Locally owned and operated, White Horse Antennas & Electrical (WHAE) are your digital TV antenna and electrical-network cabling experts. We have over 20 years of experience in the industry.
We’re not just your average antenna man in Rockingham. We want to be the one-stop shop for all your digital antennas and electrical needs. In fact, our White Horse Antenna & Electrical tradesmen are qualified in more areas than one, which is why we don’t use sub-contractors, and can offer you a full range of services and solutions in one trip.
With TV antennas in Rockingham and Perth starting from $140, you won’t find a better value offer. Our team only fit quality, Australian-made equipment built to endure the harsh West coast conditions. This means you can rely on us for all of your digital and TV antenna needs, whether you’re in Baldivis, Byford or anywhere else in Perth. For more information, or to get a quick quote, please contact us today.
So what is digital, and should I change my antenna?
In most cases, your old antenna is often still capable of receiving digital signals, and if you have no issue with your digital reception, you won’t need to replace your antenna. However, analogue channels 2, 7, 9, 10 and 28, though still named the same, are actually now 6, 7, 8, 11 and 12 in the digital format.
How is digital different?
New digital antenna elements are cut and tuned to receive 6, 7, 8, 11 and 12 instead of 2, 7, 9, 10 and 28, hence the shape difference between a digital antenna and an analogue antenna. If your antenna signal is breaking up, a new digital antenna and quad-shielded coax cable will make quite the difference.
The higher the frequency of a channel, the smaller the element length on an antenna. This is why digital antennas look smaller than old analogue antennas, especially since channel 2 ABC digital has moved from VHF1 Ch2 to VHF 3 Ch12. A digital antenna’s elements are tuned to 6-7-8-11 and 12.
Cable shielding. It’s important.
A quad-shield coaxial cable is extremely important for your signal reception. If you have old air core or poor quality coax, your digital signals can pixelate due to a high bit error rate. Sometimes, your signals can be corrupted by electrical spikes and sparks called impulse interference. Thankfully, a quad-shield coax cable can greatly improve the quality of your signal and shield the digital signal from impulse interference.
We’re accredited in My Switch – a government program
We are endorsed by the federal government My Switch accreditation program, which means we meet the criteria of a My Switch exam, and own an approved digital meter. This also means we have $10,000,000 public liability insurance.