Why No Radio 2 In The Mornings In France?

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  1. Sonia3

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    Please can one of the smart people out there tell me why I can't get Radio 2 until after about 11am here in France. We have a sky box and KVH tracvision which will pick up signal later in the day but can't pick up either Radio 1 or 2! We can get Radio 3/4 and Five Live at 8am here in Bordeaux area. Thanks!
     
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    Normally I would say that you are not getting R1 and R2 but can get R1 and R2as they are on different frequencies and polarisations.
    R1 and R2 are on a horizontal frequency
    R3 and R4 are on a vertical frequency.
    And it would appears that the horizontals are slightly weaker in signal than the verticals, so I would say that for where you are, your dish may be slightly too small to get full reception, or it is slightly out of alignment.

    However, this is where it is confusing.
    As if, like you say you do, get Five Live, then I can see there is no reason why you should not be getting R1 and R2, because R1, R2 and R5 are all on the same satellite frequency!!!!
     
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    Why not just listen to R4 ?
     
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    Because they want to listen to radio 2 :doh:. :)
     
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    Wow thanks Satandpcguy - that makes a lot of sense - but why can I get it later in the day but not first thing in the morning - well 9am!! Thanks for your help.
     
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    Signals from the satellite in an area are not constant.
    Although the satellites are in a geo orbit - the earth is not round - so the satellite beams seem to "wobble" (technical term there!), meaning signals levels change.
    Hence why you can have signals at some times of the day, and not at other times of the day.

    We on the costa blanca used to have this with the old satellite BBC2 was great in the AM, but after 7pm, really hard to receive.
     
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    Any chance the French Ministry Of Culture has blocked it as unsuitable listening?

    JJ :cool:
     
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