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Freeview reception at SA17 5AR


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 0 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of SA175AR (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

5Channel 5 (SD)Carmel WalesPSB2
6ITV 2Carmel WalesPSB2
9BBC FourCarmel WalesPSB1
10ITV3Carmel WalesPSB2
11pickCarmel COM5
 
12QuestCarmel COM4
14Film4Carmel WalesPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Carmel WalesPSB2
17ReallyCarmel COM5
18More4Carmel WalesPSB2
 
19DaveCarmel COM5
20DramaCarmel COM4
215USACarmel COM4
24ITV4Carmel WalesPSB2
25YesterdayCarmel COM6
 
27ITV2 +1Carmel COM4
28E4 (Wales)Carmel COM4
28E4 +1Carmel COM5
294MusicCarmel COM6
305STARCarmel COM4
 
315SpikeCarmel COM6
32Sony Movie ChannelCarmel COM5
33ITV +1Carmel WalesPSB2
34ITV3 +1Carmel COM4
37DMAXCarmel COM6
 
38Quest RedCarmel COM5
39CBS JusticeCarmel COM6
41Food NetworkCarmel COM5
42HomeCarmel COM6
44Channel 5 +1Carmel COM4
 
45Film4 +1Carmel WalesPSB2
46ChallengeCarmel COM5
474sevenCarmel COM6
54Paramount NetworkCarmel COM4
555SELECTCarmel COM4
 
58ITVBe +1Carmel COM4
59ITV4 +1Carmel COM4
63BlazeCarmel COM4
66CBS RealityCarmel COM4
70Horror ChannelCarmel COM4
 
71CBS DramaCarmel COM6
72YourTVCarmel COM5
73Sewing QuarterCarmel COM6
76Quest +1Carmel COM4
77TCCCarmel COM4
 
79Dave ja vuCarmel COM6
80Blaze +1Carmel COM4
81Talking Pictures TVCarmel COM6
86More4 +1Carmel PSB3
89Together TVCarmel COM5
 
101BBC One HDCarmel PSB3
102BBC Two HDCarmel PSB3
103STV HDCarmel PSB3
103UTV HDCarmel PSB3
103ITV HDCarmel PSB3
 
104Channel 4 HDCarmel PSB3
105Channel 5 HDCarmel PSB3
115BBC Scotland HDCarmel PSB3
201CBBC SDCarmel WalesPSB1
202CBeebiesCarmel WalesPSB1
 
203CITVCarmel COM4
204CBBC HDCarmel PSB3
211Ketchup TVCarmel COM4
231BBC NewsCarmel WalesPSB1
232BBC ParliamentCarmel WalesPSB1
 
233Sky NewsCarmel COM5
235AlJazeera English (SD)Carmel COM6
250BBC Red ButtonCarmel WalesPSB1

 

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Show good and blocked paths from SA17 5AR for aerial height of ...

10m20m (Angel of the North)25m30m40m56m (Hyde Park Flats, Sheffield)62m (Monument)90m (Royal Liver Building, Liverpool)107m (Meridian Quay Tower, Swansea)115m (Bridgewater Place, Leeds)127m (Glasgow Tower)143m (Guy's Hospital)158m (Blackpool Tower)170m (Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth)180m (The Gherkin/BT Tower) 193m (Tower 42)235m (Canary Wharf)310m (The Shard)(default view)

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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MikeP's 3 posts GB
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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NasS's 11 posts GB
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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MikeP's 2,989 posts GB
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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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NasS's 11 posts GB
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 2,989 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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Dave's 3 posts GB
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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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StevensOnln1's 2,653 posts GB
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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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