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Campaign for Samuel donation provides Phone, data and Television services In late November 2015, 9 year old Samuel Thorne was struck down with a rare neurological condition called Transverse Myelitis. Samuel now has a condition called Quadra Paresis, He is fully paralysed with the smallest of movement in his left ankle/foot. The Thorne family have […]

4G interference can wreak havoc with TV reception and is often misdiagnosed by inexperienced technicians. Mark from Jim’s Antennas Wynnum was recently requested by a client to investigate a television reception issue on a client’s charter fishing vessel at Manly boat harbour. The client’s TV reception became very poor when moored at the boat harbour […]

Warren from Jim’s Antennas was called out to a job just before the X-Factor final. The building had suddenly lost tv reception in all apartments. “I discovered the problem was a tripped fuse“, says Warren. Warren had responded to an afterhours “SOS” call from Chris the building manager of a block of units in Paradise […]

Ever wonder what happens to old Antenna once the shiny new one has gone up? We often get the asked what happens to all the old hardware after your friendly Jim’s Antennas technician has completed your brand new installation for picture perfect digital TV.     Matthew from Jim’s Antennas in Yarraville collects all the […]

Mark from Jim’s Antennas Wynnum was recently requested by a client to investigate a television reception issue on the clients charter fishing vessel at Manly boat harbour. The clients tv reception became very poor when moored at the boat harbour and improved when the vessel was away from the mooring. All Jim’s Antenna technicians are […]

K-band and C-band VAST 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 […]

Get your guyed mast checked! With the strong winds around recently it a timely reminder to get your guyed mast checked. Brett from Jim’s Antennas Mickleham responded to this customer and had to replace the entire antenna system when the 30 ft mast came down in strong winds recently.   The guyed wires were rusted, […]

Every year South East Queensland experiences summer storms that bring with them extensive property damage. From Ipswich to the Bay and all across the south Brisbane and North Brisbane suburbs Jim’s Antennas are busy every year replacing and repairing storm damaged antennas. Preventative maintenance can reduce this problem though. As shown in this picture the […]

So you’ve gone out an purchased a brand new 4K ultra HD TV brought it home and you are now wondering why it isn’t looking like it was in the shop. One word “MER”, or in technical terms Modulated Error Rate. Well lets have a little chat about MER, and hopefully give you a bit […]

Matthew Keig from Jim’s Antennas Yarraville recently completed a Free To Air TV Antenna and  TV Wall mount for the Altona Boating & Angling club in Seaholme. The job proved to have some challenges getting cables down the wall so that they were concealed from view once the TV was wall mounted, however Matthew perceived […]

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 Prep to Year 2 cross […]

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 for the party room area. […]

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 correctly when it was installed, […]

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 system has been installed. The […]

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 our regular training, we were […]

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 to endure a wide range […]

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 Jim’s Antennas Innisfail installing a new wide band log periodic antenna to […]

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 installed at a caravan park […]

Ever so often, as a Jim’s 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 noted that in this case, […]

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 the environment. All of those […]