• what we do

    1a Aerials specialises in digital solutions for the reception of TV, radio and broadband throughout Pembrokeshire and the surrounding areas.

    We help residents and businesses to understand the technology available, assess the options and establish the most suitable and cost effective way forward.

    why use us?

    • Pembrokeshire based
    • Experienced and friendly engineer
    • Honest advice, accurate quotations
    • High quality equipment
    • Tidy work and respect for your home
    • Reliable, fully insured & height safety trained
    • A PLUS member of the CAI
    • A Trust Mark Member
    • We like people (!)

    interview with dave cooper

    confederation of aerial industries

    commitment to the CAI

    In addition to being a PLUS member of the CAI, Dave also served as a Director on the CAI board for 9 years, which involved valuable contribution to the broader issues of digital broadcasting and the direct affects they have on the consumer.  Visit the CAI website for more information

  • the team

    Managed by Dave Cooper and Sally Boyton;  a successful partnership of technical expertise and quality customer service.  With over 25 years experience, Dave has built up an impressive portfolio of qualifications and installations in addition to his commitment as a Director for the CAI.

    We take pride in our personable service, realistic quotations & reliability.  We are well known for our ability to translate industry jargon into simple english.

    Away from work, we believe every day’s a school day and the best medicine for (almost) everything is good old fresh air!

      1. Before
      2. After

      Dave

      GOOD AT
      fixing things | technical stuff
      NOT SO GOOD AT
      tidying his desk | saying ‘No’
      LOVES
      snowboarding | motorbikes | danger
      DOESN’T LOVE
      mushrooms | rude people

      1. Before
      2. After

      Sal

      GOOD AT 
      organising Dave | marketing stuff
      NOT SO GOOD AT
      switching off from work | making fires
      LOVES
      snowboarding | chocolate | Dave (ah!)
      DOESN’T LOVE
      Guinness | spiders | insincerity

    our story & expertise

    Dave joined the originally Wirral-based 1a Aerials as a ‘Saturday Boy’ in 1987 and bought out the business exactly 10 years later.  1a Aerials immediately became a member of the Confederation of Aerial Industries (CAI) and after successfully completing a number of technical qualifications, Dave promptly established a sound reputation amongst strong competition. Since relocating to Pembrokeshire in 2010, Dave has built up a strong portfolio of projects and continues to offer technical advice on high profile installations where relevant.

    • Fibre Optics in Signal Distribution
    • CAI Advanced Digital Techniques
    • CAI Practical Applications of IRS
    • CAI/City & Guilds SMATV Distance Learning Course (distinction)
    • CAI Height Safety Practice
    • CAI Safe Working at Height with Ladders
    • CAI/City & Guilds Electric & Electronic Servicing (signal reception)
    • Eutelsat – tooway (r) Terminal Installation (approved installer)
    • Avanti satellite broadband accreditation (approved installer)

    Sally joined the business in 2007 and manages the 1a Aerials office alongside her day job in marketing communications.  She responds to customer enquiries, keeps the diary and projects organised, balances the books and maintains the company website & other marketing activity.