Moving TV Aerials in Preston

April 28th, 2015 by Latepred Leave a reply »

One of the issues we find when carrying out any roof work is having to move or take down the existing television aerial or satellite dish, as it is either on a chimney which is being re-pointed or taken down and re-built or loads of other reasons. This in itself is no trouble at all since we just disconnect the cables and unbolt the dish or cut down the lashing wire holding the aerial mast up there. The problem occurs when we come to re attach the aerial for instance and point it i the same direction as the other antennas in the same road, but once all connected up the TV doesn’t pick up any signal. I’ve lost count of the number of jobs over the years where this has happened.

To stop any of this kind of thing happening again, I use a local engineer to re install the TV Aerials. The chap I use and highly recommend is  & I’ve used him a few times over the years. Most of my building work is in and around the Preston, Leyland areas, and I know that the transmission for that area is from winter hill near Bolton. I asked the engineer why as an Aerial Installer Preston area should be sometimes problematic. He said that when you move these old antennas they often just give up the ghost. They are often weathered and old, and although they have been working fine for over 20 years, they are on their last legs. So when they get jostled around and moved about they just break and fail.

digital tv aerial

He always offers to install a new digital approved TV Aerial, since he knows he can guarantee that it’ll be right for many years to come. Like the one pictured, which is a log periodic aerial, you’ll notice it has no balum or back reflector which is good for lessening the wind resistance. The thing about any electrical equipment is if you can avoid moving it or even touching it, then do so, because it can be more trouble than its worth.