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Freeview reception at WC1B 5JB


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 322 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of WC1B5JB (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 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

1BBC One (SD)Crystal Palace LondonPSB1
2BBC TwoCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
5Channel 5Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
 
6ITV 2Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
8LONDON LIVECrystal Palace LW
9BBC FourCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
10ITV3Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
11Sky MixCrystal Palace COM5
 
12QuestCrystal Palace COM6
13E4Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
14Film4Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
17ReallyCrystal Palace COM5
 
18More4Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
19DaveCrystal Palace COM5
20DramaCrystal Palace COM4
215USACrystal Palace COM4
23BBC ThreeCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
 
25WCrystal Palace COM6
26ITV4Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
27YesterdayCrystal Palace COM6
28ITVBeCrystal Palace LondonPSB2
29ITV2 +1Crystal Palace COM4
 
30E4 +1Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
31E4 ExtraCrystal Palace COM5
325STARCrystal Palace COM4
335ActionCrystal Palace COM4
34GREAT! moviesCrystal Palace COM6
 
35ITV1 +1Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
36Sky ArtsCrystal Palace COM5
38Channel 5 +1Crystal Palace COM4
39DMAXCrystal Palace COM6
40Quest RedCrystal Palace COM5
 
41LegendCrystal Palace COM4
42GREAT! actionCrystal Palace COM4
43Food NetworkCrystal Palace COM5
44HGTVCrystal Palace COM6
465SELECTCrystal Palace PSB3
 
47Film4 +1Crystal Palace COM5
48ChallengeCrystal Palace COM5
494sevenCrystal Palace COM5
52GREAT! romanceCrystal Palace COM6
56That's TV (UK)Crystal Palace COM6
 
57Dave ja vuCrystal Palace COM4
58ITVBe +1Crystal Palace COM4
59ITV3 +1Crystal Palace COM4
60Drama +1Crystal Palace COM5
61GREAT! movies extraCrystal Palace COM6
 
63GREAT! romance mixCrystal Palace COM6
64BlazeCrystal Palace COM4
65That's TV 2Crystal Palace COM5
67TRUE CRIMECrystal Palace COM4
68TRUE CRIME XTRACrystal Palace COM4
 
70Quest +1Crystal Palace COM5
71That’s 60sCrystal Palace COM6
73HobbyMakerCrystal Palace COM6
74Yesterday +1Crystal Palace COM5
75That's 90sCrystal Palace COM5
 
78TCCCrystal Palace COM4
81Blaze +1Crystal Palace COM4
82Talking Pictures TVCrystal Palace COM6
83Together TVCrystal Palace COM4
84PBS AmericaCrystal Palace COM6
 
89ITV4 +1Crystal Palace COM4
91WildEarthCrystal Palace COM4
101BBC One HDCrystal Palace PSB3
102BBC Two HDCrystal Palace PSB3
103UTV HDCrystal Palace PSB3
 
103STV HDCrystal Palace PSB3
103ITV 1 HDCrystal Palace PSB3
104Channel 4 HDCrystal Palace PSB3
105Channel 5 HDCrystal Palace PSB3
106BBC Four HDCrystal Palace PSB3
 
107BBC Three HDCrystal Palace PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDCrystal Palace PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Crystal Palace PSB3
201CBBCCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
202CBeebiesCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
 
204CBBC HDCrystal Palace PSB3
205CBeebies HDCrystal Palace PSB3
209Ketchup TVCrystal Palace COM4
210Ketchup TooCrystal Palace COM4
211YAAAS!Crystal Palace COM4
 
231BBC NewsCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
232BBC ParliamentCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
233Sky NewsCrystal Palace COM5
235Al Jazeera EngCrystal Palace COM6
267Al Jazeera EnglishCrystal Palace COM4
 

 

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Comments
Friday, 10 May 2013
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KMJ,Derby
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9:27 PM

peter tovell: What is the quality of the signal on C50, the BBC channels? As a matter of interest how does this compare with say Sky News on C49 or ITV on C59?

