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TV Reception for Caravans

By | Blog

TV signal is almost always present. Signal is actually part of the light spectrum. Light you perceive it because it illuminates your environment but the RF spectrum is tucked away in that light. Man has learnt how to use it to transport messages around the globe. Like the trading barges of the past riding on the river the TV signal rides on the back of this natural wave/ energy called RF spectrum: Radio Frequency spectrum. An interesting thought why is it call Radio Frequency and why not something else.

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How to get a Radio signal in your Caravan ?

By | Antennas, Blog

Radio today comes in 3 formats:  AM, FM AND DIGITAL.  Let’s first look at AM.  This is what has been used for many many years as the very long wavelength makes it functional for use where distant reception is needed.   The downside is the waves are very long and interference easily occurs. Still today there are many am stations continuing to operate. 

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By | Antennas, Blog
Antennas come in many different sizes and shapes.  Some are for Television, radio, mobile, wifi and emergency services and more besides. What is regularly misunderstood that they are designed to do a very precise job?  The one on your house is for maybe 5 channels or 20 or so programs.  It never moves and the channels are always the same.

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VHF Frequencies and Caravanning…

By | Antennas, Blog

In Australia today most transmitting towers for television in regional areas are UHF. However, for caravanners travelling interstate their Caravan Antenna still has to work on VHF because all Capital city main transmitters are VHF. It is true there are satellite systems around the main city which are UHF but carry the same programs. But note the big transmitter is VHF.

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TV Antenna vs Satellite Dish Advantages vs Disadvantages

By | Blog, General

TV Antenna vs Satellite Dish Advantages vs Disadvantages

We have a number of satellite delivery services in Australia today including the pay service Foxtel. Vast is another satellite service which is the national system set up to cover areas of no terrestrial TV signal. Designed for households known as black spot areas. Caravanners can also have access to vast for off air free television. The only downside is you get no local content and you have to apply every 6 months to use it. In this blog discussing about the TV Antenna vs Satellite Dish advantages and disadvantages.

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