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Freeview reception at NR1 2PW


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 13 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of NR12PW (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

Quest Red +1Tacolneston COM6
Smithsonian ChannelTacolneston COM5
Classic HitsTacolneston COM6
1BBC One (SD)Tacolneston EastPSB1
2BBC TwoTacolneston EastPSB1
 
3ITV 1 (SD)Tacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Tacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
5Channel 5Tacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
6ITV 2Tacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
7MustardTacolneston LNR
 
9BBC FourTacolneston EastPSB1
10ITV3Tacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
11Sky ArtsTacolneston COM5
12QuestTacolneston COM6
13E4Tacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
 
14Film4Tacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Tacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
17ReallyTacolneston COM5
18More4Tacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
19DaveTacolneston COM5
 
20DramaTacolneston COM4
215USATacolneston COM4
23BBC ThreeTacolneston EastPSB1
25WTacolneston COM6
26ITV4Tacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
 
27YesterdayTacolneston COM6
28ITVBeTacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
29ITV2 +1Tacolneston COM4
30E4 +1Tacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
31E4 ExtraTacolneston COM5
 
325STARTacolneston COM4
335ActionTacolneston COM4
34GREAT! moviesTacolneston COM6
35ITV1 +1Tacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
36pickTacolneston COM5
 
38Channel 5 +1Tacolneston COM4
39DMAXTacolneston COM6
40Quest RedTacolneston COM5
41LegendTacolneston COM4
42Great! Movies ActionTacolneston COM4
 
43Food NetworkTacolneston COM5
44HGTVTacolneston COM6
465SELECTTacolneston PSB3
47Film4 +1Tacolneston COM5
48ChallengeTacolneston COM5
 
494sevenTacolneston COM5
52GREAT! romanceTacolneston COM6
57Dave ja vuTacolneston COM4
58ITVBe +1Tacolneston COM4
59ITV3 +1Tacolneston COM4
 
60Drama +1Tacolneston COM5
64BlazeTacolneston COM4
67CBS RealityTacolneston COM4
69HorrorXtraTacolneston COM4
70Quest +1Tacolneston COM5
 
71That's 60sTacolneston COM5
73HobbyMakerTacolneston COM6
74Yesterday +1Tacolneston COM5
75That's 70sTacolneston COM5
76That's 80sTacolneston COM6
 
78TCCTacolneston COM4
81Blaze +1Tacolneston COM4
82Talking Pictures TVTacolneston COM6
83Together TVTacolneston COM6
84PBS AmericaTacolneston COM6
 
89ITV4 +1Tacolneston COM4
90Together TV +1Tacolneston COM6
91WildEarthTacolneston COM4
101BBC One HDTacolneston PSB3
102BBC Two HDTacolneston PSB3
 
103ITV 1 HDTacolneston PSB3
103STV HDTacolneston PSB3
103UTV HDTacolneston PSB3
104Channel 4 HDTacolneston PSB3
105Channel 5 HDTacolneston PSB3
 
106BBC Four HDTacolneston PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDTacolneston PSB3
109BBC Three HDTacolneston PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Tacolneston PSB3
201CBBCTacolneston EastPSB1
 
202CBeebiesTacolneston EastPSB1
203CITVTacolneston COM4
204CBBC HDTacolneston PSB3
205CBeebies HDTacolneston PSB3
208Pop PlayerTacolneston COM4
 
209Ketchup TVTacolneston COM4
210Ketchup TooTacolneston COM4
211YAAAS!Tacolneston COM4
231BBC NewsTacolneston EastPSB1
232BBC ParliamentTacolneston EastPSB1
 
233Sky NewsTacolneston COM5
235Al Jazeera EngTacolneston COM6
250BBC Red ButtonTacolneston EastPSB1

 

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Comments
Thursday, 3 April 2014
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ciaran mcparland
6:57 AM
Birmingham

How long are the singles in Birmingham going to be down for

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Thursday, 17 April 2014
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ann gillespie
10:37 PM
Dungannon

I cant get rte1 on my soarview 2010 H D box I have retuned it .t v ariel is on pole close to house

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Saturday, 19 April 2014
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David Moore
10:23 AM
Cambridge

Hi
For the past week I am getting low/no signal in the early mornings, until 10.30-11.00am, by which time the full signal is restored and the all free view tv's in my house work fine.
Are you running tests or at reduced power overnight ?
I can't see it is my equipment as by late morning everything is fine again each day
Please advise

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jb38
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4:57 PM

David Moore: As indications are that no engineering work is / or has been taking place at the Sandy transmitter last week then the problem you are experiencing could possibly be down to the normal seasonal night / daytime fluctuations in levels experienced by many viewers residing in non line-of-sight situations such as shown on the terrain indicator as applying in the case of your location, multiple obstructions to the signal path being seen starting from approximately 3.5miles from same.

