STRONGEST tps/ channels >> *Central UK!*
For the centre of the UK- but will also work well in most of NW Europe.
SEE ALSO >>>> 26e- 7w UK RECEPTION REPORTS & ASTRA 2E/2F & C BAND RECEPTION IN THE UK
e/w__Freq_H/V_SR_CH_Name_S/Q_eli_PID updates .... (Last checked DATE on EACH SAT/ BEAM/ TP)
75e_____________12548V_22000_________________1.5__(v extreme se only)
74e___________________________________india beam only 231010
70.5e_______11210H_6509__tv but also radio on 38 audio_______50%__63%__1.9____(231013) POSS' CHANGED
68.5e INTELSAT 20
busy satellite with a lot of channels if you have an eastern line of sight - est' 90cm-1m quality install.
66e_______11672v 14261- DATA FEEDS EG AOL ETC______80%__________(261213)
62e___XXX___10978h 5000 AOL DATA FEED - __DVBS2- 8PSK_....90% ....... (261213) NO LONGER CONFIRMED - [CHANGED]
60e_____10972V 3330- FEEDS__spot 1 weak _RUSSIAN COVERAGE_____.............(300413)
57e____11188V 1775 . DUHOK - DVB-S2 8PSK 74% (261213)
54.9e 11553v 3799 data feed (261213)
53e EXPRESS - AM22
53e____11660h 2170 90% ____(261213)
52.5e _____ feeds on Europe beam ...............................(080812)
46e __11134h 27500 ....................(261213)
45e___11522v 5787 __PRIMA_____95% (300413)
42e______11804v_24444__TV2 (TNT)_v0525_a0781_p0142 __95% 97%_ (300413)
40e_____________________ now ku feeds & c band/ inclined orbit______________________________________
39e___12524H_30000__The Voice __987%__97%...................... ...(300413)
36e___12541 v 2220 (261213)
33e___11631 v 15710 ... feed (261213)
30.5e____________________ARABSAT ..........larger dish needed ...(080812)
28.2e ASTRA 2 (UK- Freesat -Sky UK -WEST AFRICA )
28.2e__10800h 22000 BBC1 NW.... 98% ...(300413)
28.2E__________11221H 27500 WEAK - CBS-ACTION easily over bled (300413)
26e ARABSAT BADR (Middle East North Africa M.E.N.A.).
26e_______12130v 27500 __DUBAI ONE -
_____________________11958h 27500 - least bled over frpm 28e EASIER on small or poor dshes.
____________11919h_27500__MBC 2 MOVIES/ MBC MAX MOVIES / MBC ACTION/ ETC.. (261213)
_________________________12265v 27500 Kuwait 2HD
26e_________________________________________11240v_27500 Dunia 0111 0112 0111
26e_________________________________________11804h_27500_Al Emarat_0041 0141_0041___(BADR6)_
____________________________________________11823V 27500 ADSPORTS (6-10) DVBS2 MPEG4 QPSK 5/6
____________________________________________11766H 27500_ ADSPORTS_(1-5) .. eg 1 HD vpid 0101 apid 0102 ppid0101
25.5e___11662V_2150 ____ UNSTABLE -45% - 75%
________11164H_7200__60% PEAK several others possible but weaker- 11390h27500/11585v27500 58% PEAK
23.5e__11914h_27500_Omroep_0521 0098 8190 ___98%__97% ...(080812)
21.6e_11530V 2857 AL RAI 80% (300413)
19.2e ASTRA 1 (Pan European)
19.2e__12603h 22000 1280 2290 1280 98% 98% ...(261213)
SOME 8PSK-DVB-S2 5/6 FEC <<<....................BREAK UP >> 71%/////////////////////96%- <<1M MID UK_HIGH BREAKUP
16e___11554H 30000 __84%__...(261213)
13e HOTBIRD (Pan European)
13e___10719 H 27500 4fun music 98% ...(261213)
SOME 8PSK-DVB-S2 5/6 FEC <<<....................BREAK UP >> 71%/////////////////////96%- <<1M MID UK_HIGH BREAKUP
10e___12611b h 92580 85% ...(261213)
9e____ 12-054H 27500 98% ...(261213)
7e____ 11219H 27500__98% ...(261213)
5e____11265h 30000 Viasat H tp ........BREAK UP >> 65%///////////76%- <<1M MID UK_HIGH BREAKUP
4.8e___12475 v 27500 88%_____...(261213)
3e _____12662v 2200 2 (300413)
____ 12531h 1540 AYB (300413)
0.8w/1w THOR / iNTELSAT (North Europe/Nordic)
0.8w___11862h_28000__BBC World 1w___98%__97%___v0518_a0684_p0518 ...(300413)
1w____12607v27500 BLANK__ 75%_____________________(300413)
______10722H_30000__T-HOME TEST CARD 78% 180413
5w____12690V 29950 94% ...(300413)
7w NILESAT (Middle East/ North Africa- M.E.N.A.)
