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Mike Williams
Friday 5 July 2013 6:05AM

When does the satellite footprint over Europechange in 2012? how can I maintain my freeview channels and retrieve Channel 5?

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Mike Williams
Friday 5 July 2013 6:05AM

When does the satellite footprint over Europechange in 2012? how can I maintain my freeview channels and retrieve Channel 5?

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Channel 5 is now on 10964MHz Horizontal DVB-S 22000-5/6 .

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Friday 5 July 2013 4:41PM

Mike Williams
It's worth pointing out that Freeview is not on any satellite so any change of footprint will not affect Freeview. FreeSat on the other hand is transmitted from a satellite at roughly the same orbital position as the Sky satellites.
Worth alos pointing out that to change the footprint of a satellite transmission will require physically moving the transmitting dish or the feedhorn, both mounted on the satellite some 39000 km above the Equator. AFAIK, the transmitting dish and feedhorn are not designed to be movable, not even by remote commands.
I'm not a user of Freesat, so I'm not sure whether there has been a change of frequency or transponder used for Channel 5, as I suspect from what Briantist says, perhaps other can enlighten us.

Briantist
Friday 5 July 2013 7:15PM

Mike Williams: Just to add to MikeP above.

The satellites are all in the same orbital position, but some have a "UK beam" which is harder to receive outside the target area.

So, what you need is not to reposition the dish, but to get a much larger dish. Depending on where you are, you might need a 2 meter dish - or larger.

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Martin Walker
Wednesday 23 July 2014 8:59PM

As I write there is a news presenter (don't know his name) at 9pm trying to talk about the opening of the Commonwealth Games on BBC News 24.
He is about as exciting as a snail walking down the pavement.
I really am non-critical person and hopefully he is fine with serious news but to have him as link man for a big event like the games was very short-sighted.

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