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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.
Outfit: Ace Supreme Twinstar Disco 3 Location: Hatfield Peverel Essex Joined: 16/3/2008
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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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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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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.