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Freeview reception at HP4 2AL


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 10 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of HP42AL (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)Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB1
2BBC TwoHemel Hempstead LondonPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
5Channel 5Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
 
6ITV 2Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
9BBC FourHemel Hempstead LondonPSB1
10ITV3Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
11Sky MixHemel Hempstead COM5
12QuestHemel Hempstead COM6
 
13E4Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
14Film4Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
17ReallyHemel Hempstead COM5
18More4Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
 
19DaveHemel Hempstead COM5
20DramaHemel Hempstead COM4
215USAHemel Hempstead COM4
23BBC ThreeHemel Hempstead LondonPSB1
25WHemel Hempstead COM6
 
26ITV4Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
27YesterdayHemel Hempstead COM6
28ITVBeHemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
29ITV2 +1Hemel Hempstead COM4
30E4 +1Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
 
31E4 ExtraHemel Hempstead COM5
325STARHemel Hempstead COM4
335ActionHemel Hempstead COM4
34GREAT! moviesHemel Hempstead COM6
35ITV1 +1Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
 
36Sky ArtsHemel Hempstead COM5
38Channel 5 +1Hemel Hempstead COM4
39DMAXHemel Hempstead COM6
40Quest RedHemel Hempstead COM5
41LegendHemel Hempstead COM4
 
42GREAT! actionHemel Hempstead COM4
43Food NetworkHemel Hempstead COM5
44HGTVHemel Hempstead COM6
465SELECTHemel Hempstead PSB3
47Film4 +1Hemel Hempstead COM5
 
48ChallengeHemel Hempstead COM5
494sevenHemel Hempstead COM5
52GREAT! romanceHemel Hempstead COM6
56That's TV (UK)Hemel Hempstead COM6
57Dave ja vuHemel Hempstead COM4
 
58ITVBe +1Hemel Hempstead COM4
59ITV3 +1Hemel Hempstead COM4
60Drama +1Hemel Hempstead COM5
61GREAT! movies extraHemel Hempstead COM6
63GREAT! romance mixHemel Hempstead COM6
 
64BlazeHemel Hempstead COM4
65That's TV 2Hemel Hempstead COM5
67TRUE CRIMEHemel Hempstead COM4
68TRUE CRIME XTRAHemel Hempstead COM4
70Quest +1Hemel Hempstead COM5
 
71That’s 60sHemel Hempstead COM6
73HobbyMakerHemel Hempstead COM6
74Yesterday +1Hemel Hempstead COM5
75That's 90sHemel Hempstead COM5
78TCCHemel Hempstead COM4
 
81Blaze +1Hemel Hempstead COM4
82Talking Pictures TVHemel Hempstead COM6
83Together TVHemel Hempstead COM4
84PBS AmericaHemel Hempstead COM6
89ITV4 +1Hemel Hempstead COM4
 
91WildEarthHemel Hempstead COM4
101BBC One HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
102BBC Two HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
103UTV HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
103ITV 1 HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
 
103STV HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
104Channel 4 HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
105Channel 5 HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
106BBC Four HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
107BBC Three HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
 
108BBC Scotland HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Hemel Hempstead PSB3
201CBBCHemel Hempstead LondonPSB1
202CBeebiesHemel Hempstead LondonPSB1
204CBBC HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
 
205CBeebies HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
209Ketchup TVHemel Hempstead COM4
210Ketchup TooHemel Hempstead COM4
211YAAAS!Hemel Hempstead COM4
231BBC NewsHemel Hempstead LondonPSB1
 
232BBC ParliamentHemel Hempstead LondonPSB1
233Sky NewsHemel Hempstead COM5
235Al Jazeera EngHemel Hempstead COM6
267Al Jazeera EnglishHemel Hempstead COM4

 

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Comments
Monday, 17 November 2014
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Peter Darrigan
10:31 AM
Southport

Hi, My Humax PRV 9300 320GB HDD lost all groups during a mains shutdown. I am in the Winter Hill area (Southport PR8 3QH). An automatic retune gives me Wales which is not what the TV is tuned to. For a manual retune what Group numbers do I need.

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David Evans
1:22 PM
Buxton

Can I use an indoor aerial at Postcode SK179AG to receive Freeview

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MikeB
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4:08 PM

David Evans: Indoor aerials are normally a bit rubbish, but since your just 1km from the Burbage light transmitter, and 3km from Buxton, you might be perfectly fine. Ofcourse if you want more that the light transmitter channels, you going to need a bigger boat!

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jb38
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6:27 PM

Peter Darrigan : A Humax 9300 should not lose anything previously stored unless it has been retuned whilst no signal is being received via the aerial.

