Hi, trying to sort a problem with getting Thai Global TV network on the Hotbird 3 satelitte for my friends wife (who is Thai)...
The dish was originally hooked up to a Sky Decoder box but we have now changed it for a freeview decoder box.
When setting up the channels, i can get 100's of channels through the Astra Satellite and when i do a sat search, i get the Hotbird satellite (only Hotbird, not Hotbird 1,2,3 etc) so when i manually program the frequencies (12207 H 27500 3/4 13E) click here it finds the channels but just comes up with "weak signal".
I have also tried changing to 7W with no luck.
Maybe someone here knows how to help with dish adjustment etc and would be most helpful...
Just checked on my Hotbird dish. Thai TV is there with 70% digital quality on a 60cm dish. The full settings are Symbol Rate 27500 and FEC is 3/4. Have you selected the correct Polarisation?
Hotbird has a downlink power of 50dbW and W3A from 7 degress is 49dbW cover all of Europe. 12207 is Wide beam rather than Superbeam so it is a little weaker than some. I can (just) receive both using a Sky Mini Dish but a 60cm dish is better (and 80cm allows for bad weather).