Antenna Installation

Antennas play a key role in how you view and enjoy your TV set. Properly installing your antenna will provide you with uninterrupted viewing while poor installation will leave you with distorted poor quality images.

Some of the tips on how you can install your antenna properly include:

Antenna placement

This is a major factor to always consider when installing your antenna. Placement of your antenna could mean the difference between clear picture perfect viewing and distorted pictures. TV signals are transmitted through UHF and VHF, UHF being the most used spectrum. Despite its wide popularity and usage, UHF signals are highly dependent on a clear line of site and are easily weakened by obstacles including buildings.

Placing your antenna at an elevated position increases your chance of obtaining a strong signal rather low placement or indoor placement of your antenna. 

The wiring

The connection of the antennas coaxial cable to your TV is an important factor to consider. A poorly connected cable could result in poor transmission of signals from your antenna to the TV. 

Before connecting, check the cable for damage and ensure that the wire is in good condition. Any damage should be repaired or the cable replaced. You should then proceed to check the connection of your coaxial cable to the RG6 coaxial antenna cable and its connection to the TV.

In addition, the length of your cable could be a factor in getting a weak signal. Use a preamplifier to boost the signal so as to get high-quality pictures.

Mounting the antenna.

Before mounting your antenna, ensure that you have a strong signal and that your antenna is connected correctly. Once you are satisfied with the signal and the placement of your antenna, you can continue and mount your antenna. Use the adjustable mount clamps to mount it onto a surface. Ensure that the antenna doesn't change its position and remains still by adjusting the mount clamps.

Securing the antenna.

Securing your antenna and the cables are important in ensuring that your antenna doesn't topple over or change its position. Tighten the bolts on your mounting clamp to securely hold it into place. Furthermore, the cables should be conveniently placed and held down securely using U-clamp nails to prevent unnecessary movements.

Ensuring that your antenna is installed properly is critical in getting a strong signal thus acquiring clear and high-quality pictures. For more information on TV antenna installation, contact a TV service near you.