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Freeview reception at CO5 0PT


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 1 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of CO50PT (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

Together TV +1Bluebell Hill com7
CCXTVSudbury COM4
MeritBluebell Hill com7
Court TVBluebell Hill com7
1BBC One (SD)Dover South EastPSB1
 
2BBC TwoDover South EastPSB1
3ITV (SD)Dover Meridian (East)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Dover Meridian (East)PSB2
5Channel 5Dover Meridian (East)PSB2
6ITV 2Dover Meridian (East)PSB2
 
9BBC FourDover South EastPSB1
10ITV3Dover Meridian (East)PSB2
11Sky ArtsSudbury COM5
12QuestSudbury COM4
13E4Dover Meridian (East)PSB2
 
14Film4Dover Meridian (East)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Dover Meridian (East)PSB2
17ReallySudbury COM5
18More4Dover Meridian (East)PSB2
19DaveSudbury COM5
 
20DramaSudbury COM4
215USASudbury COM4
23BBC ThreeDover South EastPSB1
25ITV4Dover Meridian (East)PSB2
25Dave ja vuSudbury COM6
 
27YesterdaySudbury COM6
29ITV2 +1Sudbury COM4
30E4 +1Dover Meridian (East)PSB2
314MusicSudbury COM5
325STARSudbury COM4
 
335ActionSudbury COM4
34GREAT! moviesSudbury COM6
35ITV +1Dover Meridian (East)PSB2
36pickSudbury COM5
39DMAXSudbury COM6
 
40Quest RedSudbury COM5
41CBS JusticeSudbury COM6
42GREAT! movies actionSudbury COM4
43Food NetworkSudbury COM5
44HGTVSudbury COM6
 
45Channel 5 +1Sudbury COM4
46Film4 +1Sudbury COM5
47ChallengeSudbury COM5
484sevenSudbury COM5
565SELECTSudbury COM4
 
57Smithsonian ChannelSudbury COM5
58ITVBe +1Sudbury COM4
59ITV3 +1Sudbury COM4
60ITV4 +1Sudbury COM4
64BlazeSudbury COM4
 
65FreeSportsBluebell Hill com7
67CBS RealitySudbury COM4
68CBS DramaSudbury COM6
68Horror ChannelSudbury COM4
70Quest +1Sudbury COM5
 
71Quest Red +1Bluebell Hill com7
73Shopping Quarter Dover PSB3
74Drama +1Sudbury COM4
75Yesterday +1Sudbury COM5
76Now 70sBluebell Hill com7
 
78TCCSudbury COM4
81Blaze +1Sudbury COM4
82Talking Pictures TVSudbury COM6
83Together TVSudbury COM5
84PBS AmericaSudbury COM6
 
86More4 +1Bluebell Hill com7
87PBS America +1Bluebell Hill com7
91That's TV Bluebell Hill com7
96Forces TVBluebell Hill com7
101BBC One HDDover PSB3
 
102BBC Two HDDover PSB3
103ITV HDDover PSB3
103STV HDDover PSB3
103UTV HDDover PSB3
104Channel 4 HDDover PSB3
 
105Channel 5 HDDover PSB3
106BBC Four HDBluebell Hill com7
107BBC News HDBluebell Hill com7
108BBC Scotland HDDover PSB3
113RT HDBluebell Hill com7
 
114Quest HDBluebell Hill com7
201CBBCDover South EastPSB1
202CBeebiesDover South EastPSB1
203CITVSudbury COM4
204CBBC HDDover PSB3
 
205CBeebies HDBluebell Hill com7
211Ketchup TVSudbury COM4
212YAAAS!Sudbury COM4
231BBC NewsDover South EastPSB1
232BBC ParliamentDover South EastPSB1
 
233Sky NewsSudbury COM5
234RTSudbury COM6
235Aljazeera EnglishSudbury COM6
250BBC Red ButtonDover South EastPSB1

 

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Comments
Sunday, 10 October 2021
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Pauline Bell
11:02 PM

ryhope sunderland sr20suno tv working no channels at all tried retuning not working

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Monday, 11 October 2021
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Chris.SE
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1:59 AM

Pauline Bell:

It's never advised to retune when you have no signal, it usually just clears your correct tuning and you end up needing to retune again when you have a signal.

