Aerial eyesore 'unnecessary' - expert

PUBLISHED: 08:13 23 July 2008 | UPDATED: 22:07 15 June 2010

THERE is no need for six aerials to service new flats at the former Globe Antiques Centre in Honiton. That is the view of Malcolm Conway, a specialist in the installation of aerial and satellite systems.

THERE is no need for six aerials to service new flats at the former Globe Antiques Centre in Honiton.That is the view of Malcolm Conway, a specialist in the installation of aerial and satellite systems."From a technical view, a communal aerial system could have been installed during the redevelopment," he told the Herald.Mr Conway, who is retiring next month after 25 years in business, said: "Aerials for television, DAB and FM reception and a satellite dish, if required, could have been fitted with the necessary distribution equipment - cabling to all flats, with suitable outlet sockets fitted. The technology is available."Referring to concerns raised by Honiton Town Council, following an inspection of six aerials erected at the former Globe by an official from Knowle, Mr Conway added: "My engineers and I would be interested to know what, if any, experience he or she has of today's TV/radio, satellite reception and distribution of signals.

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