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Freeview reception at ST18 0RB


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 1 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of ST180RB (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

FreeSportsSutton Coldfield COM6
1BBC One (SD)Sutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
2BBC TwoSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
3ITV (SD)Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
 
5Channel 5Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
6ITV 2Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
7Big Centre TVSutton Coldfield LB
9BBC FourSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
10ITV3Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
 
11Sky ArtsSutton Coldfield COM5
12QuestSutton Coldfield COM4
13E4Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
14Film4Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
 
17ReallySutton Coldfield COM5
18More4Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
19DaveSutton Coldfield COM5
20DramaSutton Coldfield COM4
215USASutton Coldfield COM4
 
23BBC ThreeSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
25WSutton Coldfield COM6
26ITV4Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
27YesterdaySutton Coldfield COM6
29ITV2 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
 
30E4 +1Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
31E4 ExtraSutton Coldfield COM5
325STARSutton Coldfield COM4
335ActionSutton Coldfield COM4
34GREAT! moviesSutton Coldfield COM6
 
35ITV +1Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
36pickSutton Coldfield COM5
39DMAXSutton Coldfield COM6
40Quest RedSutton Coldfield COM5
41LegendSutton Coldfield COM4
 
42GREAT! movies actionSutton Coldfield COM4
43Food NetworkSutton Coldfield COM5
44HGTVSutton Coldfield COM6
46Channel 5 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
47Film4 +1Sutton Coldfield COM5
 
48ChallengeSutton Coldfield COM5
494sevenSutton Coldfield COM5
565SELECTSutton Coldfield PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelSutton Coldfield COM5
58ITVBe +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
 
59ITV3 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
60Drama +1Sutton Coldfield COM5
64BlazeSutton Coldfield COM4
67CBS RealitySutton Coldfield COM4
70Quest +1Sutton Coldfield COM5
 
71Quest Red +1Sutton Coldfield COM6
73HobbyMakerSutton Coldfield COM6
74Dave ja vuSutton Coldfield COM4
75Yesterday +1Sutton Coldfield COM5
78TCCSutton Coldfield COM4
 
81Blaze +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
82Talking Pictures TVSutton Coldfield COM6
83Together TVSutton Coldfield COM5
84PBS AmericaSutton Coldfield COM6
89ITV4 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
 
91Classic HitsSutton Coldfield COM6
101BBC One HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
102BBC Two HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
103STV HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
103ITV HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
 
103UTV HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
104Channel 4 HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
105Channel 5 HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
106BBC Four HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
 
109BBC Three HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
201CBBCSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
202CBeebiesSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
203CITVSutton Coldfield COM4
204CBBC HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
 
205CBeebies HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
208Pop PlayerSutton Coldfield COM4
211Ketchup TVSutton Coldfield COM4
212YAAAS!Sutton Coldfield COM4
231BBC NewsSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
 
232BBC ParliamentSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
233Sky NewsSutton Coldfield COM5
235Aljazeera EnglishSutton Coldfield COM6
250BBC Red ButtonSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1

 

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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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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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