However, the Mux channel numbers applicable to Winter Hill are as follows /

C50 (BBC) - C59 (ITV1 etc) - C58 (ITV3 etc) - C49 (Pick TV etc) - C55 (4Music etc).

A 9300 is not capable of receiving HD channels, likewise not included in the list.

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Tuesday, 18 November 2014
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Jane Dawson
11:05 PM
Wakefield

I have a humax over 9300 and when watching recorded programmes it says scrambled signal on the screen and the picture freezes. I have been advised to get the frequency. 6 digit numbers for my property and change it in the installation and retune manually . Where do I find the frequency I should have for my address? Any advice gratefully received

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Wednesday, 19 November 2014
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jb38
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8:25 AM

Jane Dawson : The procedure you have referred to of using manual tuning rather than auto-tune is quite unnecessary at you location of being at just over 6 miles away from the high powered Emley Moor transmitter, the manual tuning procedure being more applicable for viewers residing in areas where auto-tuning their TV's or boxes results in receiving Freeview from more than one station, one of usually being inferior.

If the problem referred to is only happening on recorded programmes? then all this means is that the signal was suffering from some form of interference at the time the recording was made, and which might even have been down to engineering work being carried out at the transmitter at the time.

If on the other hand the problem referred to is a frequent occurrence? then this could be caused by an overly powerful signal being received, you can check this by selecting either BBC1 or ITV1 on the Humax followed by pressing: Menu - System - Signal detection, this will then indicate the strength and quality of the signal being received, normal indications being 100% quality and with the strength at around 80 - 90%.

Further advice based on feedback received.

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Thursday, 20 November 2014
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jim
6:43 PM
Glasgow

no freeview signal in boreland drive knightswood, could this be due to demolition work in Lincoln avenue

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jb38
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11:07 PM

jim: Your "no signal" problem is almost certainly being caused by some fault having occurred within your own aerial system rather than anything connected with work being carried out in your area, you should check all plug and socket connections including jumper leads etc, and if you are using any form of signal booster try bypassing it by connecting the aerial directly into the TV or box you are using.

Also, in cases such as yours its always prudent to try and check with your neighbour, or anyone else local to you for the purpose determining if they are also suffering a similar problem as yourself.

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Puppy
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11:22 PM
Oldham

Hi, wondering if anyone could help.

We have had a new living room put onto the side of the house recently and transferred the Sky set top box from the old living room to the new one, all wires were put in etc. and it works absolutely fine.

Of course though, we have contacted Sky for a new Sky HD+ box for the old living room too, although there are a few problems.

1) The old sky box in the old living room had a huge HDMI problem. We had to install a horrid looking short HDMI lead from the sky box to the TV (which was wall mounted) and the wire was showing and looked ugly; this was because the HDMI leads we had installed that went from the cupboard with the set top box, up to the back of the TV on the wall mount (these were very long cables that went 'behind' the wall to stop them showing) but were apparently too long and we had no signal at all from them (we were told by another installer that if we used a bog standard blu ray player or games console, they would work fine but it's just the sky box that didn't seem to like them) Am I right I can by a HDMI amplifier to overcome this problem for when I install the new sky box?

2) Yes, you guessed it ... the old living room had a full working RF2 remote sensor going to an upstairs television and I understand these new set top boxes don't have any RF out, so I've discovered I can by an IO link to power this remote sensor and provide a picture to the upstairs television (and at the same time, provide a Freeview aerial in input to the Sky box) the only problem is is I want to send an RF output to both the upstairs TV and the living room TV (for freeview), if I use a bog standard RF splitter placed on the RF2 out socket on the IO link, am I right in saying the remote sensor link may suffer from 'too low power'?

Thanks for any help

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Friday, 21 November 2014
Dave Lindsay
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12:21 AM

Puppy: 1. The "HDMI amplifier" you refer to is a repeater. The problem is that the signal isn't loud enough to get to the other end. A repeater "listens" and then repeats (hence its name) what's heard.

2. With all the talk of high definition I don't understand why it is that people still want to use an RF analogue signal whose quality is poorer than scart and whose sound is mono! When video recorders were first invented there was no way of getting the picture onto the TV except to generate an analogue signal. Then along came scart and subsequently HDMI which are superior. Yet people subscribe to HD services and are content to watch them in analogue TV quality. Bizarre!

Anyway, if the living room TV which requires Freeview but no analogue output from the Sky box ("RF2") then could you put the splitter on the "RF" output or before the Sky box and then this would avoid this potential issue?

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