All work carried out by a BBC Qualified Engineer
In order to receive a TV picture via satellite, the satellite dish must have a clear line of site to the satellite. Obstacles such as trees and buildings will reduce the signal strength or block the signal altogether. In order that a signal can be received, the satellite dish must be located in a position that is unimpeded, sometimes it is necessary to site the dish down the garden and/or on a high pole.
In the situation above tall trees in the location of the house would have blocked the satellite signal
The only “Line of Site” to the satellite could be found at the end of the Garden. Pictures 1 and 2 above show a narrow trench dug the length of the garden to hide the cable. 3 above shows the conduit in which the cable is laid, the conduit protects the cable. The dish is mounted on a wall at the back of the garden shown on pictures 4 and 5
The pictures below show an installation where it was necessary to use a 10 ft mast mounted on a concrete base.
Trees about 50 ft away from the customers property were blocking the satellite signal. There was only one place in the garden to get a line of site to the satellite taking into account future growth of the trees. During the installation a temporary dish (picture 2) was located, this provided Sky TV for the customer during the time that the concrete was curing. Picture 5 shows the completed installation
In cases where Sky have been unable to locate a satellite dish then Apt Aerials has been able to assist. Below there are a couple of examples where a satellite dish cannot be located at or near the customers properties, and alternative solutions were found.