Today saw me carrying out works at Withersdane Hall, which is located on the old Wye College site in Wye, Kent. This is the first of 2 installs that I am carrying out for Withersdane Ltd.
After installing a new 4G/LTE filtered TV aerial on an existing chimney bracket and mast, and successfully finding a good signal that was being transmitted from Heathfield, it was time to install a new launch amplifier that would push enough signal to pass through a series of existing RG6 cabling and RF tap plates to then feed 16 rooms. If I find any existing equipment that is up to the job, why change it for new? It eliminates the cost for unnecessary replacement parts and the time to install them.
One of the rooms (no. 14) that is now fed with a decent DVB-T2 (Freeview HD) signal, was once occupied by Princess Anne. She would be quite impressed that it is now hooked up for the full Freeview channel line-up, including HD.
The site is no longer a College. It is now a private residential and outpatient treatment facility for alcohol and drug abuse, eating disorders, depression, gambling and other behavioral health disorders.
All of the rooms have been tested for clean signal quality and strength, and are now ready to have the TV’s installed for their future service users.