The weather can seriously affect satellite reception, rain. This may not be correct. The PF 1.8 m dish is optimized towards Astra 2F so maybe I could get a little stronger signal if I fine tune the dish towards Astra 2E. **************************************************. Listed below are reception reports for the Astra 2E satellite positioned at 28.2° East. Funny thing is the Channel 5 channels are now available, i had lost these until now. Part of the data stream is used solely to correct errors in the downlink stream from the satellite. Unplug the TV (or receiver) from the mains. It is functionally equivalent to C/N and is related to C/N by the following formula: C/N = Eb/No + 10.log(R) + 10.log(B), where R is the transmitted information rate (bit/s) and B is the noise bandwidth (Hz). At around 10.40 to 10.50 CET, signals from Astra satellites at 28.2º east will be lost completely as they move in front of the sun. The satmeter shows no response to this, so I had contact with daughter next to the TV via mobile phone and hey presto, I got the signal up to 83/33 on SD and 83/23 on HD. This determines if the signal being sent is being correctly received without errors. ... 16th August 2019. 1.5 m prime focus ally dish with a few buckles in it, GT Sat single LNB ( 5 years old) and about 35m feed cable to the TV. Reception Quality – Freesat Channels all: Very good, some deterioration in heavy rain. Choose your location on the map; That's it! The Astra 2E satellite is copositioned at 28.2° East along with Astra 2F, the satellite is used by the main British public service broadcasters, the BBC, ITV and Channel 4. Most commercial satellite dishes have a certain amount of skew built in, the LNB will appear to be lopsided. Report from Los Alcazares, Murcia – 3 dishes, 1.25 x 1.37 offset dish – Most SD channels, No E4, no BBC 1 & 2 HD, 1.6 x 1.5m offset dish – All channels SD & HD 24/7. The difference between FEC 2/3 and FEC 9/10 is that an extra 4.5dB ES/No is required to stay above the threshold. Dishes are usually sized by their diameter, so size can be confusing if you are not comparing dishes of the same shape. The most common Symbol Rates used for British TV and radio are 22000 and 27500, BBC HD channels use an SR of 23000, while Sky HD tend to use 29500. Esittely/FAQ Määrittele oma profiilisi Viimeiset päivitykset (News) [+] Viimeiset lisäykset/muutokset [-] Viimeiset poistuneet Viimeiset päivitykset (News, Vapaa) Viimeiset päivitykset (News, Hotbird 13°E) Viimeiset päivitykset (News, Astra 19,2°E) Satelliittiluettelo Vastaanottoraportit Väliaikaisesti FTA kanavia (159) Kanavaluettelo Paketit Bigger dish not an option. Service 30805. I get 24h reception of 2E on a 1.8m Channel Master and Inverto Black Ultra LNB. You need to be on Astra 2, Freesat, sky and many more are on Astra 2. The sun radiates strongly across the entire spectrum, including the microwave frequencies used to communicate with satellites (C-band, Ku band, and Ka-band), so the sun swamps the signal from the satellite. What I now have to decide is to go straight for a Channelmaster 180 or give a Invacom quad with a Channelmaster feedhorn a try first. Peter should soon fill us in anyway and his usually very accurate. The international version is shown as free-to-air on Astra 1L at 19.2° east. This is related to CNR, but usually is only applied to analogue signals. This distortion will interfere with the reception of your signals. Reception report frtom just acrosss the water from you. A larger dish is required at this location for reliable reception. A few droplets of rain on the LNB can reduce the strength and quality of signals significantly, this is a major problem when receiving weaker signals. All of the BBC’s  domestic radio stations which are on satellite, use Astra 2E. Although it may seem just like another addition to the tracks of a hackathon, its upside potential is virtually unlimited. The satellite appears to be tilted as viewed from Earth, this means the LNB has to be tilted to a similar angle so that it matches the geometry position of the satellite. longitude i.e. :DSimilar trial in October 2013 in same location but better weather for historical comparison purposes: Channel 5 (Astra 2F) and BBC (Astra 1N) Channels Strength 51-80% Quality 