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Can An Antenna Affect The Output Of My Solar Panels?

Simply put, a TV antenna can affect the output of a home’s solar panel installation. The shadow cast by an antenna can cause the problem, as can any other shadow type, whether that be from a tree, a building or cloud cover. Shade on a solar panel system can reduce and even virtually shut down electricity production at any home or office. James Martin of Solar Choice advises that, “In conventional solar panel installations, shade is something that blocks flow. If, for example, shade from a tree or a chimney is cast on even one of the panels in the install, the output of the entire install will be reduced to virtually zero for as long as the shadow sits there.” See the attached link for the full article: http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/partial-shading-is-bad-for-solar-panels-power-systems/. It’s therefore extremely important to make sure any antennas are moved not just to a new location but a location that […]
June 30th, 2014|

Satellite Signal Issues In Mackay: Call Jim’s Antennas

If you’ve got problems with your satellite dish and you reside in Mackay there’s only one name to call: Jim’s Antennas. Graham of Jim’s Antennas West Mackay was called to a job at Eimeo recently as the client was experiencing reception problems with their satellite. Graham first conducted a signal test at the outlet to ascertain that there was a problem. He then conducted a visual inspection of the satellite dish on the roof and found that a tree branch had grown across the dish. Obviously the branch was causing interference to the signal so with the customers’ blessing, Graham took the hand saw to the offending branches and fixed the problem instantly. Graham also noticed that the free to air TV cabling was damaged due to a poor previous installation. At the customers’ request he also replaced the cable. The customer was extremely happy and also commented that, in […]
June 24th, 2014|

LED Lights: Can They Interfere With Your TV Reception?

LED LIGHTS & TV INTERFERENCE Many of our Jim’s Antennas technicians have seen a spike in digital television interference that may be caused by some models of LED light globes. This may also be the case for digital radio reception. If you experience a sudden loss of signal or picture quality, it may be that LED light globes in your residence or neighbouring residences is the cause. Naturally, such interference is likely to occur during evening hours when light globes are actively in use. HOW DO I KNOW LED LIGHT GLOBES ARE THE CAUSE OF INTERFERENCE? Our Jim’s Antennas technicians provide the following advice: When your television reception is affected by interference, immediately switch any and all LED lights off. If the signal immediately returns to normal this is a strong indicator that the LED light globe(s) is the source of the interference. The problem that you may encounter is that the source of […]
June 17th, 2014|

Bowling Anyone? Jim’s Antennas Ingle Farm Steps Up

Michael and Margaret Stone from Jim’s Antennas Ingle Farm have been league bowling with the Zodiacs at Bowland Ingle Farm since last year after being introduced to it by another franchisee. As the league needed a sponsor for 2014 Michael and Margaret decided to put themselves forward to supply the bowling shirts and they are extremely happy with the results. They’ve had excellent feedback from the league stating how nice the shirts look and also how comfortable they are to wear and actually bowl in. All Michael, Margaret and their team need to do now is to improve their games!
June 10th, 2014|

Jim’s Antennas Helping out our Little Heroes in South Australia

Jim’s Antennas are proud supporters of the Little Heroes Foundation, with contributions regularly made to the foundation by the South Australian franchisees. As an extension of this campaign to support the Little Heroes in South Australia, the franchisees all agreed to extend the donations we give to cover not just one antenna manufacturer but to apply the donation to all Australian made premium antennas. This way we have Australian product helping Little Aussies. Michael from Jim’s Antennas Ingle Farm took this on board and installed a Magna 25 in Freeling the day after the decision was taken and the client is very happy to know that in some small way she has helped out with our campaign. To learn more about the Little Heroes Foundation check out their website at http://www.littleheroesfoundation.com.au/default.aspx.
June 3rd, 2014|

Storm Season on the Gold Coast: Call Jim’s Antennas

Another summer on the Gold Coast means another storm season, and if most storms comes the possibility of damaged TV antennas. If you’re left without TV following a storm, Jim’s Antennas is the ones to call. Our technicians are fully insured and extensively trained, and are able to work with insurance companies if and when required to get your TV back on air. Whether it’s a standard antenna, a new digital antenna or even a guy-wired mast, Jim’s Antennas are here to help. So if a storm has left you without your favourite TV show call Jims Antennas on 131546 now.
May 27th, 2014|

Home Theatre Rooms In Adelaide: Call Jim’s Antennas

If you’re looking to turn your existing spare room into your own home theatre room, then Adrian from Jim’s Antennas Adelaide (Blackwood) is one of our many technicians in the area that can help. You may also be looking to build your new home with a home theatre and a surround sound system and need some preliminary advice. Again, call Jim’s Antennas. Pull down, fixed or remote control screen options are available, the choice is yours. Jim’s Antennas can design and install your home theatre to suit your budget and to a standard that can outperform many commercial cinemas.With access to a wide range of top quality home theatre equipment and with the expertise to install and calibrate, Jim’s Antennas can make your home theatre dreams come true. Don’t hesitate, call Jim’s Antennas on 131 546 to discuss your Home Theatre requirements.
May 20th, 2014|

Every World Cup Soccer Match Live On SBS

The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil will kick off with the opening match between Brazil and Croatia on Friday 13 June live on SBS ONE, but did you know that EVERY match will be broadcast Live on SBS ONE & SBS HD and streamed live on the Internet? That’s ALL 64 matches! Now’s the time to make your preparations for how you are going to watch the world’s biggest sporting event. Prepare for lots of late nights or early mornings as the Socceroos begin their campaign on Saturday 14 June at 07:30 AEST. Does your TV Antenna need attention? Thats what we do… Maybe you could do with extra TV points installed in a spare room or man cave? We can do that… Or maybe you’d like to watch each match in style by mounting the TV on the wall, we can do that… If you plan to watch on your computer and […]
May 14th, 2014|

Birds Causing TV Antenna Worries? Call Jim’s Antennas To Discuss Bird Spikes

If you’ve got birds continually landing on your TV antenna then bird spikes is the solution for you. Michael, from Jim’s Antennas Ingle Farm is all too familiar with this problem, so much so that he now carries bird spikes to offer to clients with this frustrating problem. Many people will remember a television advert years ago that showed an elderly gentleman throwing rocks and cans and shaking a string attached to tin cans to keep birds away from his garden. This has also been a perennial problem with TV antennas and a lot of clients are extremely annoyed by the mess left behind on their roofs by our avian intruders! This is a problem certainly not unique to Ingle Farm but according to Michael the local pigeons are to say the least extremely stubborn and in some cases almost aggressive. Michael recalls having to monitor his cat when she was […]
May 13th, 2014|

Home Theatre Options: TV Wall Mount on the Gold Coast

Looking for home theatre options and you reside on the Gold Coast? The choice is simple: call Jim’s Antennas. Here’s another fine example of our work: a TV wall mounted expertly by one of Jim’s Antennas technicians that service the Gold Coast area. With over 15 years of experience Jim’s Antennas are the choice for wall mounting your LED, LCD or plasma TV. Whether you need it flush mounted in the lounge or mounted on a pivot bracket in the bedroom, Jim’s Antennas have the range of brackets and most importantly the experience and expertise to safely mount it and free up room in your house. Call Jim’s Antennas now on 13 15 46 and let us show you what a difference a wall mounted TV can make.
May 6th, 2014|