Many people think that the satellite signals are at their strongest in the summer.
Personally I notice little difference in the signals over the year.
However, there is an issue with the signal in the summer.
In the past few years this has affected both satellite TV and TDT TV in Spain.
One of the main reasons for losing your UK TV and Sky TV signals in Spain, is due to the heat and humidity.
The heat and humidity acts as a barrier and reduces the signals coming though the atmosphere.
Many afternoons this week, when the weather has been very hot and humid, I have noticed the weaker UK TV channels, those on the Astra 2D satellite horizontal frequencies like BBC2 England, have been pixilating much earlier than usual. This pixilation has been occurring at about 2pm.
However, on calmer cooler days, the channels have been performing as they should, with no pixilation at all.
So it may be worth noting that your big Portuguese satellite dish may well be perfectly aligned, and the LNB on it may be at the best skew setting, but even then there are some things, like the weather, that can still hamper reception of UK TV and Sky TV in Spain.
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