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By providing a full postcode (such as W1A 1AA), national grid reference (for example SE123456) or latitude, longitude pair (like 54, -0.5) this page will provide a map, terrain plot and detailed information of the location showing the UK and RoI television transmitters that it is possible you receive Freeview, Freeview HD, Youview, BT Vision and Saorview from.
 

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These predictions are based upon a rooftop aerial and depend on the suitability of the aerial, the distance to the transmitters, the power of their signals, the postcode area, and local terrain.

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Tuesday, 8 October 2019
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Chris.SE
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9:09 PM

Richard James:

Is your aerial still pointing roughly SE with the rods vertical? because Rowridge is almost W from you!
If your aerial is still pointing at Whitehawk Hill (and that is the transmitter that you want), I would try a retune, first with the aerial unplugged to clear all existing tuning, and the plug the aerial back in and do another retune to see if that solves the issue.

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Wednesday, 9 October 2019
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Ian Foster
10:36 AM
York

For YO32 5WB pointing to Emley Moor with a booster should the airial fins be vertical or horizontal. Thank you

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Chris.SE
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4:07 PM

Ian Foster:

Putting your postcode into the DigitalUK checker About us | Freeview shows you should be ok with the aerial pointing at Emley Moor (64km away) almost due SW (220deg) at your location - the rods should be horizontal. You should also get a very good signal from Bilsdale (36km away) aerial pointing just W of N (346deg), rods horizontal, but that's Tyne Tees region rather than Yorkshire which you probably know.
There are some retune events and reception changes coming up, you'll see the details if you use the checker which shows the first Emley Moor change on 23rd Oct. when COM8 moves from UHF34 to UHF56.

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Tuesday, 15 October 2019
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Richard James
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10:04 PM

Chris.SE: it's been installed by people who claim to be professionals.

It's pointing at whitehawk hill, getting bbc1 south which is Rowridge, and bbc1 se on 800.

Channels are breaking up...

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Chris.SE
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10:56 PM

Richard James:

There is a retune event tomorrow (the 16th), the transmitter will go off-air sometime after midnight tonight and may not come on again until around 6 a.m on the new UHF channels.

I suggest you unplug the aerial and do an automatic retune to clear all previous tuning. If you did that earlier as advised and a retune after you plugged it back in gave the current tuning, I'd suggest a manual tune after you've cleared the current tuning. Click on that R's digitaluk trade link at the bottom of your post to see the new channels for Whitehawk Hill, they will be 48, 35, 36 (HD), 32, 34, 33.

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Sunday, 20 October 2019
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Brian Stewart
12:57 PM

I live in Brighton and retuned as advised on 16 October. Initially OK but the HD channels keeping dropping out with fluctuating signal strength and quality. This was through a Youview box so I tried retuning directly through the TV but the same result. I have retuned without the aerial and then with the aerial. I have unplugged and gone through the procedure again. On occasions all the HD channels are missing, on others they are there but the signal fluctuates.
Youview box does not have the option to manually retune. I tried manually retuning on the TV to 36 but nothing was saved to memory. The list no longer has 36.
I am in a block of apartments with a communal aerial but other residents don't seem to have a problem.
Everything was fine before the retune... HELP!

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Chris.SE
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8:20 PM

Brian Stewart:

If your neighbours are receiving the HD channels on UHF36 ok then I suggest you check your internal coax plugs and connections, flyleads etc., by unplugging them checking for corrosion, poor connections etc, and plugging them in again. If there've been any poor connections simply unplugging and plugging in again helps clean the contacts.
Try a different flylead from the aerial socket direct to the TV, also check you don't have any boxes that have an RF output that is tuned to UHF36 or any of those lower channels. If so, I'd retune them to above UHF56.


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Tuesday, 22 October 2019
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Andrew Spanner
7:35 AM

I live at PO38 3QA and for the last few days have had problems with reception. I have tried every retune procedure, wiping stored channels etc. I get varying freeview signal strength and quality figures ranging from both100% to virtually both zero. For example, last night we had flawless viewing on all HD channels, this morning got the message 'no or weak signal'. This is driving me nuts, how can signal strength keep altering?
Will be very grateful for any suggestions. The aerial is located outside and I can actually see the transmitter from its location.

your location is noted as 50.61877450000001,-1.2217191000000002

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Chris.SE
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11:23 PM

Andrew Spanner:

Hmm. No source I've check has reported any faults and there's not supposed to be any planned engineering affecting your transmitters. Perhaps first, see the post just before yours about checking coax plugs, connections and flyleads.

Can we confirm which transmitter your aerial is pointing at as you probably ought to be able to see both?
Has the aerial got the rods vertical or horizontal?
Is it pointing about 5deg. S of SE at Ventnor, or about 4deg. S of NE at Rowridge?

Have you bought any new technology items recently? Have you changed anything electronic/electrical?
There've been no changes at the transmitters lately, so unless you may have changed something I'd find it rather strange that you'd suddenly have too much signal.

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Chris.SE
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11:43 PM

Andrew Spanner:

Ooops, my apologies, I didn't check carefully enough just now. If you are pointing at Ventnor, there was a retune event on the 16th, but also the power of all 3 multiplexes increased.
Have you had an aerial change in recent years? The the channels have moved from Group C/D to Group A. If you have a wideband aerial then you don't need an aerial change and there's a possibility you have too much signal. The chances are that because you are so close to Ventnor, a C/D group aerial might be ok but you may still have too much signal.

Tell us about your aerial and which transmitter you are actually using.

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