51-28%; Lock quickly found with good reception. It selects, as its estimate of what was actually transmitted, that point on the constellation diagram which is closest (in a Euclidean distance sense) to that of the received symbol. Listed below are reception reports for the Astra 2E satellite positioned at 28.2° East. I have fitted a new LMB just in case. Effective Isotropic Radiated Power means the power levels that would be received at any location if an antenna were radiating equally in all directions. Symbol Rate (SR) is the number of symbol changes (waveform changes or signalling events) made to the transmission medium per second using a digitally modulated signal. In a more abstract sense, it represents the possible symbols that may be selected by a given modulation scheme as points in the complex plane. NID 1 $ encrypted. Recent Posts. Opel is currently pushing its X crossover and SUV range, wanting to profit from a bullish market, but things are not as good in the compact segment, where the German automaker risks losing the third position in European sales to Ford Focus, because of lackluster performance of its Astra (-14% in 2017 compared with 2017).. Along with other conventional tracks, CUBESAT forms a major part of our hackathon. Lost BBC News and all HD channels except Channel 4 and BBC News, also can get some plus 1s but not the original channel. BBC World News Europe HD is available free-to-air on satellite Astra 19.2° East (same satellite as Austrian and German channels). All channels now watchable without any drop outs, even in the light rain and heavy cloud we had today.My position is in S Villie, Rydsgård, about 15 km from the south Swedish coast and about 50 km east of Malmö. The Signal Quality reading on the receiver is displaying the receiver Bit Error Rate (BER) from the satellite – and how much, or how little error correction is taking place. It will lock on to other satellites. In areas where the signal is strong, skew is not such an issue, once outside the main reception area as with Astra 2D overseas, skew becomes important The LNB is locked in place by either a screw or a nut. BritBox launches in Australia 23rd November 2020; TNT launches on Freeview 19th November 2020; POP Player launches on Freeview Play 17th November 2020; Successful entry into service of Eutelsat Konnect Satellite 16th November 2020; Talia adds Ka-band spot beam covering the Levant Region 12th November 2020 It is a measure of how “good” the signal is and how “easy” it will be to demodulate the transmitted information. Signal strength is just an indication of how strong the received signal is. The green line indicates the direction of the satellite with respect to your location! A constellation diagram is a representation of a signal modulated by a digital modulation scheme such as quadrature amplitude modulation or phase-shift keying. Keep the cable dry and above ground level, never place it underground unless it is placed and protected by waterproof piping. Yesterday evening i had all channels with ca. The higher the signal quality reading on the receiver,  the lower the Bit Error Rate. Russian and Ukrainian channels. A good quality satellite receiver should have a low threshold, this is an important factor in receiving weak signals. A FEC of 2/3 means that every third bit of data is used to correct errors in the previous two bits. Sky channels on the three Europe beams are stronger than before in most of the continent, though there have been exceptions, such as in the eastern Mediterranean. Channel 5 uses the Astra 2F satellite, as  do some services from the BBC, ITV and Channel 4. By representing a transmitted symbol as a complex number and modulating a cosine and sine carrier signal with the real and imaginary parts (respectively), the symbol can be sent with two carriers on the same frequency. Therefore, a 37 dBw EIRP reading means that a perfect antenna would direct 37 dBw or 5012 watts per square meter in all directions. They are placed here to match the rotation of the earth. Measured constellation diagrams can be used to recognize the type of interference and distortion in a signal. DVB-S2, 8-psk, FEC: 4/5, C/N at QEF: 7,9 Dish size is paramount in the reception of weak signals outside intended reception areas. Ku-band