7w____11938v_27500_MBC 2 MOVIES/ MBC MAX MOVIES / MBC ACTION/ ETC.. (261213)
______12207v_ 27500______________________58% PEAK
______12130V_27500 _______________55% PEAK
______122284v 27500 ________beIN SPORTS TBA ..... [see also 7.3w / 26e BADR6 & 25.5e]
7w____1.8M -2.4M south of M4 - _2.4M 3.4M Midlands _3.5M-4M-5M+ North West - ADSPORTS_stb's add 20-30%_
7.3w EUTELSAT 7 WEST A - NILESAT 104.
7.3w ______QATAR- one of the strongest & the lowest break up[43%-76%] QPSK/ 3/4 FEC / DVB-S2 (261213)
7.3w ___....FOX & FOX MOVIES ...mbc 2 movies / max/ action etc..
7.3w____......BEIN SPORTS CHANNELS (see also Nilesat 102, 26e badr6 & 25.5E)
8w____11053H 22000 feed 89% ..(300413)
11w___11585h 7085 Radiocapri 1271 1531 1271 70%...(080812)
12.5w__11340h _2142_ Cancao Nova 0308 0256 0308________98%__97%__...(300413)
15w___11531h 3196 MSNBC- USA 0308 0256 8190 94% 97%.............................(300413)
18w......11054H 22000 ........................................(300413)
20w ___ feeds
22w SES 4
22w___12673h 20250 ____________95%__97%_____........................(080812)
24.5w_11675v 27500_ NTA 3001 3011 3099_80%__86%_____.........(080812)
27.5w_11665v_13004__ch 5 feeds__________97%__97%_____.....(080812)
30w HISPASAT (HISPANIC)
30w____10729h 27500_ HIGH TV_2003 3003 2003__97%__97%__(080812)
34.5w__11508V 14257 (use dummy pids & meter only) DATA FEEDS________92%_97%__(080812)_
37.5w__11063v 2040 DOVE Vision 90% 92% ......................(080812)
45w___11607v 1852 RASDTV .V0512 A4112 P0513 ......... 11497v 7592 DATA FEED ----------------68% 75% (080812)
61w AMAZONAS 1-2 (Brasil - S America - MOVISTAR).
61w____12642 H 28888 - MOVIESTAR - 85% UK NEW EUROPE-UK reception - 12:45/27/06/13
61w_____12668 H 28888- possibly Moviestar - 85% UK- temporary engineering test
61w____12522H 288888 DVB-S 3/4 MOVIESTAR NEW EUROPE-UK reception 23/0613
61w _____12509v 6666 feeds
SEE ALSO >>>> C BAND RECEPTION IN THE UK HERE.
DISH SIZES BY EIRP (PREDICTED COVERAGE)
Ku band reception
EIRP maps only give engineer's predicted coverage similar to mobile phone coverage maps. These are RF predictions like mobile phone coverage maps only estimations & often made to look better by artists & accompanied by the 'usual' disclaimers but they do give us a reference point to work from.
