No BBC & ITV in Larnaca

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Hello gurus,

Some neigbours in my apartment block in Larnaca have just had a 3.3m dish installed with Sky digibox and viewing card BUT they cannot receive BBC or ITV, only the usual sky rubbish !

When these channels are selected the box responds with 'no satellite signal'.

As the installer informed them they would need a 4.2m dish to receive BBC/ITV they have accepted this situation.

I however was hoping to hook into their dish but don't want want to splash out unless BBC/ITV are available.

Can anyone offer any advise as to why they can receive sky but not bbc / itv ?

regards
 

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pbs_uk said:
Hello gurus,

Some neigbours in my apartment block in Larnaca have just had a 3.3m dish installed with Sky digibox and viewing card BUT they cannot receive BBC or ITV, only the usual sky rubbish !

When these channels are selected the box responds with 'no satellite signal'.

As the installer informed them they would need a 4.2m dish to receive BBC/ITV they have accepted this situation.

I however was hoping to hook into their dish but don't want want to splash out unless BBC/ITV are available.

Can anyone offer any advise as to why they can receive sky but not bbc / itv ?

regards
I'd appreciate it if you would post a picture of the front and rear of the dish....I have not heard of a 3.3m dish before and I think the installer may be exaggerating the dish size somewhat. He is of course correct about the dish size for BBC being 4.2m. However IF it is a 3.3m then with a good quality reciver such as the Pace BskyB 2600C1 then BBC should be available for at least half the day (at a guess)

Cheers

Nick
 

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pbs_uk said:
Can anyone offer any advise as to why they can receive sky but not bbc / itv ?
Because they are transmitted from different satellites..
BBC/ITV happens to be on Astra 2D which has a tight spot beam on UK...thats why 4m+ dish is required for trouble free reception of BBC/ITV channels in Cyprus..
Majotity of SKY channels can be viewed with a 2.3m
 
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#4
Hi Iceman.
First time I have had a chance to thank you for meeting me in Kapparis.
I am currently waiting for a quote for moving the two solar panels. I should have this on the 11th Aug so will be in touch then.
Anyway I really want to get my head round something that is bugging me regarding certain chanells. The 4.2 mtr dish pulls in BBC and ITV on 2D really well. But why is is I struggle to get chanells on the so called fixed beam ?
The chanells I am refering to are listed below.


Zone Reality UK 9532 2318 2319 E

Shop Vector Plus 9533 2322 2323 E

Gems TV UK 9534 2325 2326 E

Record Internacional Europa 9535 2343 2344 P

TV Warehouse Select 9536 2327 2328 E

TV Warehouse 9537 2329 2330 E

Vector 24/7 9538 2353 2354 E

JML Extra 9539 2331 2332 E

Price Crash 9541 2333 2334 E

Life TV (UK) 9542 2316 2317 E

Panjab Radio 9543 2336

Liberty Radio 9546 2337 E

Akash Radio 9547 2338

Sukh Sagar Radio 9548 2339 Pun

Choice FM 9549 2315 E

UCB UK 9551 2305 E

UCB Inspirational 9552 2306 E

UCB Bible 9553 2307 E

UCB Talk 9554 2308 E

Solar Radio 9557 2340 E

XFM 104.9 9559 2311 E

Capital 95.8 9560 2312 E

Capital Gold 1548 9561 2310 E

Asian Gold Radio 9563 2341

Kismat Radio 9566 2342 E

TheJazz 9568 2313 E

Classic FM UK 9570 2347 E

Fun Radio (UK) 9571 2348 E

Planet Rock 9575 2352

This are on the stronger fixed Beam yet I am not able to recieve them.
If 2D is a spot beam surely this should be stronger ?
Can anyone explain.
I listen to Heart Radio on 2D but cant get Capital FM on what is supposed to be a stronger signal.
Regards
Essex Boy
 

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The fact is,we can only receive the horizontal frequencies from 2D.
My guess is the channels you list are vertical frequencies.
Ps what are those numbers after the channels in your list?
 

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#7
No one watches those TV channels on Eurobird F2, but Solar Radio is one of the best radio stations on Astra, essential listening for any soul boys and girls out there (also on the internet on 128k stream)
 
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Hi Chaps
These chanells are on Eurobird 1.
Are we saying nobody watches them because we cant recieve them ? or that just there not deemed popular?
Looking at the list of radio stations on them there is some real good stations.
Capital Gold and Radio Caroline are channels that I would have hoped to pick up.
So in effect there is no way I can get these ?
Capital Gold is on a Vertical channel on the fixed beam along with Radio Caroline?
The numbers down the side of my original mail were the audio frequencies.
Any solutions would be greatly recieved.
Regards
Essex Boy.
 

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Well, you got the big dish,so what you get is what you get. Whatever channel says "no signal" means no one can get it in Cyprus.
We used to get most of the radio channels but then they did a swap around with the frequencies and they disappeared.The only good news was radio 1 and 3 came back on a strong signal.
 

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#10
Essex Boy in Cyprus said:
Hi Chaps
These chanells are on Eurobird 1.
Are we saying nobody watches them because we cant recieve them ?
Thats correct....No one receives the signal for them.
 

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@ PBS_UK.
Which part of Larnaca ? I would have thought you could get some BBC/ITV during the day at least.But I remember some 3.3m not working good even in Limassol because of a design fault.Is it a beige 2 piece dish?
 
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