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Freeview reception at GL2 5BE


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 11 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of GL25BE (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 +1Ridge Hill com7
CCXTVRidge Hill COM4
MeritRidge Hill com7
Court TVRidge Hill com7
1BBC One (SD)Ridge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
 
2BBC TwoRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
3ITV (SD)Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
5Channel 5Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
6ITV 2Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
 
9BBC FourRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
10ITV3Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
11Sky ArtsRidge Hill COM5
12QuestRidge Hill COM4
13E4Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
 
14Film4Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
17ReallyRidge Hill COM5
18More4Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
19DaveRidge Hill COM5
 
20DramaRidge Hill COM4
215USARidge Hill COM4
23BBC ThreeRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
25ITV4Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
25Dave ja vuRidge Hill COM6
 
27YesterdayRidge Hill COM6
29ITV2 +1Ridge Hill COM4
30E4 +1Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
314MusicRidge Hill COM5
325STARRidge Hill COM4
 
335ActionRidge Hill COM4
34GREAT! moviesRidge Hill COM6
35ITV +1Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
36pickRidge Hill COM5
39DMAXRidge Hill COM6
 
40Quest RedRidge Hill COM5
41CBS JusticeRidge Hill COM6
42GREAT! movies actionRidge Hill COM4
43Food NetworkRidge Hill COM5
44HGTVRidge Hill COM6
 
45Channel 5 +1Ridge Hill COM4
46Film4 +1Ridge Hill COM5
47ChallengeRidge Hill COM5
484sevenRidge Hill COM5
565SELECTRidge Hill COM4
 
57Smithsonian ChannelRidge Hill COM5
58ITVBe +1Ridge Hill COM4
59ITV3 +1Ridge Hill COM4
60ITV4 +1Ridge Hill COM4
64BlazeRidge Hill COM4
 
65FreeSportsRidge Hill com7
67CBS RealityRidge Hill COM4
68CBS DramaRidge Hill COM6
68Horror ChannelRidge Hill COM4
70Quest +1Ridge Hill COM5
 
71Quest Red +1Ridge Hill com7
73Shopping Quarter Ridge Hill PSB3
74Drama +1Ridge Hill COM4
75Yesterday +1Ridge Hill COM5
76Now 70sRidge Hill com7
 
78TCCRidge Hill COM4
81Blaze +1Ridge Hill COM4
82Talking Pictures TVRidge Hill COM6
83Together TVRidge Hill COM5
84PBS AmericaRidge Hill COM6
 
86More4 +1Ridge Hill com7
87PBS America +1Ridge Hill com7
91That's TV Ridge Hill com7
96Forces TVRidge Hill com7
101BBC One HDRidge Hill PSB3
 
102BBC Two HDRidge Hill PSB3
103ITV HDRidge Hill PSB3
103STV HDRidge Hill PSB3
103UTV HDRidge Hill PSB3
104Channel 4 HDRidge Hill PSB3
 
105Channel 5 HDRidge Hill PSB3
106BBC Four HDRidge Hill com7
107BBC News HDRidge Hill com7
108BBC Scotland HDRidge Hill PSB3
113RT HDRidge Hill com7
 
114Quest HDRidge Hill com7
201CBBCRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
202CBeebiesRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
203CITVRidge Hill COM4
204CBBC HDRidge Hill PSB3
 
205CBeebies HDRidge Hill com7
211Ketchup TVRidge Hill COM4
212YAAAS!Ridge Hill COM4
231BBC NewsRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
232BBC ParliamentRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
 
233Sky NewsRidge Hill COM5
234RTRidge Hill COM6
235Aljazeera EnglishRidge Hill COM6
250BBC Red ButtonRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1

 

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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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