New Digital TV Aerial www.andysaerials.com Essex

Posted by in Blog | November 28, 2013

New Digital TV Aerial www.andysaerials.com Essex

Wednesday afternoon and we are off to Hutton Brentwood Essex for a new digital TV aerial installation.  Our customer’s property is a bungalow and their old TV aerial has lost channels and other channels are breaking up making their TV viewing frustrating.  When we climbed up the roof of the property to take some test reading with our testing digital TV aerial we were happy with the signal form Sudbury Anglia but was concerned with the condition of our customer’s chimney stack, so we decided the best option was to lash the chimney stack at the bottom of the chimney stack as the top half did not look to clever, we advised our customer of the condition of their chimney stack and they were already aware of it, and happy for us to fit their new digital TV aerial lower down the chimney offering a safer option and not disturbing the top half.

New Digital TV Aerial www.andysaerials.com Essex

New Digital TV Aerial www.andysaerials.com Essex

With the chimney stack in mind we decided to use a light weight log-periodic digital TV aerial, although the signal results from the signal test indicated we should use an ultra high gain aerial, such as my favourite Antiference XG10, but I did not want to risk installing a heavy headed aerial on my customer’s chimney stack, so a log-periodic it was.  We lashed our customer’s chimney stack using one of our heavy duty large chimney cradles which takes up 5 brick courses of the chimney stack, giving excellent support for the new digital TV aerial.  We assembled the log-periodic and neatly taped the aerial coax lead down the 8ft 1” ½ light weight alloy mast and left enough cable for us to comfortably plug into our spectrum analyser to align the aerial and get the best possible signal for our customer.

New Digital TV Aerial www.andysaerials.com Essex

The bottom 3 digital mux’s of the Anglia signal were stronger than the 3 which was annoying but not a problem.  We used a powerful wide band masthead pre-amp and were happy with the signal on the screen of our spectrum analyser.  Our customer’s cable was ht100 and we did not feel the need to replace it as it was superior quality and not showing any signs of deterioration and the cable was nice and supple.  We fitted the remote 12v 100m/a power supply unit and ran a new lead from the power supply unit to our customer’s TV and then re-tuned it.  Our customers were delighted their TV was up and running again and had all the TV channels.  We packed away, cleared up and wrote our bill.

Yet another happy customer; of Andy’s Aerials Essex.

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