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Freeview reception at WR13 6QQ

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 1 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of WR136QQ (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

Quest Red +1Ridge Hill COM6
Smithsonian ChannelRidge Hill COM5
Classic HitsRidge Hill COM6
1BBC One (SD)Ridge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
2BBC TwoRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
5Channel 5Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
6ITV 2Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
9BBC FourRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
10ITV3Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
11Sky ArtsRidge Hill COM5
12QuestRidge Hill COM6
13E4Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
14Film4Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
17ReallyRidge Hill COM5
18More4Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
19DaveRidge Hill COM5
20DramaRidge Hill COM4
215USARidge Hill COM4
23BBC ThreeRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
25WRidge Hill COM6
26ITV4Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
27YesterdayRidge Hill COM6
28ITVBeRidge Hill Central (West)PSB2
29ITV2 +1Ridge Hill COM4
30E4 +1Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
31E4 ExtraRidge Hill COM5
325STARRidge Hill COM4
335ActionRidge Hill COM4
34GREAT! moviesRidge Hill COM6
35ITV1 +1Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
36pickRidge Hill COM5
38Channel 5 +1Ridge Hill COM4
39DMAXRidge Hill COM6
40Quest RedRidge Hill COM5
41LegendRidge Hill COM4
42Great! Movies ActionRidge Hill COM4
43Food NetworkRidge Hill COM5
44HGTVRidge Hill COM6
465SELECTRidge Hill PSB3
47Film4 +1Ridge Hill COM5
48ChallengeRidge Hill COM5
494sevenRidge Hill COM5
52GREAT! romanceRidge Hill COM6
57Dave ja vuRidge Hill COM4
58ITVBe +1Ridge Hill COM4
59ITV3 +1Ridge Hill COM4
60Drama +1Ridge Hill COM5
64BlazeRidge Hill COM4
67CBS RealityRidge Hill COM4
69HorrorXtraRidge Hill COM4
70Quest +1Ridge Hill COM5
71That's 60sRidge Hill COM5
73HobbyMakerRidge Hill COM6
74Yesterday +1Ridge Hill COM5
75That's 70sRidge Hill COM5
76That's 80sRidge Hill COM6
78TCCRidge Hill COM4
81Blaze +1Ridge Hill COM4
82Talking Pictures TVRidge Hill COM6
83Together TVRidge Hill COM6
84PBS AmericaRidge Hill COM6
89ITV4 +1Ridge Hill COM4
90Together TV +1Ridge Hill COM6
91WildEarthRidge Hill COM4
101BBC One HDRidge Hill PSB3
102BBC Two HDRidge Hill PSB3
103ITV 1 HDRidge Hill PSB3
103STV HDRidge Hill PSB3
103UTV HDRidge Hill PSB3
104Channel 4 HDRidge Hill PSB3
105Channel 5 HDRidge Hill PSB3
106BBC Four HDRidge Hill PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDRidge Hill PSB3
109BBC Three HDRidge Hill PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Ridge Hill PSB3
201CBBCRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
202CBeebiesRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
203CITVRidge Hill COM4
204CBBC HDRidge Hill PSB3
205CBeebies HDRidge Hill PSB3
208Pop PlayerRidge Hill COM4
209Ketchup TVRidge Hill COM4
210Ketchup TooRidge Hill COM4
211YAAAS!Ridge Hill COM4
231BBC NewsRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
232BBC ParliamentRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
233Sky NewsRidge Hill COM5
235Al Jazeera EngRidge Hill COM6
250BBC Red ButtonRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1


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Show good and blocked paths from WR13 6QQ for aerial height of ...

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Tuesday, 10 September 2013

8:10 PM

On my Hauppauge TV software there is an option in the Advanced Options sub-menu to "Empty Channel Base". Try doing that and then a full retune. It brought all my EPG data back for me.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 11 September 2013
12:36 PM

Hello , We are at Sunnymead Ave - ME72EB -
and have been losing i.e -on and off - freeview since 4-6 monthe ago (now its gone completly)

We cannot quite understand the maps etc above
but does it mean we have lost freeview because of
this mobile phone masts business ?
Is this to be permanently the case now ?

Thanks for any feedback

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Jim's 1 post GB flag
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2:46 PM

Hi Jamie and Mike,
Many thanks for your helpful comments. Jamie, its not the software thats old, just the operator me!
While I was searching (unsuccessfully) for the Hauppauge TV software in the Advanced Options sub-menu to "Empty Channel Base" mentioned by Mike, I stumbled upon the reason the clock was mis-timed! Re-set the clock and all is OK again. Mike where is that folder? <>
Thanks again guys! Martin

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Martin's 7 posts GB flag
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jamie stevens

3:53 PM


With regards to 4g interference, this would only be an issue if you are in direct line of sight of a transmitter or use an amplifier on the system.

Given that you have been getting issues for the past 6 months you system or equipment is probably to blame.

