The DW TV channel that was on Mainland TV channel 4 suffered picture breakup at times due to DW switching to a lower power satellite transponder in Jan 19.

The Nelson City Council will not permit us to install a larger satellite dish to solve the problem so we are stuck with a weak DW signal.

DW are aware of the issue and we under stand they are talking with the satellite operations control centre.

DW broadcasts on Asiasat 7 satellite at 105.5 Deg which is over the Indian Ocean.

It is only about 2.8 degrees above our horizon so when ever there are heavy rain clouds over the Mt Arthur area the signal is attenuated and the signal breaks up.

Because of all the complaints we have replaced DW with VOA.

If DW increase their satellite signal to the same as most other users we will put it back on air.