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Freeview reception at NE3 3PQ


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 8 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of NE33PQ (page shows closest 10)

What do the map symbols mean?

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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)Pontop Pike North East and CumbriaPSB1
2BBC TwoPontop Pike North East and CumbriaPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
5Channel 5Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
 
6ITV 2Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
9BBC FourPontop Pike North East and CumbriaPSB1
10ITV3Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
11Sky ArtsFenham COM5
12QuestPontop Pike COM6
 
13E4Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
14Film4Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
17ReallyFenham COM5
18More4Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
 
19DaveFenham COM5
20DramaPontop Pike COM4
215USAPontop Pike COM4
23BBC ThreePontop Pike North East and CumbriaPSB1
25WPontop Pike COM6
 
26ITV4Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
27YesterdayPontop Pike COM6
29ITV2 +1Pontop Pike COM4
30E4 +1Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
31E4 ExtraFenham COM5
 
325STARPontop Pike COM4
335ActionPontop Pike COM4
34GREAT! moviesPontop Pike COM6
35ITV1 +1Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
36pickFenham COM5
 
39DMAXPontop Pike COM6
40Quest RedFenham COM5
41LegendPontop Pike COM4
42GREAT! movies actionPontop Pike COM4
43Food NetworkFenham COM5
 
44HGTVPontop Pike COM6
46Channel 5 +1Pontop Pike COM4
47Film4 +1Fenham COM5
48ChallengeFenham COM5
494sevenFenham COM5
 
565SELECTPontop Pike PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelFenham COM5
58ITVBe +1Pontop Pike COM4
59ITV3 +1Pontop Pike COM4
60Drama +1Fenham COM5
 
64BlazePontop Pike COM4
67CBS RealityPontop Pike COM4
70Quest +1Fenham COM5
71Quest Red +1Pontop Pike COM6
73HobbyMakerPontop Pike COM6
 
74Dave ja vuPontop Pike COM4
75Yesterday +1Fenham COM5
78TCCPontop Pike COM4
81Blaze +1Pontop Pike COM4
82Talking Pictures TVPontop Pike COM6
 
83Together TVFenham COM5
84PBS AmericaPontop Pike COM6
88Classic HitsPontop Pike COM6
89ITV4 +1Pontop Pike COM4
101BBC One HDPontop Pike PSB3
 
102BBC Two HDPontop Pike PSB3
103UTV HDPontop Pike PSB3
103STV HDPontop Pike PSB3
103ITV 1 HDPontop Pike PSB3
104Channel 4 HDPontop Pike PSB3
 
105Channel 5 HDPontop Pike PSB3
106BBC Four HDPontop Pike PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDPontop Pike PSB3
109BBC Three HDPontop Pike PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Pontop Pike PSB3
 
201CBBCPontop Pike North East and CumbriaPSB1
202CBeebiesPontop Pike North East and CumbriaPSB1
203CITVPontop Pike COM4
204CBBC HDPontop Pike PSB3
205CBeebies HDPontop Pike PSB3
 
208Pop PlayerPontop Pike COM4
209Ketchup TVPontop Pike COM4
210Ketchup TooPontop Pike COM4
211YAAAS!Pontop Pike COM4
231BBC NewsPontop Pike North East and CumbriaPSB1
 
232BBC ParliamentPontop Pike North East and CumbriaPSB1
233Sky NewsFenham COM5
235Al Jazeera EngPontop Pike COM6
250BBC Red ButtonPontop Pike North East and CumbriaPSB1

 

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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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