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By providing a full postcode (such as W1A 1AA), national grid reference (for example SE123456) or latitude, longitude pair (like 54, -0.5) this page will provide a map, terrain plot and detailed information of the location showing the UK and RoI television transmitters that it is possible you receive Freeview, Freeview HD, Youview, BT Vision and Saorview from.
 

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These predictions are based upon a rooftop aerial and depend on the suitability of the aerial, the distance to the transmitters, the power of their signals, the postcode area, and local terrain.

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Monday, 19 September 2016
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Richard Cooper
10:00 AM

Ian Farrow: Hi, Ian. There has been engineering work taking place at the Newhaven transmission site on Friday 16 September, but this may have been completed by now, so it's worth trying to receive D1 stations again today. Alternatively, try re-aligning your DAB aerial on to the Heathfield transmitter to your north-North-East, this being the main DAB transmitter for East Sussex. Richard, Norwich.

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Ian Farrow
10:02 AM

Ian Farrow: sorry - I typed 54 radios in our house - it should have read FIVE (5) radios only

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Ian Farrow
10:10 AM

Richard Cooper: Thanks Richard, but our roof aerial has to be pointed to Newhaven transmitter for TV coverage and we are having no problems with TV reception. All five radios in the house have their own individual built-on aerials and my Pure radio I have tried retuning away from the house to see if I can get D! stations, but without success. Indoors I have pointed the radio aerials in umpteen different directions and again no success. Heathfield transmitter is no good for our TV reception where we are in Newhaven.

Thanks for your answer - the only one I have received !!! Ian Farrow

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Richard Cooper
10:33 AM

Ian Farrow: Hi, again Ian. Are you not aware that a UHF tv aerial on the roof is not of a suitable design to be used as a DAB radio aerial, although it is possible to use a 1950s or 1960s Band III ITV aerial for DAB radio reception, as long as the rods or elements point up and down in vertical planes. The quality branded models of DAB radio allow you to disconnect the telescopic rod aerial and connect an external DAB roof aerial, such as the type I've described above, using an F-type screw connector. It is always better to use an outside aerial rather than an inbuilt telescopic rod aerial and brand new DAB aerials can be purchased quite cheaply. One wouldn't consider trying to use a television set with a built-in aerial unless one was living next door to a powerful main transmitter, so if you're serious about receiving DAB signals from alternative transmitters, you need to invest in an external DAB radio aerial because, as i began this post, a UHF DTT or Freeview aerial cannot be used. If I lived where you do, I'd be keen to try an external DABaerial on Heathfield if Newhaven DAB was off! Richard, Norwich.

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Ian Farrow
11:00 AM

Richard Cooper:

Thanks again for further comments. Your technical comments are way beyond my comprehension - we are pensioners and can't afford to just change roof aerials willy nilly. Our TV reception is perfect on all channels and our roof aerial is also boosted by mains electicity and we have no problems there. Somewhere along the line the point I am trying to make is being missed. We get perfect DAB radio reception on all 5 of the radios in the house on the Newhaven 10B (Sussex) band and also on the Newhaven 12B (BBC National DAB) band - it is JUST the D1 National 11D band stations that have disappeared. I am not trying to receive from any alternative transmitters - I am simply trying to receive from the transmitter that was perfectly ok up until Friday 16 September.

Thanks for trying to help - I appreciate it. This did happen in about March of this year and we were without the same band for about 4 days and then suddenly everything appeared again, so I guess I must just be patient.

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Richard Cooper
11:30 AM

Ian Farrow: Hi again, Ian. Thank you so much for your replies including personal explanations. I should think that the Newhaven DAB transmitter will have the Digital One (D1) group of programmes back on air within a few days, because the programme companies soon realise that they are losing advertising income if a transmitter is off the air for more than a couple of days, so, 'Yes', you need to be patient if you cannot afford to pay out for an 'on-the-roof' DAB aerial in order to receive the Digital One stations from an alternative transmitter. Richard in Norwich.

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StevensOnln1
11:44 AM

Ian Farrow: Have you contacted any of the broadcasters of the stations on D1 that you are trying to listen to? They should be able to confirm if they are already aware of the fault or otherwise they can pass the problem on to the transmission company to investigate.

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Monday, 26 September 2016
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Nick Anderson
3:50 PM

Why do the current local TV broadcasters only use horizontal polarisation for the low power signals involved as reception is not normally possible in an area not very close to the transmitter if the receiving aerial is vertically polarised?

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StevensOnln1
5:37 PM

Nick Anderson: Local TV is done on a tight budget, with broadcast patterns and power levels determined by Ofcom. I suspect you are referring to the Rowridge transmitter. The Solent local mux is only intended to cover Southampton/Portsmouth and the surrounding areas which should have good reception of all services with a horizontally polarised aerial, whereas the vertically polarised transmissions enable the COM4-6 muxes to broadcast at higher power in order to improve reception in areas further away from the transmitter which are not the target of the Solent local TV service.

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