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R Stevenson
Sunday 23 January 2011 3:08PM

Have been approched to upgrade a caravan park in central scotland before June.At the moment it has an aerial pointing at Black Hill picking up the five analogue signals and then it rebroadcasts on a vertical polarity to all the caravans.
I have solved the problem about change the input to digital but cannot find a supplier of the broadcast equipment incase the original is faulty or non compatable.
Any ideas where I will get this form

Monday 24 January 2011 8:22AM

R Stevenson: I would have a look at <img src="data:image/png;base64,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" class="xico" style="vertical-align:text-bottom" alt=" link icon" link iconOfcom | Self-help TV Relays and Digital Switchover

Les Nicol
Thursday 3 February 2011 2:35PM

Makro/Metro Wholesale. Now I see they are offering the following..........
New TV Set-up Services

TV set-up and Tune £39.99 includes set up and tuningof your TV and connection to existing and ancillary equipment. Demonstrationof how to use your TV nad remote control.

TV Wall Mount Service £79.99 includes mounting of your bracket to a suitablewall, hanging the TV and connection of all existing ancillary equipment of the TV

Digital TV Aerial Installation £99.99 includes installation of a new TV aerialthat are currently available in your geographicla area.

Wonder who they've contracted to undertake this????

Thursday 3 February 2011 2:37PM

Les Nicol: It's probably Sky. They arrive and sell you a dish!

Mark Aberfan Aerials
Thursday 3 February 2011 3:47PM

Hi Les,

Lets hope its not the tosser in the picture that came with the announcement, He's drilled & bolted a standoff / t&k bracket to the chimney !

Mark Aberfan Aerials

Thursday 3 February 2011 4:48PM

Mark Aberfan Aerials: Is there a link for that?

Mark Aberfan Aerials
Thursday 3 February 2011 5:31PM

Hi Brian,

It does not appear to be in their online promotional stuff, I saw it in a mailshot i received this morning

Mark Aberfan Aerials

Thursday 3 February 2011 5:34PM

Mark Aberfan Aerials: Perhaps they noticed and didn't put it online?

Mark Aberfan Aerials
Thursday 3 February 2011 6:07PM

Hi Brian,

That would presume a level of professional ability somewhere in the chain, something not demonstrated in the picture ! No lashing strap or wire to be seen.
The prices are nothing special either, most contributing installers here could equal or beat them.

Im wondering how much those doing this contract will get, I bet its less than 50% of the price charged.

Mark Aberfan Aerials

Thursday 3 February 2011 6:31PM

Mark Aberfan Aerials: Any chance of a scan or photo of the offending item?

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