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New CAI Distributing Member - Turbosat International Ltd

Congratulations to Turbosat International Ltd, based in Kent on their new membership holding Turbosat International Ltdmembership number, M.1830. Turbosat are a distributor of major brands such as Icecrypt, Sling Media, Echostar, CYP, Sanus Systems, Humax, Rover and many more. Full company information can be found on the following link, http://www.cai.org.uk/component/mtree/manufacturers-distributors/1171-turbosat-international-ltd?Itemid=.

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4G at 800 MHz and possible disruption to Freeview - 3 Sept

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.

at800 is sending postcards to addresses in:
Strabane, North Down, Lisburn, Limavady, Fermanagh, Dungannon, Down, Derry, Cookstown, Coleraine, Castlereagh, Banbridge, Ballymoney, Ballymena, Ards, Shetland Islands, Orkney Islands, North East Lincolnshire, Northumberland, Moray, Highland, City of Plymouth, Argyll and Bute, Angus, Aberdeenshire, Tamworth, Staffordshire Moorlands, Stafford, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Richmondshire, West Lindsey, Lincoln, Rossendale, Amber Valley, Carlisle, Wycombe.

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Skills Cards for construction site access

There is overwhelming evidence from the number of enquiries being received by the CAI office that more and more installers are being caught by the tightening of restriction to construction site access.  In more and more cases the only way on to a regulated construction site is by possession of skills card identifying you as competent in your trade and familiar with all necessary health and safety demands.
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Over the past years many installers obtained temporary or trainee cards by stating and signing they would be undertaking formal qualification training – either industry pathway or vocational.  It is now obvious many of those temporary cards have expired, qualification was not completed and card operators are not re-issuing cards unless proof of competence – i.e. qualification and certification – can be produced.

Thankfully some time ago the CAI secured its ‘Foundation Diploma in Signal Reception’ as a pathway for proving competence to obtain a CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card and this qualification is one of the accepted routes to obtaining a card. 

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New Industry Downloads - 27 August

Members Home Buttons Styled Download  Local TV Line Up  - 27th August Update
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The updated Local TV mux slide reflects:

The UK's sixth local TV service launches this week, with viewers in the Brighton and Hove area seeing Latest TV hit the airwaves on Thursday 28th August.

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Freeview TV guide update - 5th August

Just a quick reminder that the Freeview TV guide will be updated and expanded on Wednesday, 3 September 2014 to create extra capacity for new General Entertainment services. As a result, Children’s and News channels will move to new channel numbers.

  • The Children’s genre will move from LCN 70 to start at LCN 120
  • The News genre will move from LCN 80 to start at LCN 130

To update their guide viewers simply need to retune their Freeview TVs and digital boxes where equipment does not pick up the changes automatically. On-screen messages will prompt viewers to retune on or after 3 September 2014.

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

Following 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.
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