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Freeview reception at DH7 6SG


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 3 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of DH76SG (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

Quest Red +1Bilsdale COM6
Smithsonian ChannelBilsdale COM5
Classic HitsBilsdale COM6
1BBC One (SD)Bilsdale North East and CumbriaPSB1
2BBC TwoBilsdale North East and CumbriaPSB1
 
3ITV 1 (SD)Bilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Bilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
5Channel 5Bilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
6ITV 2Bilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
9BBC FourBilsdale North East and CumbriaPSB1
 
10ITV3Bilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
11Sky ArtsBilsdale COM5
12QuestBilsdale COM6
13E4Bilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
14Film4Bilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
 
15Channel 4 +1Bilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
17ReallyBilsdale COM5
18More4Bilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
19DaveBilsdale COM5
20DramaBilsdale COM4
 
215USABilsdale COM4
23BBC ThreeBilsdale North East and CumbriaPSB1
25WBilsdale COM6
26ITV4Bilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
27YesterdayBilsdale COM6
 
28ITVBeBilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
29ITV2 +1Bilsdale COM4
30E4 +1Bilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
31E4 ExtraBilsdale COM5
325STARBilsdale COM4
 
335ActionBilsdale COM4
34GREAT! moviesBilsdale COM6
35ITV1 +1Bilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
36pickBilsdale COM5
38Channel 5 +1Bilsdale COM4
 
39DMAXBilsdale COM6
40Quest RedBilsdale COM5
41LegendBilsdale COM4
42Great! Movies ActionBilsdale COM4
43Food NetworkBilsdale COM5
 
44HGTVBilsdale COM6
465SELECTBilsdale PSB3
47Film4 +1Bilsdale COM5
48ChallengeBilsdale COM5
494sevenBilsdale COM5
 
52GREAT! romanceBilsdale COM6
57Dave ja vuBilsdale COM4
58ITVBe +1Bilsdale COM4
59ITV3 +1Bilsdale COM4
60Drama +1Bilsdale COM5
 
64BlazeBilsdale COM4
67CBS RealityBilsdale COM4
69HorrorXtraBilsdale COM4
70Quest +1Bilsdale COM5
71That's 60sBilsdale COM5
 
73HobbyMakerBilsdale COM6
74Yesterday +1Bilsdale COM5
75That's 70sBilsdale COM5
76That's 80sBilsdale COM6
78TCCBilsdale COM4
 
81Blaze +1Bilsdale COM4
82Talking Pictures TVBilsdale COM6
83Together TVBilsdale COM6
84PBS AmericaBilsdale COM6
89ITV4 +1Bilsdale COM4
 
90Together TV +1Bilsdale COM6
91WildEarthBilsdale COM4
101BBC One HDBilsdale PSB3
102BBC Two HDBilsdale PSB3
103ITV 1 HDBilsdale PSB3
 
103STV HDBilsdale PSB3
103UTV HDBilsdale PSB3
104Channel 4 HDBilsdale PSB3
105Channel 5 HDBilsdale PSB3
106BBC Four HDBilsdale PSB3
 
108BBC Scotland HDBilsdale PSB3
109BBC Three HDBilsdale PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Bilsdale PSB3
201CBBCBilsdale North East and CumbriaPSB1
202CBeebiesBilsdale North East and CumbriaPSB1
 
203CITVBilsdale COM4
204CBBC HDBilsdale PSB3
205CBeebies HDBilsdale PSB3
208Pop PlayerBilsdale COM4
209Ketchup TVBilsdale COM4
 
210Ketchup TooBilsdale COM4
211YAAAS!Bilsdale COM4
231BBC NewsBilsdale North East and CumbriaPSB1
232BBC ParliamentBilsdale North East and CumbriaPSB1
233Sky NewsBilsdale COM5
 
235Al Jazeera EngBilsdale COM6
250BBC Red ButtonBilsdale North East and CumbriaPSB1

 

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Comments
Saturday, 11 May 2013
Dave Lindsay
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3:15 PM

pete: No. The UK now has a two-tier terrestrial transmitter network. This is because there are two types of broadcaster.

The Public Service Broadcaster (PSB) channels transmit from the Weymouth relay. There are over 1,000 other low power transmitters which serve about 8.5% of the population which also only carry PSB channels.

