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Freeview reception at EH8 7LJ


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 9 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of EH87LJ (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 4G-at-700MHz services that may interfere with Freeview reception at some point from 2020 when the 5G 700MHz services start.

For actual mobile phone reception prediction (at 800-960MHz and 1710-2170MHz) see these phone operator's mapping sites: Three O2 T-Mobile EE Virgin

Predicted Freeview channel list

Together TV +1Craigkelly com7
CCXTVCraigkelly COM4
MeritCraigkelly com7
1BBC One (SD)Craigkelly ScotlandPSB1
2BBC TwoCraigkelly ScotlandPSB1
 
3STV (SD)Craigkelly STV Central (Edinburgh)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Craigkelly STV Central (Edinburgh)PSB2
5Channel 5Craigkelly STV Central (Edinburgh)PSB2
6ITV 2Craigkelly STV Central (Edinburgh)PSB2
7BBC AlbaCraigkelly ScotlandPSB1
 
8STV EdinburghCraigkelly LEH
10ITV3Craigkelly STV Central (Edinburgh)PSB2
11Sky ArtsCraigkelly COM5
12QuestCraigkelly COM4
13E4Craigkelly STV Central (Edinburgh)PSB2
 
14Film4Craigkelly STV Central (Edinburgh)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Craigkelly STV Central (Edinburgh)PSB2
17ReallyCraigkelly COM5
18More4Craigkelly STV Central (Edinburgh)PSB2
19DaveCraigkelly COM5
 
20DramaCraigkelly COM4
215USACraigkelly COM4
23Dave ja vuCraigkelly COM6
24BBC Four (Scotland SD)Craigkelly ScotlandPSB1
25ITV4Craigkelly STV Central (Edinburgh)PSB2
 
26YesterdayCraigkelly COM6
28ITV2 +1Craigkelly COM4
29E4 +1Craigkelly STV Central (Edinburgh)PSB2
304MusicCraigkelly COM5
315STARCraigkelly COM4
 
32Paramount NetworkCraigkelly COM4
33GREAT! moviesCraigkelly COM6
34ITV +1Craigkelly STV Central (Edinburgh)PSB2
34STV+1Craigkelly STV Central (Edinburgh)PSB2
35pickCraigkelly COM5
 
38DMAXCraigkelly COM6
39Quest RedCraigkelly COM5
40CBS JusticeCraigkelly COM6
41GREAT! movies actionCraigkelly COM4
42Food NetworkCraigkelly COM5
 
43HGTVCraigkelly COM6
45Channel 5 +1Craigkelly COM4
46Film4 +1Craigkelly COM5
47ChallengeCraigkelly COM5
484sevenCraigkelly COM5
 
555SELECTCraigkelly COM4
56Smithsonian ChannelCraigkelly COM5
57ITVBe +1Craigkelly COM4
58ITV3 +1Craigkelly COM4
59ITV4 +1Craigkelly COM4
 
63BlazeCraigkelly COM4
64FreeSportsCraigkelly com7
66CBS RealityCraigkelly COM4
67CBS DramaCraigkelly COM6
68Horror ChannelCraigkelly COM4
 
69Quest +1Craigkelly COM5
70Quest Red +1Craigkelly com7
72Shopping Quarter Craigkelly PSB3
73Drama +1Craigkelly COM4
74Yesterday +1Craigkelly COM5
 
76Now 70sCraigkelly com7
77TCCCraigkelly COM4
80Blaze +1Craigkelly COM4
81Talking Pictures TVCraigkelly COM6
82Together TVCraigkelly COM5
 
84PBS AmericaCraigkelly COM6
86More4 +1Craigkelly com7
87PBS America +1Craigkelly com7
89Court TVCraigkelly com7
96Forces TVCraigkelly com7
 
101BBC One HDCraigkelly PSB3
102BBC Two HDCraigkelly PSB3
103ITV HDCraigkelly PSB3
103STV HDCraigkelly PSB3
103UTV HDCraigkelly PSB3
 
104Channel 4 HDCraigkelly PSB3
105Channel 5 HDCraigkelly PSB3
106BBC Four HDCraigkelly com7
107BBC News HDCraigkelly com7
108BBC Scotland HDCraigkelly PSB3
 
113RT HDCraigkelly com7
114Quest HDCraigkelly com7
201CBBCCraigkelly ScotlandPSB1
202CBeebiesCraigkelly ScotlandPSB1
203CITVCraigkelly COM4
 
204CBBC HDCraigkelly PSB3
205CBeebies HDCraigkelly com7
211Ketchup TVCraigkelly COM4
212YAAAS!Craigkelly COM4
231BBC NewsCraigkelly ScotlandPSB1
 
232BBC ParliamentCraigkelly ScotlandPSB1
233Sky NewsCraigkelly COM5
234RTCraigkelly COM6
235Aljazeera EnglishCraigkelly COM6
250BBC Red ButtonCraigkelly ScotlandPSB1
 

 

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Comments
Friday, 6 September 2013
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Graham Guthrie
4:22 PM
Lincoln

Update on my situation. I took the tv to richer sounds today. They hooked it up channel scanned and there they were all the HD channels so no problem with the tv. Clearly a problem with the aerial in the block. So it looks like I'll be going without HD channels. May phone an engineer out and see how much it is going to cost.

