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Freeview reception at SN1 2PZ


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 17 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of SN12PZ (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)Oxford South (Oxford)PSB1
2BBC TwoOxford South (Oxford)PSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Oxford MeridianPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Oxford MeridianPSB2
5Channel 5Oxford MeridianPSB2
 
6ITV 2Oxford MeridianPSB2
7Made in BristolMendip LBS
7That's OxfordOxford LOX
9BBC FourOxford South (Oxford)PSB1
10ITV3Oxford MeridianPSB2
 
11Sky MixMendip COM5
12QuestOxford COM6
13E4Oxford MeridianPSB2
14Film4Oxford MeridianPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Oxford MeridianPSB2
 
17ReallyMendip COM5
18More4Oxford MeridianPSB2
19DaveMendip COM5
20DramaOxford COM4
215USAOxford COM4
 
23BBC ThreeOxford South (Oxford)PSB1
25WOxford COM6
26ITV4Oxford MeridianPSB2
27YesterdayOxford COM6
28ITVBeOxford MeridianPSB2
 
29ITV2 +1Oxford COM4
30E4 +1Oxford MeridianPSB2
31E4 ExtraMendip COM5
325STAROxford COM4
335ActionOxford COM4
 
34GREAT! moviesOxford COM6
35ITV1 +1Oxford MeridianPSB2
36Sky ArtsMendip COM5
38Channel 5 +1Oxford COM4
39DMAXOxford COM6
 
40Quest RedMendip COM5
41LegendOxford COM4
42GREAT! actionOxford COM4
43Food NetworkMendip COM5
44HGTVOxford COM6
 
465SELECTOxford PSB3
47Film4 +1Mendip COM5
48ChallengeMendip COM5
494sevenMendip COM5
52GREAT! romanceOxford COM6
 
56That's TV (UK)Oxford COM6
57Dave ja vuOxford COM4
58ITVBe +1Oxford COM4
59ITV3 +1Oxford COM4
60Drama +1Mendip COM5
 
61GREAT! movies extraOxford COM6
63GREAT! romance mixOxford COM6
64BlazeOxford COM4
65That's TV 2Mendip COM5
67TRUE CRIMEOxford COM4
 
68TRUE CRIME XTRAOxford COM4
70Quest +1Mendip COM5
71That’s 60sOxford COM6
73HobbyMakerOxford COM6
74Yesterday +1Mendip COM5
 
75That's 90sMendip COM5
78TCCOxford COM4
81Blaze +1Oxford COM4
82Talking Pictures TVOxford COM6
83Together TVOxford COM4
 
84PBS AmericaOxford COM6
89ITV4 +1Oxford COM4
91WildEarthOxford COM4
101BBC One HDOxford PSB3
102BBC Two HDOxford PSB3
 
103ITV 1 HDOxford PSB3
103UTV HDOxford PSB3
103STV HDOxford PSB3
104Channel 4 HDOxford PSB3
105Channel 5 HDOxford PSB3
 
106BBC Four HDOxford PSB3
107BBC Three HDOxford PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDOxford PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Oxford PSB3
201CBBCOxford South (Oxford)PSB1
 
202CBeebiesOxford South (Oxford)PSB1
204CBBC HDOxford PSB3
205CBeebies HDOxford PSB3
209Ketchup TVOxford COM4
210Ketchup TooOxford COM4
 
211YAAAS!Oxford COM4
231BBC NewsOxford South (Oxford)PSB1
232BBC ParliamentOxford South (Oxford)PSB1
233Sky NewsMendip COM5
235Al Jazeera EngOxford COM6
 
267Al Jazeera EnglishOxford COM4

 

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Show good and blocked paths from SN1 2PZ for aerial height of ...

10m20m (Angel of the North)25m30m40m56m (Hyde Park Flats, Sheffield)62m (Monument)90m (Royal Liver Building, Liverpool)107m (Meridian Quay Tower, Swansea)115m (Bridgewater Place, Leeds)127m (Glasgow Tower)143m (Guy's Hospital)158m (Blackpool Tower)170m (Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth)180m (The Gherkin/BT Tower) 193m (Tower 42)235m (Canary Wharf)310m (The Shard)(default view)

Comments
Wednesday, 17 July 2013
J
John
1:44 PM
Whitby

Hi, I am in Whitby and frequently get the message "New Channels found. press OK to update, etc...

If I press OK to update they are invariably gone by the evening.

Should not bother updating?

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jb38
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7:57 PM

John: If you are receiving Freeview from the Whitby PSB only transmitter, then when you state that the channels are invariably gone in the evening are you referring to when you select one from the programme guide it results in a blank screen? or that they are not even being indicated in the programme guide?

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Thursday, 18 July 2013
J
John
5:20 PM

When you select from programme guide we get a "No Signal Message"

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jb38
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6:23 PM

John: In that case you should carry out a fresh retune and see if that brings results, if though it doesnt then this could suggest that there is a problem with your aerial system.

If though your TV has a manual tuning facility you could try a signal test check by selecting the tuning menu / manual tune and entering Ch55 (BBC) but NOT followed by pressing search or scan, because if any signal is being received but is maybe under the level required to produce a picture, then its strength / quality will still be indicated as cut off thresholds do not exist with this type of check, if nothing is being indicated then you either have a problem with your aerial system (or cable from) or your receiving equipment has developed a fault.

But though in cases like yours its always advisable to make one or two local enquiries for the purposes of eliminating any possibility that factors external to your household are responsible for the problem, such as interference etc.

By the way, you are indicated as being located at approximately 2 miles away from the transmitter (located in business Park) and with a clear line-of-sight to it.

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Dave Lindsay
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7:06 PM

Glenn: Refer to the terrain plot:


Terrain between ( m a.g.l.) and (antenna m a.g.l.) - Optimising UK DTT Freeview and Radio aerial location


The line between you and the transmitter is more or less in line with the motorway. I suggest that the motorway close to you is in the signal path (further away the signal path is far enough above the ground for objects on the ground not to affect it).

I suggest that could be traffic. Does it happen less on Saturdays and Sundays?

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Glenn
7:12 PM
Rochester

It's only been happening since Monday, Dave; since the original fault at the transmitter was reported. I've retuned the various boxes a few times during the outages (to no avail) but then they work fine again when the signal picks up next day (until they go down again. Could it be the heat / pressure? We've been here 3 and a half years now without these problems, so can't for the life of me work out why they would start now. Any other ideas?
Thanks :)

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Dave Lindsay
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7:56 PM

Glenn: Perhaps it has something to do with the engineering works.

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Glenn
8:01 PM
Rochester

Dave Lindsay: That was my assumption as well, at first, but it's now greyed out on the engineering page as an 'old fault'; baffled!

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Dave Lindsay
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8:07 PM

Glenn: This site sources its information from Digital UK (www.digitaluk.co.uk/engineeringworks) and Radio & Television Investigation. The former lists no works for the Meridian region, except for Whitehawk Hill, Brighton.

R&T Investigation only reports on issues with BBC broadcasts. You can view it by clicking the link to the right of your posting.

The message engineering works message at the top of the Bluebell Hill page on this website is followed by a BBC logo, which means that it originated from the R&T Investigation site.

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jb38
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8:24 PM

Glenn : Much as I can fully understand many peoples reluctance into having to do this, but when dealing with problems such as erratic reception a person really has to determine as to whether or not they are the only one that's being affected, because if they aren't then that saves them needlessly looking around for a fault that doesnt exist, at least within their own household anyway!

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