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Freeview reception at BL2 1ER


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 22 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of BL21ER (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

Country Music Entertainment Winter Hill GIM
Spotlight TVWinter Hill GIM
Clubland TVWinter Hill GIM
Classic Hits MCRWinter Hill GIM
Now 90sWinter Hill GIM
 
1BBC One (SD)Winter Hill North WestPSB1
2BBC TwoWinter Hill North WestPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
5Channel 5Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
 
6ITV 2Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
9BBC FourWinter Hill North WestPSB1
10ITV3Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
11Sky MixWinter Hill COM5
13E4Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
 
14Film4Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
17ReallyWinter Hill COM5
18More4Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
19DaveWinter Hill COM5
 
20DramaWinter Hill COM4
215USAWinter Hill COM4
23BBC ThreeWinter Hill North WestPSB1
26ITV4Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
28ITVBeWinter Hill GranadaPSB2
 
29ITV2 +1Winter Hill COM4
30E4 +1Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
31E4 ExtraWinter Hill COM5
325STARWinter Hill COM4
335ActionWinter Hill COM4
 
35ITV1 +1Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
36Sky ArtsWinter Hill COM5
38Channel 5 +1Winter Hill COM4
40Quest RedWinter Hill COM5
41LegendWinter Hill COM4
 
42GREAT! actionWinter Hill COM4
43Food NetworkWinter Hill COM5
465SELECTWinter Hill PSB3
47Film4 +1Winter Hill COM5
48ChallengeWinter Hill COM5
 
494sevenWinter Hill COM5
57Dave ja vuWinter Hill COM4
58ITVBe +1Winter Hill COM4
59ITV3 +1Winter Hill COM4
60Drama +1Winter Hill COM5
 
64BlazeWinter Hill COM4
65That's TV 2Winter Hill COM5
67TRUE CRIMEWinter Hill COM4
68TRUE CRIME XTRAWinter Hill COM4
70Quest +1Winter Hill COM5
 
74Yesterday +1Winter Hill COM5
75That's 90sWinter Hill COM5
76That's TV 2 MCRWinter Hill GIM
77That's 60s MCRWinter Hill GIM
78TCCWinter Hill COM4
 
80That's 80sWinter Hill GIM
81Blaze +1Winter Hill COM4
83Together TVWinter Hill COM4
86That's 90s MCRWinter Hill GIM
88TV Warehouse+1Winter Hill GIM
 
89ITV4 +1Winter Hill COM4
91WildEarthWinter Hill COM4
101BBC One HDWinter Hill PSB3
102BBC Two HDWinter Hill PSB3
103UTV HDWinter Hill PSB3
 
103STV HDWinter Hill PSB3
103ITV 1 HDWinter Hill PSB3
104Channel 4 HDWinter Hill PSB3
105Channel 5 HDWinter Hill PSB3
106BBC Four HDWinter Hill PSB3
 
107BBC Three HDWinter Hill PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDWinter Hill PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Winter Hill PSB3
201CBBCWinter Hill North WestPSB1
202CBeebiesWinter Hill North WestPSB1
 
204CBBC HDWinter Hill PSB3
205CBeebies HDWinter Hill PSB3
209Ketchup TVWinter Hill COM4
210Ketchup TooWinter Hill COM4
211YAAAS!Winter Hill COM4
 
231BBC NewsWinter Hill North WestPSB1
232BBC ParliamentWinter Hill North WestPSB1
233Sky NewsWinter Hill COM5
267Al Jazeera EnglishWinter Hill COM4

 

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Comments
Thursday, 2 January 2014
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Nathalie
8:02 PM
London

Been having freeview issues for about 3 days. With intermittent service. I had a few hours service this morning, but back to nothing again this evening. I just get the message "freeview quality poor or signal too low". I've unplugged and re booted my BT vision box. Still have the same message. My other TV has built in freeview, again it has been switched off from the plug and restarted. Ariel looks fine, so not really sure what to do next. Is this a general issue or just me? My postcode is SE182SF. Thanks for any assistance you can offer.

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MikeB
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8:36 PM

Nathalie: There is something between you and CRystal Palace, so check which transmitter your on (but Digital Tradeview reckons your fine - your are very close), but Bluebell Hill looks goodish. In both cases the transmitter is working fine (see R & T).

Since its on both TV's, it sounds like the aerial - check it back to the aerial itself. We've just had a week or two of high winds and driving rain - if your aerial connection is going to get a fault, then that might be it.

If its on the roof, you might to get a pro to look at it.

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jb38
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9:37 PM

alan: I would certainly second MikeB's suggestion with regards to going down the Freesat route as its virtually about the only guaranteed way that you are ever going to be able to enjoy reliable reception, a detailed terrain check on the alternative stations to Sandy revealing that the signal path from Tacolneston (@ 23 miles) is obstructed at roughly 1 mile out although possibly affected from around 8 miles, the situation being even worse using same test on Sudbury @ 31 miles with the signal path being seriously obstructed from approximately 21 miles prior to your location.

The other thing that I did notice being, that your reception from the Sandy transmitter (@ 42 miles) would appear to be via the foliage of the large tree positioned at the end wall of the properties.

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Duncan Hughes
11:34 PM
Wrexham

Dear All,
I cant receive a good signal over the last few months, I purchased a signal tester device and it shows one green light (but I have no idea what this means), I purchased a new Ariel (an indoor power Ariel) but this does not work, today I purchased an all in one outdoor Ariel but the reception is no better (has something changed ?), can you help me understand what I need to improve the signal

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Friday, 3 January 2014
Dave Lindsay
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2:44 AM

Duncan Hughes: Which transmitter were you previously receiving from with reliable reception?

If you had BBC Wales and ITV Wales then this must have been from Wrexham Rhos. If you did then has the degradation coincided with a development? It appears there is/was something being built on what was grass between High Street and Broughton Heights. Whilst this is close to the transmitter, and therefore where there may be a clear path over the top of new buildings, I wonder if the fact that your receive aerial is lower down could be an issue.

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Andy
2:13 PM
Jarrow

Does anyone know when BBC 4 will be received in HD in the North East (I am in Gateshead)
I started to receive BBC 3 and one of the children's BBC programmes in HD just before Christmas.
I understand it may be staggered across the country. Is there any rough timetable for this region?

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Michael
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2:17 PM

Andy: All 30 sites will have the com7 mux in operation before Wimbledon 2014, some earlier than others.

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Saturday, 4 January 2014
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Mark Farmiloe
5:43 PM
Birmingham

My postcode is B45 8HR and we use a external aerial pointed at the Ridge Hill transmitter. In the last month or so we lose signal quality and often lose the picture altogether, but only some of the day.
Looking at the map the line to the transmitter goes straight through a '3' mobile transmitter about 1.5 km away. Could this be the cause? And if so, why only some of the time? Also if so, is there anything I can do ( or complain to :-) ).


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Dave Lindsay
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6:12 PM

Mark Farmiloe: I think you need to look closer to home some sort of electrical interference. Even if the base station is 4G at 800MHz then it's quite a way away, plus your aerial is horizontal and its signals are vertically polarised.

If it starts and stops at the same time then that is likely to be some timed device. An AM radio (LW preferably) powered from batteries might be useful in tracking it down.

Speak to neighbours and see if they have difficulties too, although be aware that they could be using a satellite service (Sky or Freesat).

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