W-Y-T-K Shaped TV Aerial Installation Brackets

T Shaped: TV AERIAL WALL MOUNTING BRACKET

This bracket is extremely useful for a solid wall corner installation. I consider it more efficient than roof installation with triangle supporting stands holding the pole. It looks more strait forward and clean. Some times with a cranked pole to get across the roof edge.

T-Shaped aerial wall mast and wall mount. The left is not a idea design yet. It is actually a “C” shape mount. We can make the base a T shape so it could be mounted to brick, concrete or wooden wall stronger. ( I will draw an illustration later )

 

 

This next one is a “real” T shaped mount. They come as a pair: the triangle part at bottom while the t shaped above it holding the pole. If it’s going to be a longer pole, the two mounting brackets should be apart from each other longer to provide stronger holding power.

 

 

W Shaped

“W” type configuration, for antenna mast mounting on wall surface, made of galvanized  steel.  4-inch stand-off. Ideal for small roof edge so the pole can stick up without obstacle.

The next one has a anti-turn feature, just one screw at the bottom bracket holding the pole from turning around again power of wind.

When I use this W shape mount mask, I install the bolt and nut the opposite way with gasket and spring washer. The advantage is obvious: 1. not likely to hurt myself by sticking bolt; 2. looks neat and clean.

 

 

 

Y Shaped TV Aerial Mounts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W and Y Shaped is ideal for side wall installations with a long pole; While T shaped is good for chimney installations.

K Shaped

Adjustable eave mount antenna mast bracket. This type of mast bracket is used for easy mounting on house eave without penetrating house roof. Mast will rest atop mantle shelf created by lower bracket. It stands off mast 2.25 inches from surface to get across minor roof parts.

 

 

 

The side wall installed pole holder is an effective mounting bracket to avoid roof installation. It makes installation work much easier. More importantly, the bracket is installed on side wall, sticking away from roof edge, so the poles still go high enough to support the TV aerial. Since there’s no need to mount anything on the roof, you do not have to worry about possible water leak, now and for ever.

 

Our installation example

A customer has been asked by his landlord to find quotes to get a new UHF aerial installed as their old one is done for. Also they require new wiring to the lounge where the tv is set up. The job address is in Totara Vale, North Shore.

Original the house’s installations look like this, a VHF analog aerial and a standard dish antenna on their original dish universal mounts. I do not consider either of them are in ideal positions. Since the mounts and brackets come with the aerial and dish are not totally ideal for a better potions, especially the dish mount. Whenever possible I do not use this universal type of dish mount since it sticks out the dish plate up front unnecessarily. I prefer more the Japanese way of dish installation, simply using the right angel mount with correct distance between mast and wall to only allow enough elevation of dish plate, so the plate does not look like sticking up high, instead it sits close to the way. Not only from appearances this way looks better, technically it makes more sense since the dish will not be easily blew away from correct azimuth and elevation.

I suggested to take this Freeview aerial replacement job chance to re-install both aerial and dish the following way:

The general look is better, there are no unnecessary screw drilling on other parts of the house. The dish itself is not sticking out against the wind so the position make the mount stronger, not to say a better signal reception since the higher the  the dish is, the clear the obstacles,  so signal cross over possible bush growing.

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