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High Gain aerials – the solution to weak TV signals

Mays Aerials can provide you with an expert, reliable and efficient high gain aerial installation service, guaranteeing a sharp reception every time.


High gain aerials are a popular choice of customers in the UK.  When a signal comes in from a weaker transmitter, households in that area very often need some way of boosting it to prevent picture break up or ghosting (faint duplicate images on the screen).  A high gain aerial is able to pick up more of the TV signal and improve the quality of your TV viewing.  It works by having a higher number of elements, making it longer and causing the acceptance of the signal to narrow.  This means that the aerial gets more gain on the signal, hence the name. aerials_liss


There are a number of common problems associated with antenna interference and we have developed the expertise to deal with them all.


If you have spent a lot of money on a new television but are not getting the full benefit of it, a small investment in your TV aerial will pay dividends on your viewing experience.  With the digital switchover, many people have opted for Freeview but some have been left disappointed because they are in weak or poor reception areas.  If you’re unable to get all of the Freeview channels, a high gain aerial could quickly fix things for you.  In some cases, a wideband type of aerial is best but we can easily pinpoint which product is ideal for your particular circumstances.


There’s a huge choice of high gain aerials and a big difference in the quality within the models.  You should expect a good aerial installation to last around 20 years, not 20 months.  That’s why we believe that professional advice is so crucial.  If TV viewing is important to you and your family, you want to be assured that you have chosen well.  In order to meet your needs, we only carry and install high quality aerials.


In getting that sharp picture, it’s also important to note that your aerial must be of the correct height and placed on the right spot on your roof.  The location of your chimney and nearby trees can affect the reception so even a few feet either up or down or across can make a huge difference to the signal reception.  That’s where we come in.  We have a team of professional aerial fitters available right now to help.  We can offer advice on which type of high gain aerial to choose and where it should be placed.  We can then install your aerial without any fuss or issues.


Factors in choosing your aerial


The particular type of high gain aerial that you need will depend upon a number of factors but the most important point to consider is the location of the transmitters in your area.  As TV transmitters are the structures that broadcast video and audio signals over the air waves, your TV reception is determined by the location and quality of signal from them.  There are over 1,100 TV transmitters located across the UK and, as you might expect, some are more powerful than others.


It’s important to know whether your transmitter is a main transmitter or a repeater transmitter.  If you receive a signal from a main transmitter, you will probably need a horizontally aligned or polarised aerial.  If your signal comes from a repeater transmitter, you’ll need a vertically aligned aerial.  There has been a lot of change caused by the digital switchover in the UK and many people may be wondering if this has affected their reception.  We’ll be happy to let you know which types of transmitters cover your area and what that means for you.


There are also a wide number of high gain aerials on the market and it’s essential that you have the right type.  Some of the differences between the available models are:


  • Depth of gain that is achievable
  • How much interference or unwanted signal is eliminated
  • How resistant they are to very severe weather conditions
  • Ease of mounting
  • Aesthetic appearance
  • Whether they can have horizontal or vertical polarisation, or both.


Even when you have decided on the right type of aerial, you will need to consider how high the aerial needs to be in order to overcome any obstructions such as trees and other buildings.  This may affect which make of aerial you can use to get the best reception.


If all of this sounds a little complicated, don’t worry.  We’ll take all of the required factors into account and recommend the exact type and make of high gain aerial to suit your home and location.


Why local is important


With teams of trained and experienced local fitters, we can be with you within hours of your call and install your new aerial right there and then.  Just think – you could have your low picture quality fixed by the time the kids get home from school!


We also think that local businesses deliver a far better service than large, impersonal companies.  We care about our local communities and customers in a way that national corporations never could.  You can place your trust in us because we know what our local customers need and expect.


It’s also essential that our experienced fitters know where the local signal weak spots are and the exact locations of the transmitters in each area.  It’s not always the nearest transmitter that’s important, more the one that has the clearest line of sight.  We know all of these local variables and how to use or overcome them to ensure that your aerial can do its job – acting as a signal amplifier and restoring a high quality picture to your TV.


