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Freeview reception at LE1 6HN


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 46 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of LE16HN (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)Sutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
2BBC TwoSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
5Channel 5Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
 
6ITV 2Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
7Big Centre TVSutton Coldfield LB
7Notts TVWaltham LNG
9BBC FourSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
10ITV3Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
 
11Sky MixSutton Coldfield COM5
12QuestSutton Coldfield COM6
13E4Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
14Film4Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
 
17ReallySutton Coldfield COM5
18More4Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
19DaveSutton Coldfield COM5
20DramaSutton Coldfield COM4
215USASutton Coldfield COM4
 
23BBC ThreeSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
25WSutton Coldfield COM6
26ITV4Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
27YesterdaySutton Coldfield COM6
28ITVBeSutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
 
29ITV2 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
30E4 +1Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
31E4 ExtraSutton Coldfield COM5
325STARSutton Coldfield COM4
335ActionSutton Coldfield COM4
 
34GREAT! moviesSutton Coldfield COM6
35ITV1 +1Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
36Sky ArtsSutton Coldfield COM5
38Channel 5 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
39DMAXSutton Coldfield COM6
 
40Quest RedSutton Coldfield COM5
41LegendSutton Coldfield COM4
42GREAT! actionSutton Coldfield COM4
43Food NetworkSutton Coldfield COM5
44HGTVSutton Coldfield COM6
 
465SELECTSutton Coldfield PSB3
47Film4 +1Sutton Coldfield COM5
48ChallengeSutton Coldfield COM5
494sevenSutton Coldfield COM5
52GREAT! romanceSutton Coldfield COM6
 
56That's TV (UK)Sutton Coldfield COM6
57Dave ja vuSutton Coldfield COM4
58ITV3 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
59ITV4 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
60Drama +1Sutton Coldfield COM5
 
63GREAT! romance mixSutton Coldfield COM6
64BlazeSutton Coldfield COM4
65That's TV 2Sutton Coldfield COM5
67TRUE CRIMESutton Coldfield COM4
68TRUE CRIME XTRASutton Coldfield COM4
 
70Quest +1Sutton Coldfield COM5
71That’s 60sSutton Coldfield COM6
73HobbyMakerSutton Coldfield COM6
74Yesterday +1Sutton Coldfield COM5
75That's 90sSutton Coldfield COM5
 
78TCCSutton Coldfield COM4
81Blaze +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
82Talking Pictures TVSutton Coldfield COM6
83Together TVSutton Coldfield COM4
84PBS AmericaSutton Coldfield COM6
 
91WildEarthSutton Coldfield COM4
93ITVBe +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
101BBC One HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
102BBC Two HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
103UTV HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
 
103STV HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
103ITV 1 HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
104Channel 4 HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
105Channel 5 HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
106BBC Four HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
 
107BBC Three HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Sutton Coldfield PSB3
201CBBCSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
202CBeebiesSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
 
204CBBC HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
205CBeebies HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
209Ketchup TVSutton Coldfield COM4
210Ketchup TooSutton Coldfield COM4
211YAAAS!Sutton Coldfield COM4
 
231BBC NewsSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
232BBC ParliamentSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
233Sky NewsSutton Coldfield COM5
235Al Jazeera EngSutton Coldfield COM6
267Al Jazeera EnglishSutton Coldfield COM4
 

 

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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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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
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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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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
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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
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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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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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Tuesday, 10 September 2013
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MikeB
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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!
Ive 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 No Data Available. 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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