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Freeview reception at BH9 2NR


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 8 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of BH92NR (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 5G-at-700MHz services that may interfere with Freeview reception. For actual mobile device reception prediction (at 800-960MHz and 1710-2170MHz) see these phone operator's mapping sites: Three O2 EE VM

Predicted Freeview channel list

1BBC One (SD)Heathfield South EastPSB1
2BBC TwoHeathfield South EastPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Heathfield Meridian (East)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Heathfield Meridian (East)PSB2
5Channel 5Heathfield Meridian (East)PSB2
 
6ITV 2Heathfield Meridian (East)PSB2
9BBC FourHeathfield South EastPSB1
10ITV3Heathfield Meridian (East)PSB2
11Sky MixHeathfield COM5
12QuestHeathfield COM6
 
13E4Heathfield Meridian (East)PSB2
14Film4Heathfield Meridian (East)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Heathfield Meridian (East)PSB2
17ReallyHeathfield COM5
18More4Heathfield Meridian (East)PSB2
 
19DaveHeathfield COM5
20DramaHeathfield COM4
215USAHeathfield COM4
23BBC ThreeHeathfield South EastPSB1
25WHeathfield COM6
 
26ITV4Heathfield Meridian (East)PSB2
27YesterdayHeathfield COM6
28ITVBeHeathfield Meridian (East)PSB2
29ITV2 +1Heathfield COM4
30E4 +1Heathfield Meridian (East)PSB2
 
31E4 ExtraHeathfield COM5
325STARHeathfield COM4
335ActionHeathfield COM4
34GREAT! moviesHeathfield COM6
35ITV1 +1Heathfield Meridian (East)PSB2
 
36Sky ArtsHeathfield COM5
38Channel 5 +1Heathfield COM4
39DMAXHeathfield COM6
40Quest RedHeathfield COM5
41LegendHeathfield COM4
 
42GREAT! actionHeathfield COM4
43Food NetworkHeathfield COM5
44HGTVHeathfield COM6
465SELECTHeathfield PSB3
47Film4 +1Heathfield COM5
 
48ChallengeHeathfield COM5
494sevenHeathfield COM5
52GREAT! romanceHeathfield COM6
56That's TV (UK)Heathfield COM6
57Dave ja vuHeathfield COM4
 
58ITV3 +1Heathfield COM4
59ITV4 +1Heathfield COM4
60Drama +1Heathfield COM5
63GREAT! romance mixHeathfield COM6
64BlazeHeathfield COM4
 
65That's TV 2Heathfield COM5
67TRUE CRIMEHeathfield COM4
68TRUE CRIME XTRAHeathfield COM4
70Quest +1Heathfield COM5
71That’s 60sHeathfield COM6
 
73HobbyMakerHeathfield COM6
74Yesterday +1Heathfield COM5
75That's 90sHeathfield COM5
78TCCHeathfield COM4
81Blaze +1Heathfield COM4
 
82Talking Pictures TVHeathfield COM6
83Together TVHeathfield COM4
84PBS AmericaHeathfield COM6
91WildEarthHeathfield COM4
93ITVBe +1Heathfield COM4
 
101BBC One HDHeathfield PSB3
102BBC Two HDHeathfield PSB3
103STV HDHeathfield PSB3
103UTV HDHeathfield PSB3
103ITV 1 HDHeathfield PSB3
 
104Channel 4 HDHeathfield PSB3
105Channel 5 HDHeathfield PSB3
106BBC Four HDHeathfield PSB3
107BBC Three HDHeathfield PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDHeathfield PSB3
 
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Heathfield PSB3
201CBBCHeathfield South EastPSB1
202CBeebiesHeathfield South EastPSB1
204CBBC HDHeathfield PSB3
205CBeebies HDHeathfield PSB3
 
209Ketchup TVHeathfield COM4
210Ketchup TooHeathfield COM4
211YAAAS!Heathfield COM4
231BBC NewsHeathfield South EastPSB1
232BBC ParliamentHeathfield South EastPSB1
 
233Sky NewsHeathfield COM5
235Al Jazeera EngHeathfield COM6
267Al Jazeera EnglishHeathfield COM4

 

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Monday, 25 May 2020
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David
10:05 PM

Hi, I've been trying for many years to get decent viewing at my home. CH3 8BA, every checker I look at tells me Moel-y-parc is the transmitter to aim for. The problem is I live in a dip and and surrounded by hills close to my home. I have no line of sight. I've tried a number of aerials but nothing is offering a consistent picture.
To stand any chance I think I'd need a pole on the chimney at least 18ft to ensure I clear the hills.
Any thoughts that could help me?

