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Freeview reception at TN40 2RJ


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 TN402RJ (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

FreeSportsHastings COM6
1BBC One (SD)Hastings South EastPSB1
2BBC TwoHastings South EastPSB1
3ITV (SD)Hastings Meridian (East)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Hastings Meridian (East)PSB2
 
5Channel 5Hastings Meridian (East)PSB2
6ITV 2Hastings Meridian (East)PSB2
9BBC FourHastings South EastPSB1
10ITV3Hastings Meridian (East)PSB2
11Sky ArtsHastings COM5
 
12QuestHastings COM4
13E4Hastings Meridian (East)PSB2
14Film4Hastings Meridian (East)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Hastings Meridian (East)PSB2
17ReallyHastings COM5
 
18More4Hastings Meridian (East)PSB2
19DaveHastings COM5
20DramaHastings COM4
215USAHastings COM4
23BBC ThreeHastings South EastPSB1
 
25WHastings COM6
26ITV4Hastings Meridian (East)PSB2
27YesterdayHastings COM6
29ITV2 +1Hastings COM4
30E4 +1Hastings Meridian (East)PSB2
 
31E4 ExtraHastings COM5
325STARHastings COM4
335ActionHastings COM4
34GREAT! moviesHastings COM6
35ITV +1Hastings Meridian (East)PSB2
 
36pickHastings COM5
39DMAXHastings COM6
40Quest RedHastings COM5
41LegendHastings COM4
42GREAT! movies actionHastings COM4
 
43Food NetworkHastings COM5
44HGTVHastings COM6
46Channel 5 +1Hastings COM4
47Film4 +1Hastings COM5
48ChallengeHastings COM5
 
494sevenHastings COM5
565SELECTHastings PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelHastings COM5
58ITVBe +1Hastings COM4
59ITV3 +1Hastings COM4
 
60Drama +1Hastings COM5
64BlazeHastings COM4
67CBS RealityHastings COM4
70Quest +1Hastings COM5
71Quest Red +1Hastings COM6
 
73HobbyMakerHastings COM6
74Dave ja vuHastings COM4
75Yesterday +1Hastings COM5
78TCCHastings COM4
81Blaze +1Hastings COM4
 
82Talking Pictures TVHastings COM6
83Together TVHastings COM5
84PBS AmericaHastings COM6
89ITV4 +1Hastings COM4
91Classic HitsHastings COM6
 
101BBC One HDHastings PSB3
102BBC Two HDHastings PSB3
103STV HDHastings PSB3
103UTV HDHastings PSB3
103ITV HDHastings PSB3
 
104Channel 4 HDHastings PSB3
105Channel 5 HDHastings PSB3
106BBC Four HDHastings PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDHastings PSB3
109BBC Three HDHastings PSB3
 
201CBBCHastings South EastPSB1
202CBeebiesHastings South EastPSB1
203CITVHastings COM4
204CBBC HDHastings PSB3
205CBeebies HDHastings PSB3
 
208Pop PlayerHastings COM4
211Ketchup TVHastings COM4
212YAAAS!Hastings COM4
231BBC NewsHastings South EastPSB1
232BBC ParliamentHastings South EastPSB1
 
233Sky NewsHastings COM5
235Aljazeera EnglishHastings COM6
250BBC Red ButtonHastings 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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