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Freeview reception at BT66 7HD


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 2 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of BT667HD (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

Virgin Media 2 Clermont Carn SV2
RTÉ One HDClermont Carn SV2
Virgin Media 1Clermont Carn SV1
TG4 (RoI)Clermont Carn SV1
Virgin Media 3Clermont Carn SV2
 
RTÉ One +1Clermont Carn SV2
RTÉ jrClermont Carn SV2
RTÉ2+1Clermont Carn SV2
RTÉ News NowClermont Carn SV1
Tithe an Oireachtais Clermont Carn SV1
 
Saorview Information (*Clermont Carn SV2
1BBC One (SD)Divis Northern IrelandPSB1
2BBC TwoDivis Northern IrelandPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Divis UTVPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Divis UTVPSB2
 
5Channel 5Divis UTVPSB2
6ITV 2Divis UTVPSB2
7NvTvDivis LBT
9BBC FourDivis Northern IrelandPSB1
10ITV3Divis UTVPSB2
 
11Sky MixDivis COM5
13E4Divis UTVPSB2
14Film4Divis UTVPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Divis UTVPSB2
17ReallyDivis COM5
 
18More4Divis UTVPSB2
19DaveDivis COM5
20DramaDivis COM4
215USADivis COM4
23BBC ThreeDivis Northern IrelandPSB1
 
26ITV4Divis UTVPSB2
28ITVBeDivis UTVPSB2
29ITV2 +1Divis COM4
30E4 +1Divis UTVPSB2
31E4 ExtraDivis COM5
 
325STARDivis COM4
335ActionDivis COM4
35ITV1 +1Divis UTVPSB2
36Sky ArtsDivis COM5
38Channel 5 +1Divis COM4
 
40Quest RedDivis COM5
41LegendDivis COM4
42GREAT! actionDivis COM4
43Food NetworkDivis COM5
465SELECTDivis PSB3
 
47Film4 +1Divis COM5
48ChallengeDivis COM5
494sevenDivis COM5
53TG4Divis NIMM
54RTÉ OneDivis NIMM
 
55RTÉ TwoDivis NIMM
57Dave ja vuDivis COM4
58ITV3 +1Divis COM4
59ITV4 +1Divis COM4
60Drama +1Divis COM5
 
64BlazeDivis COM4
65That's TV 2Divis COM5
67TRUE CRIMEDivis COM4
68TRUE CRIME XTRADivis COM4
70Quest +1Divis COM5
 
74Yesterday +1Divis COM5
75That's 90sDivis COM5
78TCCDivis COM4
81Blaze +1Divis COM4
83Together TVDivis COM4
 
91WildEarthDivis COM4
93ITVBe +1Divis COM4
101BBC One HDDivis PSB3
102BBC Two HDDivis PSB3
103ITV 1 HDDivis PSB3
 
103STV HDDivis PSB3
103UTV HDDivis PSB3
104Channel 4 HDDivis PSB3
105Channel 5 HDDivis PSB3
106BBC Four HDDivis PSB3
 
107BBC Three HDDivis PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDDivis PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Divis PSB3
201CBBCDivis Northern IrelandPSB1
202CBeebiesDivis Northern IrelandPSB1
 
204CBBC HDDivis PSB3
205CBeebies HDDivis PSB3
209Ketchup TVDivis COM4
210Ketchup TooDivis COM4
211YAAAS!Divis COM4
 
231BBC NewsDivis Northern IrelandPSB1
232BBC ParliamentDivis Northern IrelandPSB1
233Sky NewsDivis COM5
267Al Jazeera EnglishDivis 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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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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