This morning the BBC have made some changes to their Astra 2D transponder that is used for their BBC1HD and BBC HD channels. Most people will not have noticed the change, where as others may be getting a “no satellite signal” message on their screen.

Basically the BBC have upgraded the transponder on the satellite from DVB-S to DVB-S2. This change has meant that there is more capacity on the frequency, maybe for more HD channels, or perhaps, if the rumours are correct, for the BBC to show Wimbledon in 3D this coming month.

The new frequency parameters are:
Frequency: 10,847MHz (vertical polarity)
Modulation: DVB-S2, QPSK
Symbol Rate: 23.0
FEC: 8/9

Most Sky HD and reesat HD receivers should uppdate to the new settings automatically. If you do have problems, then perhaps a reboot of the receivers may solve the problems.


20 Responses to “BBC HD frequency changes 6 June 2011”

  1. stewart barnett says:

    Hi could you help ,have put info in to receiver but still get no signal any ideas .cheers

  2. satandpcguy says:

    stewart: what receiver (out of the many available) are you using? Can you receive C4HD oK?

  3. andy smart says:

    Geting everything else inc Ch4HD but no BBC HD or BBC1 HD
    Using a Panasonic DMR BS850

  4. satandpcguy says:

    For the BS850, you will need to reset the unit to “shipping conditions” and run auto setup again…and BBC HD channel will come back, and then you can spend a few more minutes sorting out all your other settings!

  5. stewart barnett says:

    using fortecstar no c4hd either

  6. satandpcguy says:

    stewart: if you have not been getting C4HD then your receiver may not compatiable with DVBS2, and so no C4HD or BBCHD.

  7. stewart barnett says:

    satandpcguy, thanks for that. tried to do advance search put all the correct info in including the dvb.s2 option which is available., start scan but still will not find channels. any other ideas please cheers stew.

  8. satandpcguy says:

    from MENU / INSTALLATION / MANUAL SCAN ensure the following is set –

    TP 10847
    SR 23000
    LNB Vertical
    ..
    DVBST DVB.S2
    Mod QPSK
    FEC 8/9

    some peopel are saying they did not perform a scan, but simply changing these parameters and BBC HD channels were working again

  9. stewart barnett says:

    have done all that ,hey presto!!! have got bbc hd and bbc1 hd, but can not find ch4 hd any ideas cheers .

  10. stewart barnett says:

    Hi,have since checked out the info on this site done advance search with the parameters given . now have got ch4 hd !! thanks for your help.
    also note that you are in spain ,we are on comunity system over there, why can we only receive a few channels instead of all free channels. cheers

  11. satandpcguy says:

    stewart : glad to hear all you HD channels are there.
    re in Spain. reception of channels in spain depends on your location and dish size. even a 3.1m dish where i am does not pull in all uk tv FTA channels 24/7. It alos depends how the community system has been installed, properly done installations offer the full range of frequencies, others poorly (or cheaply) done offer only a handful of frequencies.

  12. andy smart says:

    Thanks – BS850 reinstalled eevrything as you suggested and now works perfectly – just in time for Wimbledon! thanks again for your advice

  13. Jon says:

    andy smart: glad to hear its all sorted.

  14. Ray H. says:

    Hi,
    I’m in the Mar Menor area of Spain, beside San Javier airport. I’m assured a 1.4m dish is sufficient for Astra 2D channels. I have a 1.8 Famaval dish working into a double Invacom monoblock LNB.
    I’m having trouble finding/identifying Astra 2D. One half thread turn of elevation bar takes me off satellite. Have got elev, skew etc. from Satfinder.
    The Sat I’m on gives me ITV HD, Channel 4HD, ITV channels,BBC News,BBC Parliament, Al Jazz etc………….. BUT IM HAVING TROUBLE TUNING IN BBC HD AND MAINSTREAM BBC CHANNELS.
    Am in on Astra 2D and if not ?????????

    Regards,
    Ray H.

  15. satandpcguy says:

    You are on the correct group of satellites.
    Astra 2D requires the dish to be aligned perfectly.
    It can be done with a “beeper” unit and TV by the dish,, if you have patience. And you are talking millimeters adjustments to get the alignment.
    A pro meter makes life easier.
    Also, some 2D frequencies are stronger than others. Verticals are stronger than horizontals.
    You may also find you are being affected by local interferance, which knocks out the weaker channels.

  16. R Guest says:

    Help ! Been away for 4 weeks, came back to find no BBC HD
    Anybody got any ideas? On my Technisat HDFS I did a re – search- no luck!

  17. satandpcguy says:

    You may have to do a FULL reset of the box so it loads up the new BBC1HD and BBCHD settings. Or manuually add the new settings to the transponder list.

  18. รับจดทะเบียนบริษัท says:

    If you do have problems, then perhaps a reboot of the receivers may solve the problems.

  19. jamie says:

    hi i have just brought a Goodmans GFSAT200HD. the only hd channel im getting is 4hd! on bbc hd, bbc1hd, itvhd and so on i t comes up ‘No signal’.
    Any help or info? could the dish be slightly out?

  20. satandpcguy says:

    you may need to run a software update on the box to make sure the receiver has the latest available software.
    secondly, perform a freesat scan, and that should pick up any changes in frequencies – trhe bbcs changed frequency parameters and your box may not have the new frequencies in them.
    although a quick look around some other places suggest that there is an issue between this box and freesat and many other users with this box have also had issues with bbc hd channels – goodmans saying its a freesat prolem and freesat saying its a goodmans problem!!! perhaps take the box back, and get another box…