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By providing a full postcode (such as W1A 1AA), national grid reference (for example SE123456) or latitude, longitude pair (like 54, -0.5) this page will provide a map, terrain plot and detailed information of the location showing the UK and RoI television transmitters that it is possible you receive Freeview, Freeview HD, Youview, BT TV and Saorview from.
 

(Don't know your postcode? Find it at Post Office Postcode finder).

UK Free TV uniquely shows you transmitter coverage maps, aerial to transmitter terrain plots, the closest 10 mobile phone masts (for possible 4G-at-800 interference) as well as tabulated information (sorted by direction, by received signal strength, by frequency, by service names or by transmitter name).

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These predictions are based upon a rooftop aerial and depend on the suitability of the aerial, the distance to the transmitters, the power of their signals, the postcode area, and local terrain.

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Saturday, 14 December 2013
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Andrew Brown
1:46 PM
Worcester

Hello I live in rented accommodation of a housing association. In 2007 the landlord fitted a communal aerial for the first time to the 2 storey building in which I live. However, it was not needed. The aerial in my loft produced a very good freeview picture and still does. No testing was arranged of tenants own personal aerials. The aerial selected is almost 20 feet tall and fitted on the side of the building. and amounts to half the height of the structure, extremely unsightly and excessive and lots of complex cables going into a large box.

Is it the 'normal' thing for people to get a good picture from their loft aerial like I do and is it necessary to fit a aerial which is the equivelant of ground to gutter level (about 20 feet) just to get a freeview picture from a transmitter 7 miles away ? There seems to have been a pre digital switchover hysteria about aerials



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Gary
1:57 PM
Manchester

Came across your site today and found it very helpful. Your Freeview postcode checker recommended new RF channels to use to resolve 800Mhz/4G picture interference on my kitchen TV connected via the SKY RF out feed. Brilliant .... problem solved. Thanks, Gary


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MikeP
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9:11 PM

Gary:
Often landlords decide to fit communal aerial systems to prevent a plethora of roof-mounted aerials becoming unsightly. But the systems have their drawbacks, especially as most of them have filters to only allow 'wanted' channels through but when new services are started they need adjustment. So I think you are wise to have had your own loft-mounted aerial as it cannot be 'unsightly' form outside the building, unlike the communal system you describe. The actual location and height of the aerial rather depends on the relative locations of the transmitter aerial and the receiving site, higher is not always better in my long experience. The transmitting and receiving aerials can be at very different heights (I used to live in Nottinghamshire just a few mile from the Waltham transmitter, that was over 200 feet higher than my house but reception was perfect as my aerial pointed directly at the Waltham aerial array).

There was, and still is, a lot of hysteria and hype about digital television, ongoing since before the switch over started in 2008. Many firms tried to 'make a killing' by saying you needed a 'digital aerial' when almost everyone who already had a UHF TV aerial that was giving good reception could continue to use that until OfCom started moving things around. The 'old' analogue services were carefully planned to make best use of the UHF Bands 4 and 5 spectrum with nil, or at worst, interference. However, since they started moving channels around there has been a significant increase in reception problems, some due to increased interference between adjacent signals and some from shared frequencies (adjacent or co-channel interference can disrupt digital more than analogue). Plus some people have found their existing aerial that worked fine until this year's retunes is no longer giving the results they expect so they have to have the aerial changed for one of a different grouping, just because Ofcom wanted the signals moved to other frequencies. That is likely to happen again around 2018 as there is an idea to add further mobile coverage possibly using existing UHF TV frequencies, so more retuning!
So, I would suggest keeping your own 'hidden' aerial as long as it is giving good reception.

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Monday, 16 December 2013
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Dan
7:38 AM
Yeovil

Although it was fine on my last TV, just got a 55 inch Bravia and some channels are rubbish signal and cut off alot wheras some don't!

Any ideas?

In Yeovil. Laburnum way.

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Threeputts
11:20 AM
Cambridge

Since the addition of new HD channels, the strength of signal has gone down on CH 21 which includes BBC 1 HD. Any reason for this? BBC 4 HD which is broadcaster on another channel has a much stronger signal. The picture on stations broadcasting on CH 21 have started to break up. Any ideas?
Thanks.

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Dave Lindsay
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1:29 PM

Dan: Confirm that they are all tuned to Mendip and not Stockland Hill. View the signal strength screen on the following services and check which UHF channel it is tuned to:

PSB1 - BBC One - C49
PSB2 - ITV - C54
PSB3 - BBC One HD - C58
COM4 - ITV3 - C48
COM5 - Pick - C56
COM6 - 4Music - C52

Stockland's channels are 26, 23, 29(HD), 25, 22, 28.

If it turns out that one or more channels are tuned to Stockland Hill then run the automatic tuning scan with the aerial unplugged for the first 30% so it doesn't pick them up.

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Wednesday, 18 December 2013
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Brian French
5:25 PM
Stoke-on-trent

I live just outside Sandbach and receive freeview from Winter Hill but channel 3 itv is Granada news but channel 103 hd is showing central news, two different receptions on the same tv auto tune.
How do I get the freeview 103 to receive Granada news.
Regards

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Dave Lindsay
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5:38 PM

Brian French: It depends whether it's tuned to Winter Hill for HD services. There are only a handful of ITV HD regions so ones that don't have a HD variant get that of another region. I'm not familiar with which Winter Hill carries.

If it is found to be tuned to Winter Hill then you have what's broadcast. If it's tuned to another transmitter then it needs tuning to Winter Hill instead.

Look at the signal strength screen on ITV HD. It should say UHF channel 54.

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Dave Lindsay
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6:16 PM

Brian French: I am in Yorkshire region and get my TV from Emley Moor. I have just checked ITV HD and it is Granada. Therefore it would appear that there is a ITV Granada HD stream and it would seem sensible to assume that Granada's transmitters carried it.

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Thursday, 19 December 2013
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Bob Turner
3:55 PM

Not receiving any HD chanels since retuning
Bush DVB680 FREEVIEW HD BOX. Sutton Coldfield transmitter Anyone know why. ?

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