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Freeview reception at NR2 1LA


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 23 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of NR21LA (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)Tacolneston EastPSB1
2BBC TwoTacolneston EastPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Tacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Tacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
5Channel 5Tacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
 
6ITV 2Tacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
7MustardTacolneston LNR
9BBC FourTacolneston EastPSB1
10ITV3Tacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
11Sky MixTacolneston COM5
 
12QuestTacolneston COM6
13E4Tacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
14Film4Tacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Tacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
17ReallyTacolneston COM5
 
18More4Tacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
19DaveTacolneston COM5
20DramaTacolneston COM4
215USATacolneston COM4
23BBC ThreeTacolneston EastPSB1
 
25WTacolneston COM6
26ITV4Tacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
27YesterdayTacolneston COM6
28ITVBeTacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
29ITV2 +1Tacolneston COM4
 
30E4 +1Tacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
31E4 ExtraTacolneston COM5
325STARTacolneston COM4
335ActionTacolneston COM4
34GREAT! moviesTacolneston COM6
 
35ITV1 +1Tacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
36Sky ArtsTacolneston COM5
38Channel 5 +1Tacolneston COM4
39DMAXTacolneston COM6
40Quest RedTacolneston COM5
 
41LegendTacolneston COM4
42GREAT! actionTacolneston COM4
43Food NetworkTacolneston COM5
44HGTVTacolneston COM6
465SELECTTacolneston PSB3
 
47Film4 +1Tacolneston COM5
48ChallengeTacolneston COM5
494sevenTacolneston COM5
52GREAT! romanceTacolneston COM6
56That's TV (UK)Tacolneston COM6
 
57Dave ja vuTacolneston COM4
58ITV3 +1Tacolneston COM4
59ITV4 +1Tacolneston COM4
60Drama +1Tacolneston COM5
63GREAT! romance mixTacolneston COM6
 
64BlazeTacolneston COM4
65That's TV 2Tacolneston COM5
67TRUE CRIMETacolneston COM4
68TRUE CRIME XTRATacolneston COM4
70Quest +1Tacolneston COM5
 
71That’s 60sTacolneston COM6
73HobbyMakerTacolneston COM6
74Yesterday +1Tacolneston COM5
75That's 90sTacolneston COM5
78TCCTacolneston COM4
 
81Blaze +1Tacolneston COM4
82Talking Pictures TVTacolneston COM6
83Together TVTacolneston COM4
84PBS AmericaTacolneston COM6
91WildEarthTacolneston COM4
 
93ITVBe +1Tacolneston COM4
101BBC One HDTacolneston PSB3
102BBC Two HDTacolneston PSB3
103UTV HDTacolneston PSB3
103STV HDTacolneston PSB3
 
103ITV 1 HDTacolneston PSB3
104Channel 4 HDTacolneston PSB3
105Channel 5 HDTacolneston PSB3
106BBC Four HDTacolneston PSB3
107BBC Three HDTacolneston PSB3
 
108BBC Scotland HDTacolneston PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Tacolneston PSB3
201CBBCTacolneston EastPSB1
202CBeebiesTacolneston EastPSB1
204CBBC HDTacolneston PSB3
 
205CBeebies HDTacolneston PSB3
209Ketchup TVTacolneston COM4
210Ketchup TooTacolneston COM4
211YAAAS!Tacolneston COM4
231BBC NewsTacolneston EastPSB1
 
232BBC ParliamentTacolneston EastPSB1
233Sky NewsTacolneston COM5
235Al Jazeera EngTacolneston COM6
267Al Jazeera EnglishTacolneston COM4

 

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Comments
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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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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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
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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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