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Freeview reception at G53 5PF


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 12 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of G535PF (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 +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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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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