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Post by Dlea on Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:29 am

Hi

Does anyone use the above and can you advise if they are a worthy alternative to one fitted on the roof
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Post by bolero boy on Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:36 am

each type has advantages.....
fully auto systems are great, but sometimes (rarely) the only pitch avaialble might place you in an obstructed location where reception is bad, nil.
the advantages are that its easy to locate the satellite, takes up no storage space, can have a large dish for good european reception without having to store a large dish, no going out in the rain to set it up, no chance of it being knicked, can be transferred to another van if required....they are expensive, though.
advantages of a stand alone system are the ability to place it remote from the van to get good reception in tight areas, and lower cost.
we have an 85cm Teleco and it is very easy to use...we had it on a new van 5 yrs ago and had it transferred to this van two years ago.

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Post by Gromit on Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:37 am

Hi and welcome.

First point - unless a previous owner has fitted one, what you have on the roof is not a satellite dish. If it looks like a frisbee (some call it a flying saucer) it's a fairly useless terrestrial TV aerial.

If you are looking for a portable alternative for that, the little Avtex unit is reckoned to be as good as most, and not too expensive.

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If it is a satellite dish you want, The Teleco as suggested by Bolero Boy is a good choice. Avtex also do a good one, but when I had one I found the support structure fiddly and difficult to adjust precisely.
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Post by paul bullock on Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:36 pm

Hi, weve got a vuqube 2 ,its portable ,easy to use (automatic), its got a built in alarm, and can be positioned easily to aviod trees Etc , the directional aerial fitted by A/S is pretty good most places ,but Scotland & ROI you do sometimes need Sat Regards         Paul wave
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