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Does test channel 498 still exist

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#1 OFFLINE   almccm


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Posted 13 August 2008 - 02:17 PM

I know I need to get my dish realigned because my signal strengths on 99 and 103 are low. I look at the test channels and can see some information on 480, 481, 482 and 483 (only 481 confirms BBC is working, others say Correct satellite dish setup).

When I try to tune to 498 I get "Channel not available" at the top of the screen. Has this test channel gone away or is that due to my low signal strenghts on 99 and/or 103?

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#2 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 02:20 PM

That channel is no longer available.
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#3 OFFLINE   Mertzen


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Posted 13 August 2008 - 02:21 PM

If the signal would be too low it would give 'searching for sat...' rather then channel not available. Haven't checked it in a while so they probably pulled it.
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