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TV Aerial Engineer Essex

Posted by in Blog | August 17, 2014

TV Aerial Engineer Essex  www.andysaerials.com Essex

TV Aerial Engineer Essex  www.andysaerials.com Essex

With all this hot weather we as TV aerial engineers have been enjoying the baking hot roofs and of course the lovely lofts of our customer’s which at mid-day double up to be a sauna!  You don’t have to be up there for more than a minute and you soon sweat out a litre or two, instantly losing a couple of pounds.  As a TV aerial engineer Essex I always try to keep out of lofts as much as possible and in the extreme heat install the TV aerial system by the loft hatch where there can be a draft.  Last month July I was running some cables in one of our customer’s loft and I was getting wasps flying around my head and a few going down my shirt, which isn’t nice when you’re sitting by the loft hatch with your legs dangling down and you really don’t want to be jumping around.  There was no loft light just my head torch and I didn’t really take too much notice of the loft as I had the cables I was looking for, picture my face when I started looking for the bees/ wasps nest when I was getting mobbed by curious wasps!  I had to take a picture as the nest was massive and a complete work of art.  The nest was built on the gable end of the property and the wasps were flying in and out at the outside but there were plenty flying around the inside of the loft much to my annoyance.

TV Aerial Engineer Essex  www.andysaerials.com Essex

I was lucky it was mid-day (sauna temp in a loft) and most of the wasps were out doing the wasp duties, and not at home looking at me as an intruder.  I looked at the humongous nest and admired its intricacy and couldn’t help but admire their building skills as it was a work of art.  Only downside was wasp’s sting and nobody wants them living in their loft space.  I showed the pictures I had taken of the nest to my customer who very quickly said I will get that dealt with.  I had connected my cables and completed my work.  I closed the loft hatch and packed away, another morning completed as a TV aerial engineer Essex

TV Aerial Engineer Essex  www.andysaerials.com Essex

New TV Aerial Billericay Essex

Posted by in Blog | August 17, 2014

New TV Aerial Billericay Essex www.andysaerials.com

New TV Aerial Billericay Essex www.andysaerials.com

With all this lovely hot weather we are still working in lofts, which is just delightful!  Our first job Monday was a new TV aerial Billericay Essex and we were delighted to see such a big loft.  We took up our loft steps along with a test aerial and our spectrum analyser to take some signal reading, to see if we could put our customer’s new TV aerial in their loft, and surprisingly it could so we set about getting the new TV aerial permanently fixed. After a little thought we decided to use a satellite zone 2 dish bracket and mast as the bracket can be squeezed together, making the fixing holes narrower to accommodate the loft beams where we ideally wanted to secure our Fracarro log-periodic aerial.  One of the massive advantages of the Fracarro log-periodic aerials in lofts are: as there are no back plates / deflectors you can mount the log high without the deflectors catching the roof pitch allowing you to mount the aerial higher, as well as being a fantastic performing aerial it’s neat and discreet.

New TV Aerial Billericay Essex www.andysaerials.com

Our customer wanted 2 TV points wiring in so once we had the aerial electronically aligned and had our Signal readings we ran the aerial cable approximately 1mtr away from the aerial and fitted a 2way masthead pre-amp with a variable gain from 10DB to 25DB.  Using the spectrum analyser we turned down the output of the variable gain masthead until we received the perfect signal with minimum noise.  A new TV Aerial Billericay Essex installed by Andy’s Aerials has to have the I’s dotted and the T’s crossed!  We extended our customer’s TV coax cables neatly around the loft, stapling them out the way where no one could tread on them and up one of the lofts beams to the masthead.  We connected the aerial coax cables to the masthead and went down stairs to test our customer’s outlets with our spectrum analyser, checking our customer’s cables and face sockets, as we know face sockets can be a major issue.  The signal received at the out lets were perfect, we went to our van and grabbed 2 new pre-made white fly-leads and connected them to our customer’s TV’s.  A quick re-tune bingo perfect pictures and happy customers!  We wrote our bill and packed away, our next call was not far away as it was another new TV aerial Billericay Essex.