Discussion in 'Auto-Trail' started by pvw10, May 29, 2012.
Well not a lot actually, for the cost !
yup the price you pay is for the name not the contents
I always wondered why they dont work, now I know.
It is all show.. nothing in them.
What were you expecting to see?
any aerial is based on a coat hanger, this is just an expensive one
when i opened mine up there were 2 chinamen pulling and pushing things,your's must have escaped.
Don't think mine had anything in it, because even with the booster on it never worked. Bob.
The biggest laugh of all, how many of us bought them and when on site just see them all, the maker must be laughing their socks off.
"Status" as a brand will not come my way again despite me having the later Triangular one fitted, although not bought by me.
It's a load of folded dipoles connected together very badly, a coat hanger would work better1
You never could tell a book by its cover.
Typical of modern times...
Image, marketing and "brand" over content every time.
iPad, iPhone, iPod, iPad, iPhone, iPod, iPad, iPhone, iPod, iPad, iPhone, iPod, iPad, iPhone, iPod.........
I once went down the route of limbo dancing my van through some trees and the status aerial needed replacing.
Looked at the price and thought bu66er me.
Took it to pieces rejoined the workings then siliconed the two flying saucers together. Tried getting a picture and it was bl00dy useless so bought one.
Tried getting a picture and it was just as bad.
Moved the van to an area where you cuold actually get a reception and both worked perfectly.
Reminds me that I should put one up for sale !
Any aerial is a bit tricky to understand.
What you have there is a bit of an 'electronic fiddle'; four folded dipoles. Whether they are in parallel or any other form requires a bit of a hard look at the PC board.
The unit price is another matter. . . .
Mine won't work !
@burstner - A metal coat hanger!
I just measured the gain performance of this aerial. Its gain is -3dBd. A conventional, el cheapo aerial, has a gain of 10-12dBd, with some bigger ones having the performance of 17dBd. To see some aerial performance tests, see my website: High gain aerial tests: Televes, Blake, Status. I have posted a review of the Status aerial.
My Status aerial's pointy bit looked for all the world like the nozzle of a silicone sealant tube - or maybe that was some fitter's joke?
Anyway, the aerial itself was a joke too - it never worked.
Neither did a portable digital aerial on a pole with a cable inlet through the side of the van.
It's only since we got a satellite dish this year that we've been able to watch any telly in our van.
And don't whatever you do buy a Meos TV set - absobloodylutely useless.
Had one on the boat fo 16 years, still works well, there is another one which we sell a lot off and never had a complaint, Avtex St1000
Is that because of the embarrassment?
@Johns_Cross_Caravans-as my review says, they all work well in a strong signal area. The Avtex aerial is based on a single dipole design and can work well, in fact better than the status, as the status uses numerous dipoles connected together without phase balancing.
Sorry my attempt at a joke...........
Seriously my Status 315 works fine, don't understand all the criticism - apart from the choice of channels on freeview.
There are a few radio amateurs on here and most of them will agree a bit of wire the right length will perform well.
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