With the rising
of subscription TV services, many businesses are looking to
over-the-air antennas as a no-cost alternative. After the antenna
installation, the operating expenses are essentially nil. With your
antenna you'll be able to receive full HD programming from your local
networks such as NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, and Fox, along with sub-carrier
channels transmitted along with the main channels, such as Create, The
CW, MeTV, RTN, etc...
Adding an OTA antenna is a great way to provide
entertainment and ambiance to dining areas, employee break rooms,
waiting rooms, hospitals, and schools. They're a great selling point
for apartment complexes, hotels, and campgrounds, where customers or
tenants will appreciate having an always-on source of free quality
programming. Because the television broadcast band overlaps with the FM
radio broadcast band, you can also use your antenna to provide free
in-store music from local and distant FM stations.
We also service antennas used to provide network
channels for cable/CATV distribution and.
The typical installation will include an American
made Winegard™ antenna. The antenna needs to be mounted as high above
the ground as possible for the best signal. We have a variety of mounts
including J-pipes, gable mounts, and non-penetrating roof mounts, as
well as 20' unipipe masts and small guyed steel towers up to 40'.
The type of antenna you will need will depend on
how far you are from the stations you wish to receive, the terrain
between your site and the station's transmitter, and the station's
EIRP. We have a wide variety of antennas available from small
unidirectional antennas for urban areas to large high-gain narrow beam
antennas for "deep fringe" areas.
Your antenna will be installed carefully in
accordance with NFPA 70 national fire codes, which include grounding
the mast to the building's electrical ground and the use of a static
arrestor grounding block to prevent equipment damage from electrical
storms. For signal cabling, we use only American made Commscope RG-6
terminated with weatherproof PCT compression connectors.
Because the digital TV broadcast band uses the
same frequencies as the old analog broadcast band and cable TV,
distribution only requires inexpensive splitters and taps. A
preamplifier might be needed where the received signal is adequate at
the antenna, but falls below the required level after passing through
the downlead. These devices are small and inexpensive, and don not
require any additional wiring as they are powered over the coax via
power inserter. Distribution amplifiers might be needed to provide
adequate signal for larger installations or where very long runs of
coax are used.
Because ATSC tuners are built in to every TV
manufactured in the last ten years, including all flat screens and some
of the later CRT models, in most cases there is no need for separate
receivers. If you would like to have DVR capability, we can provide you
with the highly acclaimed ChannelMaster DVR+.
Titan II signal preamp (if needed)
Distribution Amplifier (if needed)