How To Install your Fold Away Antenna

Setting up your Fold Away Antenna in 4 easy steps

All Fitting and trouble shooting go to the link below.

1

Tighten the arms if needed, so they are firm but not rigid

2

Start at 10 and 2 o’clock.

3

Do an auto Scan and see how many digital TV stations you are getting.

4

Turn the antenna to receive the signal from the repeater.

I consider an Amplifier a must when travelling, only use it when you have a poor signal.

Please do not use the Amplifier until you have pixilation/poor signal 

If you use your Amplifier in this situation your TV may get too much signal and not work properly or at all, so just use the Antenna only in these areasIf your TV says that you have (say hypothetically) 20 stations and you can’t see them.

Then start changing the element arms (in front of the TV is a good spot-maybe looking through the door) until you find your happy medium, when you are happy with the reception you may like to do another auto tune to see if you can get a few more.                                                                                           
YOU MAY NEED AN AMPLIFIER IN SOME BUT NOT ALL AREAS (about 10-50% of areas depending on were you are camped), we do sell them online if you need one.

Setting up your Amplifier in 4 easy steps

If you need an Amplifier for the area you are in due to poor signal/pixilation.

1

Plug the Amplifier into the TV

2

Plug the Antenna into the Amplifier

3

Power up the Amplifier

4

Repeat Antenna set up above.

I consider an Amplifier a must when travelling, only use it when you have a poor signal.

Please do not use the Amplifier until you have pixilation/poor signal 

If you use your Amplifier in this situation your TV may get too much signal and not work properly or at all, so just use the Antenna only in these areas.

Wall connections can also be an issue; check these by plugging the Antenna directly into the TV-if you have a faulty wall connection then we recommend a Direct Connector Available on our- On-line shop in the Shop Now section.

Get better pictures wherever you go with a Fold Away Antennas

We designed the portable Fold Away Antenna to bring in very good signals from Digital, VHF, UHF, SBS and even FM radio.
The antenna can be used for horizontal and vertical signals, using our patented design. Another unique aspect of Fold Away Antenna is that it can be positioned into an inverted V configuration for easy fine tuning. No other caravan antenna can be compared to it!

Get better pictures wherever you go with a Fold Away. The Fold Away Antenna has been tested all around Australia and New Zealand. The Foldaway Antenna is compact, lightweight, durable, good value and maintenance free.
We’ve packed in real performance at an affordable price, for people on the move.

Installing your Direct Connector

By using a Direct Connecter rather than a TV wall socket you will improve the amount of signal that your TV needs to operate correctly. A standard TV wall socket will also break down and fail at any given time were a Direct Connecter will not and can not fail at all.

Tools Needed:
Drill, 25mm hole saw or step drill, 3mm drill bit for screws, Phillips head screw driver Good quality silicone or Sika Flex adhesive preferably white, Turps, Rag.

1. Turn off all Power. Select location for installation-near or behind the TV location and away from any obvious power hazards.

2. Drill 25mm hole through the wall of the van and test the size by sliding the outer nozzle in.

3. Start the fitting process on the outside of the van, put the strap and bung on the outer fitting so that the bung is the right way around-then apply your silicone sealer to both sides of the strap that is around the nozzle.

4. Insert outer nozzle so that it is positioned in a downwards direction, the silicone should squeeze out as you screw it off using 2 of the stainless-steel screws provided. Clean off excess silicone with turps.

5. Now move to the inside of the van to fit the inner fitting. Apply a small amount of silicone to the inside of the inner flange, insert the flange end and screw off with the remaining 2 screws.

6. Now that you have fitted your Direct Connector you have to work out how much Coaxial Cable from the Antenna will be needed to reach the TV (mark or measure the length)-when you have done this it is time to attach the outer nozzle (it comes in 2 pieces that clip together and an O ring).
7. Start by rolling the O ring over the cable past the nozzle attachment point that you have determined.

8. Apply silicone to the inside (both pieces) of the nozzle and clip to the Coaxial cable (to the measured point) with the narrow end closest to the O ring and Antenna.

9. Now that the Nozzle is attached roll the O ring over the nozzle and into position (the groove on the large end of the nozzle).

10. Clean up with turps and leave the silicone to set before use.

If you need any other products or parts, please visit our online shop.

Here are Plugger’s 3 easy steps to better quality TV picture

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Step-1

Always turn your power off and use a water proof silicone between the brackets and the Van Attach the top clip as high as possible on the van, then mount the bottom mounting bracket so that the antenna sits just under the top join in the mast (or about 60 cm) using the stainless steel screws provided.

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Step-2

Push tubing together and plug directly into the socket on your van.
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Step-3

Finally, push antenna into top clip and place onto bracket, swivel to tune and lock into place.

Mast Support bracket (NEW Product)

For a Tall Boy and Standard antennas, comes with the Pocket Bracket, screws and approximately 1.6 m mast support, can be mounted on any appropriate solid surface to support your antenna. Weighs about 1.5 kg in total.

This new mount solves the problem when there is nowhere to mount an antenna especially on Soft Walled Campers.
It holds a 50 mm x 50 mm x 3 mm Aluminium angle to support your antenna. This support has been pre-drilled to fit your antenna mounts If you attach the bracket to the hard body of your camper or Caravan, make sure the join is sealed with a water proof silicone sealer.

  1. Simply attach the bracket(with the self drilling tech screws provided) to the inside of your Toolbox, Tyre carrier, Side wall or draw bar (flush or slightly up from the underside) so that it doesn’t get ripped off when travelling through undulating country. As it can be fitted to your Tool box or any solid surface that will support your antenna (if you fit it to the wall or body of the camper or caravan seal the join with an ample amount of water proof silicone sealer and always trim the screws FLUSH to avoid injury. You also may like to replace the tech screws with stainless steel screws in this case)
  2. Fit your bottom antenna bracket and the top clip to the mounting post using the pre-drilled holes so that the bottom mount facing up towards the top clip, about 5 mm of the angle post should protrude through the bottom of the draw bar bracket. Trim the screws FLUSH to avoid injury so that they are not sharp to prevent an injury.
  3. Then drop the aluminium angle into the Draw Bar Bracket to support and attach your Antenna mast, it will be snug so don’t force it, the bottom antenna bracket will act as a stopper.