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Freeview reception at DE23 4YQ


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 8 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of DE234YQ (page shows closest 10)

What do the map symbols mean?

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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

E4 (Wales)Wenvoe COM4
Together TV +1Wenvoe com7
CCXTVWenvoe COM4
MeritWenvoe com7
Court TVWenvoe com7
 
1BBC One (SD)Wenvoe WalesPSB1
2BBC TwoWenvoe WalesPSB1
3ITV (SD)Wenvoe WalesPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Wenvoe WalesPSB2
5Channel 5Wenvoe WalesPSB2
 
6ITV 2Wenvoe WalesPSB2
8Made in CardiffWenvoe LCF
9BBC FourWenvoe WalesPSB1
10ITV3Wenvoe WalesPSB2
11Sky ArtsWenvoe COM5
 
12QuestWenvoe COM4
13E4Wenvoe WalesPSB2
14Film4Wenvoe WalesPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Wenvoe WalesPSB2
17ReallyWenvoe COM5
 
18More4Wenvoe WalesPSB2
19DaveWenvoe COM5
20DramaWenvoe COM4
215USAWenvoe COM4
23BBC ThreeWenvoe WalesPSB1
 
25ITV4Wenvoe WalesPSB2
25Dave ja vuWenvoe COM6
27YesterdayWenvoe COM6
29ITV2 +1Wenvoe COM4
30E4 +1Wenvoe WalesPSB2
 
314MusicWenvoe COM5
325STARWenvoe COM4
335ActionWenvoe COM4
34GREAT! moviesWenvoe COM6
35ITV +1Wenvoe WalesPSB2
 
36pickWenvoe COM5
39DMAXWenvoe COM6
40Quest RedWenvoe COM5
41CBS JusticeWenvoe COM6
42GREAT! movies actionWenvoe COM4
 
43Food NetworkWenvoe COM5
44HGTVWenvoe COM6
45Channel 5 +1Wenvoe COM4
46Film4 +1Wenvoe COM5
47ChallengeWenvoe COM5
 
484sevenWenvoe COM5
565SELECTWenvoe COM4
57Smithsonian ChannelWenvoe COM5
58ITVBe +1Wenvoe COM4
59ITV3 +1Wenvoe COM4
 
60ITV4 +1Wenvoe COM4
64BlazeWenvoe COM4
65FreeSportsWenvoe com7
67CBS RealityWenvoe COM4
68CBS DramaWenvoe COM6
 
68Horror ChannelWenvoe COM4
70Quest +1Wenvoe COM5
71Quest Red +1Wenvoe com7
73Shopping Quarter Wenvoe PSB3
74Drama +1Wenvoe COM4
 
75Yesterday +1Wenvoe COM5
76Now 70sWenvoe com7
78TCCWenvoe COM4
81Blaze +1Wenvoe COM4
82Talking Pictures TVWenvoe COM6
 
83Together TVWenvoe COM5
84PBS AmericaWenvoe COM6
86More4 +1Wenvoe com7
87PBS America +1Wenvoe com7
91That's TV Wenvoe com7
 
96Forces TVWenvoe com7
101BBC One HDWenvoe PSB3
102BBC Two HDWenvoe PSB3
103ITV HDWenvoe PSB3
103STV HDWenvoe PSB3
 
103UTV HDWenvoe PSB3
104Channel 4 HDWenvoe PSB3
105Channel 5 HDWenvoe PSB3
106BBC Four HDWenvoe com7
107BBC News HDWenvoe com7
 
108BBC Scotland HDWenvoe PSB3
113RT HDWenvoe com7
114Quest HDWenvoe com7
201CBBCWenvoe WalesPSB1
202CBeebiesWenvoe WalesPSB1
 
203CITVWenvoe COM4
204CBBC HDWenvoe PSB3
205CBeebies HDWenvoe com7
211Ketchup TVWenvoe COM4
212YAAAS!Wenvoe COM4
 
231BBC NewsWenvoe WalesPSB1
232BBC ParliamentWenvoe WalesPSB1
233Sky NewsWenvoe COM5
234RTWenvoe COM6
235Aljazeera EnglishWenvoe COM6
 
250BBC Red ButtonWenvoe WalesPSB1

 

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Comments
Thursday, 27 September 2018
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Les Phillips
9:21 AM
Tiverton

Martin: Loss of signal. Lots of pixilation on all channels.


