Unit 5, Brickfields Business Park
Gillingham, Dorset

Freesat Installations

Town and Country Aerials Ltd are approved Freesat installers 

Freesat is a digital satellite service, using a dish to receive the signal rather than a conventional aerial, giving high quality reception making it especially suitable for homes where the normal Freeview digital signal is not good.

As the name implies, Freesat is a free TV service giving a very similar channel line up to Freeview, including the HD channels, although there are a few differences - check out the Freesat website for a full list of channels available.

To receive Freesat, you need a standard type satellite dish; with a separate cable from the dish to each room for the Freesat signal (you cannot split a satellite signal in the same way that you can split a conventional aerial signal). In each room where you wish to watch TV you will need a Freesat receiver box connected to your TV - there are various types of these which will receive all the channels including HD and some offer a recording facility. There are also some televisions with Freesat built in, thus eliminating the need for a separate receiver box, but these tend to be the more expensive sets and do not have a recording facility.

In a similar way to conventional aerial systems, the Freesat dish system must:

  • Have a clear line of sight to the satellite
  • Be accurately aligned using the correct meter
  • Be securely mounted, weatherproof and safe
  • Have all connections correctly terminated
  • Use double screened coax cable of CAI approved standard
  • All other components must be fully screened to prevent interference
  • The finished job needs to be tested and all equipment set up and demonstrated

If you are having problems with Freeview digital reception due to poor signal which cannot be improved, then Freesat is well worth considering. Town and Country Aerials Ltd can offer bespoke installation services to meet your needs.

Contact Us

So, if you are looking for Freesat installers in Dorset or South Somerset then get in touch with Town and Country Aerials Ltd today. Our office is open from Monday to Friday so you can either call on the number above or simply send us an email from our Contact Us page. We are very happy to meet you for a site survey and provide you with a no obligation quote.