WICKES 15 ELEMENT COMPACT TRI BOOM AERIAL £19.99
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WICKES 15 ELEMENT COMPACT TRI BOOM AERIAL £19.99

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Found 31st Oct 2015
Was marked up at £40 in store. Assumed to be a decent deal?
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I got one similar to this for £8 delivered off ebay, works a treat too
ficosaneil

I got one similar to this for £8 delivered off ebay, works a treat too



​Thanks for posting
tv aerial. old school
Might be ok in stronger signal areas but it's really only a 5 element aerial in terms of gain although it doesn't state the gain so hard to judge performance, probably fine in a tight fitting spot in the loft where signals are good but probably need a bigger/more elements in lower signal areas.

If you've got the space I'd probably spend a couple pounds more and get something like this
amazon.co.uk/dp/…SNA
or this
tlc-direct.co.uk/Pro…wcB

Edited by: "spannerzone" 31st Oct 2015
spannerzone

Might be ok in stronger signal areas but it's really only a 5 element … Might be ok in stronger signal areas but it's really only a 5 element aerial in terms of gain although it doesn't state the gain so hard to judge performance, probably fine in a tight fitting spot in the loft where signals are good but probably need a bigger/more elements in lower signal areas.If you've got the space I'd probably spend a couple pounds more and get something like thishttp://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0026600CY/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_3?pf_rd_p=569136327&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B00I7TUH7C&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_r=0SKZBN74QFX9C7S81SNAor thishttps://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Products/MXLAB450T.html?source=adwords&kw=&gclid=CjwKEAjwzdGxBRC3rPWZq83FzyUSJAB9IC5iq85XKeKRMrA2z36fNYCaiKTEIamaKcRiS_NfCYDfOhoCDG_w_wcB


Would the 2 mentioned work for a loft mounted Ariel or should I be looking for more specialist Ariel ?
What tools required for a DIY job on Ariel?
Quotes to install are around £100 for the few places I called so far.
20 element aerial, £9.09 delivered from eBay, item number 380910592579.
jdandi

Would the 2 mentioned work for a loft mounted Ariel or should I be … Would the 2 mentioned work for a loft mounted Ariel or should I be looking for more specialist Ariel ?What tools required for a DIY job on Ariel?Quotes to install are around £100 for the few places I called so far.



Exactly same position for me. **** took the aerial on the house I just moved in to (including everything else).

Prefer a loft mounted aerial and the coax cables still here so I'm assuming it's a case of just fitting a new aerial and booster
ficosaneil

20 element aerial, £9.09 delivered from eBay, item number 380910592579.


That one is probably much the same as this deal, so half price, no sign of gain and again, really what might be classed as a 5 element. Good price though.
spannerzone

Might be ok in stronger signal areas but it's really only a 5 element … Might be ok in stronger signal areas but it's really only a 5 element aerial in terms of gain although it doesn't state the gain so hard to judge performance, probably fine in a tight fitting spot in the loft where signals are good but probably need a bigger/more elements in lower signal areas.If you've got the space I'd probably spend a couple pounds more and get something like thishttp://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0026600CY/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_3?pf_rd_p=569136327&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B00I7TUH7C&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_r=0SKZBN74QFX9C7S81SNAor thishttps://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Products/MXLAB450T.html?source=adwords&kw=&gclid=CjwKEAjwzdGxBRC3rPWZq83FzyUSJAB9IC5iq85XKeKRMrA2z36fNYCaiKTEIamaKcRiS_NfCYDfOhoCDG_w_wcB

jdandi

Would the 2 mentioned work for a loft mounted Ariel or should I be … Would the 2 mentioned work for a loft mounted Ariel or should I be looking for more specialist Ariel ?What tools required for a DIY job on Ariel?Quotes to install are around £100 for the few places I called so far.


The Amazon aerial comes with pole and mount and so all you need is longer cable if the supplied 10m isn't long enough. The TLC is a slightly better performer but needs cable, bracket, pole and connector to be added into cost.

