Television Antenna Safety

       January 1, 0000    955


The television sets are incomplete without antennas. It is the antennas that transmit the signals into electromagnetic waves and broadcast the visuals on the television. However, the television antennas are powerful and need to be handled with great care and caution. The individuals may suffer from physical injury if they do not handle the antennas properly. It is also possible that the television sets may get damaged due to the improper handling of the handling.

Handling Tips

The television antennas comprise of a specific arrangement of conductors that transmit the television frequencies. The antennas convert the frequencies into electromagnetic waves to transmit the visual and audio signals. The conductors produce an electromagnetic field in response to the alternate electric current as well as alternate voltage. There are certain basic rules that individuals must follow while handling television antennas. Some of the important tips for handling television antennas are as follows:

1) Individuals must take great care while mounting the television antennas, especially outdoor antennas. They must not install the antenna by standing on a wet or an icy roof.
2) The antennas must also be placed at a secluded spot with no obstruction and there should be no wires in the area of the antennas.
3) The individuals must refrain from handling the television antennas on a windy or a rough-weather day.
4) It is preferred that the individuals handle the antennas while standing on the ground.
5) While installing, repairing or handling a television antenna, the individual must always carry a first aid kit that can be very handy in times of emergency.
6) The antennas must always be placed in an open space. Individuals must especially avoid placing the antennas under a tree or under an over-hanging branch.
7) The individuals must ensure that they place the antennas at a considerable distance from the power sources.
8) While installing the antennas the individual must ensure that his ladder is not placed on a wet or a hot slate. He must place the ladder on firm ground with not unevenness.
9) The individuals must make sure that they use only the excellent quality of installation devices and equipments.

These are some of the basic safety tips or safety rules that the individual must follow while handling a television antenna. These rules would help the individuals to prevent any injuries or any other any physical harm to the individual.

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