Cheers for the help on here

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Graham Guthrie's 8 posts GB
Briantist
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4:29 PM

Graham Guthrie: Glad to hear you have found out where the problem is.

I've emailed you too.


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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

9:20 PM

Graham Guthrie: Many thanks for the update as I was curious as to what the outcome would be as you had exhausted all avenues that could be explored whereby the only way the problem was likely to be sorted out was by an engineer making on on-site visit.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
Saturday, 7 September 2013
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Mark E7
9:07 AM
London

Hi,

I have a Sony bravia TV about a year old that till yesterday has had impeccable reception, even though the aerial is a basic indoor type. All of a sudden, the BBC channels (C23 I think) are cutting in and out, lots of blockiness etc. Same applies to the Sony video, again previously excellent reception. Channel 23 shows a lower signal than the others, about 70-80 percent, but the 'quality' is shown as sometimes down to 5-10 percent, although this seems to shift if we're moving about. All aerial connections are good, as are the other channels signals and nothings been touched recently. Did a retune; no change.

My first thought was 4G switched on in the area i the last few days, especially as the dropout seems intermittent. But the lowish signal strength suggests otherwise. As far as I know I'm tuned to Crystal Palace, and there's no amplifier on the aerial. I've tried 2 or 3 other aerials from Maplin in the past, but stuck with this as the signal is actuall better strength.

Any ideas appreciated!

My postcode is E7 9HJ

Mark

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MikeB
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

8:02 PM

Mark E7: You should be getting an excellent signal, as you say, even with a portable aerial (normally a pain). Signal strength should be around 70-80%, not 100% - its not your strength which is too low, its the quality. I'm going to suggest my normal solution - high signal strength? Having said that, Sony tuners are really robust.

Hopefully, someone can come up with another suggestion, but whjy not dig out another portable aerial and see if it makes any difference?

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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:50 PM

Mark E7: Albeit that this is something I always ask people complaining about similar problems to yourself before suggesting carrying out any tests, but have you as yet verified with any others in your immediate locality if they are also experiencing difficulties with their reception? as dependant on answer from it could save you from carrying out needless checks on your system.

By the way, 4g interference (or the pre-service testing of should it apply) can cause receivers to give low strength indications as a result of the powerful 4g signal swamping the tuner, that said I cannot see and transmitters (4G or otherwise) being close enough to your location to cause this sort of problem.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
Monday, 9 September 2013
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mick
2:00 PM
Moreton-in-marsh

i am using the signal strength indicator on my tv to fine tune my recently installed tv aerial but find on differant tv channels this reading differs !! what channel number is the best to tune it into to give a better reception on all channels ? i live in moreton in marsh glos and the aerial is pointing to id 3024 transmiter

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mick's 1 post GB
Tuesday, 10 September 2013
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MikeB
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

9:44 AM

mick: I think your making work for yourself. Your new aerial is probably pointing at Lark Stoke (bearing 344 degrees), which is your nearest transmitter (only 11km away), and your best bet (although Sutton Coldfield is only 7 degrees off that).

The TV will normally self tune to either the strongest signal, or the lowest channel number. Since Lark Stoke is only channel 26 and is very close, thats the one it should go to. Dont worry too much about signal strength - signal quality should be 9-10, and strength actually around 75%, but that will vary with different channels (BBC tend to be pretty strong). Just let the TV do its thing, and everything will probably be fine.

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Martin
5:25 PM
Llanfairpwllgwyngyll

Please Help!
I?EUR(TM)ve been receiving Freeview on my PC-TV using a Hauppauge T500 Card and Windows7 Pro OS with WMC this set up has been making timed recordings correctly for several years.
Over the past 12 months, the PC/TV was only used very occasionally.
As I intend to use the PC/TV during this winter I checked it and it does work but the EPG is only showing the correct Program Data on about 30% of channels, other channels show ?EURoeNo Data Available?EUR?. This problem is not confined to one multiplex.
Every one of the TV & Radio channels give sound and vision OK but no Program Data, but for use as a PVR the EPG is essential.
I have tried all the usual tricks to get it to reload the correct EPG Data on all channels, including retuning without the aerial connected and Default, but I guess I must be doing something wrong, any ideas please?
Martin


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jamie stevens
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7:27 PM
Portsmouth

Martin:

Hi,

Although not familiar with pc tv tuners I do regularly come across this issue.

It is generally down to the age of the equipment and the age of the software.

equipment around 4/5 years old tend to struggle with this issue.

If you cant update the software you may need to change the tuner.

regards

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