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Antenna Mate

Take the guess work out of pointing a TV antenna

Take the guess work out of pointing a TV antenna

Antenna Mate

by Tate Johnson
Antenna Mate
Antenna Mate
Antenna Mate

What is it about?

Take the guess work out of pointing a TV antenna. Within seconds Antenna Mate will accurately* point to the direction of your best** TV reception from anywhere in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. Antenna Mate is used by professional installers, caravaners and DIYers from city and regional areas.

Antenna Mate

App Details

Version
2.2.0
Rating
(7)
Size
14Mb
Genre
Utilities Travel
Last updated
June 21, 2017
Release date
June 19, 2012
More info

App Store Description

Take the guess work out of pointing a TV antenna. Within seconds Antenna Mate will accurately* point to the direction of your best** TV reception from anywhere in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. Antenna Mate is used by professional installers, caravaners and DIYers from city and regional areas.

WE HAVE GOT YOU COVERED IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

* 1,151 broadcasting sites.
* 3,698 digital transmitters.
* All cities and towns in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands where digital terrestrial television is available*****

WE HAVE GOT YOU COVERED IN AUSTRALIA

* 611 broadcasting sites.
* 2,848 digital transmitters.
* All cities and towns in QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS, SA, WA and NT where terrestrial television is available***

WE HAVE GOT YOU COVERED IN NEW ZEALAND

* 35 broadcasting sites.
* 344 transmitters
* All cities and towns in the North and South Islands where terrestrial television is available****

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Using your current location, the device's magnetometer and the site's power output, Antenna Mate quickly estimates the field strength for all sites near your current location and automatically plots a bearing to the best site**.

Under normal circumstances you should get an initial result within seconds. The longer you leave Antenna Mate open, the more accurate it will become. For best results use Antenna Mate outside in an open space and away from objects which cause interference.

Antenna Mate doesn't need an internet connection, that's one of the reasons why it's so fast.

DETAILED TRANSMITTER DATA

Complete listing of all digital and analogue transmitters available at each broadcasting site. Data includes callsign/operator frequency (MHz), channel, polarisation, and maximum power output (kW).

ALL SITES BY STRENGTH OR DISTANCE

Prefer to point the antenna to another broadcasting site? No worries! Antenna Mate quickly finds all sites near your current location. Sites can be listed from strongest to weakest or closest to furtherest away. Pick any site from the list and Antenna Mate will instantly plot a new bearing to the selected site.

Using an amplifier or high gain antenna? You can increase the find radius up to 200 km from your current location.

SUPPORT AND FEEDBACK

We would love to hear your feedback, good or constructive. Send an e-mail to [email protected] or tweet @antennamate. Follow us on Twitter to get notified when transmitter data is updated.

* Time taken to find best broadcasting site and directional accuracy will vary based on device and external environmental factors.

** Best broadcasting site is measured by estimating maximum theoretical field strength in free space (No obstructions or reflections). Actual field strength will be lower. Closest broadcasting site is measured by estimating distance using line of sight. Distance is only an approximation.

*** Based on Australian Communications and Media Authority data.

**** Based on Radio Spectrum Management and OpenStreetMap data.

***** Based on Ofcom data.