They're fairly easy to install if you're ok with basic DIY and working in a loft, look at your neighbour's aerial and note whether their aerial is mounted horizontal or vertical (rods flat or rods up), fix the antenna to a suitable bit of wood high as possible in the loft, with least amount of obstructions such as chimneys etc. If you're in a low signal area then a loft aerial may not be good enough. If you run more than 1 TV you'll need some way to split the cable (using splitters or amp with multi TV outlet)



Edited by: "spannerzone" 1st Nov 2015
wackojacko99

Exactly same position for me. **** took the aerial on the house I just … Exactly same position for me. **** took the aerial on the house I just moved in to (including everything else). Prefer a loft mounted aerial and the coax cables still here so I'm assuming it's a case of just fitting a new aerial and booster



Should be easy enough, if only 1 TV (1 cable in loft) then replace with a new aerial such as this, if multi cables in loft then it may feed several TV points, if several TV points in house then an amp with multi outlets may be required and that means mains power in the loft is usually required too, but not always, depending on how it was all originally set up.
spannerzone

That one is probably much the same as this deal, so half price, no sign … That one is probably much the same as this deal, so half price, no sign of gain and again, really what might be classed as a 5 element. Good price though.



​I'm certainly no expert in these things, I needed one for the TV in the conservatory and the linked one was only £8.24 when I bought it and it's brilliant. Really strong signal on all channels and that's with my just attaching to a pole quick and easy. I took the 2 kind of wing things off too to make it look a bit smaller and no noticeable drop in signal either.
I've just fitted a loft aerial as I've just switched from sky to bt. Really easy to do. As I didn't have much space and am quite close to the transmitter I went for a log periodic with 4g filter which are a lot smaller (length of your arm) and picked one up for £8 on eBay, 15mtrs of cable for £7 and a splitter for £2.50. So a lot cheaper to do yourself. Got an excellent signal
ficosaneil

​I'm certainly no expert in these things, I needed one for the TV in the c … ​I'm certainly no expert in these things, I needed one for the TV in the conservatory and the linked one was only £8.24 when I bought it and it's brilliant. Really strong signal on all channels and that's with my just attaching to a pole quick and easy. I took the 2 kind of wing things off too to make it look a bit smaller and no noticeable drop in signal either.


You must be in a great signal area to get a good one with 9 elements. Could probably have got the same result with a coat hanger ;-)
Edited by: "getmeone" 2nd Nov 2015
anybody knows if that support Digital Tvs full HD 4k etc.
Here’s an informative article on the ins and outs of putting an aerial in an attic instead of out in the open.
aerialsandtv.com/lof…tml
Re post 4 the first amazon link aerial , this type of design the fins come off very easily.
If you are visited by pigeons or any large birds , then after a while you end up with a pile of fins on the ground!

Outdoor aerials always give the best reception, the bigger the better and just look at the direction your neighbours are pointing. When installing you dont need a signal strength meter, just two people. One to wiggle the aerial and the other to watch tv and shout stop when the picture is good!
Too good for Basil Brush...
Proveright

Re post 4 the first amazon link aerial , this type of design the fins … Re post 4 the first amazon link aerial , this type of design the fins come off very easily.If you are visited by pigeons or any large birds , then after a while you end up with a pile of fins on the ground!Outdoor aerials always give the best reception, the bigger the better and just look at the direction your neighbours are pointing. When installing you dont need a signal strength meter, just two people. One to wiggle the aerial and the other to watch tv and shout stop when the picture is good!



​that could happen and cheaper aerial's are prone to that when large birds land and take off... a Decent aerial shouldn't but not personally used that Amazon one.
For those who are obviously more clued up than me, what's the most important factor when buying an aerial? I'm assuming it's either the number of elements or the dBd Gain?
Flora82

tv aerial. old school


Until your broadband connection goes down and then it New School all over again! :p:D
wackojacko99

For those who are obviously more clued up than me, what's the most … For those who are obviously more clued up than me, what's the most important factor when buying an aerial? I'm assuming it's either the number of elements or the dBd Gain?


dB is a measure of the efficiency of the aerial. It doesn't matter how many elements there are. However to gather a signal from your local transmitter you may need a larger aerial with a very good efficiency ((dB). It is basically the loss of of radiated signal/Input signal. HTH

Edited by: "getmeone" 2nd Nov 2015
getmeone

You must be in a great signal area to get a good one with 9 elements. … You must be in a great signal area to get a good one with 9 elements. Could probably have got the same result with a coat hanger ;-)



​I tried 2 different indoor so called booster aerials and choppy as hell and really bad in poor weather. The eBay one has been perfect.
Don’t forget, the elements themselves aren’t actually the antenna or aerial. A typical aerial consists of a series of ‘directors’ (those elements of which you speak), followed by the actual antenna itself (a folded dipole) and behind that, a reflector. All of this is mounted on a rod. The antenna is fed into a download. The thing that picks up the signal sits just in front of the rear reflector.
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