The effect of these variations are not really noticed by most except in cases where the signal being received is sitting at a level that is not that terribly far above that necessary to resolve a picture, i.e: the reception threshold, and so its really a case of when you refer to "low" or "full" signal what does this represent in strength / quality indications?

The other point I wondered about being, as more than one Freeview TV is involved are all TV's being used fed from a splitter? powered or otherwise!

The obstructions referred to being seen by opening the undermentioned link.



Terrain between ( m a.g.l.) and (antenna m a.g.l.) - Optimising UK DTT Freeview and Radio aerial location


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Grace
5:19 PM
Exeter

I live in a very rural area on high ground at Telegraph Hill with no neighbours close by on the main A380 between the M5 and South Devon. I have a Panasonic free view HD TV set and get my reception using an outdoor aerial from the Stockland Hill TV mast. It works very well. My partner has been told that if we want to get the additional free view HD channels we will need to change our aerial and have it pointing in a different direction towards a transmitter called Beacon Hill about 15 miles away. I contacted two aerial contractors today. One said that as our bungalow is on the south side of the hill and has a clear line of sight towards the Beacon Hill transmitter we should have no problems at all in getting BBC 4 and BBC News HD when the service begins shortly, but the transmitter we now use is not being upgraded for these new HD services, hence the need to change. The other said he wouldn't recommend it. He said that a different television transmitter not very far away at Budleigh Salterton uses the same frequencies as Beacon Hill and is as strong as Beacon Hill in our elevated region, that he feels could possibly cause problems with interference and in addition as we have a mobile phone mast close by to our home that will soon carry some 4G signals used by mobile phones, we will need to have a special filter fitted along the cable to get the BBC channels. He said he recommends we get Free sat HD that would cost us more money to install and also will require a dish but we then we will get lots of HD channels. A very different set of opinions - what do the people here think here? Thank you, I am a novice. Grace

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algernonblack
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7:46 PM

Grace: Hello from Gloucestershire. I had Freeview and I live 800 feet above sea level.
The signal from the Oxford transmitter was appalling. Whenever the sun shines the
pictures disappear so I changed to FREESAT. Yes you need a dish and a freesat box.
The dish will cost about £150 and the box is £50 BUT the reception is brilliant on all channels (including radio). When the new BBC HD channels started they all appeared automatically on FREESAT, no retuning needed either.

I would recommend you seriously consider Freesat.

A.Black.

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jb38
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8:55 PM

Grace: Although I fully agree with A.Black that Freesat is really the answer to solving the extra channels problem in your particular situation due to technical snags in trying to use a alternative transmitter or a combination of two of them.

But apart from that I would advise "not" making any changes to your present arrangements until after Beacon Hills new service has started and you are able to conduct a test on your Panasonic to find out if any traces of a signal is being picked up from Beacon Hill's new COM7, as although your aerial is slightly out as far as picking up a signal on its rear is concerned, "if" a signal of any magnitude is being received it should still appear on the signal level bars, possibly giving a yellow indication on both.

The procedure involves pressing "menu" on your Panasonic's remote control then selecting DVB tuning / manual tune and entering C33 (Beacon Hills COM7) into the box but "not" followed by pressing search.

It all hinges on whether or not Beacon Hill is indeed a clear line-of-sight from your location? as the terrain indicator suggests that its not, DUK's reception predictor somewhat backing this up by zero reception being indicated on the two main PSB channels (BBC & ITV1) and with poor reception on the normal HD service plus SDN (ITV3 etc) and ArqA (Pick TV etc) variable being indicated on ArqB (4 Music etc) including COM7.

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Grace
10:27 PM
Exeter

Thanks for such a prompt reply. I have managed to locate exactly where our property is by zooming in on the map attached to this website and it looks as if our property and the nearby road junction is right underneath a small strip of green indicating that the Beacon Hill transmitter in Torbay would be available to us, if of course the map is accurate! There are many areas close by where the map suggests there is no signal from this transmitter, but they are largely uninhabited areas of forest. We get excellent reception listening to Torbay's Palm Radio on 105.5fm, but friends who live in the nearby village at Kennford get terrible reception from that community radio station, and are only able to listen to the Exeter ones. So we must be in shouting distance of some broadcasts coming from the Torbay area at least, so fingers crossed for the TV channels too. Grace


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