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Old 10-08-2008, 01:39 AM   #1
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Looking to purchase a TV antenna for the boat and I wonder what success others have had and if there is any recomendations?
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Old 10-08-2008, 07:24 AM   #2
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Hello Peter,

A couple of Questions :-

How far from the transmitting stations will you be ?

What channels ?

I guess that you have a power boat - does it have a solid bimini over the fly bridge ?

When in Hong Kong I had a OMNI directional antenna (Brit made designed for the caravan market) It looked like the modern soccer ball and about the same size - it was effective when in sight of the TV transmitting towers.

A direction antenna would be OK if you were a 'live-a-board' - otherwise a Disc type might be more suitable.

Here is an Australian outfit that specialises in antennas for Motor Homes and boats :-

CLICK HERE

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There is a post about TV antennas in the general living aboard section. We have a great HD TV antenna, here is my post on that (link)
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Months later and I have not solved the TV reception issues. I tried a flying saucer type omni but not good enough so I have emailed Victor electronics asking about the size. I might provide the answer.
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Months later and I have not solved the TV reception issues. I tried a flying saucer type omni but not good enough so I have emailed Victor electronics asking about the size. I might provide the answer.
Did you try the one I suggested? Really, it works wonderfully.
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Did you try the one I suggested? Really, it works wonderfully.
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No, sorry I didn't try it, I am trying to get something local in Aus.

What size is the one you use, maybe I can get one shipped out here??
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