Astra 3

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  1. Hotelman

    Hotelman Funster

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    We are in Aguillas in south east Spain. When here 6 weeks ago I could get , through my sky box, all the sky channels , inc sky sports and sky news,
    Now I am able to get cnn , qvc , sky movies, but no sky news or sky sports .
    I am logged into Astra 3, can't pick up Astra 2.
    Am I doing something daft, or is it Sod's law ?!
     
  2. mariner

    mariner Funster Life Member

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    You must be on Astra 2 as Sky does not have any channels on Astra 3

    You probably need to fine tune!
     
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    To be honest it makes no difference what satellite the sat box says it is on - it is the frequencies behind the name that are important.
    You could have a satellite called Fred on your box, but you will still pick up whichever channels that are on the satellite that your dish is aligned to.-

    So if your box says it is on Astra 3, but you are getting some SKy UK channels on it (cnn , qvc , sky movies) , then what yu have done is scan Astra 3 frequency list, even though your dish is on Astra 2. And as some frequencies are on both Astra 2 and Astra 3, then that is why you are getting some and not all channels.
    So swap the receiver list to Astra2, ensure NIT / Network search is on (so it pick up any new active frequencies) , and off it goes.
     
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