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Freeview reception at CA15 7AG


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 5 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of CA157AG (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)Caldbeck North East and CumbriaPSB1
2BBC TwoCaldbeck North East and CumbriaPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Caldbeck Border (England)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Caldbeck Border (England)PSB2
5Channel 5Caldbeck Border (England)PSB2
 
6ITV 2Caldbeck Border (England)PSB2
7BBC Alba HDCaldbeck North East and CumbriaPSB1
9BBC FourCaldbeck North East and CumbriaPSB1
10ITV3Caldbeck Border (England)PSB2
11Sky MixCaldbeck COM5
 
12QuestCaldbeck COM6
13E4Caldbeck Border (England)PSB2
14Film4Caldbeck Border (England)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Caldbeck Border (England)PSB2
17ReallyCaldbeck COM5
 
18More4Caldbeck Border (England)PSB2
19DaveCaldbeck COM5
20DramaCaldbeck COM4
215USACaldbeck COM4
23BBC ThreeCaldbeck North East and CumbriaPSB1
 
24BBC Four (Scotland SD)Caldbeck North East and CumbriaPSB1
25WCaldbeck COM6
26ITV4Caldbeck Border (England)PSB2
27YesterdayCaldbeck COM6
28ITVBeCaldbeck Border (England)PSB2
 
29ITV2 +1Caldbeck COM4
30E4 +1Caldbeck Border (England)PSB2
31E4 ExtraCaldbeck COM5
325STARCaldbeck COM4
335ActionCaldbeck COM4
 
34GREAT! moviesCaldbeck COM6
35ITV1 +1Caldbeck Border (England)PSB2
36Sky ArtsCaldbeck COM5
38Channel 5 +1Caldbeck COM4
39DMAXCaldbeck COM6
 
40Quest RedCaldbeck COM5
41LegendCaldbeck COM4
42GREAT! actionCaldbeck COM4
43Food NetworkCaldbeck COM5
44HGTVCaldbeck COM6
 
465SELECTCambret Hill PSB3
47Film4 +1Caldbeck COM5
48ChallengeCaldbeck COM5
494sevenCaldbeck COM5
52GREAT! romanceCaldbeck COM6
 
56That's TV (UK)Caldbeck COM6
57Dave ja vuCaldbeck COM4
58ITVBe +1Caldbeck COM4
59ITV3 +1Caldbeck COM4
60Drama +1Caldbeck COM5
 
61GREAT! movies extraCaldbeck COM6
63GREAT! romance mixCaldbeck COM6
64BlazeCaldbeck COM4
65That's TV 2Caldbeck COM5
67TRUE CRIMECaldbeck COM4
 
68TRUE CRIME XTRACaldbeck COM4
70Quest +1Caldbeck COM5
71That’s 60sCaldbeck COM6
73HobbyMakerCaldbeck COM6
74Yesterday +1Caldbeck COM5
 
75That's 90sCaldbeck COM5
78TCCCaldbeck COM4
81Blaze +1Caldbeck COM4
82Talking Pictures TVCaldbeck COM6
83Together TVCaldbeck COM4
 
84PBS AmericaCaldbeck COM6
89ITV4 +1Caldbeck COM4
91WildEarthCaldbeck COM4
101BBC One HDCambret Hill PSB3
102BBC Two HDCambret Hill PSB3
 
103UTV HDCambret Hill PSB3
103ITV 1 HDCambret Hill PSB3
103STV HDCambret Hill PSB3
104Channel 4 HDCambret Hill PSB3
105Channel 5 HDCambret Hill PSB3
 
106BBC Four HDCambret Hill PSB3
107BBC Three HDCambret Hill PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDCambret Hill PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Cambret Hill PSB3
201CBBCCaldbeck North East and CumbriaPSB1
 
202CBeebiesCaldbeck North East and CumbriaPSB1
204CBBC HDCambret Hill PSB3
205CBeebies HDCambret Hill PSB3
209Ketchup TVCaldbeck COM4
210Ketchup TooCaldbeck COM4
 
211YAAAS!Caldbeck COM4
231BBC NewsCaldbeck North East and CumbriaPSB1
232BBC ParliamentCaldbeck North East and CumbriaPSB1
233Sky NewsCaldbeck COM5
235Al Jazeera EngCaldbeck COM6
 
267Al Jazeera EnglishCaldbeck COM4

 

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Comments
Monday, 19 February 2018
MikeP
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11:08 AM

Peter Rance:

Having your neighbour's aerial leaning against yours does not help either. You need to get them to have it refitted correctly so it does not touch or even get near to yours.



