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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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Wednesday, 19 October 2011
11:07 AM

In Ross-on-Wye, we have currently not had any Multiplex 6 (ITV4, Film4, Yesterday etc) for some 24 hours. No previous problems.

Is this a known issue?

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Ben's 2 posts GB flag
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Thursday, 20 October 2011
Tuesday, 25 October 2011
11:13 AM

Hi, please help! I live in Greenhithe, as of Sunday 23 October I have not been able to receive ITV, Channel 4 and 5, plus a wide variety of the freeview channels! When TV was switched on there was a prompt to retune it, so I did so! That's when problem started! Have tried everything but to no avail!! Also, have no signal what so ever in the bed rooms - even though TVs have freeview and correct aerials? Why is this and what can I do? Thank you.

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Rachel's 1 post GB flag
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Thursday, 27 October 2011
Dave Chappell
10:58 AM

Hi, I'm not sure whether I've found a minor hiccup in the freeview prediction page when I put in an Aberporth postcode SA43 2EP. The location is identified but there appear to be no transmitters in South & West Wales. (Yet if I pan West from my home postcode in Gloucestershire I can see the transmitters which serve Wales on the map)

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Dave Chappell's 10 posts GB flag
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11:54 AM

Dave Chappell: Thanks for that, I will have a look at why you get no results as it clearly should show Blaenplwyf and Arfon.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 1 November 2011

8:12 AM

I know I have mentioned this before DSO:
The predictor for my postcode WR4 does not mention Bromsgrove. Since DSO power increase this transmitter is now considered the second most receivable after Sutton Coldfield for the north side of Worcester.
Doing a quick straw poll by looking out of my upstairs windows at the aeriaIs on my neibours roofs I see 12 on Sutton (V),5 on Bromsgrove (H)2 on Malvern (V), and 2 on Wrekin (H)

Kind Regards

ps : I have been a great fan of your site for many years and find it a great source of information. I read your updates most days.

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Sid's 33 posts GB flag
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8:35 AM

Sid: Thanks for that. Yes, there is a problem with Bromsgrove showing up as underpowered.

I am currently working on re-working the whole database to deal with several problems, but it takes many days to do the predictions for the whole of the UK.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Thursday, 3 November 2011
12:24 PM

Redruth Cornwall is our transmitter. Yesterday and today have lost most channels - message is that there is a poor quality/too low level of signal Aerial and cables all seem OK - no change from Tuesday when all channels received! Predictor also says no problems with transmitter. Any ideas

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