Buying a caravan TV antenna

Some Important Facts to Buying a Caravan TV Antenna?

You’ve bought a TV and set-top box, and are now looking for a good quality caravan TV antenna. Don't rush there are a few important things to keep in mind:

Frequency range:

The television channels that you watch are through UHV or VHF transmission. VHF frequencies are common in major cities of Australia, smaller towns and remote areas mostly use UHF frequencies. Which is why the caravan TV antenna you purchase should be able to receive both these frequency ranges. Modern products such as the Winegard TV antenna will suffice.

Signal Strength and Directionality:

Your TV antenna at home is already optimised and oriented to receive the channel set that you’ll be watching. However, your caravan TV antenna has to orientate itself to receive channels while you drive around remote areas with weak signal strengths. When considering buying the product, think about an inbuilt amplifier to boost the available signal strength and give you better picture quality. A Jack Antenna is equipped with full 360-degree rotational ability to receive TV signals from all directions.

Mounting/Installation:

Not only should your chosen caravan TV antenna be easy to mount or install, but it should also offer a minimum of one of the three following capabilities:

The ability to retract or fold down when not in use;

The ability to dismount entirely and put in storage when not in use

A low profile design that does not require dismantling.

There are some finer technicalities to consider before buying a caravan TV antenna, but the above information should serve as an essential guide to help you start. Always check the product manuals for the antenna’s frequency range, directionality, installation type, storage mechanism and, of course, the cost.

A caravan TV antenna should be a relatively inexpensive purchase, especially considering the crystal-clear television viewing experience that it provides throughout your trip.