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Freeview reception at AB43 9NG


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 6 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of AB439NG (page shows closest 10)

What do the map symbols mean?

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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

FreeSportsRumster Forest COM6
1BBC One (SD)Rosehearty ScotlandPSB1
2BBC TwoRosehearty ScotlandPSB1
3STV (SD)Rosehearty STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Rosehearty STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
 
5Channel 5Rosehearty STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
6ITV 2Rosehearty STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
7BBC AlbaRosehearty ScotlandPSB1
10ITV3Rosehearty STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
11Sky ArtsRumster Forest COM5
 
12QuestRumster Forest COM4
13E4Rosehearty STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
14Film4Rosehearty STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Rosehearty STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
17ReallyRumster Forest COM5
 
18More4Rosehearty STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
19DaveRumster Forest COM5
20DramaRumster Forest COM4
215USARumster Forest COM4
23BBC ThreeRosehearty ScotlandPSB1
 
24BBC Four (Scotland SD)Rosehearty ScotlandPSB1
25WRumster Forest COM6
26ITV4Rosehearty STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
27YesterdayRumster Forest COM6
29ITV2 +1Rumster Forest COM4
 
30E4 +1Rosehearty STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
31E4 ExtraRumster Forest COM5
325STARRumster Forest COM4
335ActionRumster Forest COM4
34GREAT! moviesRumster Forest COM6
 
35ITV1 +1Rosehearty STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
35STV+1Rosehearty STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
36pickRumster Forest COM5
39DMAXRumster Forest COM6
40Quest RedRumster Forest COM5
 
41LegendRumster Forest COM4
42GREAT! movies actionRumster Forest COM4
43Food NetworkRumster Forest COM5
44HGTVRumster Forest COM6
46Channel 5 +1Rumster Forest COM4
 
47Film4 +1Rumster Forest COM5
48ChallengeRumster Forest COM5
494sevenRumster Forest COM5
565SELECTRosehearty PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelRumster Forest COM5
 
58ITVBe +1Rumster Forest COM4
59ITV3 +1Rumster Forest COM4
60Drama +1Rumster Forest COM5
64BlazeRumster Forest COM4
67CBS RealityRumster Forest COM4
 
70Quest +1Rumster Forest COM5
71Quest Red +1Rumster Forest COM6
73HobbyMakerRumster Forest COM6
74Dave ja vuRumster Forest COM4
75Yesterday +1Rumster Forest COM5
 
78TCCRumster Forest COM4
81Blaze +1Rumster Forest COM4
82Talking Pictures TVRumster Forest COM6
83Together TVRumster Forest COM5
84PBS AmericaRumster Forest COM6
 
88Classic HitsRumster Forest COM6
89ITV4 +1Rumster Forest COM4
101BBC One HDRosehearty PSB3
102BBC Two HDRosehearty PSB3
103UTV HDRosehearty PSB3
 
103STV HDRosehearty PSB3
103ITV 1 HDRosehearty PSB3
104Channel 4 HDRosehearty PSB3
105Channel 5 HDRosehearty PSB3
106BBC Four HDRosehearty PSB3
 
108BBC Scotland HDRosehearty PSB3
109BBC Three HDRosehearty PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Rosehearty PSB3
201CBBCRosehearty ScotlandPSB1
202CBeebiesRosehearty ScotlandPSB1
 
203CITVRumster Forest COM4
204CBBC HDRosehearty PSB3
205CBeebies HDRosehearty PSB3
208POP MAXRumster Forest COM4
209Ketchup TVRumster Forest COM4
 
210Ketchup TooRumster Forest COM4
211YAAAS!Rumster Forest COM4
231BBC NewsRosehearty ScotlandPSB1
232BBC ParliamentRosehearty ScotlandPSB1
233Sky NewsRumster Forest COM5
 
235Aljazeera EnglishRumster Forest COM6
250BBC Red ButtonRosehearty ScotlandPSB1

 

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Thursday, 2 November 2017
R
RDD
11:14 AM
Stansted

http://downdetector.co.uk/problems/freeview

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MikeP
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11:53 PM

To All:

Please read Freeview blames air pressure for TV disruption - BBC News about interference on Freeview.



