The TV Antenna Installation Process

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Hiring a professional TV antenna installation expert is the first step in having your very own multi-national aerial set up – and one that will undoubtedly provide hours of entertainment for the whole family. As simple as the process might seem, it’s actually quite technically involved and will require an expert to take care of the fitting, connectivity and tuning.

There are typically dozens of these types of experts on hand within any given region in Australia – and considering their low costs and helpful features, there’s no reason not to hire one. But with the prospect of hiring aside, what exactly does the installation process involve and why is it best left to the professionals?

Defining a location for the aerial

The first thing that needs to be done before an installation is to locate a suitable position for the antenna to be placed. This could be on top of a roof, a shed, or attached to the side of a property – and as long as there’s a clean line for the signal to be transmitted, the aerial will be able to receive data as expected.

Fitting the antenna

Although predominantly light weight in nature, aerials will still need to be securely fitted and held in place via steel fixtures. Anything less and the device could sway in the wind, or fall down entirely – potentially causing damage. Most aerials will be attached to a steel pole and this is where the main fittings will be placed; although a couple will also be used to connect the antenna to the pole itself.

Establishing connectivity

With the aerial and pole in place, a cable will now need to be run down the length, through any connective ports and then into the back of the internal receiver, or satellite box. The power should be off at this point to ensure that no surges occur. Finally, the energy can be activated and the television can now be programmed and tuned to the new stations and channels available.