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Freeview reception at AL2 3YT


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 AL23YT (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

1BBC One (SD)Crystal Palace LondonPSB1
2BBC TwoCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
5Channel 5Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
 
6ITV 2Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
8LONDON LIVECrystal Palace LW
9BBC FourCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
10ITV3Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
11Sky ArtsCrystal Palace COM5
 
12QuestCrystal Palace COM6
13E4Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
14Film4Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
17ReallyCrystal Palace COM5
 
18More4Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
19DaveCrystal Palace COM5
20DramaCrystal Palace COM4
215USACrystal Palace COM4
23BBC ThreeCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
 
25WCrystal Palace COM6
26ITV4Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
27YesterdayCrystal Palace COM6
29ITV2 +1Crystal Palace COM4
30E4 +1Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
 
31E4 ExtraCrystal Palace COM5
325STARCrystal Palace COM4
335ActionCrystal Palace COM4
34GREAT! moviesCrystal Palace COM6
35ITV1 +1Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
 
36pickCrystal Palace COM5
39DMAXCrystal Palace COM6
40Quest RedCrystal Palace COM5
41LegendCrystal Palace COM4
42GREAT! movies actionCrystal Palace COM4
 
43Food NetworkCrystal Palace COM5
44HGTVCrystal Palace COM6
46Channel 5 +1Crystal Palace COM4
47Film4 +1Crystal Palace COM5
48ChallengeCrystal Palace COM5
 
494sevenCrystal Palace COM5
565SELECTCrystal Palace PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelCrystal Palace COM5
58ITVBe +1Crystal Palace COM4
59ITV3 +1Crystal Palace COM4
 
60Drama +1Crystal Palace COM5
64BlazeCrystal Palace COM4
67CBS RealityCrystal Palace COM4
70Quest +1Crystal Palace COM5
71Quest Red +1Crystal Palace COM6
 
73HobbyMakerCrystal Palace COM6
74Dave ja vuCrystal Palace COM4
75Yesterday +1Crystal Palace COM5
78TCCCrystal Palace COM4
81Blaze +1Crystal Palace COM4
 
82Talking Pictures TVCrystal Palace COM6
83Together TVCrystal Palace COM5
84PBS AmericaCrystal Palace COM6
88Classic HitsCrystal Palace COM6
89ITV4 +1Crystal Palace COM4
 
101BBC One HDCrystal Palace PSB3
102BBC Two HDCrystal Palace PSB3
103UTV HDCrystal Palace PSB3
103STV HDCrystal Palace PSB3
103ITV 1 HDCrystal Palace PSB3
 
104Channel 4 HDCrystal Palace PSB3
105Channel 5 HDCrystal Palace PSB3
106BBC Four HDCrystal Palace PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDCrystal Palace PSB3
109BBC Three HDCrystal Palace PSB3
 
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Crystal Palace PSB3
201CBBCCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
202CBeebiesCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
203CITVCrystal Palace COM4
204CBBC HDCrystal Palace PSB3
 
205CBeebies HDCrystal Palace PSB3
208POP MAXCrystal Palace COM4
209Ketchup TVCrystal Palace COM4
210Ketchup TooCrystal Palace COM4
211YAAAS!Crystal Palace COM4
 
231BBC NewsCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
232BBC ParliamentCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
233Sky NewsCrystal Palace COM5
235Al Jazeera EngCrystal Palace COM6
250BBC Red ButtonCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
 

 

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Comments
Monday, 9 December 2013
Dave Lindsay
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6:40 PM

Andy L: No. Unfortunately Stockland Hill isn't getting the new HD multiplexes, so the HD streams of BBC Four, CBeebies, BBC News and Al Jazeera won't be available.

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david s
9:44 PM
Lochgelly

does anyone else have problems with the Craigkelly transmitter?
Sometimes I have no freeview signal at all and other times it is very strong....it is so annoying as it seems to happen when something good is on TV

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jb38
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10:41 PM

david s: No engineering work is being carried out at the Craigkelly transmitter and no faults have been reported, therefore in order to eliminate the possibility of the problem being caused by something connected with your own installation such as a faulty coax to aerial connection, you should try and make an enquiry with a neighbour to find out if they are also experiencing similar problems to yourself.

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Tuesday, 10 December 2013
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Bharat
9:23 AM
Horsham

Dave Lindsay,
I have tried to do a full scan and it picked up over 68 Digital channels but when I went through the list after the scan, they appeared either blank (black) or very pixelated and most of them were all around the 800 channels with nothing being shown.