I believe the aerial is directed at Stockland Hill

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MikeP
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10:34 AM

Chris:

Tacolnston transmitter is working correctly at present and no faults reported.

Please check your aerial system and connections.



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MikeP
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10:36 AM

Les Phillips:

Please check your aerial cables and connections. If there are coaxial plugs/sockets please unplug them and refit. That will clear any corrosion/oxidation of ther contacts, which is a well known cause of the problems you report. DO NOT RETUNE.



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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB
Saturday, 29 September 2018
K
Kirk
10:17 PM
Hull

I have an Edison HDMI Modulator for my CCTV system and have tried setting it to various channels, no matter what channel I select, when in use I cannot tune in any bbc / itv etc channels on my TV's.

Any help on channel selection to eliminate signal loss would be appreciated.

Location - Humberside

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Kirk's 3 posts GB
Sunday, 30 September 2018
MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:19 AM

Kirk:

Assuming you are tuned to the Belmont transmitter, try using a channel between 40 and 49 as they are not used by that transmitter now nor in the future.

However, it could be that the HDMI cables are radiating themselves and disrupting the TV UHF signals carried by the aerial cables- expecially if they are close to each other. So try moving the cables as far apart as is reasonably possible. If that helps then it is worth considering buying better cables with improved screening.



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Monday, 1 October 2018
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Chris
10:50 AM

MikeP

Thanks for the Tacolneston advice. With no equipment changes the Channel 56 signal was off and on for me on Thursday/Friday (varying no signal at all to 90%) but stable since Saturday pm. Maybe there has been some 'tweaking' going on and I am right on the edge.

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Chris
4:24 PM

Hmm,. Channel 56 Tacolneston back to zero signal again, channel 55 (also a low power transmitter) is 95% signal. Something must be going on!

Chris

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Tuesday, 2 October 2018
MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:27 AM

Chris:

Have you checked your aerial connections as previously suggested? Poor connection can cause loss or interuption of just one channel. There is no reported work at the transmitter at the time of writing.



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Chris
7:38 PM
Saxmundham

Yes, I have checked these thoroughly and re-terminated a couple I thought might be imperfect - no change. What I can't understand is why COM7 on channel 55 is consistently 90% signal strength, 90% signal quality, whilst COM8 (which I thought had about the same 24kW output at COM7) and is on a bearing of 142 degrees from Tacolneston to me, and therefore not restricted by the radiation pattern (according your polar diagram), is currently zero signal today and yesterday (but was solidly 90% on Saturday and has in previous weeks been absolutely fine). 8MHz higher frequency should not affect reception that much.

Are we sure the wind hasn't blown the COM8 aerial away!? A comparison of channel 55 and 56 signal strengths at your location might be interesting.

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Wednesday, 3 October 2018
MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:16 AM

Chris:

The aerial at the transmitter radiates ALL the channels, there is not a separate aerial for any of the multiplexes. They all use a design known as a trapezoid slot aerial where the signals are radiated from different sections of the slot depending on the frequency. So they are all radiated by all the trapezoid slots and not by separate aerials for each multiplex.

An 8 MHz difference in frequency can make a considerable difference to the transmission and reception of the signals.

Looking at the Digital UK Coverage Checker for your location, see Coverage Checker - Detailed View it shows that reception of COM8 is expected to be poor and unreliable, as it is for other multiplexes from Tacolnston.

Where is your arial positioned? If it is possible, it might be worth trying a different position - on the othert end of the roof perhaps? Such a change has given good results in the past in my experience.



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