Originally Posted by HiLo
Thanks Mary and Bob. I'm looking into an antenna that I can use inside the Scamp
instead of putting up a mast outside. I think I'll give the Rayzar a try.
I have done a lot of experimenting with different antennas for TV, FM radio, weather radio, and satellite radio inside the Scamp. None of it was encouraging.
The foil backed insulation in the Scamp is a very effective shield
that blocks radio (and TV) frequency energy. You can sometimes get a little better signal with an antenna near a window, but you also have the screens to avoid as they block the signal also. For best results you have to get outside the foil insulation. For TV reception, height, signal amplification and an antenna with directional characteristics will help.
Another thing I ran into was PWM power supplies, including my USB outlet and Solar Power
Controller, which have spurious emissions that hinder reception. The same foil backed insulation that blocks outside signals also seems to contain the unwanted ones from PWM power supplies inside the camper.