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Freeview reception at SP3 4EL


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 2 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of SP34EL (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)Mendip WestPSB1
2BBC TwoMendip WestPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Mendip WestPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Mendip WestPSB2
5Channel 5Mendip WestPSB2
 
6ITV 2Mendip WestPSB2
7Made in BristolMendip LBS
9BBC FourMendip WestPSB1
10ITV3Mendip WestPSB2
11Sky MixMendip COM5
 
12QuestMendip COM6
13E4Mendip WestPSB2
14Film4Mendip WestPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Mendip WestPSB2
17ReallyMendip COM5
 
18More4Mendip WestPSB2
19DaveMendip COM5
20DramaMendip COM4
215USAMendip COM4
23BBC ThreeMendip WestPSB1
 
25WMendip COM6
26ITV4Mendip WestPSB2
27YesterdayMendip COM6
28ITVBeMendip WestPSB2
29ITV2 +1Mendip COM4
 
30E4 +1Mendip WestPSB2
31E4 ExtraMendip COM5
325STARMendip COM4
335ActionMendip COM4
34GREAT! moviesMendip COM6
 
35ITV1 +1Mendip WestPSB2
36Sky ArtsMendip COM5
38Channel 5 +1Mendip COM4
39DMAXMendip COM6
40Quest RedMendip COM5
 
41LegendMendip COM4
42GREAT! actionMendip COM4
43Food NetworkMendip COM5
44HGTVMendip COM6
465SELECTShrewton PSB3
 
47Film4 +1Mendip COM5
48ChallengeMendip COM5
494sevenMendip COM5
52GREAT! romanceMendip COM6
56That's TV (UK)Mendip COM6
 
57Dave ja vuMendip COM4
58ITV3 +1Mendip COM4
59ITV4 +1Mendip COM4
60Drama +1Mendip COM5
63GREAT! romance mixMendip COM6
 
64BlazeMendip COM4
65That's TV 2Mendip COM5
67TRUE CRIMEMendip COM4
68TRUE CRIME XTRAMendip COM4
70Quest +1Mendip COM5
 
71That’s 60sMendip COM6
73HobbyMakerMendip COM6
74Yesterday +1Mendip COM5
75That's 90sMendip COM5
78TCCMendip COM4
 
81Blaze +1Mendip COM4
82Talking Pictures TVMendip COM6
83Together TVMendip COM4
84PBS AmericaMendip COM6
91WildEarthMendip COM4
 
93ITVBe +1Mendip COM4
101BBC One HDShrewton PSB3
102BBC Two HDShrewton PSB3
103UTV HDShrewton PSB3
103STV HDShrewton PSB3
 
103ITV 1 HDShrewton PSB3
104Channel 4 HDShrewton PSB3
105Channel 5 HDShrewton PSB3
106BBC Four HDShrewton PSB3
107BBC Three HDShrewton PSB3
 
108BBC Scotland HDShrewton PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Shrewton PSB3
201CBBCMendip WestPSB1
202CBeebiesMendip WestPSB1
204CBBC HDShrewton PSB3
 
205CBeebies HDShrewton PSB3
209Ketchup TVMendip COM4
210Ketchup TooMendip COM4
211YAAAS!Mendip COM4
231BBC NewsMendip WestPSB1
 
232BBC ParliamentMendip WestPSB1
233Sky NewsMendip COM5
235Al Jazeera EngMendip COM6
267Al Jazeera EnglishMendip COM4

 

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Comments
Friday, 8 November 2013
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jb38
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8:51 PM

Anne Clayton: As you do not appear to reside in an isolated location then the obvious question would be, have you as yet checked with any of your neighbours to find out if they are being similarly affected?

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Monday, 11 November 2013
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MARION
3:53 PM
Burton-on-trent

I have an lg television working through Freeview, the sound on the TV sounds quite blurry and the volume although on very high comes over very quietly. is there anything that i can do to enhance this as my partner is very hard of hearing and sits so close to the TV i can hardly see the screen myself. many thanks for any help that can be given. de13 0pn. Marion

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Margaret
8:20 PM

Hi I live in north devon - Have lost all radio channels over the last month and now today I have lost about 16 channels. Advice from freesat was to put box in standby mode for 30 seconds and they would come back - they didn't so retuning was the only other option and I have still got exactly the same - Radio and tv channels are listed but no or bad signal shows on all of them.

