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Magic Circle TV aerial

Owd Lad
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Age : 66
Location : Kirkcudbright

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Post by Owd Lad on Sat 18 Jun 2011, 11:55 am

Over the years we've camped/caravanned we've invariably taken along a TV set (there's only so many games of cards you can play) Our present set is a 15" Avtex which allows dvd playing and has a card reader to display photos or anything else that might be recorded on the card. Of course with a TV comes the necessity of carrying an aerial around and we've gone through a reasonable selection over the years. The worst were the Status 'omnidirectional' discs which only ever seemed to work in the very best reception areas. Our original Dandys made use of a standard directional aerial, on a short mast, which clipped onto a 2"x12" board with a home made hooked bracket at one end (much like a Dandy awining roof pole). This was then hung over the window panel of the Dandy with the cable running through to the inside. The result was that the aerial was above the roof and gave good reception almost anywhere, although when adjusting the aerial to tune it in could be awkward to reach.
A couple of years ago, having forgotten to pack our 'going away aerial' we were forced to buy another and were recommended, by the little electrical shop that we went to, to buy a 'Magic Circle'. These were apparently lauded by many people, especially long distance lorry drivers, as having a good performance. The aerial consists of a metal circle, about 6" in diameter, attached to a small box/stand which contains the signal amplifier and accompanying batteries to power it. The amplifier can be turned on & off by a switch on top of the box. The cost varies between about £9 & £15, depending on where you buy them.
In use we have found it to be almost as good as our old directional aerial. It works well for an indoor antennae and spends most of its time hanging from the ceiling by a garden tie or two (which also allows a good range of rotational adjustment). It might not be the perfect solution but it works well in most places for most of the time. When not in use it takes up hardly any space and has no nasty pointy bits to get damaged or indeed to cause damage. Would I get nother one? Yes!
Steve
Eilis
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Post by Eilis on Sat 18 Jun 2011, 12:17 pm

hi, don't suppose you know the name so we can put a link up do you? personally speaking i'd love to find an aerial that actually works Idea
Eilis
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Location : Lowestoft, Suffolk

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Post by Eilis on Sat 18 Jun 2011, 12:19 pm

is this it??

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Owd Lad
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Age : 66
Location : Kirkcudbright

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Post by Owd Lad on Sat 18 Jun 2011, 1:17 pm

I think the easiest way is probably just to google 'Magic Circle Aerial'. Certainly ebay have them for sale at various prices and so to do Amazon.
Steve.

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