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Freeview reception at WV5 8BT


For reliable and stable Freeview reception, you need an unobstructed path between the TV aerial on your roof and the digital TV transmitter. The map below shows the transmitters predicted to provide a signal at this location.

You can click on any transmitter symbol to show the coverage area as a green overlay on the map. Double click on a transmitter symbol to go to the transmitter information page.

You can also view the ten closest potential '4G-at-800' mobile phone masts within 1.5km of the selected location - these masts may be used for 4G-at-800 mobile broadband services from 2013-2015.

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There are 4 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of WV58BT (page shows closest 10)

What do the map symbols mean?

 EE,  Multiple operators,  O2,  3,  Vodafone,  location on line-of-sight,  Selected location,  Freeview transmitter,  Freeview light transmitter,  Engineering/fault today.

These icons show the potential locations for 4G-at-800MHz services that may interfere with Freeview reception at some point from 2013 to 2017 when the 4G 800MHz services start.

For actual mobile phone reception prediction (at 800-960MHz and 1710-2170MHz) see these phone operator's mapping sites: Three O2 T-Mobile EE Virgin

Predicted Freeview channel list

1BBC One (SD)The Wrekin West MidlandsPSB1
2BBC TwoThe Wrekin West MidlandsPSB1
3ITV (SD)The Wrekin Central (West)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)The Wrekin Central (West)PSB2
5Channel 5 (SD)The Wrekin Central (West)PSB2
 
6ITV 2The Wrekin Central (West)PSB2
7Big Centre TVBrierley Hill LB
9BBC FourThe Wrekin West MidlandsPSB1
10ITV3The Wrekin Central (West)PSB2
11pickBrierley Hill COM5
 
12QuestThe Wrekin COM4
13E4The Wrekin Central (West)PSB2
14Film4The Wrekin Central (West)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1The Wrekin Central (West)PSB2
17ReallyBrierley Hill COM5
 
18More4The Wrekin Central (West)PSB2
19DaveBrierley Hill COM5
20DramaThe Wrekin COM4
215USAThe Wrekin COM4
24ITV4The Wrekin Central (West)PSB2
 
25YesterdayBrierley Hill COM6
27ITV2 +1The Wrekin COM4
28E4 +1Brierley Hill COM5
294MusicBrierley Hill COM6
305STARThe Wrekin COM4
 
31Paramount NetworkThe Wrekin COM4
32Sony MoviesBrierley Hill COM5
33ITV +1The Wrekin Central (West)PSB2
34ITV3 +1The Wrekin COM4
37DMAXBrierley Hill COM6
 
38Quest RedBrierley Hill COM5
39CBS JusticeBrierley Hill COM6
40Sony Movies ActionThe Wrekin COM4
41Food NetworkBrierley Hill COM5
42HGTVBrierley Hill COM6
 
44Channel 5 +1The Wrekin COM4
45Film4 +1Brierley Hill COM5
46ChallengeBrierley Hill COM5
474sevenBrierley Hill COM6
545SELECTThe Wrekin COM4
 
57Smithsonian ChannelBrierley Hill COM5
58ITVBe +1The Wrekin COM4
59ITV4 +1The Wrekin COM4
63BlazeThe Wrekin COM4
66CBS RealityThe Wrekin COM4
 
70Horror ChannelThe Wrekin COM4
71CBS DramaBrierley Hill COM6
76Quest +1Brierley Hill COM5
77TCCThe Wrekin COM4
78Now 90sBrierley Hill COM5
 
79Dave ja vuBrierley Hill COM6
80Blaze +1The Wrekin COM4
81Talking Pictures TVBrierley Hill COM6
88TogetherBrierley Hill COM5
91PBS AmericaBrierley Hill COM6
 
101BBC One HDThe Wrekin PSB3
102BBC Two HDThe Wrekin PSB3
103STV HDThe Wrekin PSB3
103ITV HDThe Wrekin PSB3
103UTV HDThe Wrekin PSB3
 
