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Freeview reception at DA12 4DJ


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 16 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of DA124DJ (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)Crystal Palace LondonPSB1
2BBC TwoCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
3ITV 1 (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 MixCrystal Palace COM5
 
12QuestCrystal Palace COM6
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
23BBC ThreeCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
 
25WCrystal Palace COM6
26ITV4Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
27YesterdayCrystal Palace COM6
28ITVBeCrystal Palace LondonPSB2
29ITV2 +1Crystal Palace COM4
 
30E4 +1Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
31E4 ExtraCrystal Palace COM5
325STARCrystal Palace COM4
335ActionCrystal Palace COM4
34GREAT! moviesCrystal Palace COM6
 
35ITV1 +1Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
36Sky ArtsCrystal Palace COM5
38Channel 5 +1Crystal Palace COM4
39DMAXCrystal Palace COM6
40Quest RedCrystal Palace COM5
 
41LegendCrystal Palace COM4
42GREAT! actionCrystal Palace COM4
43Food NetworkCrystal Palace COM5
44HGTVCrystal Palace COM6
465SELECTCrystal Palace PSB3
 
47Film4 +1Crystal Palace COM5
48ChallengeCrystal Palace COM5
494sevenCrystal Palace COM5
52GREAT! romanceCrystal Palace COM6
56That's TV (UK)Crystal Palace COM6
 
57Dave ja vuCrystal Palace COM4
58ITVBe +1Crystal Palace COM4
59ITV3 +1Crystal Palace COM4
60Drama +1Crystal Palace COM5
61GREAT! movies extraCrystal Palace COM6
 
63GREAT! romance mixCrystal Palace COM6
64BlazeCrystal Palace COM4
65That's TV 2Crystal Palace COM5
67TRUE CRIMECrystal Palace COM4
68TRUE CRIME XTRACrystal Palace COM4
 
70Quest +1Crystal Palace COM5
71That’s 60sCrystal Palace COM6
73HobbyMakerCrystal Palace COM6
74Yesterday +1Crystal Palace COM5
75That's 90sCrystal Palace COM5
 
78TCCCrystal Palace COM4
81Blaze +1Crystal Palace COM4
82Talking Pictures TVCrystal Palace COM6
83Together TVCrystal Palace COM4
84PBS AmericaCrystal Palace COM6
 
89ITV4 +1Crystal Palace COM4
91WildEarthCrystal Palace COM4
101BBC One HDCrystal Palace PSB3
102BBC Two HDCrystal Palace PSB3
103UTV HDCrystal Palace PSB3
 
103STV HDCrystal Palace PSB3
103ITV 1 HDCrystal Palace PSB3
104Channel 4 HDCrystal Palace PSB3
105Channel 5 HDCrystal Palace PSB3
106BBC Four HDCrystal Palace PSB3
 
107BBC Three HDCrystal Palace PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDCrystal Palace PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Crystal Palace PSB3
201CBBCCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
202CBeebiesCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
 
204CBBC HDCrystal Palace PSB3
205CBeebies HDCrystal Palace PSB3
209Ketchup TVCrystal Palace COM4
210Ketchup TooCrystal Palace COM4
211YAAAS!Crystal Palace COM4
 
231BBC NewsCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
232BBC ParliamentCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
233Sky NewsCrystal Palace COM5
235Al Jazeera EngCrystal Palace COM6
267Al Jazeera EnglishCrystal Palace COM4
 

 

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Comments
Thursday, 16 May 2013
Dave Lindsay
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1:58 PM

John Curtis: I suggest that the two most likely reason for getting no signal from the rooftop aerial is because either the lead is not connected all the way through and/or because there is an amplifier connected inline which is not powered on.

The amplifier could be on the mast, in which case it requires a separate power supply that connects inline, often behind the television. Or there could be a distribution amplifier perhaps situated in the loft which feeds signals to more than one room.

Judging by the size of the aerials on the rooves of the houses in your area I think it highly unlikely that the signal lower down and indoors is likely to be sufficient for an indoor aerial!

Whilst you are only 31 miles away, you do not have anywhere near line-of-sight. The difficulty is the higher ground on which Camberley sits, which is in the way.

If your aerial points to Crystal Palace, which is roughly east north east, then see if any of your receivers have manual tuning on. Try manually tuning its broadcast (UHF) channels which are 23, 26, 25, 22 and 28.

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Dave Lindsay
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2:08 PM

Steve Cheshire: No. The Licence Fee does not guarantee availability of reception.

