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Thanks Dave much appreciated

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Wow Dave that's amazing! 40years! I give at least a 2 year guarantee with al of my installs but I know they will last a lot longer!
As for saying this is the cheapest option I am afraid I can't work like that. It is quality or nothing I'm afraid. I wouldn't put my name to anything that wasn't the best that I could do. If the customer thinks that it is too expensive then they find someone else. It's false economy however as they will end up getting me or someone else back in a few years time instead of 10-20 years!!

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Full technical details of Freeview
Wednesday 20 November 2013 1:45AM
Cinderford

Hi Guys. There seems to be a few problems with reception from the parkend and lydbrook relays but there aren't any works being carried out. The problem has even made the local press! Any ideas?

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Well Ian as right as you may be I think the term country bumpkin is not needed here.
Not impressed, hope you don't talk down to your customers like that. :(

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What price for an aerial installation? | Rigger's zone
Wednesday 22 January 2014 8:47PM
Chepstow

Ian: If you don't use benchmarked cable you shouldn't be doing the job in my opinion. Copper clad aluminium RG6 just is not good enough!! I went to a block of flats the other day to see about a communal Polish satellite TV system to run alongside the already installed IRS system (All brand new!) and the whole place had been wired in RG6!! I'm pretty sure the CAI states that all communal systems be wired in benchmarked cable. I only use 100 type cable for all my customers, so should everyone else!

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The Evolution of the Connected Home
Sunday 30 March 2014 6:05PM

I am in Cinderford in the Forest of Dean and I can get 80mbps on fibre! It's not all bad! In a place called Yorkley they are getting fibre direct to property!
I must admit I do a lot of satellite broadband in the Cotswolds!


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I am near Bristol, I offer free estimates and certainly won't try and sell a digital aerial!

Regards

Andy

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It comes down to the age old argument of where you live and the type of property you live in. I was training with the CAI in Watford and some of the prices they quoted were astronomical but the norm for London. I can charge between £110 and £140 for a new install here in Gloucestershire to one point. The further up north you go the lower the prices seem to get.
Phil Blake: I take it that when you say £110 you mean your normal 2 up 2 down property?

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Untitled
Monday 5 May 2014 9:35PM

M Booth: 2 things: 1) have you plugged the aerial into the aerial input on the I/O link?
2) Have you turned the RF power on on the I/Olink? (Services, 0, 0, 1 select, RF output, power set to on and save.)
Let us know how far you have got.

Andy

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A lot of my work comes from fixing other installers work. It's annoying when they have called you in the first place, didn't want to wait 4 days or said you were too expensive then you end up going there anyway!

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