Astra 28e in Israel [Astra 2A moves]

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This morning there is nothing from 28e on my 1.8m dish. Has the inevitable finally happened?

Mod note: Geoffrey actually meant his 2.4m dish.
 
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Oooh Pooh sticks. Something has happened overnight to Astra 2A. Only got back to Helsinki last night so managed to watch Sky for a few hours before the big switch off...
 

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no change here.
only 12304H weaker (Q58-70)
all others Q69-75
 

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I'm guessing they've gone to the 2E or 2F Europe beam. Certainly nothing lockable in the old 2A transponder range now here in Helsinki on my 80cm (most signals are about 1-2dB ). Will check the 1.8m dish at my parent's house later, but that should be OK but with signal levels down a bit from before the move.
 

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This morning there is nothing from 28e on my 1.8m dish. Has the inevitable finally happened?
I meant 2.4m dish (is there no way to edit posts ?)
 

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I meant 2.4m dish (is there no way to edit posts ?)
There is but you only get a certain amount of time before the post is locked for editing (1 hour, I believe).
 

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I'm guessing they've gone to the 2E or 2F Europe beam. Certainly nothing lockable in the old 2A transponder range now here in Helsinki on my 80cm (most signals are about 1-2dB ). Will check the 1.8m dish at my parent's house later, but that should be OK but with signal levels down a bit from before the move.
Oh dear... Is that the end of Sky for you in Helsinki?
 

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edit! will check again.. :wacko:
 
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Here's this morning's view of 28E with my 85cm dish... :mad:

Only Eutelsat 28A left (for decent 24 hour reception) for the time being.

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Oh dear... Is that the end of Sky for you in Helsinki?
Still hanging on to Eutelsat 28A. ;) Oh and a few hours of a couple of lower frequency 2E Europe transponders. So as long as I have some kind of signal to lock on to I can still use on demand.
 

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Just realised this thread was in the Freesat forum so moved it over to the fringe forum considering the topic.
 

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Watching fascinating fighter stuff on Forces 12304H. Signal changed but still very strong, Q down from usual 96% to 91% on the receiver gauge.
 

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Yep, formerly weak 2A north beam transponders coming in strong now. Interesting that Sky haven't switched their transponders to UK beam (as many suggest possible, but no actual proof).
 

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11880 h have becon low
it still up signal
 

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Here's the this evening's view from the 1.8m in Helsinki. All ex-2A transponders are lockable but the higher frequencies are getting a little close to the edge. This was taken when signals from 2E tend to be near the weakest during the day (stronger time are in the morning and late night).

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photo 11720h
 

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