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  1. sibbits

    video signal repeater?

    I have a question /query from a friend of mine who is a soldier as follows: "I'm trying to get a live feed from an armoured vehicle to a smart device. I used my tablet in the classroom but I'm trying to see if I can do it between two moving vehicles. Only problem is wifi will only read about...
  2. W

    Domestic Question. Signal for hot water not getting through

    Hi all, 
 After boosting the hot water for probably too long on our pulsacoil thermal storage, the circuit breaker was tripped and I saw that the timer unit had melted through. 
 I got a replacement unit and have installed it and flicked the circuit breaker switch back on. The water seems to be...
  3. S

    What is going on with my signal!?%$£*

    Hi. I live in a 10 year old semi which came pre wired but had no aerial in the loft or outside. In facet no-one on this estate has them outside. I fitted one of the ones below (exactly the same but a four splitter output version, still powered with a power supply) and also bought one of the...
  4. simon77

    How to send data signal from master socket to extension socket?

    Hi, Apologies if a lot of this is pretty obvious, but my knowledge is fairly limited. We just had a Master Socket 5c MK 4 fitted (downstairs) and unknown to us at the time it has filtered out the data signal to the extension socket (upstairs), where the router was previously connected to and...
  5. chribonn

    How Mobile Phone Signal Boosters Work

    Hello, I cannot fully comprehend the logic of mobile phone signal boosters. Basically all claim that you have an antenna on your roof that will communicate with the cell tower. An amplifier boosts the signal that is transmitted within your house. No one says that your transmissions to the cell...
  6. Jay89

    Virgin remote signal extender

    Hi all, I’m after the virgin equivalent of sky’s magic eye. I have a TV to be installed up on the wall of a clients kitchen, breakfast bar below and was hoping to site the virgin box in the cupboard below the worktop. Does anyone have any recommendations? Thanks in advance
  7. Spike1947

    Switching off Light affecting TV signal !

    Hi Strange thing happening with next door Neighbours TV , when they switch off their Kitchen ELV(12V) down lighters x6 the TV screen goes blank for a second then comes back on , it is if the signal goes ( Sky Box ) then comes back on , the TV itself stays on . I just do not have any idea of...
  8. R

    Saturn L200 2001 - No signal being sent to fans!

    Good day to you all! I hope you are all having a pleasant day! I'm new to the forums and decided to join because I need some help with my Saturn. When I bought the car the Engine (Radiator) fan was wired to bypass the Cooling Fan Control Module. The reason this was done was that there was a...
  9. O

    Mobile signal boosters...

    Got a client who wants an amplifier for their "location" - needs to be "unlocked" so that it will work for any service provider. Suggestions please? Thanks
  10. GMES

    Sat Phones

    As title suggest's I got thinking about them while overdosing on Gold Rush , They are quite popular on the show for obvious reasons, as in the remote locations they operate in. So I just wondered If any members had ever dealt with them or indeed owns one and if so what are your thoughts, Are...
  11. E

    Signal tester

    hi, what do you guys recommend to buy for a signal tester. I've seen the pocket sized ones but not sure they are any good?? I'm not a full time installer but when doing re-wires I get asked to install the aerials, I've been lucky until recent at getting good signal strengths. Hence I'm looking...
  12. A

    Digital TV only picking up BBC channels

    Hello all I have recently finished re wiring a customers kitchen and the last job was retuning the digital TV she has in it. This TV worked perfectly well before the new kitchen was installed, however since trying to retune it I can only pick up BBC channels. There are 3 TV's in the...
  13. M

    Help With Diodes And Voltage Drop

    hi guys, im having a problem wiring some relays that need to be activated by 2 different signals, i try putting a diode on one of the signal wires so electricity wont flow thru the other signal wire, but now im having a huge voltage drop, and the relay is not activating by the wire that has the...
  14. W

    Panel Mods + Drawings

    Hello, I do the occasional small mod in control panels to improve processes (I work in the water industry) So in doing so I leave some basic drawings, but I just wondered if the ones I`m leaving behind are actually useful to someone following me behind. Essentially I want to ask the question...
  15. S

    Odd fault

    Hello not done a new post for a while was at me mates house yesterday and he said sometimes his TV appears to momentarily loose the signal for a split second, then the video and sound are from then onwards, out of sync by a second or so. its a free view digital signal he's talking about. if...
  16. L

    T.v point testing?

    Just wondering whether there is a plug in tool to test the signal of t.v points? Something similar to sky signal finder but to plug into a standard point? Recently been installing a lot of points and the thought of lugging a customers t.v all around a house/block of flats seem ridiculous. Thanks.
  17. joel89

    Tv Aeiral installation

    I have recently installed a new aerial mega booster with a 1 in 4 out amplifier, it comes with a 12v signal booster which has to power it, my question is I'm feeding 4 TVs do i need to signal boost each cable individually?! As on the booster its only got 1 input from amplifier on the aerial, and...
  18. O

    3G Mobile Signal - call me a cynic!

    So, am I the only person to notice, that since the mobile network providers have been offering a 4G service, the quality of the EXISTING 3G network seems to be getting progressively worse?? Thoughts......... EDIT: I use Vodafone ... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-26546100
  19. M

    Aquasentry separator alarm

    Hi all has anyone installed an aquasentry separator alarm? If so what cable size did you use for supply and signal. I need 7 core swa for signal but not sure on the sizing
  20. A

    intermittent booster box fault

    I wonder if anyone has any ideas - my TV is driving me crackers! Our TV is connected via a a DVD player / recorder to a signal booster box (which sits next to the TV) and then to a rooftop aerial, we watch freeview. For many months this has worked just fine. A few weeks ago, I would...
  21. J

    SKY Customer Services

    I've been signed up with SKY for the past 11 months, I get my phone line, TV & broadband through them. When I took out the package they promised me the world and were very helpful but after about a month my broadband speeds slowed down to less than 1 Mbps. I emailed them and they said it's...
  22. T

    advise on sky installation please????

