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Flood Damage Repair at Hotel in Gawler

When one of the local Hotels in Gawler experienced flooding issues in there basement where all there AV equipment was kept the first call they made was to Jims Antennas 131 546.

The owner wanted to move the controlling systems from the basement to the second storey of the 100+ year old hotel.

With numerous 50 metre cable runs required through very thick walls and floors, Shane from Jims Antennas Wynn Vale took on the challenge. Working with a local electrician, he spent three days re-wiring everything to the second floor as well as installing the new Nightlife jukebox system.

The Hotel now has all its systems on the second floor away from any flooding issues as well as making it easier for the staff to access.

For all your cabling needs call Jim’s Antennas today or Google us.

May 25th, 2015|

Antenna Installation Inside Roof Spaces – Is It Possible?

“Can I have my antenna installed inside the roof?”

This is a phrase that Aaron from Jim’s Antennas Montrose hears all the time and the answer is – unless you want to receive perfect digital signal then having an antenna installation inside roof spaces is not advised.

Back in the day of analogue TV reception a lot of antennas were hidden inside the roof cavity as they were deemed unsightly or it was thought they would last longer inside the roof out of the elements. But with the introduction of digital TV reception a lot of these antennas have been replaced with an external, digital spec antenna but we are still called to properties where the existing antenna is inside the roof and the customer is having reception issues. The problem is the current digital signal is very different to the old analogue signal that was transmitted and needs to be captured […]

May 22nd, 2015|

“Stutter – Free” HD. Hard wiring for your Smart TV.

“Matt from Jims Antennas Noarlunga has been busy smart wiring lots of new TV’s and Home Entertainment gadgets recently.
Since the launch of TV and movie streaming services such as Presto, Netflix and Stan in the last few months the need for high speed network cabling in the home has never been so great. Smart TV’s with Wifi work well but quite often suffer from poor signal problems which results in buffering and lots of stop/start delays, ruining the whole experience.
The arrival of high speed NBN connections in Adelaide’s southern suburbs has definitely helped let people see what can be achieved from their AV equipment when connected the best way possible.
All Jim’s Antennas technicians are fully qualified and licensed to assist you with Smart Wiring your home or business… If you fancy stutter-free HD then give us a call on 131 546 or Google us!

May 3rd, 2015|

Fitting an Antenna to an Underground House

Tony, one of our team members who looks after Adelaide, received […]

April 30th, 2015|

I Smell A Rat!!

Matt from Jims Antennas Moana was called to help a customer who was experiencing a variety of picture problems on all of the TV sets in her home. […]

April 23rd, 2015|

Man Shed Transformed Into Home Theatre Room

One of our Victorian franchisees Lee was called in to help a customer transform his old garage into a home theatre and music room recently.

The customer had all the gear and had already soundproofed the new room.
Mounting the projector and setting up the amplifier for home theatre as well as helping with the Marshall guitar amps was just some of the work Lee completed.

Looks like plenty of hours will be spent in this new “man shed”!

April 20th, 2015|

Matt From Moana Rides For a Reason

Matt from Jim’s Antennas Moana recently joined over 6,000 other cyclists in the Bupa Challenge ride of the Tour Down under in Adelaide. The full route was over 150km from Glenelg to Mount Barker, via Myponga! […]

April 16th, 2015|

Commercial TV System Adelaide CBD

Recently attended 431 King William St Adelaide

Fault, company on level 3, no TV reception in new board room

checked over the existing system, and found on level 14 an old analogue headend amplifier blocking the digital TV signals.

Fix, replaced this old equipment with a new Hills Digital distribution amplifier, all channels now working perfectly.

a happy client on level 3

Big or small, office block or house, if you have reception problems, call us for a free quote 131546 www.jimsantennas.com.au

March 30th, 2015|

Adam gets off to a flying start with a new Franchise

After 10 years on the frontline as a Victoria police officer, Adam Bartel decided upon a career change with a focus on lifestyle. After assessing his options Adam decided that a career in digital communications was for him. With a passion for technology and the digital communications industry, Adam saw a Jim’s Antennas franchise as an opportunity to do what he loves.

Rather than risk establishing an independent start-up business, Adam selected a Jim’s Antennas franchise as his preferred business model. Adam says, “I looked thoroughly at the options I had available to me. I considered going it alone, but decided upon the franchise model. Jim’s Antennas stood out to me due to brand power and reputation”. Adam continues, “From day one I knew I made the right decision. The professionalism of my franchisor and his team has been great and the training has also been outstanding”.

Adam attended Jim’s […]

March 20th, 2015|

Mounting an antenna on a chimney

Luke from Jim’s Antennas Shepparton was called to a house in Shepparton as the owner said his digital TV antenna signal had dropped out. Unfortunately the TV was not picking up any channels and the owner had arranged for guests to attend to watch the AFL grand final.

After testing the TV wall point and finding that the signal was indeed low, Luke got onto the roof to locate the antenna as it wasn’t visible from ground level. When he got to the top of his ladder he discovered the problem: the antenna had been blown over and took part of the chimney that it was mounted to.

The antenna was quite old and had been mounted to the chimney with a metal chimney kit. This type of installation is not recommended because, as you can see, strong winds have caused movement which has weakened the mortar securing the brick work.

The end […]

February 16th, 2015|