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Freeview reception at PL7 1TX


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 PL71TX (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 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)Plympton South WestPSB1
2BBC TwoPlympton South WestPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Plympton West CountryPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Plympton West CountryPSB2
5Channel 5Plympton West CountryPSB2
 
6ITV 2Plympton West CountryPSB2
9BBC FourPlympton South WestPSB1
10ITV3Plympton West CountryPSB2
11Sky MixPlympton COM5
12QuestPlympton COM6
 
13E4Plympton West CountryPSB2
14Film4Plympton West CountryPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Plympton West CountryPSB2
17ReallyPlympton COM5
18More4Plympton West CountryPSB2
 
19DavePlympton COM5
20DramaPlympton COM4
215USAPlympton COM4
23BBC ThreePlympton South WestPSB1
25WPlympton COM6
 
26ITV4Plympton West CountryPSB2
27YesterdayPlympton COM6
28ITVBePlympton West CountryPSB2
29ITV2 +1Plympton COM4
30E4 +1Plympton West CountryPSB2
 
31E4 ExtraPlympton COM5
325STARPlympton COM4
335ActionPlympton COM4
34GREAT! moviesPlympton COM6
35ITV1 +1Plympton West CountryPSB2
 
36Sky ArtsPlympton COM5
38Channel 5 +1Plympton COM4
39DMAXPlympton COM6
40Quest RedPlympton COM5
41LegendPlympton COM4
 
42GREAT! actionPlympton COM4
43Food NetworkPlympton COM5
44HGTVPlympton COM6
465SELECTPlympton PSB3
47Film4 +1Plympton COM5
 
48ChallengePlympton COM5
494sevenPlympton COM5
52GREAT! romancePlympton COM6
56That's TV (UK)Plympton COM6
57Dave ja vuPlympton COM4
 
58ITV3 +1Plympton COM4
59ITV4 +1Plympton COM4
60Drama +1Plympton COM5
63GREAT! romance mixPlympton COM6
64BlazePlympton COM4
 
65That's TV 2Plympton COM5
67TRUE CRIMEPlympton COM4
68TRUE CRIME XTRAPlympton COM4
70Quest +1Plympton COM5
71That’s 60sPlympton COM6
 
73HobbyMakerPlympton COM6
74Yesterday +1Plympton COM5
75That's 90sPlympton COM5
78TCCPlympton COM4
81Blaze +1Plympton COM4
 
82Talking Pictures TVPlympton COM6
83Together TVPlympton COM4
84PBS AmericaPlympton COM6
91WildEarthPlympton COM4
93ITVBe +1Plympton COM4
 
101BBC One HDPlympton PSB3
102BBC Two HDPlympton PSB3
103STV HDPlympton PSB3
103UTV HDPlympton PSB3
103ITV 1 HDPlympton PSB3
 
104Channel 4 HDPlympton PSB3
105Channel 5 HDPlympton PSB3
106BBC Four HDPlympton PSB3
107BBC Three HDPlympton PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDPlympton PSB3
 
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Plympton PSB3
201CBBCPlympton South WestPSB1
202CBeebiesPlympton South WestPSB1
204CBBC HDPlympton PSB3
205CBeebies HDPlympton PSB3
 
209Ketchup TVPlympton COM4
210Ketchup TooPlympton COM4
211YAAAS!Plympton COM4
231BBC NewsPlympton South WestPSB1
232BBC ParliamentPlympton South WestPSB1
 
233Sky NewsPlympton COM5
235Al Jazeera EngPlympton COM6
267Al Jazeera EnglishPlympton COM4

 

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Comments
Friday, 24 January 2014
D
David
2:47 PM
Rhyl

I live in Rhyl Ll18 4ED
Until around 11th Jan 2014 I had no issues.
During the following week, I noticed signal was varying but only on BBC Channels from Moel-y-Parc..
I get Service from Moel-y-Parc and I get Service from Winter Hill.
My Aerial is aimed at Winter Hill, but until now have had no problems picking up from Moel-y-Parc also.

The current problem with signal from Moel-y-Parc only affects BBC Channels, all the other channels from there are fine.

