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Freeview reception at RM8 3LA


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 19 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of RM83LA (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 +1Crystal Palace com7
CCXTVCrystal Palace COM4
MeritCrystal Palace com7
1BBC One (SD)Crystal Palace LondonPSB1
2BBC TwoCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
 
3ITV (SD)Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
5Channel 5Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
6ITV 2Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
8LONDON LIVECrystal Palace LW
 
9BBC FourCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
10ITV3Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
11Sky ArtsCrystal Palace COM5
12QuestCrystal Palace COM4
13E4Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
 
14Film4Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
17ReallyCrystal Palace COM5
18More4Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
19DaveCrystal Palace COM5
 
20DramaCrystal Palace COM4
215USACrystal Palace COM4
23Dave ja vuCrystal Palace COM6
25ITV4Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
26YesterdayCrystal Palace COM6
 
28ITV2 +1Crystal Palace COM4
29E4 +1Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
304MusicCrystal Palace COM5
315STARCrystal Palace COM4
32Paramount NetworkCrystal Palace COM4
 
33GREAT! moviesCrystal Palace COM6
34ITV +1Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
35pickCrystal Palace COM5
38DMAXCrystal Palace COM6
39Quest RedCrystal Palace COM5
 
40CBS JusticeCrystal Palace COM6
41GREAT! movies actionCrystal Palace COM4
42Food NetworkCrystal Palace COM5
43HGTVCrystal Palace COM6
45Channel 5 +1Crystal Palace COM4
 
46Film4 +1Crystal Palace COM5
47ChallengeCrystal Palace COM5
484sevenCrystal Palace COM5
555SELECTCrystal Palace COM4
56Smithsonian ChannelCrystal Palace COM5
 
57ITVBe +1Crystal Palace COM4
58ITV3 +1Crystal Palace COM4
59ITV4 +1Crystal Palace COM4
63BlazeCrystal Palace COM4
64FreeSportsCrystal Palace com7
 
66CBS RealityCrystal Palace COM4
67CBS DramaCrystal Palace COM6
68Horror ChannelCrystal Palace COM4
69Quest +1Crystal Palace COM5
70Quest Red +1Crystal Palace com7
 
72Shopping Quarter Crystal Palace PSB3
73Drama +1Crystal Palace COM4
74Yesterday +1Crystal Palace COM5
76Now 70sCrystal Palace com7
77TCCCrystal Palace COM4
 
80Blaze +1Crystal Palace COM4
81Talking Pictures TVCrystal Palace COM6
82Together TVCrystal Palace COM5
84PBS AmericaCrystal Palace COM6
86More4 +1Crystal Palace com7
 
87PBS America +1Crystal Palace com7
89Court TVCrystal Palace com7
96Forces TVCrystal Palace com7
101BBC One HDCrystal Palace PSB3
102BBC Two HDCrystal Palace PSB3
 
103ITV HDCrystal Palace PSB3
103STV HDCrystal Palace PSB3
103UTV HDCrystal Palace PSB3
104Channel 4 HDCrystal Palace PSB3
105Channel 5 HDCrystal Palace PSB3
 
106BBC Four HDCrystal Palace com7
107BBC News HDCrystal Palace com7
108BBC Scotland HDCrystal Palace PSB3
113RT HDCrystal Palace com7
114Quest HDCrystal Palace com7
 
201CBBCCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
202CBeebiesCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
203CITVCrystal Palace COM4
204CBBC HDCrystal Palace PSB3
205CBeebies HDCrystal Palace com7
 
211Ketchup TVCrystal Palace COM4
212YAAAS!Crystal Palace COM4
231BBC NewsCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
232BBC ParliamentCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
233Sky NewsCrystal Palace COM5
 
234RTCrystal Palace COM6
235Aljazeera EnglishCrystal Palace COM6
250BBC Red ButtonCrystal Palace LondonPSB1

 

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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
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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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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
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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
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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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
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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!
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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