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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|

Want To Improve Digital TV Reception In Doncaster? Call Jim’s Antennas

Since the switch from analogue to digital we’ve encountered many locations that struggle to obtain a decent signal, with Doncaster in Melbourne’s east a renowned trouble spot. Troy from Jim’s Antennas Wollert travels throughout Melbourne’s northern and eastern corridors responding to requests to improve digital TV signals. Troy stocks various antennas with low, medium and high gain capabilities but sometimes what is required is a mast to elevate the antenna high enough to pick up a quality digital signal.

For those who have put up with poor TV reception there’s not much you wouldn’t do to improve it as it’s a cause of constant frustration. A poor signal is caused by a myriad of factors but the following are some examples:

Poor quality antenna
Distance from the nearest transmission towers
Obstructions to the signal such as mountains, buildings, trees
Poor quality installation

If you call Jim’s Antennas you can eliminate some of these […]

September 16th, 2014|

Adam Is Jim’s Antennas New Addition In Essendon

After 10 years in the customer service industry, Adam, a resident of Essendon in Melbourne’s north, decided upon a lifestyle change. Adam enquired about several different opportunities and conducted his due diligence before deciding that a career as a digital communications technician was for him. Adam has a passion for technology, and the digital communications industry provides him with an opportunity to do what he loves.

Rather than risk establishing an independent business, Adam selected a Jim’s Antennas franchise as his preferred business model. Adam says, “I looked thoroughly into the many options I had available to me. The option to go it alone was strongly considered, but I decided upon the franchise model as Jim’s Antennas has a reputation in the industry that’s second to none”. Adam continues, “From day one I knew I made the right decision. The professionalism of my franchisor and his team has been great […]

September 11th, 2014|

Jim’s Antennas Mt Pleasant: Another Quality VAST Install

Rick operates Jim’s Antennas Mt Pleasant, located in Mackay, which has several locations that struggle when it comes to obtaining a quality digital signal. Not all locations will receive a quality digital TV signal through a standard antenna, and in these instances, a satellite can be used to ensure crystal clear free-to-air TV reception.

Known as Viewer Access Satellite Television, or VAST, this program, sponsored by the federal government, ensures that those who cannot receive a sufficient signal via a standard antenna have the same opportunity to free-to-air TV as those than can. To see if you are eligible for VAST, contact Jim’s Antennas who can attend your property, test the digital signal using a meter to determine the strength of the signal, and if you qualify, we can help lodge the application and install once approved.

Rick recently installed a VAST system for a client on the Sarina Range. […]

September 8th, 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 4th, 2014|

Jim’s Antennas: The MATV Installation Specialists

Jim’s Antennas Melbourne CBD specialise in Master Antenna Television, which is a service whereby one antenna supplies numerous locations for all their digital TV needs. Locations such as office buildings, apartment complexes, retirement homes and hotels require multiple TV outlets to satisfy the needs of tenants, owners and patrons, and it’s just not feasible to have individual antennas for each separate outlet. Not only would it look unsightly, each antenna would cause interference to the others. It therefore makes sense to have one central antenna supplying a digital signal to each outlet within any one complex.

MATV is a specialist niche within the digital TV antenna field, with only a few companies offering this service. Joe, from Jim’s Antennas Melbourne CBD has been installing MATV systems throughout the city and surrounding suburbs for several years now and is one of the most respected installers in the industry. Troy, from Jim’s […]

September 2nd, 2014|

Jim’s Antennas Mackay Travels Far And Wide To Help

Graham is Jim’s Antennas Mackay’s local antenna technician but he is often requested to travel far and wide to assist clients with their digital TV needs. One such location is Moranbah, and you will see Graham travel through the town on a regular basis to assist clients.

Problems with TV reception in rural areas are common, but the majority of the digital TV reception issues are due to faulty or poorly installed equipment. On a recent trip to rectify a TV reception issue, Graham found that the antenna, whilst a little on the dated side, was still working. The antenna just needed to be a little higher and a faulty amplifier replaced, which solved the problem.

As a Jim’s Antennas technician Graham has extensive and ongoing training and uses one of the best Field Strength Meters available which allows him to diagnose all digital TV reception problems. So if you […]

August 7th, 2014|

Jim’s Antennas Services Also Include Data Outlets

Who do you call when you need a data outlet? Jim’s Antennas of course!

But firstly, why would you need a data point? Can’t I just use WiFi? Well, many people are now not only involved in online gaming but are now moving to video streaming and downloading to watch movies rather than going to the video shop to rent movies. This can be a great way to have access to a huge variety of movies and save time, but can also introduce new issues. Problems can include poor WiFi connections which can cause drop outs and freezing. A hard-wired internet connection does away with these problems and ensures a trouble free link to either your computer or the internet.

Another reason to install Ethernet cables and connections is to future proof for the NBN and fibre optic connections which have the ability to provide internet services faster than we have […]

August 5th, 2014|

Jim’s Antennas Wollert Gives Back With Charity Work

Troy of Jim’s Antennas Wollert loves to help out wherever he can, whether that be at local schools in his area or for great causes like Relay for Life. Relay for Life is a tremendous initiative to celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost and fight back against cancer.

One of the organisers notes of Troy, “Troy is a big help with Relay For Life, donating time, money and antennas for people to watch tv. In which we charged people $2 to watch the footy, which raised a lot of money that night. Last year we realised Over $100,000. With help from Troy”.

Keep doing Jim’s Antennas proud Troy.

July 29th, 2014|