Status 550 TV aerial – great reception.

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A must have if you want a decent TV picture!

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The previous 2008 Kontiki, as featured at the start of this blog back in March 2011, was fitted with a Status 530 aerial. In all honesty, it was “not much cop”. Irrespective of our location, we never seemed able to get a decent picture on the TV. When the 2011 Kontiki was purchased, I was not concerned at the lack of the TV aerial, as we had the satellite system in place. However, from time to time, severe weather would prevent the use of the Kathrein CAP 900 and so with the satellite dish lowered, there would be no Corrie! Disaster! The 2013 Kontiki is supplied with TV connection points, but no aerial. Consequently, we decided that as a back up for windy weather conditions, to have a Status 550 TV aerial fitted.

Status 550 TV aerial – a big improvement over earlier versions

First impressions are much better than the previous Status 530. Within moments of first use, we had over 30 channels at our disposal! The control/booster box features a power on/off switch. Furthermore, the “gain” can also be controlled. The external aerial lead is connected to a Status booster box. From the booster box, there are two outward feeds. We have configured our motorhome so that SKY TV is available on both TV stations, whilst digital TV, as received through the Status 550, is available on the front TV station. More about our TV set up is available on this thread.

Vision plus Status 550 TV aerial motorhome caravan

The connection point for the internal and external cables

The external aerial of the Status is the classic fin or heart shape and can be pointed towards the transmitter. The aerial can also be raised and lowered via the internal mast – easy to operate! The Status 550 TV aerial seems a lot better in terms of obtaining a TV signal than the previous 530 model. Of course the creation of digital TV vice the old analogue system may have played a part too!

Status 550 TV aerial – where to buy?

The DIY-er may wish to consider self install vice dealer installation. There are various Status systems are available on line.

 

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