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Freeview reception at ME8 9HU

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 8 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of ME89HU (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

Quest Red +1Bluebell Hill COM6
Smithsonian ChannelBluebell Hill COM5
Classic HitsBluebell Hill COM6
1BBC One (SD)Bluebell Hill South EastPSB1
2BBC TwoBluebell Hill South EastPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Dover Meridian (East)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Dover Meridian (East)PSB2
5Channel 5Dover Meridian (East)PSB2
6ITV 2Dover Meridian (East)PSB2
9BBC FourBluebell Hill South EastPSB1
10ITV3Dover Meridian (East)PSB2
11Sky ArtsBluebell Hill COM5
12QuestBluebell Hill COM6
13E4Dover Meridian (East)PSB2
14Film4Dover Meridian (East)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Dover Meridian (East)PSB2
17ReallyBluebell Hill COM5
18More4Dover Meridian (East)PSB2
19DaveBluebell Hill COM5
20DramaBluebell Hill COM4
215USABluebell Hill COM4
23BBC ThreeBluebell Hill South EastPSB1
25WBluebell Hill COM6
26ITV4Dover Meridian (East)PSB2
27YesterdayBluebell Hill COM6
28ITVBeDover Meridian (East)PSB2
29ITV2 +1Bluebell Hill COM4
30E4 +1Dover Meridian (East)PSB2
31E4 ExtraBluebell Hill COM5
325STARBluebell Hill COM4
335ActionBluebell Hill COM4
34GREAT! moviesBluebell Hill COM6
35ITV1 +1Dover Meridian (East)PSB2
36pickBluebell Hill COM5
38Channel 5 +1Bluebell Hill COM4
39DMAXBluebell Hill COM6
40Quest RedBluebell Hill COM5
41LegendBluebell Hill COM4
42Great! Movies ActionBluebell Hill COM4
43Food NetworkBluebell Hill COM5
44HGTVBluebell Hill COM6
465SELECTBluebell Hill PSB3
47Film4 +1Bluebell Hill COM5
48ChallengeBluebell Hill COM5
494sevenBluebell Hill COM5
52GREAT! romanceBluebell Hill COM6
57Dave ja vuBluebell Hill COM4
58ITVBe +1Bluebell Hill COM4
59ITV3 +1Bluebell Hill COM4
60Drama +1Bluebell Hill COM5
64BlazeBluebell Hill COM4
67CBS RealityBluebell Hill COM4
69HorrorXtraBluebell Hill COM4
70Quest +1Bluebell Hill COM5
71That's 60sBluebell Hill COM5
73HobbyMakerBluebell Hill COM6
74Yesterday +1Bluebell Hill COM5
75That's 70sBluebell Hill COM5
76That's 80sBluebell Hill COM6
78TCCBluebell Hill COM4
81Blaze +1Bluebell Hill COM4
82Talking Pictures TVBluebell Hill COM6
83Together TVBluebell Hill COM6
84PBS AmericaBluebell Hill COM6
89ITV4 +1Bluebell Hill COM4
90Together TV +1Bluebell Hill COM6
91WildEarthBluebell Hill COM4
101BBC One HDBluebell Hill PSB3
102BBC Two HDBluebell Hill PSB3
103ITV 1 HDBluebell Hill PSB3
103STV HDBluebell Hill PSB3
103UTV HDBluebell Hill PSB3
104Channel 4 HDBluebell Hill PSB3
105Channel 5 HDBluebell Hill PSB3
106BBC Four HDBluebell Hill PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDBluebell Hill PSB3
109BBC Three HDBluebell Hill PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Bluebell Hill PSB3
201CBBCBluebell Hill South EastPSB1
202CBeebiesBluebell Hill South EastPSB1
203CITVBluebell Hill COM4
204CBBC HDBluebell Hill PSB3
205CBeebies HDBluebell Hill PSB3
208Pop PlayerBluebell Hill COM4
209Ketchup TVBluebell Hill COM4
210Ketchup TooBluebell Hill COM4
211YAAAS!Bluebell Hill COM4
231BBC NewsBluebell Hill South EastPSB1
232BBC ParliamentBluebell Hill South EastPSB1
233Sky NewsBluebell Hill COM5
235Al Jazeera EngBluebell Hill COM6
250BBC Red ButtonBluebell Hill South EastPSB1


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Friday, 15 August 2014
Fran Shuttlewood
3:35 PM

Hi jb38 , the Tv is a Technika 32-2000 and the signal quality says very good with a bar indicating around 80%. I have just been talking to a neighbour who also has just Freeview like us and they are receiving Oxford without any problems.
Thanks again for trying to help.