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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB
Monday, 6 November 2017
R
RDD
10:36 AM
Stansted

Attenuators, Crystal Palace transmitter- Gable end Televes aerial..
Signal from masthead amp loops through DVR to HD TV. . It seems signal is boosted by the DVR as a result of the loop though.

DVR signal strength all channels circa 45%, Quality 100% - Very rarely use HD.

HDTV Signal strength all channels circa 90%+ ,Quality 100% - Sometimes lose channels - Overload??

Can not loop through HD TV to DVR. So attenuator needed between the DVR and HDTV.

What -db size of attenuator should I aim for. Thank you

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StevensOnln1
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

12:56 PM

RDD: What signal strength do you get if you bypass the DVR and connect the aerial feed from the amp directly to the TV? Check the menu on the DVR, there may be an option to reduce the gain from the built in amplifier. Failing that, try a 3dB attenuator such as the one linked below (get a 6dB at the same time in case 3dB isn't enough).

3dB Coax Plug Inline ATTENUATOR: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

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Tuesday, 7 November 2017
R
RDD
12:43 PM
Stansted

StevensOnln1:
Thanks for the input.
Your suggestion re:-
A) connecting after mast amp direct to HDTV ( i.e. not looping through DVR) results - very little, if any change, to Signal Strength (High 90s%) & Signal Quality. 100% .
B) On reconnecting to the DVR ( loop through), there was only a DVR setting to switch on or off the loop connection to the TV.. No means of adjusting any strength on loop output.

From the above, quite surprised that the signal strength for the various channels reported by the DVR is so much lower , compared to those obtained by the direct connection to the HDTV.

So off to ebay to get an attenuator. Do you think a variable one would be OK, save having to buy two of different -db values. Also as I am going to have to renew the aerial - (latter beginning to fall apart - result copulating pigeons, corrosion etc. ) , a variable attenuator might give greater flexibility??

Thanks again for your help/feedback.

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MikeB
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2:14 PM

RDD: You could do what I've done, and have for some years - split the feeds from the wall. I originally did it when it turned out that my PVR was much more sensitive than the freeview box, after getting a new aerial.

One of the reps at work (who'd formerly been a TV installer) kindly made up a set for me, but its easy enough yourself.A decent bit of coax out of the wall socket, then a good quality splitter, then two cables off that, one to the PVR and one to the TV. Mine has F-fittings, but whatever works.

Then you can vary the attenuation seperately, and looping through isn't an issue. I got a variable one, but it didn't seem to do much, so I got some from Amazon (the same as these https://www.maplin.co.uk/…59p) which fit into one another, so you can buy perhaps a 3db, a 5db and so on, and put them in series to get the right level.

The trouble with a masthead amp is that you can't just switch it off (my new house has one), but at least you can dampen it down.

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R
RDD
3:28 PM
Stansted

MikeB:
Thanks for the suggestion. My concern is that splitting at the wall will lower the signal to the DVR which is already at circa 55% . However this could be due to the tuners of the DVR being less sensitive than the tuner of the HDTV..

However, I will give it a try and see what happens, I think I have enough bits a pieces to rig your suggestion up.
I will let you know. Thanks.

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Wednesday, 6 December 2017
X
XIAO
9:37 PM
Whitstable

I had a alba set top box connected to my tv, recently I can't get any channels on the tv, it just keep showing no or bad signals. Any helps?

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StevensOnln1
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10:59 PM

XIAO: Have you checked for any loose or damaged cables or connections behind your TV and set top box?

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Friday, 19 January 2018
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Allyson
11:36 AM
Newport

I've bought a new freeview equipped television but can't get freeview on it.
Can anyone tell me what I have to do? Is there an indoor aerial I could buy for it, that would receive signal from so far away as Wenvoe?
I live in a block of flats, so getting an outside aerial installed on the roof is out of the question.
The television does work because I took it to a friend, who plugged it in and there were no problems.

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