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Unit 5 92-98 Vauxhall Walk , London- SE11 5EL
London , United Kingdom  United Kingdom
Today (Wednesday) Open 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Aerial Services Ltd - London

Aerial Services offer an extensive service for all your Freeview aerial requirements. If you need advice about Freeview aerials or simply looking for a Freeview installation then we are here to help you. For more you can contact to us.Aerial Services was established in 1968 by Frank Garvin who was also a founder member of the Confederation of Aerial Industries (CAI) which we are still active members of today.

All of our engineers are both experienced and well trained, carrying CSCS Health & Safety cards as well as company ID badges.We work in all different environments from enormous communal office and hotel systems to domestic homes.We strive to offer a professional and personal service as we are always available to answer questions either by phone or email, and we always aim to do a good job at a fair price. Should you think you may require our services, please give us a call on 020 7582 8888.

Business Operation Hours
Monday 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Friday 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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If your stereo is in a part of the house with reduced reception such as on the ground floor or in the basement it may well be subject to interference.A professionally installed roof aerial will overcome your reception issues. We stock a range of omni and directional FM antennas up to 5 elements as well as DAB dipoles for digital radio.These can often be attached to your existing aerial mast and share the TV cable which makes for a cost effective installation.

With Freeview it is possible that your aerial has moved off direction and requires re fixing by tightening or replacing the brackets which hold it to the chimney or wall. With Sky or Freesat, the dish may have slightly moved, which can again be quickly and easily resolved by a professional engineer with the correct test equipment.

Other common faults can include perished and waterlogged cabling or damaged outlet sockets which can both be identified and replaced. At Aerial Services our experienced engineers will quickly diagnose your problem because, having been in business since 1968, we’ve seen them all before.

If you do require a replacement part we are nearly always able to provide this from our well stocked vans, saving you from having to take costly time off work for an annoying second visit.Installing a splitter will slightly weaken your TV signal so we carry out a signal test prior to the work to ensure that it will not affect your viewing.

Should your signal not be strong enough to allow additional points, it may be possible to install an internal or external amplifier or a second aerial. In either case, our engineers carry everything they need to do a professional job at the first visit.

Extra points for Sky can either be run direct from your dish, in which case you will need additional Sky boxes, or from the back of your Sky receiver. Control of the receiver can be obtained using a discreet infra red sensor at other positions around the house.Whatever system you have in your home, we can send a professional engineer to discuss your requirements who will be able to suggest a method of achieving them.

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Although there are some exceptions, such as in hotel systems, the vast majority of communal dwellings today receive their TV services using Integrated Reception Systems (IRS). IRS systems vary in their complexity but generally speaking they consist of a TV, FM and DAB aerial and a satellite dish. The signals are combined and then distributed to a number of individual dwellings to provide each resident with a wide range of services.

This is achieved by erecting aerials and dish(es) on the roof and running cables from them to a position in the building where we can install the distribution equipment which is collectively termed the “headend”. Because the headend is made up of electronic equipment this is normally situated inside in a tank room, riser or basement but it can also be fitted outside in a weatherproof cabinet.

The feeds from the antennae are amplified and filtered at the headend to ensure that they are robust enough to serve the amount of dwellings in the building. They are then connected to distribution units or “multiswitches” which combine the signals together so that TV, FM, DAB and satellite can all be fed down a single cable.

The system outlined above is an example of a 5 wire IRS which provides digital terrestrial TV (Freeview), FM, digital radio (DAB) and Sky. However there is also a growing demand for satellites other than Sky to be included such as Hotbird, Astra, Arabsat and Nilesat. Each extra satellite requires an additional dish to be installed, four extra cables to be run to the headend, further amplification equipment and a different kind of multiswitch.

So an IRS system with two satellites is referred to as a 9 wire, three satellites as a 13 wire and four as a 17 wire system. With the inclusion of extra satellites it is recommended to run additional cables to the TV points. It is possible to view multiple satellites from a single Quad socket but this means “looping” satellite receivers together which can cause “crashing”.

Increasingly today fibre optic cabling is being integrated into the installation of IRS systems. Using Fibre within the TV industry is a relatively recent development although it has been used in the telecommunications industry since the 1980s. In 1997 the first fibre telephone cable of it’s kind which was called FLAG (fibre-optic around the globe) was laid on the sea bed between London and Tokyo.

There are numerous advantages of Fibre over traditional copper coax. Fibre can transport more information over far greater distances than copper. It is lighter and the cables have a far smaller diameter. Also because glass doesn’t conduct electricity there is no current flow so there are no earthing requirements. Fibre IRS systems work largely by using the same principles as traditional copper except that some of the components are different and that you can run the cables across distances of up to 10km.

A Fibre cable can be run right up to each dwelling which is then terminated in a Gateway Termination Unit (GTU). From a standard Quad GTU you can run up to four coax cables into each home or by using a Quattro GTU you can install a multiswitch with anything up to 32 outputs.

During this time we’ve worked in a variety of environments ranging from hotels, pubs, restaurants, bars and nightclubs right through to TV showrooms, shops, theme parks, race tracks, golf clubs, casinos, train stations, the Football Association HQ, the Rolls Royce building, several premiership football clubs, TV stations and even in a zoo!

We have also provided TV systems for a number of high profile temporary events.At the Queens Jubilee pageant in 2012 we installed over twenty satellite dishes in strategic positions along the embankment to provide signals to the giant TV screens along the river.We have engineers in our team with over twenty years experience in dealing with the unique challenges which arise when working in commercial environments.

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