Astra 2G: Iberia & Balearics Reports

PaulR

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Reports by Region, please, once she lights up.

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woborny

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Thought I would post these on here:
On the 80x85cm dish:
10.964H Channel 5 normal signal levels
10.994H ITV down about 10%
11.024H BBC gone - was very borderline in the first place
11.053H ITV down about 10%
11.067V ITV normal signal levels
11.097V ITV normal signal levels
11.127V Channel 4 normal signal levels

The 90x100cm dish, the 125x135cm dish, and the Marafa 1.8m dish

10.964H Channel 5 normal signal levels
10.994H ITV normal signal levels
11.024H BBC normal signal levels
11.053H ITV normal signal levels
11.067V ITV normal signal levels
11.097V ITV normal signal levels
11.127V Channel 4 normal signal levels
 
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Well if there were changes last night, I see no significant differences this morning.
 
nwaggy

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checked bt sports HD 1/2 animal planet all still here
 
woborny

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Having a number of calls, emails, and online stuff from people in and around Torrevieja area, using "1.4m" dishes, who have lost ITV1HDs and BBC HD channels.... all in the last few days...
Bit difficult for me to confirm if this is due to the sat changes or bad installations, as it is not my area.... but too much of a coincidence.

But where I am (70kms south of Valencia), not much to tell (see post #2)
 
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Having a number of calls, emails, and online stuff from people in and around Torrevieja area, using "1.4m" dishes, who have lost ITV1HDs and BBC HD channels.... all in the last few days...
Bit difficult for me to confirm if this is due to the sat changes or bad installations, as it is not my area.... but too much of a coincidence.

But where I am (70kms south of Valencia), not much to tell (see post #2)
Not had any calls yet from my clients but it is possible they haven't tried the HD channels. If I hear anything will advise.
May set up one of my new 1,4 dishes over the weekend to check.
 
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Checked a couple of 1.4's earlier. Ok on BBC HD but seem to be struggling on itv HD Have not tried to adjust either of them yet, have to set up new 1.4 at my house this weekend to test
 
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Just ran some quick tests using the 1.8m dish and the damaged 1.4.
On the 1.8 ITV HD and CH5 show stronger than BBC1 South by almost 1dB, but on the 1.4 cannot see ITV HD at all and CH5 is on the edge, reading 0.4dB lower than BBC1 South. Not sure why this is, either way CH5 will break up later and probably disappear altogether early evening. Will play some more,
 
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Just ran some quick tests using the 1.8m dish and the damaged 1.4.
On the 1.8 ITV HD and CH5 show stronger than BBC1 South by almost 1dB, but on the 1.4 cannot see ITV HD at all and CH5 is on the edge, reading 0.4dB lower than BBC1 South. Not sure why this is, either way CH5 will break up later and probably disappear altogether early evening. Will play some more,
Depending on how damaged the 1.4 is, could it not be picking up tiny bits of stray signals from nearby satellites?
 
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Very, very slight nudge to the West has resulted in a full dB gain on 10964H ( CH5 ) and has also restored ITV HD on the 1.4m dish, without significant reduction on other channels ie BBC1 South etc. CH 5 now reading 0.2dB higher than BBC1 South. Only thing not working is BBC Scotland HD, which could be a skew issue as was using S1 ( no HD ) not the Emitor
 
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Depending on how damaged the 1.4 is, could it not be picking up tiny bits of stray signals from nearby satellites?
Not sure of damage, nothing visible and no sign of twist, but reads lower than it should. One day I´ll figure out why!
 
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Tried to BBC HD Scotland and lost ITV HD in the process, so have given up on that.
Have changed LNB from BU single to GI twin and have gained about 0.2dB across the board, ITV HD back at the moment. Will see what happens as signal drops during the day ( Info from Huevos´s post in General Discussion thread )
 
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Have noticed while playing that BBCs on 10788 V appear to be about 0.5db higher than others
 
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Can we re-name this the Milamber thread? Anyone else have something to say about 2G signals?
Signal levels have dropped during the day, but at the moment still have all txp´s locked apart from BBC Scotland HD
 
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Signal has risen a little, 8.9 on 10788V , 8.2 on ITV HD with no pixelation. BBC Scotland still offline
 
woborny

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It looks like the BBC New HD frequency, followed by the ITV2HD frequency, is the new tricky one to get in these parts.
Very fine tuning on a 100x110cm dish to get it up to 8.8db.
So perhapr the new minimum of this channel is the 110x120 dish...which was a lot easier to tune it into.
Also had the chance to look at a tecatel 125x135cm dish and a Famaval 1.4m "best dish for the costa blanca" dish that were next to each other...both with a single Ultra Black, and aligned as best as I could, and yet the Tecatel dish was performing the best out of the two of them.
 
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OK , according to Huevos´s graph, bad time of night for signal. ITV HD is breaking up, 7.5 with pixels.
CH5 8.0 - 8.1 dB no prob, 10818V 8.5, 10788V 9db,

Things are looking up! ( message from Milamber world )
 
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It looks like the BBC New HD frequency, followed by the ITV2HD frequency, is the new tricky one to get in these parts.
Very fine tuning on a 100x110cm dish to get it up to 8.8db.
So perhapr the new minimum of this channel is the 110x120 dish...which was a lot easier to tune it into.
Also had the chance to look at a tecatel 125x135cm dish and a Famaval 1.4m "best dish for the costa blanca" dish that were next to each other...both with a single Ultra Black, and aligned as best as I could, and yet the Tecatel dish was performing the best out of the two of them.
Not surprised, Fam´s have good gain and are light weight and cost is reasonable, Tecs and Televes ( and others ) cost more and sometimes have better gain, not always, and weigh a lot more. For most folk cost / ratio wins.
( did you check the colour of the label on the Black Ultra )
 
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