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Freeview reception at DT4 9GH


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 DT49GH (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)Weymouth South WestPSB1
2BBC TwoWeymouth South WestPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Weymouth West CountryPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Weymouth West CountryPSB2
5Channel 5Weymouth West CountryPSB2
 
6ITV 2Weymouth West CountryPSB2
9BBC FourWeymouth South WestPSB1
10ITV3Weymouth West CountryPSB2
11Sky MixBeacon Hill COM5
12QuestBeacon Hill COM6
 
13E4Weymouth West CountryPSB2
14Film4Weymouth West CountryPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Weymouth West CountryPSB2
17ReallyBeacon Hill COM5
18More4Weymouth West CountryPSB2
 
19DaveBeacon Hill COM5
20DramaBeacon Hill COM4
215USABeacon Hill COM4
23BBC ThreeWeymouth South WestPSB1
25WBeacon Hill COM6
 
26ITV4Weymouth West CountryPSB2
27YesterdayBeacon Hill COM6
28ITVBeWeymouth West CountryPSB2
29ITV2 +1Beacon Hill COM4
30E4 +1Weymouth West CountryPSB2
 
31E4 ExtraBeacon Hill COM5
325STARBeacon Hill COM4
335ActionBeacon Hill COM4
34GREAT! moviesBeacon Hill COM6
35ITV1 +1Weymouth West CountryPSB2
 
36Sky ArtsBeacon Hill COM5
38Channel 5 +1Beacon Hill COM4
39DMAXBeacon Hill COM6
40Quest RedBeacon Hill COM5
41LegendBeacon Hill COM4
 
42GREAT! actionBeacon Hill COM4
43Food NetworkBeacon Hill COM5
44HGTVBeacon Hill COM6
465SELECTWeymouth PSB3
47Film4 +1Beacon Hill COM5
 
48ChallengeBeacon Hill COM5
494sevenBeacon Hill COM5
52GREAT! romanceBeacon Hill COM6
56That's TV (UK)Beacon Hill COM6
57Dave ja vuBeacon Hill COM4
 
58ITVBe +1Beacon Hill COM4
59ITV3 +1Beacon Hill COM4
60Drama +1Beacon Hill COM5
61GREAT! movies extraBeacon Hill COM6
63GREAT! romance mixBeacon Hill COM6
 
64BlazeBeacon Hill COM4
65That's TV 2Beacon Hill COM5
67TRUE CRIMEBeacon Hill COM4
68TRUE CRIME XTRABeacon Hill COM4
70Quest +1Beacon Hill COM5
 
71That’s 60sBeacon Hill COM6
73HobbyMakerBeacon Hill COM6
74Yesterday +1Beacon Hill COM5
75That's 90sBeacon Hill COM5
78TCCBeacon Hill COM4
 
81Blaze +1Beacon Hill COM4
82Talking Pictures TVBeacon Hill COM6
83Together TVBeacon Hill COM4
84PBS AmericaBeacon Hill COM6
89ITV4 +1Beacon Hill COM4
 
91WildEarthBeacon Hill COM4
101BBC One HDWeymouth PSB3
102BBC Two HDWeymouth PSB3
103UTV HDWeymouth PSB3
103ITV 1 HDWeymouth PSB3
 
103STV HDWeymouth PSB3
104Channel 4 HDWeymouth PSB3
105Channel 5 HDWeymouth PSB3
106BBC Four HDWeymouth PSB3
107BBC Three HDWeymouth PSB3
 
108BBC Scotland HDWeymouth PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Weymouth PSB3
201CBBCWeymouth South WestPSB1
202CBeebiesWeymouth South WestPSB1
204CBBC HDWeymouth PSB3
 
205CBeebies HDWeymouth PSB3
209Ketchup TVBeacon Hill COM4
210Ketchup TooBeacon Hill COM4
211YAAAS!Beacon Hill COM4
231BBC NewsWeymouth South WestPSB1
 
232BBC ParliamentWeymouth South WestPSB1
233Sky NewsBeacon Hill COM5
235Al Jazeera EngBeacon Hill COM6
267Al Jazeera EnglishBeacon Hill COM4

 

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Comments
Friday, 1 May 2015
D
David
11:17 AM

Dave Lindsay: Thanks for the reply Dave, but I don't think that's it as freeview reception was perfect this morning without me taking any action.

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MikeB
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5:43 PM

David: If your getting 'no signal', then your either getting nothing or a signal so low that the tuner isn't bothering with it.

