Satellite dish Brentwood

Posted by in Blog | August 31, 2019
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Satellite dish Brentwood

Satellite Dish Brentwood

Satellite dish Brentwood

Our Customer liked foxs but not the cable eating type, because he was paying  for his strange hobbie.

We were called for a satellite dish repair in Brentwood, and our customer informed us a fox, was eating his satellite cables.  The fox was jumping on to his fence, and then jumping up to the garage roof, and finally climbing on his house, to go and chew through his satellite cables.  I put the phone down after taking the booking, and thought to myself, maybe a squirrel or mice but a fox?  When we arrived our customer explained the problem; with the climbing fox to us, and I suggested we relocated his dish on the chimney stack, where the fox could not get to it.  (unless he brought ladders), we were happy to install his dish on the chimney stack, which would provide a good signal with, a perfect line of sight, no trees etc.

Satellite dish Brentwood

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

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

Mr Fox

Our customer stated he had some pictures of Mr Fox, sitting looking at his satellite dish and said 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, staring very happy looking, at his satellite dish, but there he was so like he could see the pictures.

This fox has great climbing skills, and seems to be fascinated by the satellite dish?   Maybe the fox is magnetically sensitive?  And receiving Sky One in his head or looking for fox news  Who knows?

He does seem to look very happy staring at the dish.  My customer had no problem with the fox looking, but got fed-up with, having to replace the cables.   There is 12v to 18volts going through the satellite cables from the Sky box.  Which powers the LNB on the dish, when Sky is switched on.   Maybe the fox liked a mild electric shock?

Mr Fox

Any-who.   It tickled me and hope other readers would like it, so I thought I would post it on my blog.  Share and to 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.  Because of odd laws I need permision from the photograph’s owner.

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