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Freeview reception at HR1 1NF


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 8 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of HR11NF (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)Ridge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
2BBC TwoRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
5Channel 5Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
 
6ITV 2Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
9BBC FourRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
10ITV3Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
11Sky MixRidge Hill COM5
12QuestRidge Hill COM6
 
13E4Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
14Film4Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
17ReallyRidge Hill COM5
18More4Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
 
19DaveRidge Hill COM5
20DramaRidge Hill COM4
215USARidge Hill COM4
23BBC ThreeRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
25WRidge Hill COM6
 
26ITV4Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
27YesterdayRidge Hill COM6
28ITVBeRidge Hill Central (West)PSB2
29ITV2 +1Ridge Hill COM4
30E4 +1Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
 
31E4 ExtraRidge Hill COM5
325STARRidge Hill COM4
335ActionRidge Hill COM4
34GREAT! moviesRidge Hill COM6
35ITV1 +1Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
 
36Sky ArtsRidge Hill COM5
38Channel 5 +1Ridge Hill COM4
39DMAXRidge Hill COM6
40Quest RedRidge Hill COM5
41LegendRidge Hill COM4
 
42GREAT! actionRidge Hill COM4
43Food NetworkRidge Hill COM5
44HGTVRidge Hill COM6
465SELECTRidge Hill PSB3
47Film4 +1Ridge Hill COM5
 
48ChallengeRidge Hill COM5
494sevenRidge Hill COM5
52GREAT! romanceRidge Hill COM6
56That's TV (UK)Ridge Hill COM6
57Dave ja vuRidge Hill COM4
 
58ITV3 +1Ridge Hill COM4
59ITV4 +1Ridge Hill COM4
60Drama +1Ridge Hill COM5
63GREAT! romance mixRidge Hill COM6
64BlazeRidge Hill COM4
 
65That's TV 2Ridge Hill COM5
67TRUE CRIMERidge Hill COM4
68TRUE CRIME XTRARidge Hill COM4
70Quest +1Ridge Hill COM5
71That’s 60sRidge Hill COM6
 
73HobbyMakerRidge Hill COM6
74Yesterday +1Ridge Hill COM5
75That's 90sRidge Hill COM5
78TCCRidge Hill COM4
81Blaze +1Ridge Hill COM4
 
82Talking Pictures TVRidge Hill COM6
83Together TVRidge Hill COM4
84PBS AmericaRidge Hill COM6
91WildEarthRidge Hill COM4
93ITVBe +1Ridge Hill COM4
 
101BBC One HDRidge Hill PSB3
102BBC Two HDRidge Hill PSB3
103STV HDRidge Hill PSB3
103UTV HDRidge Hill PSB3
103ITV 1 HDRidge Hill PSB3
 
104Channel 4 HDRidge Hill PSB3
105Channel 5 HDRidge Hill PSB3
106BBC Four HDRidge Hill PSB3
107BBC Three HDRidge Hill PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDRidge Hill PSB3
 
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Ridge Hill PSB3
201CBBCRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
202CBeebiesRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
204CBBC HDRidge Hill PSB3
205CBeebies HDRidge Hill PSB3
 
209Ketchup TVRidge Hill COM4
210Ketchup TooRidge Hill COM4
211YAAAS!Ridge Hill COM4
231BBC NewsRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
232BBC ParliamentRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
 
233Sky NewsRidge Hill COM5
235Al Jazeera EngRidge Hill COM6
267Al Jazeera EnglishRidge Hill COM4

 

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Comments
Monday, 3 March 2014
J
jamie stevens
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5:10 PM
Havant

Heather Ellis:

Set top aerials are never very good even in the best locations.

You will probably need a good external aerial installed.

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Heather Ellis
5:43 PM

Heather Ellis:
Unfortuneatly I rent the flat which has various landlords.My landlord will not provide an external aerial,hence my only option was a set top aerial.I have looked at one with a 43db gain,do you think that might help?

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Dave Lindsay
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6:37 PM

Heather Ellis: Firstly, she is only 5.6 miles from the transmitter so generally speaking (all we can ever be is general) is that the chances of a set-top aerial working are much greater than those who are further away.

