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Freeview reception at BT53 8QN


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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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

RTÉ2 HDMoville SV1
RTÉ One HDMoville SV2
Virgin Media 1Moville SV1
TG4 (RoI)Moville SV1
Virgin Media 3Moville SV2
 
RTÉ One +1Moville SV2
Virgin Media 2 Moville SV2
RTÉ jrMoville SV2
RTÉ2+1Moville SV2
RTÉ News NowMoville SV1
 
Tithe an Oireachtais Moville SV1
Saorview Information (*Moville SV2
Quest Red +1Limavady COM6
Smithsonian ChannelLimavady COM5
Classic HitsLimavady COM6
 
1BBC One (SD)Limavady Northern IrelandPSB1
2BBC TwoLimavady Northern IrelandPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Limavady UTVPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Limavady UTVPSB2
5Channel 5Limavady UTVPSB2
 
6ITV 2Limavady UTVPSB2
9BBC FourLimavady Northern IrelandPSB1
10ITV3Limavady UTVPSB2
11Sky ArtsLimavady COM5
12QuestLimavady COM6
 
13E4Limavady UTVPSB2
14Film4Limavady UTVPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Limavady UTVPSB2
17ReallyLimavady COM5
18More4Limavady UTVPSB2
 
19DaveLimavady COM5
20DramaLimavady COM4
215USALimavady COM4
23BBC ThreeLimavady Northern IrelandPSB1
25WLimavady COM6
 
26ITV4Limavady UTVPSB2
27YesterdayLimavady COM6
28ITVBeLimavady UTVPSB2
29ITV2 +1Limavady COM4
30E4 +1Limavady UTVPSB2
 
31E4 ExtraLimavady COM5
325STARLimavady COM4
335ActionLimavady COM4
34GREAT! moviesLimavady COM6
35ITV1 +1Limavady UTVPSB2
 
36pickLimavady COM5
38Channel 5 +1Limavady COM4
39DMAXLimavady COM6
40Quest RedLimavady COM5
41LegendLimavady COM4
 
42Great! Movies ActionLimavady COM4
43Food NetworkLimavady COM5
44HGTVLimavady COM6
465SELECTLimavady PSB3
47Film4 +1Limavady COM5
 
48ChallengeLimavady COM5
494sevenLimavady COM5
52GREAT! romanceLimavady COM6
57Dave ja vuLimavady COM4
58ITVBe +1Limavady COM4
 
59ITV3 +1Limavady COM4
60Drama +1Limavady COM5
64BlazeLimavady COM4
67CBS RealityLimavady COM4
69HorrorXtraLimavady COM4
 
70Quest +1Limavady COM5
71That's 60sLimavady COM5
73HobbyMakerLimavady COM6
74Yesterday +1Limavady COM5
75That's 70sLimavady COM5
 
76That's 80sLimavady COM6
78TCCLimavady COM4
81Blaze +1Limavady COM4
82Talking Pictures TVLimavady COM6
83Together TVLimavady COM6
 
84PBS AmericaLimavady COM6
89ITV4 +1Limavady COM4
90Together TV +1Limavady COM6
91WildEarthLimavady COM4
101BBC One HDLimavady PSB3
 
102BBC Two HDLimavady PSB3
103ITV 1 HDLimavady PSB3
103STV HDLimavady PSB3
103UTV HDLimavady PSB3
104Channel 4 HDLimavady PSB3
 
105Channel 5 HDLimavady PSB3
106BBC Four HDLimavady PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDLimavady PSB3
109BBC Three HDLimavady PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Limavady PSB3
 
201CBBCLimavady Northern IrelandPSB1
202CBeebiesLimavady Northern IrelandPSB1
203CITVLimavady COM4
204CBBC HDLimavady PSB3
205CBeebies HDLimavady PSB3
 
208Pop PlayerLimavady COM4
209Ketchup TVLimavady COM4
210Ketchup TooLimavady COM4
211YAAAS!Limavady COM4
231BBC NewsLimavady Northern IrelandPSB1
 
232BBC ParliamentLimavady Northern IrelandPSB1
233Sky NewsLimavady COM5
235Al Jazeera EngLimavady COM6
250BBC Red ButtonLimavady Northern IrelandPSB1

 

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Comments
Wednesday, 22 June 2022
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StevensOnln1
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6:57 PM

jimmy: You should be able to get a good signal from Rosneath using a vertically polarized aerial (elements pointing up and down) on a compass bearing of 292 degrees. Blackheath is only predicted to provide a good signal on the PSB3 and local TV multiplexs, all others are predicted to be poor or variable.

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jimmy
10:08 PM
Dumbarton

StevensOnln1: Thanks very much that's good news it's sheltered accom so they will have it set up. We just didn't know if the accom was getting full FS service or not but if that area is capable then it will indeed be set up for it. The woman showing her around didn't know. She will be pleased. I live at Dumbarton East myself on Glasgow Rd and we can only get the light service from Millburn.

Thanks again for the quick reply!

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jimmy
10:39 PM
Dumbarton

StevensOnln1: Thanks again I will look into this and see if I can get an ariel.

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Monday, 27 June 2022
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Glenn
11:14 AM

Hi, We have just moved into our new home and I trying to installed a TV Aerial in the loft, but I only get BBC channels. Did I point the aerial to the wrong direction? Can anyone tell me what direction I should point to please. I am living in Stratford Upon Avon and the transmitter is Lark Stoke.
Many thanks.

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Chris.SE
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1:48 PM

Glenn:

You should get all 6 multiplexes with no real problem providing you have a good Group K aerial (a wideband would probably do), it should be pointing compass bearing 181 degrees that's virtually due S, and the rods should be vertical. Make sure there are no large metal objects or thick walls on the line of sight.

Check in your TV tuning section that you are correctly tuning to Lark Stoke's UHF channels -
The UHF channels are C26, C23, C30, C33, C36, C48 that's in the multiplex order BBCA/PSB1, D3&4/PSB2, BBCB HD/PSB3,. SDN/COM4. ArqA/COM5 and ArqB/COM6.

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Thursday, 14 July 2022
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James O’Dowd
7:05 AM
Gateshead

My Freeview reception has been excellent until 4 days ago when it became heavily pixelated and unwatchable. There is no digital signal. I believe this is due to atmospheric conditions.
What is the solution?

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StevensOnln1
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9:51 AM

James O'Dowd : If it's due to atmospheric conditions then the solution is to wait for the weather conditions to change as there isn't anything else that can be done about the interference from distant transmitters. If it happens regularly consider switching to Freesat. In the meantime, have you checked for any loose or damaged cables or connections behind your TV?

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Chris.SE
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11:52 PM

James O'Dowd :

To add to the issue, if you are getting your signals from the Pontop Pike transmitter, there is the possibility that the transmitter may be having Planned Engineering where the Possible effect on TV reception may be "Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels"
Do NOT retune as this may clear you correct tuning.

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Monday, 3 October 2022
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Richard Mudge
10:06 PM
Weston-super-mare

Hi
I am going to install a LABGEAR TRI-BOOM HIGH GAIN TV AERIAL in my loft to pick up the Mendip transmitter for Freeview channels. Should the aerial be able to see the transmitter? I am below the brow of a hill. What direction would give maximum signal strength?
Thanks
Richard

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Tuesday, 4 October 2022
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Chris.SE
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3:25 AM

Richard Mudge:

Hi Richard. We need a full postcode to check your predicted reception and aerial direction.

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