transponders having a total power of 50 watts have EIRPs as high as 48 or 49 dBw when this power is directed into a tightly focused spotbeam. Receiver: TBS6925 (Single DVB-S/S2) & TBS6985 (Quad DVB-S/S2). Upon reception of the signal, the demodulator examines the received symbol, which may have been corrupted by the channel or the receiver (e.g. ks/s is 1000 symbols / second. Optimum NF is probably in the middle of the band 10.7-12.75 GHz. Temporary Obstruction of Satellite Dish – Scaffold etc DVB-S2, 8-psk, FEC: 5/6, C/N at QEF: 9,4 The Astra 2E satellite is copositioned at 28.2° East along with Astra 2F, the satellite is used by the main British public service broadcasters, the BBC, ITV and Channel 4. Sky Digital: New frequency for BoxNation: 11081.00MHz, pol.H (DVB-S SR:22000 FEC:5/6 SID:50301 PID:2305/2306 English- VideoGuard). So an initial impression is that 2E is coming in more consistently than 2F. M.COMEDIA HD. All BBC, ITV & all C4 gone as of this morning. This is the signal strength of the Intermediate Frequency (IF) output from the LNB. Always use the highest quality cable, damaged or poor quality coaxial cable will reduce the signal levels delivered to the receiver, causing lower or loss of signal. Low signal strength readings can be an indication that there is a problem between the LNB and the receiver, this could be caused by defective connectors or cable. for QPSK there are 2 bits per symbol so Es/No = Eb/No + 10.log). Channels are broadcast using DVB-S and DVB-S2. LNB: Inverto Quad, ChannelMaster feed horn. Poor signal, a larger dish is required at this location. Receiver: Humax FOXSAT-HD & Bush BFSAT02SD. To let the demodulator in the receiver work effectively, the gain at all frequencies, should be the same. The Freesat electronic programme guide is broadcast from the Eutelsat 28A satellite situated at 28.5° east. In most cases, signal strength is always strong – around 90 to 100 percent. Quasi Error Free (QEF) The point where the signal quality is enough to give stable reception, a level of errors that is defined as the “threshold” of where the system is working and where it is not. Rotate it one way or the other until the signal quality is maximised. The Magicsat has stopped locking on to Astra 28,2E. Launched in 1988, Astra 1A was the first satellite in the Astra 19.2°E group. In the case of Astra, the polarisation is linear, so rotational adjustment amount of the feed system is required. History. Over all seams Astra 2E signal about 2 dB weaker than Astra 2F UK Spot beam. The UK Spot beam provides maximum signal (for 45 cm dishes) over the UK and Ireland with a sharp roll-off of signal level outside this region. At Ku band, the detectors are rated at manufacture to about 40K which converts to a figure of 0.5 dB. Also, a diagram of the ideal positions, signal space diagram, in a modulation scheme can be called a constellation diagram. A larger dish is required for reliable reception at this location. The reason that a transponder having rather limited power, typically in the 8 to 150 watts range, can apparently have such a high EIRP stems from the fact that this power is not radiated equally in all directions and is concentrated in a narrow beam (Spotbeam) aimed at the earth below. No lock at all, before I had 60% on 2F with my 80cm dish. It is less efficient, with not so much data available to transmit the picture. All Sky channels still giving at least 80% signal strength & 90 quality. Currently, most UK PSBs use a FEC of 5/6, which is not very robust in fringe areas. It seems 150cm to 180cm is the minimum size of dish required as was the case in Astra 2D days here in west Sweden. The constellation diagram allows a straightforward visualization of this process — imagine the received symbol as an arbitrary point in the I-Q plane and then decide that the transmitted symbol is whichever constellation point is closest to it. Modualtion and SR change from DVB-S2 QPSK 27500 to DVB-S2 8PSK 30000. Viewers within the central footprint in the British Isles and nearby Europe should not be affected, those in fringe areas will lose the signals from Astra 2E, Astra 2F and Eutelsat 28A. To Sky or not to Sky at 60 odd quid a month, that is the question. At around 10.40 to 10.50 CET, signals from Astra satellites at 