What is the Best TV Antenna for Canberra?

A quick answer to this complicated question is that there isn’t a specific antenna that is considered the ideal solution. The antenna which will give you the best results will ultimately depend on which transmission towers are close to your property and the distance you are from these broadcast towers.

If you live in Canberra, keep on reading to find out more on which antenna is best for your area. 

Here at Jim’s Antennas our franchisees know which is the best TV Antenna for your particular area and can assist with supplying a new antenna and installation.

The best antenna for Canberra will depend on:

  • which area of Canberra your located in (you can see a list of all ACT Digital TV Transmitter sites here)
  • whether or not you have a clear line of sight to the Television transmitter
  • whether or not your suburb is experiencing any 4G interference from nearby mobile towers.

Before you can select the best TV antenna for Canberra you need to know the frequency that your nearest broadcast tower is operating in, and whether or not that frequency requires a UHF or a VHF digital TV Antenna.

The following video explains the difference between UHF and VHF signals:

Now you know what type of antenna you’ll require – how do you install it and what type of tools and equipment do you need?

All of our local Jim’s Antennas technicians carry digital signal meters which allows them to test the signal coming in from the antenna and also allows them to identify any issues which maybe causing interference and providing either a low signal level or worse still a poor signal quality level.

A low signal level can always be “boosted” to provide adequate levels to service all TV points in your home. However a poor signal level can’t be boosted – as this will also boost the issues, causing major pixilation and drop outs. A poor signal needs to be identified and the cause eliminated through filters prior to boosting.

Unfortunately although Digital TV gives us a much wider range of station and show choices, it’s not as easy as the old analogue days when you could just thump the TV set to get it working!

For any more questions about which antenna is best for your area, reception issues, or if you require assistance installing a new TV antenna, don’t hesitate to give your local Jim’s Antennas expert call on 131 546 or book a free onsite no obligation quote.

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