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Freeview reception at IP4 2BE


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 20 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of IP42BE (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)Sudbury EastPSB1
2BBC TwoSudbury EastPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Sudbury Anglia (East)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Sudbury Anglia (East)PSB2
5Channel 5Sudbury Anglia (East)PSB2
 
6ITV 2Sudbury Anglia (East)PSB2
9BBC FourSudbury EastPSB1
10ITV3Sudbury Anglia (East)PSB2
11Sky ArtsSudbury COM5
12QuestSudbury COM6
 
13E4Sudbury Anglia (East)PSB2
14Film4Sudbury Anglia (East)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Sudbury Anglia (East)PSB2
17ReallySudbury COM5
18More4Sudbury Anglia (East)PSB2
 
19DaveSudbury COM5
20DramaSudbury COM4
215USASudbury COM4
23BBC ThreeSudbury EastPSB1
25WSudbury COM6
 
26ITV4Sudbury Anglia (East)PSB2
27YesterdaySudbury COM6
29ITV2 +1Sudbury COM4
30E4 +1Sudbury Anglia (East)PSB2
31E4 ExtraSudbury COM5
 
325STARSudbury COM4
335ActionSudbury COM4
34GREAT! moviesSudbury COM6
35ITV1 +1Sudbury Anglia (East)PSB2
36pickSudbury COM5
 
39DMAXSudbury COM6
40Quest RedSudbury COM5
41LegendSudbury COM4
42GREAT! movies actionSudbury COM4
43Food NetworkSudbury COM5
 
44HGTVSudbury COM6
46Channel 5 +1Sudbury COM4
47Film4 +1Sudbury COM5
48ChallengeSudbury COM5
494sevenSudbury COM5
 
565SELECTSudbury PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelSudbury COM5
58ITVBe +1Sudbury COM4
59ITV3 +1Sudbury COM4
60Drama +1Sudbury COM5
 
64BlazeSudbury COM4
67CBS RealitySudbury COM4
70Quest +1Sudbury COM5
71Quest Red +1Sudbury COM6
73HobbyMakerSudbury COM6
 
74Dave ja vuSudbury COM4
75Yesterday +1Sudbury COM5
78TCCSudbury COM4
81Blaze +1Sudbury COM4
82Talking Pictures TVSudbury COM6
 
83Together TVSudbury COM5
84PBS AmericaSudbury COM6
88Classic HitsSudbury COM6
89ITV4 +1Sudbury COM4
101BBC One HDSudbury PSB3
 
102BBC Two HDSudbury PSB3
103UTV HDSudbury PSB3
103STV HDSudbury PSB3
103ITV 1 HDSudbury PSB3
104Channel 4 HDSudbury PSB3
 
105Channel 5 HDSudbury PSB3
106BBC Four HDSudbury PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDSudbury PSB3
109BBC Three HDSudbury PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Sudbury PSB3
 
201CBBCSudbury EastPSB1
202CBeebiesSudbury EastPSB1
203CITVSudbury COM4
204CBBC HDSudbury PSB3
205CBeebies HDSudbury PSB3
 
208Pop PlayerSudbury COM4
209Ketchup TVSudbury COM4
210Ketchup TooSudbury COM4
211YAAAS!Sudbury COM4
231BBC NewsSudbury EastPSB1
 
232BBC ParliamentSudbury EastPSB1
233Sky NewsSudbury COM5
235Al Jazeera EngSudbury COM6
250BBC Red ButtonSudbury EastPSB1

 

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Comments
Thursday, 12 December 2013
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lesley
8:42 AM
Nottingham

No signal on analogue channels since yesterday hd channels ok. Area ng17 2da. What is wrong?

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Gail
9:20 AM
London

I haven't been able to get any TV channels for 24 hours. London N6 5HL

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Gary k
9:37 AM
Bishop's Stortford

I live in bishops Stortford CM234PB and the free view maps show that my aerial should point towards sandy, but they actually point to crystal palace. However, I see that there is a booster transmitter in bishops Stortford that is within range, which of the three transmitters should my aerial point towards please and does my existing aerial work for the other two transmitters or do I need different aerials?
Thanks

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Don
11:06 AM

No Freeview since last night in Ely!

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Paul
11:15 AM
Hull

The signal in Hull has been bad these last few days then last night we lost every channel, still same this morning. Almost wasted money on aerial guy, because we get no warning or info about signal problems, Surely something is wrong in Hull with signals
HU5 5DT is my postcode but other people in HU5 area are also affected

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Steve
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11:19 AM

Paul: Very bad inversion effect going on at the moment. Nothing you can do about it.

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Lesley
12:08 PM
London

For 3 days I have lost channels and when i can watch ITV, BBC is out and vice versa..lost Dave and other channels and lots of break up on some channels

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Darryl
4:09 PM

leigh on sea essex no signal received since 7pm last night 11th December can you explain please

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BILL A
4:38 PM
Gravesend

BILL in DA13 (Dartford/Gravesend, Kent).......Have had no signal since 9pm Tuesday evening............why isn't any mention of the TV reception problems mentioned on the newscasts..........we are able to watch TV programmes (some) on my tablet PC via TV catch up and ITV Player, is there any change in sight

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Dave Lindsay
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5:37 PM

Gary k: Your aerial should point to the one you want to point it. There is no compulsion to use any particular transmitter!

The Bishop's Stortford relay transmitter carries only PSB (Public Service Broadcaster) channels, so you might like to use either Crystal Palace or Sandy Heath, if at all possible, so as to receive all channels.

It would appear that you are on the edge of the area served by the Bishop's Stortford transmitter and that you might potentially find the signal degraded at times due to interference from other high-power transmitters which use the same frequencies.

I suggest that the area that the Bishop's Stortford is intended to serve is that low-lying and near the river. This presumably has difficulty in achieving reliable reception from Crystal Palace.

Crystal Palace uses Group A channels exclusively and if your aerial is a Group A one (red tip) then it won't be suitable for Bishop's Stortford relay or Sandy Heath's COMs.

See:

Aerials, TV Aerial and Digital Aerial

Sandy Heath's PSBs are Group A and its COMs are top of Group B/bottom of C/D. Thus, for Sandy Heath an aerial spanning at least Group K is required.

For a list of PSB services and a list of COM services, see:

DTG :: DTT Services by Multiplex

Whilst Sandy Heath is only 24 miles away, line-of-sight is obstructed 13 miles away, due to the high ground around Therfield.

The effectivenes of yagi aerials on lower channels (frequencies) isn't as good on higher channels, so for Crystal Palace either use a log periodic or Group A yagi:

Crystal Palace Transmitter

You appear as if you might have line-of-sight to Crystal Palace (this excluding any obstruction on the ground such as buildings and trees):


Terrain between ( m a.g.l.) and (antenna m a.g.l.) - Optimising UK DTT Freeview and Radio aerial location


The area between the yellow line and the pink one is known as the first Fresnel Zone. Objects within it can adversely affect reception. The ground from you up to Sawbridgeworth and the high ground around Epping Green are all within or near to it. For that reason, even though you have line-of-sight you could potentially have difficulty.

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