Having a television aerial installed is usually the first choice for many when wanting to receive non-subscription, free to air (FTA) channels.
A professionally installed aerial can last for years and could almost be a once in a lifetime purchase when using good quality and reliable equipment.
At Apple Aerials this is our main aim, ensuring not only quality equipment but also installing to a high standard with long lasting results.
Aerials come in a wide variety, from low gain 10 element, to high gain 100 element. They can also be installed on different height masts, so, do you need a 52 element on a 10' mast or an 18 element on a 12 mast? What confusion!
It's not quite the case of 'the bigger the aerial, the better the reception'. Aerial signal strength is measured in dB (decibels) using a field strength meter (known as a spectrum analyser), this will tell our engineers not only the signal strength but also signal quality and a particular level needs to be achieved. Using a test rig (aerial and mast setup) these values and measurements will determine which kind of aerial system is needed for your property/area. This is also the case for FM (analogue) and DAB (digital) radio aerials.