From what I can see, your postcode resolves to a block of flats. This makes me think that this aerial you refer to, which is on the roof, is a communal one. If so some then communal aerial systems require adjustment to take account of the new channels.

If, one month on, no resident has bothered to notify the landlord then it isn't likely to get fixed!

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frank rogers
6:59 PM
Warrington

aerial situated on rear wall above ground floor level as installed by sky engineer.

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Friday, 17 May 2013
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Jeff Sutcliffe
12:58 PM
Frodsham

I have inbuilt Freeview on my LG32LG5700 TV. I am unable to select another mast/receiver option on this model. Since the last digital update my signal has been poor on ITV channels and BBC even poorer to non-existant on other channels. I hasten to add this is the case with any TV tried in the house. The signal being picked up from my home in Cheshire is now broadcasting in Welsh (received from Wales,10plus miles away), and not from Winter Hill. Without the cost of a new TV aerial (which I believe is a digital one), what are my options please?

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Dave Lindsay
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1:18 PM

Jeff Sutcliffe: There is no such thing as a "digital" aerial. An aerial isn't bothered about whether a signal is analogue or digital, but only dependent on frequency of the signal.

The purpose of the automatic tuning scan is to look through all frequencies to 'see' what signals are available. Once completed the receiver must 'decide' which to use as its main ones (the rest being put in the 800s). In this case it has chosen to use the signals from the Moel-y-Parc transmitter in Wales. This in no way indicates that the aerial is not picking up Winter Hill. The poor reception comes about because the signal being received is from a direction other than which the aerial faces.

I downloaded the user manual for your TV here:

LG 32LG5700 Support: Find Manuals & Warranty Info | LG UK

Page 45 of the booklet (page 47 of the PDF) says that you have manual tuning at your disposal.

Run the automatic tuning through without the aerial plugged in. Then manually scan UHF channels 50, 59, 58, 49 and 55, these being the five standard definition channels of Winter Hill.

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Jeff Sutcliffe
1:30 PM
Frodsham

Many thanks Dave, read one of your posts and done that now already, the BBC still squeaks on an off-it never used to! I have a bigger problem resorting and organising my Median TV channels as manually tuned to your suggested channels but BBC is still also programmed to receive Welsh as channels 001/002 with BBC North in 800's. Not sure why for my postcode in Cheshire the strongest transmitter is suggested by this website as Moel-y-parc? I hope I am not expected to do a manual retune for an update every time.

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Dave Lindsay
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2:31 PM

Jeff Sutcliffe: Signals spread out according to the terrain; they aren't delivered by a postal service!

You probably have clear line-of-sight to Moel-y-Parc, or are not far off, but you certainly don't to Winter Hill. See this terrain plot to Winter Hill:


Terrain between ( m a.g.l.) and (antenna m a.g.l.) - Optimising UK DTT Freeview and Radio aerial location


The higher ground on which Halton and the surrounding area sits is in the way. You are very low down and the motorway and trees appear to be in the signal path.

The signal strength screens should allow you to identify which transmitter you are receiving from:

Moel-y-Parc 45, 39, 51, 52, 48.

These numbers relate to BBC One, ITV, ITV3, Pick TV, Film4, respectively (as do those given in my previous posting for Winter Hill).

Thus, if the BBC One you are watching is tuned to C45 then it is being received from Moel-y-Parc. Any poor reception is likely because the aerial is pointing the wrong way for the signal being received.

For those sets without manual tuning you may be able to avoid picking up Moel-y-Parc by having the aerial lead unplugged during its part of the scan; say the first 50%.

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2:59 PM

Jeff Sutcliffe: If you have a Sky box or another device which puts out an analogue signal onto the aerial system then ensure that it isn't on or near the new Winter Hill channels 49 and 50.

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Jeff Sutcliffe
7:06 PM
Frodsham

Thanks for the advice Dave I will take a look or boost my already boosted aerial I guess. I have no Sky or similar. I'm sorry I thought the transmitter signal strengths had been adjusted recently, I thought it may have been a transmitter issue.

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Dave Lindsay
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7:43 PM

Jeff Sutcliffe: Once you have each set tuned to Winter Hill (having verified the channel numbers shown on the signal strength screens) then don't be tempted to retune. Your sets will give the best picture and retuning won't improve it.

With digital there is strength and quality. Quality is effectively the digits that make up the picture being intact. Strength is the level of the signal.

Amplification makes a signal bigger but cannot improve its quality. See:

Television Aerial Boosters / Amplifiers, Splitters, Diplexers & Triplexers

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