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Freeview reception at GL50 2JX


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 26 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of GL502JX (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)Ridge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
2BBC TwoRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
5Channel 5Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
 
6ITV 2Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
9BBC FourRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
10ITV3Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
11Sky ArtsRidge Hill COM5
12QuestRidge Hill COM6
 
13E4Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
14Film4Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
17ReallyRidge Hill COM5
18More4Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
 
19DaveRidge Hill COM5
20DramaRidge Hill COM4
215USARidge Hill COM4
23BBC ThreeRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
25WRidge Hill COM6
 
26ITV4Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
27YesterdayRidge Hill COM6
29ITV2 +1Ridge Hill COM4
30E4 +1Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
31E4 ExtraRidge Hill COM5
 
325STARRidge Hill COM4
335ActionRidge Hill COM4
34GREAT! moviesRidge Hill COM6
35ITV1 +1Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
36pickRidge Hill COM5
 
39DMAXRidge Hill COM6
40Quest RedRidge Hill COM5
41LegendRidge Hill COM4
42GREAT! movies actionRidge Hill COM4
43Food NetworkRidge Hill COM5
 
44HGTVRidge Hill COM6
46Channel 5 +1Ridge Hill COM4
47Film4 +1Ridge Hill COM5
48ChallengeRidge Hill COM5
494sevenRidge Hill COM5
 
565SELECTRidge Hill PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelRidge Hill COM5
58ITVBe +1Ridge Hill COM4
59ITV3 +1Ridge Hill COM4
60Drama +1Ridge Hill COM5
 
64BlazeRidge Hill COM4
67CBS RealityRidge Hill COM4
70Quest +1Ridge Hill COM5
71Quest Red +1Ridge Hill COM6
73HobbyMakerRidge Hill COM6
 
74Dave ja vuRidge Hill COM4
75Yesterday +1Ridge Hill COM5
78TCCRidge Hill COM4
81Blaze +1Ridge Hill COM4
82Talking Pictures TVRidge Hill COM6
 
83Together TVRidge Hill COM5
84PBS AmericaRidge Hill COM6
88Classic HitsRidge Hill COM6
89ITV4 +1Ridge Hill COM4
101BBC One HDRidge Hill PSB3
 
102BBC Two HDRidge Hill PSB3
103UTV HDRidge Hill PSB3
103STV HDRidge Hill PSB3
103ITV 1 HDRidge Hill PSB3
104Channel 4 HDRidge Hill PSB3
 
105Channel 5 HDRidge Hill PSB3
106BBC Four HDRidge Hill PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDRidge Hill PSB3
109BBC Three HDRidge Hill PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Ridge Hill PSB3
 
201CBBCRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
202CBeebiesRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
203CITVRidge Hill COM4
204CBBC HDRidge Hill PSB3
205CBeebies HDRidge Hill PSB3
 
208Pop PlayerRidge Hill COM4
209Ketchup TVRidge Hill COM4
210Ketchup TooRidge Hill COM4
211YAAAS!Ridge Hill COM4
231BBC NewsRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
 
232BBC ParliamentRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
233Sky NewsRidge Hill COM5
235Al Jazeera EngRidge Hill COM6
250BBC Red ButtonRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1

 

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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
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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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