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Freeview reception at TQ12 3BQ


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 5 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of TQ123BQ (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)Beacon Hill South WestPSB1
2BBC TwoBeacon Hill South WestPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Beacon Hill West CountryPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Beacon Hill West CountryPSB2
5Channel 5Beacon Hill West CountryPSB2
 
6ITV 2Beacon Hill West CountryPSB2
9BBC FourBeacon Hill South WestPSB1
10ITV3Beacon Hill West CountryPSB2
11Sky MixBeacon Hill COM5
12QuestBeacon Hill COM6
 
13E4Beacon Hill West CountryPSB2
14Film4Beacon Hill West CountryPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Beacon Hill West CountryPSB2
17ReallyBeacon Hill COM5
18More4Beacon Hill West CountryPSB2
 
19DaveBeacon Hill COM5
20DramaBeacon Hill COM4
215USABeacon Hill COM4
23BBC ThreeBeacon Hill South WestPSB1
25WBeacon Hill COM6
 
26ITV4Beacon Hill West CountryPSB2
27YesterdayBeacon Hill COM6
28ITVBeBeacon Hill West CountryPSB2
29ITV2 +1Beacon Hill COM4
30E4 +1Beacon Hill West CountryPSB2
 
31E4 ExtraBeacon Hill COM5
325STARBeacon Hill COM4
335ActionBeacon Hill COM4
34GREAT! moviesBeacon Hill COM6
35ITV1 +1Beacon Hill West CountryPSB2
 
36Sky ArtsBeacon Hill COM5
38Channel 5 +1Beacon Hill COM4
39DMAXBeacon Hill COM6
40Quest RedBeacon Hill COM5
41LegendBeacon Hill COM4
 
42GREAT! actionBeacon Hill COM4
43Food NetworkBeacon Hill COM5
44HGTVBeacon Hill COM6
465SELECTBeacon Hill PSB3
47Film4 +1Beacon Hill COM5
 
48ChallengeBeacon Hill COM5
494sevenBeacon Hill COM5
52GREAT! romanceBeacon Hill COM6
56That's TV (UK)Beacon Hill COM6
57Dave ja vuBeacon Hill COM4
 
58ITV3 +1Beacon Hill COM4
59ITV4 +1Beacon Hill COM4
60Drama +1Beacon Hill COM5
63GREAT! romance mixBeacon Hill COM6
64BlazeBeacon Hill COM4
 
65That's TV 2Beacon Hill COM5
67TRUE CRIMEBeacon Hill COM4
68TRUE CRIME XTRABeacon Hill COM4
70Quest +1Beacon Hill COM5
71That’s 60sBeacon Hill COM6
 
73HobbyMakerBeacon Hill COM6
74Yesterday +1Beacon Hill COM5
75That's 90sBeacon Hill COM5
78TCCBeacon Hill COM4
81Blaze +1Beacon Hill COM4
 
82Talking Pictures TVBeacon Hill COM6
83Together TVBeacon Hill COM4
84PBS AmericaBeacon Hill COM6
91WildEarthBeacon Hill COM4
93ITVBe +1Beacon Hill COM4
 
101BBC One HDBeacon Hill PSB3
102BBC Two HDBeacon Hill PSB3
103STV HDBeacon Hill PSB3
103UTV HDBeacon Hill PSB3
103ITV 1 HDBeacon Hill PSB3
 
104Channel 4 HDBeacon Hill PSB3
105Channel 5 HDBeacon Hill PSB3
106BBC Four HDBeacon Hill PSB3
107BBC Three HDBeacon Hill PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDBeacon Hill PSB3
 
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Beacon Hill PSB3
201CBBCBeacon Hill South WestPSB1
202CBeebiesBeacon Hill South WestPSB1
204CBBC HDBeacon Hill PSB3
205CBeebies HDBeacon Hill PSB3
 
209Ketchup TVBeacon Hill COM4
210Ketchup TooBeacon Hill COM4
211YAAAS!Beacon Hill COM4
231BBC NewsBeacon Hill South WestPSB1
232BBC ParliamentBeacon Hill South WestPSB1
 
233Sky NewsBeacon Hill COM5
235Al Jazeera EngBeacon Hill COM6
267Al Jazeera EnglishBeacon Hill 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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