You may not feel David's excellent advice is applicable, so here is another one. Your aerial is attached to your TV by a thin (6mm?) cable which is exposed to all weathers, and is constantly under pressure from the wind, rain, etc. Eventually, somethings got to give, and perhaps a small break or crack in the waterproofing on a connection appears. Thats OK when its dry, but during the night moisture condenses and gets into that small crack, and kills the signal. In the morning, the moisture dries out and you've got your signal back again.

Check the signal strength - if its really low, then the aerial system is marginal (but perfectly fine) until some thing happens. Your just 11km from Crystal Palace (assuming thats the transmitter your using), so you should be getting a stonkingly strong signal.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB flag
Saturday, 9 May 2015
S
Steve
11:06 AM

I have recently moved into a house and had a digital coaxial cable installed in every room.
We have sky in two rooms and just freeview tv's in two other rooms.
the reception on the freeview tv's are breaking up on regular occasions and i wonder if it is the digital coaxial cable and should i change it to standard coaxial?
Many thanks.

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MikeB
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:47 AM

Steve: I'm not sure what 'digital coax' even is - its all the same stuff, although sat. standard stuff is going to be WT100, etc - just better quality than the cheapy nasty stuff you might find at B & Q (ATV sheffield has a whole bit about coax). Leave the coax were it is.

Have a look at the digital UK link, etc. Your just 8km from the Bluebell transmitter, whcih ordinarly would mean your getting far too much signal (search for 'too much of a good thing' on this site). On the other hand, DigitalUK thinks your recpetion could be patchy for certain mux'es. Could you find out which transmitters those TV's are tuned into, and what the signal strength is across the muxes? I cant really check the terrain (it just brings up Roucefall), but I'm sure Dave Lindsay or JB38 would be more help.


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Sunday, 10 May 2015
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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

12:51 AM

Steve : Although being located at just over 5 miles away from the Bluebell Hill transmitter, the terrain indicator reveals multiple obstructions to the signal path from said transmitter starting at around 1.75 miles prior to your particular area, this being a possible reason for your problem.

Taking this fact into consideration, if at all possible, you should try and make one or two enquiries with others in your immediate area to find out if reception problems of a similar nature to your own are also being experienced elsewhere, if they are, then this will save you wasting time searching for something which is effectively outwith your control.

That said though, you should carry out a signal strength / quality check on the BBC1 and ITV1 channels stored in your TV or box for the purpose of ensuring that the tuner has not stored Freeview channels from Crystal Palace rather than Bluebell Hill, Crystal Palace which uses lower channel numbers, therefore being scanned first by your tuner, indicated as also being receivable in your location albeit with a somewhat less reliable signal.

Bluebell Hills channels being : 46 (BBC1) - 43 (ITV1) - 40(HD) - 45 - 39 - 54 - 32

Crystal Palace : 23 (BBC1) - 26 (ITV1) - 30 (HD) - 25 - 22 - 28 - 33 - 35

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Monday, 11 May 2015
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Sharon Allbrighton
8:30 PM

Since the change of channel numbers I have tried re-tuning our TV twice but still cannot get 5 USA. The channel 21 slot says VIVA only available in the day. Please help, we watch 5 USA a lot, or did until recently and we miss it.

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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:27 PM

Sharon Allbrighton: 5 USA is broadcast on the COM4 multiplex as is ITV3. Rather than just retuning your TV, try carrying out a reset on it first, this also known as "Manufacturers reset" / "Default setting" / "First time installation" etc.

By the way, 5 USA is on EPG21 and with VIVA being on EPG74.

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Tuesday, 19 May 2015
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Jo
1:55 PM
Benfleet

I have recently moved to a house on top of a hill in Benfleet but is surrounded by trees which are now in leaf. There is no cable and sky is not an option here. Freeview is intermittent with a pixelating picture. My signal is apparently from crystal palace or bluebell hill which I know has had problems. The trees belong to a golf course. Would an amplifier be of any use? should I extend the pole? Any ideas?

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MikeP
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10:53 PM
Trowbridge

Jo

An amplifier is very unlikely to help as it would seem that your comment about the trees is most significant. Possibly resiting the aerial so that is can 'look' past the trees might help, or maybe a longer pole so that it looks over the trees - but that may become a problem again as the trees grow taller.

If you provide a post code, or that of a very near shop perhaps, then the reception and topographical maps can be used to ascertain the locality of trees, hills, etc and maybe determine which is a suitable transmitter for you.

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Wednesday, 20 May 2015
Ian
sentiment_satisfiedGold

5:35 PM
Hinckley

Is it just me or are some stations, ITV and Dave especially doing something to there frame rate? Its like they suddenly slow down then catch up all in a split second, I get the same it I watch Sky or freeview and always on the same channels.

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