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Topic # 24466 24-Jul-2008 18:16
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Does anyone know any good Aerial who doesnt over exagurate his job (charges too much).InAuckland




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  Reply # 151151 25-Jul-2008 01:48
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Well im getting mine done on Saturday so I'll let you know :)




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  Reply # 151157 25-Jul-2008 07:18
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jahbronie: Well im getting mine done on Saturday so I'll let you know :)

sweet. did you get a quote from him before?




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  Reply # 151162 25-Jul-2008 07:59
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Yeah just asked roughly how much it would be.  Was going to go through another company but the didnt call me to confirm till the day of the job, had tried calling them a few days before hand to check but all 3 of there numbers had been cut off.  Thought that was odd so told my g/f who is a laywer and she looked them up and said they had been struck off.  They still came around but they didnt know what they hell they were doing and then left.  Dunnno if I should name names.

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  Reply # 151224 25-Jul-2008 10:51
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Contact Hills.

Good service, not sure about the prices.




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  Reply # 151394 25-Jul-2008 18:25
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Unfourtunatly there are some monkey's out there and now that there is freeview DVB-S and DVB-T you are going to find alot of people who think they know what they are doing just to make a buck. Shop around I say do ensure your installer uses quad shield RG6 cable.

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  Reply # 151598 26-Jul-2008 15:22
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Yes I think thats what has happened with the first company I tried, and they may have been working illegally. 

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  Reply # 151599 26-Jul-2008 15:32
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i upgraded my Sky dish to a 90cm one myself, was a bit daunting at first but now I don't think twice about going up to do adjustments.  Just put up my UHF few weeks ago.  Never get rain fade now and has lasted through some pretty sever weather.

Although Im now a little scared of the current weather, hopefully my installs survive these 130KM/hr winds we supposedly getting..




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  Reply # 151639 26-Jul-2008 17:56
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Yeah 90cm dish does tend to get belted by the elements that bit extra. You should never get rain fade off a sky dish any more as long as the dish has been set up properly. In my experience it is usually the fine adjustment of the LNB and then the securing of the lnb that is usually forgotten.



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  Reply # 152022 28-Jul-2008 11:30
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kevthesparky: Unfourtunatly there are some monkey's out there and now that there is freeview DVB-S and DVB-T you are going to find alot of people who think they know what they are doing just to make a buck. Shop around I say do ensure your installer uses quad shield RG6 cable.


do these RG6 cables make a difference? i checked my coverage by going to freeview site and said "very likely" for UHF.
also i just want to see how bad/good the signal is comming down through my uhf aerial, is there a way to test this?




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  Reply # 152023 28-Jul-2008 11:32
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gumdigger:
jahbronie: Well im getting mine done on Saturday so I'll let you know :)

sweet. did you get a quote from him before?


hey buddy, how did the installation go? was it worth? how much did it cost you?.




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  Reply # 152146 28-Jul-2008 17:41
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gumdigger:
kevthesparky: Unfourtunatly there are some monkey's out there and now that there is freeview DVB-S and DVB-T you are going to find alot of people who think they know what they are doing just to make a buck. Shop around I say do ensure your installer uses quad shield RG6 cable.


do these RG6 cables make a difference? i checked my coverage by going to freeview site and said "very likely" for UHF.
also?i just want to see how bad/good the signal is comming down through my uhf aerial, is there a way to test this?


All rg6 cable have the same center conductor diameter the difference between them lies in the shielding IE/ the foil and braid.
Dual shield, tri shield, quad shield, the further up you go the more shielding protection you have the more protection you have the less chance of ingress into your system. all sorts unwanted frequencies can be introduced into a system when improper connections are made ie/ F connectors not tightend properly cracked/damaged cable etc. the only way to really check your signal properly is with a Rf meter this can also check the BER of the digital channels.

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  Reply # 152148 28-Jul-2008 17:52
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gumdigger:
gumdigger:
jahbronie: Well im getting mine done on Saturday so I'll let you know :)

sweet. did you get a quote from him before?


hey buddy, how did the installation go? was it worth? how much did it cost you?.


Hahah well I hadnt heard from them at all (they were spose to confirm by Friday) called them on Friday and no one knew what I was talking about, no one had booked me in when I asked them to.  I guy called me back after my 3rd time calling them to try and get someone to call me and said he might be able to fit me in on Sat.  Never heard from them, there was the big storm so im not surpised.  Called them today and they will hopefully be around tomorrow to do it finally.  Ive been waiting for ages, wanna get it up and running before the Olympics!



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  Reply # 157115 15-Aug-2008 08:31
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anyone yet guys? i am scared to call anyone after hearing stories from u.




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  Reply # 157288 15-Aug-2008 20:20
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Anyone know of any in the hamilton/te awamutu region?

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  Reply # 157309 15-Aug-2008 21:24
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There is very little to gain on an off the air install with the greater shielded cables. There isnt really any noise sources domestically that will go onto the UHF bands, and once you are more then a few meters from the cable, the large unshielded antenna on the end will pick it up more then the cable with, even with dual shield (so long as it has good braid coverage, unlike the DSE cable I have seen)

If you are modulating sources and sending them down the cable, then the better shield helps heaps, since that will stop ingress on the channels you modulate on.

Its a main concern for cable networks since they have to stop signal egress, sicne they use all frequancies, low levels of signal leaking out are quite detrimental to things like RT's and aviation, and ingress is a problem since there are licensed uses of the freq's they use on the cable for over the air stuff, like RT's and telemetry and similar.

The important thing more then the cable is that its terminated well with the right tools and plugs, into a decent splitter etc. No point using anything better then crap rg59 if you use a splitter with the saddle clamp terminals on a bare pcb in a plastic box.




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