 pounds. What does everyone think? The one on Ebay is 128 delivered but I need a professional fitter.
     
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