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How To Bird Proof An Antenna To Avoid Damage And A Messy Roof

How do you stop birds from landing on your antenna, causing damage to the antenna as well as leaving a mess all over the roof?

Grant, of Jim’s Antennas Kingborough, a suburb a short distance from Hobart, specialises in bird proofing antennas. Grant says, “New homes are being built all around Hobart and the popular roof material is Colourbond. As an antenna installer I find that I’m drawn to looking on roof tops for the antenna. The new colour bond roofs, particularly darker colours, always seemed to have white stains on the roof below the antenna. It really attracted my eye and I knew straight away that the cause was bird droppings!”

Grant investigated ways to stop birds from landing on antennas and came across a supplier of bird spikes made specifically for antennas. Grant purchased the antenna bird spikes and decided to trial them on the next home that […]

October 30th, 2014|

Gold Coast Residents: The Retune is Coming on 28 October

As the final part of Australia’s switch to digital only TV, several channels are changing frequency. This should not cause too many issues for viewers, with most residents only needing to retune their TV, set top box or personal video recorder. If you have difficulty re-tuning the government has a free phone service as well as a detailed website advising on how to retune.

If you own or manage a pub, club or business that has a master antenna system (MATV), the process is more complex. Many systems may need specialist attention or even some equipment replacement to ensure antenna systems will continue to work after the retune. This needs to be finalised prior to the re-stack on 28 October. Jim’s Antennas has operated on the Gold Coast for over 10 years, with our technicians specialising on both small and large MATV systems for hotels, motels and apartment complexes. […]

October 13th, 2014|

SA’s Largest Cattle Station Finally Gets Great TV Reception Via VAST

While working on one of Adelaide’s largest meat processes Shane from Jim’s Antennas Wynn Vale met the owner of the Princess Royal Cattle Station, who went on to advise Shane they have never had quality TV reception in the 10 years they had been on the station.

Even though the station was a two hour drive from Adelaide in far north Burra Shane was willing to take on the challenge and took the time to complete an onsite survey of the 100 year old homestead and find a solution to their TV problems.

With a property that has a 7km driveway hidden in a beautiful valley it was always going to be hard to get TV reception from the nearest repeater station so Shane came up with the solution of installing VAST, which will give the clients free to air TV via satellite. So the following week Shane returned […]

October 8th, 2014|

Increase Your Network Coverage With Jim’s Antennas

Jim’s Antennas South Australia have technicians throughout Adelaide who know how to increase your network coverage. Dan from Jim’s Antennas Aldinga Beach was recently contacted by a customer in need of a networking solution.

She owns and runs a boarding kennel on her property near Aldinga Beach. Recently she has built a new office alongside the kennels and required access to her existing data network for day-to-day operations of her business. No worries – the only catch is the office & kennels are located some 300 metres away from her existing network! That is too great of a distance for traditional Cat 6 data cable, and costly trenches and fibre optic networks were out of the question.

The solution was a point to point wireless ethernet bridge. These small but powerful units operate around 5Ghz powered by PoE and are capable of high speed data transfer over large distances, even […]

October 7th, 2014|

Jim’s Antennas West Mackay: No Install Too Much Trouble

Graham of Jim’s Antennas Mackay & District is known for going that extra mile for his clients, particularly those situated in rural areas that often experience poor digital TV reception.

Graham knows that poor reception on your TV is a cause for constant frustration and the difficulty in finding a reliable antenna technician is always an major issue. Graham will leave no stone unturned to help a customer, no matter where they might be located. That’s why Graham is so highly regarded in his field and why he always receives referrals from satisfied clients.

