Fixing 4G Interference

There may be many of you out there wondering why your TV reception has recently started playing up. The answer is likely to be interference caused by 4G mobile networks.

Since the 1st of January both Optus and Telstra launched 4G services in the 700 megahertz (MHz) frequency. The problem is that the 700 MHz frequency was previously used by television stations to emit analogue picture and sound and many of you have antennas and related equipment tuned to pick up this frequency.

You may find that your antenna has been overwhelmed by the strong 4G signals, particularly if you reside within close proximity to a mobile phone transmission tower. The result is poor TV reception.

An Optus representative has stated, “Optus is aware of some issues regarding TV reception … where Optus and/or Telstra has recently launched 4G services in the 700 MHz band”. Telstra has also been quoted as saying people living near mobile towers “may experience reception difficulties due to their TV receiver being overloaded by the signals from the base station”.

Andrew Parke, CEO of Jim’s Antennas, Australia’s largest free to air antenna installation company, had been following the impact that 4G has had on other countries around the world. The impact was considerable and as such, Andrew has worked closely with Jim’s Antennas preferred antenna suppliers, Matchmaster, Bitek, Radio Parts and Hills to identify methods to combat the problem.

Matchmaster, Bitek, Radio Parts and Hills now stock 4G ready antennas and amplifiers that should eliminate any interference caused by mobile phone tower transmissions. The addition of a filter to this equipment acts to block out the 4G interference and ensure crystal clear digital TV reception.

If you’re experiencing TV reception issues and need help with fixing 4G interference Jim’s Antennas technicians are available to attend and diagnose the problem.

Simply call 131 546 or lodge an online quote request.

Proceed with Free On-Site Quote

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. By using quality MATV equipment […]

Grant from Jim’s Antennas Kingborough recently installed Samsung’s ‘The Frame‘ for a client in Sandy Bay, Tasmania.  The Frame is not just any old TV. When it’s not in use, this television convincingly disguises itself as a piece of artwork, achieving a natural look and blending to its surroundings by automatically detecting ambient light and […]

Grant from Jim’s Antennas Kingborough in Tasmania, was recently asked to relocate a tv antenna for a customer in Old Beach, as it was suspected to be causing water damage to a houses ceiling. When Grant removed the antenna mount he found the tile cracked as seen in the photo. What made maters worse was […]

K-band and C-band satellite systems allow you to receive Foxtel or other free to air TV satellite broadcast systems called VAST (Viewer Access Satellite TV) and an array of overseas language transmissions. At Jim’s Antennas Murrarie we can install and configure these systems for you and in this post, we’ll take you through the different […]

1300 908 965