Monthly Archives: March 2014


New Aerial Installation Saffron Waldon Essex www.andysaerials.com

Posted by in Blog | March 15, 2014

New Aerial Installation Saffron Waldon Essex www.andysaerials.com

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New Aerial Installation Saffron Waldon Essex www.andysaerials.com

Friday the 14th and what a peach of a day, blue sky and the sun is finally shining through.  The view from our customer’s roof was absolutely spectacular, so good I took a picture for my blog as the sun was shining on the church and the view was simply stunning.  We were there for a new aerial installation, and we soon realised our roof climber would not be long enough for our customer’s huge roof.  Plan B was to put our ladders on top of the small dormer and between two of us manhandle our roof climber on the roof for us to get to the chimney stack.  We took some signal readings as we were not too sure of the signal the surrounding properties had massive masts, pre-amps and one property had two pre-maps cascaded.  We took up a Fracarro log-periodic and took some signal readings using our trusted spectrum analyser and we were very surprized and pleased to see that Sand Heath was coming in perfectly, no need for any amplification at all.

New Aerial Harlow Essex www.andysaerials.com

Posted by in Blog | March 15, 2014

New Aerial Harlow Essex www.andysaerials.com

New Aerial Harlow Essex www.andysaerials.com

Hope you all like the picture?  Never a dull moment installing aerials & satellites, you have a different view every time, and we can never guess what we will see next.  But these guys just made a perfect picture!  If you look closely at the large house beneath you will have a good idea just how high these guys actually are.  I’m guessing at that height if things go wrong game over!  We were called by our customer for a new aerial installation Harlow Essex and we were incredibly pleased to see the house with scaffolding all the way to the gable end where we wanted to attach our new aerial.  The sun was breaking through, getting warmer and we had scaffolding swish!

New Aerial Harlow Essex www.andysaerials.com

We took up a Fracarro w/b log-periodic and using our spectrum analyser we rotated the aerials 360 degrees looking at all the available signals in Harlow.  The London signal was hideous, spiked and all over the place, Anglia was a no go but good old Sandy Heath Beds & Cambridge was a winner winner chicken dinner!  Now having a workable signal we neatly taped down the aerial coax cable to the 8ft 1” ½ alloy mast and fitted a small pair of T&K wall brackets, 6 brick courses down from the top of our customer’s gable end, ensuring the fixings will last for years and years to come, and withstanding the wild and windy winters we are now experiencing.

New aerial installation Ingatestone www.andysaerials.com

Posted by in Blog | March 14, 2014

New aerial installation Ingatestone www.andysaerials.com

New aerial installation Ingatestone www.andysaerials.com New aerial installation Ingatestone www.andysaerials.com photo

Friday morning 1st call a new aerial installation Ingatestone, on my doorstep and not too far to travel perfect.  When we arrived we were delighted to see a new build with scaffolding all the way to the chimney stack.  Knowing the signal strengths of Ingatestone we made up a Fracarro w/b log-periodic and took up a heavy duty large 5 brick course chimney cradle, the idea was to get the aerial up and aligned and then mount a zone 1 Sky mini dish on our 8ft 1” ½ alloy mast but the roof in front had a hip and the dish had to go a little higher than I originally wanted.  I like my dishes to sit on the chimney cradle, giving extra strength and support to the dish, keeping it grabbing every dB our meter has squeezed out of it, but given the choice of putting the aerial and dish on the front of the stack and having the dish low, or raising the dish slightly and having the installation at the back of the stack, we decided the back of the stack was best.

New Aerial Replacement Brentwood Essex www.andysaerials.com

Posted by in Blog | March 13, 2014

New Aerial Replacement Brentwood Essex www.andysaerials.com

New Aerial Replacement Brentwood Essex www.andysaerials.comNew Aerial Replacement Brentwood Essex www.andysaerials.com

Thursday morning and were off to a new aerial replacement Brentwood Essex.  When we arrived we were pleased to see a nice square chimney stack with an old B group aerial hardly working.  We chatted to our customer who wanted to receive all of the Freeview digital channels, our customer was aware they were in a poor signal area and was surrounded by tall trees which affects the digital signal.  We took some test readings with our test aerial and spectrum analyser, and decided we needed to use a 12ft 2” alloy mast to achieve the height required to grab a good base signal for us to work with.  We chose an Antiference XG10 w/b aerial with the given signal readings from our spectrum analyser.  As we were using a 12ft 2” alloy mast we needed to double lash our customer’s chimney stack and used 2 heavy duty large chimney cradles, which covered 10 brick courses of our customer’s chimney stack.

New TV Aerial Installation Upminster Essex www.andysaerials.com

Posted by in Blog | March 8, 2014

New TV Aerial Installation Upminster Essex www.andysaerials.com

Saturday afternoon and our last call is a new TV aerial installation Upminster Essex, I had spoken to my customer by telephone in the week, they were specific with their requirements, which we just love as customers, who have completed their own research and know what they want are fantastic.  When we arrived we disused with our customers which one of their chimney stack they wanted us to use for their TV aerial installation, after agreeing a price we took our ladders off of our van and set them up at the front of the property, ready to access the roof.  We took up a heavy duty large 5 brick course chimney cradle and a lashing kit to go around the chimney stack.  Once we had lashed the chimney stack we went back down and fitted a Fracarro w/b log-periodic on an 8ft 1” ½ alloy mast and measured the cable length the length of our customer’s house ensuring they had plenty of coax cable.  We attached a 10 element w/b aerial vertically to the aerial mast with the deflectors removed for D.A.B radio.New TV Aerial Installation Upminster Essex www.andysaerials.com