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Aerial Vision


TV or Radio Signal amplifier/booster



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Term for an aerial used in European/U.S.


Reduces Signal Strength


TV or Radio Signal amplifier/booster


Confederation of Aerial Industries- represents manufacturers, installers & other interested parties.


Community Aerial TV - covering a set neighbourhood/Town/City/County

Chimney Lashing Kit

Used to secure an aerial to a chimney

Coax Coupler

Used to join together 2

Coax Plugs

Coax plug Terminates coaxial cable for insertion to TV etc via a coax plug

Coaxial Cable

Aerial lead to appliance


Coaxial (aerial lead) outlet box, surface mounted within the room


Combines two or more aerial leads into one single aerial (coaxial) lead


Digital audio broadcast

DAB Aerial

Enhances DAB reception

DAB Radio

Stereo Digital Radio Offeringa wide range of channels, as an alternative to FM.


Decibel - signal measurement

Digital Aerial

Aerial/Antenna capable of receiving the new digital signal, providing more channels and enhanced services for the UK


Combines two or more aerial leads into one single aerial (coaxial) lead


This element connects to the aerial downlead, receiving signals from the director and reflector elements.

Director Element

Forward of the dipole, these are a series of tuned elements.



Dish Pack

The satellite dish or external part of a sky installation

Distribution Amplifier

When sending signals to two or more TV’s or Radio, this is the signal booster.


This is the cable which connects the aerial or dish to TV, radio or set top box


Digital Terrestrial TV

F Connector

Terminates coaxial cable for insertion to appliance

F Coupler

Enables 2 f connectors to be joined

Fascia Mount

Used to mount an aerial to a soffit


Stereo analogue radio reception, alternative to DAB, but cannot receive all radio signals

FM Aerial

Boosts FM radio reception


New non subscription digital satellite system from BBC & ITV, featuring over 80 digital channels and estimated 200 by 2009. Broadcast in HD with no subscription required


Sky Broadcasting subscription free package


Digital Terrestrial TV, channels are provided by the UK’s mainstream broadcasters


Repeat image(s) on analogue TV sets, caused by a reflected signal

Grid Aerial

A TV aerial with 2 or more dipoles and a grid reflector

Grouped Aerial

A TV aerial that will receive a segment of UHF (terrestrial TV) channels

High-Gain Aerial

Multi-element aerial that utilises 32 elements, or more


Integrated Reception System: A system providing UHF, Sky and radio, wich also enables connection of individual Sky boxes


Liquid Crystal Display: A flat panel TV, alternative to plasma screens.

LNB -Quad

This is a dish mounted device, which converts Sky signals to send the reception through to multiple (2 - 4) Sky boxes via the Coaxial (Aerial) cable.

LNB -Quattro

This is a dish mounted device, which converts Sky signals to send the reception through to multiple switches

LNB - Solo

This is a dish mounted device, which converts Sky signals to send the reception through to a single Sky box via the Coaxial (Aerial) cable.

Loft Mount

Internal aerial mounting.

Magic Eye

Device which the Sky box can be controlled from another room.


Master Aerial TV: a UHF (terrestrial TV) reception distribution system

Multiplexer- MUX

This is where groups of freeview channels are broadcast on a single UHF channel. This is known as a multiplexer

Multi- Switch

One Sky dish receives the signal for multiple Sky boxes, usually used in apartment buildings & hotels.

Outlet Plate

Mounted to the backbox or Patras, this plate is flush to the mount.


Caused by a defective signal which produces a mosaic or frozen image on the screen.


Flat Panel/Screen TV which is an alternative to LCD (Liquid Crystal Display)


The UHF signal is transmitted on either horizontal or vertical polarities.

Pre- Amplifier

The signal booster is installed directly on the aerial, with a power supply unit which is required.

PSU -Power Supply Unit

This converts the mains voltage to 12v, and is used to energise the pre-amplifier via the downlead.

Reflector Element

Rear element of an aerial

Set Back Amplifier

Sits next to the TV and boosts TV reception signal.

Set Top Box

Sits on top of the TV set - usually a Sky box, Freeview box, DVD player or VCR

Sky Digital

Sky digital satellite system providing access to hundreds of digital channels and a vast range of pay to view movies, interactive services and radio stations

Sky Freesat

Sky digital system providing access to a range of Free To Air channels, no monthly subscription required

Sky HD

Sky HD brings a new home viewing experience, providing images in much greater detail and vibrant colours, complete with full recording facilities as Sky+. HD Compatible TV & Subscription required to take full advantage of a Sky HD system


Sky digital with recording facilities. Provides the viewer to control what they watch by pausing, rewinding and playing live TV! You can also record and watch 2 channels at the same time


Satellite Master Aerial TV: Sky/UHF reception distribution system


Splits signal to two or more TV’s


Terrestrial Trunked Radio. Used by the Emergency Services.

Tetra Filter

Blocks interference from Tetra transmissions

Top-Up TV

Pay as you view Digital TV


Terrestrial TV reception


Redundant frequency bands 1, 2 & 3. Part of Band 3 is now used for DAB.

Wall Bracket

Secures an LCD or Plasma screen TV to the mounting surface.

Wideband aerial

A TV aerial used to receive UHF channels 21-68


A tv aerial that has a dipole, director and reflector elements