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Freeview reception at NG5 1QW


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 15 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of NG51QW (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-800MHz services that may interfere with Freeview reception at some point from 2013 to 2017 when the 4G 800MHz 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

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 5 (SD)Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
 
6ITV 2Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
7Big Centre TVSutton Coldfield LB
7Notts TVNottingham LNG
9BBC FourSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
10ITV3Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
 
11pickSutton 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
 
24ITV4Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
25YesterdaySutton Coldfield COM6
27ITV2 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
28E4 +1Sutton Coldfield COM5
294MusicSutton Coldfield COM6
 
305STARSutton Coldfield COM4
31Paramount NetworkSutton Coldfield COM4
32Sony MoviesSutton Coldfield COM5
33ITV +1Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
34ITV3 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
 
37DMAXSutton Coldfield COM6
38Quest RedSutton Coldfield COM5
39CBS JusticeSutton Coldfield COM6
40Sony Movies ActionSutton Coldfield COM4
41Food NetworkSutton Coldfield COM5
 
42HGTVSutton Coldfield COM6
44Channel 5 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
45Film4 +1Sutton Coldfield COM5
46ChallengeSutton Coldfield COM5
474sevenSutton Coldfield COM6
 
545SELECTSutton Coldfield COM4
555STAR +1Sutton Coldfield com8
565USA +1Sutton Coldfield com7
57Smithsonian ChannelSutton Coldfield COM5
58ITVBe +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
 
59ITV4 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
63BlazeSutton Coldfield COM4
64FreeSports HDSutton Coldfield com8
66CBS RealitySutton Coldfield COM4
67CBS Reality +1Sutton Coldfield com7
 
69CBS Justice +1Sutton Coldfield com8
70Horror ChannelSutton Coldfield COM4
71CBS DramaSutton Coldfield COM6
72Quest Red +1Sutton Coldfield com7
74Shopping Quarter Sutton Coldfield com7
 
76Quest +1Sutton Coldfield COM5
77TCCSutton Coldfield COM4
78Now 90sSutton Coldfield COM5
79Dave ja vuSutton Coldfield COM6
80Blaze +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
 
81Talking Pictures TVSutton Coldfield COM6
83NOW 80sSutton Coldfield com8
86More4 +1Sutton Coldfield com7
88TogetherSutton Coldfield COM5
89Together TV +1Sutton Coldfield com8
 
91PBS AmericaSutton Coldfield COM6
92Pick +1Sutton Coldfield com7
93PBS America +1Sutton Coldfield com8
94Paramount Network +1Sutton Coldfield com7
96Forces TVSutton Coldfield com8
 
101BBC One HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
102BBC Two HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
103ITV HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
103STV HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
103UTV HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
 
104Channel 4 HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
105Channel 5 HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
106BBC Four HDSutton Coldfield com8
107BBC News HDSutton Coldfield com7
108BBC Scotland HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
 
109Channel 4+1 HDSutton Coldfield com7
1104seven HDSutton Coldfield com7
113RT HDSutton Coldfield com7
114Quest HDSutton Coldfield com8
201CBBCSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
 
202CBeebiesSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
203CITVSutton Coldfield COM4
204CBBC HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
205CBeebies HDSutton Coldfield com8
211Ketchup TVSutton Coldfield COM4
 
231BBC NewsSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
232BBC ParliamentSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
233Sky NewsSutton Coldfield COM5
234RTSutton Coldfield COM6
235Aljazeera EnglishSutton Coldfield COM6
 
250BBC Red ButtonSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1

 

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Comments
Friday, 28 December 2018
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MikeP
7:43 PM

Robert |Tidy:

Ypu are too far away from the Sudbury transmitter to get reasonable reception using an indoor aerial. You need to have a connection to your outdoor aerial with a feed into the room where the new TV will be placed. You cannot just 'break into' the existing aerial cables (that would ruin the reception of all the TVs!) but you must use an active splitter, perhaps such as the 3-way amplifier/splitter here - Online TV Splitters, Amps & Diplexers sales

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Thursday, 3 January 2019
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NasS
9:58 AM
Woking

Using my tv's signal condition function I went through all available channels to see what's going on and on the whole the majority were 100% for strength and quality, however the channels that are on com7 and 8 multiplexes were funcualting up and down but ok for the picture and sound to be ok to view. Some were 0% for quality and 93% for strength and this caused a no signal issue. So that's the issue I have sometimes com7 and 8 are ok even though the strength & quality is going up/down, other times the same channel is 0% for quality but 93% for strength resulting in a no signal situation. Is the issue my end or crystal palace's end or both? Yes the aerial is pointing at crystal palace and is a wide band one.

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MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

3:48 PM

NasS:

The issue is at your end as the Crystal Palace transmitter, servicing more than 4 million homes, has no faults at present.

For some TVs, 100% signal strength is too high and some don't even like 90%. So it will be worth trying to reduce the strength a little to test what happens. Use a 3 dB coaxial attenuator fitted in the signal feed by adding a separate flylead with the attenuator at the joint between your original aerail cable and the flylead, the other end of the flylead being plugged into your TV's input socket. Then recheck the signal strengths fo all multiplexes again and observe what the effect on the pictures and sound is like. DO NOT RETUNE.



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NasS
8:35 PM
Woking

ok thanks Mike, just bought one off ebay, will let you know in due course

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NasS's 11 posts GB
Friday, 4 January 2019
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NasS
3:53 PM

Just to add I can understand if I was near the transmitter but I am about 34 km away so too much signal shouldn't be a problem I would of thought however I have ordered the atteuator as you said which I will give a go. Also checked all channels last night and all good, the affected ones were showing low signal strength and quality but picture and sound was ok. You would not know the signal was soo low the picture and sound were that good without any break up. Both com 7 & 8 multi plexes are less power that the other ones so that might have a bearing on my issue.

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NasS's 11 posts GB
Tuesday, 8 January 2019
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NasS
8:40 AM
Woking

just to update tried the attenuator last night and found no difference,

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MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

12:41 PM

NasS:

Please provide the signal strength readings for all channels and check that you are tuned correctly to the required transmitter (use the Digital UJ Coverage Checker to ensure you are using the best transmitter for your location and what channels it uses). Also recheck all the aerial cables and connections.





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MikeP's 3,055 posts GB
Monday, 4 February 2019
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Dave
2:26 PM
Wallingford

I've recently bought a new TV. After the channel scan I get Meridian East weather forecasts rather than Meridian West. I live near Wallingford. I get strong signals across the board from the Oxford transmitter. My old TV had Meridian West & I haven't changed the antenna.

Any clues as to get Meridian West

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StevensOnln1
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

5:24 PM

Dave: Are you watching ITV SD (LCN 3) or ITV HD (LCN 103)? There is only one HD version of ITV Meridian.

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Dave
7:12 PM
Wallingford

Dave:
@StevensOnln1

I'm watching LCN103 on Freeview.
Does Hannington transmit Meridian West in HD? I can get some signal from Hannington off the back of the antenna.
BBC local news also doesn't transmit in HD on Freeview.

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