Installing a satellite dish
In the early nineties, sky TV satellite dishes sprang up on virtually everybody’s wall,looking like strange modern sculptures
Now they aren’t so widespread and are a lot smaller in size and have less visual impact.
Despite this, they still aren’t that welcome,what can be done to tuck these modern eyesores in to the background or at least make them less conspicuous
The height of a satellite dish doesn't matter, If the satellite dish as a clear line of sight to the satellite, then sitting it on the ground is totally acceptable. even disguising it in amongst plants is a perfect method of making it less obvious. But on the ground the dish is vulnerable to accidental damage or deliberate damage,or being stolen,so placing it out of view and away from stray footballs is very important.
A TV aerial looks at a transmitter sitting on the earth's surface, so every metre of height is a bonus to cope with the curvature of the earth,if you really don't want a roof aerial putting them in a loft is a good solution.
Dishes cannot go in a loft,simply because the high frequency signals are blocked by the roof tiles and the roof structure.
Another method to disguise a dish is to paint it so it blends in with its back ground,whether that is a wall or roof.
Satellite dishes are a favourite target for vandals so the safest place for a dish to live is without doubt on a wall, high enough so nobody can reach it to knock it out of alignment,or bend it,or well out of the way on a chimney stack.
Using a chimney, a dish can be fairly well disguised,you may have to have the dish on the chimney any way,to get around local buildings or trees, obscuring the line of sight to the satellite.
If you have deep pockets a fully automatic retractable system is an option. Turn on your satellite receiver and the dish retracts, folds into position and aligns itself,certainly not a cheap option but it is a snazzy one.
A persons view about what makes a dishes position ugly or unacceptable,isn't always shared by the next person, so man and wife should both be in when the installer arrives.
Always discuss with the installer where the dish is going,you are just another job on a time sheet,once it is up they won't be to willing to reposition it,unless you pay
It is your house, you have the right to choose where that pesky chunk of metal goes
Atlas aerial systems
Supply and install of TV aerials and satellite systems TEL:07891903013
125,East Bawtry Road