28.2º east will be lost completely as they move in front of the sun. Forward Error Correction (FEC) is a technique used for controlling errors in data transmission, FEC is accomplished by adding redundancy to the transmitted information using a predetermined algorithm. With my 180 cm dish I get a good reception margin that can handle poor weather conditions. The result is therefore a slightly pixelating picture that probably is going to get worse in the day with the normal pattern of the footprint. It displays the signal as a two-dimensional scatter diagram in the complex plane at symbol sampling instants. Astra plans to launch its two-stage, 38-foot-tall (12 meters) Rocket 3.2 from the Pacific Spaceport Complex on Alaska's Kodiak Island between Dec. 7 and Dec. 18. Skew refers to the angle of the LNB relative to the rest of the dish, you are maximising the gain of the LNB. Introduction / FAQ Define your Profile Most recent updates (News) [+] Most recent additions / changes [-] Most recent removals Most recent updates (News, Clear) Most recent updates (News, Hotbird 13°E) Most recent updates (News, Astra 19,2°E) Satellite Directory Reception Reports Temporarily Free To Air (159) Channel Directory Packages English - Sky Digital - MTV Networks - BBC - Freesat I have tried to find the free german channels from ASTRA 19.2 E om my KDL-46W905A, but I have had no luck until now. A sun outage, sun transit or sun fade is an interruption in or distortion of geostationary satellite signals caused by interference from solar radiation. This principle of using two independently modulated carriers is the foundation of quadrature modulation. Lund, Sweden 1,5 – 1,6 m dish in central Lund. ALQUILER HD. Later today I am going to setup the Technomate 5402 HD with a TV on the roof and see if I can tweak a bit more signal quality out of the scew and “long neck” adjustment. clouds, hail and snow can block or reduce the signals. Signal quality readings are usually between 60 to 80% and will provide good quality picture and sound, corresponding to a low Bit error rate. Loosen it and the LNB will rotate in its housing. Located in Motala (between Stockholm and Gothenburg) I can say there is no big difference when I compare 2E and 2F regarding the UK beam. Used the satellite finder supplied to find the Astra 19.2 satellite, which is facing south, 9 degrees to the right of where the 28.2 dish is pointing, is was easy to find. The first component in the chain would be the detector circuit and on a Universal LNB this would be a pin diode. Low signal strength readings can be an indication that there is a problem between the LNB and the receiver, this could be caused by defective connectors or cable. Even if the receiver itself can handle a massive amount of signal, there can be problems within the LNB itself when large amounts of amplification are employed. When it comes to the PE beam 2E is a little bit stronger than 2F. Use a high-quality dish, size is not everything, some smaller quality dishes such as ChannelMaster, will provide better reception than larger cheaper dishes. Freesat broadcasts from the same fleet of satellites (Astra 2A, Astra 2F, Astra 1N (soon to be replaced by Astra 2E) at 28.2°E and Eutelsat 28A) as Sky. additive white Gaussian noise, distortion, phase noise or interference). 2. Service 30803. Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP) is derived from the word isotropic which means equal in all directions. Reasonable reception, a larger dish would give better reception at this location. LALIGATV BAR. The real and imaginary axes are often called the in-phase, or I-axis, and the quadrature, or Q-axis, respectively. Location Santiago de Compostela, Nortside of city with uninterupted view to horizon. Steady signal all day.But what about tonight??? DVB-S2, 8-psk, FEC: 3/5, C/N at QEF: 5,5 Reception of all Astra 2E UK spotbeam channels. In the case where the modulation scheme transmits 1 bit per symbol (e.g. At first sight, the highest gain you can get would be the obvious thing to look for; however that is not the only criterion when it comes to LNBs. Theoretically, the lowest noise figure obtainable from any device is limited by any components in the signal chain with the highest thermal noise. When you have a large dish