Cutting corners with tv aerials

Here we have a job that had been booked in with us and the customer had double booked it and forgot to cancel. That’s life annoying but it happens.

Back down to the job it was meant to be a 2 room new tv aerial installation, if this lasts more than a couple of years without experiencing problems they will be lucky.


They have fitted a MZR 12 TV Aerial on the old rusty bracket which will cause problems in the future as it won’t last.

Next issue they have run a new cable down to half way across the wall and then fitted an indoor splitter with a bit of tape round it, this won’t take long to get water in it and destroy it, also it looks an eyesore, this should really have had an external masthead splitter fitted with 2 cables running down.

As you can see off that picture of one of our installs complete sealed unit no water getting into it.

Before you book with these companies or before you let them carry out a job get the engineer to discuss what he is going to do first.

If you need hell get in touch ask for Andy or Bob.

Water ingress in tv aerials

One of the most common faults with tv aerials is water ingress which can travel down the cable and as in this instance has blown the tuner on customers television.

Water ingress in your tv aerial can happen a couple of different ways, a cable flapping on the roof can become split or if the cable is old it looses its uv resistance and fails.

Another way is through the aerial when some aerials such as an antiference rx12 or most older triac aerials had a bowl where the cable was fed into which filled up with water and gravity did the rest.

If you are experiencing glitching or breaking up of signal on a wet day it maybe time to have your tv aerial checked, also check the coax plug to see if it is wet and if so remove from television and get in touch.