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Freeview reception at SG8 0PP


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 0 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of SG80PP (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

1BBC One (SD)Sandy Heath CambridgePSB1
2BBC TwoSandy Heath CambridgePSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
5Channel 5Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
 
6ITV 2Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
9BBC FourSandy Heath CambridgePSB1
10ITV3Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
11Sky ArtsSandy Heath COM5
12QuestSandy Heath COM6
 
13E4Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
14Film4Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
17ReallySandy Heath COM5
18More4Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
 
19DaveSandy Heath COM5
20DramaSandy Heath COM4
215USASandy Heath COM4
23BBC ThreeSandy Heath CambridgePSB1
25WSandy Heath COM6
 
26ITV4Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
27YesterdaySandy Heath COM6
29ITV2 +1Sandy Heath COM4
30E4 +1Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
31E4 ExtraSandy Heath COM5
 
325STARSandy Heath COM4
335ActionSandy Heath COM4
34GREAT! moviesSandy Heath COM6
35ITV1 +1Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
36pickSandy Heath COM5
 
39DMAXSandy Heath COM6
40Quest RedSandy Heath COM5
41LegendSandy Heath COM4
42GREAT! movies actionSandy Heath COM4
43Food NetworkSandy Heath COM5
 
44HGTVSandy Heath COM6
46Channel 5 +1Sandy Heath COM4
47Film4 +1Sandy Heath COM5
48ChallengeSandy Heath COM5
494sevenSandy Heath COM5
 
565SELECTSandy Heath PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelSandy Heath COM5
58ITVBe +1Sandy Heath COM4
59ITV3 +1Sandy Heath COM4
60Drama +1Sandy Heath COM5
 
64BlazeSandy Heath COM4
67CBS RealitySandy Heath COM4
70Quest +1Sandy Heath COM5
71Quest Red +1Sandy Heath COM6
73HobbyMakerSandy Heath COM6
 
74Dave ja vuSandy Heath COM4
75Yesterday +1Sandy Heath COM5
78TCCSandy Heath COM4
81Blaze +1Sandy Heath COM4
82Talking Pictures TVSandy Heath COM6
 
83Together TVSandy Heath COM5
84PBS AmericaSandy Heath COM6
88Classic HitsSandy Heath COM6
89ITV4 +1Sandy Heath COM4
101BBC One HDSandy Heath PSB3
 
102BBC Two HDSandy Heath PSB3
103UTV HDSandy Heath PSB3
103STV HDSandy Heath PSB3
103ITV 1 HDSandy Heath PSB3
104Channel 4 HDSandy Heath PSB3
 
105Channel 5 HDSandy Heath PSB3
106BBC Four HDSandy Heath PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDSandy Heath PSB3
109BBC Three HDSandy Heath PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Sandy Heath PSB3
 
201CBBCSandy Heath CambridgePSB1
202CBeebiesSandy Heath CambridgePSB1
203CITVSandy Heath COM4
204CBBC HDSandy Heath PSB3
205CBeebies HDSandy Heath PSB3
 
208Pop PlayerSandy Heath COM4
209Ketchup TVSandy Heath COM4
210Ketchup TooSandy Heath COM4
211YAAAS!Sandy Heath COM4
231BBC NewsSandy Heath CambridgePSB1
 
232BBC ParliamentSandy Heath CambridgePSB1
233Sky NewsSandy Heath COM5
235Al Jazeera EngSandy Heath COM6
250BBC Red ButtonSandy Heath CambridgePSB1

 

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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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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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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!
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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