Aerial installer North Surrey?

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  1. drew

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    Anyone recommend a good installer within reach of Woking?

    Want to change my roof aerial to receive better signals into my DTR.

    Thanks
     
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    I'm tempted to say "ask the CAI". But knowing how they approve the *company* (for a hefty fee) and not the actual *installer* who will do the job, I'm a bit wary of them. No, actually, I'm a *lot* wary of them. I heard of one instance where the (female) installer left the site without removing the dish packing (cardboard all over the lawn) and it turned out that she'd aligned the dish on Hot Bird instead of Astra (thus explaining the "no satellite signal" message on-screen!)

    Whether they are any better with aerials is something I don't think I'd want to test.

    There's another group that does dish installations. Not sure if they do aerials but you could ask:

    http://www.apsiUK.com
    Association of Professional Satellite Installers

    As I said, I don't know if they do aerials but they might.
     
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    Try G.G. Brown (trading as Bulldog Aerials) - local one-man outfit. Guildford based. Friendly & knowledgable & did a good job for me. 01483 422451.
     
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    Thanks for the info rjpreston.

    You're up early for a Sunday!
     
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    try cranleigh aerials
    they did ours we live 5m from u in ripley
     
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    Thanks shauny1.

    Did you get involved with the decision making re aerial type etc, or just let them get on with it? What kind of aerial did they fit? How much did the job cost? Nice place, Ripley, - someone told me there was some flooding down there?

    Fernsehman

    Spot on re asking trade orgs to recommend members. I'm more interested in the actual guy who'll be padding around on my tiles!

    Thanks again everyone for the info. Anybody else want to chip in?

    On a related point Pace told me my transmitter was Crystal Palace, which seemed to me a fair distance. I've found a transmitter at Guilford, - is that a relay station, or something different.

    Andrew.
     
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    hello
    yes a little flooding around newark abbey and surrounding areas not too bad not as bad as chertsey areas
    we had a normal aerial put in the loft when we moved in man very helpful cany remember the price BUT was fairly cheap as i always phone around

    i think the guildford aerial you are thinking about is one of three
    and i think its police and fire etc
     
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    Hi
    You'll see here

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/reception/tv_transmitters/tv_digit.shtml

    that Guildford is listed as a digital transmitting site (analogue as well?), although at far lower power than Crystal Palace which is why I thought it might be a relay. Uses different UHF numbers.

    If yours is in the loft, sounds like you're on analogue. If you're digital, how's your picture quality?

    Was "cany remember" a typo, or are you another Scot doon this way?
     

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