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Recommendation for TV aerial installation in Canberra?

By Ringer 14 November 2013 27

Hi,

I recently moved in to a property.

While I was wondering why the TV has no signal, I found out that the previous owner has removed the TV aerial.

So I need to find someone to fit the TV antenna.

Does anyone know any reasonable priced and reliable services in Belconnen? Thanks a lot!

R


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hhheeelllooo 12:45 pm 17 Feb 15

Antennas Everywhere 1300 00 1234

zllauh 8:29 am 18 Nov 14

Hi Mate,

We just moved to a new property in Bonner and am not very good with Tools, hence had to get some one to get the TV mounted on the wall.

Had contacted http://www.canberracomms.com.au/, who did the needful. They did mention that they provide TV anatenna installation etc. However the builder had already covered this aspect for us. They did have a check as the signals were not very good and advised that there was some loose cable hanging in the roof which they fixed it.

Good mob, would surely recommend you to have a chat with them.

My 2 cents.

Thumper 8:06 am 15 Nov 13

JC said :

Thumper said :

Just do it yourself. Seriously, it really is simple.

All depends really. If the mast and cable are still there, then yes not too hard. But if the mast is also gone then that can be a nightmare if you don’t know what you are doing.

Any no don’t work for an antenna installing company.

Nah, putting a mast in is equally simply. Bolt it to a barge board at the end of the house and there you go. You can even make your own mast if you so feel inclined.

nhand42 11:21 pm 14 Nov 13

Palmers.

Ringer 10:56 pm 14 Nov 13

davo101 said :

Did they leave the cabling in the wall? If they did then it’s not too hard to just connect your own antenna.

Yeh, there are two outlets. The problem is where I am doesn’t have good reception. Not sure if a standard antenna would work well. I might have to install a split system antenna. Better to get it done professionally.

Goddess 10:44 pm 14 Nov 13

Kaz Electronics every time

Queen_of_the_Bun 9:31 pm 14 Nov 13

IrishPete said :

thatsnotme said :

IrishPete said :

Surely rabbit ears would be fine in most areas of Canberra?

IP

I use them in Belco, but they’re not reliable – certainly not as good as a rooftop antenna. Different channels can need a different orientation, and sometimes something as simple as my wife walking into the kitchen can cause the signal to go to crap. They’re usable, but right on the verge of not being good enough.

Have you considered doing the cooking and washing up instead of your wife?

IP

I presumed his wife walked into the kitchen while he was doing the dishes.

JC 9:12 pm 14 Nov 13

Thumper said :

Just do it yourself. Seriously, it really is simple.

All depends really. If the mast and cable are still there, then yes not too hard. But if the mast is also gone then that can be a nightmare if you don’t know what you are doing.

Any no don’t work for an antenna installing company.

Queen_of_the_Bun 8:33 pm 14 Nov 13

I recently used Kris from Jim’s Antennas for two jobs – mounting a TV on the wall and installing an antenna on the roof of the two storey apartment complex I live in. He was the lowest quote, was able to do the work promptly, his bill came in under his quoted price, and he cleaned up after finishing his work. Very impressed with the quality of work and he seems like a fine young man making a go of his own business. (Also ladies, he is very easy on the eye….)

IrishPete 7:54 pm 14 Nov 13

wildturkeycanoe said :

Rabbit ears? Seriously? Where do you hang them when your plasma sits on the wall?

Step 1: get rid of the power-hungry plasma and replace it with a LCD. Help Tony achieve his 5% greenhouse gas reduction target.
Step 2: if you can mount a 20kg or more TV on a wall, I’m sure you can find somewhere for rabbit ears.

IP

IrishPete 7:51 pm 14 Nov 13

thatsnotme said :

IrishPete said :

Surely rabbit ears would be fine in most areas of Canberra?

IP

I use them in Belco, but they’re not reliable – certainly not as good as a rooftop antenna. Different channels can need a different orientation, and sometimes something as simple as my wife walking into the kitchen can cause the signal to go to crap. They’re usable, but right on the verge of not being good enough.

