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Choosing The Right TV Aerial For You

Aerials for indoors


If you live within 15 miles of the nearest transmitter, we recommend using an indoor aerial for the best reception. This style of aerial is much easier to install because it does not require mounting. Always examine the specifications of each indoor aerial to see how far it can reach, as there are aerials with ranges of 3 miles, 9 miles, and 15 miles.


Our indoor digital aerials, with their innovative technology and features, ensure the highest possible reception, even in locations with poor signals.


Outdoor aerials


If you live within 15 to 30 miles of the nearest transmitter, an outdoor aerial is recommended for crystal clear reception. The most frequent outdoor aerials are Yagi aerials, which are easily identifiable due to their historic shape. One For All also offers outdoor aerials that are easier to attach and have a more modern appearance. Always double-check individual product specifications, as ranges might range from 15 to 30 miles.

All of our outside aerials are built to resist even the harshest weather.

What kind of aerial does your neighbour have?


If you reside in a good signal area, you’ll notice that most of your neighbours’ aerials are pointing in the same direction as yours. If they’re all in different locations, you might be in an area where reception is a problem.


Signal disruption can be caused by a variety of factors, so you may need to relocate or replace your antenna, or acquire a signal amplifier. If you have more than one television in your home, you’ll almost certainly need a masthead amplifier. However, if you only have one, a distribution amplifier may be all you need.


Please contact ADS Digital if you’re having problems choosing the proper outdoor TV aerial for your home. We can assist you in finding the ideal one for your home and ensuring that it is installed properly, professionally, and safely.

You’ll be in a better position to choose an aerial once you know which transmitter you’ll be using. A simple log-periodic aerial will suffice if you are not too far away. I would propose installing a simple Group A aerial if the transmitter is a Group A transmitter and this isn’t going to change after the next auction off of frequencies for mobile internet. There will be a large signal increase over a wideband version, and undesired transmissions from neighbouring transmitters will be limited. If the transmitter is far away, a high gain wideband or correct banded aerial for that transmitter is recommended.


If you’re still unsure, take a glance at your immediate surroundings. If they all have high gain aerials and massive masts, you know you’ll need something similar. If they’re little 10 element aerials on short masts, or not there at all since they may be installed in lofts, you know you’ll need something similar. There’s a considerable probability you’re in a signal-rich region.


Check what polarity the transmitter you’re using transmits on before installing the aerial you want, as this will affect how you mount the antenna and have a significant impact on the signal.

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