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Freeview reception at SY18 6DF


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 2 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of SY186DF (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)Llanidloes WalesPSB1
2BBC TwoLlanidloes WalesPSB1
5Channel 5Llanidloes WalesPSB2
6ITV 2Llanidloes WalesPSB2
9BBC FourLlanidloes WalesPSB1
 
10ITV3Llanidloes WalesPSB2
13E4Llanidloes WalesPSB2
14Film4Llanidloes WalesPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Llanidloes WalesPSB2
18More4Llanidloes WalesPSB2
 
23BBC ThreeLlanidloes WalesPSB1
26ITV4Llanidloes WalesPSB2
28ITVBeLlanidloes WalesPSB2
30E4 +1Llanidloes WalesPSB2
35ITV1 +1Llanidloes WalesPSB2
 
465SELECTLlanidloes PSB3
101BBC One HDLlanidloes PSB3
102BBC Two HDLlanidloes PSB3
103UTV HDLlanidloes PSB3
103STV HDLlanidloes PSB3
 
103ITV 1 HDLlanidloes PSB3
104Channel 4 HDLlanidloes PSB3
105Channel 5 HDLlanidloes PSB3
106BBC Four HDLlanidloes PSB3
107BBC Three HDLlanidloes PSB3
 
108BBC Scotland HDLlanidloes PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Llanidloes PSB3
201CBBCLlanidloes WalesPSB1
202CBeebiesLlanidloes WalesPSB1
204CBBC HDLlanidloes PSB3
 
205CBeebies HDLlanidloes PSB3
231BBC NewsLlanidloes WalesPSB1
232BBC ParliamentLlanidloes WalesPSB1

 

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Comments
Friday, 25 July 2014
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jb38
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6:37 PM

Taz Bradley: Zone 2 dishes are always a better bet by them grabbing that little bit more signal from the satellite over that of a Zone1 dish, likewise are less likely to be affected by heavy thundery type rain etc.

If the position the dish is going to be mounted in has a clear view of the S / S.Easterly skyline then there shouldn't be any problems with reception.

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MikeP
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8:27 PM

Taz Bradley

A Zone 2 dish will 'collect' roughly twice the amount of signal strength than a Zone 1 because it is larger. The stronger signal means it will be less affected by heavy rain/snow/hail/etc that diminish the amount of signal arriving at the dish. So a Zone 1 could well be borderline in your part of Kernow in a village I know quite well having enjoyed holidays there several times. (Yes, I'm a 'grockle'!)
A Zone 2 dish, being larger, needs to be carefully mounted on good strong support so it doesn't get moved by the winds and storms and be aimed very carefully as it has a narrower reception angle. You may be lucky to live in a part that is more protected by the surrounding hills, so storms will have less windage effect.

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Taz Bradley
8:44 PM
Helston

Thank you for that - I too was a grockle up until recently and made the move more permanent... Thanks again..

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Taz Bradley
8:51 PM
Helston

Previous occupants had a satellite dish - with hindsight we could have used that - but had humax free view so just ignored it... Will definitely be changing to freesat..... Thanks again both for the responses..

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Saturday, 26 July 2014
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John Martin
3:46 PM
Grantham

jb38: Thanks for the advice, we might have to do that. We have an engineer coming out on Monday, so we'll see what they say.

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jb38
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8:58 PM

John Martin: Best policy!, maybe you could post an update with regards to the outcome of the visit, as I will be interested in that said by the engineer.

If though by any chance the reception problem channels referred to have now reverted back to normal? then this is liable to create a problem for the engineer, that is unless he is fully acquaint with the reception situation in your particular area, as if he isn't!, then he will up to a point be working in the dark if said problem channels are indicating well above the lower threshold cut off level.

However, if you look at the blue box on the right hand side of your posting you will see a selection of choices, click on the fifth item down "J's DigitalUK tradeview" this then taking you onto the trade reception predictor that will enable you to view the details of the reception expected from the transmitters that cover your area, namely Waltham and Belmont.

As you will no doubt see Belmont is green all the way, whereas a variable level of reception could be expected from Waltham on SDN (C29) and also similar from COM7 (HD Mux), the low powered (5Kw) L-NOT Mux also being in the category of variable.

By the way, if you hover your mouse pointer over each of the Mux channel numbers (under N) the ERP (power) that the Mux channel is operating on will appear.

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Monday, 28 July 2014
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Edward Cunningham
10:49 AM
Blyth

Do unused Sky Boxes have a value? I will have two Sky + HD which will have their Sky signals cut next month.... I would like to pass them on to friends for a small charge but know not a lot about the position of the viewing card.. If I leave it in place can a new owner receive some service via the boxes or must they re-subscribe to a pay for view service?

You advice and comments would be appreciated.

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Briantist
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1:30 PM

Edward Cunningham: Hi. Without a subscription the Sky+HD boxes revert to being non-recording HD boxes.

Given that anyone who doesn't have Sky can take advantage of the "free dish and box offer", there isn't much to be gained for someone unless they have a use for a non-recording but otherwise HD Sky box.


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Tuesday, 29 July 2014
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Anthony
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2:08 PM
Accrington

Zone 2 44cm minidishes are far better than 38cm Zone 1 minidishes in that they have a much bigger received dBW gain and have much better signal reception in bad weather over smaller Zone 1 38cm minidishes.

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Robert Smeaton
4:53 PM
Cupar

I live in Auchtermuchty post code KY14 7BE. I am experiencing poor reception on BBC1 and BBC2. Channel 3 ,4 , and 5 are good.

There appears to be intermittent problems with the relay transmitter in Strathmiglo.

This state of poor intermittent reception is totally unsatisfactory.

Yours faithfully

Mr R J Smeaton

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