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Freeview reception at B27 6PE


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 B276PE (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
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
58ITVBe +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
59ITV3 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
60Drama +1Sutton Coldfield COM5
61GREAT! movies extraSutton Coldfield COM6
 
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
 
89ITV4 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
91WildEarthSutton 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
Monday, 8 December 2014
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MikeB
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

8:07 PM

Lenny R: All the channels you've mentioned are 'Freeview'. What you've lost is some of the other mux's. You havn't given a postcode, so there is a not a lot anyone can say, part from its likely to be a problem with your aerial system - perhaps a frayed cable, etc. Its kind of working, but its only getting the stronest muxes. Could even just be your aerial lead is loose!

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Wednesday, 10 December 2014
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Nick Anderson
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10:43 AM

Along with the new "That's Solent" on Channel 8 I also cannot receive QVC Extra on Channel 57 and "Pop" on Channel 125 on my unamplified wideband loft aerial. Cannot the power of this multiplex be slightly increased so as to rectify this problem in my area in Portsmouth?

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Nick Anderson's 157 posts GB flag
Friday, 12 December 2014
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Michael Gibb
9:26 AM
Alnwick

Chatton Transmitter
TV reception from Chatton stopped last week then restarted briefly then stopped again until last night (11/12/14) when all worked OK again and is still working this AM. How can I check if Chatton transmitter is working OK and is the information reliable? My experience with internet supplies is they are always working even when there is no signal, hope Chatton is not the same.

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Monday, 12 January 2015
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m.whitbrook
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

7:52 AM

i have a free view aerial in stalled and its been great until this winter, but the picture is always breaking up this winter and i am really fed up of it can any one help

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:15 AM

m.whitbrook: On the basis that you are 5 miles from the transmitter, and with clear line-of-sight, too high a signal level would seem the most likely possibility!

Freeview signals: too much of a good thing is bad for you

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Friday, 16 January 2015
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Jane Morris
9:47 PM
Liss

I have lost Dave Pick and Sky News. I have done a factory reset and te-scanned. Nothing. Sony KDL37EX403 all other TV's are receiving fine

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MikeB
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:14 PM

Jane Morris: Its sounds like your lost Mux Com 5 - Rowridge (Isle Of Wight, England) Full Freeview transmitter .

Could be a number of things, but its likely that your aerial has a problem. Have a look at the aerial lead - if its loose or not working properly, then that migth explain the problem. Replace it and see if eveerything is OK.

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Saturday, 17 January 2015
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

2:44 PM

Jane Morris: You are missing COM5 multiplex which is on UHF channel 22 from Rowridge.

If the set has manual tuning then go to it and enter/select UHF channel 22 and wait don't press the button to scan/add channels/OK. The TV may act as a signal meter, giving you an idea as to strength and quality.

If you haven't already done so then having your aerial vertically polarised (elements up/down) rather than horizontally polarised (elements flat) will allow you to receive the more powerful COMs.

This will forfeit reception of COM7 (BBC Four HD, BBC News HD etc) as it is only horizontally polarised. However, looking at the terrain plot with Butser Hill in the way it's doubtful you will receive it reliably anyway.


That's the short answer or suggestion. Now for the more in-depth and longer answer:

Most transmitters broadcast either horizontally or vertically, meaning that the receiving aerial must be fitted accordingly. Rowridge is unique as a main, high power, transmitter in that it broadcasts horizontally and vertically and it has been doing so on all channels (COM7 excepted) from April 2011, which was when switchover had completed and all channels when to their full and final transmission powers.

However, the PSB (Public Service Broadcaster) channels which include BBC, ITV (and some of its sister channels), Channel 4 (and some of its sister channels), Channel 5 radiate at 200kW horizontally and vertically, but the main COM channels (COM4, COM5 and COM6) radiate 50kW horizontally and 200kW vertically. You are having difficulty with COM5.

(The reason for the lower power is because Crystal Palace (London) and Stockland Hill (Devon) use the same frequencies as Rowridge for COMs 4 to 6 only i.e. reduce the likelihood of interference. The PSB frequencies are not shared, which is why they can be on higher power.)

So, switching to vertical polarisation in an area with no where near favourable reception, which you are, will likely move you towards more reliable reception of COMs 4 to 6.

But, if you can receive COM7 (BBC Four HD, BBC News HD etc) then be aware that it is horizontally polarised only and is at 24kW. So if you turned your aerial vertical you would loose COM7. It is doubtful you will receive COM7 to any useful degree anyway, due to the large obstruction which is Butser Hill.

If your problem is too low a signal strength then you might get away with more amplification (booster) while retaining the horizontal aerial which might yield you COM7.

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Sunday, 18 January 2015
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Nick Anderson
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

10:34 AM

Is it not possible to transmit channel 29 freeview which includes QVC Extra, Pop TV and the local That's Solent from Rowridge vertically to enable those with a vertically pollarised antenna to receive these three services?

Nick Anderson, Southsea, Hants.

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Michael
sentiment_satisfiedGold

4:07 PM

Can someone explain why ITV Encore on Satellite Channel 123 is being blocked by Sky TV in that you have to subscribe to Sky TV in order to receive it?
This channel should be free?

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