Have you considered doing the cooking and washing up instead of your wife?

IP

thatsnotme 6:57 pm 14 Nov 13

IrishPete said :

Surely rabbit ears would be fine in most areas of Canberra?

IP

I use them in Belco, but they’re not reliable – certainly not as good as a rooftop antenna. Different channels can need a different orientation, and sometimes something as simple as my wife walking into the kitchen can cause the signal to go to crap. They’re usable, but right on the verge of not being good enough.

Thumper said :

Just do it yourself. Seriously, it really is simple.

Okay, you may need to feed the cable through a small hole somewhere and then climb on your roof to fit it, but it’s nothing.

Having to climb on the roof isn’t a small deal for a lot of people. For all we know, the OP could be elderly, afraid of heights, not own a ladder, have an antenna fitted to a 2nd storey, have a disability, or simply not feel confident hopping on a roof. Paying for a pro to do the job is a sensible choice for a whole lot of different people.

miz 6:44 pm 14 Nov 13

Palmers are very good. Replaced my aerial a few months ago, reasonable price and good service in this known tricky area (with Simpson’s Hill in the way of the repeater). Highly recommended.

wildturkeycanoe 6:19 pm 14 Nov 13

Out of curiosity, where in Belco? We have almost line of sight with Black Mountain and still have problems getting signal, especially with windy weather. I think the new digital transmission is pathetic compared to the old analog, which never wavered in the shadow of a dark storm cloud on the horizon.
Rabbit ears? Seriously? Where do you hang them when your plasma sits on the wall?
Ringer, you may find that the antennas are a bit pricey, so I suggest seeing if the Green Shed might have a spare one in their yard. Mine is a second hand piece found from a “throw out” pile, with a couple of bits missing, but still works a treat. Better than paying $40-$100. Install is easy if the cable is up on the roof, as long as there is a bracket. If you aren’t keen on DIY, then go with some of the recommendations here though.

IrishPete 4:20 pm 14 Nov 13

Surely rabbit ears would be fine in most areas of Canberra?

IP

Thumper 4:09 pm 14 Nov 13

and what davo101 said…

Thumper 4:09 pm 14 Nov 13

Just do it yourself. Seriously, it really is simple.

Okay, you may need to feed the cable through a small hole somewhere and then climb on your roof to fit it, but it’s nothing.

buzz819 4:02 pm 14 Nov 13

Mathman said :

DON’T DO IT!!

Seriously, don’t re-shackle yourself to the mass media mind control.

When we moved house, our aerial was broken too. As we had other priorities at the time, fixing it was down the end of the to-do list After a couple of months we realised a) we weren’t bored out of our brains, b) our lives were not emptier by not keeping up with who was doing what to whom (fictional or in reality) c) we actually spent a lot of extra time to doing interesting things we had been wanting to do for ages, and d) our lives were much more flexible when not tied to the TV program schedule.

No one asked for your hipster bulls***, they asked who will best fix the aerial.

switch 4:00 pm 14 Nov 13

Mathman said :

DON’T DO IT!!

Seriously, don’t re-shackle yourself to the mass media mind control.

our lives were much more flexible when not tied to the TV program schedule.

The domestic VCR (or better) has been around for about 35 years. Nobody needs to be “tied to a TV program schedule” anymore.

Mathman 2:35 pm 14 Nov 13

DON’T DO IT!!

Seriously, don’t re-shackle yourself to the mass media mind control.

When we moved house, our aerial was broken too. As we had other priorities at the time, fixing it was down the end of the to-do list After a couple of months we realised a) we weren’t bored out of our brains, b) our lives were not emptier by not keeping up with who was doing what to whom (fictional or in reality) c) we actually spent a lot of extra time to doing interesting things we had been wanting to do for ages, and d) our lives were much more flexible when not tied to the TV program schedule.

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