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    Finding / Installing Freesat Channels

    I found this site by accident yesterday and it has proved to be a mine of information for someone as technologically challenged as me. - I have already succeeded in finding / installing BBC 1 North West, (my preferred BBC regional programme), which I lost when the BBC messed around with their satellite channels some months ago, finding / installing CBS Action, (previously Zone Thriller), which I lost about a week ago, and finding / installing ITV 1 + 1 which I have never previously had. - So thanks for that.

    What I would now like to do is to find and install other channels which the site seems to suggest I should be able to receive but which have so far eluded me. Help in this area woulld be appreciated.

    I previously received Channel 4 via the TTON4 signal but that, of course, no longer exists. Can I get Channel 4 via another signal? - If so, from where? (I can receive Channel 4 + 1 without any problem)

    I would also like to be able to receive BBC3, BBC4 and Channel 5. Can I receive them? - If so, where from?

    I think I need the specific 'settings' info to help me find them.

    I receive my Freesat television programmes via satellite using a 1.9m dish and a generic digibox made by 'Big Sat.' This system works well and reception on all the channels I presently receive is perfect. - I live in Catral.

    Can anyone help?

    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Ruddy View Post
    I found this site by accident yesterday and it has proved to be a mine of information for someone as technologically challenged as me. - I have already succeeded in finding / installing BBC 1 North West, (my preferred BBC regional programme), which I lost when the BBC messed around with their satellite channels some months ago, finding / installing CBS Action, (previously Zone Thriller), which I lost about a week ago, and finding / installing ITV 1 + 1 which I have never previously had. - So thanks for that.
    Hi and welcome, and glad you like the site and its information.

    Quote Originally Posted by John Ruddy View Post
    I previously received Channel 4 via the TTON4 signal but that, of course, no longer exists. Can I get Channel 4 via another signal? - If so, from where? (I can receive Channel 4 + 1 without any problem)
    The free to air version of C4 is on frequency 10714 H 22 5/6
    (http://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/chan...anca_spain.php)
    It is on a weak Atsra 2d horizontal beam, so you may not be able to get this 24/7 where you are on your dish. It may be that even a 2.4m dish may struggle to get this 24/7!

    The only other version is on 12480 V, but this is a free to view version and requires a Sky card, something that your Big Sat receiver cannot read.

    Quote Originally Posted by John Ruddy View Post
    I would also like to be able to receive BBC3, BBC4 and Channel 5. Can I receive them? - If so, where from?
    These three channels are also on the weaker Astra 2d horizontal beam.
    BBC3 and Five is on 10773 H 22000 5/6, BBC4 is on 10803 H 22000 5/6
    http://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/bbc_...anca_spain.php

    There is a free to view version of Five, that again you need a Sky card to watch.

    Quote Originally Posted by John Ruddy View Post
    I receive my Freesat television programmes via satellite using a 1.9m dish and a generic digibox made by 'Big Sat.' This system works well and reception on all the channels I presently receive is perfect. - I live in Catral.
    The key is that you are trying to receive the channels that are on a weak signal frequency, and your dish is too small to receive them. Even in my area a 2.4m dish will not get those FTA channels, and it has been suggested a 4m dish would be required!

    Hope this helps.
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    Thanks for all that. - I'll try this evening and see what happens. - I'll let you know the result.

    Keep up the good work!!

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    Update as promised. - I have now succeeded in accessing Channel 5 and BBC4. They are available for viewing, with a reasonable signal from about 6.00pm until 10.00pm so I can watch them during the peak evening viewing hours. That's pretty good. - BBC3 and Channel 4 have still not shown themselves but I intend to keep trying.

    With your help I'm now working magic. - Thanks again.

    John

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