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Freeview reception at ST18 0RB


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 1 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of ST180RB (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

FreeSportsSutton Coldfield COM6
1BBC One (SD)Sutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
2BBC TwoSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
3ITV (SD)Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
 
5Channel 5Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
6ITV 2Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
7Big Centre TVSutton Coldfield LB
9BBC FourSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
10ITV3Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
 
11Sky ArtsSutton Coldfield COM5
12QuestSutton Coldfield COM4
13E4Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
14Film4Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
 
17ReallySutton Coldfield COM5
18More4Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
19DaveSutton Coldfield COM5
20DramaSutton Coldfield COM4
215USASutton Coldfield COM4
 
23BBC ThreeSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
25WSutton Coldfield COM6
26ITV4Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
27YesterdaySutton Coldfield COM6
29ITV2 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
 
30E4 +1Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
31E4 ExtraSutton Coldfield COM5
325STARSutton Coldfield COM4
335ActionSutton Coldfield COM4
34GREAT! moviesSutton Coldfield COM6
 
35ITV +1Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
36pickSutton Coldfield COM5
39DMAXSutton Coldfield COM6
40Quest RedSutton Coldfield COM5
41LegendSutton Coldfield COM4
 
42GREAT! movies actionSutton Coldfield COM4
43Food NetworkSutton Coldfield COM5
44HGTVSutton Coldfield COM6
46Channel 5 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
47Film4 +1Sutton Coldfield COM5
 
48ChallengeSutton Coldfield COM5
494sevenSutton Coldfield COM5
565SELECTSutton Coldfield PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelSutton Coldfield COM5
58ITVBe +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
 
59ITV3 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
60Drama +1Sutton Coldfield COM5
64BlazeSutton Coldfield COM4
67CBS RealitySutton Coldfield COM4
70Quest +1Sutton Coldfield COM5
 
71Quest Red +1Sutton Coldfield COM6
73HobbyMakerSutton Coldfield COM6
74Dave ja vuSutton Coldfield COM4
75Yesterday +1Sutton Coldfield COM5
78TCCSutton Coldfield COM4
 
81Blaze +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
82Talking Pictures TVSutton Coldfield COM6
83Together TVSutton Coldfield COM5
84PBS AmericaSutton Coldfield COM6
89ITV4 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
 
91Classic HitsSutton Coldfield COM6
101BBC One HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
102BBC Two HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
103STV HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
103ITV HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
 
103UTV HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
104Channel 4 HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
105Channel 5 HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
106BBC Four HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
 
109BBC Three HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
201CBBCSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
202CBeebiesSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
203CITVSutton Coldfield COM4
204CBBC HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
 
205CBeebies HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
208Pop PlayerSutton Coldfield COM4
211Ketchup TVSutton Coldfield COM4
212YAAAS!Sutton Coldfield COM4
231BBC NewsSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
 
232BBC ParliamentSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
233Sky NewsSutton Coldfield COM5
235Aljazeera EnglishSutton Coldfield COM6
250BBC Red ButtonSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1

 

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Comments
Monday, 9 December 2013
Dave Lindsay
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1:17 PM

Bharat: The thing that springs to mind when someone has lost all channels is that an amplifer (booster) is being used and that it has failed. The power light being illuminated is not an indication that it is functioning normally.

I can think of two reasons which at800 has stated that you aren't affected by 4G base stations operating at 800MHz:

1. There aren't any in your area.

2. You are far enough away from them that they aren't likely to pose a problem.


According to O2 Coverage Checker O2 | O2 | Network Coverage | Coverage Checker you aren't in a 4G area for its network. I would think that with 4G being the latest thing that the networks would be quick to update their coverage checkers when coverage is extended.

"3" also says you have no 4G coverage Coverage - Support - Three

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Bharat
1:31 PM
Horsham

Dave Lindsay:
I do use an ampliefier to boost the signal.
As long as this amplifier is connected and working I get all channels.
It does have an indication light but as you say not whether the amplifier is working.
Is there another way of checking whether this amplifier I have is actually working and not just having power thus the red light?
Thanks

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Dave Lindsay
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1:54 PM

Bharat: Bypass it and see if you get any picture.

There are two types of amplifier:

1. Ones where the mains electricity goes directly into the amplifier.

2. Ones - often referred to as "mast head" amplifiers - which have a separate power supply.

In the case of type number 2, the power supply could be mistaken for an amplifier itself. The power supply connects to the aerial lead and feeds a low voltage up the aerial lead to the amplifier which is usually on the roof (or in the loft).

If you have type number 2 then you would need to bypass the amplifier. Removing the power supply alone would leave you with the amplifier still connected and an amplifier with no power going into it will give little or nothing out.

If you are using an amplifier in order to split the feed to different rooms then connect the incoming aerial feed to one of the feeds out to a room. Then go to that room and see if you have a picture. In order to do this you could potentially require an adaptor, depending on the gender of the connectors.

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Bharat
2:21 PM
Horsham

Dave Lindsay:
Thanks for the information.
I believe I have a MAST head amplifier (but could be wrong) as it has a plug that I connect to the mains, one input and two outputs with a red light indicator.

I basically, take the connection from the wall as an input to the amplifier and take the output into the TV.

This has been working for the last year until now.

Many Thanks

When you mean bypass

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Dave Lindsay
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2:40 PM

Bharat: The make an model number of the device should allow me to work out what it is.

I will explain what I mean by "bypass" with knowledge of the model.

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Bharat
4:02 PM
Horsham

2-way aerial amplifier designed to boost the signal received by the aerial for distribution to TV or radio sets. White plastic case with keyhole mounting holes. 1 in, 2 out. Indoor use only.


Colour:
Type: 2-WAY High Gain Antenna Amplifier

230 ac@50HZ
Blister
75 Ohm

470-860M

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Dave Lindsay
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4:17 PM

Bharat: I gather it's this model here:

Commtel White 2 Way High Gain Antenna Amplifier (1 in 2 out). Blister

That is not a masthead amplifier; it is type 1 as described previously.

By bypassing it I'm talking about removing it. So rather than having the aerial cable come from the aerial socket, into the amplifier and then out into the TV, run the aerial lead from the aerial socket to the TV (or box, e.g. recorder if you have one).

If you installed the amplifier so as to receive digital television before switchover then it probably isn't needed now because the signals are much stronger.

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Bharat
5:07 PM
Horsham

That is the one I have.

I have tried to use it without the amplifier and still receive no channels (bypass).




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Andy L
5:45 PM
Exeter

Will the Stockland Hill transmitter serving Exeter and East Devon ever be allocated Full HD broadcasts, or we only able to receive CBBC HD and BBC Three HD. If so I think the BBC is going to irritate a lot of people when they shout about watching BBC Four HD, BBC News HD etc.

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Dave Lindsay
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6:37 PM

Bharat: If you've tried another television or a set-top box in place of the TV that is registering no signal then this rather suggests as though it's something between your aerial and your wall socket. Do the obvious visual checks where you can.

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