Thorpe 2014-12-22 06:27:30
Now that the BBC is available Free to air, can anyone tell me whether
the power of the transmissions has been maintained – there were
rumours that the signal might be reduced to prevent expats from
receiving broadcasts. In other words, I would be interested to hear
from anyone who can successfully receive broadcasts from, say, the
south of France. I’ve got an 85 cm dish, and I am wondering whether
this will be enough
By the way, before I get attacked for freeloading let me make it clear
that I would be more than happy to pay the BBC licence fee to be able
to listen to the Beeb from outside the UK. I currently use TPS (one
of the French Satellite broadcasters), and would happily pay a fee if
the BBC allowed TPS to retransmit their programs.
Ian h**** 2014-12-24 11:25:34
Salut/Hi Simon T,
le/on 13 Jul 2003 07:50:31 -0700, tu disais/you said:-
I’ve got an 80cm (I think) and live on a line from Lyon to Bordeaux, about
2/3 of the way down. No problems since the change to 2D -even during
thunderstorms. If anything goes, it all goes.
All the Best
Sometimes oi just sits and thinks
Sometimes oi just sits.
Hooligan704734 2014-12-26 17:13:16
I live near the spanish border and the signal’s are very strong though i am
using a 1.8m dish.
You should therefore get away with using a dish around 85cm.
Alan \(in brus 2014-12-31 11:59:27
In the message: firstname.lastname@example.org…
In this context, it may be of interest to mention that at least one of the
cable TV networks that distribute BBC-1 and BBC-2 TV (in analogue
PAL-B/NICAM) to their subscribers in Brussels has just changed over to using
the Astra 2D satellite as its source, instead of the terrestrial analogue
signal picked up on the coast and carried inland by microwave links. This is
evident from the sudden absence of Ceefax teletext (apart from the TV
Schedules on pp. 600-650 and the subtitles on p.888) and the freedom from
Apparently nobody else has so far noticed that the BBC-1 version is that
intended for viewers in Wales (according to the local news at 19:30 hrs
local time here)…
Alan (in Brussels)