Improved Reception Astra 2D

dave branson

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On Friday,my reception of BBC improved dramatically,it lasted till midnight(Horiz Trans)from memory it did this last year,must be something to do with repositioning of the Satellite,has anyone else noticed this?
 

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here in cyprus i noticed that reception from 2200 until 0100 is possible .before one month this was not possible
 

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dave branson said:
On Friday,my reception of BBC improved dramatically,it lasted till midnight(Horiz Trans)from memory it did this last year,must be something to do with repositioning of the Satellite,has anyone else noticed this?
Ciao, i have notice a power reduction on some frequency of 2a north beam..but only for Horizontal polarity... i need to remove the skew...every time during this time change someting on this satellites ...!!!!!!!!! No astra 2d for me (3 mt dish central italy)
 

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#4
2D is much, much better today- I have never seen it as strong as this in 18 months I've had this dish installed.
Don't forget this week is sun outage week- when the sun is directly behind the satellite on the 10th. Do SES have the ability to turn up the power?
 

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snap said:
2D is much, much better today- I have never seen it as strong as this in 18 months I've had this dish installed.
Don't forget this week is sun outage week- when the sun is directly behind the satellite on the 10th. Do SES have the ability to turn up the power?
Yes it seems to be better.I think this happens this time every year as the sun is now going below the equator line.i dont think they turn up the power but that the satellites move a bit following the sun;s position for the solar power so the footprint might move a bit also,to our advantage.Anyway thats my theory,correct me if i'm wrong.
 

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What ever it does,its much better,i was getting a fixed picture on the Horiz
transponders all last evening and it was p- ing down with rain.
 

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I would appreciate it if sb explain (in simple words) what fringe reception is.
 

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mohsen643 said:
I would appreciate it if sb explain (in simple words) what fringe reception is.
As i understand it,it means receiving a signal outside the official footprint of the reception area.
 

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My bbc/itv works all night but bad break up in morning except anglia,around 9am.
 
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Have noticed some pixelation of ITV channels in Early mornings,, and yesterday complete loss of all but SKy News at about 1100 GMT
 

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Have noticed some pixelation of ITV channels in Early mornings,, and yesterday complete loss of all but SKy News at about 1100 GMT
You have probably hit sun outage time!
For about ten minutes the sun is directly behind the satellite and will blot out all Astra 2D signals in your location.
Check your clock though- it will be around 11.40 am local time. It could be something else, such as a thundercloud.
Sun outage calculator: http://www.satellite-calculations.com/SUNcalc/SUNcalc.htm
Also useful to find satellites and to check you have an unobstructed view of them.
 

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#12
Over here it started at 1.o'clock pm local time(2hours ahead of UK)
 
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