Aerials are not complex pieces of kit and yet, when the picture on the TV starts to cloud, stick and so on, we naturally assume that the aerial as at fault.
When this happens, we have become so accustomed to simply replacing something, that we believe it when we are told that we need a new aerial.
In many cases, this is a fallacy as there is nothing wrong with the aerial but other components. We examine this in more detail and what could be causing the problems;
Your aerial suffers all kinds of weather in its lifetime, from high winds to driving range to blazing sun. There is little shade on top of your roof which means that the aerial is subject to all of the weather that can be thrown at it.
But, weather can cause specific problems;
New buildings are built all the time and although you may not think it, the housing estate that has been built opposite your property could be the source of your poor TV picture.
Aerials in Blantyre need to face a certain way – facing the nearest transmitter – and to a certain extent, have an uninterrupted line-of-sight. Clearly, this is not possible all the time otherwise there would be towers everywhere! However, the aerial does need to face in a certain direction and receive an uninterrupted signal. If there are new buildings, they could be casting a shadow over your aerial, leading to a poor TV signal.
If so, call the experts – call us today!