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Freeview reception at HR8 1DE


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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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)Ridge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
2BBC TwoRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
5Channel 5Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
 
6ITV 2Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
9BBC FourRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
10ITV3Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
11Sky MixRidge Hill COM5
12QuestRidge Hill COM6
 
13E4Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
14Film4Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
17ReallyRidge Hill COM5
18More4Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
 
19DaveRidge Hill COM5
20DramaRidge Hill COM4
215USARidge Hill COM4
23BBC ThreeRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
25WRidge Hill COM6
 
26ITV4Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
27YesterdayRidge Hill COM6
28ITVBeRidge Hill Central (West)PSB2
29ITV2 +1Ridge Hill COM4
30E4 +1Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
 
31E4 ExtraRidge Hill COM5
325STARRidge Hill COM4
335ActionRidge Hill COM4
34GREAT! moviesRidge Hill COM6
35ITV1 +1Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
 
36Sky ArtsRidge Hill COM5
38Channel 5 +1Ridge Hill COM4
39DMAXRidge Hill COM6
40Quest RedRidge Hill COM5
41LegendRidge Hill COM4
 
42GREAT! actionRidge Hill COM4
43Food NetworkRidge Hill COM5
44HGTVRidge Hill COM6
465SELECTRidge Hill PSB3
47Film4 +1Ridge Hill COM5
 
48ChallengeRidge Hill COM5
494sevenRidge Hill COM5
52GREAT! romanceRidge Hill COM6
56That's TV (UK)Ridge Hill COM6
57Dave ja vuRidge Hill COM4
 
58ITV3 +1Ridge Hill COM4
59ITV4 +1Ridge Hill COM4
60Drama +1Ridge Hill COM5
63GREAT! romance mixRidge Hill COM6
64BlazeRidge Hill COM4
 
65That's TV 2Ridge Hill COM5
67TRUE CRIMERidge Hill COM4
68TRUE CRIME XTRARidge Hill COM4
70Quest +1Ridge Hill COM5
71That’s 60sRidge Hill COM6
 
73HobbyMakerRidge Hill COM6
74Yesterday +1Ridge Hill COM5
75That's 90sRidge Hill COM5
78TCCRidge Hill COM4
81Blaze +1Ridge Hill COM4
 
82Talking Pictures TVRidge Hill COM6
83Together TVRidge Hill COM4
84PBS AmericaRidge Hill COM6
91WildEarthRidge Hill COM4
93ITVBe +1Ridge Hill COM4
 
101BBC One HDRidge Hill PSB3
102BBC Two HDRidge Hill PSB3
103STV HDRidge Hill PSB3
103UTV HDRidge Hill PSB3
103ITV 1 HDRidge Hill PSB3
 
104Channel 4 HDRidge Hill PSB3
105Channel 5 HDRidge Hill PSB3
106BBC Four HDRidge Hill PSB3
107BBC Three HDRidge Hill PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDRidge Hill PSB3
 
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Ridge Hill PSB3
201CBBCRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
202CBeebiesRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
204CBBC HDRidge Hill PSB3
205CBeebies HDRidge Hill PSB3
 
209Ketchup TVRidge Hill COM4
210Ketchup TooRidge Hill COM4
211YAAAS!Ridge Hill COM4
231BBC NewsRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
232BBC ParliamentRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
 
233Sky NewsRidge Hill COM5
235Al Jazeera EngRidge Hill COM6
267Al Jazeera EnglishRidge Hill COM4

 

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Comments
Wednesday, 3 December 2014
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Mike Rogers
3:53 PM
Birmingham

During "Doctors" today on BBC1 at lunchtime we had a screen pop up three times.

The pop up consisted of a central red spot at the top with an "R" against. All sorts of numbers & words around the four edges. Each time I got the camera ready it disappeared. We are on the Sutton Coldfield transmitter.

Has anyone any idea what caused this?

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Darren
3:54 PM
Chelmsford

Anyone else in the Chelmsford / Great Baddow area having issues with their Freeview?

About two hours ago it all went off, the whole block did.

Transmitters are showing as ok no problems and even contacted the local housing controllers CHP who said
they wasn't carrying out any work and it will take them 5 days to even bother sending someone out.

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MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:16 PM

MFPA

There are two ways to feed more than one TV set from a single aerial. The best is to use a powered splitter, but that rather sounds to be problematic due to lack of available power unless two neighbours agreed to share a single aerial and powered splitter. The other less satisfactory method is to use and unpowered splitter. These have two major problems: there is a significant signal loss between the input and the two outputs that could be enough to render recpetion problematic; the second is that if one TV were to be unplugged then the other TV fed from that splitter may well get a much poorer quality signal as the impedance matching is lost (aerials are designed to operate with a 75 Ohm 'load' and taking one TV out would mean the aerial is 'seeing a load of 37.5 Ohms so is mismatched and will not work properly). If, however, you could between all the residents guarantee that all the TVs will remain connected to the aerial systems then it might be worth trying. One factor we can't answer is whether there is enough signal strength to use a passive splitter. We would need to have a measurement of the actual strength at the aerial, but at Peasedown St John you may have sufficient as you are not that far from the transmitter at Mendip. I'd suggest that at least two of you consider sharing the costs of setting up a single aerial with a passive splitter - that's the only way to check whether it will work - but there are no guarantees that it will.

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Thursday, 4 December 2014
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Lisa Simmons
12:35 PM
Wirral

Hiya,
Ive retuned my TV to pick up BayTV Liverpool on Freeview CH.8 however its not there and my freeview stations are now all Welsh i.e. Htv BBC Wales, S4C, nothing against the Welsh but I want my Liverpool channel, Help please!
Thanks, Lisa

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

1:45 PM

Lisa Simmons: You could be pushing it to receive it.

If you have manual tuning then use it. Go to the manual tune screen and enter/select UHF channel 56. Don't press the button to scan/add services immediately, rather wait and see if it gives any indication as to strength and quality.

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andy
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

7:43 PM
Chester

Picking Up Bay Tv Liverpool No problems CH16BE.

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Monday, 8 December 2014
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MFPA
1:03 AM

Thanks, MikeP.

My thoughts were to try something like a Log36 aerial with a two-way unpowered splitter. Not having to route through the loft where the existing distribution amp is installed would also reduce the estimated 30-metre cable runs to about 20 metres.

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Lenny R
11:15 AM

After many years of receiving all channels OK, Freeview has vanished and re-tuning doesn't resolve it. I can get BBC, ITV and channel 5 and all their derivatives (V & radio) but absolutely no Freeview TV or radio channels. The aerial is fairly new and undamaged and cabling is OK and the BBC - ITV reception is excellent.
Any ideas to rectify please?
Len

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John H Williams
4:30 PM
Dolgellau

Any news when the Dolgellau area (LL40) will have the full allocation of channels on Freeview.
Regards :- John H Williams

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Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:39 PM

John H Williams: That's an easy answer: never.

If you want more channels, there is a service for you, it's called Freesat. See Compare all free TV channels in the UK to see the channels in a comparison.

Freesat is specifically designed to bring more TV to the places that Freeview cannot reach.


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