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Freeview reception at BL1 7NS


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 5 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of BL17NS (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

CCXTVWinter Hill COM4
Spotlight TVWinter Hill GIM
Together TV +1Winter Hill com7
MeritWinter Hill com7
1BBC One (SD)Winter Hill North WestPSB1
 
2BBC TwoWinter Hill North WestPSB1
3ITV (SD)Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
5Channel 5Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
6ITV 2Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
 
9BBC FourWinter Hill North WestPSB1
10ITV3Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
11Sky ArtsWinter Hill COM5
12QuestWinter Hill COM4
13E4Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
 
14Film4Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
17ReallyWinter Hill COM5
18More4Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
19DaveWinter Hill COM5
 
20DramaWinter Hill COM4
215USAWinter Hill COM4
25ITV4Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
28ITV2 +1Winter Hill COM4
29E4 +1Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
 
304MusicWinter Hill COM5
315STARWinter Hill COM4
32Paramount NetworkWinter Hill COM4
34ITV +1Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
35pickWinter Hill COM5
 
39Quest RedWinter Hill COM5
41GREAT! movies actionWinter Hill COM4
42Food NetworkWinter Hill COM5
45Channel 5 +1Winter Hill COM4
46Film4 +1Winter Hill COM5
 
47ChallengeWinter Hill COM5
484sevenWinter Hill COM5
555SELECTWinter Hill COM4
56Smithsonian ChannelWinter Hill COM5
57ITVBe +1Winter Hill COM4
 
58ITV3 +1Winter Hill COM4
59ITV4 +1Winter Hill COM4
62GREAT! movies classic 1Winter Hill GIM
63BlazeWinter Hill COM4
64FreeSportsWinter Hill com7
 
66CBS RealityWinter Hill COM4
68Horror ChannelWinter Hill COM4
69Quest +1Winter Hill COM5
70Quest Red +1Winter Hill com7
72Shopping Quarter Winter Hill PSB3
 
73Drama +1Winter Hill COM4
74Yesterday +1Winter Hill COM5
75NOW 80sWinter Hill GIM
76Now 70sWinter Hill com7
77TCCWinter Hill COM4
 
78Now 90sWinter Hill GIM
79Clubland TVWinter Hill GIM
80Blaze +1Winter Hill COM4
82Together TVWinter Hill COM5
86More4 +1Winter Hill com7
 
87PBS America +1Winter Hill com7
88Country Music Entertainment Winter Hill GIM
89Court TVWinter Hill com7
96Forces TVWinter Hill com7
101BBC One HDWinter Hill PSB3
 
102BBC Two HDWinter Hill PSB3
103ITV HDWinter Hill PSB3
103STV HDWinter Hill PSB3
103UTV HDWinter Hill PSB3
104Channel 4 HDWinter Hill PSB3
 
105Channel 5 HDWinter Hill PSB3
106BBC Four HDWinter Hill com7
107BBC News HDWinter Hill com7
108BBC Scotland HDWinter Hill PSB3
113RT HDWinter Hill com7
 
114Quest HDWinter Hill com7
201CBBCWinter Hill North WestPSB1
202CBeebiesWinter Hill North WestPSB1
203CITVWinter Hill COM4
204CBBC HDWinter Hill PSB3
 
205CBeebies HDWinter Hill com7
208POP MAXWinter Hill GIM
211Ketchup TVWinter Hill COM4
212YAAAS!Winter Hill COM4
231BBC NewsWinter Hill North WestPSB1
 
232BBC ParliamentWinter Hill North WestPSB1
233Sky NewsWinter Hill COM5
250BBC Red ButtonWinter Hill North WestPSB1

 

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Comments
Thursday, 22 November 2018
Briantist
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5:04 PM

700MHz clearance is the project of rolling retunes to better arrange the Freeview transmission frequencies, so they can be used in 2020 for 5G mobile data. It was blogged about here, but not integrated into the site's many features.

