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I have just bought a TV for the Sealine S24 which is both 240 v and 12 volt. I was wondering what Ariel people usually use on the broads,. I am in St Olaves marina so no sure what the signal is like there also

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Dennis, you shouldn't have much problem at all with reception in St Olaves. You are more likely to have problems on the northern rivers, particularly up the Ant. Personally, I've tried various aerials over the years but you can't beat a conventional wide-band Yagi (the type you see on most homes, although some are more complex to reduce interference or pick-up weak signals). You don't need a particularly large or complex design - what is more important is what you mount it on. Given the high flood banks that flank our rivers, I would suggest a pole as long as is practical, mounted as high as possible on your boat and, ideally, able to be rotated while watching the TV screen.

I always hated the aerials the hire yards used to supply - a basic Yagi with rubber suckers on the botton that sat on the cabin roof! For this reason I fitted mine on a short pole (about 1m high) mounted just near a hatch. With this arrangement I can rotate the aerial without going outside and watch the screen at the same time. It could do with a longer pole, but you know how it is - there's always something more important to do!

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Lots of info on this subject if you look via the search button in the blue square.



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Indeed there are! Look especially for posts by Woodwose (Nigel) who has this technology in his DNA!  Playful Wink

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hi Dennis I use a Ballard aerial from Wards at Brundle all though it doesn't work any better than the other aerials it is so user friendly and inconspicuous it's a tennis ball size on a short stick it can be left on the roof mounting without looking naff unlike a normal aerial that is large and awkward to dismantle and pack away, it has the other ability to work as you travel along should you wish, tennis season in my case.John

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Hi

Something that has cropped up recently with the roll out of more 4G mobile mast is interference from them in the Tacolstone TV transmissions!

At home I thought my tv aerial had fallen to bits and called in the aerial supplier (I’m scared of heights) but after checking it over he advised fitting a 4G filter, which you get free by calling a company setup by the mobile phone companies at the insistence of Ofcom!
Just google 4G filter, I don’t have the info on the company as I’m on holidays in  Cyprus  at the moment, back home soon if you can’t find it let me know.

It worked at home so I’m now going to get one sent for our boat, easy to fit in-line from the aerial before the active preamp on my ‘Status flying saucer’ aerial.

John.

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Hi John No interference on my Ballard so far haven't tried Brammington this year yet.John

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I have something similar to the Ballard and find it excellent. No need to turn it to tune in. It can be permanently fixed to roof rails if you have them and can be laid flat. If required, you can get an extended pole. Where Bramerton is concerned, it is ok but only in certain spots due to the trees there. I find it better than anything else I have tried.


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