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Freeview reception at NR3 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 10 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of NR33SY (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)Tacolneston EastPSB1
2BBC TwoTacolneston EastPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Tacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Tacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
5Channel 5Tacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
 
6ITV 2Tacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
7MustardTacolneston LNR
9BBC FourTacolneston EastPSB1
10ITV3Tacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
11Sky MixTacolneston COM5
 
12QuestTacolneston COM6
13E4Tacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
14Film4Tacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Tacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
17ReallyTacolneston COM5
 
18More4Tacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
19DaveTacolneston COM5
20DramaTacolneston COM4
215USATacolneston COM4
23BBC ThreeTacolneston EastPSB1
 
25WTacolneston COM6
26ITV4Tacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
27YesterdayTacolneston COM6
28ITVBeTacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
29ITV2 +1Tacolneston COM4
 
30E4 +1Tacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
31E4 ExtraTacolneston COM5
325STARTacolneston COM4
335ActionTacolneston COM4
34GREAT! moviesTacolneston COM6
 
35ITV1 +1Tacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
36Sky ArtsTacolneston COM5
38Channel 5 +1Tacolneston COM4
39DMAXTacolneston COM6
40Quest RedTacolneston COM5
 
41LegendTacolneston COM4
42GREAT! actionTacolneston COM4
43Food NetworkTacolneston COM5
44HGTVTacolneston COM6
465SELECTTacolneston PSB3
 
47Film4 +1Tacolneston COM5
48ChallengeTacolneston COM5
494sevenTacolneston COM5
52GREAT! romanceTacolneston COM6
56That's TV (UK)Tacolneston COM6
 
57Dave ja vuTacolneston COM4
58ITVBe +1Tacolneston COM4
59ITV3 +1Tacolneston COM4
60Drama +1Tacolneston COM5
61GREAT! movies extraTacolneston COM6
 
63GREAT! romance mixTacolneston COM6
64BlazeTacolneston COM4
65That's TV 2Tacolneston COM5
67TRUE CRIMETacolneston COM4
68TRUE CRIME XTRATacolneston COM4
 
70Quest +1Tacolneston COM5
71That’s 60sTacolneston COM6
73HobbyMakerTacolneston COM6
74Yesterday +1Tacolneston COM5
75That's 90sTacolneston COM5
 
78TCCTacolneston COM4
81Blaze +1Tacolneston COM4
82Talking Pictures TVTacolneston COM6
83Together TVTacolneston COM4
84PBS AmericaTacolneston COM6
 
89ITV4 +1Tacolneston COM4
91WildEarthTacolneston COM4
101BBC One HDTacolneston PSB3
102BBC Two HDTacolneston PSB3
103UTV HDTacolneston PSB3
 
103STV HDTacolneston PSB3
103ITV 1 HDTacolneston PSB3
104Channel 4 HDTacolneston PSB3
105Channel 5 HDTacolneston PSB3
106BBC Four HDTacolneston PSB3
 
107BBC Three HDTacolneston PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDTacolneston PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Tacolneston PSB3
201CBBCTacolneston EastPSB1
202CBeebiesTacolneston EastPSB1
 
204CBBC HDTacolneston PSB3
205CBeebies HDTacolneston PSB3
209Ketchup TVTacolneston COM4
210Ketchup TooTacolneston COM4
211YAAAS!Tacolneston COM4
 
231BBC NewsTacolneston EastPSB1
232BBC ParliamentTacolneston EastPSB1
233Sky NewsTacolneston COM5
235Al Jazeera EngTacolneston COM6
267Al Jazeera EnglishTacolneston 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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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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