Because of the extent of our knowledge, and expertise, we can quickly diagnose your poor signal issues and provide the right type of high gain aerial to resolve them.  It’s as simple as that.


Our installation service


We stock our vans with all of the equipment needed so that we can offer a full installation service on the same day that you call.  We’re not the kind of company that undertakes half of the job and then has to leave to get the right parts.  We’re always prepared to offer an all-in-one service and you’ll find that we’re adaptable when it comes to delivering the ideal service to you.


After a full assessment of the best location, our fitter will install the aerial so quickly that you’ll scarcely believe it!  Whether your aerial is best mounted against your chimney or wall or on your roof tiles, we will install with the minimum of interruption to your day.


We would always advise you to have your high gain aerial fitted on your roof but we can always suggest an alternative indoors if you live in a listed building or suffer from very bad weather in the autumn and winter.  We are able to install in lofts and a high gain aerial is the best type of product to pick up the TV signal through your tiled roof.  We’ll assess your house’s position in relation to the nearest transmitter and recommend the best discreet spot indoors to place your aerial.


But we won’t leave it at that; we’ll also check that your new aerial is delivering great reception on all of your channels and that you’re receiving the maximum number of channels available to you on your current service.  When we’ve done that, we’ll ask if you’re completely happy and if there is anything else that we can do to assist.


We always use heavy duty galvanised brackets and other quality parts to install our products.  Quite simply, our aerial installations will last.


Why you should choose us


It’s quite straight forward.  We believe that we’re the best when it comes to high gain aerial installation.


But don’t just take our word for it.  We are thoroughly vetted and approved by Checkatrade, which offers an independent review service for customers and expects us to meet certain professional business standards.  Why not check our section on its website?  We have an almost perfect score for delivering a professional and effective service. Digital_Aerial_New_Lane_Havant


When you ask Mays Aerials to install at your home, you can be confident of the following:


  • A prompt and courteous service
  • The provision of experienced high gain aerial installers every time
  • A comprehensive assessment of the most effective aerial installation for your home
  • An affordable and very competitive quote
  • The use of quality equipment, masts and parts that have the seal of approval of the Confederation of Aerial Industries
  • Same day installation service, or fitting on a date and time that’s convenient to you
  • An assurance that the product we install will be compatible with your Freeview box
  • A 12 month no quibble guarantee on all parts and labour
  • A commitment to achieving 100% customer satisfaction.


We are dedicated when it comes to putting our customers first and the testimonials we receive from them proves it.  We won’t be satisfied until you are entirely happy with our service and can put your feet up to watch a high quality picture in the comfort of your own home!


In addition, there’s no call out charge.  If you decide that a high gain aerial isn’t right for you, we won’t try to bill you for our fitter’s time.  And when you receive a quote from us, you can be confident that we’ll stick to it.  We believe in providing a high value service at a low cost and we build our reputation on that principle.


Let us use our thirty years of experience in the aerials industry to get your TV signal reception just perfect.

The areas we cover


We cover all of the Hampshire, Surrey, East Sussex and West Sussex regions, including:


  • Andover
  • Basingstoke
  • Bognor Regis
  • Bordon
  • Brighton
  • Burgess Hill
  • Chichester
  • Crawley
  • Guildford
  • Haslemere
  • Havant
  • Haywards Heath
  • Horsham
  • Liphook
  • Liss
  • Littlehampton
  • London
  • Midhurst
  • Petersfield
  • Petworth
  • Portsmouth
  • Southampton
  • Worthing.


We enjoy what we do and like nothing more than to keep our customers pleased.  We get the majority of our business through word of mouth and recommendations so we know how important it is to deliver an impeccable service first time round.  We are a friendly and approachable team who will take the time to explain why we think a particular aerial is the best solution for your TV reception problems and where it should be mounted.


We understand that, very occasionally, a customer will experience problems with their aerial installation.  With our professional guarantee in place, you can be sure that we’ll prioritise your issue and rectify it quickly and efficiently to your satisfaction.


If you’re continually annoyed by that poor TV reception or feel that you’re missing out some of the channels on your Freeview box, call us today.  We’re sure that we will exceed your expectations when it comes to professionalism, speed and price.