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Freeview reception at CT11 8JQ


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 18 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of CT118JQ (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 +1Dover COM6
Smithsonian ChannelDover COM5
Classic HitsDover COM6
1BBC One (SD)Ramsgate South EastPSB1
2BBC TwoRamsgate South EastPSB1
 
3ITV 1 (SD)Ramsgate Meridian (East)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Ramsgate Meridian (East)PSB2
5Channel 5Ramsgate Meridian (East)PSB2
6ITV 2Ramsgate Meridian (East)PSB2
9BBC FourRamsgate South EastPSB1
 
10ITV3Ramsgate Meridian (East)PSB2
11Sky ArtsDover COM5
12QuestDover COM6
13E4Ramsgate Meridian (East)PSB2
14Film4Ramsgate Meridian (East)PSB2
 
15Channel 4 +1Ramsgate Meridian (East)PSB2
17ReallyDover COM5
18More4Ramsgate Meridian (East)PSB2
19DaveDover COM5
20DramaDover COM4
 
215USADover COM4
23BBC ThreeRamsgate South EastPSB1
25WDover COM6
26ITV4Ramsgate Meridian (East)PSB2
27YesterdayDover COM6
 
28ITVBeRamsgate Meridian (East)PSB2
29ITV2 +1Dover COM4
30E4 +1Ramsgate Meridian (East)PSB2
31E4 ExtraDover COM5
325STARDover COM4
 
335ActionDover COM4
34GREAT! moviesDover COM6
35ITV1 +1Ramsgate Meridian (East)PSB2
36pickDover COM5
38Channel 5 +1Dover COM4
 
39DMAXDover COM6
40Quest RedDover COM5
41LegendDover COM4
42Great! Movies ActionDover COM4
43Food NetworkDover COM5
 
44HGTVDover COM6
465SELECTRamsgate PSB3
47Film4 +1Dover COM5
48ChallengeDover COM5
494sevenDover COM5
 
52GREAT! romanceDover COM6
57Dave ja vuDover COM4
58ITVBe +1Dover COM4
59ITV3 +1Dover COM4
60Drama +1Dover COM5
 
64BlazeDover COM4
67CBS RealityDover COM4
69HorrorXtraDover COM4
70Quest +1Dover COM5
71That's 60sDover COM5
 
73HobbyMakerDover COM6
74Yesterday +1Dover COM5
75That's 70sDover COM5
76That's 80sDover COM6
78TCCDover COM4
 
81Blaze +1Dover COM4
82Talking Pictures TVDover COM6
83Together TVDover COM6
84PBS AmericaDover COM6
89ITV4 +1Dover COM4
 
90Together TV +1Dover COM6
91WildEarthDover COM4
101BBC One HDRamsgate PSB3
102BBC Two HDRamsgate PSB3
103ITV 1 HDRamsgate PSB3
 
103STV HDRamsgate PSB3
103UTV HDRamsgate PSB3
104Channel 4 HDRamsgate PSB3
105Channel 5 HDRamsgate PSB3
106BBC Four HDRamsgate PSB3
 
108BBC Scotland HDRamsgate PSB3
109BBC Three HDRamsgate PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Ramsgate PSB3
201CBBCRamsgate South EastPSB1
202CBeebiesRamsgate South EastPSB1
 
203CITVDover COM4
204CBBC HDRamsgate PSB3
205CBeebies HDRamsgate PSB3
208Pop PlayerDover COM4
209Ketchup TVDover COM4
 
210Ketchup TooDover COM4
211YAAAS!Dover COM4
231BBC NewsRamsgate South EastPSB1
232BBC ParliamentRamsgate South EastPSB1
233Sky NewsDover COM5
 
235Al Jazeera EngDover COM6
250BBC Red ButtonRamsgate South EastPSB1

 

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Comments
Thursday, 27 November 2014
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Mr K S Simpson
9:15 PM
Scunthorpe

But all the areal is pointing west and have been told that's the strongest strength from the west never used to have this problem

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MikeB
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9:34 PM

Mr K S Simpson: Which transmitter are you actually tuned into?

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Dave Lindsay
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9:57 PM

Mr K S Simpson: I don't follow you. The transmitter to the west is Emley Moor which broadcasts Look North (Yorkshire). Look North (East Yorkshire & Lincolnshire) is from Belmont.

Follow this link:


Terrain between ( m a.g.l.) and (antenna m a.g.l.) - Optimising UK DTT Freeview and Radio aerial location


It is a plot of the terrain between you (on the left) and the transmitter (on the right). The ground rises up and about 1 mile away is 40m above your ground level (around about Messingham Road). This is probably why the aerials in your area generally point to Emley Moor.