See my reply to you here - https://ukfree.tv/extras/inreplyto/1025677

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Monday, 18 October 2021
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Andrew
3:15 PM
Nottingham

Just tuned in a new tv. I dot seem to be picking up any COM4 or COM5 channel. No problem with previous tv. Am I doing something wrong or is there a problem with the transmitter?

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StevensOnln1
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4:17 PM

Andrew: Do you still get the channels on the old TV if you plug it back in without retuning? We need to know where you are (please provide a full postcode) or which transmitter you're using to be able to check for any reported faults or engineering work.

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Chris.SE
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10:32 PM

Andrew:

This could be due to current weather conditions - temperature Inversion/tropospheric ducting to be precise, some of the predictions show there is currently some quite variable but strong conditions affecting parts of central England.
It sometimes comes with high pressure https://www.bbc.co.uk/reception/help-guides/freeview/how-clear-skies-and-fine-weather-can-affect-your-tv-reception & https://www.bbc.co.uk/reception/help-guides/freeview/effect-of-tropospheric-ducting-on-freeview

This type of ducting affects different frequencies by differing amounts in different locations, which is possibly why you are only currently seeing an issue with COMs 4 & 5. It can vary by the second or be stable for much longer periods. It can also affect FM & DAB radio & probably mobile phone signals but not to an extent that people have realised.

If you happen to use the Waltham transmitter, try a manual tune on UHF channels C29 and C37 for those two multiplexes as manual tuning will sometime resolve them when signals are suffering some interference as long as it's not severe at the time.

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Tuesday, 19 October 2021
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William Utley
10:11 AM
Knaresborough

I live in Knaresborough Hg58ll and we have no signal from Bilsdale have tried numerous retunes to no avail any help please

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Chris.SE
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5:29 PM

William Utley :

Well according to the Freeview Checker you should be getting very good signals from the Bilsdale Quarry mast.
Check that your aerial is still pointing the correct way - bearing 24 degrees ~NNE, in your locale. The rods (or squashed Xs) should be horizontal. Check that the downlead is secure and not flapping in the wind.
Check you coax plugs and leads are correctly plugged in etc.

Try a retune as follows - unplug the aerial and do an automatic retune which should clear all previous tuning as nothing should be found. Plug the aerial back in and repeat the process and hopefully all your channels will be correctly restored.

If you are still having problems, check in your TV tuning section that you are tuned to the correct channels for Bilsdale -
The UHF channels are C27, C24, C21, C43, C46, C40, C55 that's in the multiplex order
BBC A/PSB1, D3&4/PSB2, BBC B HD/PSB3, SDN/COM4, ARQ A/COM5, ARQ B/COM6, COM 7

Otherwise post back with more information about your aerial and any distribution amp/splitter etc.

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Friday, 29 October 2021
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andrew
10:33 AM
Saltburn-by-the-sea

cant get a signal from bilsdale im in ts13 using a roof aerial i even tried the loft aerial still nothing
cant get a signal from skinningrove as the aerial is in the wrong direction and if i could get signal from there theres no hd channels or radio

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Saturday, 30 October 2021
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Chris.SE
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12:03 AM

andrew:

I'll reply to your posts on the Bilsdale transmitter page.

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Jannene Travell
7:33 AM
Norwich

Good morning,
I don't have a working aerial its hanging off the roof. They don't seem to last in the winter months. I've been using my son xbox to watch netflix and now tv.
I was considering a in door aerial but wasn't sure if, one they are any good? and two what the signal range would I need to get. I do have a old smart TV, so I would have to get a freeview box as well.
Thanks for your help.
With kind regards
Mrs.J Travell

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