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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Your Jim’s Antennas technicians servicing North Queensland only the use the best quality digital TV antennas and amplifiers.
Graham of Jim’s Antennas West Mackay states, “I was doing some TV reception work for one of my caravan park customers in Sarina and I noticed that an antenna I installed […]
Rick of Jim’s Antennas Mount Pleasant offers a number of services, one of these is the professional mounting of TVs.
Rick says, “A customer located in Mount Pleasant purchased a TV to put on her kitchen bench space but she found that their wasn’t enough room for both the […]
One thing Jim’s Antennas are known for is the ability to get the job done. With years of experience behind us we are able to do things other installers can’t. You might need a weather proof TV mounted outside by the pool, a TV mounted in the kitchen, even […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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? […]
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 […]
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 […]
If you’ve decided to wall mount a TV then there are several things that must be considered, and safety is at the top of this list.
Michael from Jim’s Antennas Ingle Farm was called in recently to install a customer’s TV in the playroom. As this area is set aside […]
When it comes to satellite and pay TV installation you need to have a professional installer do the job. There are a great many places in Australia that do not have good digital TV reception due to the fact that there is something blocking the signal from the tower […]
Looking to turn that unused room into your own home theatre?
Are you looking to transform your home with a new home theatre system?
Servicing both Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Gavin from Jim’s Antennas is one of only a handful of THX certified technicians in Australia. This means that […]
Rohan from Jim’s Antennas Aspley always recommends using Australian made antennas for all installations.
Here we see Rohan installing a digital TV aerial in St Lucia, near Brisbane. Rohan insists that quality products that are expertly fitted is the key to a reliable digital TV reception. Rohan states, “When you […]
Recently the Jim’s Antennas team from Adelaide and all the way out to Mount Gambier qualified for their ACMA Structured Cabling Endorsement and were awarded the Nationally Recognised Competency ICTCBL3009A Install, Terminate & Certify Structured Cabling Installation. This allows the graduates to provide additional services for their customers including […]
Dennis, of Jim’s Antennas Colyton in the South West of Sydney, specialises in digital TV reception.
TV signal interference can have many causes. Whilst most antenna / aerial and TV reception issues are of a technical nature, sometimes it is nature itself that plays a part. Birds love antennas, they […]
What is MATV?
MATV stands for Master Antenna Television. It is a popular antenna choice for many apartment houses, hotels, schools and other multi-unit buildings distribute TV and FM signals.
When there are a large number of receivers in the one building, it can be difficult to maintain quality reception without interference. […]
Geoff is one of our preferred Jim’s Antennas installers for all commercial audio visual needs in the Greensborough area.
Geoff is skilled at TV installation and wall mounting whether it be plasma, LCD or LED TVs. Geoff will conceal the TV cabling for a professional finish and always guarantees customer satisfaction.
In the attached image […]
Shane, our digital TV expert located in Ballarat, was recently called to a home in North Ballarat as the owners had recently purchased a new flat screen TV and sound bar which they wanted wall mounted but believed it was beyond their DIY capabilities.
For those that are unsure, a sound bar is […]
Here we have Adrian of Jim’s Antennas Blackwood professionally installing a new Samsung 64″ Smart TV fixed via a wall mount along with 7.1 surround sound with all 7 speakers in-wall and in-ceiling mounted.
The TV is connected to the remote Hub installed in the home office and is connected […]
Adrian of Jim’s Antennas in the Adelaide suburb of Blackwood regularly drives past apartment complexes and is perplexed at how many tenants have installed their own antennas. When this happens it draws your attention, and not in a good way. Not only does it look unsightly, the cost to maintain all these TV […]
Troy, from Jim’s Antennas Wollert, covers a vast region of suburbs that suffer from poor TV reception which requires technical expertise when considering the correct antenna installation. Whittlesea is one such suburb that has pockets that regularly have an interrupted TV signal. Troy has solved many of these technical issues through the installation […]
Craig Titheradge, Jim’s Antennas Franchisor for the Sunshine Coast, has his team highly trained in the area of satellite installation.
Here we see a member of the team setting up a satellite dish for a client in Nambour so that he could stream in free-to-air overseas television stations, which […]
Recently the Jim’s Antennas team from Adelaide successfully obtained their ACMA Structured Cabling Endorsement and were awarded the Nationally Recognised Competency ICTCBL3009A Install, Terminate & Certify Structured Cabling Installation.
This allows the graduates to provide another highly valued service to their clients, that being the ability to legally repair […]
Matt from Jim’s Antennas Moana is still actively responding to damage caused to antennas after the strong winds and storms wreaked havoc throughout Adelaide in early February.
Here we have Matt at a home in Hackham West that had the antenna mounted to the fascia of the roof […]
This is the view from the rooftops of Arana Hills. Chris from Jim’s Antennas Everton Park takes the time to share the vista from today’s office having just completed an antenna upgrade at this property.
Originally installed in the early 1970′s, the old analogue antenna was well past it’s […]
Chris from Jim’s Antennas Everton Park was recently called to a home in Brisbane’s riverside suburb of Hamilton.
The owner had recently engaged another company to install a new digital antenna yet the TV reception was still pixelating. The owner didn’t feel comfortable re-contacting the original installer so she […]
Do you like going to the dentist? I think we all know the answer to that question.
Recently Tony from Jim’s Antennas Nairne received a call from the Glenunga Dental Clinic who had come up with the novel idea of installing flat screen TVs in all three of their […]
Residents of Aspley, a suburb located north of Brisbane, now have access to the National Broadband Network (NBN).
