I had a meeting today, up at Emley Moor mast, which – as you can see in the photo – is a bloody great big tower (tallest structure in the UK) that transmits TV and radio signals to large swathes of Yorkshire. Annoyingly, the tower is currently closed for maintenance, so I couldn’t go up it. But I will… one day. I’m determined that I will.
I stayed in a hotel in Barnsley with a small group from work and we were wined and dined, by the company we’d gone up to visit, courtesy of their expense account. It was a great evening.
And then, after our meeting this morning, we were given a tour of the place and I found myself feeling very ‘at home’ in their operations centre, where all the TV and radio signals are monitored. Ahh, happy days.
Talking of TV signals, this advert managed to worm it’s way past my ad-blocker:
Intrigued, I clicked on it and was taken to this web page, where it claims that a small antenna that it supplies, will pick up your cable TV signals for free.
Just about every technical fact it quotes, is rubbish and the comments at the bottom are all manufactured. And all wrong.
Julie from London has one and now no longer needs to pay $65 a month to Comcast.
Please, if you see this, steer well clear, it is quite obviously a scam.