Italy – Astra 2E reception

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  • #4088

    Anonymous

    Good evening, from Rivarolo Canavese Turin, I can hook up all the freesat channels including HD channels, these are truly the limit considering that today is a beautiful day with no clouds.
    My hw is fairly trivial, 80cm Triax dish and a Humax LNB 0.1.
    The 2E signal appears to be less than that of 2f present despite a better quality whereas no errors until just does not reach the limit and then to raise the mistakes, but at the same time the image is no longer perceptible pixels and shadows green.

    I hope that a little ‘more than being sprayed from the second signal so as not to force me to change dish and lnb.

    Wait and See.

    #4096

    jimimaseye
    Member

    Milanville (or there abouts) and as of 9am on 6th (the morning of the big 1N to 2E changeover off BBC channels) my report is as follows:

    PHEW!!!!

    BBC1, 2 – check!
    RB1 and 2 – check!
    ITV1+1 – check! (but this is on 2F anyway, I dont think the 1N transmission has come across yet – 10758 V 22 5/6)

    Im looking at my old fashioned screen based signal meter for 2F and 2E and read as follows (selected channels):

    S & Q 70, 90 – 2F for 11126 V (4/seven)
    S & Q 70, 90 – 2F for 11052 H (ITV 1 my region)

    S & Q 80, 90 – 2E for 10788 V (BBC1 my region)
    S & Q 80, 90 – 2E for 10818 V (BBC3)

    So for ME, it seems the 2E signal is slightly stronger than 2F. Good news!

    #4109

    Anonymous

    Hi Guys,

    Down further a bit here in Northern Tuscany I have lost all BBC which is not surprising as I couldnt get CH5 since the changeover to 2F on my 1.2m dish. I have read reports on satellites.uk in Bologna that he has lost BBC reception with a 1.5m dish. I was hoping that a 1.8m might solve my problems but now I doubt it.
    Any more reports would be good,
    Cheers,
    Luniman.

    #4113

    Anonymous

    certain that with my usual optimism a bit ‘signal plus I would have expected …
    I’ll try to make slight changes to my dish to see if I can recover some db love bbc hd channels, so I would have a minimum signal more …

    #4136

    Anonymous

    genoa calling.. as i write bbc 1 2 3 4 all gone on hd. bbc 1 2 picking up at 50% with picture breakup on the regional channels. itv, c4, c5 still ok.
    dish is 1m and 11 yrs old changed as was the LNB which i changed a few months back as it died of old age!
    I’m thinking I’ll be needing a 1.8m dish with an Inverto, luckily I’m on rooftop apartment so I can put what dish I like!

    #4138

    Maverick
    Member

    No spot beam reception here,2E or 2F.Good PE beam reception S92 Q 85.

    #4141

    Anonymous

    comincio a perdere bbc1 hd segnale debole qualche squadrettamento…Mannaggia!!!

    #4145

    jimimaseye
    Member

    22:00 All 2E BBC SD channels functioning beautifully, as well as my ITV, 4/seven and Ch5 suite on 2F. (I dont have an HD box)

    #4177

    Anonymous

    Lucca northern Tuscany. 1.5 m irte dish. used to get ch5 on 2f in the mornings. That has now gone as well as all bbc chs

    #4310

    Anonymous

    Credo proprio che non sia più sufficiente una parabola da 80 cm per i canali in Hd della bbc.
    Aspetterò un paio di settimane poi upgrade a gibertini 100, dovrebbe bastare.

    #4331

    jimimaseye
    Member

    Nope, no idea. Anyone know what he said?

    #4363

    Anonymous

    Jim, something like “I believe that it is no longer sufficient for a 80 cm dish for the bbc channels in HD.
    I’ll wait a couple of weeks and then upgrade to Gibertini 100 should suffice.” I think I would err on the side of 1.2, Ricardo!

    The question I would like a answer to is what size dish will I need now, I was banking on a 1.8m, but I dont think that is going to do it. 2.4m is beyond my pocket so it looks like IPTV for me, no my first option though.

