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Freeview reception at PL14 3SY


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 3 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of PL143SY (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)Caradon Hill South WestPSB1
2BBC TwoCaradon Hill South WestPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Caradon Hill West CountryPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Caradon Hill West CountryPSB2
5Channel 5Caradon Hill West CountryPSB2
 
6ITV 2Caradon Hill West CountryPSB2
9BBC FourCaradon Hill South WestPSB1
10ITV3Caradon Hill West CountryPSB2
11Sky MixCaradon Hill COM5
12QuestCaradon Hill COM6
 
13E4Caradon Hill West CountryPSB2
14Film4Caradon Hill West CountryPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Caradon Hill West CountryPSB2
17ReallyCaradon Hill COM5
18More4Caradon Hill West CountryPSB2
 
19DaveCaradon Hill COM5
20DramaCaradon Hill COM4
215USACaradon Hill COM4
23BBC ThreeCaradon Hill South WestPSB1
25WCaradon Hill COM6
 
26ITV4Caradon Hill West CountryPSB2
27YesterdayCaradon Hill COM6
28ITVBeCaradon Hill West CountryPSB2
29ITV2 +1Caradon Hill COM4
30E4 +1Caradon Hill West CountryPSB2
 
31E4 ExtraCaradon Hill COM5
325STARCaradon Hill COM4
335ActionCaradon Hill COM4
34GREAT! moviesCaradon Hill COM6
35ITV1 +1Caradon Hill West CountryPSB2
 
36Sky ArtsCaradon Hill COM5
38Channel 5 +1Caradon Hill COM4
39DMAXCaradon Hill COM6
40Quest RedCaradon Hill COM5
41LegendCaradon Hill COM4
 
42GREAT! actionCaradon Hill COM4
43Food NetworkCaradon Hill COM5
44HGTVCaradon Hill COM6
465SELECTCaradon Hill PSB3
47Film4 +1Caradon Hill COM5
 
48ChallengeCaradon Hill COM5
494sevenCaradon Hill COM5
52GREAT! romanceCaradon Hill COM6
56That's TV (UK)Caradon Hill COM6
57Dave ja vuCaradon Hill COM4
 
58ITVBe +1Caradon Hill COM4
59ITV3 +1Caradon Hill COM4
60Drama +1Caradon Hill COM5
61GREAT! movies extraCaradon Hill COM6
63GREAT! romance mixCaradon Hill COM6
 
64BlazeCaradon Hill COM4
65That's TV 2Caradon Hill COM5
67TRUE CRIMECaradon Hill COM4
68TRUE CRIME XTRACaradon Hill COM4
70Quest +1Caradon Hill COM5
 
71That’s 60sCaradon Hill COM6
73HobbyMakerCaradon Hill COM6
74Yesterday +1Caradon Hill COM5
75That's 90sCaradon Hill COM5
78TCCCaradon Hill COM4
 
81Blaze +1Caradon Hill COM4
82Talking Pictures TVCaradon Hill COM6
83Together TVCaradon Hill COM4
84PBS AmericaCaradon Hill COM6
89ITV4 +1Caradon Hill COM4
 
91WildEarthCaradon Hill COM4
101BBC One HDCaradon Hill PSB3
102BBC Two HDCaradon Hill PSB3
103UTV HDCaradon Hill PSB3
103ITV 1 HDCaradon Hill PSB3
 
103STV HDCaradon Hill PSB3
104Channel 4 HDCaradon Hill PSB3
105Channel 5 HDCaradon Hill PSB3
106BBC Four HDCaradon Hill PSB3
107BBC Three HDCaradon Hill PSB3
 
108BBC Scotland HDCaradon Hill PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Caradon Hill PSB3
201CBBCCaradon Hill South WestPSB1
202CBeebiesCaradon Hill South WestPSB1
204CBBC HDCaradon Hill PSB3
 
205CBeebies HDCaradon Hill PSB3
209Ketchup TVCaradon Hill COM4
210Ketchup TooCaradon Hill COM4
211YAAAS!Caradon Hill COM4
231BBC NewsCaradon Hill South WestPSB1
 
232BBC ParliamentCaradon Hill South WestPSB1
233Sky NewsCaradon Hill COM5
235Al Jazeera EngCaradon Hill COM6
267Al Jazeera EnglishCaradon Hill 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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