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peter rance
1:43 PM

MikeP: Thank you mike very helpful, ill look into that once my new tv arrives

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018
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peter rance
12:51 PM

Hi again Mikep i looked at attenuators, there are 3db 6db and higher, So i am totally confused as to what one i should be getting, also is it a connection where i can take my arial out of the humax and plug it into the attenuator then back into the humax freeview, or do i need a Arial guy to fit it outside on the arial, God im thick .any help much appreciated

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P Mitchell
1:39 PM
Macclesfield

Freeview reception at my address in Macclesfield has always been problematic. Reception is fine but the problem is that I receive only 20 TV channels and 16 radio channels despite having done the rescan as described above. I have two television sets and a DVR, all of which receive the same small group of Freeview channels.

I once did a rescan on the main TV and lots of new channels came up. However, when I tried to watch any of these new channels, no sound or picture appeared.

I know my aerial is pointed at a smaller (relay?) transmitter rather than at the main transmitter for the area.

My postcode is SK10 2EH

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MikeB
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2:17 PM

peter rance: The easiest way to think about it is that signal strength is measured in db, and therefore a 3db attentuator will reduce that by 3, a 6db by 6, etc.

Obviously you dont know exactly how much you need to reduce the signal strength until you try it, and remember that different muxes have different strengths - so that reducing a very powerful mux will also impact a weaker one - its a balancing act.

Get a range of them - a 3, a 6, and a 9 would be a good start - the ones from Amazon are fine and you'll save on postage by buying two or three. They are very easy to fit - simply get the existing aerial lead, and push one onto the end. And then get another aerial lead (they are cheap enough) and plug into the back of the PVR, etc.

If the signal strength comes down to around 75% on the mux you are having problems with, job done. Start with the smallest number - you can always add more. If 3db isn't enough, try the 6db instead. And so o. You can also combine them together (the fit together), so that a 3 + 6 = 9.

Its not perfect, since signal strength can be slightly different at different times of year, each tuner might be slightly different, and the muxes are not all the same power, but it should cure much of the problem.

If you have a booster, etc that you can bypass, that will make life much easier. In my case, I have a masthead amp plus another one in the loft which I have bypass at some point (there was even a third one when I first moved in!). Good luck.

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MikeB
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2:24 PM

P Mitchell:

Have a look at the links below your post - it will show you that although the local 'light' transmitter is the one that will get you the best signal, it also has the fewest channels.

Winter Hill looks like a good get for you, even though the terrain checker looks like there is something in the way pretty close to you. However, its pretty much in the opposite direction from the local transmitter, so while you might get it off the back of the aerial, its likely to be a bit iffy, unless you move the aerial. Check what the rest of the road is doing.

You can either go for Winter Hill, but move the aerial, or perhaps think about Freesat - if you've a dish already, all you will need is a receiever or PVR, and many TV's have a sat. tuner built in anyway. But since you have an aerial, perhaps its modify what you've already got.

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P Mitchell
5:56 PM
Macclesfield

MikeB:

Many thanks for explaining the situation.

You are absolutely right, of course, to say that the local transmitter has far fewer channels than the main transmitter at Winter Hill. I never knew that before today but, having checked the relevant link, I now see that the local transmitter is, in fact, doing an excellent job of transmitting every channel it has available and that my two TVs and DVR are doing an excellent job of receiving them even though the total is only 20 TV channels.

Having today taken a short walk up and down the road outside my house, I see that some aerials are pointed towards Winter Hill while others are pointed towards the local transmitter.

Interestingly, If I cast my mind back 30 years when I moved into this house, I do now recall an aerial fitter explaining that the Winter Hill signal would be impeded by two large trees about 30 yards from the house and that the signal would be even worse in summer when they were in leaf.



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peter rance
6:01 PM

MikeB: ok i undestand that, so around 75% should be about right, as they are cheap ill get a few ,Thank you once again for your help

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Thursday, 22 February 2018
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Bob
10:59 PM
Stonehouse

We are at GL10 3BJ but receive our Freeview signal direct to the Mendip Transmitter. Out TV aerial is pointing to the Mendip Transmitter. Should our reception change in March 2018 please?

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018
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Chris
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9:33 PM
Otley

ITV3 is now available on all Freeview transmitters on channel 788. Apparently it is higher resolution than the existing transmission on channel 10 (for those on full service transmitters) Presumably it will become the default broadcast after a testing period.

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