UK Radio Stations By Satellite for the Costa Blanca Spain

Radio Stations on Satellite

There are many free UK Radio Stations on Satellite. Many of these are free to air, available via Freesat and do not require a Sky viewing card.

The UK Radio Stations on Satellite are currently transmitted from three UK TV satellites : Astra 2E,Astra 2F and Astra 2G.

The majority of the UK Radio Stations on Satellite are on the European beam of the Astra 2E, Astra 2Fand Astra 2G satellites. The European beam give very good reception across the majority of mainland Spain. This means that the Sky TV pay channels can be received in Spain on a satellite dish measuring a minimum of 80x85cm.

Some of the UK Radio Stations on Satellite, especailly those from the BBC, are on the “UK beam” or “UK Spot beam” of the Astra 2E, Astra 2F and Astra 2G satellites. This UK beam signal footprint is different to the previous UK TV satellites UK beam. This has meant that reception of  UK Radio Stations on the new Astra 2 satellites will be different to previous reception. In the areas between Valencia and Alicante, our service area, the Sky channels on the new Astra 2 satellites UK beam can still be received on a small satellite dish – as small as a 110x120cm satellite dish, with a 125x135cm satellite dishbeing the recommended size satellite dish.

However, in other areas of Spain, reception of these UK Radio Stations  on the new Astra 2 satellites UK beam has become harder. For example, in areas such as Barcelona, Catalonia and Zaragoza, you need at least a 1.8m satellite dish to receive these channels on the Astra 2F UK beam, whereas previously you only needed a smaller 80cm satellite dish. It is a similar story in the south of Spain, in areas like the Costa del Sol, Malaga, Almeria, Seville, Gibraltar and even Portugal, where even the larger 2.4m satellite dishes are struggling to receive these channels on the Astra 2 satellites UK beam.

The expected mission lifespan of the current UK TV satellites, Astra 2E, Astra 2F and Astra 2Gis approximately 12 to 15 years. So we can expect no further changes to reception of Channel Four TV channels via satellite until around 2025.

These UK and English Radio Stations are available by selecting them from the Sky TV EPG channel list, and also from the Freesat TV EPG channel list.

Below are the UK and English Radio Stations available by satellite and the frequencies for those UK and English Radio Stations. (Correct as at January 2016)

Frequency : 10744 H 22000 5/6
RTE Radio 1
RTE R na G
RTE Lyric fm

Frequency : 10778 V 22000 5/6
BBC Radio 3
BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 4 LW
BBC 6 Music
BBC Radio 4 Extra
BBC World Service
BBC Radio Scotland
BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal
BBC Radio Wales
BBC Radio Cymru
BBC Radio Ulster
BBC Radio Foyle

Frequency : 10803 H 22000 5/6
BBC Radio 5 Live
BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra
BBC Radio 1
BBC Radio 3
BBC Asian Network
BBC 1xtra
BBC Radio London

Frequency : 10906 V 22000 5/6

Frequency 11225 H 27500 2/3
BFBS Radio
LBC News

Frequency 11265 H 27500 2/3
Panjab Radio
Sukh Sagar

Frequency 11479 V 22000 5/6

Frequency 11553 H 22000 5/6
Capital XTRA
Apni Awaz
Radio X
Capital FM
Classic FM
Planet Rock
UCB Ireland

Frequency 11685.50 V 22000 5/6
WRN Europe
Absolute 70s
Ahomka RD
Desi Radio
Kanshi Radio
Absolute 80s
Classic Rock
Absolute 90s
Jazz FM
Solar Radio