Channel 5

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JK4860

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#1
I live down in Southern Spain and have SKY basic system, I have noticed I am not able to receive Channel 5, where has it gone.

Any help would be appreciated.

Regards.
 
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#2
A little more information regarding your system would be helpful JK4860, like dish size and receiver make and model, that's why we have put the section in the user profile, also when you were last able to receive it.
 
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#3
JK4860 said:
I live down in Southern Spain and have SKY basic system, I have noticed I am not able to receive Channel 5, where has it gone.

Any help would be appreciated.

Regards.
Could you ever receive it there jk.
 
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#4
If you look @ http://www.ses-astra.com/satellites/footprints_new.php?value=4&sat=2

You will see you are well out of the footprint for Channel 5 whichis on a 2B North Beam transponder. 12304 H tp 31 SR 27500 FEC 2/3


Reception of 5 here on the Algarve is variable, OK during good weather but goes about 19.00hrs returns about 22.00hrs this is on a 1.4m dish.
 
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#5
ok then, your reception is "marginal", sometimes you'll get it, depending on weather.

First, try realigning your dish if possible, use the "signal quality" display (not "strength"!), this might give some improvement.
2nd thing would be to replace your current antenna (lnb) with a more sensitive one (lower "noise figure"), which would improve the situation, although still not guaranteeing uninterrupted reception.
 
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#6
Southern Spain is a big area. I am in Estepona on the Costa del Sol. I can get CH5 with a 1.3 meter dish , an invacom 0.3 db quad LNB and a Pace minibox receiver. I believe my setup is as good as you can get for the size of the dish but CH5 is the first channel I lose in bad weather
 
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#7
When I was in Gibraltar a few days ago they get ch5 with no probs
 
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#8
Thats wiered, are u talking about channel 105 on the EPG, I recieve it in Amman-Jordan from 5:00p.m and upwaards with a 1.80m dish. Hope we are talking about the same channel.
 
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#9
don't know what else to suggest .....

further info wanted, what does your minibox "signal quality" bargraph show?

Ah, and are you using a line amplifier, if so then try removing it!
 
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#10
Not being funny chaps, but there is little point in speculating what the solution may be, when we don't know what he is using to try and receive the channel in the first place. All that is happening is people are making wild stabs at it. :-doh! :-doh!
 
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#11
nitefire said:
When I was in Gibraltar a few days ago they get ch5 with no probs
there are a roumor about this place....people say they have an direct signal from the satellite....... dont know if its trou
 
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enoc said:
there are a roumor about this place....people say they have an direct signal from the satellite....... dont know if its trou
The whole of EUROPE gets direct signal from the satellites! :-doh!
 
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#13
Perhaps he means a beam pocket ?? :confused

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I think he's thinking of the rumours that Astra 2D has its radiator tweaked to put higher power over the Gibraltar area.
 
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#15
Analoguesat said:
I think he's thinking of the rumours that Astra 2D has its radiator tweaked to put higher power over the Gibraltar area.
tes...that is what i means....

look the map....only 1.5 m in gibraltar.......
 
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enoc said:
tes...that is what i means....

look the map....only 1.5 m in gibraltar.......
Channel 5 doesnt broadcast off Astra 2D though....... Its on 2B North.
 
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