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Satview dead?

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Satview dead?

It looks like the Sat View service has just died in a storm in Derby. Is this problem elsewhere?
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Re: Satview dead?

Sat View? Or do you mean Freesat?
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Re: Satview dead?

Yup that's it - freebie TV over satellite
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Re: Satview dead?

No problems here in East Kent.
We did do occasionally lose signal but usually a few channels and no more than 5 minutes or so.
Edited to make it clear that we didn't have problems with yesterday's storms.

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Re: Satview dead?

All sat tv is subject to the weather, heavy rain/snow can kill it dead.
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Re: Satview dead?

Where we live we are surrounded by Trees.
Satellite & Freeview are essential complements to each other.
We occasionally lose the Satellite signal, or the Freeview signal, but never both together, and usually in the Winter during Heavy Rain or Snow, locally or at the transmitter end.
Maximum 30 minutes.
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Re: Satview dead?

The signal returned when the storm moved on. Where we live is a blackspot for the terrestrial signal, even worse since the recent transmission changes to allow for 4G.
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Re: Satview dead?

Unless your're living on the outskirts of the footprint or ,you have an undersized dish, Freesat should shine through storm clouds - even ones with hail cores. Maybe your dish is slightly off center? Not a problem normally, but when the weather attenuates the signal, your digital TV falls of a cliff.
Step on your footprint > http://www.ukfree.tv/satmaps.php
Where to point > http://www.satsig.net/ssazelm.htm
pwatson
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Re: Satview dead?

It's not so much the cloud, it's the precipitation that attenuates Ku - Even uplinks are affected and earth stations need to move services to a different location sometimes to avoid rain fade.
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Re: Satview dead?

Our freeview is subject to interference by the flowing traffic
Not so much now as I installed a wall connector unit, rather than using a trailing coax coming in through the wall