EIRP Field Intensity EUTELSAT SIZES
64 dBW __________________20 cm
63 dBW __________________22 cm
62 dBW __________________24 cm
61 dBW __________________26 cm
60 dBW __________________28 cm
59 dBW __________________30 cm
58 dBW __________________32 cm
57 dBW __________________34 cm
56 dBW __________________36 cm
55 dBW __________________38 cm
54 dBW __________________44 cm
_____________________________________Older smaller zone 1 sky dishes
53 dBW __________________48 cm
52 dBW __________________50 cm
_____________________________________Latest zone 1 sky dishes for HD
51 dBW __________________54 cm
50 dBW __________________58 cm
49 dBW __________________60 cm
_____________________________________Zone 2 Sky dishes
48 dBW __________________65 cm
47 dBW __________________70 cm
46 dBW __________________75 cm
45 dBW __________________80 cm
44 dBW __________________85 cm
43 dBW __________________90 cm
42 dBW __________________100 cm
41 dBW __________________110 cm
40 dBW __________________115 cm
39 dBW __________________120 cm
38 dBW __________________140 cm
37 dBW __________________160 cm
36 dBW __________________200 cm
35 dBW __________________240 cm
34 dBW __________________300 cm
33 dBW __________________360 cm
32 dBW __________________400 cm
WELL KNOWN DIFFICULT SATELLITE FOOTPRINTS IN UK
BADR5 FOOTPRINTS @ 26e (see FRINGE RECEPTION CYCLES)
Pan Arab Mahgreb Central Asia
BADR6 FOOTPRINTS @ 26e (see FRINGE RECEPTION CYCLES)
KU BAND C BAND
E7WA FOOTPRINTS @ 7.3w (see FRINGE RECEPTION CYCLES)
NILESAT 102 201 FOOTPRINTS (see FRINGE RECEPTION CYCLES)
25.5e (see FRINGE RECEPTION CYCLES)
NEW SAT/ BEAM EASIER UK RECEPTION MAP REQUIRED.
4W (see FRINGE RECEPTION CYCLES)
Europe AMOS 2 Europe AMOS 3
1W NORDIC BEAMS (see FRINGE RECEPTION CYCLES)
K2 requires update
4.8e ASTRA 4a (SERIUS) NORDIC (see FRINGE RECEPTION CYCLES)
23.5e NORDIC 3AH BEAMS (see FRINGE RECEPTION CYCLES)
1.0m+ East MID UK 1.5m+ West UK
26e BADR4 BSS & MBC BEAMS (see FRINGE RECEPTION CYCLES)
85cm plus in the South to Mid UK- better 90 -1m or 1.1m= 24/7
FREESAT 2E 2F BEAM AS RECEIVED IN SPAIN & OUTSIDE THE UK
28.2e 2E - 2F & FREESAT RECEPTION IN SPAIN /EUROPE !>>
FOR DISH SIZES FOR ASTRA 2E/F @ 28.2e ...ON THE FRINGE
NEW SEE >>> ASTRA 2E/2F <<< CLICK
FRINGE RECEPTION SIGNAL CYCLES
Most satellites on fringe reception show a daily cycle of signal to noise increase & decrease and the main reason is the position of the sun.
On the old now removed Astra 2D** beam (mostly the UK's FREESAT channels) the signal goes up and down on a daily cycle as with most satellites in fringe areas outside their official FOOTPRINT. This is mainly due to the position of the Sun acting on the position on the Clarke belt of the satellite and the position & aim of the TX (re- transmitter) antenna on that satellite & whether the Earth & it's atmosphere & outer ionosphere are also shielding or deflecting the solar stream or not or it's position is assisting the solar stream to hit the Tx (this can be visualised with the path of a smoke trail in a wind tunnel and a spherical object representing the Earth).
The time & sun rise and sun set on the Earth on the ground is not the issue but the nearest equivalent of sun rise & sun set at 22000 miles over the equator at, in this case, 28.2e and the fact that sun set & night there is more of an eclipse or fowling of the solar stream towards the TX by the Earth & it's atmosphere / ionosphere plus shielding from the back of the satellite & the TX antenna.