    Hi all was wondering if anybody could help who has knowledge with sky installation , currently doing a rewire and am pulling in the sky points so the cable is hidden, in total there is going to be 8 tvs and they want sky for each one of them, pulling in twin satalite cable for sky plus but do...
  23. L

    Domestic Socket assistance

    Hello Can someone please help? I have a HomePlug LAN - which is a chunky device that plugs into power socket to provide internet throughout the house. The trouble is there is insufficient clearance from the plug socket to the floor. I could move the socket, but I wonder if there is any...
  24. T

    Roped in to looking at a freeview/aerial fault, help!

    Hi all! A guy at our wholesalers has been asking my boss to go and look at his aerial at his house for over a year now, and the job has been palmed off on to me. I have installed a few aerials and sky dishes but i have never done any serious fault finding with one. Multiple free view boxes...
  25. D

    Powerline networking

    I want to use powerline networking to replace my wireless network. Does anyone know if they use just the neutral to send the signal? I have a an office in my garden that is fed from its own 40A breaker but to get Internet I have to use the wireless router that's setup in the house to receive a...
  26. exdevonboy

    Locating SWA cables - Fluke 2042

    Hi This is my 1st post apart from an intro....hope I get it in the right place. Apologies in advance if I don't!! I am thinking of buying a Fluke 2042 Cable Locator (or something very similar). Can this kit locate underground SWA cabling (either live or dead) or does it only work with...
  27. T

    HDMI Distribution, Samsung AllShare and network streams, help much appreciated.

    Hello! Okay, so we have installed 2 55" Series 6 Samsung panels into a shop, the panels are back to back hung off unicol and there intended use is for broadcasting anything that is going on a computer upstairs. Current uses have been youtube on full screen and dvds. The problem, our designer...
  28. G

    Hydraulic Pressure Valve Controlled By 4-20mA Signal

    Hi All, I want to replace a manual hydraulic pressure valve with a valve that can be controlled with a 4-20mA signal. The pressure will be monitored by a gauge which will correct the pressure if necessary. Has anyone ever seen such a valve and can recommend a model/make? Gerard
  29. A

    Relays and Contactors

    Hey, I don't quite understand Relays and Contactors previously ive worked for a company and if we ever needed a contactor they just said heres a contactor wire it (For example we used contactors for the air conditioning switching) I know how to wire them and that but i dont UNDERSTAND why they...
  30. N

    Looking at a complete taillight LED retrofit do - help

    So I"m looking to replace all my rear lights with arrays of LEDs. Now my question is this: when I turn on my parking light, some of my lights light up dim, but when I hit the turn signals or brake lights, they light up bright, how do I achieve this effect with LEDs? Well, from what I gather...
  31. michaelw6

    freeview in swindon and wiltshire

    hello all yocals! im after some of your info. 1) does any one know of any good websites dedicated to finding compas bearings for it. as we seem to be in the middle of mendip and oxford with no good signal. (looking for a site that will tell me height of recommended aerial and settings) 2) i...
  32. L

    Radio Regenerator for communication over long distance

    Hi, Looking for brief explanation about Radio regenerator and communication over long distance and maybe someone could write example where and how it is used. Thanks
  33. P

    phone problem's

    Hi,I have a blackberry curve,for the last couple of weeks it's been disconnecting during calls have all bars showing,seems fine calling land lines,no problems with emails or text. Any body out there had same problems,I'm on vodafone.
  34. C

    MY TV`s FREEVIEW CHANNELS HAVE WORSE PICTURE QUALITY AFTER SWITCHOVER !

    "Hello All", I have had Freeview on all of the TV`s in My Home since Freeview became available - all with a Great Picture. I live in London as We have just had the `Switchover` on 4th and 18th April - Since then the TV Pictures have been NOT Great and have been adversely affected by the...
  35. sythai

    Installing Co-Ax points and testing....

    Hi Chaps... Just want see if there is a bit of kit out there that I would be able to test co-ax points with once I've installed them. To check the signal is good and that the TV will work. Bit tricky carrying round a spare freeview tv in the back of the van thats all. Cheers Sy....
  36. i=p/u

    burglar alarm!!!!

    hi all looking into installing a burglar alarm for my sister, im 2nd year apprentice , do you think id be able to install 1, and what brands would you reccomend and any good sites to purchase.. do they come with wiring diagrams.... they try break in last night..... just know the go to fused spur...
  37. M

    Distance Calculation to find fault

    Does anyone know or where to find the calculation you do to find a fault/break in a circuit that can't be physically traced.I'm sure i've seen it somewhere in one of my books but can't remember. Cheers
  38. L

    any ariel engineers out there i need help

    Ive having problems recieving the freeview channals, ive have a pace ariel, but was fitted 5 years ago , is it the ariel or the a booster box i need Thanks LEE
  39. A

    Sometimes i hate customers

    Had a bloke call me and ask for a socket and tv point on the wall so he could hang his tv on there. I quoted him £65 as it was all stud wall. ariel above room and socket to spur off of. Nice and simple. He called me today upset as his wife complained I did not hang the tv for them. the...
  40. L

    dimplex heating

    Have any of you used dimplex or creda heating systems. I am wiring a new build, small bungalow one bed. there is no gas and I have wired to radials to each electrical heater but I need to wire a pilot wire for the heating system so the system runs through one timer / stat (the bloke from...
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