Default transponder 12129v for fringe SKY no longer working - use 12207V instead

geoffrey

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The 12129V transponder that used to be useful as the default transponder for a Sky box is no longer of use:

I have just spent several hours doing all the usual things to get my SkyHD box working without success - including doing a system reset and loosing all my stored programs.

I then connected the LNB to a FTA receiver and found that although the 12129V transponder was still present with good signal level - the signal quality was zero.

After a Google search I found this:

-http://skytvinspain.wordpress.com/2012/06/02/sky-default-transponder-frequency-changes-for-spain-12129-may-no-longer-work

Using 12207V as the default transponder has restored every thing to normal.

It was my doing a Sky+ reset that made the loss of 12129v manifest - it seems that the box will work OK until this is done.
 

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ASTRA 2F launched last night. It will arrive close to its initial testing position in two weeks when it will be handed over to SES. Testing will take at least a week and the satellite will then move to its broadcasting position at 28.2E. We should then quickly see some changes with ASTRA 1N and ASTRA 2A being the first satellites expected to switch over.

Whilst it is anticipated that channels currently on 1N will become harder to receive (but by no means a certainty) the channels currently on 2A North beam should become easier to receive in southern Spain and the Canary Islands. If the 2A transponder which transmits the EPG information (11.778 V) moves to the 2F pan-european beam then this should open up the full 7-day EPG, series links and On-Demand to Sky+ HD boxes in these areas.
 

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Where can I find the 2F footprint?
Carole.
 

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We don't really know for sure what the Footprint will be in practice: There is still much speculation as only one narrow beam Transponder is operating at present.

Lots of 2F Threads in use!
 

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They're in here http://www.satellites.co.uk/forums/606-satellite-footprint-library/

But if you mean one for how the new satellite will really affect reception in Europe then that's a work in progress and very, very speculative at the moment as there's only one frequency currently transmitting.

EDIT - Drat, one minute too slow!
 
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