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Freeview reception at SO16 5EP


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 10 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of SO165EP (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

FreeSportsRowridge COM6
1BBC One (SD)Rowridge SouthPSB1
2BBC TwoRowridge SouthPSB1
3ITV (SD)Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
 
5Channel 5Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
6ITV 2Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
7That's SolentRowridge LSO
9BBC FourRowridge SouthPSB1
10ITV3Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
 
11Sky ArtsRowridge COM5
12QuestRowridge COM4
13E4Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
14Film4Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
 
17ReallyRowridge COM5
18More4Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
19DaveRowridge COM5
20DramaRowridge COM4
215USARowridge COM4
 
23BBC ThreeRowridge SouthPSB1
25WRowridge COM6
26ITV4Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
27YesterdayRowridge COM6
29ITV2 +1Rowridge COM4
 
30E4 +1Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
31E4 ExtraRowridge COM5
325STARRowridge COM4
335ActionRowridge COM4
34GREAT! moviesRowridge COM6
 
35ITV +1Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
36pickRowridge COM5
39DMAXRowridge COM6
40Quest RedRowridge COM5
41LegendRowridge COM4
 
42GREAT! movies actionRowridge COM4
43Food NetworkRowridge COM5
44HGTVRowridge COM6
46Channel 5 +1Rowridge COM4
47Film4 +1Rowridge COM5
 
48ChallengeRowridge COM5
494sevenRowridge COM5
565SELECTRowridge PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelRowridge COM5
58ITVBe +1Rowridge COM4
 
59ITV3 +1Rowridge COM4
60Drama +1Rowridge COM5
64BlazeRowridge COM4
67CBS RealityRowridge COM4
70Quest +1Rowridge COM5
 
71Quest Red +1Rowridge COM6
73HobbyMakerRowridge COM6
74Dave ja vuRowridge COM4
75Yesterday +1Rowridge COM5
78TCCRowridge COM4
 
81Blaze +1Rowridge COM4
82Talking Pictures TVRowridge COM6
83Together TVRowridge COM5
84PBS AmericaRowridge COM6
89ITV4 +1Rowridge COM4
 
91Classic HitsRowridge COM6
101BBC One HDRowridge PSB3
102BBC Two HDRowridge PSB3
103STV HDRowridge PSB3
103ITV HDRowridge PSB3
 
103UTV HDRowridge PSB3
104Channel 4 HDRowridge PSB3
105Channel 5 HDRowridge PSB3
106BBC Four HDRowridge PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDRowridge PSB3
 
109BBC Three HDRowridge PSB3
201CBBCRowridge SouthPSB1
202CBeebiesRowridge SouthPSB1
203CITVRowridge COM4
204CBBC HDRowridge PSB3
 
205CBeebies HDRowridge PSB3
208Pop PlayerRowridge COM4
211Ketchup TVRowridge COM4
212YAAAS!Rowridge COM4
231BBC NewsRowridge SouthPSB1
 
232BBC ParliamentRowridge SouthPSB1
233Sky NewsRowridge COM5
235Aljazeera EnglishRowridge COM6
250BBC Red ButtonRowridge SouthPSB1

 

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Comments
Friday, 4 February 2022
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Edward Slater
11:47 AM
Nottingham

I agree that the loop resistance looks odd but all the connections seem to be good (using gold plated fittings throughout). It has, however, taken some time to try to check the whole cable length as much of it is inaccessible. Vermin isn't a problem. Whilst it suggests a possible issue, though, the signal reading were taken directly from the aerial. I will continue the investigation.

Interestingly, a small amount of signal on channel 48 has returned but it's not really viable. I'm seeing as much signal on channel 46 despite the aerial being vertically polarised and pointing at right angles to the Sutton transmitter.

Thanks for your help - I will continue to investigate before giving in and paying the cable company.

