Still going strong!
One section I find very dubious:
"I have quite a long run of cable and a small dish. Which cable should I
Nobody can calculate it without knowing:
•The dish size and gain.
•Your exact location.
•The Tuner threshold of the Digibox.
Unfortunately, I'm hopeless at maths and these link budget calculations
always leave me scratching my head. But you should be able to find
several web site calculators that will do the hard part for you.
Alternatively, simply try it and measure the signal that reaches the
receiver. If it's too low, use a larger dish. The choice of LNB will
usually make no difference to the signal level."
That means that the many km of CT100 I have fitted is OK:-)
I fitted over 500m in the last rewire I did and that was only a 3 bed semi.
The Sky man turned up to install the dish and he was going to mount the dish
on the front of the house and clip the cables straight down down the wall
until he was informed about my installation. Four CT100 cable poking out on
the side of the house and all terminated in the house at face plates.
No doubt. And it looks like shit. Not to mention the effect of UV on
the cables, and the holes getting drilled through the walls. And the
cables just being strung any old how over the gutters.
Last owners here had a veritable forest down one outside wall, looked
like they were trying to feed TV through to each room. I had all that
ripped out, had the aerial cables taken down the chimney and into the
attic via under the tiles. There is goes to an amp and then down to the
room with the telly. Once that room was redecorated the cables were
chased in. Likewise the satellite cabling, added when the bathroom was
Where the previous lot had added the outside cables, and had holes
drilled through from the inside, where the bit had gone through it's
blown the brick. So the house looks like it's been strafed by
"... you must remember that if you're trying to propagate a creed of
poverty, gentleness and tolerance, you need a very rich, powerful,
I have a media cupboard, with inputs from:
Vertical FM dipole
10 element DAB yagi pointed at London so to get 30 odd london stations
as well as 30 odd local radio stations
4 log periodics on Sandy Heath, Sutton Coldfield, Oxford and Waltham
5 Quattro LNB's aligned to Astra2 28.2E, Astra1 19.2E, Hotbird 13.0E,
Hispasat 30.0W and Eutelsat 5.0W.
12 security cameras
There are 4 Televes Avant 5 to process the FM, DAB, 12 security cameras
(via UHF modulators) and the 4 UHF log periodics, tnen that lot is
shoved with the Astra 28.2E into a trunk splitter to feed a pair of 5in
16 out Traix multiswitches and thence on to 32 wall plates.
A 17 in 16 out multiswitch deals with the Astra 1, Hotbird, Hispasat and
Eutel 5W stuff.
along side all that theres a 48GBit/s 48 port network switch along with
a 9TB 16 channel DVR (for the security cameras.
Oh, and theres the 20 zone alarm system too,,,,
On Thu, 24 Dec 2015 13:57:01 -0000, "ARW"
I Have a Question
A question always begins with a capital letter...Be careful to include
at least one question mark, otherwise your message will be rejected.
And prominently, on the same page, presumably because someone has
taken umbrage, we have:
1 in 10 people are dyslexic.
We fully understand that many people are dyslexic and struggle to
read. There is no shame in this and you'll find Martin sympathetic if
you tell him that you are dyslexic when you phone or Skype him.
This site is not dyslexia friendly - there is far too much information
to read. BUT WE ARE. Tell Martin that you are dyslexic and he will do
his best to explain what you need to know. (If you are not dyslexic,
please use email or keep your call short so that our engineer is free
to help those who really need it.)
I'm sure the bald gentleman is a lovely fellow when you meet him, but
what an odd way to do business.
And what's this fascination with silicone grease?
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