** NOT FULLY SUPPORTED ON IPOD TOUCH: SEE NOTE BELOW
** IPAD USERS: SEE NOTE BELOW
Take the guesswork out of aligning and tuning your Freeview aerial by using Antenna Aligner.
With just a single click, Antenna Aligner will show you where to point your aerial, and which channels to focus on when fine tuning.
It's really no more difficult than that, and it doesn't need an internet connection!
Antenna Aligner provides a list of transmitters to select, and these are chosen based on their calculated signal strength at your current location.
It currently supports all Freeview transmitters in the UK and Ireland.
*** IPOD TOUCH - IMPORTANT *** Ipod touch devices do not have the compass hardware, so the compass view in the app will not work. However, the list of transmitters with the bearing will still work.
*** IPAD - IMPORTANT *** WIFI only Ipad devices do not have GPS. Therefore, depending on the type of Internet connection available, the GPS system in the oapp may not work. In these cases the location can be specified using postcode.
*** Jersey / Channel Islands *** the postcode function is unlikely to work due to the data not being available for these areas. GPS will continue to work fine on supported devices.
3G or 4G Ipads will work with this app as they have the GPS chip.
Magnetic covers can affect the compass hardware, if you experience problems with the compass, try removing the case. This is nothing to do with this app.
Fixes some minor layout issues present in 2.5.6
- iPad users would not see the top transmitter
- the transmitter bearing was not in the right location and could be partially obscured
Ratings and Reviews
It's a pity some folk have had problems with this app. I'm a caravanner and whenever I go away, have trouble aligning our unidirectional freeview aerial. It's a ten year old van, and the circular omnidirectional boosted aerial on the roof often has trouble pulling in all freeview UHF channels, particularly if the polarisation is vertical. In any case, there aren't always any other unidirectional aerials for reference on campsites. So I was contemplating the purchase of a signal strength meter, but found AntennaAligner on the App Store. I thought I'd give it a try as it was very reasonably priced, and I'm glad I did. The app used my iPhone 6 GPS to determine my location, and gave me a choice of the nearest transmitters, together with the quality, and polarisation (horizontal or vertical) of each one. The compass worked perfectly for me, (there are some app notes about the compass worth reading) and gave me the correct direction in which to point the aerial. I then auto-tuned my Freeview TV, and it picked up all channels.
For me, this is a brilliant app and will be extremely useful on our travels.
Why the naysayers ?
I have been using this app with great success and I use it whenever i pull onto a new camp site. It has never let me down. As for the comment about just look at other peoples aerials that does not always work. I just used the app to find the transmitter near Salisbury. It showed two, one vertical and one horizontal. The latter gave me hardly any stations at all but turn my antenna vertical and I have a much more complete set. I note many of my neighbours are obviously unaware of this. Its a good solid app which I am pleased to recommend. It was my last experience using it that prompted me to review it. On an iphone 6 plus my compass is rock solid.
I was going to review this app after I first got but as it was so good but thought I'd wait till I'd used it a few times and it is brilliant, the first time the closest mast wasn't the best signal, I tried the second and retuned again and had every available channel, since then the closest has given all channels but as a caravaner I've often struggled to find a strong signal but never since downloading this app. Very highly recommended 😄
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.