Help Needed in Corsica with BBC 1, 2 etc

RoyR

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#1
Hello Everyone,:-wave

I'm a newbie to this forum so PLEASE be patient with me ....PLEASEEEEEEEEEEE .

My problem is that I can only get BBC 1, 2 & BBC Northern Ireland(ex pat =)) ) from around 11.00/11.30 am and I start to lose these channels at around 18.00/18.30 pm ( GMT+2)

I have no SKY card so therefor I only view the FTA channels, I have NO PROBLEMS getting Sky News, CNN , Euronews etc.

Here are my "set up" details .......
Location - Corsica
Digibox - Panasonic -TU-SDB40
Dish Size -1Mt
Dish Angle - 38° (approx)
LNB - Advanced Universal LNB BS-155A, Frequency 10.70 to 12.75 .... Low 9.75 to 10.60 GHZ ( details supplied from the makers label)
Signal Test details .... Signal Strength 70% Signal Quality 90%
Default Transponder - 11.775 V ... Symbol Rate 27.5 .... FEC 2/3

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated , many thanks in advance

RoyR
 

Analoguesat

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#2
Welcome to the forum!

You need to get a bigger dish. These channels are broadcast off Astra 2D which has a footprint spotted onto northwestern Europe.
 

RoyR

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#3
Many thanks Analoguesat for your advice regarding fitting a bigger dish , I had looked already at the Astra footprints and perhaps I'm wrong, but I seemed to fall well within the 1 mt dish range.

But perhaps these footprint examples are not very accurate ? and only to be used as a rough guide .

As I have never read any reports regarding satellite reception in Corsica on any of the forums that I have visited, I was wondering if there was anyone on the forum who has any experience of getting BBC 1, 2 etc in Corsica or knows someone living in Corsica who can receive these channels without any problems ??????

Many Thanks ... RoyR
 

Analoguesat

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Astra 2D (the satellite carrying the BBC ITV etc) is a funny bird, there are pockets of good reception and pockets of very poor reception.

Looks like you need a 1.5m dish in Corsica though:

http://www.satcure.co.uk/2d/
 

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