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Freeview reception at TS26 9HL


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 10 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of TS269HL (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)Bilsdale North East and CumbriaPSB1
2BBC TwoBilsdale North East and CumbriaPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Bilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Bilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
5Channel 5Bilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
 
6ITV 2Bilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
9BBC FourBilsdale North East and CumbriaPSB1
10ITV3Bilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
11Sky MixBilsdale COM5
12QuestBilsdale COM6
 
13E4Bilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
14Film4Bilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Bilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
17ReallyBilsdale COM5
18More4Bilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
 
19DaveBilsdale COM5
20DramaBilsdale COM4
215USABilsdale COM4
23BBC ThreeBilsdale North East and CumbriaPSB1
25WBilsdale COM6
 
26ITV4Bilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
27YesterdayBilsdale COM6
28ITVBeBilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
29ITV2 +1Bilsdale COM4
30E4 +1Bilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
 
31E4 ExtraBilsdale COM5
325STARBilsdale COM4
335ActionBilsdale COM4
34GREAT! moviesBilsdale COM6
35ITV1 +1Bilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
 
36Sky ArtsBilsdale COM5
38Channel 5 +1Bilsdale COM4
39DMAXBilsdale COM6
40Quest RedBilsdale COM5
41LegendBilsdale COM4
 
42GREAT! actionBilsdale COM4
43Food NetworkBilsdale COM5
44HGTVBilsdale COM6
465SELECTBilsdale PSB3
47Film4 +1Bilsdale COM5
 
48ChallengeBilsdale COM5
494sevenBilsdale COM5
52GREAT! romanceBilsdale COM6
56That's TV (UK)Bilsdale COM6
57Dave ja vuBilsdale COM4
 
58ITV3 +1Bilsdale COM4
59ITV4 +1Bilsdale COM4
60Drama +1Bilsdale COM5
63GREAT! romance mixBilsdale COM6
64BlazeBilsdale COM4
 
65That's TV 2Bilsdale COM5
67TRUE CRIMEBilsdale COM4
68TRUE CRIME XTRABilsdale COM4
70Quest +1Bilsdale COM5
71That’s 60sBilsdale COM6
 
73HobbyMakerBilsdale COM6
74Yesterday +1Bilsdale COM5
75That's 90sBilsdale COM5
78TCCBilsdale COM4
81Blaze +1Bilsdale COM4
 
82Talking Pictures TVBilsdale COM6
83Together TVBilsdale COM4
84PBS AmericaBilsdale COM6
91WildEarthBilsdale COM4
93ITVBe +1Bilsdale COM4
 
101BBC One HDBilsdale PSB3
102BBC Two HDBilsdale PSB3
103STV HDBilsdale PSB3
103UTV HDBilsdale PSB3
103ITV 1 HDBilsdale PSB3
 
104Channel 4 HDBilsdale PSB3
105Channel 5 HDBilsdale PSB3
106BBC Four HDBilsdale PSB3
107BBC Three HDBilsdale PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDBilsdale PSB3
 
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Bilsdale PSB3
201CBBCBilsdale North East and CumbriaPSB1
202CBeebiesBilsdale North East and CumbriaPSB1
204CBBC HDBilsdale PSB3
205CBeebies HDBilsdale PSB3
 
209Ketchup TVBilsdale COM4
210Ketchup TooBilsdale COM4
211YAAAS!Bilsdale COM4
231BBC NewsBilsdale North East and CumbriaPSB1
232BBC ParliamentBilsdale North East and CumbriaPSB1
 
233Sky NewsBilsdale COM5
235Al Jazeera EngBilsdale COM6
267Al Jazeera EnglishBilsdale 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 158 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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