Aerial Installation-Get The Aerial Installation You Deserve

By James Sollis

There are many options when it comes to aerial installation. First of all, you will need to decide the type of aerial that you specifically require for your particular application. Some aerials can capture signals over a greater area, while others are designed for more local signals. Understanding the differences can assist in choosing the correct aerial installation for your needs.

The Yagi aerial is a commonly used standard type. This particular TV aerial is mounted to a pole which consists of a reflector and a rod. The connection cable that runs to the element next to the reflector is referred to as the "driver". These aerials are commonly used to capture signals sent by a transmitter to the direction where the rod is pointing. One disadvantage to this type of antenna installation is that it only receives some, not all, transmissions.

The Digital High Gain is an aerial for areas that don't have very good quality digital reception. This installation requires two reflectors at the back. They may need as many as 100 elements. It can be a little on the expensive side, but may be the only option in areas where it is difficult to get good reception.

Loft Mounted antennas are the best type for analogue signals but are not really recommended for receiving Freeview signals. Sometimes the roof tiles or plumbing affect the signal quality. The loss of signal is generally regained by using a satellite grade cable to connect your box to the aerial.

It is crucial to choose the correct aerial when you have aerial installation done for you. Most aerial installers already know a lot about this and will advise you which is best. Although certain aerials work well in some areas, others will not. This is something you need to think about with respect to your aerial installation.

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