Another difficult job completed

A NEW DIGITAL TV AERIAL

Here are a few images of a job that we were called out to.The job was to repair an existing Freeview aerial that was sited above a conservatory. When our aerial engineer arrived at the property he could see the aerial from the end of the road as it was sitting on top of a 20 foot mast. On inspection from the ground the engineer soon realised the aerial had been fitted when the house was originally built (around 1989) and the conservatory was a later addition and that the access to the aerial was blocked by the conservatory.

 

OLD ANALOGUE AERIAL

Looking up from ground level the engineer could see that the aerial was obviously the original aerial and that it was totally unsuitable for today’s modern digital TV signals, but the problem was getting to it to change it for a new aerial.

 

THE SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM

It was decided by the engineer that the only solution was to install a new aerial in a different position that was accessible via ladders and away from the conservatory. The first thing to do was get the signal meter out of the van and take a reading to find the best position for the new aerial. Once a position was found and agreed with the customer the engineer carried out the installation without any fuss and had the customer with a great Freeview TV signal.

 

WHY WAS THE AERIAL SO HIGH ?

The original aerial was mounted on a very high mast in the 80’s then the only TV that was available was analogue TV and this had major problems with reflected signals from buildings & hills etc. so the only way to stop this was get the aerial up as high as possible and so prevent what was called “ghosting” this was like a double image on the screen. Modern digital signals are not affected with the same issues so the new mast & aerial could go lower.

WHAT ABOUT THE ORIGINAL AERIAL ?

The only option was to leave it in place as the customer informed us that the conservatory was being replaced, so another job another day to remove it.

TV AERIALS WAKEFIELD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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