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Freeview reception at ST6 1RR


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 10 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of ST61RR (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)Fenton West MidlandsPSB1
2BBC TwoFenton West MidlandsPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Fenton Central (West)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Fenton Central (West)PSB2
5Channel 5Fenton Central (West)PSB2
 
6ITV 2Fenton Central (West)PSB2
9BBC FourFenton West MidlandsPSB1
10ITV3Fenton Central (West)PSB2
11Sky MixFenton COM5
12QuestFenton COM6
 
13E4Fenton Central (West)PSB2
14Film4Fenton Central (West)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Fenton Central (West)PSB2
17ReallyFenton COM5
18More4Fenton Central (West)PSB2
 
19DaveFenton COM5
20DramaFenton COM4
215USAFenton COM4
23BBC ThreeFenton West MidlandsPSB1
25WFenton COM6
 
26ITV4Fenton Central (West)PSB2
27YesterdayFenton COM6
28ITVBeFenton Central (West)PSB2
29ITV2 +1Fenton COM4
30E4 +1Fenton Central (West)PSB2
 
31E4 ExtraFenton COM5
325STARFenton COM4
335ActionFenton COM4
34GREAT! moviesFenton COM6
35ITV1 +1Fenton Central (West)PSB2
 
36Sky ArtsFenton COM5
38Channel 5 +1Fenton COM4
39DMAXFenton COM6
40Quest RedFenton COM5
41LegendFenton COM4
 
42GREAT! actionFenton COM4
43Food NetworkFenton COM5
44HGTVFenton COM6
465SELECTFenton PSB3
47Film4 +1Fenton COM5
 
48ChallengeFenton COM5
494sevenFenton COM5
52GREAT! romanceFenton COM6
56That's TV (UK)Fenton COM6
57Dave ja vuFenton COM4
 
58ITVBe +1Fenton COM4
59ITV3 +1Fenton COM4
60Drama +1Fenton COM5
61GREAT! movies extraFenton COM6
63GREAT! romance mixFenton COM6
 
64BlazeFenton COM4
65That's TV 2Fenton COM5
67TRUE CRIMEFenton COM4
68TRUE CRIME XTRAFenton COM4
70Quest +1Fenton COM5
 
71That’s 60sFenton COM6
73HobbyMakerFenton COM6
74Yesterday +1Fenton COM5
75That's 90sFenton COM5
78TCCFenton COM4
 
81Blaze +1Fenton COM4
82Talking Pictures TVFenton COM6
83Together TVFenton COM4
84PBS AmericaFenton COM6
89ITV4 +1Fenton COM4
 
91WildEarthFenton COM4
101BBC One HDFenton PSB3
102BBC Two HDFenton PSB3
103UTV HDFenton PSB3
103ITV 1 HDFenton PSB3
 
103STV HDFenton PSB3
104Channel 4 HDFenton PSB3
105Channel 5 HDFenton PSB3
106BBC Four HDFenton PSB3
107BBC Three HDFenton PSB3
 
108BBC Scotland HDFenton PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Fenton PSB3
201CBBCFenton West MidlandsPSB1
202CBeebiesFenton West MidlandsPSB1
204CBBC HDFenton PSB3
 
205CBeebies HDFenton PSB3
209Ketchup TVFenton COM4
210Ketchup TooFenton COM4
211YAAAS!Fenton COM4
231BBC NewsFenton West MidlandsPSB1
 
232BBC ParliamentFenton West MidlandsPSB1
233Sky NewsFenton COM5
235Al Jazeera EngFenton COM6
267Al Jazeera EnglishFenton 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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