Coronavirus (COVID-19) – I am still doing service calls.

During the current situation i am still working, i will be able to do service calls which i can carry out when the work is mainly outside your home.

If i have to enter your home then obviously a safe distance must be maintained and the work should not take excessively long to carry out.

Large installs are not something which can be carried out unless the home is not occupied.

Being self employed i cannot afford to completely stop working so sensible precautions must be used.


Polish and UK SKY satellite dished mounted up high.

Here we have two satellite dished mounted high on a house because trees were blocking the signal.

Sometimes even this type of installation wont get you signal if the trees are close and tall you may have to find alternative TV serviced via terrestrial Aerial.

The customer has SKY Plus HD and polish satellite which are on two different satellites.

two dishes
Two dishes mounted high due to trees blocking

Freeview TV

As the name suggests Freeview is a collection of TV channels broadcast without encryption without the need to pay a subscription fee to view.

An excellent alternative to PAY TV services. to see the selection of channels click this link to go to the Freeview  website where you can check coverage using your postcode.



Motor home automatic satellite locator

This was an unusual request and not the typical call out i get (usually caravanners dont bother fixing these things), this had failed because the software could no longer locate the satellite due to it requiring a firmware update, something i only found out after sorting the mechanical issue caused by the out of date software.

I had to re fit the toothed rubber drive belt and update the software for the customer.

Luckily the information was available on the internet after a little searching. The customer had no idea about the software update requirement and just let the dish rotate back and forth until the belt came off.

All was well when i drove away.