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Freeview reception at HR7 4XB


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 4 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of HR74XB (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

FreeSportsRidge Hill COM6
1BBC One (SD)Ridge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
2BBC TwoRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
3ITV (SD)Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
 
5Channel 5Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
6ITV 2Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
9BBC FourRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
10ITV3Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
11Sky ArtsRidge Hill COM5
 
12QuestRidge Hill COM4
13E4Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
14Film4Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
17ReallyRidge Hill COM5
 
18More4Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
19DaveRidge Hill COM5
20DramaRidge Hill COM4
215USARidge Hill COM4
23BBC ThreeRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
 
25WRidge Hill COM6
26ITV4Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
27YesterdayRidge Hill COM6
29ITV2 +1Ridge Hill COM4
30E4 +1Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
 
31E4 ExtraRidge Hill COM5
325STARRidge Hill COM4
335ActionRidge Hill COM4
34GREAT! moviesRidge Hill COM6
35ITV +1Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
 
36pickRidge Hill COM5
39DMAXRidge Hill COM6
40Quest RedRidge Hill COM5
41LegendRidge Hill COM4
42GREAT! movies actionRidge Hill COM4
 
43Food NetworkRidge Hill COM5
44HGTVRidge Hill COM6
46Channel 5 +1Ridge Hill COM4
47Film4 +1Ridge Hill COM5
48ChallengeRidge Hill COM5
 
494sevenRidge Hill COM5
565SELECTRidge Hill PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelRidge Hill COM5
58ITVBe +1Ridge Hill COM4
59ITV3 +1Ridge Hill COM4
 
60Drama +1Ridge Hill COM5
64BlazeRidge Hill COM4
67CBS RealityRidge Hill COM4
70Quest +1Ridge Hill COM5
71Quest Red +1Ridge Hill COM6
 
73HobbyMakerRidge Hill COM6
74Dave ja vuRidge Hill COM4
75Yesterday +1Ridge Hill COM5
78TCCRidge Hill COM4
81Blaze +1Ridge Hill COM4
 
82Talking Pictures TVRidge Hill COM6
83Together TVRidge Hill COM5
84PBS AmericaRidge Hill COM6
88Classic HitsRidge Hill COM6
89ITV4 +1Ridge Hill COM4
 
101BBC One HDRidge Hill PSB3
102BBC Two HDRidge Hill PSB3
103UTV HDRidge Hill PSB3
103STV HDRidge Hill PSB3
103ITV HDRidge Hill PSB3
 
104Channel 4 HDRidge Hill PSB3
105Channel 5 HDRidge Hill PSB3
106BBC Four HDRidge Hill PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDRidge Hill PSB3
109BBC Three HDRidge Hill PSB3
 
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Ridge Hill PSB3
201CBBCRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
202CBeebiesRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
203CITVRidge Hill COM4
204CBBC HDRidge Hill PSB3
 
205CBeebies HDRidge Hill PSB3
208POP MAXRidge Hill COM4
209Ketchup TVRidge Hill COM4
210Ketchup TooRidge Hill COM4
211YAAAS!Ridge Hill COM4
 
231BBC NewsRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
232BBC ParliamentRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
233Sky NewsRidge Hill COM5
235Aljazeera EnglishRidge Hill COM6
250BBC Red ButtonRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
 

 

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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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