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Dan
11:02 PM

Hi everyone,


In Edinburgh here


Freeview box is only scanning 34 channels(21 TV, 13 radio)

Anyone know how I can receive other channels?


Thanks

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Michael
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11:17 PM

Dan: Have you previously had more channels at your location on the aerial you are using?

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jb38
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11:28 PM

Margaret : If you are definitely referring to" Freesat" (satellite) and NOT Freeview via a normal aerial then no or bad signal in most cases is always caused by the dish either being out of alignment or by water having entered the "F" connector on the dishes LNB.

Purely out of curiosity, what is the model number of the box you are using? and are you connected into a communal dish system?

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Tuesday, 12 November 2013
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MikeB
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12:07 AM

Marion: You say ' the sound on the TV sounds quite blurry and the volume although on very high comes over very quietly.'

From this can I assume that the sound is distorted, or is that the picture? As for sound quality, a modern TV tends not to sound great, but its unusual to be that bad. OK - if you listen on BBC1, is the sound alright? And if your watching through another box, say a recorder (or perhaps something on DVD), is the sound much the same, or is it much quieter?

If its the latter two, then its because the sound level on those imputs is often different to the tuner in the TV itself. This can be cured by using whats called 'volume offset', which will be explained in the manual, and means you can turned the volume for those external boxes up/down so they match the TV itself.

Check to make sure your getting a good signal, picture, etc, but if you are and the sound is very quiet, poor, etc, you might have to get something to help with the quality of the sound.

These days, soundbars are pretty much standard, and are basically speakers in a longish box, which you can put in front of the TV, underneath it, on the wall, etc. You can pay about £170 for a decentish one (about 80-120watts), and this will come with a sub-woofer, to create low frequency sounds, to make the whole experience better. A better and more powerful one (around 300watts) is about £279-£399) - Samsung, Sony, Panasonic and LG all make good ones at this level. If you TV is smaller than a 40in, they might look a bit big, but Orbitsound make smaller ones.

Your partner could use a pair of wireless headphones, that work via the headphone socket on the TV (the ones without wires are pretty cheap, and are easier to use - you can get blu tooth ones as well). However, if you plug one into the earphone socket on an LG (or a Samsung), all other sound is cut off, so you cannot hear it (Panasonic and Sony can split the sound, so you can do both).

If you can tell us the TV's model number, and clarify the problem, perhaps we can help further.

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Margaret
2:03 AM

jb38: Hi again - surely if its something to do with the LNB connection I would be having trouble with all the channels but the other 140 odd are all ok. It is a Humax freesat box FOXSAT-HDR and I have my own dish on my house

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jb38
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8:12 AM

Margaret: The great point about satellite equipment is that any problems with reception is always associated with some aspect concerned with the reception side of the equation.

An LNB does not work like an aerial by the fact that with satellite reception the box (Humax in your case) sends control signals to the LNB for the purpose of band changing / polarity switching, and if any defect occurs in this system its reflected by missing programme channels.

Now the equipment you are using is known try swapping the two LNB inputs over, the reason for this test being that LNB1 is the main input used for normal reception and if anything is amiss with the port / cable on the LNB being used for that input then the situation will change by reversing the inputs over.

Should it subsequently be found that the situation has not changed then its either the case that the dish is slightly out of alignment or the actual box has developed a fault, that is provided that whatever radio channels you might be referring to are actually still being broadcast!

By the way, if you are viewing a BBC or ITV channel and you press the " i " button on your remote control what levels are being indicated on the strength bars at the bottom of the screen?


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jb38
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9:14 AM

Margaret : Just a small addition to clarify on that said about band switching.

When you are selecting a programme to view on a satellite receiver every channel you select instructs the LNB to switch to a particular combination of low band or high band operation combined with either a vertical or horizontal polarity, these changes being achieved by the box sending two different voltages plus either a 22Khz tone or not dependant on the channel selected.

If for example water has entered the LNB's "F" connector then this will cause a short circuit to the 22 Khz tone necessary for high band operation, meaning that although the channel may have been selected on the box the LNB will not have responded which results in a "no signal" message.

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