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Lots of fixes and updates to UK Free TV including Astra 2E and Comux

Today I have updated the UK Free systems to make some updates and corrections. If you have any comments or additions, please let me know in the comments below.

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Today I have updated the UK Free systems to make some updates and corrections. If you have any comments or additions, please let me know in the comments at the end of this page.

Astra 2E

With the launch of the Astra 2E satellite, the services that were on the Astra 1N satellite have now migrated, so the 1N satellite can shuffle over to join the rest of the Astra 1 satellites at 19.2 degrees east.

You can see all the latest information at Satellite footprint maps .

Local TV on the frequency maps page

Thanks are due once again to Dave Lindsay for pointing out the lack of local TV coverage maps on the signal maps pages - such as C29 (538.0MHz) after switchover

I am happy to confirm that these pages now show the Comux Freeview local TV coverage areas as well as I know them.

Site images and caching

I have changed the software and servers that are used to provide all the images for UK Free TV. A number of technical changes - such as better browser caching directions and removal of URL parameters from static resources make the site quicker to navigate from page to page.

Comux and the local TV system

As you can see from this example from the Crystal Palace (Greater London, England) transmitter page, the quazi-national stations (Bonanza Bonanza) that appear on ALL of the Local TV multiplexes are showing on UK Free TV.

Local TV at Winter Hill

I've had a general clean up of the data driving the Winter Hill (Bolton, England) transmitter page.

I have removed the "channels with no number" from the GIM multiplex, and added in Fire Hit TV.

The three local multiplexes now have working icons (and you can see the Bonanza Bonanza channel there too).

Split in Right hand column of Twitter feed

I have split the feed from Twitter from the Live Updates box. You can now see more clearly if there has been a new fault reported, or new Zeitgeist post been made, as they are not trumped by the data from Twitter.

Other updates

I'm please to note the arrival of Channel 5 +24 and Quest +1 to Freeview.

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Friday, 17 July 2015
Mick Hill
10:48 AM

I have mobile satellite tv in my camper with a Sky digibox for freeview and am not receiving. Can you advise on this please. am not a subscriber to Sky. Thank you in advance. mick.

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Mick Hill's 1 post GB

6:04 PM

Mick Hill: The channels referred to can be viewed irrespective of whether or not you actually subscribe to Sky, and so you not being a subscriber is not the reason for your problem.

Your problem is more likely to be due to your dish not being aligned correctly, the procedure involved being something which requires a high degree of accuracy, the question being, what type of dish are you using?

The best types are ones specifically designed for caravan use, i.e: mounted on a tripod, and with the dishes LNB being fitted with LED indicators to assist in locating the satellite, although even then, the inexperienced can find the task as being a very time consuming procedure.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB

11:37 PM

Mick Hill : In addition to that said. If your dish is "not" of the type referred to, insomuch its LNB being fitted with LED indicators as an aid to locating the satellite, then its advisable to purchase one of those inexpensive (£10.00 or so) satellite finders, some types being fitted with pointer type signal meters, whereas others use a number of LED's, indications on both types usually accompanied by an audible tone, the pitch of increasing in sympathy with any rise in signal strength.

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