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Freeview reception at ME17 3RD


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 ME173RD (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)Dover South EastPSB1
2BBC TwoDover South EastPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Dover Meridian (East)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Dover Meridian (East)PSB2
5Channel 5Dover Meridian (East)PSB2
 
6ITV 2Dover Meridian (East)PSB2
9BBC FourDover South EastPSB1
10ITV3Dover Meridian (East)PSB2
11Sky ArtsDover COM5
12QuestDover COM6
 
13E4Dover Meridian (East)PSB2
14Film4Dover Meridian (East)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Dover Meridian (East)PSB2
17ReallyDover COM5
18More4Dover Meridian (East)PSB2
 
19DaveDover COM5
20DramaDover COM4
215USADover COM4
23BBC ThreeDover South EastPSB1
25WDover COM6
 
26ITV4Dover Meridian (East)PSB2
27YesterdayDover COM6
29ITV2 +1Dover COM4
30E4 +1Dover Meridian (East)PSB2
31E4 ExtraDover COM5
 
325STARDover COM4
335ActionDover COM4
34GREAT! moviesDover COM6
35ITV1 +1Dover Meridian (East)PSB2
36pickDover COM5
 
39DMAXDover COM6
40Quest RedDover COM5
41LegendDover COM4
42GREAT! movies actionDover COM4
43Food NetworkDover COM5
 
44HGTVDover COM6
46Channel 5 +1Dover COM4
47Film4 +1Dover COM5
48ChallengeDover COM5
494sevenDover COM5
 
565SELECTDover PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelDover COM5
58ITVBe +1Dover COM4
59ITV3 +1Dover COM4
60Drama +1Dover COM5
 
64BlazeDover COM4
67CBS RealityDover COM4
70Quest +1Dover COM5
71Quest Red +1Dover COM6
73HobbyMakerDover COM6
 
74Dave ja vuDover COM4
75Yesterday +1Dover COM5
78TCCDover COM4
81Blaze +1Dover COM4
82Talking Pictures TVDover COM6
 
83Together TVDover COM5
84PBS AmericaDover COM6
88Classic HitsDover COM6
89ITV4 +1Dover COM4
101BBC One HDDover PSB3
 
102BBC Two HDDover PSB3
103UTV HDDover PSB3
103STV HDDover PSB3
103ITV 1 HDDover PSB3
104Channel 4 HDDover PSB3
 
105Channel 5 HDDover PSB3
106BBC Four HDDover PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDDover PSB3
109BBC Three HDDover PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Dover PSB3
 
201CBBCDover South EastPSB1
202CBeebiesDover South EastPSB1
203CITVDover COM4
204CBBC HDDover PSB3
205CBeebies HDDover PSB3
 
208Pop PlayerDover COM4
209Ketchup TVDover COM4
210Ketchup TooDover COM4
211YAAAS!Dover COM4
231BBC NewsDover South EastPSB1
 
232BBC ParliamentDover South EastPSB1
233Sky NewsDover COM5
235Al Jazeera EngDover COM6
250BBC Red ButtonDover South EastPSB1

 

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Comments
Tuesday, 10 December 2013
Dave Lindsay
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4:55 PM

Bharat: It probably won't cause a problem but I suspect it isn't giving any benefit and so is surplus to requirements.

It had crossed my mind that you could use the Commtel (2 Way "Blister") amplifier in the loft, at least temporarily until a replacement for the other is found - if it is found to be at fault. However, if the connectors aren't the usual type found on TVs then it won't be suitable.


As far as the tuning goes, you need to get the TV tuned again. Manual tuning, if it is available on your set, will allow you to input the UHF channel (frequency) and should give an indication of strength/quality, this usually before you press the button to scan.

For the Midhurst transmitter, which is that you are using, BBC is on UHF channel 55 (746MHz) and ITV/C4 is on C56 (754MHz). The other standard definition channels are 54, 59 and 50 (738MHz, 778MHz and 706MHz respectively). If it's a HD set then C58 also needs tuning (which is 770MHz). This might be a quicker route to sitting and waiting for it to run the automatic tuning everytime do something different in an effort to restore service.

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Dave Lindsay
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5:07 PM

Bharat: If you're using the 2-Way amplifier to split the signal and send it 2 ways then maybe it serves a purpose.

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Wednesday, 11 December 2013
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John Plumtree
10:48 AM
Southport

I have just received a YOUVIEW box from TalkTalk. All is well on reception of all channels except for receiving BBC News HD and BBC4 HD and CBBC HD. on Youview channels 106 107 and 74. I see these channels are on Freeview channels 31 and 35. I have tries retunes etc but to no avail. Will I need a new wideband aerial? Can you please help

My postcode is PR9 7QZ and receive tv from Winter Hill.

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Russ Dring
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10:54 AM
Spalding

John Plumtree: Where are you, a postcode would help, do you know which transmitter you use?

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Russ Dring
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11:01 AM
Spalding

Russ Dring: Sorry I just noticed you have given a location! If you have a group c/d aerial on Winter Hill, then a wideband aerial is strictly speaking necessary as the new Com 7 and 8 are in group a frequencies 30-38.

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dani242
11:05 AM
Bordon

Bad or no reception in surrey/hants area.

2-3 days ago the already bad reception in our area(GU35 8) got steadily worse and broke down completley last night on virtually all frequenies. Now it is ALL frequencies!

Is there eng. Work going on around here?

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Dave Lindsay
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2:21 PM

John Plumtree: Unfortunately, evidently so. This is because your aerial is probably a Group C/D one which means it is most sensitive to frequencies in the top third of the ban, which is where Winter Hill's has been up to now.

The new quasi-national HD multiplex has been fitted in on a previously unused portion of frequencies which are well below those of C/D, hence a wideband aerial might prove necessary.

BBC News HD (and BBC Four HD for that matter) should, on the signal strength screen, be shown as being tuned to UHF channel 31 (554MHz), this being the broadcast from Winter Hill.

An amplifier (booster) might help. If you have one fitted and it is variable it might be worth increasing it a bit to see if reception of the new HD mux improves.

If you do get a wideband aerial it should be a log periodic, without question, rather than a yagi.

Aerials, TV Aerial and Digital Aerial

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samantha
4:54 PM
Halifax

im still having trouble with the picture and sound on tv

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Dave Lindsay
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5:05 PM

samantha: There are engineering works at Emley Moor and several people have commented on changes in reception over the last hour or so.

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malcolm james
5:39 PM
East Grinstead

I can not get freeview channels 1-9 however often I try to retune. done what your site suggested but to no avail. what is the problem

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