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Freeview reception at ME6 9TH


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 3 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of ME69TH (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 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

FreeSportsBluebell Hill COM6
1BBC One (SD)Bluebell Hill South EastPSB1
2BBC TwoBluebell Hill South EastPSB1
3ITV (SD)Tunbridge Wells Meridian (East)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Tunbridge Wells Meridian (East)PSB2
 
5Channel 5Tunbridge Wells Meridian (East)PSB2
6ITV 2Tunbridge Wells Meridian (East)PSB2
9BBC FourBluebell Hill South EastPSB1
10ITV3Tunbridge Wells Meridian (East)PSB2
11Sky ArtsBluebell Hill COM5
 
12QuestBluebell Hill COM4
13E4Tunbridge Wells Meridian (East)PSB2
14Film4Tunbridge Wells Meridian (East)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Tunbridge Wells Meridian (East)PSB2
17ReallyBluebell Hill COM5
 
18More4Tunbridge Wells Meridian (East)PSB2
19DaveBluebell Hill COM5
20DramaBluebell Hill COM4
215USABluebell Hill COM4
23BBC ThreeBluebell Hill South EastPSB1
 
25WBluebell Hill COM6
26ITV4Tunbridge Wells Meridian (East)PSB2
27YesterdayBluebell Hill COM6
29ITV2 +1Bluebell Hill COM4
30E4 +1Tunbridge Wells Meridian (East)PSB2
 
31E4 ExtraBluebell Hill COM5
325STARBluebell Hill COM4
335ActionBluebell Hill COM4
34GREAT! moviesBluebell Hill COM6
35ITV +1Tunbridge Wells Meridian (East)PSB2
 
36pickBluebell Hill COM5
39DMAXBluebell Hill COM6
40Quest RedBluebell Hill COM5
41LegendBluebell Hill COM4
42GREAT! movies actionBluebell Hill COM4
 
43Food NetworkBluebell Hill COM5
44HGTVBluebell Hill COM6
46Channel 5 +1Bluebell Hill COM4
47Film4 +1Bluebell Hill COM5
48ChallengeBluebell Hill COM5
 
494sevenBluebell Hill COM5
565SELECTBluebell Hill PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelBluebell Hill COM5
58ITVBe +1Bluebell Hill COM4
59ITV3 +1Bluebell Hill COM4
 
60Drama +1Bluebell Hill COM5
64BlazeBluebell Hill COM4
67CBS RealityBluebell Hill COM4
70Quest +1Bluebell Hill COM5
71Quest Red +1Bluebell Hill COM6
 
73HobbyMakerBluebell Hill COM6
74Dave ja vuBluebell Hill COM4
75Yesterday +1Bluebell Hill COM5
78TCCBluebell Hill COM4
81Blaze +1Bluebell Hill COM4
 
82Talking Pictures TVBluebell Hill COM6
83Together TVBluebell Hill COM5
84PBS AmericaBluebell Hill COM6
89ITV4 +1Bluebell Hill COM4
91Classic HitsBluebell Hill COM6
 
101BBC One HDBluebell Hill PSB3
102BBC Two HDBluebell Hill PSB3
103STV HDBluebell Hill PSB3
103UTV HDBluebell Hill PSB3
103ITV HDBluebell Hill PSB3
 
104Channel 4 HDBluebell Hill PSB3
105Channel 5 HDBluebell Hill PSB3
106BBC Four HDBluebell Hill PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDBluebell Hill PSB3
109BBC Three HDBluebell Hill PSB3
 
201CBBCBluebell Hill South EastPSB1
202CBeebiesBluebell Hill South EastPSB1
203CITVBluebell Hill COM4
204CBBC HDBluebell Hill PSB3
205CBeebies HDBluebell Hill PSB3
 
208Pop PlayerBluebell Hill COM4
211Ketchup TVBluebell Hill COM4
212YAAAS!Bluebell Hill COM4
231BBC NewsBluebell Hill South EastPSB1
232BBC ParliamentBluebell Hill South EastPSB1
 
233Sky NewsBluebell Hill COM5
235Aljazeera EnglishBluebell Hill COM6
250BBC Red ButtonBluebell Hill South EastPSB1

 

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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
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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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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB
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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