Now that the system is up and running many residents are taking advantage of the high speed internet and telephone service the NBN brings. Something that might not be so well […]
Australia is a multi-cultural society with many people not born in Australia now calling the land down under their home.
The Sunshine Coast area of Queensland is no exception, with ex-pats from around the globe settling in this beautiful coastal region. At Jim’s Antennas Sunshine Coast we specialize in […]
Recent storms throughout Brisbane have caused considerable damage to tall masts used to elevate TV antennas in the suburb of Manly.
Ian and Rhett from Jim’s Antennas Wynnum were quick to respond and replace masts and antennas that had been damaged. Ian notes that Manly’s location is in […]
Jim’s Antennas prides itself on remaining at the cutting edge of its industry. We identify brands that are shaping the way we live and align ourselves with such brands.
At Jim’s Antennas we identified that smart home design is now an integral part of life, and one such company […]
Sanctuary Cove, Australia’s leading resort-style master planned community, located in the northern Gold Coast region, presents some unique challenges in cabling and maintaining the large and mainly custom designed mansions.
Sanctuary Cove Body Corporate were therefore looking for a contractor with both the experience and expertise to keep these homes […]
Do you have an antenna in your roof space? Jim’s Antennas Everton Park advises why this is not ideal for quality TV reception
Every week Chris from Jim’s Antennas Everton Park is called to houses that are having reception issues. Chris has identified the cause of most of these problems as being due to the antenna installed inside the roof space.
Digital TV reception struggles with this sort of installation as the antenna […]
Usually we associate TV reception issues with being too far from the transmission towers or having something blocking direct line-of-sight, such as a high rise building or thick trees. But what if you are too close to the towers? Yes this can actually cause TV reception interference.
Owners of this […]
Matt from Jim’s Antennas Moana lives in McLaren Vale in Adelaide’s Fleurieu Peninsula and he loves nothing more than relaxing in his backyard after a productive day at work.
However, as most antenna technicians will relate to, Matt cannot stand to look at an old outdated analogue antenna when […]
Matt of Jim’s Antennas comes from the coastal town of Moana in the south of Adelaide, and when he’s working on a roof for safety reasons he always wants to know if it’s going to rain. Earth Networks, the suppliers of the WeatherBug antenna (see attached image), have more […]
Gone are the days of simply having a small box that you watch TV on. Home theatre systems have become so advanced and cheap that we can all have a set up that rivals the movie theatre. One key component of any good home theatre set up is the […]
Jim’s Antennas franchisees usually work alone but recently Chris of Jim’s Antennas Tarneit put out a call for assistance to pull down an old analogue antenna on an elevated mast in the township of Gisborne.
Chris put a call into the Melbourne Office and the first person willing to […]
Recently the Jim’s Antennas team from Sydney AND Country NSW successfully obtained their ACMA Structured Cabling Endorsement and were awarded the Nationally Recognised Competency ICTCBL3009A Install, Terminate & Certify Structured Cabling Installation.
This allows the graduates to provide another highly valued service to their clients, that being the ability […]
Colin of Jim’s Antennas Willeton in Perth is not afraid to travel, especially when it involves a trip to the famous wine region of Margaret River, located in the South West of Western Australia.
Colin attended The Leeuwin Apartments, a 4 ½ star oasis, after a request to […]
Shaun of Jim’s Antennas Hallett Cove was recently confronted with a monumental task which, in consultation with Adelaide franchisor Bill Murdoch, he was able to tackle head on.
The task – remove an old analogue TV antenna from the Hove Caravan Park that serviced all the cabins in the […]
Tony from Jim’s Antennas Nairne in the Adelaide Hills can tackle any job no matter how big or small.
Tony recently received a call from a client who no longer has a need for his ham radio tower, which stands an impressive 15 meters or 55 foot in the […]
Whilst a TV in the bedroom in not an entirely new concept, having one that can be hidden in furniture when not in use is!
Colin from Jim’s Antennas Willetton was asked by a client to install a new TV in the bedroom. The TV was mounted in a […]
Jim’s Antennas Sydney would like to send a message advising that some free to air channels are changing frequency in greater Sydney and surrounds on 18 March 2014. After the channels have changed you will need to retune your digital TV, set-top box or digital TV recorder to find […]
Aaron from Jim’s Antennas Canterbury was recently called to quote on a multi unit installation in Boronia. The developer wanted to ensure his new buyers that all details were taken care of in his units so when they moved in nothing else had to be done.
Aaron was […]
If you’ve invested in a new plasma or LCD television then this is just the first step in your new home theatre set up. The next step is to purchase a surround sound system to go with your new high definition TV. But that’s not all – Your final […]
If you’re looking to take the leap and start your own business then perhaps you should consider a Jim’s Antennas franchise. After all, 160+ franchisees around Australia can’t be wrong!
Jim’s Antennas will be attending the Sydney Franchising Expo from 28-30 March so come along and meet our franchisees and […]
Aaron from Jim’s Antennas Canterbury was recently called to a home in Donvale where the client required a TV to be mounted in an outdoor alfresco area. Using specialised equipment and knowledge the TV was able to be installed with a minimum of fuss and a very happy customer. […]
No matter how far we’ve come technologically, sometimes obtaining a clear TV reception signal just isn’t possible without an old fashioned 30 foot mast.
Troy of Jim’s Antennas Wollert recently attended a home in Hurstbridge where all the latest high gain antennas just couldn’t find a sufficient signal to ensure […]
Residents and business owners in the Docklands in Melbourne often experience difficulties in receiving clear digital TV reception. One particular customer had tried several installation companies to assist in obtaining a quality digital free to air TV signal, all to no avail.