Having spent a whole day gathering the change information for 300 transmitters and placing them in a database table, I was able to re-code four of the UK free TV features to use them. These are the technical prediction system https://ukfree.tv/prediction where all change dates are showing...

See Updates for 700MHz Freeview retunes, fixed all channels, new icons, radio fixes | free and easy for details.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Tuesday, 27 November 2018
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Bruce Clarke
2:33 PM

Thanks for the updates (and the 23 emails ;-)

The TV mapping view doesn't seem to be working for Stadhampton (51.6885?N -1.134?E) in the latest Firefox on W10. There's no green area shown initially, and if you try to click on the bouncing Oxford icon, it doesn't work. It does if you click on the static Hannington transmitter. Clicking on the static Oxford then still doesn't work.

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Bruce Clarke's 10 posts GB
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Wednesday, 28 November 2018
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Rex Bartlett
4:03 PM
Swindon

Same here. Using Firefox at SN5 4ET, I just get mobile phone masts and nothing happens when clicking on 'Freeview Coverage' at top left of map.

And in the 'Predicted Freeview channel list' my only 'predicted' transmitter is given as Seagry Court which is a light transmitter which has never been any use to me.

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StevensOnln1
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4:23 PM

Rex Bartlett: Seagry Court became a full 6 mux transmitter and received an increase in power level earlier this year and looks like the best option for reliable reception at your postcode.

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StevensOnln1's 3,117 posts GB
Thursday, 29 November 2018
MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:38 AM

Rex Bartlett:

Further to that saod by StwvwnsOnln1, Seagry Court is by far the best transmitter for you to use at your location. Both Oxford and Mendip give poor and unreliable reception in your part of Swindon. If you go to the Digital UK Covergare Checker for your locations, see Coverage Checker - Detailed View and scroll down to the Seagry Court entry it will show all 6 multiplexes should be available with good and reliable reception. It will also show you the channels used for the transmissions to help you tune your TV manually.



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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB
Wednesday, 26 December 2018
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NasS
10:26 AM
Woking

Well I thought the issue was resolved but back to square one. To recap certain channels come up 'no signal' and then some time later same channels are ok i.e. all available channels are ok none missing. so I am at a loss as what's going on. How can they be ok one minute and then gone the next?

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MikeP
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11:02 AM

NasS:

Have you thoroughly checked all your aerial cables and connections? Have you unplugged the coaxial plugs/sockets and refitted them? Is there a 4G mast in the vicinity? Please provide a full post code so that we can look at the predicted reception conditions at your location.



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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB
Thursday, 27 December 2018
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NasS
9:14 AM
Woking

Have checked all cable connectors etc, but what I can't understand is not touching anything all channels are ok so you think great problem solved, but then some channels just appear no signal & then again leave it i.e. do nothing and the channels that were ' no signaling' are back ok! Not sure about a 4g mast but the amp dist I have has a 4g filter. My postcode is GU22 8EY.

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MikeP
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9:53 AM

NasS:

According to the Digital UK Coverage Checker you should be getting a good reliable signal from the Crystal Palace transmitter, see Coverage Checker - Detailed View The signal from the Guildford transmitter is shown as very unreliable. So please ensure you are tuned to the signal from Crystal Palace. Your aerial should be aimed at a bearing of 68 degrees and be a wideband type. The channels to be tuned to are: 23, 26, 30, 25, 22, 28, 55 and 56. Also check the signal strengths of all the multiplexes you are receiving, they should ideally be between 60% and 85%, if they are less than 60% then you need a higher gain aerial, if they are more than 85% then you need to fit some attenuation as it is too strong. Both of these situations can cause the problems you report.



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Melanie Slater
4:52 PM

I have been given a tv from a friend, the aerial that goes from my roof to my bedroom works fine with my old tv, but it was too small, now I have used same aerial in the tv from a friend and it can't find any channels at all?

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