Thursday 11/10/18

First call today was a nice drive up to Wheddon Cross, some channels missing and others breaking up. The main problem was that the tv’s were all tuned to the Welsh, this can cause problems as the tide rises and falls, mainly because the signal is coming in on the side of the aerial. A bit of a retune to Mendip sorted most of the problems out, except for one tv…all the mendip frequencies had good strength and ...

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Tuesday 09/10/18

First job today was a problem with too much signal, yes it’s just as bad as not having enough! Obviously something common to the aerial because all three tv’s in the house were breaking up. Measuring the signal I could see plenty of strength but only around 50% quality, that usually tells me there’s something being over amplified, ...

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In The Sticks

It’s not everyday I get called on to travel so deep into the countryside, but recently I’ve had a couple of calls that took me up two of the roughest dirt tracks I’ve ever travelled (on four wheels). I’m not sure my poor van enjoyed it as much as I did though, perhaps a Land Rover would be ...

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Poor Gecko!

Dead Gecko, Steve hill TV servicesWell you see all sorts in this trade but this was a first for me. I’m in touch with fellow engineers from around the world and this poor Gecko was found in the back of a TV in Albania. The TV was wall mounted and should have had a cover fitted where the stand slots in, ...

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Too much signal?

Is it possible to have too much signal from your aerial? What would the result be if this was the case?

The answer to the first question is yes, and to the second question…the result would be the same as having too little signal, a pixelated picture or even no signal.

Twice in the last week I’ve been called to homes where this was happening, both homes had aerials that had been fitted by me four ...

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Music Over Wi Fi

Here I will try and describe my own music system. Several years ago I decided I wanted rid of my sizeable CD collection as it was taking over one of our rooms. The solution I found was to rip every CD to a network attached storage device ( or NAS ). The one I chose was supplied by DBM Servers, viagra 60mg it was 3Tb and contained Vortexbox software and a CD drive. ...

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What is quality Hi Fi?

When most people think about quality Hi Fi they think more about component parts of the system, the Amp, CD player and Speakers. There are indeed many very high end manufacturers with components costing thousands of pounds and these will reproduce music in the most amazing way. But…if you play a poor source into one of these systems the results could be very disappointing!

For me quality sound begins with the source ie. Vinyl, CD, MP3 etc. ...

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