The customer was going to give […]
So you have made the big decision to move house from one suburb to another, everything’s organised with the removalists but then you realise – how do we move the TV’s off the walls to our new house?
Aaron from Jim’s Antennas Canterbury offers a service where he can […]
On a routine signal test for a customer in Park Orchards Aaron from Jim’s Antennas Canterbury mentioned to the customer about whether she had thought of tidying up her TV cabinet by wall mounting the TV and the speakers, as well as concealing all the exposed cables for a […]
If you like relaxing outdoors on a warm summer night have you considered installing an outdoor plasma or LCD TV? Well if you’re like this customer who has the ultimate backyard set up with in ground swimming pool and enclosed spa area, all that was left to do was […]
Troy of Jim’s Antennas Wollert recently installed this digital TV antenna at the Trade Worker’s Union building in Rouse Street, Port Melbourne.
The TWU office is located in an area that experiences significant signal interference. Troy suspended the antenna using a 30 foot mast which ensured a signal strength […]
Aaron from Jim’s Antennas Canterbury specialises in wall mounting TV’s but it doesn’t have to just be in your home. Recently Aaron completed a job in an office lunch room in Bayswater. The customer wanted to treat his employees so when they were taking a break they could relax […]
Troy of Jim’s Antennas Wollert recently attended a home in Epping and wall mounted a plasma TV that certainly created the wow factor within the client’s immaculately presented home. Troy concealed the cabling which provided that professional and clean finish.
Troy states, “I’ve got young children and the dangers […]
Brisbane’s Northern suburb of Aspley is now enjoying the benefits of the NBN. A well thought out cabling network in your new home makes sense regardless of your current internet connection.
This new build in Aspley is now equipped with extensive internet, Free to Air TV, Foxtel & telephone […]
Chris from Jim’s Antennas Everton Park in Brisbane is here to tell you that with recent advancements in digital antenna technology, the need for tall masts are a thing of the past. Chris says that these poles, which were commonly used to elevate the antenna to a distance sufficiently […]
Colin from Jim’s Antennas Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast is regularly asked to install antennas in the roof space of homes as clients think they look unsightly on their roofs. While this may be possible in areas with good signal reception, in most cases there are just too many […]
If you’re one of the many who have taken the opportunity to tour the Australian countryside in a camper van / caravan, then prior to departure you need to make contact with Jim’s Antennas to ensure you are fitted with all the equipment necessary to obtain free to air […]
The first couple of weeks of the new year have been quite hectic for Graham of Jim’s Antennas West Mackay, with many kilometres travelled throughout the Mackay District. Just last week Graham travelled to Proserpine for a new digital antenna installation, then to Coppabella to install a VAST […]
Bill Murdoch, Jim’s Antennas Regional Franchisor for Adelaide, South Australia, recently reported an increase in enquiries relating to the installation of Smart TV’s throughout Adelaide and the wider South Australian region.
Bill sees Smart TV as the way of the future, and is ever aware of the need for […]
Colin of Jim’s Antennas Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast recently received a call out for a client complaining of poor TV reception. Upon attendance Colin noticed that a bird’s nest was sitting on the antenna, complete with 4 eggs. The nest had damaged the antenna beyond repair and […]
“This story first appeared in: Daily Mercury – http://www.dailymercury.com.au/news/tv-complaints-on-roll/2142271/” on 17th January, 2014
DODGY television reception is causing issues across the region and Mackay residents have had enough.
Encouraged by Clairview homeowners who recently shared their grievances about their faulty reception, Mackay residents have spoken out.
A Daily Mercury Facebook post asking […]
Peter of Jim’s Antennas Kirwan was only to happy to offer his services to St Anthony’s Catholic School in Deeragun following a request to wall mount a TV and speakers.
Peter, who offers a range of services not limited to the installation of antennas, found the most suitable location […]
Peter from Jim’s Antennas Kirwan in Townsville is not your average antenna installer, in fact he’s so much more.
With security issues unfortunately now a daily part of life, Peter has taken the step of securing his security licence, endorsed by the Queensland Government, so that he can provide […]
Recently the Jim’s Antennas team from Melbourne and Country Victoria upskilled their training and successfully obtained their ACMA Structured Cabling Endorsement, which allows each and every technician to provide another highly valued service to their clients.
In essence, this training enables the graduates to legally repair existing telephone lines, as […]
Adrian, of Jim’s Antennas Adelaide, recently attended a home in Blackwood where the client complained of poor picture quality and constant reception problems.
Adrian noted that the existing antenna was an older style analogue model. The antenna was missing multiple elements and was suffering from corrosion, all of which […]
Jim’s Antennas, as the name would suggest, are the foremost experts in digital TV reception, but did you know that our technicians can also wall mount your TV and speakers, as well as hardwire your Smart TV to the Internet for the full cinematic experience? Daniel, of Jim’s Antennas […]
Full credit goes out to Matt of Jim’s Antennas Moana and Shane of Jim’s Antennas Salisbury, who braved the heat and successfully completed January’s edition of the Bupa Challenge Tour, an undercard for the Tour Down Under, a cycling race in and around Adelaide that attracts the finest cyclists […]
If you suffer from poor mobile or Internet reception, whether it be at work or at home, then Martin from Jim’s Antennas Valley View in South Australia has the solution. Martin stocks a number of external antennas that can provide improved coverage for certain mobile and Internet devices in […]
As the final step in the move to digital only TV, some channels will change frequencies. After they’ve changed, you’ll need to retune your digital TV, set-top box, or recorder to keep watching your favourite shows.
