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Freeview reception at GU8 5NW


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 GU85NW (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-700MHz services that may interfere with Freeview reception at some point from 2020 when the 5G 700MHz 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)Guildford LondonPSB1
2BBC TwoGuildford LondonPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Guildford LondonPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Guildford LondonPSB2
5Channel 5Guildford LondonPSB2
 
6ITV 2Guildford LondonPSB2
9BBC FourGuildford LondonPSB1
10ITV3Guildford LondonPSB2
11Sky ArtsGuildford COM5
12QuestGuildford COM6
 
13E4Guildford LondonPSB2
14Film4Guildford LondonPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Guildford LondonPSB2
17ReallyGuildford COM5
18More4Guildford LondonPSB2
 
19DaveGuildford COM5
20DramaGuildford COM4
215USAGuildford COM4
23BBC ThreeGuildford LondonPSB1
25WGuildford COM6
 
26ITV4Guildford LondonPSB2
27YesterdayGuildford COM6
29ITV2 +1Guildford COM4
30E4 +1Guildford LondonPSB2
31E4 ExtraGuildford COM5
 
325STARGuildford COM4
335ActionGuildford COM4
34GREAT! moviesGuildford COM6
35ITV1 +1Guildford LondonPSB2
36pickGuildford COM5
 
39DMAXGuildford COM6
40Quest RedGuildford COM5
41LegendGuildford COM4
42GREAT! movies actionGuildford COM4
43Food NetworkGuildford COM5
 
44HGTVGuildford COM6
46Channel 5 +1Guildford COM4
47Film4 +1Guildford COM5
48ChallengeGuildford COM5
494sevenGuildford COM5
 
565SELECTGuildford PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelGuildford COM5
58ITVBe +1Guildford COM4
59ITV3 +1Guildford COM4
60Drama +1Guildford COM5
 
64BlazeGuildford COM4
67CBS RealityGuildford COM4
70Quest +1Guildford COM5
71Quest Red +1Guildford COM6
73HobbyMakerGuildford COM6
 
74Dave ja vuGuildford COM4
75Yesterday +1Guildford COM5
78TCCGuildford COM4
81Blaze +1Guildford COM4
82Talking Pictures TVGuildford COM6
 
83Together TVGuildford COM5
84PBS AmericaGuildford COM6
88Classic HitsGuildford COM6
89ITV4 +1Guildford COM4
101BBC One HDGuildford PSB3
 
102BBC Two HDGuildford PSB3
103UTV HDGuildford PSB3
103STV HDGuildford PSB3
103ITV 1 HDGuildford PSB3
104Channel 4 HDGuildford PSB3
 
105Channel 5 HDGuildford PSB3
106BBC Four HDGuildford PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDGuildford PSB3
109BBC Three HDGuildford PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Guildford PSB3
 
201CBBCGuildford LondonPSB1
202CBeebiesGuildford LondonPSB1
203CITVGuildford COM4
204CBBC HDGuildford PSB3
205CBeebies HDGuildford PSB3
 
208Pop PlayerGuildford COM4
209Ketchup TVGuildford COM4
210Ketchup TooGuildford COM4
211YAAAS!Guildford COM4
231BBC NewsGuildford LondonPSB1
 
232BBC ParliamentGuildford LondonPSB1
233Sky NewsGuildford COM5
235Al Jazeera EngGuildford COM6
250BBC Red ButtonGuildford LondonPSB1

 

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Comments
Saturday, 4 May 2013
J
Jackie
7:33 PM
Newmarket

Hi, I am using an older Freeview box, an STB2009 by Technosonic. Will I have limited channels on this box? I don't seem able to get QVC or Dave etc, but I have the normal channels such as BBC's and ITV's etc. The signal is not very good though.

Thanks

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Jackie's 1 post GB
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

8:29 PM

Jackie: If you are receiving from Sandy Heath transmitter then if your aerial has not been replaced from the days of four-channel analogue you may need it replacing. The reason being that it is less sensitive on the higher frequencies that ITV3, Dave, Pick TV, Film4 and others use.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Sunday, 5 May 2013
B
Barry
1:30 PM
Bristol

Hi. I have a roof aerial and have recently lost five of the six muxes on a 90% basis. We now only have the ch5 set of channels. Aerial is pointing towards the mendip transmitter and had no problems until this friday morning. Seems as though something is interfering as worked perfectly for an hour last night between 1930 and 2030 then lost all but ch5 signal again. Weather appears not to be an issue and problem on all freeview devices in house. Rescanned boxes after frequency changes and had no problems until now. Rescanned boxes and all channels found but no signal indicated on screen for all but one mux. Could this be 4g interference? Not aware of any announced testing in our area as of yet though. Any advice greatly appreciated as our 2 yr old is miffed there's no cbeebies.