You can of course try for reception from Belmont so as to get Look North (East Yorkshire & Lincolnshire), but be aware that the situation is not ideal.

I would also add that it wasn't until just over 10 years ago that Emley Moor and Belmont became different regions as far as BBC regional news is concerned. So when many aerials were put up each transmitter broadcast the same output (with the exception of opt-outs within Calendar) Now they are different it might be worth going for Belmont, whose reception isn't likely to be as easy but which will give the more local news.

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Friday, 28 November 2014
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gemma stone
12:25 PM
Faversham

Hi...I've tried to tune in to dave on freeview...I know that its not available on free sat. ..which I also have. ..but I have tried to tune freeview with no joy. ..my other free view channels are fine

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rob
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4:30 PM

Have you checked that your tv aerial connections are good? where is your aerial is it on the roof or in the loft? Dave tends to be on the lower power transmitter.... but as i seen where your map is you should be able to get it with no problems.... but like i say check everything in your home 1st it can be something simple like poor aerial cable connection or your aerial moved slightly that does cause channels to break up sometimes

hope this helps

Rob

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Dave Lindsay
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4:53 PM

gemma stone: Judging by prediction you are in a poor reception area as far as getting the Commercial channels goes. Most aerials on your road are seen (pn Streetview, May 2009) to face the Faversham relay transmitter which does not carry Dave and other Commercial services.

Can you confirm that your aerial does NOT point to Faversham (its elements will be vertical [up/down]) at 209 degrees? What direction does it point in and is it horizontal or vertical?

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jb38
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5:26 PM

gemma stone : In addition to that said by Dave Lindsay regarding the Faversham relay. If you are also unable to receive (10) ITV3 or (18) 4Music, then your Freeview will most likely be from the Faversham relay, neither programme transmitted by this station.

That said, one or two aerials in your area would appear to be pointing towards the Bluebell Hill transmitter @ 16miles / 268 degrees, and although indications are that reception from anywhere other than Faversham is liable to be iffy, should by any chance you are able to receive ITV3 or 4Music? then it could be from Bluebell Hill, therefore carry out a "manual" tune on Mux C39 the transmitter used by Dave / Pick TV etc.



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Monday, 1 December 2014
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MFPA
11:56 PM
Bath

I live in a block of six flats, which share a single aerial on the roof pointed at the Mendip transmitter.

There is a distribution amp in the loft, but I have no idea how powerful as it's not my loft. I estimate the aerial cable runs to each flat to be about 15 metres for two flats and nearly 30 metres for the other four. The flat whose electricity powers the amp frequently loses power for several hours when their key meter runs out. This results in no TV signal to all six flats for long periods.

Given that there is no communal power supply, it would be desirable to find a solution that does not require an amplifier. How many aerials would this be likely to need? (I know this is a "wet finger in the wind" type of question.)

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Tuesday, 2 December 2014
MikeP
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11:15 PM

MFPA:

If each flat were to have their own separate aerial, then one for each flat means six will be needed. I suspect that would tend to be rather unsightly unless they can be positioned in such a way as to be not visible from the ground or surrounding areas.

The real issue is why the aerial distribution system is powered from the electricity supply for one of the flats, so that means they have been paying for everyone in the other flats to view TV services! The owner of the flats should be contacted to ask them to change how the TV system is supplied so that all the 6 flats are not affected by the loss of mains power when the money in the meter od the one flat runs out. Plus it would save the occupier of that flat the expense of powering the system for everyone else. I'm sure they will appreciate that small saving, it would not be much but over a year could add up to a couple of pounds or so.

Peasedown St John is only about 17 km away from the Mendip transmitter with no obstructions visible to cause problems so individual aerials would not need any amplification at all and any communal system does not need any significant gain, merely enough to overcome splitting and distribution losses.

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Wednesday, 3 December 2014
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MFPA
12:27 AM

MFPA: Thanks for replying, Mike.

The answer to why a builder 20-odd years ago set the TV aerial distribution system up in a particular way is anybody's guess. But a communal power supply to supply just a TV signal amp would likely have cost much more for each flat's share of the standing charge alone than the usage has been costing the occupiers of that one flat.

Any changes would be in the remit of the residents' management company, so there is not a commercial or absentee owner to poke.

I guess my real question was would each flat really need its own aerial, or is it likely a fairly decent aerial with a splitter might be sufficient for two flats? Six aerials would be a bit of a forest, but three could look OK.

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