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MikeB
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10:19 AM

Bharat: If you look on the Terrain plot and tradeview from your postcode, your only about 27km from Midhurst, with a clear line of sight - so you should have a really decent signal without any need for the booster at all.

If you getting 68 channels of rubbish, then the first thing to do is to do what David suggested - check all your connections, to make sure there isn't a loose connection, etc somewhere, because your signal strength should be much higher. As David said, see if you can check with another tuner as well, to make sure the TV isn't duff.

The second question is - are you tuned to Midhurst? Midhurst is on channel 55, on a bearing of 28 degress. If you are trying to pick up anything else, its all very ropey. I notice that Rowbridge/Hannington in not far off the same bearing for Midhurst, but is on Channel 24/45. If your TV is picking up Rowbridge, etc first, then no wonder your not getting anything.

It could be more than one factor thats causing your problem, so check everything and find out what transmitter your actually using.

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Dave Lindsay
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12:53 PM

Bharat: I suggest that you try another television or a set-top box in the room where your issue is. This would serve to either rule out possibility that it is the TV at fault (or else suggest that the TV is at fault). Swap the lead from the wall socket to the TV to discount that as a possibility.

If you've done that then you have to ask yourself what else can you check?

For example, if the aerial is on the roof and the cable runs down the wall and through the wall, on the other side of which is the aerial socket then there's probably not a lot more you can do.

I looked at your road on Streetview and couldn't see many TV aerials (I spotted one), although there are one or two satellite dishes. If yours is in the loft can you access it and check that the wires are connected?

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Bharat
1:11 PM
Horsham

my aerial is in my loft, I will check this to see if all the wires are okay and the aerial has not moved. I did a brief check before all this was happening and nothing had changed.

I don't think it is the TV as my sky box functions okay and everything else (all other functions/features) work but I will check it with another TV set.

I was planning on calling out an aerial engineer from NORSAT in Horsham to see if they could resolve the problem - do you have any experience of this company or staff from NORSAT???

Thanks

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Bharat
1:32 PM
Horsham

Dave Lindsey,

I have just checked the amplifier and it is a mast head one...

the one I have is as follows: taken from their website (Fringe Electronics Ltd)

Fringes P1285 and P1285-2 are an industry
benchmark as to what a masthead power supply
should be.
Available with either F or coaxial sockets. Both
power supplies are short circuit protected and built
to extremely high standards using premium German
transformers.
P1285-2 features internal inductive splitter for twin
outlets.

It has one input and two outputs with a standard TV connection, I think it might be a f type coaxial, but I could be wrong.

Could this be what has failed.

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Dave Lindsay
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4:23 PM

Bharat: The P1285 is a power supply only:

Power Supplies

It is used in conjunction with a mast-head amplifier, such as these:

Masthead Amplifiers

They are so-called because they are designed to be fitted outside on the mast. Because you can't have mains electricity outside, they require a separate power supply which feeds a safe low voltage up the aerial lead.

In your case the mast-head amplifier is, I assume, in the loft adjacent to the aerial. If the power supply is also in the loft then they are in close proximity, which is fine.

There are a number of possible reasons why you don't have a signal:
- fault with the power supply
- fault with the mast-head amplifier
- poor connection or wiring

I would certainly do away with using an amplifier behind the TV set. The one fitted in the loft should provide sufficient signal that it doesn't need amplifying further.

An f-connector is one which is threaded and therefore requires screwing together to ensure it doesn't come apart. The power supply in question is available with f-connectors or standard coax TV connectors that just push together (as on the back of a television). See:

Satellite, Television, FM, DAB, Aerial, Coaxial Cable, Plugs, Sockets, Connectors & Leads

What you're looking to do is disconnect the amplifier from the aerial - look for the box somewhere on the lead from the aerial to the power supply. Then connect the wire from the aerial to the wire going to the room where your TV is. The only thing is that I imagine that the gender of the connectors may be the same and so they won't go together.

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Bharat
4:35 PM
Horsham

Thanks Dave for the information.

I will locate the aerial in the loft and trail the wire to see where the amp/power is and see if I can reconnect both wires together and then retune the channels.

If I continue using the main power amp behind the Tv, will this cause a problem or should I just remove it as its not required.

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