So, you’ve decided to go all the way in equipping your caravan with the full range of gadgetry and appliances. The kitchen appliances are in place, the air conditioning is running smoothly, and the stage is set for uninterrupted entertainment on the road. You’ve bought a TV and set top box, and are now looking to complete the picture (literally!) with a excellent quality caravan TV antenna. Before you purchase the first one you see, there are a few important things to keep in mind:
The television channels that you watch make their way into your set top box through UHV or VHF transmissions. Typically, VHF frequencies are common in the major cities of Australia, where as smaller towns and remote areas largely use UHF frequencies. Which is why the caravan TV antenna you purchase should be able to receive both these frequency ranges. Most modern products such as the winegard will deliver you the required frequency settings now enabling you to receive vertical and horizontal signals from all directions.
Signal Strength and Directionality
Your TV antenna at home is already optimised and formatted to receive the channel set that you’ll be watching. However, your caravan TV antenna will have to be hard at work orienting itself to receive your favourite channels while you drive around remote areas with poor signal strengths. When making your purchase, consider buying a product with an inbuilt amplifier to boost the available signal strength and give you better picture quality.
The Winegard Antenna does this with finesse, thanks to its advanced componentry and features that include not just a built-in amplifier, but also a signal meter to help the device pick up receiving signals. The Winegard Antenna is equipped with full 360-degree rotational ability to receive TV signals from all directions. Catch all of your favourite TV shows on your next RV adventure with the Winegard Sensar HV Antenna. This revolutionary bi-directional antenna receives both horizontal and vertical signals, thus picking up a wider range of free-to-air channels on your RV’s TV. Made in the USA, this robust antenna receives analogue, SD and HD signals. Never miss out on the footy grand final again with this enhanced RV antenna.
Mounting / Installation
Not only should your chosen caravan TV antenna be easy to mount or install, it should offer at least one of the following capabilities, the ability to retract or fold down when not in use, the ability to dismount completely and put in storage when not in use, or a low-profile design that does not require dismantling. The last scenario is your best bet, on account of requiring the least amount of effort on your part.
The winegard Antenna for instance is highly convenient for caravan use, on account of its multiple adjustments, fixed mounting position and ease of use. In addition to this, the winegard Antenna is designed for installation flexibility. Not only is it compatible with a wide range of caravan roof thicknesses, it also features a compact design that can allow your vehicle to pass through low-clearance areas without any damage as it will sit lower than most roof hatches and air conditioners.
There are a number of finer technicalities to consider before buying a caravan TV antenna, but the above information should serve as a basic guide to help you start browsing. Check the shortlisted product manuals for the antenna’s frequency range, directionality, installation type, storage mechanism (if applicable), and cost. Typically, a caravan TV antenna is an inexpensive purchase, especially considering the crystal-clear television viewing experience that it promises throughout your camping trip, so when purchasing a Tv antenna look no further that the winegard sensar HV antenna for the clearest, easiest and efficient antenna on the market today.
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