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Freeview reception at AB43 9NG

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 6 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of AB439NG (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

Smithsonian ChannelRumster Forest COM5
Quest Red +1Rumster Forest COM6
Classic HitsRumster Forest COM6
1BBC One (SD)Rosehearty ScotlandPSB1
2BBC TwoRosehearty ScotlandPSB1
3STV (SD)Rosehearty STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Rosehearty STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
5Channel 5Rosehearty STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
6ITV 2Rosehearty STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
7BBC Alba HDRosehearty ScotlandPSB1
10ITV3Rosehearty STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
11Sky MixRumster Forest COM5
12QuestRumster Forest COM6
13E4Rosehearty STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
14Film4Rosehearty STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Rosehearty STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
17ReallyRumster Forest COM5
18More4Rosehearty STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
19DaveRumster Forest COM5
20DramaRumster Forest COM4
215USARumster Forest COM4
23BBC ThreeRosehearty ScotlandPSB1
24BBC Four (Scotland SD)Rosehearty ScotlandPSB1
25WRumster Forest COM6
26ITV4Rosehearty STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
27YesterdayRumster Forest COM6
28ITVBeRosehearty STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
29ITV2 +1Rumster Forest COM4
30E4 +1Rosehearty STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
31E4 ExtraRumster Forest COM5
325STARRumster Forest COM4
335ActionRumster Forest COM4
34GREAT! moviesRumster Forest COM6
35ITV1 +1Rosehearty STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
35STV+1Rosehearty STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
36Sky ArtsRumster Forest COM5
38Channel 5 +1Rumster Forest COM4
39DMAXRumster Forest COM6
40Quest RedRumster Forest COM5
41LegendRumster Forest COM4
42GREAT! actionRumster Forest COM4
43Food NetworkRumster Forest COM5
44HGTVRumster Forest COM6
465SELECTRosehearty PSB3
47Film4 +1Rumster Forest COM5
48ChallengeRumster Forest COM5
494sevenRumster Forest COM5
52GREAT! christmasRumster Forest COM6
56That's TV (UK)Rumster Forest COM6
57Dave ja vuRumster Forest COM4
58ITVBe +1Rumster Forest COM4
59ITV3 +1Rumster Forest COM4
60Drama +1Rumster Forest COM5
61GREAT! movies extraRumster Forest COM6
63GREAT! christmas mixRumster Forest COM6
64BlazeRumster Forest COM4
65That's ChristmasRumster Forest COM5
67TRUE CRIMERumster Forest COM4
68TRUE CRIME XTRARumster Forest COM4
70Quest +1Rumster Forest COM5
71That’s 60sRumster Forest COM6
73HobbyMakerRumster Forest COM6
74Yesterday +1Rumster Forest COM5
75That's 90sRumster Forest COM5
78TCCRumster Forest COM4
81Blaze +1Rumster Forest COM4
82Talking Pictures TVRumster Forest COM6
83Together TVRumster Forest COM6
84PBS AmericaRumster Forest COM6
89ITV4 +1Rumster Forest COM4
91WildEarthRumster Forest COM4
101BBC One HDRosehearty PSB3
102BBC Two HDRosehearty PSB3
103UTV HDRosehearty PSB3
103ITV 1 HDRosehearty PSB3
103STV HDRosehearty PSB3
104Channel 4 HDRosehearty PSB3
105Channel 5 HDRosehearty PSB3
106BBC Four HDRosehearty PSB3
107BBC Three HDRosehearty PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDRosehearty PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Rosehearty PSB3
201CBBCRosehearty ScotlandPSB1
202CBeebiesRosehearty ScotlandPSB1
204CBBC HDRosehearty PSB3
205CBeebies HDRosehearty PSB3
209Ketchup TVRumster Forest COM4
210Ketchup TooRumster Forest COM4
211YAAAS!Rumster Forest COM4
231BBC NewsRosehearty ScotlandPSB1
232BBC ParliamentRosehearty ScotlandPSB1
233Sky NewsRumster Forest COM5
235Al Jazeera EngRumster Forest COM6
267Al Jazeera EnglishRumster Forest COM4


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Monday, 20 November 2023
Roger Barsby
7:27 AM

Having problems with signal break up. Our TVs have been fine until a few months ago when we started getting channels breaking up at night, but they would be ok during the day - specifically channel 17 really and channels in that block. Had a tv guy over who fitted a new aerial on a taller pole, but still seems a problem. Last night couldn't get anything even bbc1. On the tv it says we have signal but the quality bounces up and down. We are in Redditch tuned to Sutton Coldfield.

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2:24 PM

Roger Barsby:

As there are several transmitters (some nearer) that you might receive in your locale, although Sutton Coldfield is predicted to be far the strongest, it may be worth checking in your TV's tuning section that you are tuned to the correct UHF channels for Sutton Coldfield.
All the multiplexes are C43, C46, C40, C42, C45, & C39 that's in the order BBCA/PSB1, D3&4/PSB2, BBCB HD/PSB3, SDN/COM4, ArqA/COM5, & ArqB/COM6. (C means UHF channel).

For which TV channels - LCNs - are on which multiplex, see
Channel listings for Industry Professionals | Freeview

IF you retuned at any time when you had no signal or badly pixellated pictures you may have got tuned to another transmitter received off side-lobes of the aerial!
It's NEVER recommended to retune if you were correctly tuned when you have no signal or badly pixellated pictures - you cannot tune to a signal that's not there or can't be decoded.

You MIGHT get the Local L-BRM multiplex on C48 but I suspect it will be very variable to poor, if at all.

Could you post the Signal Strength and Quality figures for each multiplex's UHF channel which might help identify possible causes of the problem.

As detailed on the Sutton Coldfield transmitter page, it has been on Planned Engineering for several weeks which won't be helping in your situation as your local terrain doesn't give you clear line-of-sight to Sutton Coldfield, so the taller pole for your new aerial may be of some help.
I hope that was a Group K aerial that was fitted as there are a number of mobile phone masts near you which may be new or have been upgraded to use 700MHz and you could be getting interference.
I hope that installer got out his spectrum analyser to check!

You should have received a postcard -…ure/
We know many cases that haven't but should have. If you haven't got a 700MHz (5G) Filter get in touch with RestoreTV to request a Free one.

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Chris.SE's 3,922 posts GB flag
Sunday, 26 November 2023
9:12 PM

Can I use a loft aerial in Church Village to get full Freeview channels from a main mast in Wenvoe?
If so what aerial type?

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Lewis's 4 posts GB flag
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11:29 PM


Despite the fact that there is a huge hill in the way between you and Wenvoe starting about 1/2 mile from you with a large peak at around 2 miles out, nevertheless the Freeview & BBC's predictors suggest you should get a good signal from Wenvoe so it would be worth a go.

You'd need a high gain Group K aerial, with its rods horizontal pointing at compass bearing 170 degrees (10 degrees E of due S).

Something like may do the job.

If you already have a Group K or B aerial give it a go. If it's not high gain you may get weak signals.
The advantage of the Group K is 1) Very important - it will give you a great deal of protection from possible mobile mast interference from new/upgraded phone masts & 2) should you get unreliable signals from Wenvoe you can use it to receive one of the two local relays you should be able to receive. (Group B is no good for the relays).

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