I have checked the various websites re any possible faults at Moel-y-Parc but they all say they are none.

Any ideas?

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Saturday, 25 January 2014
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Mark Farmiloe
11:38 AM
Birmingham

Mark Farmiloe: On Saturday 4 January 2014 6:12PM David Lindsey said:
Mark Farmiloe: I think you need to look closer to home some sort of electrical interference. Even if the base station is 4G at 800MHz then it's quite a way away, plus your aerial is horizontal and its signals are vertically polarised.

If it starts and stops at the same time then that is likely to be some timed device. An AM radio (LW preferably) powered from batteries might be useful in tracking it down.

I have a Multi-band radio including LW, but no idea how to use it to track my problem down. Please could you enlighten me.

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Sunday, 26 January 2014
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Dsb
7:53 AM
Cambridge

Jb38:
The TV is a Samsung UE46D6100SKXXU, the PVR a Panasonic dmr-pwt635.

Unfortunately I don't have access to the communal aerial to check for boosting - it was a fair guess on my part, but rather likely given the signal strength and that it is likely 30+ years old.

What is odd for me is the hd channels were working fine in August - the TV was still tuned to them, but displayed "no signal" and disappeared when I retuned. The PVR was 2nd hand from Bedford and also had them still tuned, and half a mile down the road at my parents it also can find them.

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jb38
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7:20 PM

Dsb: Being on a communal aerial system somewhat ties your hands as far what you can actually do is concerned as the level of the signal received has been adjusted by the engineer who installed the distribution amplifier.

However you should still carry out a signal check to see if anything is being received (no matter how low) but by using the Panasonic 635's tuner for testing purposes rather than the TV's, the former being more user friendly as far as "manual tuning" is concerned.

The procedure used being to go into the tuning menu and select "manual tune" then enter C21 into the box (Sandy's HD mux) but do NOT press OK to start the scan, because if anything is being received its level will appear on the strength / quality indicator bar, if though nothing is indicated then press OK just in case the box isnt capable of being used as a signal meter.

By the way if the menu only allows the frequency to be entered rather than channel then C231 is 474.2 Mhz, and if the decimal point is not accepted then 474.00 is quite OK.



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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

7:45 PM

Dsb : Re very last paragraph, the channel referred to is of course C21 and not the typo error of C231.

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Monday, 27 January 2014
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Nigel Catt
3:39 PM
Leighton Buzzard

`Recently purchased a Bush Freeview HD box. Non HD reception and quality very good on all channels - on screen signal info indicated 98% quality and 90 - 100% strength.

HD via channel 32, BBC News, BBC 4 etc, show 5% quality and 100% strength, but no problems.

HD via channel 21, BBC1, BBC2, ITV1 etc, show also 5% quality and 100% strength, but suffer from intermittent picture and sound break up.

We are located 28 miles from Sandy Heath and have a wide band aerial. Any suggestions as to the cause of the problem would be most appreciated.

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MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:09 PM
Calne

Nigel Catt
It appears that having 100% signal, especially on HD channels is not a good thing at all and causes the problems you report.

YThere is a section of this website dealing with having too much p0f a good thing and makes several good suggestions that have helped many people.

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Tuesday, 28 January 2014
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Glenys Sephton
12:08 PM
Coventry

Hi all, I live in Coventry just of the main A45 road, I have watched freeview successfully for a long time. I have received one of the postcards ref the 4G interference and sure enough I cant get the majority of the freeview channels. What puzzles me is that I can still receive channels 3,4 and 5 and some of the more obscure channels, but not all of them. We have tried re-tuning to no avail. My question is, that, logically, if 4G is the cause, why can I receive certain channels but not all of them, as, surely if 4G is the cause, it should block out all channels and not be selective. I believe I receive from the Leamington transmitter, would redirecting the aerial to Litchfield help, do you think, I'm 74 years old so any help which does not cost money would be appreciated. Thankyou.

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Dave Lindsay
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2:12 PM

Glenys Sephton: Absolutely not as different frequencies are affected in different ways.

Have you fitted the filter behind the TV set?

If you have a booster then the filter should go before the booster.

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