The retune is being completed in stages and is scheduled to finish on […]
Jim’s Antennas Woodville Respond To Adelaide Storms – Another Quality Digital Tv Antenna Installation
Neil from Jim’s Antennas Woodville has reported a dramatic increase in call outs from clients who have had their antennas damaged in the Adelaide storms in the first week of February.
There’s nothing worse than no digital TV reception and a house full of screaming kids, so Neil rearranged […]
Matt from Jim’s Antennas Moana has been run off his feet in the first week of February after Adelaide was battered by strong winds and storms. Matt has reported that the majority of homes he has attended related to antennas that had been fixed to timber frames and had […]
With the gale force winds that wreaked havoc across Adelaide in the first week of February, it’s not surprising that some 84,000 homes across the state have been affected in various ways. Jim’s Antennas franchisees throughout Adelaide have reported many homes with antenna damage, some clearly visible, some only […]
Gavin, Jim’s Antennas Franchisor for the Gold Coast and Brisbane, certainly isn’t afraid of heights! As you can see from the attached images, Gavin is perched high atop an apartment complex in Surfers Paradise enjoying the view of the beach. But Gavin wasn’t there just for the view, he […]
If you suffer from poor mobile or Internet reception then Shaun from Jim’s Antennas Williamstown (South Australia) has the solution to your problem.
Shaun carries a range of external antennas that can provide improved coverage for certain mobile and Internet devices in areas where coverage is marginal. Even when you […]
Jim’s Antennas Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay and Bundaberg – Continuous improvement through a commitment to training
Jim’s Antennas Sunshine Coast has a reputation as a leader in its field for one reason:
superior customer service. However, without the required skills to complete a job to the satisfaction of the client, customer service can only take you so far. That’s why Jim’s Antennas has a commitment to […]
Please be aware that some TV channels are changing their frequency in the final step of the move to digital TV. As a result, you will need to retune your TV, set-top box or digital recorder when these changes are made in your area. The retune is being completed […]
Congratulations to Troy of Jim’s Antennas Wollert on potentially the biggest installation in Jim’s Antennas 15 year history. Recently Troy attended and successfully installed a digital multi-channel amplifier at the Park Street Apartments, South Melbourne, which contains 90 apartments.
Troy completed the job inside 2 weeks and takes great […]
Shane of Jim’s Antennas National took on a great challenge and came out on top after recently travelling to a farm in Oberon, some 180 km west of Sydney, to install a CB radio system, NBN satellites, a mobile repeater and yagi antenna. After receiving some great advice from […]
Troy, of Jim’s Antennas Wollert, was the only man for the job for the owners of Thomastown Indoor Sports Centre when it came to updating their technology. Troy attended the Thomastown facility and consulted with the owners regarding their requirements, which included, among other things, a new electronic scoreboard. […]
“This story first appeared in: The Sydney Morning Herald – http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/liam-knight-recovered-teens-backyard-blitz-20131130-2yidf.html” on Sunday, December 1, 2013
Special thanks to the Jim’s Antennas team who contributed to the recent backyard blitz in Frenchs Forest, which was organized by Jamie Durie and which appeared on Channel 9’s Summer with the Australian Women’s […]
“This story first appeared in: The Sydney Morning Herold – http://www.smh.com.au/sport/horseracing/man-of-his-people-finally-gets-his-due-20131103-2wv1k.html” on Monday, November 4, 2013
Melbourne Cup Day 2013 held special significance for our own Jim’s Antennas franchisee, Chris Reys, as it was on this day 40 years ago that his father, Frank Reys, overcame multiple challenges to win […]
Sadly, many homes in Sydney have been affected by the recent storms. Damage to property has been extensive, but one of the worst affected have been antenna installations. New and old antennas have been whipped away by strong winds or crushed by falling trees and branches. All of these […]
On 16 April 2013, Perth and many surrounding areas switched off their analog TV signals and switched to digital-only TV. And the change over has been sweeping across the state since then.
The change in signal broadcast technology has also been accompanied by a significant increase in sales of flat […]
Melbourne’s ever changing weather and frequent storms and showers make accurate antenna installation a must for all homes and businesses. Contrary to what some may believe, digital TV antenna installation is not just a matter of sticking the antenna up on any high surface; it must be adjusted so […]
The Digital TV switchover sweeping the nation has stirred up a shopping frenzy amongst Australians. This trend appears to be very prominent in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. New TV sets are unlocking many new features such as program guides and teletext which are made available via the new digital broadcast […]
Now that the changeover to digital television signal is well under way, Adelaide residents are leading the charge in making the change to digital. However, homes and businesses are being advised not to undertake antenna repairs or replacement as DIY projects due to the inherent risks of heigh safety […]
I’m called out a lot to customer’s premises for problem solving answers to their reception issues. This is one such problem where an antenna had been put in the roof space and the 6 existing TV points have been twist tied together and fed to the antenna. The customer […]
Jim’s Antennas Morphett Vale franchisee, Peter, dusted off the cobwebs from his Christmas sleigh and with the help of Jimbo, a couple of Elves and a few extra helpers entered the Christies Beach Christmas Pageant. Jimbo was certainly a crowd favourite with many of the spectators singing the Jimbo […]
Congratulations goes out to Jim’s Antennas South Australia for their continued support of the Little Heroes Foundation, which raises funds for essential equipment and services accessed by thousands of seriously ill children and their families. A donation of $5 goes to the Little Heroes Foundation following the installation of […]
We all know the stress involved in building a new home. Deadlines are rarely met, costs estimates blow out and other issues constantly arise. It’s a hard road, but imagine you took on this challenge at only 20 years of age, and on apprentice wages! Well, that’s the journey […]
Shaun, our local franchisee on the ground in Williamstown, South Australia, is of the firm belief that bigger isn’t always better. Shaun recently attended a home in Murraylands, where the customers had an existing antenna attached to a 12 metre mast (see pictured). The problem being, a hurricane force […]
Jenny and Allan Duggan, based in Benjamin Street, Sunshine, have experienced their fair share of hard times, with each of their four children, Marc, Bryce, Nicholas and Jasmine, born with varying degrees of Autism. Everyday chores such as cooking, cleaning, and general maintenance of the home take second place […]
The local franchisee for Jim’s Antennas West Mackay had an interesting job at the Mackay Marina, when he arrived and found the job was a reception problem on the tugboat LAURIE M. The Ship (as the captain & crew call it) was only 12 months old and built in […]
A big congratulations goes out to Craig and Joanne, Jim’s Antennas franchisees in Blackall Range (Maleny, Queensland), for their voluntary involvement in the construction of a new shed to be used by the Maleny Little Athletics Club.
