Sky UK or Sky Italia Configuration

With the Europe LNB, it is very important that each cable from the multiswitch connects to the correct LNB port VL, HL, VH, HH. Mixed up cables and incorrect labeling is one of the most common problems when transitioning from US/Caribbean waters resulting in loss of half the transponders....more>

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Sky UK at 28.2E

What you need for Sky UK: | Updated March 2013 from Lyngsat and other info | Sky UK on Astra 1N, 2A, Eutelsat 28A at 28.2E |

1 meter+ Marine Tracking TV antenna
Itinerary within Sky UK footprint (coverage lacking in Southern or Eastern Med)
Europe Linear Quad LNB
9750/10600MHz
132463-1 or 115168 or universal
LNB installed and aligned correctly
Horizontal Low
SAT 028.2E FREQ 1796 BAUD 27500 TONE OFF VOLT HORZ FEC 2/3
Vertical High SAT 028.2E FREQ 1607 BAUD 27500 TONE ON
VOLT VERT
FEC 5/6
Multiswitch
4 Port
HL VL HH VH

4 Coax runs
to antenna
Receivers
Sky UK HD
DRX890
Receiver Cards
and current annual or monthly subscription for Sky UK
220V AC Supply voltage for each receiver
or
110V/220V transformers
PAL compatible TVs (multistandard) or
PAL/NTSC converters
Composite Video distribution
or
HDMI cables
<5 meters
Remote Controls programmed
for Sky
and/or
IR repeaters
I have tried to gather information from the internet and present it in a useful fomat for vessels requiring Sky UK satellite TV in Europe, including L-Band tracking frequencies and what channels are on what footprint. Some channels are not available in the southern Meditteranean. It may also be necessary in the southern Med to change the receiver's default transponder to receive any channels.

Please note that the beams and channel lineups have changed with the addition of Astra 1N. Tracking frequencies from last year might need to be revised. It is important to track a frequency on a southern beam that is present in your location.