Oyster satalite dish

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Steve and Denise
Sep 26, 2011
1,994
2,672
Spalding LINCS
Funster No
18,300
MH
A Class Hymer
Exp
Since 2008
Well the tv has all channels from the Hymer aerial thanks for mentioning that Lenny HB,
I have just had another look on the roof still can’t see anything that looks like one unless it is in the roof ? But working a treat
 

Lenny HB

LIFE MEMBER
Oct 18, 2007
19,050
18,906
On the coast in West Sussex
Funster No
658
MH
Hymer B678 Dynamic Line
Exp
Since 2008 & many years tugging
Well the tv has all channels from the Hymer aerial thanks for mentioning that Lenny HB,
I have just had another look on the roof still can’t see anything that looks like one unless it is in the roof ? But working a treat
The aerials were internal I think in the over cab area until about 2016. They then changed to the roof mounted whip and included a DAB amplifier which works superbly.

Not surprised you didn't know about it if you bought from a UK dealer. Their product knowledge is almost zero, jumped up car salesman. The German & Belgium dealers know their product.
 

Anthony OysterTech

Oyster Satellite Technical Service
Jan 25, 2017
202
199
Welford
Funster No
47,050
MH
Don't own one yet
Exp
Since 2008
Hi all,

Above information is correct although there isn't any exact figure really as systems of different ages are going to have different levels of wear. How much use the system has is also going to be a factor so where as Ten-Haaft try to give exact information on wind speeds I just generally say that if the wind is breaking your picture up, put the dish down.
The signal is a pretty fine beam so if your picture is ok then the dish is coping with what's being thrown at it so don't worry about it but as soon as that picture starts pixelating or breaking up completely then it's time to retract!

Hope that helps.
 
Nov 17, 2012
490
246
WEST SUSSEX
Funster No
23,714
MH
HYMER B SL 674
Exp
SINCE 2005
The aerials were internal I think in the over cab area until about 2016. They then changed to the roof mounted whip and included a DAB amplifier which works superbly.

Not surprised you didn't know about it if you bought from a UK dealer. Their product knowledge is almost zero, jumped up car salesman. The German & Belgium dealers know their product.
On that very point Lenny, new B674 and have had interference on fm from the start. DAB fine. The dealer has changed the head unit, pioneer, installed a suppressor type unit that Hymer instructed to install because of interference was a known issue but still an issue. Have a 32in tv and oyster 5. They are now going to change the external arial but I still haven't much confidence that is going to resolve it. Strange thing is when we picked it up no interference for about 10min driving - perfect and then it started. Any ideas?
 

Lenny HB

LIFE MEMBER
Oct 18, 2007
19,050
18,906
On the coast in West Sussex
Funster No
658
MH
Hymer B678 Dynamic Line
Exp
Since 2008 & many years tugging
On that very point Lenny, new B674 and have had interference on fm from the start. DAB fine. The dealer has changed the head unit, pioneer, installed a suppressor type unit that Hymer instructed to install because of interference was a known issue but still an issue. Have a 32in tv and oyster 5. They are now going to change the external arial but I still haven't much confidence that is going to resolve it. Strange thing is when we picked it up no interference for about 10min driving - perfect and then it started. Any ideas?
Never had any problems with ours but don't use FM much I use mainly DAB. TV reception on it is very good although tend to use the sat most of the time.
 
Dec 31, 2010
215
196
Sunny South Shields
Funster No
14,797
MH
Dethleffs A Class
Exp
Since 2010
On that very point Lenny, new B674 and have had interference on fm from the start. DAB fine. The dealer has changed the head unit, pioneer, installed a suppressor type unit that Hymer instructed to install because of interference was a known issue but still an issue. Have a 32in tv and oyster 5. They are now going to change the external arial but I still haven't much confidence that is going to resolve it. Strange thing is when we picked it up no interference for about 10min driving - perfect and then it started. Any ideas?
Have you got any after market DRL fitted this was a source of interference with our Head unit
 
Jun 1, 2015
659
1,730
Southampton
Funster No
36,661
MH
A Class
Exp
4 Years
On our first van I fitted a Megasat Countryman Pro, (Snipe Pro Max) and although it was not documented if the wind got up over a certain speed it automatically retracted, this was stationary with the ignition off. if the wind was not to strong below about 45 mph it stayed up.
 

Lenny HB

LIFE MEMBER
Oct 18, 2007
19,050
18,906
On the coast in West Sussex
Funster No
658
MH
Hymer B678 Dynamic Line
Exp
Since 2008 & many years tugging
Well the tv has all channels from the Hymer aerial thanks for mentioning that Lenny HB,
I have just had another look on the roof still can’t see anything that looks like one unless it is in the roof ? But working a treat
Don't forget when abroad if the local station is broadcasting a UK/US program with digital broadcasts you can turn off the dubbing and have the original English soundtrack.
 

Theonlysue

LIFE MEMBER
Sep 14, 2009
5,183
4,870
Essex
Funster No
8,456
MH
Hymer ML-T 630
Exp
Not long enough!
Didn't bother with satellite. The time you need it and the weather's shi rubbish, you can't use it. And footprint so small abroad now.
 
Mar 2, 2015
71
98
Wales
Funster No
35,297
MH
Hymermobil S740
Exp
since 2014
Didn't bother with satellite. The time you need it and the weather's shi rubbish, you can't use it. And footprint so small abroad now.
Not used ours in the 5 years we've owned the MH. Now converting it into a sun tracking 80 watt solar panel. A friend is doing the tricky electrical bits and I've now made a mount for the panel and attached it to the Oyster base........

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