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Freeview reception at KA1 2EN


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 KA12EN (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)Darvel ScotlandPSB1
2BBC TwoDarvel ScotlandPSB1
3STV (SD)Darvel STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Darvel STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
5Channel 5Darvel STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
 
6ITV 2Darvel STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
7BBC Alba HDDarvel ScotlandPSB1
10ITV3Darvel STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
11Sky MixDarvel COM5
12QuestDarvel COM6
 
13E4Darvel STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
14Film4Darvel STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Darvel STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
17ReallyDarvel COM5
18More4Darvel STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
 
19DaveDarvel COM5
20DramaDarvel COM4
215USADarvel COM4
23BBC ThreeDarvel ScotlandPSB1
24BBC Four (Scotland SD)Darvel ScotlandPSB1
 
25WDarvel COM6
26ITV4Darvel STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
27YesterdayDarvel COM6
28ITVBeDarvel STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
29ITV2 +1Darvel COM4
 
30E4 +1Darvel STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
31E4 ExtraDarvel COM5
325STARDarvel COM4
335ActionDarvel COM4
34GREAT! moviesDarvel COM6
 
35STV+1Darvel STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
35ITV1 +1Darvel STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
36Sky ArtsDarvel COM5
38Channel 5 +1Darvel COM4
39DMAXDarvel COM6
 
40Quest RedDarvel COM5
41LegendDarvel COM4
42GREAT! actionDarvel COM4
43Food NetworkDarvel COM5
44HGTVDarvel COM6
 
465SELECTDarvel PSB3
47Film4 +1Darvel COM5
48ChallengeDarvel COM5
494sevenDarvel COM5
52GREAT! romanceDarvel COM6
 
56That's TV (UK)Darvel COM6
57Dave ja vuDarvel COM4
58ITVBe +1Darvel COM4
59ITV3 +1Darvel COM4
60Drama +1Darvel COM5
 
61GREAT! movies extraDarvel COM6
63GREAT! romance mixDarvel COM6
64BlazeDarvel COM4
65That's TV 2Darvel COM5
67TRUE CRIMEDarvel COM4
 
68TRUE CRIME XTRADarvel COM4
70Quest +1Darvel COM5
71That’s 60sDarvel COM6
73HobbyMakerDarvel COM6
74Yesterday +1Darvel COM5
 
75That's 90sDarvel COM5
78TCCDarvel COM4
81Blaze +1Darvel COM4
82Talking Pictures TVDarvel COM6
83Together TVDarvel COM4
 
84PBS AmericaDarvel COM6
89ITV4 +1Darvel COM4
91WildEarthDarvel COM4
101BBC One HDDarvel PSB3
102BBC Two HDDarvel PSB3
 
103UTV HDDarvel PSB3
103ITV 1 HDDarvel PSB3
103STV HDDarvel PSB3
104Channel 4 HDDarvel PSB3
105Channel 5 HDDarvel PSB3
 
106BBC Four HDDarvel PSB3
107BBC Three HDDarvel PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDDarvel PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Darvel PSB3
201CBBCDarvel ScotlandPSB1
 
202CBeebiesDarvel ScotlandPSB1
204CBBC HDDarvel PSB3
205CBeebies HDDarvel PSB3
209Ketchup TVDarvel COM4
210Ketchup TooDarvel COM4
 
211YAAAS!Darvel COM4
231BBC NewsDarvel ScotlandPSB1
232BBC ParliamentDarvel ScotlandPSB1
233Sky NewsDarvel COM5
235Al Jazeera EngDarvel COM6
 
267Al Jazeera EnglishDarvel 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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