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Satellite dish Brentwood

Posted by in Blog | August 31, 2019

Satellite dish Brentwood

We were call for a satellite dish Brentwood, and our customer informed us a fox was jumping on his fence, and then jumping onto the garage roof, and ten climbing on his house to go and chew through his satellite cables.  I put the phone down after taking the booking for satellite dish Brentwood, and thought maybe a squirrel or mice but a fox?  When we arrived to our customer, he explained the problem with the climbing fox, and wanted us to install his dish on the chimney stack, where the fox could not get at it (unless he brought ladders), we were happy to install his dish on the chimney stack, which would give a good line of sight, no trees etc.

Satellite dish Brentwood

I lashed his chimney stack and used a large galvanized chimney cradle, cut a heavy duty mast down, and aligned the satellite dish.  We ran a new twin satellite cable to his lounge, tested our signal and re-booted his Sky HD box, picture perfect, with a strong signal and fantastic signal quality.

We cleared up, walked around checking we left no rubbish behind, wrote a bill and presented it to our customer, we chatted about the fox, I did not, not believe him but have never heard of a fox climbing on roofs, I wondered if there was a red squirrel around, again doubtful?

Our customer stated he had some pictures of Mr. Fox and he would dig one out and mail it to me, which he did, and I must say I was very surprised to see a fox on top of his house.

This fox has great climbing skills, and seems to be fascinated by the satellite dish.  Maybe he is magnetically sensitive, and receiving Sky One in his head.  Who knows?  He does seem to look happy staring at the dish.  My customer had no problem with that, but got fed-up with, having to replace the cables when Mr Fox ate them.  There would be 12 to 18 volts going through the satellite cables if the Sky box was on, maybe the fox liked a mild electric shock?

Satellite dish Brentwood

Any-who…  It tickled me so I thought I would post it on my blog, and see if anyone else has pictures of foxes; staring happily at satellite dishes?  Please mail them to me with permission for me to add them to my website blog

TV Aerial Chelmsford

Posted by in Blog | August 31, 2019

 

TV Aerial Chelmsford

TV Aerial Chelmsford

We were recently asked to install a new TV aerial Chelmsford, and our customer wanted 3 new TV points, one the main sitting room a 2nd to the bedroom and the 3rd to the kitchen, which is where we discovered the black and white TV, which tickled me, pink.  Our customer absolutely loved the small TV, so we thought we would do what we could to improve the picture; The TV had an analogue tuner (wheels which when turned run from Ch21 to Ch68).  With today’s signal being digital the signal need to into a free-view box / receiver, which is where the next problem is, the TV did not have a scart input (probably not yet invented) so out of the free-view receiver into a modulator where now the digital signal had been converted into an analogue signal which could now be connected to the TV via RF input

TV Aerial Chelmsford

Our customer was over the moon with their black n white back up and running, as you needed a remote to change channel on the free-view box, I thought it was a fantastic upgrade for the TV. I couldn’t resist goggling if black n white TV licenses still existed…   They do not!  Who would have thought a call for a TV aerial Chelmsford would take us back in time.  I’m pleased we have ultra-sharp color TV’s, without snowy and grainy pictures which roll, going back to b&w is not for me.

TV Aerial Chelmsford

We ran the other 2 cables to the sitting room and bedroom, tuned the other 2 sets, we cleared up; packed away, leaving a very happy customer with their favorite TV working again. I’m pleased I live in a digital age with Wi-Fi, pc’s and color.  Our next job is to go to hang a flat screen TV, color we hope