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I have 2 questions:-
1. Why doesn't the map on this web page not show the transmitter coverage. I was hoping to find 2 coverage maps, 1 for Analogue and one for Digital, but there's neither.
2. Will this transmitter be my best for terrestial digital TV after changeover ? I live at 14, Station Avenue, Inverkip, PA16 0BB
Cheers, John C

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In the extreme SW of Portugal near Sagres, we normally get good reception of most channels, including BBC, but it needs very accurate alignment of the dish and a "good" decoder.
We have a 140 cm dish with a quad LNB serving 4 houses, a Pace DS430N Skybox and a White Sky Freesat card.
Last visit we lost Channel 4 and all its relatives, following a gale and had to get the dish realigned.
A Pace box which had given 5 years good service became intermittent in Portugal, but still works fine back in UK, hence my comment about needing a "good" decoder
A neighbour has a BBC freesat setup with a Humax HD recorder/decoder and that works fine.
Hope this helps.

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Freesat on Freeview HD
Thursday 23 June 2011 5:13PM

I've just returned from a 3 week trip and found my BBC HD channels have disappeared from Freesat. I get "no signal" error message on Freesat BBC HD channels 108 and 109.
I can still get HD on Ch126 (4HD) and 209(NHK) and non-HD channels seem fine. I can't get Ch 119 ITV HD because I'm in Scotland and STV are still in the pre HD stone-age, not providing HD, but peevishly blocking it from other ITV regions.
I've got a Panasonic DMR-BS850 Freesat twin tuner HDR, equiv to a Sky HD+ box. I've tried reinstalling the channels and unplugging the HDR box as a reboot, but no improvement.
Any ideas ?

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MIA: There's no UK Freeview available in Portugal.
UK Freesat is available even in extreme SW Portugal with a big dish, 1.5m minimum, 1.8 or larger if possible.

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