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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.

Thursday, 12 June 2014
Dave Lindsay

2:50 PM

Michael Gilmartin: The "DM Log" sold by ATV Sheffield is a Blake DML26WB and it's good because it has flat elements and a bracket that allows the device to be tilted.

The Log 36 is a Vision Products model:

TV & Radio Aerials Catalogue » Vision Products - Powerful Products. Easy Installation. Excellent Value

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Saturday, 14 June 2014
John Beaton
8:03 AM

I have a loft arial with slx booster do I still need an outside digital arial

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Dave Lindsay

11:22 AM

John Beaton: Looking at your location, you "might" find that a loft aerial is not sufficient to give a stable signal and that the only option is to put the aerial outside on the roof.

A terrain plot between you and the transmitter is here:

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

The reason I say this is that, whilst you are only 10 miles from the transmitter, the ground blocks your line-of-sight from about 1 mile out. The new houses at the top could perhaps increase any difficulty.

There's no such thing as a digital aerial. For Davel a Group A aerial, as installed in the days of four-channel analogue should do because all its channels are still on Group A frequencies:

The Main Digital TV Transmitters (the 6 MUX transmitters)

A yagi wideband isn't so good on Group A channels, so if it's a yagi it should be a Group A one. I would use a log which is naturally wideband but has a flatter response. See:

Rowridge Transmitter

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3:57 PM

Aerial on roof. Since getting a new tv, we have lost our irish channels rte, 3e etc. is there problems in out area with these channels? Bt82 9aq

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Dave Lindsay

5:25 PM

Lisa: What's the make and model of the set?

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Algernon Black

8:25 PM

How very strange! I don't watch Freeview as I got fed up with the reception problems so I changed to Freesat but last week I bought a new TV. Tuning the set brought me all the channels from Oxford, London and Hannington. My aerial is 752 feet above sea level pointing at Oxford. My post code is GL54 4EB.

I wonder what has changed, transmitter output or my new TV.
Funny old World.


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8:36 PM

Having problems with tv signal in liverpool. Using a communal aerial on a block of flats, the signal has been working fine for 10 years then suddenly on Thursday evening started to receive interference on all channels. This is through a talktalk youview box. The signal strength is reading 55% and 80% plus quality for standard definition and 50% quality for high definition. The strange thing is that through an indoor aerial which had lower strength and lower quality readings the picture for standard definition is fine, but no high def at all. I think the indoor aerial maybe be using a different transmitter than the outdoor one, so I am wondering if it is due to maintenance works at the transmitter? I have checked all wiring, etc and nothing seems to improve signal.

Is anyone else experiencing signal issues in the north west region? (53.4008,-2.9810) 

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Sunday, 15 June 2014
6:32 PM

Hi Team
I had an old aerial, nothing fancy 8 elements back plate, it fell of its bracket, old age, but it worked fine, lots of channels and radio.
Having bought a swanky new one, I cannot get Itv programmes or radio.
a few others are missing too. I did think it was the aerial, so took it back tried some thing else, same result, ........
1. tried to retune a couple of times,
2. the Digial tv has the same problems as the YouView box.
3. the aerial is on the roof. pointing in the same direction as before.

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Tuesday, 17 June 2014
Dave Lindsay

3:52 AM

Steve: At your location I think it's quite likely you can see the Caldbeck mast. See the terrain plot:

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

A log periodic is the type of aerial to go for, no question, such as is shown here (other models and retailers are available):

Aerials, TV Aerial and Digital Aerial

If you do get, or have got, a yagi aerial (that being the other type) then it should be a Group A one rather than a wideband one - see here for explanation:

Rowridge Transmitter

It sounds like you're missing PSB2 multiplex which carries ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and six other of the ITV/C4 sisters and their +1s.

You could try a manual scan on the relevant UHF channel (frequency. Enter/select the number and then wait - don't press the button to scan/add channels - see if any indication of strength and quality is given as at this stage the receiver should act like a signal meter.

PSB2 is on C28 from Caldbeck (that is the one for England). The transmitting station also broadcasts one for Scotland on C24.

I would suggest that if you are going to have any issue then it is likely to be too much signal (this being why a log is ideally suited to your location):

Freeview signals: too much of a good thing is bad for you | Digital switchover | - 11 years of independent, free digital TV advice

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