Ickenham aerials are specialists in the design & installation of domestic and commercial TV/FM/DAB/SAT/CCTV distribution, Multipoint, Magic Eye & Playback Systems, MATV / SMATV / IRS systems, Home Cinema / Home Automation systems. Installers of new TV aerial & radio aerials for digital Freeview television & DAB aerials / FM, extra TV points and digital aerial upgrades.



This page contains pictures and a brief explanation of our recent work. This is how it should be done. We don't cut corners and we don't use poor quality materials. Whilst this means we can't always provide the cheapest quote, it does mean that you know the job has been done properly. Look at our work below, then look around at the aerials in your street and see the difference.

We can put you in contact with numerous local people who we have carried out work for, so you can ask them if they were happy or not (they all are hopefully). To see how NOT to do it, take a look at our "Rogues Gallery".

This is an Antiference TCX18A mounted on a 16ft aluminium mast.

It is fixed using a large pair of hot dipped galvanised T&K wall brackets, needed because the roofline rises up to chimney height making the use of a standard double lashing / bracket impossible.

This aerial replaced two heavy high gain aerials which had fallen over due to being too heavy and fixed incorrectly.

On the left is a Wolsey QR10A mounted on a 6ft (1.25inch diameter) mast with a cradle bracket and lashing wire.

On the right is a Antiference TCX18A mounted on a 10ft mast with a cradle & lashing.

We will always use cradle brackets where the brickwork requires them, as they spread the load over three bricks rather than two and the depth of purchase is greater.

This is a Fracarro LP45N mounted on a 6ft (1.25inch diameter) mast with a cradle bracket and lashing wire.

This antenna was chosen specifically to reject a strong ghost signal that was originating from one side of the antenna. The log periodic is excellent for this purpose due to its narrow front lobes (or acceptance angle).

The cable we use is Webro WF100 and it is CAI benchmarked (CAI certificate number CAI 0009 D).

These are both Antiference TCX10As mounted on 6ft (1.25inch diameter) masts.

On the left you get a good look at a hot dipped galvanised bracket close up. The surface is uneven because it is formed by the reaction that follows after dipping the steel bracket into a bath of molten zinc.

ALL our brackets (wall and chimney) are hot dipped galvanised which means they will not rust or discolour.

Both these aerials have been installed using the new "stack strap" fixing method instead of the traditional steel lashing wire. This fixing is especially handy where access to all 4 corners of the chimney is difficult, as corner plates to protect the bricks are not required.

The photo on the left is a Wolsey QR18A. The right photo is a Wolsey QR10A mounted on a 10ft aluminium mast (1.5inch diameter). Can you see where the old inadequate bracket has damaged the rendering?

The picture on the left is a distribution board which we have prefabricated, which is awaiting installation into a newly built block of flats in Uxbridge. Channel filters / levellers were required due to the presence of off air signals from other transmitters and earth bonding (in accordance with BS EN 50083-1) is mandatory on communal systems. Some companies don't seem to understand this because we find new systems which have no earth bonding at all. Very dangerous indeed!

On the right a Wolsey QR18A on a 10ft aluminium mast.

Both these photos are of a recent installation where there was no chimney available and no suitable wall to fix to.

The elderly owners had previously called another company to install an aerial, who suggested a 20ft mast, high gain aerial, and removal of some stone cladding covering the building. This would be unsightly and expensive.

Our solution was a TCX10A and a tile and slate clamp. This is small, neat, and provided perfect reception.

Lastly we have a few photos from a recent installation at Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College,. The installation provided FREEVIEW and analogue reception to various points around the college and outbuildings.

The aerial of choice was an Antiference LP28 (log periodic) and we fixed this using the stack strap method.

This system featured a high output launch amplifier with gain & slope control, mandatory earth bonding at the headend and all cables encased in mini trunking.

Here you can see David preparing to align the aerial, and then testing the signal at one of the various outlets.

We only use outlet plates that are fully screened to prevent the socket accepting and radiating RF signals. 


2005 Davlen Communications