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Freeview reception at G61 2RD


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 9 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of G612RD (page shows closest 10)

What do the map symbols mean?

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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

Quest Red +1Black Hill COM6
Smithsonian ChannelBlack Hill COM5
Classic HitsBlack Hill COM6
1BBC One (SD)Black Hill ScotlandPSB1
2BBC TwoBlack Hill ScotlandPSB1
 
3STV (SD)Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
5Channel 5Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
6ITV 2Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
7BBC AlbaBlack Hill ScotlandPSB1
 
8STV GlasgowBlack Hill LG
10ITV3Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
11Sky ArtsBlack Hill COM5
12QuestBlack Hill COM6
13E4Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
 
14Film4Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
17ReallyBlack Hill COM5
18More4Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
19DaveBlack Hill COM5
 
20DramaBlack Hill COM4
215USABlack Hill COM4
23BBC ThreeBlack Hill ScotlandPSB1
24BBC Four (Scotland SD)Black Hill ScotlandPSB1
25WBlack Hill COM6
 
26ITV4Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
27YesterdayBlack Hill COM6
28ITVBeBlack Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
29ITV2 +1Black Hill COM4
30E4 +1Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
 
31E4 ExtraBlack Hill COM5
325STARBlack Hill COM4
335ActionBlack Hill COM4
34GREAT! moviesBlack Hill COM6
35ITV1 +1Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
 
35STV+1Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
36pickBlack Hill COM5
38Channel 5 +1Black Hill COM4
39DMAXBlack Hill COM6
40Quest RedBlack Hill COM5
 
41LegendBlack Hill COM4
42Great! Movies ActionBlack Hill COM4
43Food NetworkBlack Hill COM5
44HGTVBlack Hill COM6
465SELECTBlack Hill PSB3
 
47Film4 +1Black Hill COM5
48ChallengeBlack Hill COM5
494sevenBlack Hill COM5
52GREAT! romanceBlack Hill COM6
57Dave ja vuBlack Hill COM4
 
58ITVBe +1Black Hill COM4
59ITV3 +1Black Hill COM4
60Drama +1Black Hill COM5
64BlazeBlack Hill COM4
67CBS RealityBlack Hill COM4
 
69HorrorXtraBlack Hill COM4
70Quest +1Black Hill COM5
71That's 60sBlack Hill COM5
73HobbyMakerBlack Hill COM6
74Yesterday +1Black Hill COM5
 
75That's 70sBlack Hill COM5
76That's 80sBlack Hill COM6
78TCCBlack Hill COM4
81Blaze +1Black Hill COM4
82Talking Pictures TVBlack Hill COM6
 
83Together TVBlack Hill COM6
84PBS AmericaBlack Hill COM6
89ITV4 +1Black Hill COM4
90Together TV +1Black Hill COM6
91WildEarthBlack Hill COM4
 
101BBC One HDBlack Hill PSB3
102BBC Two HDBlack Hill PSB3
103ITV 1 HDBlack Hill PSB3
103STV HDBlack Hill PSB3
103UTV HDBlack Hill PSB3
 
104Channel 4 HDBlack Hill PSB3
105Channel 5 HDBlack Hill PSB3
106BBC Four HDBlack Hill PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDBlack Hill PSB3
109BBC Three HDBlack Hill PSB3
 
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Black Hill PSB3
201CBBCBlack Hill ScotlandPSB1
202CBeebiesBlack Hill ScotlandPSB1
203CITVBlack Hill COM4
204CBBC HDBlack Hill PSB3
 
205CBeebies HDBlack Hill PSB3
208Pop PlayerBlack Hill COM4
209Ketchup TVBlack Hill COM4
210Ketchup TooBlack Hill COM4
211YAAAS!Black Hill COM4
 
231BBC NewsBlack Hill ScotlandPSB1
232BBC ParliamentBlack Hill ScotlandPSB1
233Sky NewsBlack Hill COM5
235Al Jazeera EngBlack Hill COM6
250BBC Red ButtonBlack Hill ScotlandPSB1
 

 

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Monday, 6 March 2023
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Chris.SE
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11:21 PM

Luke :

Hi. If that location is very close to Mother Ivy's Bay, then you are about half-way between two transmitters, Caradon Hill to the east of you and Redruth to the SSW. However Caradon Hill is the more powerful transmitter and that location is predicted to get better reception of all 6 multiplexes.

The other disadvantage of Redruth is that is is co-channel for the PSB multiplexes with Wenvoe (across the water near Cardiff) and may give interference problems under adverse conditions, the COM multiplexes are also co-channel with some of Mendip's channels and reception could be variable.
However, you'd need to make sure that the aerial was high enough not to have an obstructed line-of-sight, ie no other caravans directly in the way, or large dense clumps of trees.

For Caradon Hill, your aerial should point at compass bearing 96 degrees (6 degrees S of due E), the rods (or squashed Xs) should be horizontal.
For Redruth, it's compass bearing 205 degrees, that's pretty much SSW, rods horizontal again.
Other than local obstructions, there should be line-of-sight to either transmitter.
Which way do your immediate neighbours point their aerial (which may not be the best of course")?