Recently Graham went to extreme lengths to help a client in located in Pinnacle Station which is west of Mirani. Graham had to be towed up a steep country range by his customer as his van just wasn’t made for the terrain that confronted him. While Graham’s van can go to most places, this was just […]

September 30th, 2014|

Why You Should Consider A TV Wall Mount For Your Clients

Businesses with waiting rooms take note, we specialise in TV wall mount installations. We’ve all sat in waiting rooms with nothing to do other than read a magazine from 5 years ago right? Well Troy from Jim’s Antennas has actively approached businesses that have waiting rooms, offering his specialised TV wall mount services. Businesses with waiting rooms approached by Troy have included medical clinics, hand car wash centres and tyre dealerships where customers wait while their tyres are changed. Troy’s even wall mounted TVs in dental offices so the patient can take their mind off the drilling with a bit of daytime TV!

All of Troy’s clients that opted to have a TV wall mounted have advised him that their own customers are far less impatient now as they wait to see the doctor, have their car washed or have their tyres changed. Best of all, the ancient soapie magazines […]

September 25th, 2014|

Retune Is Coming To Parts Of The Mornington Peninsula On 25 September

Those residents and businesses that receive their TV signal from either the Rosebud or Safety Beach broadcast towers will be undergoing a frequency change on Thursday 25 September. Suburbs affected include: Safety Beach, Rosebud, Dromana, McCrae and Martha Cove.

All channels will be changing frequency so you will need to retune your digital TV, set-top box or digital TV recorder after 3.30 p.m. on this date in order to find all the previously available channels.

If you have difficulty recovering lost channels be sure to call Jim’s Antennas on 1300 733 093 who can assist so that you don’t miss your favourite programs or the AFL Grand Final!

September 24th, 2014|

MATV For Apartments: Call Jim’s Antennas

Jim’s Antennas Melbourne are the leaders in Master Antenna Television installations, which are suited to larger style complexes such as apartments and office buildings.

Melbourne and surrounding suburbs are moving more and more toward apartments as the preferred lifestyle choice and as such, the demand for MATV has increased dramatically. Jim’s Antennas requires all their technicians to undergo extensive training prior to offering the service of installing MATV, and Troy from Jim’s Antennas Wollert has completed the training and now has 10 installations to his credit.

When selecting an installer it’s always best to select someone from a known and trusted brand, such as Jim’s Antennas, and it would also be well worth your while to contact previous clients to assess the quality of work completed. Troy’s clients would be more than happy to recommend him for all his previous MATV installations, with first class service coupled with first class […]

September 23rd, 2014|

The Retune Is Coming To Ferntree Gully On 23 September

Ferntree Gully tower is undergoing the digital retune on Tuesday 23 September. This is because, as has occurred in most parts of Australia, space on the broadcasting spectrum is being created for new services such as mobile broadband.

This means that free-to-air channels ABC, SBS and Ten will be changing frequency. Suburbs affected include: Ferntree Gully, Boronia, Croydon, Croydon South, Bayswater and Kilsyth.

If you receive your digital TV signal from the Ferntree Gully tower then you will need to retune your equipment. Residents of these areas who receive their reception from Melbourne or Upwey have already retuned and will not be affected. Any retuning should be completed after 3.30 p.m. on this day.

If you’re unable to retune and require assistance be sure to call Jim’s Antennas on 1300 733 093 or book online via jimsantennas.com.au.

September 18th, 2014|

Home Theatre And TV Wall Mounting: Call Jim’s Antennas

Troy from Jim’s Antennas Wollert recently attended a home in Epping to assist with the installation of home theatre equipment and the wall mounting of a flat screen TV. That’s right, Jim’s Antennas are more than an antenna installation company. Our team of 150+ technicians operate throughout Australia, including Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, North Queensland and Adelaide and offer the following services:

Digital TV antenna installation and repair
Installation of TV outlets
Installation of data outlets
Installation of phone outlets
Satellite installations including VAST
Home Theatre Set Up
TV wall mounting
Speaker & Projector installation

From the attached image you’ll see that the results of Troy’s work are spectacular. Too often our technicians hear from our clients that they didn’t know we offered so many services. Well spread the word that Jim’s Antennas are highly trained AV professionals. Not only are we highly trained, we stock quality equipment from elite suppliers, we use the latest […]

September 18th, 2014|