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Dave Lindsay
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9:29 PM

Clare McNeil: I hope that we have allayed your concerns and put your mind at rest.

Should you have an issue when the test starts and the filter doesn't cure it, or you would like assistance fitting the filter, then at800 are the people to call.

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jb38
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9:47 PM

peter tovell: Even although you are located at just under 4 miles away from the mast you would appear to situated at a very low angle to it thereby being under the main beam, this type of location being highly sensitive to any changes that might have taken place in transmission and which always has knock on effect as far as radiation angles are concerned.

I would suggest that you try moving your aerial a fraction to the left or right, or even higher or lower, this frequently being found to rectify this type of problem.

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Saturday, 11 May 2013
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Toni B
11:12 AM
Christchurch

My elderly relations live in Christchurch BH23 and have Freeview set up by a local installer. For years they have suffered routinely a loss of signal on most channels or at least severe pixilation at regular times and often twice a day or more, e.g. between 3:30 and 5:30 PM but lately this can be at any time. Anyone suggest likely cause as I believe they do receive their signals from Rowridge?

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Clare McNeil
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11:28 AM
Hove

Hi Dave

Thank you for your post & help. Ah I see what you are saying, sorry terrible at putting things into perspective, another classic Asperger characteristic, alas. I hope there wont be any interference & the 800 filter,I got yesterday, wont be needed. Although I did lose all BBC channels 2 days ago, but that might be due to the high strong winds we are having here. However if the filter is needed hopefully it will do the job. I guess its a case of watch & see what happens with this test period and take it from there if need be.
Clare

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Chris
11:44 AM
Leicester

In the last 10 days our Ch 61 reception (BBC etc) on the Waltham transmitter has been dreadful. We are in the LE4 1 area and have 92% signal strength but signal quality is 0% - 27% (varies rapidly). Ch29 however is fine (92% SS, 100% SQ). We have a recent aerial (9 mths) and have had no problems until recently. I have done a software update on TV + full retune - made no difference. I know there is a retune planned at the end of May for Waltham but what is causing the problem now?

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Dave Lindsay
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12:25 PM

Toni B: Perhaps it is a combination of the trees and the traffic on Lymington Road, which intersects the signal path. I offer the latter as a possible explanation of why the reception varies at different parts of the day.

I say this because, in the direction of the transmitter, the ground rises before the water. See the terrain plot:

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Imagine if the transmitter were beaming out light. The line between it and the receiving aerial is likely to be obstructed by objects on the ground. Vegetation and traffic change over time and so their effects on reception may change.

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jb38
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12:37 PM

Chris: The problem you refer to is widespread and is in no way connected with your installation, as I reside approximately 14 miles away from the transmitter (Stamford area) and have been forced to retune my PVR's to record the BBC from Belmont (@ 51 miles) because of the frequent glitches spoiling recordings.

Of course it has to be looked at from the angle that the mux channel that the problems are occurring on is the "only" one involved in the retune on the 29th when it drops down from Ch61 to Ch49, and so it would be rather naive for anyone not to connect the two as the change involves slightly more than just pressing a few buttons. (Ch49 an) 

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jb38
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1:41 PM

Toni B: In addition to the reasons explained by Dave Lindsay, all of being extremely valid! it would also be prudent to check if the aerial installed at the property is still mounted horizontally or has been swivelled around to the vertical position? as Rowridge transmits on both horizontal and vertical polarity, but with its "commercial channels" only being high powered on vertical transmissions, V 200Kw / H 50Kw.

I am of course not saying that this would cure the problems referred to as vegetation will interfere with RF signals no matter what the polarity might be, but if the aerial was mounted vertically it would give a slight edge in overall reception to that received on the horizontal plane.


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pete
2:38 PM
Weymouth

I don't have a problem with digital t.v. I would like someone to answer a simple question for me, and that is,"can I recieve all the freeview channels that is listed in the current Radio Times. I can only recieve about half that is on offer.I live in weymouth and our nearest "Booster Tranmitter" is only one mile from my house,you can see it clearly from my back garden.Are there any plans to relay the missing channels in the near future please.

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