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Saturday, 5 February 2022
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Chris.SE
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

3:49 PM

Edward Slater:

Is that loop resistance down to the TV from the loft, or from the TV back to the aerial?
Has your aerial got a Balun? It maybe worth looking at the loop resistance directly at the balun and check the internal connections, there maybe an explanation there.
How long (roughly) is your downlead?

As regards signals from Sutton, polarisations can change in the near vicinity of walls, chimneys, roof tiles & etc. This is why, as I'm sure you already know, RF is often described as being a bit of a Black Art!

If you haven't tried, see if examining each UHF channel (say above 44) has any spurious signals on them. Using the TV tuning section, you can probably see the strength/quality by selecting it but without actually tuning it. There might just be something causing an issue.

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Chris.SE's 3,037 posts GB
Sunday, 6 March 2022
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Vin
9:23 AM
Wallington

Are there issues in SM60RA

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Chris.SE
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:57 PM

Vin:

Your most likely transmitter is Crystal Palace assuming your aerial is pointing at bearing 31 degrees, that's ~9 degrees E of NNE. If it's pointing at Reigate, bearing 195 degrees (almost SSW) with its rods vertical, you only be predicted to get reliable reception of the 3 PSB multiplexes (BBCA, D3&4, BBCB HD).

See Channel listings for Industry Professionals | Freeview for which channels are carried on which multiplex.

Neither transmitter appears to have any faults recently reported, however Crystal Palace is currently listed for Planned Engineering with "Screen may go black on some or all channels".

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Chris.SE's 3,037 posts GB
Tuesday, 19 April 2022
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Ben Ware
11:27 AM
Guildford

Hi,
I'm based in Bramley, Guildford and want to know if it's possible to tune my Freeview TV to receive Quest HD on channel 114?

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Chris.SE
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:46 AM

Ben Ware:

As you haven't given a full postcode, it's not possible to give a definitive answer, but in that area generally, it is highly unlikely, as you are not likely to get any reception from Crystal Palace even if your aerial was pointing that way. All the other transmitters you might receive do not transmit COM7 which is the multiplex that carries Quest HD.
COM7 was always a temporary multiplex until the frequencies were needed for mobile use, and it's due to close by the end of June 2022 under the terms of the current licence. No announcements have been made about what will happen to any of the channels on COM7, most people are expecting many will just close.

See Channel listings for Industry Professionals | Freeview for which channels are carried on which multiplex.

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Chris.SE's 3,037 posts GB
Tuesday, 26 April 2022
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/Barbara Northwood
9:24 PM
Stoke-on-trent

Why is my signal blocked? ST1 3RB The aerial is on the roof of a tower block less than a mile from the transmitter

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/Barbara Northwood
9:25 PM
Stoke-on-trent

Why is my signal blocked? ST1 3RB The aerial is on the roof of a tower block less than a mile from the transmitter.

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StevensOnln1
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:32 PM

/Barbara Northwood: What do you mean by signal blocked? Are you getting a broken up picture or is nothing coming through at all? Have you checked for any loose or damaged cables or connections behind your TV? Is the aerial on the roof of the tower block part of a shared communal system or is it your own individual aerial connected directly to your TV? Have you checked whether anyone else in the building is suffering with the same problem? If so, contact whoever is responsible for maintaining the communal aerial system and get them to send someone to investigate/fix it.

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Tuesday, 3 May 2022
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Jeff Whittle
9:59 PM
Ayr

Hi, our house number is 11. The aerial is in the loft. We can receive the Darvel Local MUX channels with excellent reception (8 That's TV Scotland, 50 Great TV, 52 Great Movies Classic & 61 Great Movies +1, but not the Darvel Main transmitter channels! Previously, we could receive the Darvel Main transmitter channels until 1 week ago, but they would often freeze or have a broken up picture, they had been like that for about 3 months or more. We thought it was down to the weather conditions, but now we have totally lost the Darvel Main transmitter channels and cannot manually retune them. We have tried the Freeview reset procedure. The good news is we used to have a huge woods which may have blocked the signal, but it has just been chopped down, but this has made no difference to reception.

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