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By providing a full postcode (such as W1A 1AA), national grid reference (for example SE123456) or latitude, longitude pair (like 54, -0.5) this page will provide a map, terrain plot and detailed information of the location showing the UK and RoI television transmitters that it is possible you receive Freeview, Freeview HD, Youview, BT Vision and Saorview from.
 

(Don't know your postcode? Find it at Post Office Postcode finder).

UK Free TV uniquely shows you transmitter coverage maps, aerial to transmitter terrain plots, the closest 10 mobile phone masts (for possible 4G-at-800 interference) as well as tabulated information (sorted by direction, by received signal strength, by frequency, by service names or by transmitter name).

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Click on these links to see how this page looks with these sample postcodes: HR82FT, HP202NZ, MK179HZ, EC1V7DG, NR33TZ, GU85LP, CA87JB, SO143DF, CM165AJ, BT390JY.

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These predictions are based upon a rooftop aerial and depend on the suitability of the aerial, the distance to the transmitters, the power of their signals, the postcode area, and local terrain.

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Monday, 26 September 2016
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StevensOnln1
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5:37 PM

Nick Anderson: Local TV is done on a tight budget, with broadcast patterns and power levels determined by Ofcom. I suspect you are referring to the Rowridge transmitter. The Solent local mux is only intended to cover Southampton/Portsmouth and the surrounding areas which should have good reception of all services with a horizontally polarised aerial, whereas the vertically polarised transmissions enable the COM4-6 muxes to broadcast at higher power in order to improve reception in areas further away from the transmitter which are not the target of the Solent local TV service.

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StevensOnln1's 2,780 posts GB
Tuesday, 27 September 2016
MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:59 AM

Nick Anderson:

Further to that said by StevensOnln1, most main transmitters use horizontal polarisation whilst most smaller 'relay' transmitters use vertical polarisation. It is nothing at all to do with who the service provider is but more to do with available frequencies and preventing interference between signals on similar frequencies. In general, vertically and horizontally polarised signals do not regularly interefere with each other.
When considering purely local transmissions aimed at a specific area only, such as Southampton for example, use of the vertical polarisation allows tighter control of the area served and hence reduces the chance i=of causing interference to other areas and/or services.



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MikeP's 3,055 posts GB
Tuesday, 18 October 2016
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Sue
3:11 PM

I've got a vertical signal and other than occasional whistling during a windy day it doesn't give me any problems at all.

In fact, I'd argue it's the best signal I've ever had.

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Sue's 1 post GB
Thursday, 20 October 2016
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Robert Dallenger
10:16 PM

Have read recently on a516digital that there are some issues with Freeview on certain set top boxes. I have recently noticed that on my Panasonic freeview recorder DMR-BW780 that recordings go blank for a few seconds during playback. I have only manage to test this on bbc1 HD and bbc2 HD channels. I was wondering if anybody else was having similar problems. I will try and call freeview tomorrow to get some more info.

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Robert Dallenger's 4 posts GB
Monday, 31 October 2016
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Charles Stuart
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

6:44 PM

There seems to be something wrong with this map or the predictive feature that generates it. It does not show Mendip, which is actually the only TV transmitter from which I can get an adequate signal.

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Charles Stuart's 152 posts GB
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Tuesday, 1 November 2016
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John Kitchen
1:22 PM

Robert Dallenger: More than 1/2 our viewing is from the PVR [Sony] so I have noticed a lot of these blanks recently. If you rewind and play over the information is there. I assumed it was just our machine approaching capacity [again]. A really poor means of recording in my opinion; how do you 'lend' someone a 'tape' like the old days?
Our signal is by aerial, from Emley Moor or Bilsdale. We have no set top box or Sky.

JK

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John Kitchen's 4 posts GB
Wednesday, 2 November 2016
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David
sentiment_satisfiedGold

1:10 PM

When you think we will get BBC1 Look North from Emley Moor on 101?
I've tried Freesat too and they too do the red slide saying retune to 1.
Yet I'm told Sky have it sorted and do Look North Leeds in HD requiring no changing channel at 18:30.

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David's 306 posts GB
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StevensOnln1
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

2:23 PM

David: Sky viewers do not get regional news on BBC One HD as Sky boxes receive the same BBC channels from the same satellites as Freesat boxes, whoever told you that was misinformed. The BBC have said they want to start rolling out all their regional versions of BBC One and BBC Two nations in HD during their new charter period which begins next year. No firm dates have been announced but it seems likely that HD regions will start to appear on satellite and Freeview next year.

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StevensOnln1's 2,780 posts GB
Thursday, 3 November 2016
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David
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12:41 PM

Thanks for that info.
Yes I was told wrong it is the ITV Calendar that they get in HD from Leeds at 6pm. from Sky and Emley Moor ITV does Granada on Freeview and not Leeds.

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David's 306 posts GB
Saturday, 5 November 2016
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Nigel Archer
4:19 PM

Does anyone know if channel 74 (True Christmas) on Freeview, they are transmitting or not, around the country or just in one area?

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Nigel Archer's 3 posts GB
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