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Freeview reception at PL4 7AP


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 14 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of PL47AP (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)Plympton South WestPSB1
2BBC TwoPlympton South WestPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Plympton West CountryPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Plympton West CountryPSB2
5Channel 5Plympton West CountryPSB2
 
6ITV 2Plympton West CountryPSB2
9BBC FourPlympton South WestPSB1
10ITV3Plympton West CountryPSB2
11Sky MixPlympton COM5
12QuestPlympton COM6
 
13E4Plympton West CountryPSB2
14Film4Plympton West CountryPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Plympton West CountryPSB2
17ReallyPlympton COM5
18More4Plympton West CountryPSB2
 
19DavePlympton COM5
20DramaPlympton COM4
215USAPlympton COM4
23BBC ThreePlympton South WestPSB1
25WPlympton COM6
 
26ITV4Plympton West CountryPSB2
27YesterdayPlympton COM6
28ITVBePlympton West CountryPSB2
29ITV2 +1Plympton COM4
30E4 +1Plympton West CountryPSB2
 
31E4 ExtraPlympton COM5
325STARPlympton COM4
335ActionPlympton COM4
34GREAT! moviesPlympton COM6
35ITV1 +1Plympton West CountryPSB2
 
36Sky ArtsPlympton COM5
38Channel 5 +1Plympton COM4
39DMAXPlympton COM6
40Quest RedPlympton COM5
41LegendPlympton COM4
 
42GREAT! actionPlympton COM4
43Food NetworkPlympton COM5
44HGTVPlympton COM6
465SELECTPlympton PSB3
47Film4 +1Plympton COM5
 
48ChallengePlympton COM5
494sevenPlympton COM5
52GREAT! romancePlympton COM6
56That's TV (UK)Plympton COM6
57Dave ja vuPlympton COM4
 
58ITV3 +1Plympton COM4
59ITV4 +1Plympton COM4
60Drama +1Plympton COM5
63GREAT! romance mixPlympton COM6
64BlazePlympton COM4
 
65That's TV 2Plympton COM5
67TRUE CRIMEPlympton COM4
68TRUE CRIME XTRAPlympton COM4
70Quest +1Plympton COM5
71That’s 60sPlympton COM6
 
73HobbyMakerPlympton COM6
74Yesterday +1Plympton COM5
75That's 90sPlympton COM5
78TCCPlympton COM4
81Blaze +1Plympton COM4
 
82Talking Pictures TVPlympton COM6
83Together TVPlympton COM4
84PBS AmericaPlympton COM6
91WildEarthPlympton COM4
93ITVBe +1Plympton COM4
 
101BBC One HDPlympton PSB3
102BBC Two HDPlympton PSB3
103STV HDPlympton PSB3
103UTV HDPlympton PSB3
103ITV 1 HDPlympton PSB3
 
104Channel 4 HDPlympton PSB3
105Channel 5 HDPlympton PSB3
106BBC Four HDPlympton PSB3
107BBC Three HDPlympton PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDPlympton PSB3
 
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Plympton PSB3
201CBBCPlympton South WestPSB1
202CBeebiesPlympton South WestPSB1
204CBBC HDPlympton PSB3
205CBeebies HDPlympton PSB3
 
209Ketchup TVPlympton COM4
210Ketchup TooPlympton COM4
211YAAAS!Plympton COM4
231BBC NewsPlympton South WestPSB1
232BBC ParliamentPlympton South WestPSB1
 
233Sky NewsPlympton COM5
235Al Jazeera EngPlympton COM6
267Al Jazeera EnglishPlympton 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
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

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
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

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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