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The new Freeview prediction system - includes Freeview HD

Now with any date choice, FIVE different views, faster interactivity, aerial group filtering and better layout.

Now with any date choice, FIVE different views, faster interact
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The new Freeview prediction system - beta - is here. Finally!

If you visit Freeview reception - UK Free prediction you now get a much more detailed page to help you with any reception issues.

As before you can see this page with a postcode, the system will shortly also allow the input of national grid references, or latitude/longitude references.

Firstly, you can get a prediction for any number of dates by selecting the appropriate tab at the top.

Five different views

There are five different views

  • By direction: this will show the various directions your aerial might point and the services you can receive from the transmitters in that direction.
  • Received signal strength: this shows the information ordered by signal strength, to help you find the strongest signals.
  • By frequency: this lists broadcast frequencies from C21 to C68, showing the services on each. This view can be used to find potential interference or to help with digital region overlap areas.
  • Service names: this lists the services that you can receive, each ordered by the strongest signal.
  • Transmitter names: and finally an alphabetical list of the transmitters with the services listed by broadcast frequency.

Aerial group choice

When you first visit the page you will see the services received by a "wideband" aerial, now you can also select the other aerial groups to see how that will effect reception.


For the moment it is not possible to resolve postcodes in Northern Ireland (BT) or the Isle of Man. Apologies for that.

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Friday, 30 September 2011
1:40 PM

Hi all,

I'm trying to sort out my freeview and I'm certain I used this site before to find a map that showed you the direction line on a map to the best transmitter to get freeview. But for some reason I can't seem to find it. I'm not that good on a compass lol. Post code LS12 5BU I'm trying to get Emley Moor. Cheers

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Andy's 3 posts GB flag
Andy's: mapA's Freeview map terrainA's terrain plot wavesA's frequency data A's Freeview Detailed Coverage

3:46 PM

Andy: Emley Moor is 12 miles away from you on a bearing of 189 degrees, so if you see any Sky dishes around then your aerial should be roughly facing the same direction as them but a little to the right.

(Obviously simulating your own back being against the wall!)

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Sunday, 2 October 2011
2:18 PM


Brilliant work as ever. I enjoy the updates.

Your beta does not display the Hastings transmitter that I currently use when I search on my post code BN21 2JU ? Is there a reason for this.


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Roy's 6 posts GB flag
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Wednesday, 5 October 2011
Michael Lyons
4:06 AM

The reception predictor does not seem to work for CH62 5EL.

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Michael Lyons's 1 post GB flag
Michael's: mapM's Freeview map terrainM's terrain plot wavesM's frequency data M's Freeview Detailed Coverage
Tuesday, 11 October 2011
12:20 PM

Witney signal strength is poor even with a booster??
Especially on channel 4 or itv, never had this problem with analog. Can the signal be boosted.

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Craig's 1 post GB flag
Craig's: mapC's Freeview map terrainC's terrain plot wavesC's frequency data C's Freeview Detailed Coverage

1:05 PM

Craig: You should carry out a signal check noting the Mux channel number shown, this to ensure that your TV or box hasn't picked up the lower multiplex channels used by Hannington whereby pushing Oxfords channels up into the 800 ranges, as the reception of Hannington is shown as being possible on your code, albeit in an inferior fashion to Oxford.

Oxford using (BBC)Mux Ch53 / (ITV1 etc)Mux Ch60, whereas Hannington is (BBC)Mux Ch50 / (ITV1 etc)Mux Ch43.

If it has, then blank out anything stored by scanning without the aerial, then after re-connecting manually enter the channels given, finally using the "add channels" (or whatever your device calls it) to obtain the remaining multiplexes.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Mike Dimmick

2:57 PM

Craig: Boosters are typically no use whatsoever. They are only of any use if the receiver is particularly noisy, and most Freeview boxes will actually be less noisy than an added booster.

The prediction at your address is 100% across the board, suggesting that the problem is actually too *much* signal. See Freeview signals: too much of a good thing is bad for you | - independent free digital TV advice .

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB flag
Thursday, 13 October 2011

8:19 AM

Roy: The Hastings transmitter is not within reception range at the postcode location. Freeview on Hastings TV transmitter | - independent free digital TV advice shows the transmitter.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag

8:30 AM

Michael Lyons: I will look into that.

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Tuesday, 18 October 2011
Brian Springthorpe

6:29 PM

We were in Kirkby Lonsdale for a few days last week on a walking holiday.

We needed to crash out in front of the telly of the evening, (knackered!), but found we had only a very limited channel list.

No Dave, no Film4, in fact there were loads of Freeview channels that we take for granted back in North Wales that we could pick up, for some reason or another, despite retuning and checking if someone had messed around with the parental controls, (which were switched off as it happens).

So, is that the story in KL - if you want a full listing, you have to go satellite?

We are going back in April, will it have improved by then?

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