If you aerial has degraded too much or cabling is too old this could also cause problems.

systems do not last forever.

More information will be need on the type of system you currently have, location of aerial, type of aerial, age of aerial and cables, etc


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jamie stevens's 207 posts GB flag
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8:05 PM

On my system I go to Start and then chose All Programs. Then I look for the Hauppauge WinTV listing and put my mouse cursor over that. Another short menu list will appear to the right and the first item will be Advanced Options with a little 'arrow' pointing to the right. Move the cursor across to that entry and another sub-menu list will appear. The first item is Empty Channel Base. Placing my cursor over than and click the left mouse button instigates the function.
I'm using WinTV 7 with the latest updates. If you are using anything different then the menu sequence may differ. It's worth making sure you have the latest version of the software from Hauppauge ( as there have been several updates issued to help resolve problems caused by the transmitter changes recently.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB flag
Thursday, 12 September 2013
10:29 AM

MikeP: Mike, Many thanks for your clear and accurate help. All sorted now. Martin

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Erica bihari
3:45 PM

We are struggling wuth this highly complex in fo on bere.We are simple folk, we understand a bit about electroniks etc but cannot hack this site.Theres a moden tendacy to opt for complexity and our view is, its gonna go or has gone wrong.We bought a technica tv 32inch full hd with ordinary freev built in.We soon found alarming inconsistences re the channels sig strengths. some are 75%, others are zero but, though they are zero theres still a picture! We had no idea that channels are piggy backed on frequencies, why should we??Any way weve found following channels are zero - 22/25. The channels 22 show a qual/sig strength of 9/0 but the channel 25 shows 89/0 (baffling). Weve tried bigger antenna with about 22 elements but no luck.Our postcode is PO15 6RR. Springles lane hants uk.We already wrote that we are surrounded by huge oaks.But our next door neighbours seem to manage ok to get IOW trans ok.The ant is in loft and at mo theres no hope of outside position.The transmttr is only 27 miles away and we are on elevated ground with open access to IOW re height Before the trees grew the IOW could be seen .Theres few buildings round here as semi rural.What amazed us is when we accessed this site and tried to get the site details for this postcode with a blue line showing our acceess line no such page could be raised..Also when we checked the power avail from the transmttr for us we find all the boxes only have an indicator band halfway across the box.!!. We also find the antenna type details/recommendations confusing as the indication is that suit antenna types appear to conflict and if we look on ebay theres no such antennas advertised and ebay is largest shop on the planet. This site,like so many, particularly anything to do with electroniks seems to be written by people who want to display their own grasp of the subject rather than align it with people who want to learn but dont have natural bent.We found that re electronics there was only one set books we understood and they were written for US serices during WW2.We wasted hundreds pounds on dozens books and worst of all blamed ourselves for being dumb.We reckon from what weve seen of teachers in schools the same thing is happening to children.So now what do we do.go back to analogue.We never had this or any other problem then.And a not final comment- millions pounds been spent on all this technology and we switch the tv on and lo and behold there people with distorted face expressions firing machine guns/cars exploding in balls flame/peiople being stabbed/attractive women arguing with men/ and the words killing,death,blackmail,violence repeated about a hundred times a week. We wont mention the politics.What a nitemare. And, by the way, no we cant afford a little ma with a multimeter to come round becase fior a start weve been conned by a builder and also have life threat illness and not forgetting weve had the police round here making violent threats cos the info we have about this/that.All we want at mo is our new week old tv to work ok surely thats a reasonabkle ambition. Nearly forgot- when we accessed the page which advises on antenna types we found it was out of date and some channels are not even mentioned,we also found that the ant recommendation coloured bars were vaguely colourded.What a nitemare.

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Erica bihari's 2 posts EU flag
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4:51 PM

Erica bihari: lets start with the basics - your aerial should pointing 203 degrees from north (looking south and then a little to the right) and looking at Rowridge transmitter. Trees can be a real problem, and someone else can offer more detailed advice on that.

OK, the aerial is in the loft, which is less than perfect, but your only 24km from the transmitter. If you have a booster, amp. etc, disconnect your TV and aerial from it if possible, so you just the aerial and TV togeather. What is the signal strength on RF channel 24 (Rowridge)? If its low, then signal is too weak, or you have a problem with the aerial (loose connection?). If its near 100%, it far too strong, and should be nearer 75%.

My personal advice is to get a professional to have a look - they will know what they are doing (something you admit you do not), and will get it sorted out for you, if possible.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB flag

9:44 PM

Glad to have been able to help and pleased your services are all back working.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB flag
Friday, 13 September 2013
Alan Langdown
10:59 AM

I have been experiencing poor reception during the summer especially in the evenings. The aerial (labgear CAI standard 3) and cable are only 6 months old. mounted on a pole on the roof. The signal strength is only 50%.
Can you recommend a aerial to increase the signal strength.

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