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Freeview reception at NG12 4DN


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 6 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of NG124DN (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)Waltham East MidlandsPSB1
2BBC TwoWaltham East MidlandsPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Waltham Central (East)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Waltham Central (East)PSB2
5Channel 5Waltham Central (East)PSB2
 
6ITV 2Waltham Central (East)PSB2
7Big Centre TVSutton Coldfield LB
7Notts TVWaltham LNG
9BBC FourWaltham East MidlandsPSB1
10ITV3Waltham Central (East)PSB2
 
11Sky MixSutton Coldfield COM5
12QuestSutton Coldfield COM6
13E4Waltham Central (East)PSB2
14Film4Waltham Central (East)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Waltham Central (East)PSB2
 
17ReallySutton Coldfield COM5
18More4Waltham Central (East)PSB2
19DaveSutton Coldfield COM5
20DramaSutton Coldfield COM4
215USASutton Coldfield COM4
 
23BBC ThreeWaltham East MidlandsPSB1
25WSutton Coldfield COM6
26ITV4Waltham Central (East)PSB2
27YesterdaySutton Coldfield COM6
28ITVBeWaltham Central (East)PSB2
 
29ITV2 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
30E4 +1Waltham Central (East)PSB2
31E4 ExtraSutton Coldfield COM5
325STARSutton Coldfield COM4
335ActionSutton Coldfield COM4
 
34GREAT! moviesSutton Coldfield COM6
35ITV1 +1Waltham Central (East)PSB2
36Sky ArtsSutton Coldfield COM5
38Channel 5 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
39DMAXSutton Coldfield COM6
 
40Quest RedSutton Coldfield COM5
41LegendSutton Coldfield COM4
42GREAT! actionSutton Coldfield COM4
43Food NetworkSutton Coldfield COM5
44HGTVSutton Coldfield COM6
 
465SELECTWaltham PSB3
47Film4 +1Sutton Coldfield COM5
48ChallengeSutton Coldfield COM5
494sevenSutton Coldfield COM5
52GREAT! romanceSutton Coldfield COM6
 
56That's TV (UK)Sutton Coldfield COM6
57Dave ja vuSutton Coldfield COM4
58ITV3 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
59ITV4 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
60Drama +1Sutton Coldfield COM5
 
63GREAT! romance mixSutton Coldfield COM6
64BlazeSutton Coldfield COM4
65That's TV 2Sutton Coldfield COM5
67TRUE CRIMESutton Coldfield COM4
68TRUE CRIME XTRASutton Coldfield COM4
 
70Quest +1Sutton Coldfield COM5
71That’s 60sSutton Coldfield COM6
73HobbyMakerSutton Coldfield COM6
74Yesterday +1Sutton Coldfield COM5
75That's 90sSutton Coldfield COM5
 
78TCCSutton Coldfield COM4
81Blaze +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
82Talking Pictures TVSutton Coldfield COM6
83Together TVSutton Coldfield COM4
84PBS AmericaSutton Coldfield COM6
 
91WildEarthSutton Coldfield COM4
93ITVBe +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
101BBC One HDWaltham PSB3
102BBC Two HDWaltham PSB3
103UTV HDWaltham PSB3
 
103STV HDWaltham PSB3
103ITV 1 HDWaltham PSB3
104Channel 4 HDWaltham PSB3
105Channel 5 HDWaltham PSB3
106BBC Four HDWaltham PSB3
 
107BBC Three HDWaltham PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDWaltham PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Waltham PSB3
201CBBCWaltham East MidlandsPSB1
202CBeebiesWaltham East MidlandsPSB1
 
204CBBC HDWaltham PSB3
205CBeebies HDWaltham PSB3
209Ketchup TVSutton Coldfield COM4
210Ketchup TooSutton Coldfield COM4
211YAAAS!Sutton Coldfield COM4
 
231BBC NewsWaltham East MidlandsPSB1
232BBC ParliamentWaltham East MidlandsPSB1
233Sky NewsSutton Coldfield COM5
235Al Jazeera EngSutton Coldfield COM6
267Al Jazeera EnglishSutton Coldfield COM4
 

 

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Comments
Sunday, 6 July 2014
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jb38
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4:24 PM

Tracey walker: Even although its always possible that a fault could have developed on your aerial system such as a bad connection in the coax cables termination box, but though by you being located at just under 7 miles away from the Sandy transmitter and with according to the terrain checker, a clear line of sight from same, then your problem "might" be caused by the signal level being a little on the high side (too strong), "if" that is the 5 TV's referred to are being fed from a powered splitter.

Should you be using a powered splitter? and you have access to same, then the next time the signal vanishes remove the aerial down lead from the input to the splitter and couple it directly into one of the TV's (bypassing the splitter) and see if the signal returns.