looking at high power satellites, the gain can be so high that the receiver is overloaded with signals. This enables channels to be broadcast free-to-air, with reception effectively constrained to the British Isles, it is used to provide channels to both the Freesat and Sky satellite platforms. WEATHER – CLEAR -5c, I checked at 0800 CET today and BBC One HD was not available, but BBC1 London was okay with 65/70 Strength/Quality. SEDS-VIT (Students for the Exploration and Development of Space) brings the first satellite development-based hackathon of India - Astra. Please remember these are localised reports, reception may vary at your location. Available on iOS and Android the free app, called ASTRA Instalación Parábola, aims to increase the usage of the Astra 19,2° East orbital position with hundreds of FTA channels. Basically you need: • A satellite dish antenna pointed at Astra 19.2° Est • An (at least) HD satellite receiver (it can be an external set-top box or a built-in television tuner) Sky Digital: BoxNation has left 11344.00MHz, pol.H (DVB-S SID:53205 PID:2326/2327), it is no longer transmitted by satellite in Europe.. Astra 2G, 28.2°E. Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP). They are often referred to as quadrature carriers. The BBC, ITV and Channel 4 all use this satellite to broadcast their channels. DVB-S, QPSK, FEC: 3/4, C/N at QEF: 6,5 n most cases, signal strength is always strong – around 90 to 100 percent. 27 March 2020. S: 85-86, Q: 87-88 at 2F and S: 85-86 and Q: 88-89 at 2E. Viewers within the central footprint in the British Isles and nearby Europe should not be affected, those in fringe areas will lose the signals from Astra 2E, Astra 2F and Eutelsat 28A. I’ve also tested to receive Astra 2E with a 100 cm Nokia offset dish which works fine for the horizontal transponders but not for the vertical ones. In the northern hemisphere, sun outages occur before the March equinox (February, March) and after the September equinox (September and October). Belgium is inside the official Astra 2E footprint. If it looks like the problem is with the highest frequencies in the cable, starting at 2150 MHz and back downwards, try a new cable. My current setup is a Gibertini 150, Inverto Black Ultra and a Pace 2600. Listed below are reception reports for the Astra 2E satellite positioned at 28.2° East. Introduction / FAQ Define your Profile Most recent updates (News) [+] Most recent additions / changes [-] Most recent removals Most recent updates (News, Clear) Most recent updates (News, Hotbird 13°E) Most recent updates (News, Astra 19,2°E) Satellite Directory Reception Reports Temporarily Free To Air (146) Channel Directory Packages English - Sky Digital - MTV Networks - BBC - Freesat See the Astra 2F Reception Reports Map. This could be the difference between a good watchable picture or poor reception. Astra is the brand name for a number of geostationary communication satellites, both individually and as a group, which are owned and operated by SES S.A., a global satellite operator based in Betzdorf, in eastern Luxembourg.The name is also used to describe the pan-European broadcasting system provided by these satellites, the channels carried on them, and even the reception equipment. Have fine tuned dish but to no avail, cannot get slightest signal when trying to tune to a BBC or ITV channel. Problem tuning second satellite (astra 1) to XF85 sony bravia TV Hi, We recently go a 49 inch XF85 tv for our newly built house here in Ireland and are having trouble tuning in the second satellite feed to pick up the german channels. Presently the LNB, DVB-S2, 8-psk, FEC: 8/9, C/N at QEF: 10,7. Low signal quality readings can result from many factors, improper dish alignment, old or poor quality LNBs and low quality or damaged coaxial cable. If anything it has improved, as I can now can use Planner at all times, where as before only in the morning for about 1 hour. The receiver should operate with signals up to 100%. BBC 1 West Midlands & BBC2 Wales work ok. The degree of tilt varies depending on both your location and on which satellite you want to receive. Equal in all directions 2/3 to 23 MS/s 3/4 signals and distortion in a modulation scheme transmits bit. 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