Free French Channels on Atlantic Bird 3

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I recently invested in a FS-4200 Digital Satellite Receiver and a 60cm dish for receiving free view French channels. I was able to tune into the signals from Atlantic Bird 3 for France 2, France 3, France 5, LCP and Arte but it is all scrambled! What do I need to do to unscramble these channels? I am a new comer to the interesting world of satellites and digital receivers - please help. :confused
 

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Scan frequencies 11591 V and 11512, 11607 V for the free to air channels.
 

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Mathew Abraham said:
I recently invested in a FS-4200 Digital Satellite Receiver and a 60cm dish for receiving free view French channels. I was able to tune into the signals from Atlantic Bird 3 for France 2, France 3, France 5, LCP and Arte but it is all scrambled! What do I need to do to unscramble these channels? I am a new comer to the interesting world of satellites and digital receivers - please help. :confused

Looking at these channels in Lyngsat
_http://www.lyngsat.com/ab3.html
There are two sets
11591 V FTA in digital on super beam
12564 V (France 2) and 12606 V (France 5 and Arte) in PAL on super beam.
If you can't open them, then you are probably looking at the PAL set (need analogue receiver), although I doubt if a digital receiver can show PAL encrypted channels in their channels list.
Let us know the frequencies of the unscrambled channels.
Try to scan for 11591 V with SR=20000 FEC=2/3 (if the receiver didn't catch them in your last scan).

Another possibility is that the digital channels are encrypted and that Lyngsat is not updated.
 

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The transponders I mention above host the free to air channels HB, have tested them this morning.
 

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I can second that. Lyngsat is not that up to date to be fair.

If you look at flysat, you will clearly see the info there :)

Although, have checked again and it shows them clear on 11591 V
tp KB4, must of missed them
 
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rolfw said:
Scan frequencies 11591 V and 11512, 11607 V for the free to air channels.

Thank you for the information. I finally managed to get the free view French Channels. The main problem was with my LNB. I changed it for a Universal LNB with low noise 0.3db, LO 9.75 / 10.6GHz. It cost UK£19.99 in my local Maplin. Then readjusted the dish - the signal from Atlantic Bird came in full strength. This time, I found free view France 2, 3, etc in the first search itself.

Thank you again for the excellent advice and support!

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