Craig acted as project foreman, as the athletics club has special significance, […]
NBN Co have recently started connecting wireless broadband customers across Australia. We have recently had a customer with poor reception problems and pixelation on the TV due to the TV antenna pointing directly at the NBN tower. This was not any fault as such but the customer had a […]
Daniel, Jim’s Antennas franchisee for North Adelaide (pictured) and Matthew, Jim’s Antennas franchisee for Moana, pooled their resources to provide great service for a client in Gepps Cross. The client required the installation of an additional telephone point. The cable had to be run through two other business premises […]
Trevor, from Jim’s Antennas Byford, has been recognised for his outstanding customer service in just his first 12 months with Jim’s Antennas. The Jim’s Antennas Perth Team continue to enhance their industry skills, and are the benchmark in customer service. The Bill Clarke service award is awarded to the […]
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WOW! What a wonderful service has been provided by the Jim’s Antennas Fairfield. […]
I can not speak highly enough about Peter from the Morphett Vale SA office. Our house was just going through the last of it’s build when I contact Peter to install the Antenna, he quoted quickly and delivered the next day. When the install was done the internal cabling […]
Today marks three months since the analogue switch off Tasmania wide. The TV networks have expanded their programming in accordance with their national broadcasting agreements and we now have 22 digital channels with five digital radio channels co- broadcast. The appearance of DAB radio is not any closer though, […]
An absolutely professional job done with no fuss and for a very reasonable price. I couldn’t believe that they had all the gear ready to do the job there and then!! They were both very knowledgeable about their products and took the time to understand our needs and concerns. […]
Two members from Jim’s Antennas, Josh and Jye, working under Mark, from the Newcastle Central Coast area promptly arrived on time with extremely great attitude towards their work, clearly stated their processes that were to follow and gave me a quote before starting work. Including great customer skills, their […]
Great Ocean Road Tourist Park has recently been voted Number One caravan park in the tourism awards!
I spent an afternoon catching up with clients at Great Ocean Road Caravan Park in Peterborough
talking to them about the advantage of VAST in remote areas and VAST Travelling packs for caravans.
The Park had VAST installed in its Cabins by Jim’s Antennas Warrnambool
Tim – Jim’s Antennas Warrnambool
Viewer Access Satellite Television (VAST) provides digital television to remote areas such as Peterborough in the south west of Victoria. Peterborough is a well known Black spot area for digital free transmitters, so Vast is the preferred option.
Not only has Peterborough been well known for its holiday destination for […]
Aaron arrived earlier than scheduled which is always great. He was friendly & explained what needed to be done clearly. Not only did he install another antenna point he also fixed my creaking security door, now that was not expected however much appreciated. He delivered a service I won’t […]
Setting up the projector system for cooking class.
I recently was approached by my local Primary School to upgrade their old Home Ecommics display, which was a old mirror hanging from the ceiling over the cook top. This system wasn’t clear for the students and they had to come up […]
A customer of mine had bought a new plasma which they wanted mounted above their fire place. They were unaware of the fact that installing a flat panel TV above a fire place may damage the TV, or void their warranty.
They had their hearts set on wall mounting the […]
It was so refreshing to have someone who actually resolved our TV issues….issues that we have had for years and even though we have had three different companies out to “fix” our reception problem..they never have. Really nice to know we haven’t wasted our money and the service from […]
Matt made every effort to accommodate my needs in meeting at our holiday house down south.
He kept me informed the whole way and showed me the installation in detail as it required some alterations to the framework under the roof tiles. Nothing was too much for him to explain […]
Technician – Aaron ( Canterbury- VIC)
Service: Installing 5/8th wave groundplane type CB radio antenna
This was for a very large 5/8th wave groundplane type CB radio antenna (which I supplied). The guy who served me did an excellent job mounting the antenna to the brick chimney (with my help of […]
Daniel said he would resolve our TV reception problem and would give an honest assessment of the work needed. Too often in the Coffs area, local businesses quote outrageous prices and charge exorbitant fees for labour. That’s when they can be bothered to actually turn up. It was nice […]
Television mounting outside our homes has become increasingly popular. Not only does it add an extra living area to your home, It can also save your sanity. With many young families enjoying the perfect digital reception you receive whilst watching ABC for kids, or maybe its the noisy teenage […]
The wide screen digital television has really become a showpiece in the modern day lounge room.
