in what ?
I also heard that the independant filmcrew were told that you were a member of one of the 3 recognised bodies,
P.S. have you got any sky cards going ?
agree watty but many are desperate.
agree with all of that but pity the honest people trying to earn a crust.
i don't know if direct phone selling is illegal but at least with Eircom(don't know other providers rules) by ringing 1901 you can have yourself removed from cold calling.
Is it really zerks?surprising that the ratings do not show that so
terrible video full of flaws as people have pointed out.
i have in the past got annoyed at the assumption that old people are too out of touch to understand or embrace saorview,seems some people of all ages are prone to it though.
i wonder is it too late now for RTE/nl to educate community groups,meals on wheels etc to carry around a saorview box to check out peoples aerials and tell them if they will need a new aerial or not?
even being able to tell them that if they have a good picture from their UHF aerial should be enough to stop them being fooled by any cowboys and reassure them that they will only need a new box for ASO.
is that too sensible too for those responsible for educating the mass's about something that is quite easy to understand?
How does one become 'more than qualified to install aerials'? That sounds to me as if you think aerial riggers are somehow below your standards. Can I point out that an experienced aerial rigger would never have appeared on the show without the health and safety equipment required, you had none of these, fall arrest kit, safety helmet, eye protection, ear protection, you were missing the basics required by law for your profession but you say you are more than qualified. The requirements for me, a lowly aerial installer, also apply to you who is more than qualified. You can have as much insurance as you want but any insurance company will look for reasons not to pay out if you had an accident and had you fallen from the ladder in those circumstances they would not have paid a single cent.
The way you went about your job on the show was an insult to installers who are knowledgeable about all aspects of their job, not just the aspects of fitting an aerial. There is a lot more to our job than you seem to realise.
I'd also ask as scaller did, why have you got saorview logos on your website when it is not permitted for an installer to use them? Are you not also aware that part of your job is to be aware of the codes of practice regarding logo usage? Or do you feel that being 'more than qualified' makes you exempt from this too?
RTE have a fool proof plan Timesnap, they've told the GAA all about Saorview, everything will be just fine now that football and hurling players are going installing Saorview
Ye gads sure most of them cannot direct a ball between two wide bars or kick a small ball into a hugh net,how on earth could they point an aerial at a mountain?
Still has the RTE channel logos though, I was told by Saorview that they are copyright of RTE and we installers cant use them either.
RTE/Saorview Should contact this company and ask them to remove the RTE channels logos from their map of Installers site. http://www.saortvinstallers.ie/index.html
I think it would be better if RTE Saorview admitted that they are unable to police their logo and allow all installers to use their logo, at least that way we who are playing by the rules could advertise our services properly, the limitations on us regarding the use of the saorview logo is making it impossible to compete with those who are not following the terms and conditions of logo use. It would then be up to the customer to choose if they want an installer who is registered or one who is not. By giving us a level playing field we could compete for business properly and fairly instead of being wiped out by those who are doing whatever they want and getting away with it so easily.
on public Television in a HSA sponsered program ?
from the HSA
A show that's sponsored by the HSA, And RTE use a Unregistered installer who is/was using the Saorview and RTE channel logos on his website and in this show he has no safety gear at all on him. How could this guy attempt to drill holes in masonry with out Eye protection. Or how could he attempt to climb a ladder without having first secured the ladder. No hard hat or steel toe capped boots on him either.
Saorview wants to work with the local installer
Well Saorview its 11 months later
How was the point simply made? Michael Irwin has one aerial in each hand, a "old VHF style aerial" and a "new UHF style aerial" and states clearly that if you look up at your chimney, and see this old VHF style aerial, you need to call out your local TV installer, and he'll install the new UHF style aerial.
Is this not utter nonsense? What has a VHF aerial got to do with anything???? Is this type of aerial not for VHF FM radio? Are all transmitters not using UHF for TV channels?
What am I missing here?
He goes on to suggest that if your remote says "DTV", then the TV should be ok to receive Saorview.
Very, very few remote controls say "DTV", and a more likely reference on the remote would be "Guide" or "EPG". Even if it does say any of these, it's possibly only an MPEG2 tuner.
And how utterly stupid to illustrate the installation of a new aerial, with a chimney full of aerial's in the background....
I've spent years in construction and you can't piss now for some kind of HSA regulation,the basic gear and safe practice were ignored in the segment,also this show is aimed at farmers where H & S is a big thing with the amount of accidents in the agricultural sector.The least the installer could have done was wear the right gear for the job just to show a good example.
This guy was a H & S instructor and didn't use the proper gear on camera......look what happened.