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Jim’s Antennas Hervey Bay Proud Supporter of The 2015 Dunga Derby

The Dunga Derby is a fundraiser that Jim's Antennas (Hervey Bay) are proudly supporting - “Rally for A Cause Inc”- established by a group of local business people to help families in need on the Fraser Coast. The Dunga Derby is a 3 day Outback Adventure from the Fraser Coast to the Country rallying the hearts and generosity of the Fraser Coast community to raise money to help support local people with major illnesses. The donations will help with local families and people that have rare and major illnesses. Unfortunately some of the patients have been diagnosed with untreatable illnesses but funds raise will help ease the financial strain that these illnesses can place on their families. As the 2015 event was Jim's Antennas Hervey Bay and Maryborough 1st supported event it will be proudly supporting the 2016 event. We are hoping you’ll be willing to help support this event [...]

April 21st, 2016|
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Leaking Roof? It could be time to get your antenna looked at.

If you have a leaking roof it may be caused by an old antenna mount and movement of the mast. David from Jim's Antennas Horsham was called to one such job. There was nothing wrong with the antenna system other than the movement of the mast causing the silicon sealant to come loose from the tile. This caused water ingress when it rained. The water ran down the coax and showed unsightly water spots on the ceiling in the laundry, toilet and bathroom of the customers home. A new universal antenna mount was installed. These require no drilling of the tiles and have a tripod arrangement which eliminated the need for maintenance due to movement and perished silicon sealant. If you think your mount may be unsuitable yet you still have good signal call Jim's on 131 546 for a free quote.

April 20th, 2016|
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Fixing 4G Interference

There may be many of you out there wondering why your TV reception has recently started playing up. The answer is likely to be interference caused by 4G mobile networks. Since the 1st of January both Optus and Telstra launched 4G services in the 700 megahertz (MHz) frequency. The problem is that the 700 MHz frequency was previously used by television stations to emit analogue picture and sound and many of you have antennas and related equipment tuned to pick up this frequency. You may find that your antenna has been overwhelmed by the strong 4G signals, particularly if you reside within close proximity to a mobile phone transmission tower. The result is poor TV reception. An Optus representative has stated, “Optus is aware of some issues regarding TV reception … where Optus and/or Telstra has recently launched 4G services in the 700 MHz band”. Telstra has also been quoted [...]

April 19th, 2016|
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Maryborough Sports Club Gets State Of Origin Upgrade

Maryborough Sports Club is ready for the state of origin 2016 and the NRL season. Jims Antennas Hervey Bay and Maryborough upgraded the projector and outdoor area with waterproof outdoor speakers and new digital antenna upgrade. This was installed into a shipping container outside in the rear entertaining area. Not only does the footy sound great it looks great with the New High Lumens Home Theatre Projector. So see you at the next State Of Origin Event at Maryborough Sports Club QLD. And the bonus? Even the kids enjoy it :).

April 19th, 2016|
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Jims Antennas Hervey Bay Concealed Ceiling Speakers

Jims Antennas Technicians are not only professional at antenna installations we also specialise in other fields like Professional Home Theatre and Home Automation. We are experienced at concealed home theatre installations and ceiling speakers. This particular customer had speakers installed on the wall and were not happy with having to clean dust off them all the time and were in need of an upgrade. With these easy solutions you can have hidden speakers within the ceiling space and will not need cleaning at all. These speakers are thin and do not protrude from the ceiling and look much like down-lights. This particular installation was 4 rear 8-inch ceiling speakers and 2 angled front speakers which provided the Dolby Atmos Experience. Now I know you're all thinking what is Dolby Atmos, this is the new form of home theatre experience and engulfs the viewer in a more immersive way. Dolby Atmos [...]

April 16th, 2016|
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Jims Antennas Hervey Bay Helps With Lightning Detection

Jim's Antennas Hervey Bay and Maryborough have been involved in the installation of lightning detection in the Wide Bay Region. GPATS Australia contacted Jims Antennas for installation of there equipment within the Wide Bay Region. The equipment is very sophisticated and it is very important that the there is minimum electromagnetic interference within the area of installation. This equipment will be used by the Bureau and meteorologists to predict weather events throughout the region and provide accurate lighting detection 24hrs a day. These systems are used all of the Globe to assist with weather data and help predict major and minor isolated weather events. Jim's Antennas are proud to be on the leading edge of innovation and this is yet another example where we continue to evolve our skills and expertise.

April 13th, 2016|
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Jim’s Antennas Supports the Royal Children’s Hospital

This Wednesday the Baby Emma Foundation, founded by Jim’s Antenna’s Divisional Manager Andrew Parke and his wife Sarah, will donate a fridge to a young family based in Hastings with a seriously ill child. 11 year old Caleb is one of three boys, and has complex medical and disability needs. His mother Lynn, is a single mum, and cares for Caleb full time. Andrew says “When the request came through for a new fridge for the family, the Baby Emma Foundation was very pleased to be able to step in and assist.” On finding out that Caleb’s birthday is coming up, the Foundation decided to surprise the family with a brand new large screen TV as well as the fridge. The Baby Emma Foundation was established in 2004 by Andrew and Sarah Parke in honour of their baby daughter Emma Rose. Funds for the foundation are raised by Jim’s Antennas [...]

April 6th, 2016|

How Two Young Guns are Growing the Jim’s Brand

Andrew Parke and Brett Blair are responsible for more than 250 franchised businesses between them and feel that the best is yet to come. Brett Blair has been growing the Jim’s Mobile Pool Shop division for seven years and now has 89 franchised businesses Australia wide and Andrew Parke has 165 after 12 years at the helm of Jim’s Antennas. Both firmly believe in the franchising concept and the benefits that buying an established franchised brand brings. “I still ask people, why would you try and start a business from scratch when we have the recipe, the systems and the support to get you off to a flying start,” says Blair. “We are both always trying to improve our systems for our franchisees, that's our number one goal. If we can help franchisees build a great business, help them follow the systems that work, and achieve the goals they set, [...]

April 1st, 2016|

TV Wall Mount Wollert

Troy from Jim’s Antennas Epping recently attended a home in Wollert to assist with the installation of an extra TV outlet. Whilst at the job Troy suggested mounting the customers new 50” TV on the wall in the main living area. As you can see in the photo Troy ended up putting the TV on a corner bracket to maximise the picture quality. The customer was very impressed with Troy's work and has asked him to go back to wall mount all the TV’s in the house.

March 24th, 2016|
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Size Does Matter: 80 Inch TV Wall Mount Install

At Jim's Antennas we are very proud of the fact that we can wall mount TVs of any size. David from Jim's Antennas was asked to wall mount an 80" LG Smart TV in a Living Room in Horsham. After consulting with the client it was decided to go with a swivel mount and infrared-repeater to hide all the components in the stairwell cavity behind the TV. Since David has access to the wide range of component manufacturers who supply Jim's Antennas, it didn't take him long to find the correct TV Bracket for such a large TV. Our extensive training program provides all our Franchise Owners a solution to any problem. The Apple TV, Wii, PS4 and modulated Foxtel were installed on a shelf out of sight, with the ability to use the remote controls in the living room. Jim's Antennas Horsham provides services the wider Wimmera Region, specialising [...]

March 7th, 2016|