BBC World News now on C-Band at 1W

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4025 R 7324

Nice steady signal here on my 1.2 Gibby.
 

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I've got this stored as 'BBC World Africa feed'. When I looked at it earlier this afternoon it was showing 'BBC Turkiye' in Turkish, something I didn't even know existed!
 

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Hmm now beginning to think its for broadcasters inside the target country to rebroadcast certain shows.

Never till today have I see anything on it other than the holding loop.
 

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just picked up RTS at 4084L at 54% quality this is a firt for me.
 

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Nothing here at the moment although I can see it on the spectrum trace, I'll keep checking it and see if it locks later on.
 

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hi aceb just tried to see if its still on,yes its still on at a solid 52% quality,this is with a new plate i made a couple of days ago,i will try my old plate to see if it still comes in.cheers
 

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Got 4025R here too, but not the other one.
 

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Sounds interesting Pride! Nothing from 4084L at any point during the last 24 hours, been checking every few hours.
 

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thats weird aceb,i tried with old plate i got it with about 50% quality,i cannot see why you you are having trouble you are not that far from me.
 

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this is pic what i had taken a little while agorts.jpg
 

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hi huevos i get that one ok with about 76% quality,tried the other nothing.
 

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Well it was worth getting cold toes, I've swapped from your plate to the chopping board and I've now got RTS1 at 5.9dB SNR, the other two transponder, BBC & Pentagon are the same strength as before so it must just be a frequency thing. I'll have a tune about and see if anything else appears using the chopping board plate.

RTS-SNG_3592 4084_H_3906_20121212_161025.jpg
 

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nice one aceb,the plate i sent you i dont use anymore the new plate has less copper and so far all channels have gone up in quality.
 

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RTS at 4084 L -- being received ok here in the north -- a little weaker than the AFN / pentagon channel -- but stable - no breakup :)
 

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Sounds interesting Pride, do you have a plan or diagram for it along with materials used?
 

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hi -
with signals being so strong from this sat at the moment i,v been trying
3722 R 19200 ---- being DVB - S2 it will need a very good signal -
i,v been getting up to 8.7 db -- last night and this morning - so must be getting close -- :)

your new plate may get this one "pride 21" ?
 

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hi nelson_b i did try to get that transponder but it showed only 60%quality it needs to go up to a least 70% to get lock
 

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hi paul and nelson i will be sending a new plate to you both,got to sort out some more old CD cases.
 

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Top Man! Thanks ever so much Pride :-thumb1
 

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pride21 said:
hi paul and nelson i will be sending a new plate to you both,got to sort out some more old CD cases.
hi -
thank you pride that is most kind of you -- i will look forward to giving it a try

cheers :)
 
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