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Freeview reception at NG6 0LF


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 11 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of NG60LF (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)Sutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
2BBC TwoSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
5Channel 5Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
 
6ITV 2Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
7Big Centre TVSutton Coldfield LB
7Notts TVNottingham LNG
9BBC FourSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
10ITV3Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
 
11Sky MixSutton Coldfield COM5
12QuestSutton Coldfield COM6
13E4Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
14Film4Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
 
17ReallySutton Coldfield COM5
18More4Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
19DaveSutton Coldfield COM5
20DramaSutton Coldfield COM4
215USASutton Coldfield COM4
 
23BBC ThreeSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
25WSutton Coldfield COM6
26ITV4Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
27YesterdaySutton Coldfield COM6
28ITVBeSutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
 
29ITV2 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
30E4 +1Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
31E4 ExtraSutton Coldfield COM5
325STARSutton Coldfield COM4
335ActionSutton Coldfield COM4
 
34GREAT! moviesSutton Coldfield COM6
35ITV1 +1Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
36Sky ArtsSutton Coldfield COM5
38Channel 5 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
39DMAXSutton Coldfield COM6
 
40Quest RedSutton Coldfield COM5
41LegendSutton Coldfield COM4
42GREAT! actionSutton Coldfield COM4
43Food NetworkSutton Coldfield COM5
44HGTVSutton Coldfield COM6
 
465SELECTSutton Coldfield PSB3
47Film4 +1Sutton Coldfield COM5
48ChallengeSutton Coldfield COM5
494sevenSutton Coldfield COM5
52GREAT! romanceSutton Coldfield COM6
 
56That's TV (UK)Sutton Coldfield COM6
57Dave ja vuSutton Coldfield COM4
58ITV3 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
59ITV4 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
60Drama +1Sutton Coldfield COM5
 
63GREAT! romance mixSutton Coldfield COM6
64BlazeSutton Coldfield COM4
65That's TV 2Sutton Coldfield COM5
67TRUE CRIMESutton Coldfield COM4
68TRUE CRIME XTRASutton Coldfield COM4
 
70Quest +1Sutton Coldfield COM5
71That’s 60sSutton Coldfield COM6
73HobbyMakerSutton Coldfield COM6
74Yesterday +1Sutton Coldfield COM5
75That's 90sSutton Coldfield COM5
 
78TCCSutton Coldfield COM4
81Blaze +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
82Talking Pictures TVSutton Coldfield COM6
83Together TVSutton Coldfield COM4
84PBS AmericaSutton Coldfield COM6
 
91WildEarthSutton Coldfield COM4
93ITVBe +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
101BBC One HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
102BBC Two HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
103UTV HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
 
103STV HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
103ITV 1 HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
104Channel 4 HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
105Channel 5 HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
106BBC Four HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
 
107BBC Three HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Sutton Coldfield PSB3
201CBBCSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
202CBeebiesSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
 
204CBBC HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
205CBeebies HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
209Ketchup TVSutton Coldfield COM4
210Ketchup TooSutton Coldfield COM4
211YAAAS!Sutton Coldfield COM4
 
231BBC NewsSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
232BBC ParliamentSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
233Sky NewsSutton Coldfield COM5
235Al Jazeera EngSutton Coldfield COM6
267Al Jazeera EnglishSutton Coldfield COM4
 

 

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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.

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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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