Local Franchisee for Jim’s Antennas Wyong – Rod, has been helping his customers to wall mount their TV’s to really light up their living space. Things look even better with all the cables concealed […]
This is one of the latest antennas I am currently using in my Jim’s antennas franchise. I love that it is made right here in Australia, designed specifically for our harsh Australian climate conditions in mind. This Hills Black arrow antenna is ideal for those currently building in a […]
In March this year, Jim’s Antennas Wyong continued their commitment to the digital switchover and excellent customer service by attending the 2013 Coastal Lifestyle Festival held in the Forrester’s Beach Parklands. Franchisee, Rod provided free advice on upgrading to digital TV reception.
Rod also displayed products related to; home theatre […]
Jims Antennas Echuca have recently revived a local church by bringing it into the 21st century. The church was suffering from poor sound quality and an old projector system so Jim’s Antennas to the rescue. Jim’s Antennas installed a new Public Address System to the church with both local […]
A few weeks ago a lovely client phoned me on a Friday afternoon in desperation. The digital reception in Mernda was not great. She wanted perfect digital TV reception and she wanted it fast. She had a plan and now I was to be part of her plan………
As a […]
With close community ties and a commitment to support local schools, Rod our franchisee for Jim’s Antennas Wyong, recently donated a Blu Ray/DVD Player to the Wyong Christian Community School. The School sends a team of students annually to Samoa to help in the local schools, providing resources for […]
“Jim’s Antennas Echuca have recently installed this home Theatre system incorporating ceiling mounted projector, 100″ fixed wall screen and custom speaker pack. The clients brief was to be able to watch digital TV for mainly sporting events such as the football and car racing, but then drop the lights […]
Our South Australian Jim’s Antennas Franchisees have been very busy lately organizing ways to raise ongoing funds and support a local Adelaide children’s charity.
The Little Heroes Foundation raises funds for essential equipment and services accessed by thousands of seriously ill children and their families.
The Little Heroes Foundation holds a […]
Will you need a new antenna for digital TV?
As the world is embracing digital broadcasting, Australia is also keeping pace by bidding adieu to analog television. This shift translates into new set-top boxes if your faithful telly isn’t capable of transmitting digital signals.
However, it certainly doesn’t boil down to […]
Your shiny, new TV is worth very little if it’s not transmitting free-to-air channels
You may set your new TV up with Austar or Foxtel but based on your location and whether you receive satellite or cable TV, you may miss out on the great free-to-air channels. Now, why would […]
Have you applied for the Satellite Subsidy Scheme?
Australia is switching over to digital TV. In order to continue enjoying freeview channels, certain households in suburban metropolitan areas, remote and regional Australia will have to shift to the Viewer Access Satellite Television (VAST) technology. This direct-to-home, digital satellite TV service […]
Here is Grant from Kingborough, South of Hobart. Grant has just completed 18 months with Jim’s Antennas and has been steadily increasing his business during that time. Grant is the second franchisee for Jim’s Antennas Tasmania and we need more franchisees just like him. The way Grant conducts his […]
What’s the Household Assistance Scheme (HAS)?
A Government-run scheme devised to help Australians make the jump to digital TV, HAS offers practical assistance to veterans, specially-abled people and older Australians.
Am I eligible?
To check eligibility, see http://www.digitalready.gov.au/government-assistance/household-assistance-scheme/eligibility.
I am eligible but how do I apply?
If you meet the eligibility criteria, and want […]
Australia is moving to digital-only reception. Some TV channels are set to change frequencies and after the transition, viewers will have to retune their set-top boxes, digital TVs or digital TV recorders to continue enjoying their favourite shows. The retune will begin in May 2013 and is scheduled for […]
Do you want to set up an extra TV set in your room? Call TV installation experts and they will do the job for you with the blink of an eye. Why you need the help of such experts? Well, let’s face it. Installing a TV set requires significant […]
After the Government of Australia announced that they will be withdrawing analog TV signals by this fall, there has been a significant increase in the demand for digital TVs. Perth and other surrounding areas have already switched off their digital signals last month. The only option you have is […]
The Government of Australia is undertaking significant measures to ensure that the ‘digital’ switchover is achieved smoothly. Analog TV signals will be pulled out from every single region of Australia, by December 3, as per government’s notice. So, if you want to enjoy Freeview channels, you have to welcome […]
What you should know about UHF aerials?
In order for you to receive digital signals from all TV stations, it’s vital your TV antenna is capable of receiving both UHF (Ultra High Frequency) and VHF (Very High Frequency) channels. There are some antennas which are good at providing either UHF or VHF reception, but not both at the same time. […]
Antenna boosters: do you really need one?
You purchase a new LED TV. You go by the book and have everything set up professionally. But just as you tune into the Ashes series with your favourite beer in hand, you get pixilation: What? How did this happen? Digital TV, HD box, pro-installers and a much thinner wallet later, you certainly don’t deserve this. […]
With the analog switch off looming in Adelaide, the big panic was on to get “Digital” before switch the off. In many cases this was left to the last minute creating a mad rush leading up to the official switch off date.
Jims Antennas experienced a high volume of […]
Jim’s antennas Echuca
It’s been in the pipeline for quite some time; finally, the analogue signal is set to be switched off in parts of Queensland. This is probably one of the biggest transitions in television history since color was invented. […]
VAST Satellite TV.
Customers in Adelaide who are struggling to get full digital reception through their TV Antenna can now access the full range of digital TV channels through VAST – Viewer Access Satellite TV.
