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Forces TV

24 hour factual channel devoted to the work of the armed forces and the world of defence news, features, documentaries and live coverage of the armed forces and all they do.

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How to Watch: Forces TV


Below is a list of all the television and radio channels that you can watch in the UK using one of the free services: analogue, DAB (for radio), Freeview, Sky No Card - Sky without a viewing card (Freesat from Sky (or fSfS)) and Freesat.. Where a channel can be watched for free, the channel number is listed below. In addition, if you can watch (or listen) immediately online, press the button in the "web" column.

As some channels are exclusive to one service alone, you may need to get receive more than one service to get all the channels you want. The coverage for Freeview differs too - those channels not provided by the public service "Freeview Light" transmitters the current coverage shown thus (54%), taken from Connected Nations Report 2017: Data analysis'

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Forces TV   96 (76%) 181 165

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Freeview multiplex: Forces TV is on multiplex com8 in england flagEngland scotland flagScotland northernireland flagNorthern Ireland wales flagWales .

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Monday, 6 May 2019
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StevensOnln1
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10:27 AM

Les Holden: Forces TV is on the COM8 multiplex, along with BBC Four HD. If you provide a full postcode (SO50 covers a wide area) we can see what the predicted coverage is at your location. It is also on Freesat 165.

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Simon L Bradfield
1:53 PM

Simon Bradfield:

Since around May last year I have been unable to receive the Al Jazzera channel from the Rowridge Transmitter. The Freeview engineer who visited me said it was because this channel is now broadcast from Rowridge on very low power. Please, please do something about this.

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StevensOnln1
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1:59 PM

Simon L Bradfield: No one on this website has any connection with either the transmitter company or any broadcaster. The power levels of the temporary COM7 & COM8 multiplexes is not going to be increased as this would cause interference with other transmitters. Did the engineer check whether you have a wideband aerial or an older Group A aerial? COM7 & COM8 are now broadcast at the top end of the UHF band whereas the main multiplexes are broadcast at the bottom end, so a Group A aerial designed for the lower end of the UHF band won't give good reception of COM7 & COM8. If you provide a full postcode we can see where you are in relation to the transmitter and your predicted coverage, allowing further advice to be offered.

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Les Holden
2:35 PM

StevensOnln1: Many thaks for the info my full post code is SO504NQ. I have tried Freesat 165 with no joy. I do think I should be able to receive Forces TV.

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StevensOnln1
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4:09 PM

Les Holden: You're 33km away but are predicted to get a good signal from Rowridge. You need a wideband aerial mounted in horizontal polarity (with the little rods going side to side) pointing due South to get COM7 & COM8. I suspect you currently either have a Group A aerial (which isn't designed to receive UHF channels 55 & 56) or your aerial has been mounted vertically (little rods going up and down). If you can't get Forces TV on Freesat then you have a fault of some sort. If you go through all of the Freesat channels, are there any others which aren't working?

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Sunday, 12 May 2019
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Les Holden
4:08 PM

StevensOnln1:

On Freeview I am also missing the following channels
56,57,64,67,74,78,83,84,89,91,92,93,96,and 99
A correcting on my Freeset I am receivingthe following mesage for 165 "No or weak signal"
I think you may be correct with referenceto a wideband aerial which I will try in the near future

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MikeP
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10:21 PM

Les Holden:

To get all the available channels from the Rowridge transmitter it is essential that you use a wideband aerial as though most programmes are in the lower range, two are in the uppar band on channel 55 and 56 - which are very poorly received by a Group A or B aerial.



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Saturday, 25 May 2019
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RUSTY
10:44 AM

hi since march this year i had message on my tv to retune since then i cant get my fave channel forces tv! why is this i think my transmitter is beacon hill i am in paignton torbay devon tq33 area postcode
please could you help missing it so much cheers
RUSTY
ex 1st btn WFR

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MikeP
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1:05 PM

RUSTY:

The beacon Hill transmitter no longer provide the COM7 and COM8 multiplexes, one of which carried the Forces TV channel. There is very little likelihood of those multiplexes returning any time soon as they are purely temporary until the full readjustment of channels is completed, probably sometime around 2022 or so.



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