Working in the Sun, a day in the life of an Aerial Fitter
Although we were working on probably the sunniest day this year, & not to mention is was bank holiday Friday I've got to say I actually enjoyed it. I mean, what's better than working outside on a day like this I thought. We were fitting both new wideband (digital) TV Aerials in Kendal, and also a couple of satellite dish installations. When the sun is out and it is warm with not much of a breeze, then this becomes one of the best jobs there is. Working away with the sun on our backs was a real pleasure, not to mention the view.
Need a Sky Dish Installation on your property, but Sky wont install the dish in a discreet location. Watch the video below to find an easy solution.
Ever noticed that in some areas such as Blackpool there are loads of homes with 3, 4 or even 5 aerials heads onto one mast? Why is it that they need so many TV Aerials in Blackpool? The truth is over time when a home owner needs another aerial point in the house, a cheap and inferior way to do this is to put a single aerial head onto the existing mast and run just one cable off of it.
Have you every wondered why some properties have 3, 4 or more TV Aerial heads all on one mast? With each aerial feeding into a separate room of the house.
With many aerial installers in Blackpool, and plenty of other regions around the UK, rather than looking to provide the best digital solution for their customer, they look to do what suits them. When a customer rings up to have another TV point into their home, and just look to install a cheap contract aerial on the same mast and to run the aerial cable into that room.
Looking at this picture to the left, you can see that not only is it unsightly looking on a property, but it is an accident waiting to happen. It wouldn't take much of a strong wind to take this whole TV Aerial rig down.
The Correct Way to install a TV Aerial to multiple points
Here at Julian Voigt Aerial & Satellite having full qualified as TV Aerial & Satellite Engineers, being Rdi Approved too, we only employ best practices when providing an install to multiple TV points in the home.
If the customer requires 2 or more TV points to be installed, then we will fit a quality digital aerial, such as a log periodic. These new style digital aerials are fantastic for attracting a strong signal. Once we have got the strongest signal, we then install an outdoor splitter at the nearest point to the actual aerial. Once the signal has been split we run off the splitter box the cables, ensuring we use quality cai approved cable to reduce any signal degradation. As per the pictures below. The end result is a neat looking digital aerial on a mast feeding multiple TV points instead of multiple aerials on a single mast. For more info on TV Aerials click here
Installation of Sky+ HD TV by only using one cable, in Blackpool This customer had signed up to Sky TV installation for the Sky+ HD Package. The Sky engineer turned up to the customers property here in Blackpool only to install the Sky Satellite Dish. The Sky Engineer wouldn't use an existing Satellite TV Cable that was running discreetly into the house. With Sky+ HD the cable used is a twin cable and the existing cable running through the property was a single. So having been refused by the Sky Fitter, the customer phoned Julian Voigt Aerial & Satellite to resolve the issue.
The solution to installing Sky+ HD using a single feed or 1 cable was to use a 'stacker/destacker' unit. This enables the signal from the 2 inputs from the Satellite Dish to be stacked so they flow through the single satellite Cable & are de-stacked at the other end where it connects tho the Sky TV Digital Receiver. As shown in the video it consists of connecting a stacker box at the satellite dish, & the other box By the Sky TV Digibox Receiver. All in all this customer from Blackpool was very happy with the result and minimal disruption to his property. For FREE Quote & Advice for Television Aerial Installations or Satellite TV Installation in Blackpool give us a call.
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