Shaun from Jim’s Antennas Williamstown has helped out customers in the Barossa Valley and had a […]
Jim’s Antennas franchisees both old and new from Maroochydore , Coolum , Yandina, Noosa , Witta , Gympie ,Bundaberg , Maryborough and Hervey Bay gathered at The Reef Hotel in Noosa on the Sunshine Coast .
A highly entertaining session in the morning from Andrew Kelly , Director of PR […]
Resent Article on the THE GYMPIE TIMES:
Channelling challenge for Gympie residents
By: Arthur Gorrie on 20th March 2013, 5:00am
DESPITE continuous technological “improvements,” regional television reception seems to keep getting worse.
The closure of the old analogue services broadcast from Gympie’s north has been accompanied by sometimes problematic digital reception.
And that will […]
Things to clear up in Macarthur and Wollondilly
For years residents on the outskirts of western Sydney have been putting up with poor TV reception and or have massive unsightly flag pole masts on their roof trying to get some sort of reception for free to air TV. With digital […]
Jim’s antennas franchisees throughout Newcastle and the Central coast met this week to workshop how they could exceed their already strong customer service levels.
In November this year Jims Antennas run a competition for the Melbourne Cup in conjunction with Gold104 radio station and the lucky winners a family from Dromana in Victoria. They were lucky enough to win a large screen LG Plasma. Leigh from Jims Antennas Dromana was on hand to […]
Jims Antennas Franchisees from Central Queensland and their family members have continued their involvement with community sporting events on The Sunshine Coast .
We took a short break from our busy schedule of digital TV , antenna and data related installation work to take part in a very special event.
Dean from Jim’s Antennas (Blakeview) installed a new digital TV antenna for us a couple of months ago. He also installed new television points in our bedrooms and family room.
Our TV reception went from ordinary to exceptional!!
Just recently, we have had solar panels installed and unfortunately, the resident birds […]
Adrian – Jim’s Antennas (Blackwood) and Simon – Jim’s Antennas (Flagstaff Hill) were recently awarded miniature Black Arrows by Hills for their continued commitment to Hills and their antenna installation products.
Vic Bergamin the South Australian Manager for Hills presented the “Hills Franchisee Awards” at the recent S.A Franchise Meeting. […]
Donald from Jim’s Antennas Bundaberg was fast, efficient, helpful and honest in dealing with our antenna installation requirements.
From my first contact dialling the 1300 number to the final handshake with Donald the service was friendly, first class and fast, more than I expect or get from some companies in […]
With Spring well and truly underway, Jim’s Antennas customers may be noticing an increase in the numbers of birds landing on their roof, TV antenna and other roof fittings.
The result can be unsightly staining of the roof, which is particularly noticeable on the modern dark toned Colourbond metal […]
Jims Antennas were up early braving the winter chill on Grand Final day to make sure AFL fans were able to watch their beloved game in the city just next to Crown Casino. The team had to test different vantage points and a range of different digital antennas to […]
The Jims Antennas team From Melbourne CBD recently provided the Free To Air MATV System throughout the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. The antenna system was temporarily set up to provide a TV signal for the Telstra AGM. Telstra shareholders were present to interact with the Telstra T Box among other […]
Recently myself , Colin – Jims Antennas Maroochydore and fellow Triathlon enthusiast Tim – Jim’s Antennas Gympie took part in the first of four ( count them ! ) Triathlons on the beautiful Bribie Island . Just a hop step and jump south from the Sunshine Coast Bribie Island […]
I thought I would share a few thoughts regarding Real Estate Agents. I was counting how many agencies I deal with…. 22!
As the owner & operator of Jim’s Antennas Maroochydore I have tried to cultivate positive relationships with all my business partners and in particular Real Estate Property Managers.
Booked a service with Steve in Brisbane for antenna and mounting of three tv’s. He was fantastic, ran me through all the ins and outs of the brackets and antennas but best of all, when he found out I was getting cable internet and foxtel installed that day so […]
Jim’s Antennas Noosa, a Success Story […]
Upon my first contact to the 1300 number, my local technician (Andrew Pugh) called me in less than 1 minute to discuss my enquiry/needs.
I had 2 tv points installed by Andrew (Narellan Vale) & organised for my neighbour to attend my appointment (I had to work). He turned up […]
My name is Ian Fedrick and I just wanted to let you know how happy I was with the service your Technician Ian of Jims Antennas Noosa has given us to our Home . I wanted TV reception to my Man Cave 3 stories below the Antenna. Ian was […]
I am very impressed with Matthew who came to my place in Mernda. He was professional, friendly, polite and very punctual. I did not have all the parts that I needed, but he was able to provide me with this and figure out ways to fix my antenna problems. […]
The team at Jim’s Antennas Central Queensland and The Sunshine Coast have been studying to upgrade our technical knowledge .
We have been studying with the help of Matchmaster and Skills Connect for the Certificate III in Digital Technology. An excellent combination of top quality “on line” education and assessment […]
Well, by the time you read this the dust will have settled on another great Antennas Conference and those in the know will have no doubt started scratching their heads figuring out a way to do it all over again in (hopefully) another exotic location for 2013…
This years conference […]
Technician: Sam (Donvale – VIC)
Service: Antenna Installation
I would just like to let you know what wonderful and friendly service I received yesterday from Sam whilst installing a new antenna at our home in Thornbruy. His customer service was most professional, he completed his job quickly and most efficiently. In […]
Techncician: Ian (Mandurah – WA)
Service: Installation of Smart TV & BlueRay Set Up
We are more than happy with the service provided by Ian in installing our new Smart TV and BlueRay recorder at our home in Kennedy Bay WA. He was extremely helpful and gave us some very good […]
Technician: Aaron (Canterbury – VIC)
Service: TV Wall Mount
Thanks again for your promptness in installing our TV’s at our premises in Mooroolbark VIC.
