Radio Sweden Has Left Hot Bird 6
After five years, Radio Sweden left the Hot Bird 6 satellite on January 31, 2006.
European satellite listeners should switch to Sirius 2, which has the same coverage area as Hot Bird 6.
Installation information for Sirius 2:
Position: 5 degrees East
Frequency: 12.380 GHz
Horizontal polarisation, Symbol rate: 27500, FEC ¾
Service name: R Sweden 1 and R Sweden 2.
Sirius 2 has a strong signal in Europe and listeners should be able to hear us with smaller antennas than required for Hot Bird 6. Here are some examples:
Germany 40 cm
Spain 60 cm
Greece, Turkey and Cyprus 70 cm
Canary Islands 180 cm
Israel and Egypt 80-100 cm
Iran (Tehran) 130 cm