If your television has pixelated images or keeps losing signal, it is probably time to organise a TV antenna installation or repair.
Also referred to as an aerial, the antenna is responsible for catching the radio frequency signals transmitted from a television transmission tower. Converted to an electric current, these signals are received by your television set, which reinterprets them to form the picture you see.
An antenna is essential for watching the full range of free-to-air digital TV in Australia. It can be Ultra High Frequency (UHF) or Very High Frequency (VHF), or a combination of the two. UHF signals are more powerful, so UHF suits regional areas where transmission signals are more distant but there are few obstructions. VHF suits high density areas, as VHF signals deal better with obstructions.
Many Australian houses still have outdoor roof antennas. They are usually located outdoors because indoor antennas typically function only in high-density areas and with close proximity to a transmission tower.
This means repairs and installations are a job for the professionals – trained technicians who follow safety procedures for working on a roof.
TV Antenna Installation
Our technicians can help you choose a product for installation that is suited to your needs.
When you contact Curran Electrical we will send out a trained technician to assess your needs, deliver and install your chosen antenna.
The installation of an outdoor antenna will involve our technician climbing your roof to check the best position for the new antenna, and carefully removing the old one. The technician will assemble the new antenna equipment on the ground before attaching it to the roof with u-bolts and braces. [Grounding will be necessary to discharge electrostatic potential that could attract lightning.] The coaxial cable can be positioned to be less obtrusive. Each connected TV will require a digital convertor. A TV signal booster is optional.
We’ll test your antenna during the visit to make sure all connected TVs are working well.
Installation variables include the height and pitch of your roof. Weather is another factor, as safe weather conditions are essential for repairing or installing a roof antenna.
TV Antenna installation cost
Curran Electrical provides a free upfront quote on TV Antenna installation costs, including product prices and all associated installation costs.
Common signs of problematic antenna
You are experiencing fuzzy reception when you watch TV, and you’ve just done a quick antenna DIY job. The problem could be a cheap quality antenna or a badly installed antenna. Call in the professionals.
You’ve just moved into a new place and aren’t picking up free-to-air television channels. You may not have any antenna. To get an antenna installed if you are in a rental property, go through the landlord first.
The signal is sporadic. You may need a better antenna that has more elements and so generates a stronger electronic signal. Your requirements will depend on your location.
The signal is lost more frequently. New buildings or trees could be disrupting transmission. A professional determines the best antenna placement for a stronger signal.
You have an old analogue TV that hasn’t worked since Australia moved to a digital signal in 2013. You can install a digital set-top box to interpret signals for the old TV.
The image tanks suddenly. Check that the external antenna has no visible missing parts, since ageing and weather events can affect the elements and other parts of antennas. If it does, call the professionals for a repair or new antenna.
FAQs (covering the below questions)
– How to install a tv antenna?
New roof antennas are usually assembled on the ground first and then attached in position on the roof by a qualified technician.
– Do electricians install tv antennas?
– How to repair a TV antenna?
Newer TV antennas may be worth repairing. Our technicians can replace parts such as cables and connectors. They can also realign or relocate antennas for better reception.