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Freeview reception at SO23 7EF


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 7 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of SO237EF (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)Rowridge SouthPSB1
2BBC TwoRowridge SouthPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
5Channel 5Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
 
6ITV 2Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
7That's SolentRowridge LSO
9BBC FourRowridge SouthPSB1
10ITV3Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
11Sky ArtsHannington COM5
 
12QuestHannington COM6
13E4Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
14Film4Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
17ReallyHannington COM5
 
18More4Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
19DaveHannington COM5
20DramaHannington COM4
215USAHannington COM4
23BBC ThreeRowridge SouthPSB1
 
25WHannington COM6
26ITV4Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
27YesterdayHannington COM6
29ITV2 +1Hannington COM4
30E4 +1Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
 
31E4 ExtraHannington COM5
325STARHannington COM4
335ActionHannington COM4
34GREAT! moviesHannington COM6
35ITV1 +1Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
 
36pickHannington COM5
39DMAXHannington COM6
40Quest RedHannington COM5
41LegendHannington COM4
42GREAT! movies actionHannington COM4
 
43Food NetworkHannington COM5
44HGTVHannington COM6
46Channel 5 +1Hannington COM4
47Film4 +1Hannington COM5
48ChallengeHannington COM5
 
494sevenHannington COM5
565SELECTRowridge PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelHannington COM5
58ITVBe +1Hannington COM4
59ITV3 +1Hannington COM4
 
60Drama +1Hannington COM5
64BlazeHannington COM4
67CBS RealityHannington COM4
70Quest +1Hannington COM5
71Quest Red +1Hannington COM6
 
73HobbyMakerHannington COM6
74Dave ja vuHannington COM4
75Yesterday +1Hannington COM5
78TCCHannington COM4
81Blaze +1Hannington COM4
 
82Talking Pictures TVHannington COM6
83Together TVHannington COM5
84PBS AmericaHannington COM6
88Classic HitsHannington COM6
89ITV4 +1Hannington COM4
 
101BBC One HDRowridge PSB3
102BBC Two HDRowridge PSB3
103UTV HDRowridge PSB3
103STV HDRowridge PSB3
103ITV 1 HDRowridge PSB3
 
104Channel 4 HDRowridge PSB3
105Channel 5 HDRowridge PSB3
106BBC Four HDRowridge PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDRowridge PSB3
109BBC Three HDRowridge PSB3
 
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Rowridge PSB3
201CBBCRowridge SouthPSB1
202CBeebiesRowridge SouthPSB1
203CITVHannington COM4
204CBBC HDRowridge PSB3
 
205CBeebies HDRowridge PSB3
208Pop PlayerHannington COM4
209Ketchup TVHannington COM4
210Ketchup TooHannington COM4
211YAAAS!Hannington COM4
 
231BBC NewsRowridge SouthPSB1
232BBC ParliamentRowridge SouthPSB1
233Sky NewsHannington COM5
235Al Jazeera EngHannington COM6
250BBC Red ButtonRowridge SouthPSB1
 

 

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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
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

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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