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Freeview reception at DL14 7RB


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 3 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of DL147RB (page shows closest 10)

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These icons show the potential locations for 5G-at-700MHz services that may interfere with Freeview reception. For actual mobile device reception prediction (at 800-960MHz and 1710-2170MHz) see these phone operator's mapping sites: Three O2 EE VM

Predicted Freeview channel list

1BBC One (SD)Bilsdale North East and CumbriaPSB1
2BBC TwoBilsdale North East and CumbriaPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Bilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Bilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
5Channel 5Bilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
 
6ITV 2Bilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
9BBC FourBilsdale North East and CumbriaPSB1
10ITV3Bilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
11Sky MixBilsdale COM5
12QuestBilsdale COM6
 
13E4Bilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
14Film4Bilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Bilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
17ReallyBilsdale COM5
18More4Bilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
 
19DaveBilsdale COM5
20DramaBilsdale COM4
215USABilsdale COM4
23BBC ThreeBilsdale North East and CumbriaPSB1
25WBilsdale COM6
 
26ITV4Bilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
27YesterdayBilsdale COM6
28ITVBeBilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
29ITV2 +1Bilsdale COM4
30E4 +1Bilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
 
31E4 ExtraBilsdale COM5
325STARBilsdale COM4
335ActionBilsdale COM4
34GREAT! moviesBilsdale COM6
35ITV1 +1Bilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
 
36Sky ArtsBilsdale COM5
38Channel 5 +1Bilsdale COM4
39DMAXBilsdale COM6
40Quest RedBilsdale COM5
41LegendBilsdale COM4
 
42GREAT! actionBilsdale COM4
43Food NetworkBilsdale COM5
44HGTVBilsdale COM6
465SELECTBilsdale PSB3
47Film4 +1Bilsdale COM5
 
48ChallengeBilsdale COM5
494sevenBilsdale COM5
52GREAT! romanceBilsdale COM6
56That's TV (UK)Bilsdale COM6
57Dave ja vuBilsdale COM4
 
58ITVBe +1Bilsdale COM4
59ITV3 +1Bilsdale COM4
60Drama +1Bilsdale COM5
61GREAT! movies extraBilsdale COM6
63GREAT! romance mixBilsdale COM6
 
64BlazeBilsdale COM4
65That's TV 2Bilsdale COM5
67TRUE CRIMEBilsdale COM4
68TRUE CRIME XTRABilsdale COM4
70Quest +1Bilsdale COM5
 
71That’s 60sBilsdale COM6
73HobbyMakerBilsdale COM6
74Yesterday +1Bilsdale COM5
75That's 90sBilsdale COM5
78TCCBilsdale COM4
 
81Blaze +1Bilsdale COM4
82Talking Pictures TVBilsdale COM6
83Together TVBilsdale COM4
84PBS AmericaBilsdale COM6
89ITV4 +1Bilsdale COM4
 
91WildEarthBilsdale COM4
101BBC One HDBilsdale PSB3
102BBC Two HDBilsdale PSB3
103UTV HDBilsdale PSB3
103ITV 1 HDBilsdale PSB3
 
103STV HDBilsdale PSB3
104Channel 4 HDBilsdale PSB3
105Channel 5 HDBilsdale PSB3
106BBC Four HDBilsdale PSB3
107BBC Three HDBilsdale PSB3
 
108BBC Scotland HDBilsdale PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Bilsdale PSB3
201CBBCBilsdale North East and CumbriaPSB1
202CBeebiesBilsdale North East and CumbriaPSB1
204CBBC HDBilsdale PSB3
 
205CBeebies HDBilsdale PSB3
209Ketchup TVBilsdale COM4
210Ketchup TooBilsdale COM4
211YAAAS!Bilsdale COM4
231BBC NewsBilsdale North East and CumbriaPSB1
 
232BBC ParliamentBilsdale North East and CumbriaPSB1
233Sky NewsBilsdale COM5
235Al Jazeera EngBilsdale COM6
267Al Jazeera EnglishBilsdale COM4

 

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Thursday, 23 May 2013
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Laura Sharpes
4:57 PM

I'm based in the Wirral area and I think I may have some 4G interference. Can you confirm this?

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hey na na whats my name?
5:12 PM

what is COFDM short for? thanks

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Michael
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5:32 PM

Laura Sharpes: Unless you are managing to pick up 4G signal from South-east London or Brighton (which is impossible) then you do not have 4G interference. Though I'm curious as to how you would be able to tell what 4G interference looks like!

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Briantist
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6:26 PM

hey na na whats my name?: Coded Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing...

Orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Friday, 24 May 2013
Dave Lindsay
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3:08 PM

Ash: There are a number of factors to be aware of and consider.

The COM channels from Waltham are at half power to the PSBs, the former being 25kW and the latter being 50kW.

All channels from Sutton Coldfield are 200kW.

Looking at Streetview and satellite images there are quite a few trees in your area that may perhaps rule out, or otherwise make difficult, reception from one or both transmitters.

Sutton Coldfield carries West Midlands programming and Waltham carries East Midlands programming.

You don't have clear line-of-sight to either transmitter.

The Derby transmitter, situated in Littleover at the Fire Service HQ, relays Waltham's PSB channels. It is on practically the same bearing as Sutton Coldfield and may be available to you. Its purpose is to provide East Midlands programming to those who otherwise receive from Sutton Coldfield. It does not carry the COM channels so you would have to rely on Sutton Coldfield for them.

For a list of PSB and COM services, see:

DTG :: DTT Services by Multiplex

In order to receive from Derby you may have to resort to manual tuning.

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Graham Cole
9:55 PM
Treorchy

The aerial is on my chimney, approximately 13 metres above ground. It receives Freeview Light from Rhondda at Llwynypia. For the last 16+ years it has entered a powered booster/splitter box in the loft. A loft-installed hi-fi aerial also enters the box, from which three coax cables serves three tvs and separate cables to three hi-fis. This system has worked without problem at all times and since Digital changeover, until recently. All BBC channels suffer from pixelation intermittently. On my Samsung tv the maximum signal strength is shown as 50 with small bit error readings, and it just about copes but when the problems arise the SS reduces to mid 30s or less and the Bit error shows major fluctuations and sometimes no signal. The other tvs are Panasonic and they cope better but still pixelate on occasions. The other channels show 70 with no BE activity, and very good pictures. My immediate neighbours with the same line of sight to the transmitter but from an aerial at half the height have no problems. It seems to me that the potential problems point to the aerial and or splitter/booster box. I am 75 and can no longer access my loft to check. I am sorry to bother you but would appreciate any views and advice. Thank you.



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Dave Lindsay
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10:16 PM

Graham Cole: I would suggest that the signal amplifier is pushing the level of the signal up too high:

Freeview signals: too much of a good thing is bad for you | Digital switchover | ukfree.tv - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice

If this is the issue then it may be that it is just managing to cope with it at 50%. At times it goes higher.

Think of turning the sound up on a piece of audio equipment where eventually the sound will distort and you loose quality. That's effectively what is happening if your TV signal is too high.

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Saturday, 25 May 2013
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Graham Cole
9:25 AM
Treorchy

Thank you Dave for your very swift response, which I have only just read. Having looked at the link, how can I check if the problem is as you suggest, and, if so, will I need attenuators on each set, or cables in the loft , or one on the feed into the booster/splitter box. On reflection, I cannot remember whether the loft box is a booster/splitter or merely a splitter. If it is the first would it be better with a splitter only? Thank you for your patience with a 'silver surfer'.

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