By "general" I am talking across the area as a whole there are always likely to be pockets of poor reception owing to buildings, trees etc.

The "43dB" quoted figure may be the sum of the aerial's gain plus that of the amplifier the most likely for it is so as to sell the device because a bigger number sounds better.

The most important thing is having the clearest view of the transmitter as possible. Think of it like light and objects in the way as casting a shadow.

Therefore, being on the side of the building which faces the transmitter is likely to be better than that facing away. If it's the latter then the signal coming directly to the receiving aerial is likely to be degraded and there is likely to be more reliance on reflections for reception.

At such close proximity the amplification your daughter has could potentially be making the signal too big, i.e. it's OTT. As such, I suggest that the level be reduced and try again.

With manual tuning if you enter/select the UHF channel number/frequency but don't press the button to scan/add services, instead wait and the device will probably act as a signal meter (it takes several seconds for the reading to catch up). I suggest that this be used to see whether the aerial can be sited somewhere that C44 can be received, this in combination with an assessment of where it is thought the signal might be best on view of obstructions.

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Monday, 10 March 2014
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Garth Sycamore
7:35 PM
Swindon

Brian, Sorry I should have used the PSB 3 BBC B mux as a comparison. This is 100Kw DVB-T2 and carries BBC 1 HD. COM 7 is 5.8Kw DVB-T2 and carries BBC 4 HD and is 12DB down, 1/16 of the power of PSB 3. My Humax HDR FOX T2 receives (via a wideband aerial) BBC 1 HD on ch 57 at 80% signal and 100% quality. BBC4 HD is on ch 31 and the Hummy reports 0% signal and quality. This is not what I would expect to get after viewing the COM 7 coverage map!

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Michael
sentiment_satisfiedGold

8:12 PM

Garth Sycamore: You are always going to get 0% signal and quality on a UHF channel which is not broadcasting from the transmitter you are tuned in to...

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Tuesday, 11 March 2014
P
Paul Fletcher
7:42 AM
Swadlincote

Hello,
I'm located at DE11 7QU and tuned to the Waltham transmitter. All other HD and SD channels are being receved ok. But Bonanzabonanza and Local TV test both brak up some days and nothing is being receved from the new HD chanlles C31 and C37.
Are the new HD channels working or ham I out of range?

Paul



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Dave Lindsay
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2:41 PM

Paul Fletcher: As far as Waltham goes, you are just the wrong side of a drop which prevents line-of-sight at 30.7 miles:


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According to Digital UK, C31 doesn't come on air from Waltham until 25th of this month. It is to be only 8.7kW though.

The local mux is directional and not intended for you. Therefore there is probably nothing you can do.

Sutton Coldfield's new HD channel is on air now on C33 which you might get to some degree, as you appear to have a fairly good path.

If you're using manual tuning and there is an option for DVB-T or DVB-T2 then select the latter for HD channels or it won't find it.

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Thursday, 13 March 2014
Friday, 14 March 2014
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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

8:29 AM

mr p clark: It presently does on Mux Ch39 and has been doing for some considerable time.

Although indications are that the signal path from the Chatton transmitter (@ 3.3 miles) is completely obstructed at approximately 1.75miles prior to your location "if" you receive the other channels OK then are you sure that your TV is capable of HD reception and as such is fitted with a DVB-T2 tuner and not just DVB-T?, if you have the user manual for the TV check the specifications section or come back with the model number of the set and this can be checked out for you.

Should though you do have a TV capable of HD reception and you receive the other channels are OK even although the signal is obstructed, then another thing that can block HD reception is if the signal being received is too strong, and at only 3.3 miles away from the transmitter this is a distinct possibility, and so if you are using any form of booster try by passing it by connecting the aerial directly into the TV followed by carrying out a retune on the set if nothing appears on EPG2.

Further advice dependant on feedback.

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Tuesday, 18 March 2014
S
Sharealam
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

5:44 PM
Batley

New channel community had on channel 109

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