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StevensOnln1
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10:54 PM

David: Do you have a clear view of the sky to the south/south east? If so, consider getting Freesat, which will give most of the channels available on Freeview as well as various others via free to air satellite (i.e. a one-off cost for the dish, cabling and receiver, with no ongoing subscription cost).

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Tuesday, 26 May 2020
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Chris.SE
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1:46 AM

David:

How odd. The Freeview Detailed Coverage checker for your postcode say your "most likely" transmitter is Winter Hill yet it's only predicting good coverage from COM7, poor for COM8 and nothing for the other multiplexes!!
Yet is shows Good coverage from the "alternative transmitter" at Moel y Parc. Well we have come across stupid anomalies like this in the coverage checker before.
Looking at the actual terrain, there seems to be a clear line of sight due W to Moel Y Parc but towards the N end of your postcode, Winter Hill (to the NNE) is obscured somewhat by the terrain, also trees may be an issue.
As StevensOnln1 has suggested, going for Freesat may well be the solution if you really can't get a reliable signal from Moel Y Parc. Indeed your TV may already have a built in satellite tuner, many modern sets do.

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David
7:11 AM
Chester

StevensOnln1: I do have a clear view of the sky in that direct, I was hoping that Freeview via the aerial was going to win out but this is just not going to happen.
Thank you for you're quick response.

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Chris.SE
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10:28 PM

David:

Are you saying that there's no clear line of sight due W?

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Tuesday, 2 June 2020
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Bridgette Blaskett
1:42 PM
Broadstairs

Aerial is on flat roof area at top of 3 storey building comprising 3 flats (one each storey) in Brodstairs CT10 1DP. Aerial is next to a Sky dish serving middle flat. Cannot retune smart TVs to find/pick up any signal for ITV, Channel 4 but can find BBC channels though these break up due to weak signals as well especially in afternoon. Freeview experience therefore has been almost non-existent for many weeks.

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Chris.SE
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4:03 PM

Bridgette Blaskett:

Hmm, you are not in a good spot there having very limited choice. Do you know which way your aerial is pointing and whether the rods are vertical or horizontal, there's a choice of which transmitters you MIGHT try and get, none with good reception!
To add to things, there has been recent Planned Engineering on some transmitters that you might possibly get but that is supposedly completed. However, to mess things up there has also been some Tropospheric Ducting recently (see https://www.bbc.co.uk/rec…iew) causing interference from other transmitters (UK or Europe).

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Chris.SE
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4:06 PM

Bridgette Blaskett:

When I say which way your aerial is pointing, I mean rough compass bearing, not which transmitter, but if you know that, it could help.

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Friday, 5 June 2020
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Brian Gregory
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3:29 PM

The postcode database is either screwed up or is an antique.

Bizarre results imply I need to swing my areial around between Crystal Palace and Hannington depending on which channel I want to watch. This is nonsense. All channels except the two different local TV channels are transmitted from both.

What happened to the excellent predictor that used to be, I think, accessible from both the ofcom and freeview websites that gave results for many transmitters?? I can't find it now.

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Saturday, 6 June 2020
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Chris.SE
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12:55 AM

Brian Gregory:

It may seem bizarre, but it's not, it's telling you which transmitter gives you the most reliable signal for each multiplex, if you'd clicked on the Frequency Data link it would show you the predicted signal levels. (There is an error on this site for Crystal Palace as it lists C48 for PSB3 instead of C30, but many lists on this site haven't been correctly updated with all the 700MHz Clearance changes as the site owner hasn't had time.)
You'd get good reception from Hannington for all multiplexes, fractionally better for the PSBs from Crystal Palace, but poorer for the COMs except 7&8 which are marginally better from Crystal Palace.

The Digital UK Detailed Coverage Checker to which you refer was moved by Freeview/DUK from DUK's own website and amalgamated into the Freeview one (badly). There are boxes on the Freeview Homepage Freeview | All your favourite TV shows, all in one place and all for free & having entered your details, you then had to scroll down on the new page past all the Channels Icons to click Detailed view. After a lot of criticism they've since added boxes on the Corporate "Platform Management" page that take you straight to the Detailed view.

As you may recall the Detailed Coverage Checker gave a list of predicted transmitters and their multiplexes that may be receivable at the specified location, that's still the case. If you put your details in the boxes and check, you'll see that it's giving much the same results as you see from this site.
But bizarrely The Freeview/DUK checker suggests the most likely transmitter is Crystal Palace despite overall reception being somewhat better from Hannington! However this sort of oddity is also the case for a number of other locations and other transmitters.

HTH & explains what you're seeing.

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