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Dont think any one cares about conversation issues - Very rare I get asked - I do always try and do a discreet job where possible especially when its a idyllic location

But Yes - you see 100 cm dish festooned down some streets where its obvious arab sat is required - people dont give a dam by looks of things !

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Mark - Ive been aproached to do the Tooway Sat broadband installations- filled all details in as yet not heard anything - what size dish was used? - what area of the country do you work in????

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Mark - Nope i didn't unfortunately - i checked to make sure ive typed the address correctly and I have ?

puzzling

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physically Installing an aerial getting a lashing wire terminated properly - using a decent mast and bracket and cai approved cable is easy!


Quiet a statement don't you think

Whats not so easy is getting it all to work - without the correct knowledge of signal loss and co channel interference signal strength - too strong too weak etc etc

thing with electricity (and im not an electrician so I am surmising )is the fact that it comes off the street at 240 volt and has to be 240 volt at all the sockets and that you distribute this 240v around the house

as far as each house goes the aerial reception may be good - or it may be poor - you may have 3 or 4 transmitters all fighting for space - without the correct equipment a decent analyser and knowledge of uhf reception - how the hell do you know if your doing a good job or a bad job- it all may look pretty and stand up against the wind but if it doesn't work its not an aerial but an ornament

Ian you may be lucky - the properties your working on may be in good line of sight of the transmitter - but you get a property that isnt - you go in with all the bravado of "yeah we can do this " you install everything as you did at the previous property but then all of a sudden the customer moves in and has no reception - this is when the Electrician who thinks he knows what hes doing crumbles and gets a PROFESSIONAL in to finish his job and expects to pay peanuts to save his bacon!

Ian if you really know what your doing then do it and don't whinge about us riggers ! - quietly get on with it - take the cash - and hopefully you wont have any hitches -

One day when you do - give us a call


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ok - you know what your doing - you have the equipment - you have the acumen to do the job and you don't seem to trust anyone else as the people you have come across have had attitudes.

Simple question - why did you try to out source your work?

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I'm an electrical contractor in west mids and can do aerial installations, I have picked up a job that requires an communal system on 11 apartments each apartment has 2no sky cables the building is wired back to a riser cupboard and all it requires is an aerial and satelite.
I thought I will get the materials and pay someone a fair days pay plus fuel costs, after phoning around for quotes it's become apparent that the installers are asking for footballers wages for one days work which they would get done in half a day, quotes I had was £800 £1000 £700 qualified skilled electricians struggle to get £150 a day and they have done 4 yrs at college
Not a 10 week course.
So Question!! Why are these prices so high?
Also we have customers!! Not victims!

As for running a national company i probably don't have the will or desire to do that - don't want to be a millionaire - just want a happy comftable life and pick my kids up from school every night - which I do - I see and talk to these hungry for money work 24 hours a day guys - they have the big swish houses - several expensive cars and a family who wonder where daddy is - for now until my kids are much older i do 9-3 monday to friday and im dead happy with what I have so -- National company - Headaches - Staff - Wages - constant phone calls - no thanks

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yeah got 4 transmitter dates up here emley moor the main transmitter then sheffield belmont and waltham - belmont and sheffield went from group a to wideband - but they are both staying wideband - so whats next job for us guys? do I set up a removals are a house clearing company?
I reckon CCTV and Home Cinema installs may be the way to go - got to branch out and diversify sheffield is really hilly so hopefully I will get a steady stream of work - who knows whats in store - one of my friends is really worried about when they whack the transmitters up (now after your last statement im a little more apprehensive ).

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Your right Ian - we have a tough old life don't we!

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Steve H - looks like were all moving to the canary islands to help all the ex pats get Sky tv!

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Connecting it all up | Installing
Tuesday 19 July 2011 11:46PM

Alice: suggest buying a PVR with a hard drive built in so much easier than trying to tackle an old vcr but if you really want to go down that route you should be able to connect the tv to the vcr and select the av input but the problem there is you can only record whats on the tv its not a good way of doing it
as for aerial reception we really need to know where you are - i know sheffield and the surrounding area its very difficult to answer reception problems without a knowledge of the locality

Keith

KB Aerial sheffield 07946481125

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Connecting it all up | Installing
Friday 22 July 2011 8:30PM

Alice: it depends on the tv and the vcr - seriously its an outdated way of doing it and for someone who isnt technically savvy quite difficult set up - the tv has to have an output via the scart socket (some tvs are wired as output on both sockets others on just one- some send the signal automatically some have to be configured via the setup menu - spend £100 on a PVR - asda currys comet sainsburys tesco etc all stock some kind of pvr (pve by the way stands for Personal Video Recorder) the aerial would connect into the pvr you would then connect the pvr to the tv with either a scart lead or a HDMI cable - as well as a fly lead to carry the aerial signal through to the tv- as for Essex sorry but I know nothing about reception there apart from watching Birds of a Feather -- Hows Doreen???? (sorry Couldnt resist) -- will have to hand over here to any one who installs aerials in Chigwell?--- Anyone????

Keith KB Aerials Sheffield 01142514389 07946481125

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