News and Updates

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Rubbing Shoulders with Rio Olympic Medallist

September 12th, 2016|

Today I met Jake Packard, the Bronze Medal winner swimmer from the Rio Olympics. Jake is a former resident of Noosa and past student of St. Andrew’s Anglican College in Peregian Springs on the Sunshine Coast, which is where my two children attend.  He was kind enough to attend the [...]

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Antenna Installation is Child’s Play at Croc’s Play-centre Keilor Park

August 19th, 2016|

A brand new Croc's Play-centre is going to open soon in Keilor Park. As part of the fit-out, the centre required an antenna installed on the roof as well as cabling to various entertainment areas in the play-centre. Two TV wall outlets were required---one for the cafe area and one [...]

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Are You Using a Licensed Installer?

July 3rd, 2016|

One of the most common faults we find as TV antenna technicians, is poor installations carried out by unqualified or inexperienced installers. A recent job I attended in Marian, west of Mackay had a couple of problems due to poor installation. The main one was that the antenna wasn't assembled [...]

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Foxtel Digital Modulators

July 1st, 2016|

The Foxtel channels at the Innisfail RSL club are now digital, thanks to Mark from Jim’s Antennas. Mike the RSL club manager was not happy with the quality of the pictures he was viewing on his Foxtel channels, so with the help from Jim’s Antennas Innisfail a new digital modulator [...]

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Installing Antennas for Caravans

June 30th, 2016|

Customers are often surprised when they find out Jim's Antennas technicians can also help with antenna installations for caravans. I was recently called out to a job at a caravan park. The customer was sick of the poor reception he was getting with his wind guard antenna. As part of [...]

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Tennis Club Outdoor Speaker Installation

June 28th, 2016|

Jim's Antennas technicians are very fortunate as we get to work at interesting locations, doing interesting work. Recently, we were approached by my son's tennis club to see what could be done to replace the old outdoor speakers at the club. In this instance, the speaker needs to be able [...]

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Wide Band Log Periodic Antenna Installation

June 27th, 2016|

Pacific Minerals are located just west of Innisfail, on the way to the Atherton Tablelands. This customer was experiencing a lot of difficulty with getting a strong consistent internet connection at their location. However, they're a lot happier today, thanks to Mark of Jims Antennas Innisfail installing a new wide [...]

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Vansat Automatic Signal Finding

June 24th, 2016|

Vansat is an automatic signal finding setup that sets itself up at the push of a button. In the Mackay area, Vansat systems are supplied by a locally owned business and professionally installed by Graham from Jim's Antennas. For the job shown in the pictures here, the satellite dish was [...]

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Quality of Antenna Installation

June 24th, 2016|

Ever so often, as a Jims Antenna technician, we come across simple installation problems. Recently, we responded to a call out at Rural View, in Mackay's Northern Beaches. The job was at a new house, where the occupants weren't receiving any signal at all. Unfortunately, after a quick inspection, we [...]

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Recycling Old Antennas

June 23rd, 2016|

As a busy Jim's Antennas installer in Mackay, I generate a certain amount of rubbish which has to be disposed of. 100% of all cardboard waste I generate goes into recycling. While this has a small fee per empty attached to it, I see it as my small contribution to [...]