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Freeview reception at NE29 6QT


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 NE296QT (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

FreeSportsPontop Pike COM6
1BBC One (SD)Pontop Pike North East and CumbriaPSB1
2BBC TwoPontop Pike North East and CumbriaPSB1
3ITV (SD)Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
 
5Channel 5Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
6ITV 2Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
9BBC FourPontop Pike North East and CumbriaPSB1
10ITV3Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
11Sky ArtsBilsdale COM5
 
12QuestPontop Pike COM4
13E4Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
14Film4Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
17ReallyBilsdale COM5
 
18More4Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
19DaveBilsdale COM5
20DramaPontop Pike COM4
215USAPontop Pike COM4
23BBC ThreePontop Pike North East and CumbriaPSB1
 
25WPontop Pike COM6
26ITV4Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
27YesterdayPontop Pike COM6
29ITV2 +1Pontop Pike COM4
30E4 +1Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
 
31E4 ExtraBilsdale COM5
325STARPontop Pike COM4
335ActionPontop Pike COM4
34GREAT! moviesPontop Pike COM6
35ITV +1Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
 
36pickBilsdale COM5
39DMAXPontop Pike COM6
40Quest RedBilsdale COM5
41LegendPontop Pike COM4
42GREAT! movies actionPontop Pike COM4
 
43Food NetworkBilsdale COM5
44HGTVPontop Pike COM6
46Channel 5 +1Pontop Pike COM4
47Film4 +1Bilsdale COM5
48ChallengeBilsdale COM5
 
494sevenBilsdale COM5
565SELECTPontop Pike PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelBilsdale COM5
58ITVBe +1Pontop Pike COM4
59ITV3 +1Pontop Pike COM4
 
60Drama +1Bilsdale COM5
64BlazePontop Pike COM4
67CBS RealityPontop Pike COM4
70Quest +1Bilsdale COM5
71Quest Red +1Pontop Pike COM6
 
73HobbyMakerPontop Pike COM6
74Dave ja vuPontop Pike COM4
75Yesterday +1Bilsdale COM5
78TCCPontop Pike COM4
81Blaze +1Pontop Pike COM4
 
82Talking Pictures TVPontop Pike COM6
83Together TVBilsdale COM5
84PBS AmericaPontop Pike COM6
88Classic HitsPontop Pike COM6
89ITV4 +1Pontop Pike COM4
 
101BBC One HDPontop Pike PSB3
102BBC Two HDPontop Pike PSB3
103UTV HDPontop Pike PSB3
103STV HDPontop Pike PSB3
103ITV HDPontop Pike PSB3
 
104Channel 4 HDPontop Pike PSB3
105Channel 5 HDPontop Pike PSB3
106BBC Four HDPontop Pike PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDPontop Pike PSB3
109BBC Three HDPontop Pike PSB3
 
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Pontop Pike PSB3
201CBBCPontop Pike North East and CumbriaPSB1
202CBeebiesPontop Pike North East and CumbriaPSB1
203CITVPontop Pike COM4
204CBBC HDPontop Pike PSB3
 
205CBeebies HDPontop Pike PSB3
208POP MAXPontop Pike COM4
209Ketchup TVPontop Pike COM4
210Ketchup TooPontop Pike COM4
211YAAAS!Pontop Pike COM4
 
231BBC NewsPontop Pike North East and CumbriaPSB1
232BBC ParliamentPontop Pike North East and CumbriaPSB1
233Sky NewsBilsdale COM5
235Aljazeera EnglishPontop Pike COM6
250BBC Red ButtonPontop Pike North East and CumbriaPSB1
 

 

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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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