The UHF channels for Caradon Hill are C28, C25, C22, C21, C24, & C27
& Redruth C41, C44, C47, C48, C33, & C32
both in multiplex order BBCA/PSB1, D3&4/PSB2, BBCB HD/PSB3, SDN/COM4, ArqA/COM5, ArqB/COM6.

You may have to try manual tuning if signals are weak.

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Wednesday, 8 March 2023
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Luke
9:43 PM
Kingsbridge

Chris.SE: my holiday home caravan is a challaborough bay near Bigbury on sea in Devon. Regards

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Thursday, 9 March 2023
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Chris.SE
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3:07 AM

Luke :

As you didn't give a full postcode, I went by the location information that appeared at the bottom of your previous post (but couldn't find a "challaborough bay" which I assumed was a small unmarked bay on the map). At least Bigbury-on-sea now gives a location where I can find "Challaborough Bay".

It's a poor location I'm afraid, and you will probably be lucky to get any Freeview signals and it will depend on your exact location as to which transmitter you might get some weak signals from.
You will need a high gain Group K aerial and possibly a pre-amp (which should have variable gain).
The aerial would be suitable for any transmitter.

As it so happens the two main transmitters are the same - Caradon Hill and Redruth, the direction is obviously different. Predictions by Freeview are poor, the BBC simply say you are unlikely to get reliable reception.

It's 46km from Caradon Hill and is at compass bearing 304 degrees (between WNW and NW).
It's 96km from Redruth and is at compass bearing 266 degrees (almost due W).
Despite the larger distance you might get more reliable signals from Redruth, try it first (without any pre-amp). I don't think Caradon Hill will be any good, but reception from either transmitter is predicted to be poor and you are unlikely to get all the multiplexes (if any!).
Tuning information as as mentioned in my previous post. Good luck.

However - Predictions, especially in difficult locations aren't 100%. The poor reception of the main transmitters is no doubt due to local terrain - being is a slight valley etc.
So having had a quick look on street view, I see that there are some aerials with their rods vertical and appear to be pointing roughly in a westerly direction, so could be getting signals from a relay transmitter possibly on the east cornish coast. As I mentioned in the previous post -
Do the neighbouring caravans have any aerials? Which way do they point?

Often reception over the water can be quite reasonable but may not be stable.
I suggest point your aerial in the same direction as the neighbours (with the rods (or squashed Xs) vertical and as previously mentioned, try Manual tuning but do so working your way up through the UHF channels (starting at 21) and just see what you pick up. Make a note of the channels with the strongest signals.

Post back with how you get on and as much detail as possible, any signal strength and quality figures, as it might be possible to give further comment.

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Luke
8:44 AM
Kingsbridge

Chris.SE:

Hi, I've just had a look. All the caravans on site have vertical aerials aimed at a mast on the cliff but it doesn't seem to be working

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5:34 PM

Luke :

Hi. How far away roughly are we talking for this mast, can you put any name to that part of the coast?
It could be what's called a "self-help" relay which may not be listed anywhere, but I'll try and check some other listings. If it is, and it's an "active" transponder or a transposer, it could have been switched off because of the energy costs at present, it depends on who provides it. If it's there primarily because of the holiday caravans I can't imagine there'll be many there at this time of year, so they may have turned it off.
More detail on it's location may help.

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6:28 PM
Kingsbridge

Chris.SE: the transmitter is on the cliff next to the holiday park. Thanks

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7:22 PM
Kingsbridge

Luke:

If it's on the corner of the cliff next to the beach (by the coastal path) there's no record of it that I can find. I assume it's not a new mobile phone mast and that TV aerials happen to point in that direction!

In which case it could well be a self-help relay and more than likely the site will have something to do with it.
I think your best bet will be to go and ask Parkdean Resorts what they can tell you about it (I assume they'll have a site office). If not, try asking someone in the Nisa Local store to see if they can tell you anything.

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7:45 PM
Kingsbridge

Thanks for your help. I found this information on it. It looks a bit homemade using standard B&Q aerials! mb21 - The Transmission Gallery

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8:06 PM

Luke :

Well done for finding that. mb21 was my next point of call for a search just in case it had anything!
Are you looking at the latest pictures with the new lattice mast from 2021, kit doesn't look quite so home-made!

If this information is correct then it's a transposer, but where does it get it's power?

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Closeup of receive antenna, from Redruth. Challaborough re-transmits all 6 multiplexes. It is a transposer using channels 49,50,54,55,56,59 VP. 700 MHz clearance has yet to be implemented here.
Interesting, if it still uses those channels? Perhaps you can go have a look for a power source (solar?). Ask around if nothing obvious. Please let us know what you find out.

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Monday, 13 March 2023
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3:04 PM

Luke:

Well looking at the latest picture after Storm Eunice repair March 2022, the new receive antenna is suggested pointing at Caradon Hill.
If this self-help relay is now just a (active?) transponder, try Caradon Hill's UHF channels.
If it's still a transposer, no idea which UHF channels might be used as the ones previously mentioned are unlikely to be licenced.
As previously suggested, try a manual tune for every UHF channel starting at C21 and work upto C48 and see what you pick up.
This all assumes that if it's active, it's actually powered at present.

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