Introduction

The following information has been produced to help provide Retail Store Staff and Customers alike with a simple explanation to some of different installation scenarios that may be encountered:

Summary

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What is a Standard ‘Wall Bracket’ Mounting Solution?

Normally the aerial will be situated onto a wall which has a clear ‘Line of Sight (LOS) to the TV transmitter. The aerial assembly is fixed to the wall using a standard mounting bracket and the TV signal from the aerial is fed directly to the Freeview receiver using an externally surface mounted downlead cable.
Where the downlead cable needs to enter the house, the Engineer will drill a small hole (10mm) through the wall which the cable will then be fed through before the hole is sealed using a weather proof silicon sealant to prevent any water ingress.

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What is a Non Standard T&K’ Mounting Solution?

In some situations the Engineer may be required to install larger ‘Non standard’ bracketry to fix the aerial assembly in a position on wall which has a clear ‘Line of Sight (LOS) to the TV transmitter. A good example of this might be that a house is surrounded by obstructions such as other buildings or tall trees which the aerial assembly must look over to gain a clear LOS to the TV transmitter. In the majority of cases the TV aerial will be mounted at gutter level using T&K type brackets and an extended mounting pole to provide the TV aerial with a clear LOS to the TV transmitter.
T&K brackets may also be recommended if the aerial installation is in a an exposed area which may be affected by high wind speeds

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What is a Non Standard ‘Back Wall T&K’ Mounting Solution?

If the Engineer is unable to locate a mounting position which provides a clear LOS on the front wall, one option may be to fix the aerial assembly to the rear wall and point the aerial over the house roof.
Once again the Engineer will be required to install larger ‘Non standard’ bracketry to fix the aerial assembly in a position on wall which has a clear ‘Line of Sight(LOS) to the TV transmitter. In this situation the Engineer will need to work out the most direct routing for the downlead cable between the aerial assembly and the Freeview receiver. Examples: Cable routing over the roof, through the building or around the building – The final solution will be determined by safe working access and the physical cable length (Additional cable may be required)

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What is a Non Standard ‘Chimney’ Mounting Solution?

On occasion, some houses are completely enclosed by physical obstacles such as tall trees or other buildings which means that the Engineer is unable to find a suitable wall on which to fix the aerial assembly.
Alternatively the property may be located in a low lying area and the aerial may need to be mounted as high as possible on the property to receive adequate signal levels.
In an attempt to overcome this problem, the Engineer may recommend that the TV aerial be mounted on the chimney if it is suitable for this purpose. (The Engineer will assess the chimneys overall construction/ condition to determine if it is fit for purpose)
The aerial assembly is fixed to a chimney using a lashing bracket and securing strap; however in some cases where the Chimney is physically very large the aerial mounting bracket may be secured directly to the brick work using a standard mounting bracket.
Note: Chimney installations may facilitate the need for ‘Special Heights Installation Teams to complete the work safely)

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