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By providing a full postcode (such as W1A 1AA), national grid reference (for example SE123456) or latitude, longitude pair (like 54, -0.5) this page will provide a map, terrain plot and detailed information of the location showing the UK and RoI television transmitters that it is possible you receive Freeview, Freeview HD, Youview, BT TV and Saorview from.

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These predictions are based upon a rooftop aerial and depend on the suitability of the aerial, the distance to the transmitters, the power of their signals, the postcode area, and local terrain.

Monday, 16 September 2013
7:00 PM

I have no reception in the morning, but by the afternoon the reception is fine. This has been occurring for the last 2 weeks. My post code is SS7 2EP and my aerial is facing Crystal Palace. I had an engineer round (unfortunately in the afternoon) and couldn't find anything wrong.

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John's 1 post GB flag
John's: mapJ's Freeview map terrainJ's terrain plot wavesJ's frequency data J's Freeview Detailed Coverage
Tuesday, 17 September 2013
dawn pascoe
8:10 AM

we have recently moved on land where tv has not been used for 10 years..trees have grown.wind tusbines have sprouted up every which way and there is an o2 mast 500meters from house . I looked on wolfbane but don't fully understand complexities of siting aerial.we have bungalow,so have possible aerial height of 7meters please it better to site aerial up tree to gain extra height [up to 15meters] or add to our expenses by paying for tv through our bt broadband link ?
current signal reads 51% with indoor aerial
os ref.sw806 508 (SW806508) 

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dawn pascoe's 2 posts GB flag

2:06 PM

dawn pascoe: Basically, you have an indoor aerial, which are generally rubbish.
Your only 16km from the Redruth transmitter, and there is nothing in the way, so I'm not surprised that you got something out of the indoor aerial, but a rooftop one will be much better. Get a professional to advise you (the turbines, etc might make a difference, so follow their advice), and expect to pay about £150.

This site will explain a lot, and give you a guide to the equipement involved A.T.V (Aerials And Television) FM DAB TV Aerial, plus poles and brackets

If your worried about 4G, you'll get a free filter anyway, and since its unlikely you'll need a booster, you'll probably be OK.

BTW - Lots of people think that the BT boxes feed via the net - but they are actually Freeview HD boxes that also go on the net, so they still need a aerial.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB flag
John Giles
7:01 PM

Using freeview, I have constant very poor ITV4 reception (frozen/non-existant video), intermittent freezing/blank screen (BBC 1, 2, 4) and intermittent loss of sound on radio (BBC 4). Any advice or insight as to the cause (it has been going on for the past couple of weeks) would be very welcome. Thanks.

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John Giles's 1 post GB flag
John's: mapJ's Freeview map terrainJ's terrain plot wavesJ's frequency data J's Freeview Detailed Coverage

7:53 PM

Dawn Pascoe
Under no circumstances should a TV aerial be fitted in a tree! The tree moves in the wind but the aerial needs to stay carefully aimed at the transmitter, at Redruth in your case. Finding a location for the aerial that is free from the interruptions of the view to Redruth by trees and wind turbines is the key and your aerial contractor should look for such a position.
4G is not yet available in your area, but when it is you may, only may, get some interference and @800 will supply one free filter to fit in the aerial lead. Redruth transmits on channels: 41, 44, 47, 48, 51 and 52. All are some way under the channels used for 4G. The O2 mast may or may not be used for 4G services, it is not expected until at least 2014 according to O2's coverage checker.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB flag

8:11 PM

John Giles: A terrain check indicates that the signal from Belmont sweeps across towards you at a reasonably low level from about 8 miles or so prior to reaching your location, and should this be a tree lined area? then this can cause problems such as you have reported.

However as with all problems of this nature its always advisable to check with a neighbour or whoever for the purpose of determining if others are also experiencing similar problems to yourself, because if they are then this eliminates your installation as being defective as its being caused by factors out with your control.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 18 September 2013

7:58 AM

dawn pascoe: If when you say "indoor aerial" you are actually referring to an aerial in the same room as the TV then as MikeB has said these type of aerials are very seldom ever satisfactory, however if indeed you are referring to a same room aerial then the signal strength mentioned is an indication that you must be receiving a reasonably good signal and as such the aerial seen in the undermentioned link would be perfect for your situation, this type of aerial being the latest updated version of an excellent aerial known as a Log 40 as its been redesigned to minimise any possible effects from a 4G transmitter that may have been installed in the area.

As far as wind turbines are concerned, if these are already in operation then you can test for yourself if they are causing you any problems, this done by first of all making sure that they are actually turning and then observing the strength, and more importantly the quality of the signal being received for any regular pulsing effects, in the interests of accuracy this test being carried out in both low as well as high winds as this eliminates the possibility that strobing effects might suddenly occur.

ATV`s Choice Of Aerials for digital TV

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag

8:13 AM

dawn pascoe: In addition to that said, as this type of aerial is only around 4' 2" long its lends itself to be easily mounted in virtually any location such as on the roof or the fascia of a building (generally being known as a gutter mount), a flat surface or even in a loft, albeit that in this latter case qualifications apply.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Thursday, 19 September 2013
6:15 PM

hi i like in stoke-on-trent ST6 1SH and my aireal signal went very low when it rained so i changed the wire from aireal and made sure it was properly sealed and now ive got less chanels than i had wen signal was low but other chanela are perfect now does any 1 now y i have lost channels?

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martin's 1 post GB flag
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Sunday, 22 September 2013
9:34 AM

Hi, live at LE12 7GF and have a loft aerial. We seem to have a single frequency problem on multiplex 3+4 (C54). We had no issues until a few months ago. Have tried clearing all settings then retuning and checked aerial pointing to Waltham transmitter. Do we need to change the aerial or is it interference of some kind? Sometimes the signal is not too bad but mostly very poor and very frustrating when you've recorded something then it turns out to be unwatchable. Any advice please?

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Jacqui's 1 post GB flag
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