Monthly Archives: July 2014


New Digital TV aerial www.andysaerials.com

Posted by in Blog | July 20, 2014

New Digital TV aerial www.andysaerials.com

New Digital TV aerial www.andysaerials.com   New Digital TV aerial www.andysaerials.comYet another scorching day and our customer has phoned and asked us for a new TV aerial, we were told they live at the top of a 4 story building and height was an issue.  We were as always happy to drive over and take a look.  It couldn’t have been hotter!  The roof tiles were scolding hot burnt our hands and our feet were most uncomfortable on the roof.  We took up our test aerial as we always do and took some signal readings for both signal quality and signal strength.  The digital signal was absolutely screaming in and we knew we would have to attenuate the signal, as too much signal is as bad as too little.  I couldn’t help but think why the building was littered with TV aerials and wondered why the building didn’t just have one?  My little log could happily provide a perfect digital signal to all rooms and floors of the building.  With the signal being so strong, I also wondered why all the other TV aerials had been fitted on 6ft masts?  I Decided to use an off cut in the back of my van which was a 1ft 2” alloy mast cut off (waste not want not), and thought keeping my aerial low would be discreet and not be the one hit by lightning!  It’s nice sometimes to be the odd one out, every other digital TV aerial on the building was wrong in my eyes, so I fitted our customer’s new digital TV aerial nice and low at least showing how an aerial installation should look.  We used a 13” heavy duty 5 brick course chimney cradle to support the 1ft 2” mast with our Fracarro log-periodic w/b aerial, and if you can find time to look at the pictures you will hopefully agree it looks neat.

New Digital TV aerial www.andysaerials.com

With the new digital TV aerial now electronically aligned with our spectrum analyser we started running our customer’s coax cable to their sitting room.  Once tacked down and entering our customer’s sitting room we once again plugged in our meter to take another reading to install the correct attenuator to ensure our customer’s equipment was not getting overloaded with our signal.  We re-tuned their YouView receiver and TV and started packing away.  Our ladders were fully extended and needed to lowered and put back on the roof of the van. We had a walk around to ensure we hadn’t left any rubbish, tape, cable ties etc. and then wrote our bill and headed back to the ice-cold van for a rewarding blast of cold air!  Call me direct for your New Digital TV Aerial 07916 305 977  Andy

Replacement TV Aerial Chelmsford

Posted by in Blog | July 12, 2014

Replacement TV Aerial Chelmsford

Replacement TV Aerial Chelmsford www.andysaerials.com

Andy’s Aerials Essex Quality Workmanship At Sensible Prices

This week we were called out to a village outside Chelmsford as our customer was not receiving all the digital free-view channels, when we arrived we quickly spotted our customer had an out of date B’ Group aerial pointing towards Sudbury Anglia, which we knew would not receive all the digital mux’s due to the Anglia transmitter changed from a B’ Group to a wideband with the digital switchover.  Our call for a replacement TV aerial Chelmsford was 100% needed.  Our customer’s beautiful cottage was thatched and had a chimney stack in the middle, before I knocked the door I wondered why their 10element Yargi was fitted to the gable end above the bedroom, in view from the garden and allowing the birds to poo over the patio.  I knew we at www.andysaerials.com could do a whole lot better for our customer.

Replacement TV Aerial Chelmsford

We chatted to our customers and listened to their needs, their existing aerial was fed into the main bedroom and then through the floor to the ceiling of the sitting room.  Our customer’s wanted their replacement TV aerial Chelmsford to kept the same way so if in future they required a TV point in the bedroom they could.  I slightly changed the configuration making the installation invisible, neat and more permanent by stapling down the new coax cable to the desired point of the room keeping the white aerial coax lead out of sight.  I enquired if I could attach the new replacement aerial on the chimney stack and our customer’s was not too sure about the support of their chimney stack so I took my customer’s to my van and showed them an extra-large 18” chimney cradle which takes up 7/8 brick courses guaranteeing an outstanding support for the new replacement TV aerial.  Once our customer had seen the extra-large chimney cradle they were more than happy to have their new aerial fitted to the chimney stack.

YouView Aerial Installation www.andysaerials.com

Posted by in Blog | July 6, 2014

YouView Aerial Installation www.andysaerials.com

YouView Aerial Installation www.andysaerials.com

We were originally called by our customer who wanted a YouView aerial installation quote for their property in Chelmsford Essex, when we arrived we chatted and conducted a site survey for the best location to install the new aerial.  Our customer wanted to have a Free-Sat dish installed also, so we looked to the gable end of their property which would be ideal for both the aerial and the satellite dish, which needed to be facing south.  We had access issues with our ladders as our customer’s gable end was not completely accessible but we could safely get to the back corner of the wall and get a good strong fixing.  We took some test reading to ensure we were able to get a good quality signal for our customer’s YouView, and we were soon to be happy with the readings from our spectrum analyser. Knowing we would also attach a zone1 mini dish we decided to use 2 12” x 12” wall brackets offering outstanding support for the YouView aerial installation and the Free-Sat dish.

 

 

New TV aerial Chelmsford Essex www.andysaeriasl.com

Posted by in Blog | July 6, 2014

New TV aerial Chelmsford Essex www.andysaeriasl.com

New TV aerial Chelmsford Essex www.andysaeriasl.com

We were luckily enough to be called out to the White Hart Inn Little Waltham Chelmsford, to install a new TV aerial, when we arrived we were greeted by friendly faces and provide us with HOT drinks instantly.  We looked at where the TV was situated and looked at running a new TV aerial coax lead to the TV.  We decided to install the TV aerial on the front stack as it was a nice square solid chimney stack, with easy access for us.  We decided to lash the stack, and use an extra-large heavy duty 18” chimney cradle, to support the aerial & mast, spreading the load of the aerial mast across 6 brick courses of the chimney stack, making the installation incredibly strong for years and years to come.  We took some test reading for signal quality & signal strength and we decided to use an 8ft 1” ½ alloy mast for height and a Fracarro log-period w/b aerial which is of course our favourite TV aerial of choice.  The signal was good but I would have liked a few dB more, if you look at the picture of the TV aerial I have left a loop in the aerial coax cable for a masthead pre-amp or ready to receive a 2/4 or 6way masthead for future points.  I did not want to sell my customers a masthead unnecessary, but left the loop in the coax cable so it could be added easily at a future date if need be.

New TV aerial Chelmsford Essex www.andysaeriasl.com

We fixed the Fracarro log-periodic w/b aerial to the aerial mast and neatly taped it down to the bottom (appearance is everything!) and took it up to the chimney and electronically aligned the aerial, squeezing every DB possible.  We used the remainder of the lashing wire to pin the aerial coax cable down the roof keeping it neat, straight and secure preventing it moving causing damage to the cable. Once we had the cable down to the guttering we used the down pipe to transport the cable to the floor without being seen, and then we only had a few inches to go across the brickwork to our entry point.  Once inside we ran our cable to the TV and fitted a coax plug and connected it to the TV.  We re-tuned our customer’s TV and admired the pictures.

The food in the restaurant looked so good we ordered some, and sat down and enjoyed every mouthful!  We can defiantly recommend the food there it was fantastic!

We packed away our kit and loaded our ladders on the van and left well fed Thank You.

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