Satellites and aerials are crucial as they ensure that your TV viewing experience is smooth and uninterrupted. There’s nothing more annoying than trying to enjoy a movie or a documentary only to experience interference. Or sometimes you might find that your TV isn’t picking up all the channels that are available to you. A typical satellite or aerial should last a good 10 to 20 years though damage can mean that it needs tending to sooner. Let Hoppy find you a satellite and aerial installation specialist in just a few easy steps.
What can an aerial and satellite specialist help you with?
- Aerial misalignment
- Aerial damage
- Interference form household devices
- External or internal interference
- Old or damaged cabling
How Hoppy helps you find an aerial and satellite installation specialist with Rated People
Hoppy has partnered with Rated People to help you find local aerial and satellite specialists and get the job done in just 4 easy steps.
- Select ‘CCTV/Satellites/Alarm’ from the list of trades and tell Hoppy all about your job by completing a short form.
- Then post your job - you'll get a confirmation email from Hoppy and our partner Rated People that your job has been posted, with a link to where you can manage it.
- Now sit back and wait to hear from up to 3 trusted tradespeople about your job - be sure to check out their profiles, where you’ll find examples of previous work and genuine reviews.
- Then simply choose the right person for your job!
What qualifications does an aerial and satellite specialist need?
When employing an aerial and satellite specialist, look for a CAI (Confederation Aerial Industries) qualification or ask if they’re registered with the RDI-LB (regional Digital Installer Licensing Body). Registration with one of those bodies guarantees that your specialist has undergone a criminal check, can work at heights, and has public liability insurance.
Do I need a satellite dish for Sky Q and Freesat?
Yes, both services are transmitted through a satellite dish. If you want to enjoy the programming offered by either Sky Q or Freesat, and don’t currently have a satellite dish installed, then you’ll need one.
Can I connect a satellite dish directly to my TV?
The simple answer is no. Satellite dishes need a receiver/set top box which decode the signal from the satellite and send it to your TV.
Can I connect a Freeview TV to a satellite dish?
Unfortunately, not. Freeview is a terrestrial TV service, meaning that it’s received via the TV aerial and not the satellite dish.