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Freeview reception at S45 0HU


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 0 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of S450HU (page shows closest 10)

What do the map symbols mean?

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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)Waltham East MidlandsPSB1
2BBC TwoWaltham East MidlandsPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Waltham Central (East)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Waltham Central (East)PSB2
5Channel 5Waltham Central (East)PSB2
 
6ITV 2Waltham Central (East)PSB2
7Notts TVWaltham LNG
9BBC FourWaltham East MidlandsPSB1
10ITV3Waltham Central (East)PSB2
12QuestWaltham COM6
 
13E4Waltham Central (East)PSB2
14Film4Waltham Central (East)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Waltham Central (East)PSB2
18More4Waltham Central (East)PSB2
20DramaWaltham COM4
 
215USAWaltham COM4
23BBC ThreeWaltham East MidlandsPSB1
25WWaltham COM6
26ITV4Waltham Central (East)PSB2
27YesterdayWaltham COM6
 
28ITVBeWaltham Central (East)PSB2
29ITV2 +1Waltham COM4
30E4 +1Waltham Central (East)PSB2
325STARWaltham COM4
335ActionWaltham COM4
 
34GREAT! moviesWaltham COM6
35ITV1 +1Waltham Central (East)PSB2
38Channel 5 +1Waltham COM4
39DMAXWaltham COM6
41LegendWaltham COM4
 
42GREAT! actionWaltham COM4
44HGTVWaltham COM6
465SELECTWaltham PSB3
52GREAT! romanceWaltham COM6
56That's TV (UK)Waltham COM6
 
57Dave ja vuWaltham COM4
58ITVBe +1Waltham COM4
59ITV3 +1Waltham COM4
61GREAT! movies extraWaltham COM6
63GREAT! romance mixWaltham COM6
 
64BlazeWaltham COM4
67TRUE CRIMEWaltham COM4
68TRUE CRIME XTRAWaltham COM4
71That’s 60sWaltham COM6
73HobbyMakerWaltham COM6
 
78TCCWaltham COM4
81Blaze +1Waltham COM4
82Talking Pictures TVWaltham COM6
83Together TVWaltham COM4
84PBS AmericaWaltham COM6
 
89ITV4 +1Waltham COM4
91WildEarthWaltham COM4
101BBC One HDWaltham PSB3
102BBC Two HDWaltham PSB3
103UTV HDWaltham PSB3
 
103ITV 1 HDWaltham PSB3
103STV HDWaltham PSB3
104Channel 4 HDWaltham PSB3
105Channel 5 HDWaltham PSB3
106BBC Four HDWaltham PSB3
 
107BBC Three HDWaltham PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDWaltham PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Waltham PSB3
201CBBCWaltham East MidlandsPSB1
202CBeebiesWaltham East MidlandsPSB1
 
204CBBC HDWaltham PSB3
205CBeebies HDWaltham PSB3
209Ketchup TVWaltham COM4
210Ketchup TooWaltham COM4
211YAAAS!Waltham COM4
 
231BBC NewsWaltham East MidlandsPSB1
232BBC ParliamentWaltham East MidlandsPSB1
235Al Jazeera EngWaltham COM6
267Al Jazeera EnglishWaltham 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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