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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.

Sunday, 27 October 2013
Dave Lindsay

9:50 PM

Rosemary: I second jb38's reply!

By paying £10.50 per month would, in effect, be renting the ability to record prrogrammes. Set at the side of what jb38 has highlighted, there would seem to be no contest.

To look at it another way, if you are paying over £30 per month now, the Freesat receiver will be roughly the same as four months' payments to Sky. And after that there are no other charges.

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Monday, 28 October 2013
Paul B
11:22 PM

Good evening. I am coming to the end of my fairly good electronics knowledge. We have 3x TV's 1x HD box and 1x HDD PVR and after a lot of weak signal/poor picture quality (breaking up) since Friday 25th Oct 2013 (before the bad weather), all the appliances have stopped receiving (from Stockhill southwest) ch25, ch26 & ch28 from Sunday. The TVs are all picking up signal strength (5-6 out of 10) but not even 1% of signal quality (the HD Box shows 60% quality and 0% strength!), whereas, ch22 & ch23 are picking up 8-10 out of 10 on strength and 45% - 90% on quality. Unfortunately none of my neighbours point/use this transmitter. I have a standard 4 way booster (amp) with variable gain (5-20dB) in the loft which has been set on 20dB over the past 3 years and has been working very well upto now. I have tried turning it down towards 5dB but it losses all signals at around 12dB. I have even purchased and fitted an at800 filter (moving it around TV to TV) to no avail. What am I missing? Has the relay transmitter nearby been turned up, pushing my signal away? PS. Ariel is mounted on chimney bracket.

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Tuesday, 29 October 2013

10:59 AM

Paul B: It sounds like you might have more than one problem, but they might be getting tangled up in each other, so the best thing to do is break everything down first.

Stockhill looks fine for you in both terrain and distance, and seems to be working fine. The Pennsylvania relay is really close, and not hugely off Stockhill's bearing, but you should be fine for the main transmitter (and if your getting more than just the basic channels, your not tuned into the relay).

Your signal strength/quality is all over the place, and although too much signal seems to be my default dignosis to everything, the numbers you've posted dont make much sense from that point of view.

You've got an aerial on the chimney, which then comes down to a 4 way booster in the loft, which then splits the signal off to various rooms. I'd start with the feed from the aerial, above the splitter. If you have a portable TV, then plug it in there, and see what the signal is like - if its 90-100% quality and strength is about 80%, then you know thats fine. If its jumping all over the place, and the signal strength is 100%, then you know its a bit too powerful. If its rubbish, then you know something is up with the aerial or its connection. If you cant do that, then next step is:

Ok, assuming the aerial is OK (or you cannot do a test), test the splitter, by testing each output via a portable, or just take the splitter out of the circuit - connect the aerial to each split cable in turn, getting someone to note down the strength/quality, etc on each TV, box. This way you can see if the splitter is causing a problem, and isolate any problems with cabling.

Your TV's might have different tuners, and react in different ways (make sure they are all on the same transmitter), but if you break it donw to each component, and test each bit at a time, then hopefully you'll find out what it is.

BTW - if its is 4G, then the filter should be as close as possible to the aerial, so put it between the aerial and any splitter. The likelihood is that 4G has nothing to do with the problems you've got at all.

Let us know what happens.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB flag
11:24 AM

Hello thank you for your email. If you read my email you will know your reply was not really the reply I was hoping for, but I have been thinking if there is advantage re Freeview. I am an older person and not very technical in fact I am at a lost. Can you advise me re cost, what programmes, can I record, does it take on American TV.

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Margaret's 2 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 30 October 2013
11:46 AM

Last night I lost all many of my channels - BBC channels are fine but no ITV, channel 5 etc and no HD channels. This has happened on both freeview boxes and I have just retuned one of them but it has omitted all the channels I had lost yesterday. There doesn't seem to be a problem with the ariel so I am wondering if there is a transmission problem. My postcode is ST10 2LY.

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Janet's 1 post GB flag
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Thursday, 31 October 2013
12:39 AM

After the storm a few nights ago I lost about half my freeview channels from the Sudbury transmitter. The aerial used to point north, now it points ENE and I manually retuned the tv to use the crystal palace transmitter for Ch 22 and 25 and get a fairly good reception from these multiplexes, although this transmitter is west of me. Obviously the aerial needs to be sorted, but in the mean time I have fairly good reception.
Just saying if anyone is in a similar position with their aerial that could be a work around

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Peter's 6 posts GB flag
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1:33 PM

I live in Derby but I don't get East Midlands News, instead I get Midland News. I presume it's because my aerial is pointing towards the Sutton Coldfield transmitter? Any idea how I can get East Midlands News back?

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Louis's 2 posts GB flag
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Dave Lindsay

2:00 PM

Louis: If your aerial faces Sutton Coldfield then you have what is being broadcast from that transmitter. To receive East Midlands would mean using the aerial to pick up a signal from a direction other than that which it faces which could mean poor reception.

Looking at Streetview, most of the aerials I can see are due east, so are pointing to Waltham which is the East Midlands transmitter. If you're on Sutton Coldfield then could this be because there is an obstruction preventing good reception of Waltham? Some of the houses are three storeys and there are trees along the A38 which could perhaps be a cause of difficulty.

Anyway, if you wish to have a shot at it then if your TV has manual tuning, use it. If it doesn't then it gets more tricky - I will make suggestions if that is the case.

Wipe what's stored, probably by running the scan through with the aerial unplugged. Then tune in the six (five if it isn't HD) channels:

PSB1 - BBC One | W=C49 | SC=C43
PSB2 - ITV | W=C54 | SC=C46
PSB3 - BBC One HD | W=C58 | SC=C40
COM4 - ITV3 | W=C29 | SC=C42
COM5 - Pick TV | W=C56 | SC=C45
COM6 - 4Music | W=C57 | SC=C39

W=Waltham; SC=Sutton Coldfield

So, for example, for PSB1, which carries BBC standard definition TV and radio, manually tune to C49. I have given the Sutton Coldfield channels as well. I suggest that you use the three Sutton Coldfield COM channels (rather than those of Waltham) and if your set is HD its PSB3 as well.

In short, manually tune 49, 54, 42, 45 and 39. Also 40 if it's a HD set.

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Dave Lindsay

2:11 PM

Louis: One further thought: If it turns out that reception from Waltham is poor, but you would like to persevere in order to view local news, then you might wish to tune in Sutton Coldfield on all the standard logical channel numbers (i.e. BBC One West Midlands on number 1, ITV Central West on 3 etc).

To achieve this, having wiped what's stored, manually tune Sutton Coldfield's channels, 43, 46, 42, 45, 39 and 40 for HD.

Then manually add 49 and 54. These services will be put in your 800s. Depending on the design of the set you may be able to swap them round so that BBC One East Midlands is on 800 and ITV Central East is on 801. You should be able to identify which you are watching by viewing the signal strength screen - it usually gives the UHF channel number (e.g. 49 for BBC One East Midlands from Waltham). Some pieces of equipment don't give channel numbers, but give only frequencies in MHz instead, so you might need to convert.

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