Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The quest for a signal

Olivia recently acquired a WorldSpace satellite/digital radio, which Favourite Man fitted expertly last weekend.

During Olivia's rennovation, we'd hooked the unit up to the newly-installed wiring to check that it worked, and picked up reception loud and clear. This time around we've struggled to get more than a bar or two, no matter where we place the antenna.

Now there are many theories as to why this is. They range from incorrect installation (basically impossible - it was done properly) to being on the edge of the "satellite footprint" to mere interference from everything else flying around the radio/wireless/satellite channels. The amount of aerials and antennas that have been sprouting everywhere lately is horrific.

The quest for a signal will continue though. That WorldSpace thing is a very handy device.

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