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All posts by Richard Sutton

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Hi Steve.

I have been trying to avoid satellite as I installed it myself in my two homes before this one when it was the only way to get some channels. I think it was call BSB in those days. It shouldn't be necessary these days so I'm reluctant to start drilling holes in walls to feed cables through as I did previously.

One further thought I've come up with is that there are high voltage pylons also running across my line to the transmitter and, although they are much further away than the conifer tree, I reckon one one the pylons is probably directly in the aerial - tree - pylon - Breedon Hill - transmitter line.

Could a pylon affect certain channels and do the loads on the cables vary such that some days there would be virtually no interference?

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As I said, there is no unused input on the booster.

I just don't understand what it is that I am supposed to be turning off? Are you suggesting every electrical device in the house or just those which are on the floor which has the loft or the bedroom floor below. Surely the internet router on the ground floor could not interfere with something two floors above and interfere so as to block the signal one day but allow 100% quality the next?

There is nothing electrical which is on on the top (loft) floor.

The central heating and the microwave, also two floors below the router, are off although the central heating is not turned off at the mains. There is one electrical device on the bedroom level which is a mains alarm clock and that is now off.

There is a Humax recorded in the lounge although I have had three of those over the last 20 years and the problems have always existed but I have just tried turning that off at the mains as well and it makes no difference.

I've just tried turning off the router even though it is two floors down but it doesn't make any difference. The fridge-freezer is on, of course, but the dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer are all off. However, these are all two floors down from the booster.

I checked the C25 quality but turning those appliances on the ground floor off haven't made any difference either.

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