An alternative test could be carried out using a set top aerial coupled into your TV, because at the distance you are located from the transmitter reception of sorts might be possible using one of those type of aerials purely to check for evidence of a signal even although it had vanished via the main aerial.

Of course a somewhat simpler method would simply be to check with a neighbour the next time the signal vanishes, as that would at least confirm (or not) if the problem was confined to your installation.

Further advice dependant on content of reply.

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MikeB
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5:31 PM

PETER: Your problem may be a mixture of using the wrong transmitter, a fault within your system, or both. I also recognise the ' Even when I accept Kent, I end up with East Sussex' problem - I suspect you are using a Goodmans/Bush freeview box, which might be contributing to your problem.

If you click on the DigitalUK link next to your question, you'll find that Dover is predicted to be the best transmitter to use, which should be on a bearing of 68 degrees, with other transmitters being less suitable. Check that your actually using that transmitter. If you not, your signal is going to be relatively poor.

Goodman's boxes dont manually tune, so they pick up the first transmitter strong enough. Now that should be fine for you - Dover is on 50, while all the others are vaguely pointing a different way, but Bluebell Hill is on 46, and 66 degrees of the bearing, so its possible you picking that up first. You can take out the aerial for the first 30 % of the scan, but it is hit and miss.

Also check your system - you might have partial break or loose connection which tends to make things worse at particular times, and a change of lead, etc, might change things for the better. No signal means that the signal is too low to allow the tuner to pick it up. It could be a low signal because your tuned into the rwrong transmitter, or that there is a problem with your system.

I suspect that your using an incorrect transmitter, which just isn't really working for you in the evening, so find out what transmitter your actually tuned to first.

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Monday, 7 July 2014
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Philip C
10:12 AM

Philip C: Thanks for the responses to my original enquiry (2.7.14). My immediate neighbours all use Sky and have no reception problems. I decided to call in an aerial engineer but the problem disappeared (for 48 hours or so) and I stood him down. Then it returned during the Men's Singles Final (during a heavy rain storm in the West Midlands) and has been intermittent since then. Am beginning to think that it is due to atmospherics though it is strange that it has only manifested itself some two years afterf switchover. Two of our sets have FreeView built in and one has a digital box - but the problem generally occurs on all three at the same time - again pointing towards atmospherics.

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MikeB
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6:42 PM

Philip C: A full postcode would be really helpful, but there is something that stands out in what you've just written - the problem came back during a heavy rainstorm.

Atmospherics can cause problems, but there has been no other reports. On the other hand, if all your TV's/digiboxes are having the same problem at the same time (and they are all coming from the same aerial), then you probably have a problem with your system.

If there is a break/loose connection, then during rain moisture gets into the system, and messes up the signal. When it dries out, the signal gets better.

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Dave
8:11 PM
Stoke-on-trent

I've lost freeview channels just tried to switch to itv and it's gone along with channel 4 & 5is there a problem locally with freeview ST6 8GH

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Tuesday, 8 July 2014
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Jean McCallum
11:58 AM
Aylesford

I have a Zoom freeview box which has been working perfectly. Now every night between 12.30 and 1.30am the box freezes. Every morning for the past week I have had to reboot the receiver and then it works perfectly again. Have you any idea why this keeps happening.

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Friday, 11 July 2014
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Martin Gorrie
6:55 PM
Glasgow

Hi,
I Just looked at your map for mobile phone masts, its says I have 5 within 1.5km of my house, I think this is wrong, as I have a 4g mobile phone mast approx. 0.4 miles (0.6km) from my house, next to Levernside avenue and I think it is interfering with my set top box, I would like to know how I can get a filter to stop this interference

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MikeP
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8:44 PM

Martin If you think it might be due to 4G signals, contact at800 on https://at800.tv/. If yiou are likely to be affected they will know and if necessary will supply one free filter to fit close to your aerial. According to the mapping alongside your post there are 5 masts within a relatively short distance, click on the "M's Freeview+4G map" entry or go to Map of Freeview reception at G781LN | ukfree.tv - 12 years of independent, free digital TV advice for more information. But none of the masts are specifically listed as being 4G though they may well be. Checking with at800 is your first step I think.

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Saturday, 12 July 2014
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Francis Owen
8:58 PM
London

Dear Sir/Madam, E11 3PD
My uncle, lives in a sheltered accommodation and he has recently acquired freeview in built TV but he is not gaining access to channels that he is keen on. I have tried my best to assist him but so far I have not been successful. So now, he goes to the communal hall to watch TV and it is always difficult, as other residents might be watching other programmes. I would therefore be grateful if you could provide me with the necessary advice.

Thanking you in advance for your kind assistance.

Francis


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John murphy
9:41 PM
Battle

Free view reception to my TV has intermittently dropped out over the last few weeks. On some occasions I cannot get had (only standard tv) at the moment I am unable to get any signal (Sat 12 Jul) the signal has been ok prior to this. I am in the Hastings area. Battle.

JOHN

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