If you have any of these devices, you will need to work out which of these is blocking the reception of a Freeview multiplex by turning off the suspect device and then rescanning for channels on the Freeview box.
You can find a list of the frequencies that are not in use at your location by putting your postcode into the My Freeview reception and looking under the "Free RF channels" section.
Non-wideband aerial in some areas
In some places you will need a wideband aerial to receive all the Freeview multiplexes. For example in Central Birmingham, the Sutton Coldfield has multiplex D on an 'out of group', so you cannot view Film4 or ITV2+1 without an aerial upgrade.
phil: Your problem is most likely down to the engineering work which is presently being carried out at the Caldbecktransmitter, a notice warning of "Possible weak signal" having been posted on the engineering page, a weak signal causing drop out in some areas dependant on the level normally received.
Hi my post code is s433uq Riverdale Park Staveley. I have lived on the park for 12 months, I have a
digital Mega Boost Arial that has been working well for the last 9 months, apart from the odd bit of
fragmentation, but in the last three days not only my TV, but other people have had problems with
complete fragmented picture loss and informing us that there is weak or no signal. This must be
a problem that is out of our control, can we please have an answer as we are very frustrated at
paying the licence fee and not getting a good service. Regards John Giblett.
John Giblett: Engineering work is presently being carried out on a number of transmitters in the Yorkshire area, a warning of "Possible service interruptions" seen listed against Chesterfield.
That said is on the assumption that your reception is from said station? as "some" viewers in your area are able to receive Freeview from the Emley Moor transmitter (@ 27mls/330 degrees), if you happen to be one of them? then no faults are listed against this station, although its noticed that the signal path from this station suffers from multiple line-of-sight obstructions from roughly 8 miles prior to your location.
Kay Flannagan: Your area is indicated as receiving the best signal from the Pendle Forest transmitter, the station located near to the village of Fence at approx 4 miles away / 254 degrees, aerials pointing towards this transmitter having to be vertically mounted (elements up/down) for reception.
Winter Hill @ 25miles / 222 degrees is also receivable in your area, aerials pointing towards same being mounted horizontally, i.e: flat.