How to fit extra Aerial Points
This web page
on how to install
parts to help you do the job.
Picture of aerial points around a house
One of the first steps when installing points around your house is to think about how many points you need.
The next thing you have to think about is what kind of splitter are you going to use.
Below if a list of the type of splitters that can
1.... Mains 240 volt AC distribution amplifier inside.
Picture of mains 6 way distribution amplifier
2....12 volt outside distribution amplifier used outside.
Picture of 4 way (outside amplifier) with 12 volt
3....Splitter, used inside
Picture of a 4 way ( indoor ) splitter
4....Splitter used outside
Picture of an outside 4 way splitter
We will start by talking about fitting a 240 volts AC distribution system.
You may have to fit a Distribution Amplifier depending on the strength of your TV signal. If you have a strong TV signal and you can get away with a splitter that's fine. If the TV signal is low you will have to use a Signal Distribution Amplifier because the more you split a TV Signal the weaker it gets. If you wish to look at the effects of low signal strength
then please look at the link below to give you more information.
Picture of 4 way amp Picture of 6 way amp
Distribution Amplifiers are sold in
If you get a 4 output and you suddenly find you have 5 aerial points around the house you will be trying to swop the 4 output for a 6 output Distribution Amplifier.
Make sure you count the aerial
You will also find that this type of Distribution Amplifier needs mains power so, if you are going to use the Distribution Amplifier that runs of the mains you will have to make sure you have a mains socket in your attic.
Picture of 13 amp socket
If your aerial is already
You just run an aerial cable from the
But if your aerial is on the outside
Next job will be to run aerial
If you have a new build you may
With a new build the electrician
in most rooms.
Picture of aerial socket
The electrician will have fitted the
But if you have no aerial cables
put aerial sockets in you
The best way to install aerial cables
that go to upstairs bedrooms can
To give you some guidance on
on re-cabling an aerial which will
aerial cables down outside walls and
Please Press the link below
Picture of aerial points in a house
The next job to do is put the aerial cable into the aerial Distribution Amplifier and the outputs from the aerial amplifier go to the aerial cables going to the rooms where you want aerial points in.
You should find you have a strong aerial signal in each room where you have fitted a cable.
You might find you have to fit an aerial coax plug on the end of each cable. If you have not done this before
Please use the link below to show how to put a coax aerial
plug onto a cable.
The Second way is using a 12 volt aerial distribution system
If you find you have no 13 amp mains socket in the attic then the
other way to power your aerial distribution system is by 12 volts.
The way in which this is done is fitting a 4 way or 6 way distribution
amplifier to the bottom of your aerial mast.
Picture of 4 way mast head amp
Picture of 4 way masthead amp supplying
aerial signals around the house
You take the feed from the aerial,
You then fit a 12 volt power supply,
Picture of a 12 volt power supply
The circuit diagram of what you are trying to do looks
like the diagram below
Picture of circuit diagram of aerial
distribution amplifier working of
To run the cables down the outside of the house please refer to
one of our topic pages with the link below
The third and 4 way of putting aerial points in your house is using indoor and outdoor splitters
Pictures of 4 way indoor splitter and 4 way outside splitter
The difference between the two is
So if you have a strong aerial
aerial cables inside the house to
But as we said this all depends on
If you are not sure about the
What you could do is if you are
Firstly fit the cable from
The aerial cables to the rooms
Picture of a 4 way aerial splitter
If when you do this you get pixels or blocking on your TV's then you know you need to change the aerial splitter for the aerial distribution amplifier to increase the signal
strength to the aerial outlets.
Picture of aerial distribution amplifier
The same would apply if you fitted an outside installation.
You would fit the outside aerial
Picture of outside
Then run the cable from the aerial into the splitter.
Next run aerial cables from the
aerial points in the house.
If when fitting this all together you
Picture of Mast head distribution amplifier
So to increase your aerial signal,
Picture of inline 12 volt power supply
Terry recommends the following
products below to help you install
extra aerial points around the house
We will use First Class post, where possible or Hermes Couriers to
get your part to you as soon as possible.
Comes with all of the connections to
install your cables onto the amplifier and
4 Way Mains Distribution Amplifier
Picture of a 4 Way Aerial Amplifier
with all the connections to install the
cables onto the amplifier and 5 coax aerial plugs
Aerial Cable Points Kit
Kit consists of 40 meters of white aerial
cable with 40 white cable clips and 8 coax
aerial plugs, 4 x Roman noses and 4 inside wall grommets
4 Way Mast Head Amplifier
with 12 volt power supply with 8 F connectors
to connect the cables to the amplifier and power supply
6 way mast head distribution amplifier
with 12 volt power supply with 9 Fconnectors
to connect the cables
2 Way Indoor Aerial Splitter
2 way indoor splitter with 3 F connectors
to fit the cables onto the splitter