104Channel 4 HDThe Wrekin PSB3
105Channel 5 HDThe Wrekin PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDThe Wrekin PSB3
201CBBCThe Wrekin West MidlandsPSB1
202CBeebiesThe Wrekin West MidlandsPSB1
 
203CITVThe Wrekin COM4
204CBBC HDThe Wrekin PSB3
211Ketchup TVThe Wrekin COM4
231BBC NewsThe Wrekin West MidlandsPSB1
232BBC ParliamentThe Wrekin West MidlandsPSB1
 
233Sky NewsBrierley Hill COM5
234RTBrierley Hill COM6
235Aljazeera EnglishBrierley Hill COM6
250BBC Red ButtonThe Wrekin West MidlandsPSB1

 

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Comments
Saturday, 21 March 2020
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Mazbar
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12:57 PM

MR G A LEWIS: so your aerial is 20 years old, I would get it checked by a professional nothing lasts for ever.

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Chris.SE
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2:10 PM

Mazbar:

His other post is more relevant in the first instance, others are having similar problems.

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Sunday, 22 March 2020
Stuart Swaine
1:55 PM
Bradford

Chris.SE: I have lost BBC1 Yorkshire and ITV Yorkshire (Calandar news) since the retune on 12th February and now I only get North East from the Bilsdale transmitter. I live in Bradford BD7 4PW. I cannot get a good signal from Emley Moor due to a hill so I think my aerial is pointing towards the Keighley transmitter. Do I need to get my roof aerial looked at as I live in a flat complex with a communal aerial system? I want my Look North and Calendar news back from Yorkshire!

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StevensOnln1
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3:12 PM

Stuart Swaine: If you have a communal aerial system then you need to get in touch with whoever is responsible for maintaining that system and get them to investigate, although that may not be a high priority for them given the current health situation.

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Monday, 23 March 2020
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Chris.SE
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12:39 PM

Stuart Swaine:

See if your neighbours have similar problems!
The stupid thing here is that the Freeview Detailed Coverage predictor suggests that Bilsdale is the preferred transmitter, yet it's only predicting good coverage for the 3 main PSB multiplexes, none for COMs4-6 and potentially variable from the COMs7&8 multiplexes, BUT it's predicting GOOD reception from Emley Moor for the six main multiplexes PSBs1-3, COMs4-6.
It's also predicting no coverage from Keighley for the 3 main multiplexes, yet good for COMs4-6 !

It's try a full retune as well as checking what the situation is with neighbours.
Unplug your aerial and carry out a full automatic retune which should clear all previous tuning as no channels will be found. With the aerial then plugged back in, if you can carry out a manual retune on the specific UHF channels that will be the best way (if you can't do a manual retune you'll have to do an automatic one).

I'll list the UHF channels for each of your potential transmitters in the order PSBs1-3, COMs4-6 & separately for COMs 7&8. Note PSB3 and COMs7&8 are HD multiplexes so if your set doesn't have an HD TUNER, you won't get them. I also suggest you try the PSB1/BBCA multiplex first, on YOUR preferred transmitters first, to see exactly what you can/are picking up, then carry on with the other UHF channels for that transmitter.

Emley Moor - 47, 44, 41. 33, 36, 48 unlikely to get COMs7&8 (on UHF 55&56)
Keighley - 40, 43, 46, 29, 31, 37 (no COMs7&8)
Bilsdale - 27, 24, 21, 43, 46, 40 (note COMs4-6 no prediction), COMs 7&8 are on UHF 55&56.

If you and your neighbours all got Yorkshire before, and it's now set up for Bilsdale (Tyne Tees), you may care to ask you building management why the aerial installers have changed transmitters in view of what you previously received quite satisfactorily and the fact that the predicted reception from Emley Moor is good. (I will say however that the predictors are always 100% correct, but I'm going on what you previously received as well!).

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Chris.SE
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12:45 PM

Stuart Swaine:

Sorry, to add to the above, if it's Bilsdale that it's set up for, Bilsdale has Planned Engineering this week with "Possible Service Interruptions", so if you happen to retune when a channel is off-air you'll get nothing, try again later!

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