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Freeview reception at OX3 0LS


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 6 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of OX30LS (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

FreeSportsOxford COM6
1BBC One (SD)Oxford South (Oxford)PSB1
2BBC TwoOxford South (Oxford)PSB1
3ITV (SD)Oxford MeridianPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Oxford MeridianPSB2
 
5Channel 5Oxford MeridianPSB2
6ITV 2Oxford MeridianPSB2
7Thats OxfordOxford LOX
9BBC FourOxford South (Oxford)PSB1
10ITV3Oxford MeridianPSB2
 
11Sky ArtsHannington COM5
12QuestOxford COM4
13E4Oxford MeridianPSB2
14Film4Oxford MeridianPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Oxford MeridianPSB2
 
17ReallyHannington COM5
18More4Oxford MeridianPSB2
19DaveHannington COM5
20DramaOxford COM4
215USAOxford COM4
 
23BBC ThreeOxford South (Oxford)PSB1
25WOxford COM6
26ITV4Oxford MeridianPSB2
27YesterdayOxford COM6
29ITV2 +1Oxford COM4
 
30E4 +1Oxford MeridianPSB2
31E4 ExtraHannington COM5
325STAROxford COM4
335ActionOxford COM4
34GREAT! moviesOxford COM6
 
35ITV +1Oxford MeridianPSB2
36pickHannington COM5
39DMAXOxford COM6
40Quest RedHannington COM5
41LegendOxford COM4
 
42GREAT! movies actionOxford COM4
43Food NetworkHannington COM5
44HGTVOxford COM6
46Channel 5 +1Oxford COM4
47Film4 +1Hannington COM5
 
48ChallengeHannington COM5
494sevenHannington COM5
565SELECTOxford PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelHannington COM5
58ITVBe +1Oxford COM4
 
59ITV3 +1Oxford COM4
60Drama +1Hannington COM5
64BlazeOxford COM4
67CBS RealityOxford COM4
70Quest +1Hannington COM5
 
71Quest Red +1Oxford COM6
73HobbyMakerOxford COM6
74Dave ja vuOxford COM4
75Yesterday +1Hannington COM5
78TCCOxford COM4
 
81Blaze +1Oxford COM4
82Talking Pictures TVOxford COM6
83Together TVHannington COM5
84PBS AmericaOxford COM6
89ITV4 +1Oxford COM4
 
91Classic HitsOxford COM6
101BBC One HDOxford PSB3
102BBC Two HDOxford PSB3
103STV HDOxford PSB3
103ITV HDOxford PSB3
 
103UTV HDOxford PSB3
104Channel 4 HDOxford PSB3
105Channel 5 HDOxford PSB3
106BBC Four HDOxford PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDOxford PSB3
 
109BBC Three HDOxford PSB3
201CBBCOxford South (Oxford)PSB1
202CBeebiesOxford South (Oxford)PSB1
203CITVOxford COM4
204CBBC HDOxford PSB3
 
205CBeebies HDOxford PSB3
208Pop PlayerOxford COM4
211Ketchup TVOxford COM4
212YAAAS!Oxford COM4
231BBC NewsOxford South (Oxford)PSB1
 
232BBC ParliamentOxford South (Oxford)PSB1
233Sky NewsHannington COM5
235Aljazeera EnglishOxford COM6
250BBC Red ButtonOxford South (Oxford)PSB1

 

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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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