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Freeview reception at WD18 8YR


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 12 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of WD188YR (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 4G-at-700MHz services that may interfere with Freeview reception at some point from 2020 when the 5G 700MHz services start.

For actual mobile phone reception prediction (at 800-960MHz and 1710-2170MHz) see these phone operator's mapping sites: Three O2 T-Mobile EE Virgin

Predicted Freeview channel list

1BBC One (SD)Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB1
2BBC TwoHemel Hempstead LondonPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
5Channel 5Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
 
6ITV 2Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
9BBC FourHemel Hempstead LondonPSB1
10ITV3Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
11Sky ArtsHemel Hempstead COM5
12QuestHemel Hempstead COM6
 
13E4Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
14Film4Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
17ReallyHemel Hempstead COM5
18More4Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
 
19DaveHemel Hempstead COM5
20DramaHemel Hempstead COM4
215USAHemel Hempstead COM4
23BBC ThreeHemel Hempstead LondonPSB1
25WHemel Hempstead COM6
 
26ITV4Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
27YesterdayHemel Hempstead COM6
29ITV2 +1Hemel Hempstead COM4
30E4 +1Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
31E4 ExtraHemel Hempstead COM5
 
325STARHemel Hempstead COM4
335ActionHemel Hempstead COM4
34GREAT! moviesHemel Hempstead COM6
35ITV1 +1Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
36pickHemel Hempstead COM5
 
39DMAXHemel Hempstead COM6
40Quest RedHemel Hempstead COM5
41LegendHemel Hempstead COM4
42GREAT! movies actionHemel Hempstead COM4
43Food NetworkHemel Hempstead COM5
 
44HGTVHemel Hempstead COM6
46Channel 5 +1Hemel Hempstead COM4
47Film4 +1Hemel Hempstead COM5
48ChallengeHemel Hempstead COM5
494sevenHemel Hempstead COM5
 
565SELECTHemel Hempstead PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelHemel Hempstead COM5
58ITVBe +1Hemel Hempstead COM4
59ITV3 +1Hemel Hempstead COM4
60Drama +1Hemel Hempstead COM5
 
64BlazeHemel Hempstead COM4
67CBS RealityHemel Hempstead COM4
70Quest +1Hemel Hempstead COM5
71Quest Red +1Hemel Hempstead COM6
73HobbyMakerHemel Hempstead COM6
 
74Dave ja vuHemel Hempstead COM4
75Yesterday +1Hemel Hempstead COM5
78TCCHemel Hempstead COM4
81Blaze +1Hemel Hempstead COM4
82Talking Pictures TVHemel Hempstead COM6
 
83Together TVHemel Hempstead COM5
84PBS AmericaHemel Hempstead COM6
88Classic HitsHemel Hempstead COM6
89ITV4 +1Hemel Hempstead COM4
101BBC One HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
 
102BBC Two HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
103UTV HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
103STV HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
103ITV 1 HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
104Channel 4 HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
 
105Channel 5 HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
106BBC Four HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
109BBC Three HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Hemel Hempstead PSB3
 
201CBBCHemel Hempstead LondonPSB1
202CBeebiesHemel Hempstead LondonPSB1
203CITVHemel Hempstead COM4
204CBBC HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
205CBeebies HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
 
208Pop PlayerHemel Hempstead COM4
209Ketchup TVHemel Hempstead COM4
210Ketchup TooHemel Hempstead COM4
211YAAAS!Hemel Hempstead COM4
231BBC NewsHemel Hempstead LondonPSB1
 
232BBC ParliamentHemel Hempstead LondonPSB1
233Sky NewsHemel Hempstead COM5
235Al Jazeera EngHemel Hempstead COM6
250BBC Red ButtonHemel Hempstead LondonPSB1

 

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Comments
Wednesday, 8 May 2013
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

3:55 PM

Steveeboy: There are two properties that are important in a TV aerial: directivity and polarisation.

The DM Log aerial (Blake DML26WB) is good for touring:

TV Aerials for Boats and Caravans

It is wideband, and so is suitable for reception from any transmitter.

Those who have their aerials horizontal when signals are vertically polarised have not got them set for best reception.

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Friday, 10 May 2013
Clare McNeil
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

4:50 PM
Hove

Hi Brian, I receive Freeview TV from Whitehawk Hill, we have just been given at800 filter today (10/5/13). New 4G mobile services are coming to our area soon. I'm concerned that if this filter doesn't work we will have to switch to SKY or Virgin. We would switch to BT TV as we are with them already, but have been told BT TV will be effected too. Having to pay multiroom Sky & Virgin is a cost we could do without, but it seems this the only way we can watch Freeview TV with good signal. I would be interested in reading your thoughts about the above & wonder if you know if Whitehawk Hill will be effected by 4G and what options are there for us if this the case. I'm hearing conflicting thoughts whether BT TV will be effected by 4G or not. Totally confused now. I'm also hearing these filters we have been given may not work?? Thank you for your time with this post.
Clare

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Michael
sentiment_satisfiedGold

5:08 PM

Clare McNeil: As per at800's website - if the filter doesn't work you would be provided with other means of watching TV (freesat).

If you are worried about whether it will affect you, then you should just wait and see what happens in mid-May. If you do get interference, then connect the filter as directed, and if that doesn't work then get in touch with at800. If it works or you don't get any interference in the first place, then happy days!

Lots of ifs :).

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Michael
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5:11 PM

Clare McNeil: For some reason half of my post was cut off!

I would suggest you just wait and see what happens around mid-May with regards interference, that way you can see if the filter makes any difference and if not, then get in touch with at800.

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peter tovell
5:30 PM
Bolton

Since the one day closure of the winter hill transmitter in the middle of april i have been unable to receive a satisfactory service on bbc 1 or 2. The picture is either frozen or completely disjointed.I have attempted to retune both auto and manually and have also saught help from a m&s technician without success.The set is a m&s ms1551dvb.Other channels are working perfectly,Can you help.


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peter tovell
5:32 PM
Bolton

Aerial in the loft.Signal on bbc channels is 72%

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

7:38 PM

Clare McNeil: I really wouldn't be so concerned. Surely there are more important things that "might" happen to worry about, such as if one still has a job in six months time.

If there is interference from 4G services at 800MHz then worrying about it will make no difference.

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Clare McNeil
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

8:47 PM

Hi Michael and Dave.

Thank you for your replies, hadn't thought of Freesat. Its a case of watch this space I guess. Maybe I should have explained why I am so worried about this. I have Asperger's Syndrome which is form of Autism, thus because of it I struggle with change & the unknown in life. eg in this case there are a lot of what will happen or not happen. I know it sounds stupid and it is difficult for me to explain Asperger's. I do worry about work, hence my money concerns.
Thank you for your help.
Clare

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Dave Lindsay
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9:20 PM

Clare McNeil: My point was one of getting things into perspective from the point of view of the likelihood of each happening, the likely detrimental effect and the ease of enacting a solution.

I imagine that in most cases where interference is an issue that a filter will cure it. Only in extreme circumstances will a filter not rectify the issue, this being where the interfering signal is so strong.

Filters have been sent out to addresses where interference "may" be an issue. Understandably, this may provoke concern among recipients, but at the end of the day the other alternative would have been not to send them out automatically, leaving those who are affected (having turned on the 4G masts) to ring up and request a filter.

As I guess it will say in what you have received, the organisation that is carrying out the test is "at800". They say that if, during the test, viewers experience interference that they should ring them. An engineer will visit to find out what the issue is:

at800 Brighton 4G test

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