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BBC free to air satellite channels - generic free satellite equipment retune

If you have a satellite reciever that is not branded by Sky or Freesat, then you will need to retune due to satellite transponders changes to introduce BBC HD.

If you have a satellite reciever that is not branded by Sky or
published on UK Free TV

On Monday 18 October 2010 the BBC rearranged the services is carries free-to-air on the Astra 2D satellite.

If you have Sky, fSfS or Freesat, your box will have already detected the changes.

However, if you use another type of satellite receiver, please retune to continue to use the BBC channels you need.

BBC - Satellite frequencies of BBC channels has full technical details.

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Monday, 20 June 2011
Mark A.

1:52 PM

Michael Redmond :
TV with satellite tuners built in are quite rear and expensive.
I doubt that your portable TV has a satellite tuner built in to it.
So you will need a satellite receiver box.
As you are using this in a caravan, get one that works off a 12v battery as well as the mains.
Plug the LNB (Dish) cable into your satellite tuner and a SCART cable from the satellite tuner to your TV.
Most satellite tuner have a menu option to read the signal strength. Very useful when pointing the dish towards the satellite.
You must be more accurate pointing a dish towards the satellite than pointing a aerial at a transmitter.
To receive from 28.2E Astra 2 (The UK channels)
Astra 2 is 28.2° east. So the angle will be 20° (in Scotland) to 30° (in the south)

Astra 2 Satellite Dish Alignment


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Mark A.'s 373 posts GB
Thursday, 23 February 2012
Jonny White
6:43 PM

Hi, I don't have channel 5 or 5 HD in my list on my B&Q Ross HD sat (or BBC HD). It seems to be lined up ok at 99% and 63% for signal and pic

He I done something obviously wrong what I installed it do you think?

Many thanks, Jonny

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Jonny White's 1 post GB
8:20 PM

hi i have lost bbc 1 and bbc 2 with broken - no signal error message . all the other channelsseem fine .why
p.s in newbury

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phil's 1 post GB
Sunday, 26 February 2012

3:38 PM

Jonny White: Channel 5, 5+1, 5*, 5*+1, 5USA, 5USA+1 are on 10964 Horizontal (22.0 5/6)

Channel 5 HD is not free to air.

BBC One HD and BBC HD are on 10847 V

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Monday, 14 May 2012
3:51 PM

Can anyone tell me how to get channel 5 on the ross HD box please,
i have retuned but channel 5 doesnt show any thing at all, it is in the channel listings but no picture.
as posted above:-Jonny White: Channel 5, 5+1, 5*, 5*+1, 5USA, 5USA+1 are on 10964 Horizontal (22.0 5/6)
i dont know what exactly what to do with that info, can i manually tune CH5 as i dont see an option in settings but i dont understant technology very well , can someone plaese explain in leymans terms how i get CH5
many thanks

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unjust's 1 post GB
Friday, 18 May 2012

3:10 PM

unjust: Channel 5 HD is a subscription service.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Friday, 22 June 2012
George Buchanan

1:34 PM
Fort William

Anyone else not receiving STV HD on non-Freesat satellite? I've checked the settings on Lyngsat and KingOfSat and can't find the problem. It was there earlier in the week, I'm sure, but Lewis failed to record last night and all I get now is 'no video or audio'. It's ok on Freeview and I get ITV Granada on the same transponder ok.

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George Buchanan's 43 posts GB
Tuesday, 26 June 2012
George Buchanan

2:37 PM
Fort William

Anyone else missing BBC HD and BBC 1 HD on Astra? I'm getting 'no or bad signal' but other channels are ok.

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