As well as Public Service Broadcasters, there are now Commercial broadcasters (COMs) which have no obligation to provide a "Public Service", only make profit. For this reason they only broadcast from the largest transmitting stations and are therefore not "missing" from any transmitting station as it is their choice as to which they serve from.

For a further explanation, see:

Londonderry (Northern Ireland) digital TV transmitter | ukfree.tv - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice

It is doubtful that you may be able to receive the full service (from another transmitter). As well as having inferior coverage due to not being carried from all stations, there are some who can only receive PSB stations reliably even though they are using a full-service transmitter. This is because the signals aren't as good as well as the frequencies they use being reused by transmitters in closer proximity than the PSB frequencies are reused.

The COM channels from Stockland Hill share frequencies with the COM channels of Rowridge, so at your location you "may" find that this rules out reception of the full service from the latter. That said, Rowridge's channels are vertically polarised and Stockland's are horizontally polarised.

See if any of your neighbours have aerials directed to Rowridge which is on a bearing of 84 degrees. Rowridge broadcasts horizontally and vertically now, albeit that the COM channels are better with the latter. The fact that someone has an aerial pointing to it does not necessarily mean that they can pick up all channels.

You may give consideration to Freesat, particularly if you are unable to receive the Freeview COM channels.

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Sunday, 12 May 2013
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Edwina Waters
8:03 AM
Belford

Last night our freeview services went off the air. This morning Freesat is broadcasting OK. Where can I find out if there is transmitter maintenance being carried out? Thanks for reading.

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Edwina Waters
8:05 AM
Belford

Last night our freeview services went off the air. This morning Freesat is broadcasting OK. Where can I find out if there is transmitter maintenance being carried out? Thanks for reading.
Forgot to mention our aerial is in the roof and we are using Chatton transmitter,

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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

8:41 AM

Edwina Waters: Nothing has been indicated as yet on the transmitter fault reporting site nor is any engineering work taking place, although in cases like this its always best policy to check with a neighbour just to make sure that the problem is not being caused by some glitch having occurred within your own installation.

By the way, you can check these two sites by clicking on "R+T Investigation" seen on the list of four choices on the right hand side of your posting, and with planned engineering works being accessed by clicking on "Digital UK tradeview" and then by placing your pointer on "Help and advice" you will see planned engineering work on the bottom of the drop down choices

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Toni B
10:57 AM

Response with thanks to Dave Lindsay and jb38
I will look at the aerial next time I visit my relations and see if its both level and turned to either vertical or horizontal and in view of Dave's observations whether it is high enough, i.e. pole or bracket mounted? I was amazed at how regular the disruption was though bearing in mind location it was almost as if some nearby military or private system was being switched on for a period just like a scan sequence. Thanks anyway.

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Becky
11:21 PM
Northampton

Hello everyone
For the last 5 week my freeview picture has been breaking up and freezing
it seems to start at 4.20 in the afternoon and stops at roughly 10.20 in the evening a friend in the same street is having the same problem
we thought aerial but that's been checked and is fine
I live in Northampton NN3 8PW and its been fine up until now The aerial is on the roof using Sandy Health transmitter
we have been told its interference from an outside source but what and how do we find out where
Any help would be very welcome Thanks
becky

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:43 PM

Becky: I would use a AM (MW or LW) radio powered from batteries. Tune it away from a station and listen for any noise. Have it on at the start and end time and see if the start and end of the noise on the radio coincides with the TV signal breaking up, that way you know you are listening to the cause.

AM radios have a ferrite rod in which act as the antenna. They are most sensitive in the axis perpendicular to their length. Hence, if you hold the radio with it facing you, when the sound is the loudest you know that it is coming from in front of, behind, above, or below you (or somewhere on that axis). Spin round to where it is at its quietest and the source of the noise must be from either end of the radio.

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Monday, 13 May 2013
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Edwina Waters
11:03 PM
Belford

Hi JB38,
Thanks for the information. I found the cause of the problem - I must have accidentally pressed a button on the TV remote and found that it was not actually connected to the freeview box. My fault and I feel a bit sheepish now, but thanks again anyway!

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jb38
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11:16 PM

Edwina Waters: Many thanks for taking the time to give an update on the situation, the main point being that everything is now OK again.

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Tuesday, 14 May 2013
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John
10:12 PM
Hartlepool

I can't receive Dave can anyone help please i tried re-tune still can't pick it up.

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