ASTRA 2E 2F @ 28.2e aims to the UK from 28e at 22000 miles above the equator (the Clarke belt or GSO) so as the sun rises the signal is better as it's behind the bulk of the satellite & the antenna so it's good early in the morning - add a couple of hours to the time for Spain that should see a good signal to about 10am until (@ 28e on the GSO) the sun passes it's noon and gets at the front - business side of the TX antenna- then it starts to go down as the sun travels more & more westward and has a more direct aim into the TX on the antenna and eventually starts to set (@28e on the GSO remember) that's about 2-3am Spain time when the Earth then starts to block some of the noise from the Sun. So smaller dishes than recommended will receive Freesat channels in Spain at the best times and the bigger dishes are needed for the worse times.
The uneven main reflector design and the use of secondary Gregorian design reflectors on Astra 2E 2F may have REVERSED the cycle plus there is also the actual tx's aim to the secondary reflector to factor in.
Lots of other things can effect the signal. The sun on the RX of the satellite has a smaller cyclical effect as RX's are more sheilded -ionized layer fluctuations from the moving position of the Sun's solar stream radiation direction & it's effect ionizing it, local noise from towns- industrial areas & heavy populated areas, overhead power & telephone lines, airport radars & radio communications, power supply fluctuations at the transmitter & receiver, battery power on the satellite compared to solar power and heat in the day compared to cooler nights on LNBs & receivers & transmitters & the effect of direct solar outage on the receiver's or transmitter's antennae can all have a daily cycle effect.
There are obviously other non daily cycle effects such as weather- rain, snow, cloud, fog, extremes of heat at the uplink or receiver site and fluctuations in solar radiation in general usually caused by solar flare increase.
7w NILESAT 102 & AB4A/ AB7/ EUTELSAT 7W A /NILESAT 104/ NILESAT 201 These rules apply to 7w reception in the UK (Nilesat 101 102 & AB4A / AB7/ EUTELSAT 7W A / NS 104/ NS 201) - but all the variables need altering to 7w to get the right result.... Firstly it's at 7w not 28e so there's a time shift (it's UK time or just after), it's a broad east aimed over the MENA region, not a tight west aim just around the UK as 2D/1N/2E/2F ... so as the sun rises the signal goes down mid morning as the eastern rising sun aims into the eastern aiming MENA beam TX's @ 7w- by mid day (@ 7w & UK in this case) the sun gets behind the satellite & the TX so the signal starts to climb and gets stronger as the sun travels westward through the afternoon and evening and late at night & also goes behind the Earth so the best time for 7w in the UK is in late evening and through the night to early morning- the worst time being 11am -12noon.
26e BADR 4/5/6 26e on the other hand has very similar MENA beams to 7w yet the daily signal to noise up & down cycle is less pronounced due to 26e pointing almost directly down on the MENA region from 26e on the GSO this shielding it's TX from the sun more & more of the day but 7w's more eastern aim from over at 7w is more open to the sun's effect in the morning and is much more shielded later on by the back of the antenna, the bulk of the satellite & later on still by the Earth joining in.
Apply all these rules to any satellite & it's fringe reception cycle reports & the equation will give the cycle at fringe that is seen- examples are AMOS 4Win the UK, 4.8e Nordic beams in the UK, 1w Nordic beams in the UK, 23.5e Nordic beams in the UK, 16e in the UK etc.. all act as predicted from the above variables.
EASY SATELLITES TO RECEIVE & WHY
This was a typical EASY reception in the UK... as you can see the signal is very strong in the UK - this sample footprint also covers most of Northern &
Southern Europe- going into Russia in the East & North West Africa and the Canaries.
What to look for is satellites with good signals that goes into the UK on footprint maps for smaller dishes- (most are listed above as strong signals) and medium dish sizes (70-1.1m) will receive more that don't quite come into the UK and larger dishes (1.2- 3.6m) will receive signals from satellites with beams quite far away from the UK... but some you will not get - India beams- S & C Africa beams US beams S & C America beams - even though you can see them and they are not below the horizon... about 75e to 75w absolute maximum from where you are - more with height above see level and usually limited to 45e to 45w due to hills, trees, buildings & ground noise off the Earth.
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