Calling in on route home from work is more difficult when it's cold and dark . I'm running the engine for an hour or so to have the electric fire on which does take the chill off it but the sooner I can coax Simon the webasto man into fitting the heater, the better. He's not returning my calls at the moment so I may resort to collecting the unit and doing it myself!
Bearing in mind the aforementioned difficulty, I wanted an easy win so have drilled yet MORE holes in the roof and erected a combined tv/radio aerial. I don't know if it's MEANT to be combined but it did say on the box for fm/dab and tv signals...
Given the boat has the wires already in for 3 tvs and 3 radios, rather than having multiple wires going up though the roof, I thought I'd try just having the 1 and splitting it. As look would have it, I found these handy little boxes on ebay and also discovered - (quite by chance) the aerial kit included a signal booster (12v) which had 1 input and 2 outputs... perfect.
The wire from it passes through the centre of it into the wardrobe in the front bedroom - I've drilled a large hole and filled it with more sikaflex - that stuff is addictive!
It looks a bit
messy busy, but I'll tidy it up with cable ties at some point... KEEN to test if it worked or not, I then decided to wire in a radio at the back of the boat. That turned out to be a bit of a faff because the 12v feed for it turned out to be omitted so I had to take a new feed for it.... temporarily I rigged up a cable from the one on the other side of the boat
Anyway - it works and the signal is fine... I'll wire it in "properly" tomorrow night.
Until next time...