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Freeview reception at BD22 7ES

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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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)Oxenhope YorkshirePSB1
2BBC TwoOxenhope YorkshirePSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Oxenhope Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Oxenhope Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
5Channel 5Oxenhope Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
6ITV 2Oxenhope Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
9BBC FourOxenhope YorkshirePSB1
10ITV3Oxenhope Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
13E4Oxenhope Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
14Film4Oxenhope Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Oxenhope Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
18More4Oxenhope Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
23BBC ThreeOxenhope YorkshirePSB1
26ITV4Oxenhope Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
28ITVBeOxenhope Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
30E4 +1Oxenhope Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
35ITV1 +1Oxenhope Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
465SELECTOxenhope PSB3
101BBC One HDOxenhope PSB3
102BBC Two HDOxenhope PSB3
103STV HDOxenhope PSB3
103UTV HDOxenhope PSB3
103ITV 1 HDOxenhope PSB3
104Channel 4 HDOxenhope PSB3
105Channel 5 HDOxenhope PSB3
106BBC Four HDOxenhope PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDOxenhope PSB3
109BBC Three HDOxenhope PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Oxenhope PSB3
201CBBCOxenhope YorkshirePSB1
202CBeebiesOxenhope YorkshirePSB1
204CBBC HDOxenhope PSB3
205CBeebies HDOxenhope PSB3
231BBC NewsOxenhope YorkshirePSB1
232BBC ParliamentOxenhope YorkshirePSB1
250BBC Red ButtonOxenhope YorkshirePSB1


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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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