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Elite Aerial Services Ltd joins forces with BBC One Programme DIY SOS

DIY SOS CroppedFollowing a Twitter post from BBC One Programme DIY SOS requesting assistance with finding an aerial installer for a project in the Swansea area, the CAI contacted our Welsh members for their help. We are delighted to confirm our member Elite Aerial Services Ltd will be taking part in the 'Big Build' helping deserving people in DIY Hell. Thank you to all those members that responded to our @DIYSOS post and email. Great to see so many CAI members willing to help out those in need. Feeling proud of all our members kindness.

CBBC HD to be temporarily removed from Freeview HD in July

CBBC LogoCBBC HD will be taken off Freeview HD from the 16th July to make way for an extension of BBC Three's broadcast hours in time for the Commonwealth Games. BBC Three will be covering the Games in July and early August.

Garazi Gola, the BBC's acting Director of Distribution confirmed the move in a BBC post, advising viewers that; ‘any series links set for CBBC HD will not record and will need to be reset for CBBC SD if you want to continue to record the programme during the Commonwealth Games.’

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Safe Working at Heights with Ladders – New In-House Training from the CAI

The CAI is pleased to announce it is now in a position to offer a Safe Working at Height (SWAH) with ladders course at member’s work-based locations.SWAH Image 3 Border

After the overwhelming welcomed response to the SWAH refresher assessments, the CAI is reacting positively to member requests for a 1-day knowledge and practical training course that can be conducted ‘in-house’ to avoid days of travel and accommodation with the resultant down-time that costs work and money. Whilst already certified installers can be re-assessed at work and avoid a costly trip to training centres, new recruits still have to make somewhat laborious and costly arrangement to attend a training centre, which can be a considerable distance from their place of work.

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4G at 800 MHz and possible disruption to Freeview - 1st July

Mobile phone operators are now rolling out 4G networks across the UK to provide super-fast wireless broadband. The 800 MHz frequencies used by some 4G services are next to the frequencies used for Freeview. There is a small chance this may cause disruption to Freeview services.

Typical symptoms include a loss of sound, pixelated images or loss of some or all Freeview channels. Cable and satellite TV services are very unlikely to be affected.

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New Connectivity logo for CAI members

Connected Home BorderCAI members who have evidence of competence in home networks will soon be able to make use of a new logo available to signpost the fact they are skilled in signal reception and broadband connectivity. The CAI has designed a new logo that members will be able to display on all promotional material and vehicle livery having proved competence in new home technology networks. There will be different colour and background options available to best match the logo application as well as a variety of strapline wordings that can accompany the logo depending on the level of qualification.

Members who have completed the CAI Basic Home Connectivity course will automatically qualify to use the new ‘tick’ logo - as will Foundation Diploma achievers who included basic connectivity in their diploma portfolio.

Members who are competent in home connectivity, but do not have a certificate to prove it, can opt to undertake a work based assessment of their connectivity skills by the CAI membership assessment team.

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4G at 800 MHz and possible disruption to Freeview - Update 10 June

Mobile phone operators are now rolling out 4G networks across the UK to provide super-fast wireless broadband. The 800 MHz frequencies used by some 4G services are next to the frequencies used for Freeview. There is a small chance this may cause disruption to Freeview services.

Typical symptoms include a loss of sound, pixelated images or loss of some or all Freeview channels. Cable and satellite TV services are very unlikely to be affected.

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Scottish and Welsh local TV channels given Freeview channel boost

Local TV's position on the Freeview channel list has been given a boost in Scotland and Wales where services will now launch on channel 23.

The new channels, serving locations including Cardiff, Edinburgh and Glasgow are taking the channel number previously used by shopping channel bid tv until it went off-air last month. The channel number promotion was confirmed by local TV multiplex operator Comux on Friday 9th May.

The first channel to benefit from the boost is STV Glasgow,  launching on 2nd June with a 12 hour-a-day schedule of programmes for viewers receiving their TV signal from the Black Hill transmitter. It had previously been planning to launch on Freeview channel 26, a channel number that will now be available for a national, commercial channel on Freeview.

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