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Message posted by cottlad on 12/2/2014 at 4:42pm
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I have the original Omni directional Status and want to replace with something that works. Looking at the fitting, I would need to dismantle and remove the whole units/cupboards underneath where the aerial is, and the fridge, then take down the ceiling...etc etc... Seems like a huge job :( So, because the old unit is above the inside of a cupboard (above fridge) it may be easier if I just cut a hole in the ceiling big enough to carry out necessary work. It will only be visible when the cupboard is open. Does anyone know roughly how much of a gap there is between ceiling and outer skin? I think a jigsaw will be too long but not sure if a craft knife would be up to the job. Grateful for any comments or suggestions.

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My guess would be about 40 mm as there is insulation.

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Just buy one of these and stick it on a pole.Clamp the pole to the jockey wheel and feed the cable through a window.Its called a vision plus.





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Message posted by cottlad on 13/2/2014 at 11:09am
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Yup have just ordered the external system. Did consider this but wanted a neat hassle free job. Can't be doing with the initial hassle though :) Thanks for the replies

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Just a thought - have you checked the coaxial plugs on the wires coming from the aerial?
There is very little to go wrong with the aerial itself but it is easy to get a short in one of the plugs.
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Quote: Originally posted by jeff juke on 12/2/2014
Just buy one of these and stick it on a pole.Clamp the pole to the jockey wheel and feed the cable through a window.Its called a vision plus.
do you need a booster for this aeriel?






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No booster needed and they are far better than the things stuck on the roof which do need a booster. You could fit an external aerial socket to save taking the cable through the window.

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got two for sale as above

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Message posted by Ady 1 on 15/2/2014 at 1:52pm
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Where do you get clamps from too fit to jockey wheel??

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Quote: Originally posted by cottlad on 12/2/2014
... Looking at the fitting, I would need to dismantle and remove the whole units/cupboards underneath where the aerial is, and the fridge, then take down the ceiling...etc


Just curious why you would have had to have gone to such lengths to remove the original aerial? The Status 315/330 only screws down onto the roof with a cable going through a small hole - 30mins to remove, including removal of old sealant.
I replaced mine with a Status 560 and the whole job was a piece of cake.

I have used the external aerials and there ARE locations where you need a booster, contrary to suggested above.

So far, after several years, I've not been to a site where the Status hasn't been set-up and running in under 5 mins (decent signal strength meter is useful), plus with our 'temperamental' weather, I can still set-up while it's chucking it down outside.
Easiest and most convenient upgrade I've done to the van.

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Message posted by Tarby on 17/2/2014 at 2:43pm
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I agree with Paul also the status comes with signal strength led on the booster making it far easier to set up.Note weather the Ariel's on the houses near the site are horizontal or vertically polarized as this is important for digital transmission.

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Quote: Originally posted by Ady 1 on 15/2/2014
Where do you get clamps from too fit to jockey wheel??



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Quote: Originally posted by michael on 15/2/2014
got two for sale as above
       Have you still got the aeriel's for sale, thanks pete


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