We truly appreciated your expert opinion and the way you did the job.
It looks so neat and tidy and the ’black duct’ clearly demonstrated you going above […]
Technician: Vince (Bossley Park – NSW)
Service: TV Reception Issues
I had lovely experience with Vince from Jim’s Antennas (Bossley Park) at my home in Baulkham Hills NSW on Saturday morning. Vince was professional and really very helpful, he didn’t rip me off and he was very quick I was very […]
Technician – Shane (Upwey – VIC)
Service: UHF Antenna Installation & Surround Sound
The expertise and service provided today by Shane when installing a UHF antenna, but more particularly when he set up the surround sound system (SSS) was fantastic. The SSS has never sounded so good! We are very grateful […]
Jim’s Antennas Central Queensland recently set up Satellite Dishes to beam a live simulcast service for Queensland Performing Arts!
Jim’s Antennas Central Queensland recently set up Satellite Dishes to beam a live simulcast service for Queensland Performing Arts. This is the second performance QPAC have hosted .The first being the world acclaimed Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra last September, then Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra last week. Jim’s Antennas were asked to […]
Technician: Ian (Noosa Heads – QLD)
Service: TV & Surround Sound
I can highly recommend Ian as knowledgeable, efficient and the best tradesman I have come across to help with the installation of TV & sound system as well as locating the best position for Antenna reception. I will certainly be […]
Digital TV was instigated virtually worldwide, to enhance our viewing experience by offering DVD quality images and sound. Digital TV also uses the broadcast frequencies far more efficiently. This enables us to receive up to four digital channels in the same ‘space’ previously occupied by one analogue channel. These […]
With the analogue switch off imminent in Adelaide, now occurring in April 2013 which is earlier than first planned it is becoming more obvious that some older antenna systems which have until now been working intermittently and able to decode some digital signals with analogue as a backup when […]
Jim’s Antennas Maroochydore and in fact Jim’s Antennas Franchises all across the Sunshine Coast between Caloundra to Noosa , Glasshouse to Gympie and Maleny to Eumundi are consistently partnering with Matchmaster to provide first class digital reception systems .
Take a look at the “before ” photo at […]
Technician: Jordan Davis (Maleny – QLD)
Service: Additional TV Point
On July 25 we had your Maleny, QLD technician (I think it was Jordan) come out to quote us to install an additional TV antenna connection. He ended up replacing the antenna as well as adding a coax connection. He also […]
Technician: Ian Martin (Noosa – QLD)
Service: Wall Mounted Flat-screen TV Installation
Just letting you know that you have one of the best operators I have had the pleasure of meeting, in the world of tradesmen and I have used many trades over the last 60 years. He is a shining […]
Technician: Donal Finegan (Woy Woy – NSW)
Service: Antenna Installation
Would just like to say a thankyou to Donal Finegan – Jim’s Antenna’s Woy Woy. Great service, price and great guy. Made sure the job was completed thoroughly and cleanly, would most highly recommend using him again
Natalie Wallace – Erina
Upon arrival at a callout to a customer’s house in Warrandyte North, l was faced with two problems. The first was a very unhappy customer who had been trying to access free to air television for several years with no luck and two huge hills either side of the […]
Every year Jim’s Antennas franchisees gather at their annual conference . This year we had the good fortune to travel from The Sunshine Coast to Hamilton Island in the beautiful Whitsunday Islands .
Over a weekend of education and fun all the Jim’s Antennas franchisees had the chance to meet […]
Well done to the installer Troy from Jim’s Antennas. I called out to commission and audit Troy’s installation of a Foxtel ready apartment block and the system was working great.
Choosing the correct coaxial cable is imperative in Digital TV Installations. The wrong choice could have your shiny new LED screen freezing and pixelating in the middle of your favourite TV show or just as your team is about to kick that winning goal. Quad shield cabling is a standard that should be used as a minimum with all Digital Antenna Installations. Quad Shield Coaxial cable is quite simply that; a cable that has four layers of shielding which protects the inner conductor.
One of the main reasons quad shield coaxial cable has been set as a standard is to reduce the problems associated with impulse noise.Impulse noise is a interference that can be generated from household appliances, vehicle ignitions or overhead power lines. This type of interference causes intermittent picture blocking or freezing along with a distorted cracking sound. (very frustrating). To fix this problem it is suggested that all cables from the antenna to the wall plate be replaced with a good quality quad shield coax
On a commercial site today at Port Of Brisbane. Container handling operation (Patrick Logistics) that uses a Local Area Network (local?? – it was humungous) to distribute bulletins and messages to TVs across three sites. We worked with IT support people in Adelaide and local staff to give them […]
Andrew Parke and Heidi Schieren from Jim’s Antennas met in Canberra with members from the governments Digital Switchover Taskforce to discuss the ongoing work it is conducting which helps audit the set top box and antenna installations performed under the governments HAS (Household Assistance Scheme). Under the scheme some […]
Another glorious day on Hamilton Island, day 2 of the Jim’ Antennas National Conference
November 26, 2009 A man was critically injured when he fell from the second-storey roof of his house and became wedged between two brick walls in Melbourne’s east. It’s believed the 38-year-old man was adjusting the television antenna on the roof of his home in rural NSW.
This drives home […]
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SWAPPING work on Boeing 767s for television aerials was not what 43-year-old Paul Griffiths would necessarily call career advancement.
But, after taking a redundancy from Qantas as an aircraft engineer five years ago, at least the new job […]