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By providing a full postcode (such as W1A 1AA), national grid reference (for example SE123456) or latitude, longitude pair (like 54, -0.5) this page will provide a map, terrain plot and detailed information of the location showing the UK and RoI television transmitters that it is possible you receive Freeview, Freeview HD, Youview, BT TV and Saorview from.

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These predictions are based upon a rooftop aerial and depend on the suitability of the aerial, the distance to the transmitters, the power of their signals, the postcode area, and local terrain.

Friday, 2 May 2014
Mike Rothwell
5:57 PM

Dh7 tuned and pointing at Pontop Pike, reception satissfactory until very recently BBC1 & BBC2 are breaking up badly on my recording digibox.

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9:11 PM

Mike Rothwell: As you have only mentioned this happening on your PVR (recorder) then does the BBC1 / 2 signal break up problem also occur on your Freeview TV? because if it doesn't, then that could possibly indicate that the signal level received from the Pontop Pike transmitter located at only just over 6 miles away is a tad on the high side for your PVR tuners input circuitry to the extent that its causing overloading.

You should carry out a signal strength test on your TV and also your PVR for the purpose of observing the "quality" of the signal over a few minutes, noting if its seen to dive downwards now and again.

By the way, I do realise you have said that this has only happened recently, but if your signal is indeed "slightly over the top" then even the slightest increase in the level of the signal received (as it can change for various reasons) can trigger instability in one type of a tuner whereas not in another.

It would also be of assistance to have knowledge of the aerial system being used, such as are you using any type of powered distribution amplifier?

Further info dependant on reply.

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Saturday, 3 May 2014
MR K Wilson
4:09 PM

Aeriel on roof, very strong signal. IM9 1BJ
I am perplexed, why when I watch Freeview in the UK I can watch ITV 4 and a host of other freeview channels. I have just auto re tuned my freeview TV on my digital aerial, still no ITV4. I watch ITV4 on my friends FreeSat. Is there a problem, i recieve freeview stations but not all of them. I thought Freeview was FREE VIEW ?????
Its only a few weeks before the Isle of Man TT starts and the wonderful coverage of this event is on ITV4. I am extremely disappointed that I will not be able to watch it on my own TV at home.
There must be many people living on the Isle of Man who are extremely frustrated at not being able to view all the freeview stations when we pay exactly the same TV licence as the UK .
Your comments would be very much appreciated.
Thank you.

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8:24 PM

MR K Wilson: The IM9 location mentioned is indicated as receiving Freeview from the Port St Mary transmitter @ 4.3 miles away, a secondary station being Douglas at just under 8 miles, both transmitters being of the Freeview light "PSB only" variety meaning that no COM channels are transmitted from either station.

As far as the licence is concerned, the PSB channels are associated directly with the licence fee whereas the missing COM channels are paid for entirely by advertisers, but with same "not" being willing to pay towards the running costs of the additional COM transmitters in areas of lower populations where its known that the cost of running same is liable to outweigh any profit made.

This of course also applies to numerous stations located in areas of lower populations in the UK mainland, as COM channels are purely profit based.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag

8:45 PM

MR K Wilson: Also meant to say, that the ITV4 programme you mentioned is carried on the ArqB / COM6 transmitter on a main station, as the only reason you can view it on your friends Freesat TV or box is simply because Freesat does not have any boundaries, likewise programmes can be received over the entire UK mainland and also Ireland.

Most people find that Freesat is the only answer to the limited channels problem because of residing in an area covered by Freeview light transmitters, this really being your only way of overcoming this difficulty.

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Howard Owens
10:59 PM

Grateful for your site. Our Freeview BBC stations, apart from HD, have been wiped out by - it seems evident - a Vodaphone 4G half a mile away that switched on about April 20. Curiously, commercial stations are unaffected.
Is it correct that the BBC has been handed responsibility for diagnosing reception difficulties across all frequencies and services?

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Sunday, 4 May 2014
2:20 PM
St. Neots

When can we expect all channels to be in HD,and why do we not have them now?

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Monday, 5 May 2014
Tracey Wilde
9:50 AM

I'm on the Fenton transmitter and lost BBC4 HD, BBC News HD etc on Saturday night. I have all the other BBC channels.
Has this effected anyone else ?
My postcode is ST7 8PQ

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Dave Lindsay

10:37 AM

Tracey Wilde: These services aren't available from Fenton yet, so you must be picking them up from Sutton Coldfield on UHF channel 33 (570MHz) - this information is usually given on the signal strength screen.

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Tracey Wilde
11:26 AM

Tracey Wilde: Thanks for your response.

They were on channel 33 but that went on Saturday night and now I have no signal on it at all.
I've auto tuned twice and manual tuned 33 but still nothing.

Since posting I've found that some other people have got the same problem but we don't know why.

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