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Freeview reception at SW11 5LL


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 44 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of SW115LL (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)Crystal Palace LondonPSB1
2BBC TwoCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
5Channel 5Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
 
6ITV 2Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
8LONDON LIVECrystal Palace LW
9BBC FourCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
10ITV3Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
11Sky MixCrystal Palace COM5
 
12QuestCrystal Palace COM6
13E4Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
14Film4Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
17ReallyCrystal Palace COM5
 
18More4Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
19DaveCrystal Palace COM5
20DramaCrystal Palace COM4
215USACrystal Palace COM4
23BBC ThreeCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
 
25WCrystal Palace COM6
26ITV4Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
27YesterdayCrystal Palace COM6
28ITVBeCrystal Palace LondonPSB2
29ITV2 +1Crystal Palace COM4
 
30E4 +1Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
31E4 ExtraCrystal Palace COM5
325STARCrystal Palace COM4
335ActionCrystal Palace COM4
34GREAT! moviesCrystal Palace COM6
 
35ITV1 +1Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
36Sky ArtsCrystal Palace COM5
38Channel 5 +1Crystal Palace COM4
39DMAXCrystal Palace COM6
40Quest RedCrystal Palace COM5
 
41LegendCrystal Palace COM4
42GREAT! actionCrystal Palace COM4
43Food NetworkCrystal Palace COM5
44HGTVCrystal Palace COM6
465SELECTCrystal Palace PSB3
 
47Film4 +1Crystal Palace COM5
48ChallengeCrystal Palace COM5
494sevenCrystal Palace COM5
52GREAT! romanceCrystal Palace COM6
56That's TV (UK)Crystal Palace COM6
 
57Dave ja vuCrystal Palace COM4
58ITVBe +1Crystal Palace COM4
59ITV3 +1Crystal Palace COM4
60Drama +1Crystal Palace COM5
61GREAT! movies extraCrystal Palace COM6
 
63GREAT! romance mixCrystal Palace COM6
64BlazeCrystal Palace COM4
65That's TV 2Crystal Palace COM5
67TRUE CRIMECrystal Palace COM4
68TRUE CRIME XTRACrystal Palace COM4
 
70Quest +1Crystal Palace COM5
71That’s 60sCrystal Palace COM6
73HobbyMakerCrystal Palace COM6
74Yesterday +1Crystal Palace COM5
75That's 90sCrystal Palace COM5
 
78TCCCrystal Palace COM4
81Blaze +1Crystal Palace COM4
82Talking Pictures TVCrystal Palace COM6
83Together TVCrystal Palace COM4
84PBS AmericaCrystal Palace COM6
 
89ITV4 +1Crystal Palace COM4
91WildEarthCrystal Palace COM4
101BBC One HDCrystal Palace PSB3
102BBC Two HDCrystal Palace PSB3
103UTV HDCrystal Palace PSB3
 
103STV HDCrystal Palace PSB3
103ITV 1 HDCrystal Palace PSB3
104Channel 4 HDCrystal Palace PSB3
105Channel 5 HDCrystal Palace PSB3
106BBC Four HDCrystal Palace PSB3
 
107BBC Three HDCrystal Palace PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDCrystal Palace PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Crystal Palace PSB3
201CBBCCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
202CBeebiesCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
 
204CBBC HDCrystal Palace PSB3
205CBeebies HDCrystal Palace PSB3
209Ketchup TVCrystal Palace COM4
210Ketchup TooCrystal Palace COM4
211YAAAS!Crystal Palace COM4
 
231BBC NewsCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
232BBC ParliamentCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
233Sky NewsCrystal Palace COM5
235Al Jazeera EngCrystal Palace COM6
267Al Jazeera EnglishCrystal Palace 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 153 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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