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Offline David Jackson

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BBC channels on camp TV system
« on: February 06, 2014, 01:05:19 PM »
As you will have heard, on Wednesday night the BBC switched satellites.

This means that we've lost all BBC channels here in the south of Spain.

Paco continues to fiddle to try to bring back a strong enough signal to transport around the campsite and I'll report on here as soon as I know anything.

We're getting an intermittent signal, but not a stable signal strong enough to last 24 hours, even on a 2,4 m dish. In layman's terms, the signal is sent over the British Isles, and the only signal we get down here is basically a "reflection" bouncing off the atmosphere - the beam doesn't come anywhere near us.

The only channels affected are the BBC channels.
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Re: BBC channels on camp TV system
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2014, 01:14:17 PM »
A friend of mine on camping La Manga not too many miles away is still getting all his channels on his own dish 1.2 meters I believe.


I have also been told that it is the BBC HD channels that have gone onto the new satellite first

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Re: BBC channels on camp TV system
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2014, 02:10:30 PM »
Just an idea david but maybe high gain LBB' s and boxes might be the answer newer boxes are more sensitive
Ps I do have a plan B idea if all else fails, call me
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Re: BBC channels on camp TV system
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2014, 03:31:28 PM »
I have read that the costa Almeria and costa del sol are worst affected, but in Costa Blanca it is still working ....

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Re: BBC channels on camp TV system
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2014, 03:54:03 PM »
Yes, I think we'll have to substitute the LNB for a different model.
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Re: BBC channels on camp TV system
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2014, 05:46:58 PM »
I don't watch too much real telly, but I hope we are up and running in time for the six nations again.

Go Paco.

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Re: BBC channels on camp TV system
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2014, 06:12:11 PM »
As far I am concerned, no BBC then all else is a waste of time. Will have to stare at the electric gate, at least no background music or adverts.

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Re: BBC channels on camp TV system
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2014, 12:53:36 PM »
Before daddybunchy throws himself off Garrucha pier into the sea, Paco got most of the BBC channels back!

He hasn't managed to pin down BBC3 and BB4 yet, but 1, 2 and News are there.

A WORD OF WARNING:

Paco says the frequency strength is going up and down, mostly likely because the satellite is still testing out the new transponder.

This means that if we get some nasty weather in, we'll most likely lose the BBC channels again, and there is NOTHING we can do in the short term to get them back.

Paco is monitoring the situation, but doesn't want to do anything other than keep it going for the next couple of weeks until the strength stops wobbling (which means the satellite testing is over) and we can decide how best to keep BBC from going off in bad weather.
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Re: BBC channels on camp TV system
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2014, 03:04:55 PM »
Well done Pacco he is worth his weight in gold.

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Re: BBC channels on camp TV system
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2014, 04:51:15 PM »
Throwing himself off the pier is something daddybunchy is certainly not afraid of being an expert diver from his past life.

On behalf of her indoors, "Glad to see the entertainment situation is under control".


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Re: BBC channels on camp TV system
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2014, 05:47:26 PM »
Well at the moment I haven't got BBC1, BBC2, Challenge or Discovery. I don't understand why I haven't got Discovery though because I thought that was a Spanish station.
I've tried " streaming " on my PC with the likes of " Filmon.tv " & " Camposat.tv " & although they are OK the signal freezes too often for my liking.
I'm using Telefonica for my internet from which I can only receive just over 3mgs, my friend in the village receives 4mgs from them & has an android box & her TV freezes quite often.
I've been told that Telefonica are going to put a cap on how much internet you use soon so that will bugger that idea.
I'm thinking about going for that new outfit called Wimax that provides just over 8mgs but then everyone will be doing that & it will become over subscribed & turn out to be crap like " Next " did so im hoping that Paco can work his magic & restore it back to normal service pretty sharpish. :(
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Re: BBC channels on camp TV system
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2014, 05:52:46 PM »
Next is not crap Chicco!!!


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« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2014, 05:58:09 PM »
Oh yes it is Stinky  :o
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Re: BBC channels on camp TV system
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2014, 06:34:26 PM »
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Re: BBC channels on camp TV system
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2014, 06:35:59 PM »
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