    #4364

    Anonymous

    yes luniman jimimaseye,
    I tried to correct my 80 cm dish to see if I could gain a few db, but at the moment I have only worsened the situation, I think I’m already at the limit, any attempt I do not think I need only a parable by 80 to get a signal constant day and night.

    #4383

    jimimaseye
    Member

    I am just up the road to the right on a 1metre dish, Riccardo, and I have no problems really. Im sure that a 1 or 1.1 minimum would suffice for you (if set up and tweaked correctly).

    #4389

    Phil
    Member

    Hi Guys so the state of play here north of Milano signal from 2E and 2F some hd and sd channels i am using a 80cm dish soon to upgrade to 1mtr dish plus new lnb which seems to me will be an Inverto black, been waiting so long to see what signal 2e will provide.
    with a 80cm dish i didnt expect to recieve many channels but am a liitle surprised of what i can recieve and also weather permitting. we seem to be lucky here Northwest of Italy with the signal.

    #4391

    jimimaseye
    Member

    Hi Phil, I am in East Milan, with a 1metre dish, and an Inverto BU, and have very clear signals without problems (Italian/Alp rain permitting). Out of interest what dish and where from (are you going to)?

    #4396

    Anonymous

    Hello Guys good news, I managed after 2 hours of fine tuning to increase by a few dB signal level of 2e and 2f, at this point I’m very optimistic that I will not need to replace my 80-cm dish should I just wait a day rain to see how degraded. Now all the hd channels are stable but not very strong with a good signal that does not create problems of any kind.
    Today the weather here is a bit ‘cloudy but no rain yet so we wait as the situation evolves even once you begin to move 1n.

    #4399

    jimimaseye
    Member

    Glad to hear it Riccardo. I think many people would fine gains if they make minute adjustments. Ive found these LNBS and positionings of dishes SO sensitive (given the object they are pointing to is 35000 km in the air and only the size of a car.) Single millimetres and make a huge difference, especially out here in the sticks (one for the english there. 🙂 )

    #4403

    Phil
    Member

    Hi Jim well i’m hoping to buy a 1mtr Fracarro from a place called comoli ferrari in cernusco lombardone this is where Dereck brought his Fracarro dish from, plus also there is a satellite shop on the way to Como i past some two weeks ago i thought i try there first. Mmmmm food for thought seeing what Riccardo has done might try that tomorrow dish is on the roof and if a nice day,

    #4407

    Anonymous

    Hello Phil advise you if it is possible to have something near you to see what you do on the roof, the changes are so minimal that even the satfinder is hard to perceive, would be a great mini tv decoder with the signal levels, or one sat instrument.
    Good luck.

    Jim sorry but I do not understand this: especially out here in the sticks (one for the Inglese there.)

    #4410

    jimimaseye
    Member

    “out here in the sticks (one for the Inglese there.)”

    it means being somewhere remote, in the country. ie, out here in a remote place. 🙂

    Edit:
    http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/in-the-sticks.html
    http://www.usingenglish.com/reference/idioms/out+in+the+sticks.html

    #4411

    Phil
    Member

    Cheers Riccardo will try first of just a gentle movement of the dish to see if there is a slight change,
    Sorry you dont understand the humour you are correct it’s English just love those little puns, liked the one of Pauls a few days ago FUCK OFF he wrote in the forum this word CUTS THE MUSTARD no messing about straight to the point. anyway will let you now of my progress

    #4412

    jimimaseye
    Member

    You could say, Phil, that with pauls comment he PULLED NO PUNCHES. 🙂

    #4416

    Anonymous

    Ok Jim thanks for the explanation. You’re right Phil, in fact I could not understand what he meant Paul, ahahahahahaha yes, my English is very little, but i like to follow the British broadcasting content that are quite different than our poor Rai that the quality of images in documentaries and landscapes of the united kingdom are fabulous…

    #4418

    jimimaseye
    Member

    (By the way, Phil, since Pauls ‘direct’ insdtruction to IPTV, he doesnt seemt o have posted again. It seems to have done the trick.)

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