Maxview Omnimax

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  1. RS SPIKE

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    Generally not very good... Omni directional so its looking for signals from 360 degrees, one that you can align / move /point is better...
    These has been out for years, I used to sell them for trucks and later motorhomes.
    Making some cash off them was the only good point :whistle:
     
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    Used to have one on my narrow boat, neither help nor ornament a much use as a chocolate teapot
     
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    let's put it this way.. it's better than a coat hanger .. but only just
     
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    Are you sure?:confused:
     
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    look like a NO then !!!!!
    whats are you people using ??
    not fussed about sat TV just a bit of free view running on a 12v/240 cello Tv ??
     
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    Status 550 on motorhome and (previous model) Status 530 on caravan.
     
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    hya as gellyneck says the status 550 is good.. with a signal strength indicator..we were getting all the English channels on Calais motorhome aire
     
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    Three options..

    1. A relatively cheap directional aerial , example ..
    http://www.towsure.com/maxview-mobile-touring-uhf-tv-aerial
    Pros
    * Cost effective
    *Good reception in most areas

    Cons
    * has to be aligned.. takes time to set up
    *not as convenient as a fixed roof aerial.

    2. A Status 570 pole mounted aerial..
    http://www.visionplus.co.uk/shop/status-570.html
    Pros.
    * Easy to align from inside the van, with a signal amplifier and strength meter to assist
    * Convenient
    * Good reception in most areas

    Cons
    * Relatively expensive

    3. Indoor set top aerial
    Pros
    *Cheap

    Cons
    * may only work in strong signal areas
    *has to sit somewhere in the van.. not always convenient


    Directional will always be better than omnidirectional..
     
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