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Antenna Mate

Take the guess work out of aligning any TV antenna

Take the guess work out of aligning any TV antenna

Antenna Mate

by Tate Johnson
Antenna Mate
Antenna Mate
Antenna Mate

What is it about?

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

Antenna Mate

App Details

Version
2.4
Rating
(8)
Size
16Mb
Genre
Utilities Travel
Last updated
September 22, 2017
Release date
June 19, 2012
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App Store Description

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

* 612 broadcasting sites.
* 2,862 digital transmitters.
* All cities and towns in QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS, SA, WA and NT where digital 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 digital terrestrial television is available****

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Using your current location, your device's compass, and the target site's effective radiated power, Antenna Mate instantly estimates the signal strength of all nearby sites and automatically plots a bearing to the best one**.

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 INFO

Complete listings of all digital terrestrial transmitters are available at each site. Listings include the callsign, frequency (MHz), channel, polarisation, and effective radiated power (kW).

ALL SITES BY STRENGTH OR DISTANCE

Prefer to align your TV antenna with another broadcasting site? No worries! Sites can be listed from strongest to weakest, or closest to furthest away. Pick any site from the list and Antenna Mate instantly plots a new bearing to the targeted site.

Using an amplifier or high gain antenna? You can increase the search radius up to 200 km (120 mi) from your current location.

LIGHT AND DARK DISPLAY SWITCHING

When your device is in direct sunlight Antenna Mate will automatically switch to a light display making the arrow easy to see. Perfect for performing an alignment during the middle of the day.

USE IT UPSIDE DOWN, OR THE RIGHT WAY UP

Antenna Mate is smart enough to know when your device is being held upside down, or the right way up. Either way, it will always point to the targeted site.

SUPPORT AND FEEDBACK

We would love to hear your feedback or help you troubleshoot. 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.