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Freeview reception at G20 9ES


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 19 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of G209ES (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 4G-at-700MHz services that may interfere with Freeview reception at some point from 2020 when the 5G 700MHz services start.

For actual mobile phone reception prediction (at 800-960MHz and 1710-2170MHz) see these phone operator's mapping sites: Three O2 T-Mobile EE Virgin

Predicted Freeview channel list

FreeSportsBlack Hill COM6
1BBC One (SD)Black Hill ScotlandPSB1
2BBC TwoBlack Hill ScotlandPSB1
3STV (SD)Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
 
5Channel 5Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
6ITV 2Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
7BBC AlbaBlack Hill ScotlandPSB1
8STV GlasgowBlack Hill LG
10ITV3Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
 
11Sky ArtsBlack Hill COM5
12QuestBlack Hill COM4
13E4Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
14Film4Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
 
17ReallyBlack Hill COM5
18More4Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
19DaveBlack Hill COM5
20DramaBlack Hill COM4
215USABlack Hill COM4
 
23BBC ThreeBlack Hill ScotlandPSB1
24BBC Four (Scotland SD)Black Hill ScotlandPSB1
25WBlack Hill COM6
26ITV4Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
27YesterdayBlack Hill COM6
 
29ITV2 +1Black Hill COM4
30E4 +1Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
31E4 ExtraBlack Hill COM5
325STARBlack Hill COM4
335ActionBlack Hill COM4
 
34GREAT! moviesBlack Hill COM6
35ITV +1Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
35STV+1Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
36pickBlack Hill COM5
39DMAXBlack Hill COM6
 
40Quest RedBlack Hill COM5
41LegendBlack Hill COM4
42GREAT! movies actionBlack Hill COM4
43Food NetworkBlack Hill COM5
44HGTVBlack Hill COM6
 
46Channel 5 +1Black Hill COM4
47Film4 +1Black Hill COM5
48ChallengeBlack Hill COM5
494sevenBlack Hill COM5
565SELECTBlack Hill PSB3
 
57Smithsonian ChannelBlack Hill COM5
58ITVBe +1Black Hill COM4
59ITV3 +1Black Hill COM4
60Drama +1Black Hill COM5
64BlazeBlack Hill COM4
 
67CBS RealityBlack Hill COM4
70Quest +1Black Hill COM5
71Quest Red +1Black Hill COM6
73HobbyMakerBlack Hill COM6
74Dave ja vuBlack Hill COM4
 
75Yesterday +1Black Hill COM5
78TCCBlack Hill COM4
81Blaze +1Black Hill COM4
82Talking Pictures TVBlack Hill COM6
83Together TVBlack Hill COM5
 
84PBS AmericaBlack Hill COM6
88Classic HitsBlack Hill COM6
89ITV4 +1Black Hill COM4
101BBC One HDBlack Hill PSB3
102BBC Two HDBlack Hill PSB3
 
103UTV HDBlack Hill PSB3
103ITV HDBlack Hill PSB3
103STV HDBlack Hill PSB3
104Channel 4 HDBlack Hill PSB3
105Channel 5 HDBlack Hill PSB3
 
106BBC Four HDBlack Hill PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDBlack Hill PSB3
109BBC Three HDBlack Hill PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Black Hill PSB3
201CBBCBlack Hill ScotlandPSB1
 
202CBeebiesBlack Hill ScotlandPSB1
203CITVBlack Hill COM4
204CBBC HDBlack Hill PSB3
205CBeebies HDBlack Hill PSB3
208POP MAXBlack Hill COM4
 
209Ketchup TVBlack Hill COM4
210Ketchup TooBlack Hill COM4
211YAAAS!Black Hill COM4
231BBC NewsBlack Hill ScotlandPSB1
232BBC ParliamentBlack Hill ScotlandPSB1
 
233Sky NewsBlack Hill COM5
235Aljazeera EnglishBlack Hill COM6
250BBC Red ButtonBlack Hill ScotlandPSB1

 

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Comments
Thursday, 5 December 2013
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Pat Collis
6:34 AM
Bridgnorth

This has happened a number of times now, more than I can recall. Early morning, 6am'ish, the TV shows "No Signal" for all channels, signal strength 10, quality 01. The transmitter is a Freeview Light one, in Bridgnorth. Have found it only to occur in the mornings. Is it down to 4G testing??

