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New Sky Dish Chelmsford

Posted by in Blog | September 25, 2017
New Sky Dish Chelmsford

New Sky Dish Chelmsford

We were called to install a new Sky dish Chelmsford last week, and we were delighted to see our aerial we installed some years ago.  South (the direction the Sky dish needs to face) was at the front of the house, so we had 4 choices…  1) attach the new Sky dish to the side gable end, which would have worked well, but would not have a completely clear line of sight.  2) Using exhaust clamps attach the New Sky dish, to our already installed TV aerial, which was on a heavy duty 1” ½ alloy mast, and could have happily supported the Sky dish.  3) Drill the stack and fit it to the brickwork, which we try to avoid, as drilling chimney stacks is not a good idea.  4) Install a large heavy duty 13” galvanised chimney cradle, & lashing kit, putting the new Sky dish Chelmsford dish facing south, with the chimney behind it minimising the wind, / future storms blowing the dish from behind.

Obviously we chose option 4 as we only like to install dishes and aerials correctly!

 

New Sky Dish Chelmsford

We lashed our customer’s chimney stack, and cut off 14inches of an 8ft 1” ½ alloy mast, as we did not want to see any excess mast sticking out of our installation, but we did want the strength and support of the 1” ½ alloy mast, as we like to keep all our installations neat, discreet and heavy duty. We assembled the zone 1 Sky mini dish, and attached the quod L.N.B and already knowing we had a clear line of sight, for the dish we attached our digital, meter and aligned the dish, ensuring the dish was perfectly aligned, and not having too much signal as we do not want to damage our customer’s equipment.

 

New Sky Dish Chelmsford

Our customer had a Humax Free-Sat Free-Time recorder, so we need to run a twin cable to it; a twin cable is much neater than 2 singles.  One cable / feed for watching the TV, and the 2nd for recording.  We ran the twin cable behind the chimney stack, and under the facia boards, so our cable could not be seen and then into our customer’s house.  We drilled a 10mm hole carefully not to blow our customer’s brickwork, and with a rain-loop, we brought our twin cable in, and fitted 2 x compressions F’s, to the cable and set-up our customer’s new Humax receiver.  We ensured all the settings were correct on the Humax, and flicked through some channels to check everything was working perfectly, the 1080p HD channels looked stunning, our customer was delighted.  We cleared up and packed away, ready for our next call another new Sky dish Chelmsford.

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Aerial Company in Chelmsford

Posted by in Blog | May 13, 2017

Aerial Company in Chelmsford

 

Aerial Company In Chelmsford

Andy’s Aerials your local aerial company in Chelmsford, after being asked by customers why we have not wrote a blog for a while displaying our work, I have found time today to write a couple of paragraphs and listing it: Aerial Company Chelmsford.  We have recently completed a communal system for some flats in Chelmsford, where there were no fixing points to the building.  However there was a small flat roof on the top, which was a little tricky to climb up to, and lugging 3x 40newton blocks, a tri-pod, A-group Fracarro log-periodic aerial (small and neat lookingJ) and a zone two satellite dish.

Aerial Company in Chelmsford

The Fracarro A-grouped aerial worked very well and discreet from the ground, 4G was strong and causing a lot of problems when the aerial receives the signal.  So we fitted a 4G filter to block the signal to ensure, our pre-amp and satellite switch would be protected for being overloaded, by the strong 4G signal.   The satellite signal was perfect; we always try and mount our dishes high ensuring a clean line of sight, to be able to receive an excellent signal.

Aerial Company in Chelmsford

Once we had the tri-pod assembled and secured, we fitted our aerial and mounted the satellite dish in the best possible location.  As an aerial company in Chelmsford, we take enormous pride in our work, and try hard to hide our systems, and achieve the best possible signals, which are mainly on the top of buildings.  We needed to run 5 cables down the hipped roof, and to the facia board, where we were able to enter our cables.  One aerial cable and 4 satellite cables to feed the satellite switch.  New satellite switches can be run off of a normal quod L.N.B now, which makes our lives a little easier, as historically a quatro L.N.B was needed, feeding the switch with a horizontal high, horizontal low, vertical high and a vertical low.  As the feeds were essential we have always had to ping out the cables, to ensure the correct cable connected to the correct input, of the satellite switch.  Now its much easier, just connect the 4 sat feed and aerial and it’s all done.

Aerial Company in Chelmsford

We fitted the 4G filter, and masthead pre-amp, in our customer’s loft, keeping them out of sunlight, rain and frost, making it easier to access in the future.  The satellite switch guzzles aerial signal so we have to allow for this, which is why the masthead pre-amp is required, we can connect our spectrum analyser to an output of the switch and set the output signal levels by adjusting the masthead pre-amp, ensuring each flat receives the correct signal levels, to ensure a perfect picture on their TV’s.  We need to check a few of the flats signal strengths, generally one on each floor, and certainly the nearest and furthest away, from the switch or launch amp.  After testing several flats we were satisfied the tenants had a 100% perfect digital signal, from both our digital aerial and satellite.