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By providing a full postcode (such as W1A 1AA), national grid reference (for example SE123456) or latitude, longitude pair (like 54, -0.5) this page will provide a map, terrain plot and detailed information of the location showing the UK and RoI television transmitters that it is possible you receive Freeview, Freeview HD, Youview, BT TV and Saorview from.
 

(Don't know your postcode? Find it at Post Office Postcode finder).

UK Free TV uniquely shows you transmitter coverage maps, aerial to transmitter terrain plots, the closest 10 mobile phone masts (for possible 4G-at-800 interference) as well as tabulated information (sorted by direction, by received signal strength, by frequency, by service names or by transmitter name).

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These predictions are based upon a rooftop aerial and depend on the suitability of the aerial, the distance to the transmitters, the power of their signals, the postcode area, and local terrain.

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Sunday, 18 August 2013
MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

8:51 PM

Marion:
Checking the Reception Map does not show any 4G masts at all and that service is not due to start until at least the end of August 2013 and that will be mainly in urban areas initially.
The map does suggest that you are in an area of poor reception and we would need more details of location (a good post code helps) and the equipment and aerial(s) in use for contributors to this site to help more.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB
Monday, 19 August 2013
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Clive Porter
4:42 PM
Hereford

I have been trying to set up Freeview for a friend who lives in the village of Garway at HR2 8RJ 51d 53' 57" N 2d 47' 42" W. This location is outside the service area of both Ridge Hill and Mendip with the terrain plot for both transmitters showing hills in the way.
Surprisingly I have been able to receive some multiplexes from Ridge Hill and others from Mendip - although none with decent continuous quality.
Is there any local relay that will give a better service or should I resort to Freesat?


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Clive Porter's 6 posts GB
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:58 PM

Clive Porter: I would suspect that your best option is to put a dish up and get a Freesat box.

The Freesat service is specifically made for locations such as this.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Friday, 23 August 2013
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Andy Gritt
2:29 PM
Milton Keynes

Have lost all channels except BBC tv and radio, any ideas? mk13

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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

8:44 PM

Andy Gritt: If you are connected into a communal aerial system then check if others are similarly affected, if though you are using your own aerial system and you have any type of booster in line then check that its still powered up, although even if it is try bypassing it by connecting the aerial directly into the coax that goes to your TV (or box) just in case the booster has developed a fault.

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Alastair Robertson
9:43 PM
Plymouth

I have recently moved address to Fort Stamford Country Club, PL9 9TU. The transmitters available are Caradon Hill or Plympton, What are group W aerials and are they recommended for my location. Secondly will the close proximity of mobile phone masts to the rear of my location cause any tv reception problems

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MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:24 PM

Alastair:
Which direction is your current aerial pointing? Plympton is South East of your location, see the Reception map, and it uses channels in the 40s/50s so a group K might be better than a Group W. If you are aiming at Caradon Hill then a Group A or Group K should suit.
Group W aerials are designated as Wide Band, suggesting they cover channels 21 to 68. But they are not so good in the lower channels (Caradon Hill?).

It is hoped that only 4G transmissions might affect only some Freeview services and hopefully only some in the higher channels, those closer to Channel 60. It does not appear that 4G will be available in you area as yet, so it is somewhat unlikely that you will be affected and it might only affect some Plympton services - if at all. If you are likely to be affected then @800 will send you 1 free filter that should resolve the possible problems. Fit it between your aerial and the first piece of equipment. 4G is not due to start until 29th August at the earliest, and then only in 20 selected major cities.

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Alastair Robertson
10:40 PM
Plymouth

Alastair Robertson:
Thanks Mike for the quick response. My aerial is currently pointing at the Plympton transmitter, the reason I asked the question is that the web site www.digitaltvaerialsandsatellite.co.uk/digital_tv_aerial_groups suggests Group W aerials for both Caradon Hill and Plympton for my location

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Saturday, 24 August 2013
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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

8:29 AM

Alastair Robertson: Without necessarily disagreeing with that already said by Mike P, but according to the terrain indicator you would appear to have a clear line-of-sight between your location and the two stations in question, trees or man made objects excluded, and so when taking this into account as well as the "high end" final channel spread that both stations will be using (Caradon OK but Plympton using Ch58) I would not hesitate fitting such as a Log 36 as seen on the link, this new version of Log designed to restrict the effect of any 4G activity should that apply in any area, and this used in conjunction with the filter mentioned by Mike P would give absolutely maximum protection, although there is an element of over hype around about this potential problem.

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Matthew
12:36 PM
Barnsley

Hi,
(I'm sure I posted a question a week or two ago but I can't seem to see it..) I live at S70 4SL, and can't get the ITV4 multiplex (ARQB?)

In the past i've maanged to search whichever UHF channel it was on and pick it up but I not cant remember which one it is... Can anyone help?

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