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Freeview reception at CM3 3HQ


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 2 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of CM33HQ (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 5G-at-700MHz services that may interfere with Freeview reception. For actual mobile device reception prediction (at 800-960MHz and 1710-2170MHz) see these phone operator's mapping sites: Three O2 EE VM

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
8LONDON LIVECrystal Palace LW
9BBC FourSudbury EastPSB1
10ITV3Sudbury Anglia (East)PSB2
11Sky MixSudbury 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
28ITVBeSudbury Anglia (East)PSB2
29ITV2 +1Sudbury COM4
 
30E4 +1Sudbury Anglia (East)PSB2
31E4 ExtraSudbury COM5
325STARSudbury COM4
335ActionSudbury COM4
34GREAT! moviesSudbury COM6
 
35ITV1 +1Sudbury Anglia (East)PSB2
36Sky ArtsSudbury COM5
38Channel 5 +1Sudbury COM4
39DMAXSudbury COM6
40Quest RedSudbury COM5
 
41LegendSudbury COM4
42GREAT! actionSudbury COM4
43Food NetworkSudbury COM5
44HGTVSudbury COM6
465SELECTSudbury PSB3
 
47Film4 +1Sudbury COM5
48ChallengeSudbury COM5
494sevenSudbury COM5
52GREAT! romanceSudbury COM6
56That's TV (UK)Sudbury COM6
 
57Dave ja vuSudbury COM4
58ITVBe +1Sudbury COM4
59ITV3 +1Sudbury COM4
60Drama +1Sudbury COM5
61GREAT! movies extraSudbury COM6
 
63GREAT! romance mixSudbury COM6
64BlazeSudbury COM4
65That's TV 2Sudbury COM5
67TRUE CRIMESudbury COM4
68TRUE CRIME XTRASudbury COM4
 
70Quest +1Sudbury COM5
71That’s 60sSudbury COM6
73HobbyMakerSudbury COM6
74Yesterday +1Sudbury COM5
75That's 90sSudbury COM5
 
78TCCSudbury COM4
81Blaze +1Sudbury COM4
82Talking Pictures TVSudbury COM6
83Together TVSudbury COM4
84PBS AmericaSudbury COM6
 
89ITV4 +1Sudbury COM4
91WildEarthSudbury 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
 
107BBC Three HDSudbury PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDSudbury PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Sudbury PSB3
201CBBCSudbury EastPSB1
202CBeebiesSudbury EastPSB1
 
204CBBC HDSudbury PSB3
205CBeebies HDSudbury PSB3
209Ketchup TVSudbury COM4
210Ketchup TooSudbury COM4
211YAAAS!Sudbury COM4
 
231BBC NewsSudbury EastPSB1
232BBC ParliamentSudbury EastPSB1
233Sky NewsSudbury COM5
235Al Jazeera EngSudbury COM6
267Al Jazeera EnglishSudbury COM4
 

 

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Comments
Friday, 27 December 2013
Dave Lindsay
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10:58 PM

Tom: In which case it would appear to be a fault with the aerial system and should be reported to the party responsible.

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Saturday, 28 December 2013
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Steve Mak
8:19 AM
Leicester

I've just set up a high-gain 48-element aerial in my loft. Should I point it towards the regional tv mast (Nottingham) 30-40 miles away or a freeview light mast about 1 mile away (near Leicester Tigers Rugby)

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jb38
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9:23 AM

Steve Mak: Waltham (H polarisation @ 19miles / 49 degrees) is indicated as providing the best signal and with the terrain indicator showing a clear line-of-sight between the transmitter and your location, this of course excluding any man made structures or vegetation such as trees.

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Steve Mak
9:34 AM
Leicester

Steve Mak: thanks - what is the point of the freeview light mast then?

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KMJ,Derby
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11:44 AM

Steve Mak: At your location using the Freeview light mast is pointless as both Waltham and Sutton Coldfield offer stronger signals and the full Freeview service. It is intended to serve a small corner of South Leicester that (possibly) is screened by tall buildings or suffers from reflections to the signals arriving from the main transmitters. It is likely that there are relatively few viewers who actually use that transmitter.

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DSB
4:32 PM
Cambridge

I can't receive channels on frequency 21 from sandy heath. CB1 9YE.

I have received it in the past from the same aerial (loft which I lack access to), but because I normally use cable TV, I can't pin down what has changed when.

All other channels have excellent reception - BBC/ITV/C4 in particular have 100% signal and quality.

Interestingly when I manually scan on 21, it picks up strength (around 90-100%), but quality is always 0 and no channels are found.

I bought a variable attenuator in case the signal is too strong, it it does reduce signal strength (including manual scan on 21), but what ever I set it at it never finds channels.

My parents less than half a mile away get the HD channels no problem. I even tried the same HD box to exclude equipment.

Before I hire an aerial expert to install an external wideband, any ideas?

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Steve Mak
9:17 PM
Leicester

Steve Mak: that's great. Many thanks. Aerial is pointing in general direction of roof top aerials on neighbouring properties and has picked up good enough signal.

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Sunday, 29 December 2013
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Bill Wardhaugh
8:29 AM
Swindon

Greetings (2013-12-29) we are looking for some advice please. Our Free-view picture 'collapses' after a while. It is fine when switched on, then eventually makes a horrible sparking sound, and the picture goes into scrambled little blocks. We then switch off. What causes this? It does it every day when we switch on the TV. We are at SN3 5BG and our TV aerial is roof mounted with signal from Oxford. We are on a shared aerial, and the other residents don't seem to have this problem. Your comments would be appreciated. Regards, Bill


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MikeP
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11:38 AM

Bill Wardhaugh:
That you are on a communal aerial and others have no problems strongly suggests the problem is with your TV. To check this, try seeking the help of a neighbour who has no such problem and connect your TV set to their aerial socket (hence you need to seek their assistance to let you take your TV into their apartment). If the TV behaves the same, it is faulty and needs attention from a qualified service engineer, or replace it with a suitable new TV set.

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john powell
11:58 AM
Ipswich

we are at IP1 5JY ,
what compass reading is best for us
kind regards
john powell

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