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Ditto the above a decibel meter is totally useless unless it can read BER (Bit error rate or pre BER) or Signal to noise ratio in it's current state before the coax to the set.

At the end of the day the amount of signal you receive is not as important as the actual quality of the signal.

Imagine being on your mobile phone in your house and the signal keeps breaking up.

So to improve the signal you end up walking outside or changing rooms to improve your reception ?

The same applies to any digital receiving equipment to get the most out of your equipment you now need a specialist installer.

Long gone are the days of installing an aerial on mast pointing it in the general direction of a transmitter and getting a perfect picture with digital signals there are so many things that can go wrong.

Not to mention the risk involved in aerial installation it was only a few months ago that a aerial installer lost his life falling off a roof installing an aerial for a customer.

Very sad indeed I feel for the family's loss.

It's all very interesting that people spend £000000 on a new set then wine about the installer charging for instance £100 take out his fuel and parts then van insurance road tax HMRC tax.
Now that rigger who just risked his life for a lot less that £100 accessing your roof without damage with the correct equipment why do people winge about it it infuriates me.

The aerial industry is not DIY job an average aerial installation is say £120.00 not bad really this is going to last you 20 years plus and your going to use it every day.

Use your car for 12 months your car tax will cost more ?

What price for an aerial installation?

Always get a couple of quotes and do not use the big 0800 or 0845 company's.

Use small local firms Buy with confidence members if there approved by Trading standards then your not going to go far wrong

This accreditation means they work under very strict rules at the end of the day if you get a problem with a company where do you go to get it sorted Trading Standards.

Peter from Exeter professional Aerial installer since 1984

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Not a chance in hell I built up my reputation on my own I do not need to join some parasite trade association or trade body that shafts you for hundreds of pounds per year and gives you nothing but rules and regulations that no one can enforce Fat cats living off grafters..

I believe that the public has had enough of so called trade associations or trade body
it means nothing being in one, any one can join them van estate car cash ladders your in most of them.

Now let me try an educate you


Now that logo associated with my company makes me feel proud it is a nightmare to become a member and there are no rouge traders in there they won't allow it.

Sorry if I offend you but I don't believe in pay and display associations that suck every penny out of you they can, loads of kooky companies hide in them and live off the good companies reputations.

At the end of the day I am all about looking after the most important people my customers without them I wouldn't have the company I have.

What really matters is you do a good job at the right price using good quality equipment and look after your customers not only whilst doing the job but most importantly after the work has been completed.

A company is only as good as it's back up service!

My dad rip allways told me (my company motto)

Treat people the same way you expect to be treated your self. Enough said

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Brilliant site real wealth of information not only to general public but also to the trades.

Congratulations for all your hard work mate keep it up
and may this great website continue for many years to come

Best Regards Peter

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Friday 21 September 2012 10:31PM

Congratulations Brian on a simply incredible website the amount of work you put into it must be mind blowing.

Keep up the excellent work look forward to another ten years best regards from ABC Aerials Exeter

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