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Freeview reception at OX16 0SL


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 4 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of OX160SL (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)Bretch Hill West MidlandsPSB1
2BBC TwoBretch Hill West MidlandsPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Bretch Hill Central (West)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Bretch Hill Central (West)PSB2
5Channel 5Bretch Hill Central (West)PSB2
 
6ITV 2Bretch Hill Central (West)PSB2
7That's OxfordOxford LOX
9BBC FourBretch Hill West MidlandsPSB1
10ITV3Bretch Hill Central (West)PSB2
12QuestOxford COM6
 
13E4Bretch Hill Central (West)PSB2
14Film4Bretch Hill Central (West)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Bretch Hill Central (West)PSB2
18More4Bretch Hill Central (West)PSB2
20DramaOxford COM4
 
215USAOxford COM4
23BBC ThreeBretch Hill West MidlandsPSB1
25WOxford COM6
26ITV4Bretch Hill Central (West)PSB2
27YesterdayOxford COM6
 
28ITVBeBretch Hill Central (West)PSB2
29ITV2 +1Oxford COM4
30E4 +1Bretch Hill Central (West)PSB2
325STAROxford COM4
335ActionOxford COM4
 
34GREAT! moviesOxford COM6
35ITV1 +1Bretch Hill Central (West)PSB2
38Channel 5 +1Oxford COM4
39DMAXOxford COM6
41LegendOxford COM4
 
42GREAT! actionOxford COM4
44HGTVOxford COM6
465SELECTBretch Hill PSB3
52GREAT! romanceOxford COM6
56That's TV (UK)Oxford COM6
 
57Dave ja vuOxford COM4
58ITV3 +1Oxford COM4
59ITV4 +1Oxford COM4
63GREAT! romance mixOxford COM6
64BlazeOxford COM4
 
67TRUE CRIMEOxford COM4
68TRUE CRIME XTRAOxford COM4
71That’s 60sOxford COM6
73HobbyMakerOxford COM6
78TCCOxford COM4
 
81Blaze +1Oxford COM4
82Talking Pictures TVOxford COM6
83Together TVOxford COM4
84PBS AmericaOxford COM6
91WildEarthOxford COM4
 
93ITVBe +1Oxford COM4
101BBC One HDBretch Hill PSB3
102BBC Two HDBretch Hill PSB3
103UTV HDBretch Hill PSB3
103ITV 1 HDBretch Hill PSB3
 
103STV HDBretch Hill PSB3
104Channel 4 HDBretch Hill PSB3
105Channel 5 HDBretch Hill PSB3
106BBC Four HDBretch Hill PSB3
107BBC Three HDBretch Hill PSB3
 
108BBC Scotland HDBretch Hill PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Bretch Hill PSB3
201CBBCBretch Hill West MidlandsPSB1
202CBeebiesBretch Hill West MidlandsPSB1
204CBBC HDBretch Hill PSB3
 
205CBeebies HDBretch Hill PSB3
209Ketchup TVOxford COM4
210Ketchup TooOxford COM4
211YAAAS!Oxford COM4
231BBC NewsBretch Hill West MidlandsPSB1
 
232BBC ParliamentBretch Hill West MidlandsPSB1
235Al Jazeera EngOxford COM6
267Al Jazeera EnglishOxford 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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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
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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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