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Fran Shuttlewood's 4 posts GB flag
Saturday, 16 August 2014

12:13 AM

Fran Shuttlewood : In that case, then your TV "not" being able to store a channel even although its being received at a good strength does give suspicions as to a possible fault in your TV's tuner, as about the only two things that can cause non- storage of a channel are: (1) the signal level of the channels attempted to be stored is too low, or : (2) that tuners memory is full to capacity (overloaded) whereby any attempt to store further channels is rejected, the way of overcoming this particular problem being to carry out a manufacturers reset, but of course, as you have already carried this out then this aspect does not obviously apply.

By the way, do you have a booster connected into your aerial system? my reason for asking being that the signal reading given is somewhat higher than would have been expected at 27 miles away from the Oxford transmitter, and if you do have a booster in line then the possibility exists that input circuitry on this device is being affected by the signal from the Woodford Halse transmitter located at a proverbial stones throw away from you, i.e: on the right hand side of the entrance to the Manor Business Park, checks made revealing that this transmitter is beaming the signal directly towards you.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag

7:54 AM

Fran Shuttlewood : In addition to that said. Taking into account the fact that you have already tried a number of tests and yet the situation remains the same, then about the only options available to you (cost free!) are either to test your aerial out using another TV, or try tuning your TV whilst its temporarily connected into another aerial system, possibly an obliging neighbours?

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Fran Shuttlewood
10:25 PM

Hi jb38, thanks again for your persistence. Yes we do have a booster. We thought this may have died but a kind gent at Maplins tested it for us and it is fine. Our next plan is to test with another tv. However this will be in about a week as our spare is on our narrowboat which is somewhere in Oxford with our son and his family. Im a bit dubious about hooking up to a neighbours aerial in case I obliterate their ability to connect to Oxford!!

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Fran Shuttlewood's 4 posts GB flag

11:06 PM

Fran Shuttlewood: With regards to your concern about the possibility of affecting your neighbours ability to receive Freeview from Oxford, as an engineer, I can assure you that there is absolutely nothing to worry about as its impossible for you to do anything that would affect it in any way whatsoever.

However, I will look out for any further updates once you have managed to carry either of the two test options mentioned

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Sunday, 17 August 2014

10:22 AM

Fran Shuttlewood : Just another couple of points that you could possibly try / check out in the meantime.

Although having reset your TV followed by attempting to store Oxfords 53 (BBC) or ITV (60) using the manual tune procedure had failed, as you will no doubt have carried out an auto-tune since then check to make sure that Oxfords BBC / ITV are not stored up in the 800 range of channels,

If by any chance a BBC / ITV programme channel is listed, select one of and carry out a signal check on it, this not so much being for the strength / quality of the signal, and which I believe "might" be combined in one bar on your set?, but more to check the Mux channel number seen indicated along with it, which if BBC could be : 25 (Woodford) - 53 (Oxford) or possibly 43 (Sutton Coldfield)

Secondly, if the aforementioned does not bring any results, should the booster referred to be situated anywhere close to the TV, remove the connector going into its input and connect it directly into the TV, this then followed by (unfortunately once again) resetting the TV and carrying out another manual tune / attempt to store / Oxfords Mux 53.

My reason for the latter check is simply because the booster will be amplifying the signal from Woodford Halse as well as the one from Oxford, but by Woodford H being so close its signal being amplified could possibly have the effect of desensitizing the tuner in your set as well as causing other problems, tuners used in Technika's not necessarily the best for stability.

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John Martin
3:37 PM

John Martin: jb38: Sorry for not replying sooner, but I just didn't think to read the website until now.

Anyway continuing the conversation: The engineer came on the Monday and he managed to sort out the television reception. Both our two television are connected to one aerial and it has a signal splitter on the aerial, unfortunately this was on it's last legs and would have died if we left it much longer, meaning no television at all. Anyway one new signal splitter and a retune later and problem sorted. Everything's back to normal now.

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8:57 PM

John Martin: Perfectly understandable! but many thanks for the update on the outcome of the engineers visit, insomuch that the problem was tracked down as being caused by a defective aerial splitter, site visits armed with the necessary equipment always being a far quicker way of determining the cause of a problem, no matter of what nature it might be!

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014
Richard Chambers
9:54 AM
St. Ives

whatever I do, I always seem mohave my channels start at 800 on a Samsung smart TV.

Any suggestions? Tried the factory reset but it still goes back...

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11:32 AM

Richard Chambers: The Samsung has a decent tuner, and what the 800 numbers are 'extra' channels picked up by the TV - so if you have BBC1, then 805 might be BBC1 as well, but for a different transmitter. This can be a pain - I've got four BBC1's on my Sony recorder (the tuner is really sensitive), pulled in from my main transmitter, plus 3 others. Unfortunately, the other three are just powerful enough to confuse the recorder, but not enough signal to actually record anything. In your case, I'd start by checking your tuned to Redruth, because that should be the BBC1 on channel 1 transmitter. If not , start with this page I get signals from two Freeview transmitters, but I don't have the BBC and I | Help! Freeview and aerials | - 12 years of independent, free digital TV advice , and hopefully someone more expert than me will be able to answer your question!

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