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Adam
6:18 PM

Hi, I have a Samsung tv, model number LE40D503F7W, that has lost the majority of Freeview channels. We have a TV upstairs that still has all the channels, so I am assuming this is something wrong with the Samsung TV rather than the reception but due to results from a retune, I'm reluctant to do so with the upstairs TV.

About 3 weeks ago after some particularly bad weather in Nottingham we lost all channels on the EPG. After a retune we were left with 19 TV channels (1 - BBC1, 2 - BBC2, 3 - ITV1, 4 - Channel 5, 5 - Channel 5, 6 - ITV2, 7 - BBC 3, 8 - BBC4, 13 - 4+1, 14 - More 4, 28 - E4, 33 - ITV+1, 70 - CBBC, 70 - Cbeebies, 80 - BBC NEWS, 81 -BBC Paliament, 200 Red button, 301, 302) along with 11 radio stations (all BBC radio stations).

We have a roof ariel fitted which was brand new last July, so I doubt the issue lies with that. I have tried a factory reset on the TV along with changing the country that the TV is based in (changed it to Swizerland, auto tuned, changed back to UK then auto tuned) but I still only have 19 TV channels and 11 radio stations.

I am about to give a manual tune a go (even though my postcode isn't registered on this website, new build house) to see if I have any success that way.

Is there anything else I can do? (53.0434,-1.1851) 

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Adam's 1 post GB
J
john
6:45 PM

Hia ive got a goodmans freeview recordable box and up dated my stations now it wont store itv channels it looses them when i switch the power of at nights can any one help please

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john's 4 posts GB
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

6:53 PM

john: It's probably due to the tuner running out of memory. The clue is that the ITV channels are picked up last during the scan (i.e. on the highest frequency).

It probably results from signals from other transmitters being picked up first, filling the memory.

Without knowledge of your transmitter is not possible to say whether this might apply here.

Based on your previous postings, you are probably using Winter Hill whose ITV signal is on the highest channel. The answer may be to have the aerial lead out for the first 50% of the scan. If, having done this, you are missing some other channels then try getting the aerial lead in a bit sooner.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Tuesday, 7 May 2013
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Quenten Walker
9:36 AM
Poole

I am having problems with freeview. Aerial points through Parkstone relay to see Rowridge. Aerial mounted on mast at top of garden, much higher than roof. TV seems to lock up when changing channels. Also, new mobile transmitter now being installed at bottom of Constitution Hill rd, but not on your map. Is this 4G?

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Quenten Walker's 1 post GB
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:45 AM

Adam: Which transmitter are you using?

If it's Nottingham (Kimberley) then Sutton Coldfield is on roughly the same bearing, albeit that the former is vertically polarised and the latter is horizontally polarised.

Whichever transmitter you are using, always check to see that all channels are tuned to the desired transmitter as there may be a number of possibilities at your location.

Based on Streetview photos of Papplewich Lane, Waltham is (mainly) used in the area. Aerials for it are horizontal and it is south east from you.

Check the UHF channel or frequency given on the signal strength screen on each of the following:

PSB1 | BBC One | C61 | 794MHz
PSB2 | ITV | C54 | 738MHz
PSB3 | BBC One HD | C58 | 770MHz
COM4 | ITV3 | C29 | 538MHz
COM5 | Pick TV | C56 | 754MHz
COM6 | Film4 | C57 | 762MHz

On 29th May, as part of the clearance for 4G services, PSB1 will move to C49 (698MHz).

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Pete Green
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

5:52 PM
Weston-super-mare

I get my freeview from Mendip but this page only shows Wenvoe and Hutton for my postcode, BS23 4QN. Can you tell me how to get the terrain resutls for Mendip.

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Charlotte
6:54 PM
St. Ives

I live in St Ives, Cornwall and receive my signal from Caradon Hill transmitter. Myself and others in this area have hardly had any channels for the last 3 days, it is worse in the evening. It says that there is no fault with the transmitter. Please help/advise.

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