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jamie stevens
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8:57 AM
Havant

Pat Collis:

If the signal being received is marginal and not very good there will be times that you have perfect reception and times that you have issues.

It is common for marginal signal to be worst in the night and in mornings, working perfectly well during the day and early evening.

You may need to get your system tested to make sure its performing correctly.

regards

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Friday, 6 December 2013
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nerijus
1:17 PM
Peterborough

i have Samsung UE37D500 37 inch LED Backlit TV i put new digital aerial on the roof setup to waltham i cant get any channels at all.

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Dave Lindsay
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1:47 PM

nerijus: I would think it pretty much impossible to put an aerial on the roof in your area and get nothing from Waltham, providing it's pointing in the right direction and is set horizontally.

If there is an amplifier (booster) connected to the aerial lead then if it's not powered it may well give nothing out.

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John McCann
4:19 PM
Tonbridge

I have enjoyed terrific HD reception for about 9 months, despite being in a relatively bad reception area. Then all HD channels started to break up about 5-6 weeks ago. I retuned yesterday and now the HD channels are not even there! I disconnected my PVR and retuned the Television Freeview receiver with the same result. Nothing else has changed. I am on the Heathfield Transmitter and live TN12 9AY. Tunbridge Wells transmitter is much nearer but an aerial man said it was just a relay from Heathfield so would not improve things. Any ideas please?

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Dave Lindsay
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5:01 PM

John McCann: I comment on here as a technical bod rather than an aerial installer and for that reason I'm not qualified to say whether the installer was right or wrong.

However, I have made the following observations:

We have exchanged messages on here before and I have previously said that you do not have line-of-sight to Heathfield, whereas you would appear to have so to Tunbridge Wells:

Tunbridge Wells (Kent, England) Full Freeview transmitter | ukfree.tv - 11 years of independent, free digital TV advice

(Unfortunately the terrain-checker I used then has since died.)

The terrain plotter on ukfree.tv suggests that the signal path is low to the ground in some spots, which are wooded or have trees nearby. So it's not surprising therefore that you might have difficulty.

Since switchover Heathfield and Tunbridge Wells have operated as a Single Frequency Network (SFN). This means that they broadcast on the same channels (frequencies), something which the digital system allows for. Therefore, the signals complement one another. The only thing is that Heathfield uses horizontal polarity and Tunbridge Wells uses vertical polarity, thus the complement is not as good as it might be because the aerial is opposite polarity for one of them.

The transmission power of Tunbridge Wells transmitter is slightly greater in real terms than that of the former four-channel analogue.

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Dave Lindsay
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5:30 PM

John McCann: It might be worth enquiring with your neighbour to see if he/she has started to have difficulty with the HD multiplex, that is if they have a HD receiver.

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Dave Lindsay
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6:54 PM

John McCann: The transmitter at Heathfield is 31km away and radiates at a power (ERP) of 20kW. Tunbridge Wells is 15km away and its ERP is 4kW.

"If" you had line-of-sight to both transmitters, the strength of the signals at your location would be about the same - Tunbridge Wells being a tiny fraction less than Heathfield.

So it seems that Tunbridge Wells should not be ruled out, unless there is some obstruction that rules it out.

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John McCann
9:58 PM
Tonbridge

Thanks Dave L. Not sure how to respond? So many points. Next door was perfect until a few days ago and now is very slightly pixelated in HD. The Aerials are identical and put up on the same chimney on the same day by the same guy. Both houses have Humax PVR and good HD televisions. What confuses me is that the aerials are only about 600m apart - so why the difference in reception???

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John McCann
9:59 PM
Tonbridge

Next reply Dave - How can I tell about line of sight? As Heathfield is nearly behind T. W. I assume the L. O. S. is identical?


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