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Freeview reception at BD20 7SH


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 2 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of BD207SH (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 ChannelKeighley COM5
Quest Red +1Keighley COM6
Classic HitsKeighley COM6
1BBC One (SD)Keighley YorkshirePSB1
2BBC TwoKeighley YorkshirePSB1
 
3ITV 1 (SD)Keighley Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Keighley Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
5Channel 5Keighley Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
6ITV 2Keighley Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
9BBC FourKeighley YorkshirePSB1
 
10ITV3Keighley Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
11Sky MixKeighley COM5
12QuestKeighley COM6
13E4Keighley Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
14Film4Keighley Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
 
15Channel 4 +1Keighley Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
17ReallyKeighley COM5
18More4Keighley Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
19DaveKeighley COM5
20DramaKeighley COM4
 
215USAKeighley COM4
23BBC ThreeKeighley YorkshirePSB1
25WKeighley COM6
26ITV4Keighley Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
27YesterdayKeighley COM6
 
28ITVBeKeighley Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
29ITV2 +1Keighley COM4
30E4 +1Keighley Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
31E4 ExtraKeighley COM5
325STARKeighley COM4
 
335ActionKeighley COM4
34GREAT! moviesKeighley COM6
35ITV1 +1Keighley Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
36Sky ArtsKeighley COM5
38Channel 5 +1Keighley COM4
 
39DMAXKeighley COM6
40Quest RedKeighley COM5
41LegendKeighley COM4
42GREAT! actionKeighley COM4
43Food NetworkKeighley COM5
 
44HGTVKeighley COM6
465SELECTKeighley PSB3
47Film4 +1Keighley COM5
48ChallengeKeighley COM5
494sevenKeighley COM5
 
52GREAT! christmasKeighley COM6
56That's TV (UK)Keighley COM6
57Dave ja vuKeighley COM4
58ITVBe +1Keighley COM4
59ITV3 +1Keighley COM4
 
60Drama +1Keighley COM5
61GREAT! movies extraKeighley COM6
63GREAT! christmas mixKeighley COM6
64BlazeKeighley COM4
65That's ChristmasKeighley COM5
 
67TRUE CRIMEKeighley COM4
68TRUE CRIME XTRAKeighley COM4
70Quest +1Keighley COM5
71That’s 60sKeighley COM6
73HobbyMakerKeighley COM6
 
74Yesterday +1Keighley COM5
75That's 90sKeighley COM5
78TCCKeighley COM4
81Blaze +1Keighley COM4
82Talking Pictures TVKeighley COM6
 
83Together TVKeighley COM6
84PBS AmericaKeighley COM6
89ITV4 +1Keighley COM4
91WildEarthKeighley COM4
101BBC One HDKeighley PSB3
 
102BBC Two HDKeighley PSB3
103UTV HDKeighley PSB3
103ITV 1 HDKeighley PSB3
103STV HDKeighley PSB3
104Channel 4 HDKeighley PSB3
 
105Channel 5 HDKeighley PSB3
106BBC Four HDKeighley PSB3
107BBC Three HDKeighley PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDKeighley PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Keighley PSB3
 
201CBBCKeighley YorkshirePSB1
202CBeebiesKeighley YorkshirePSB1
204CBBC HDKeighley PSB3
205CBeebies HDKeighley PSB3
209Ketchup TVKeighley COM4
 
210Ketchup TooKeighley COM4
211YAAAS!Keighley COM4
231BBC NewsKeighley YorkshirePSB1
232BBC ParliamentKeighley YorkshirePSB1
233Sky NewsKeighley COM5
 
235Al Jazeera EngKeighley COM6
267Al Jazeera EnglishKeighley COM4

 

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Monday, 20 November 2023
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Roger Barsby
7:27 AM
Redditch

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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Chris.SE
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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 - https://restoretv.uk/post…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 3,931 posts GB flag
Sunday, 26 November 2023
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Lewis
9:12 PM
Pontypridd

Hi
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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Chris.SE
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11:29 PM

Lewis:

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 https://www.blake-uk.com/56-element-log-periodic-group-k-aerial-new-double-element-design.html 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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Gary
1:25 PM
Tiverton

Today (EX16 4LL) we seem to have lost all of the ITV based SD channels from the Freeview transmitter in Tiverton, Devon. No E4, More4 or any of the +1 channels.

We were already on a reduced service via this re-broadcast transmitter. This further reduced our choice by 50%. We can now only see 7 channels (BBC 1, 2, 3, 4 ITV1, C4 and C5)

Why was there no warning of this?

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Steve Donaldson
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2:03 PM

Gary: Parent transmitter Stockland Hill is presently listed for engineering works, so perhaps this is the reason:

Planned engineering works | Freeview

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Chris.SE
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2:36 PM

Gary:

That was also my thought about the engineering at Stockland Hill, however I didn't think that Tiverton was fed off-air from Stockland Hill.
That said, I'm afraid, other than transmitters being listed for Planned Engineering (and those lists aren't always 100% accurate), Arqiva never give detail of how long the work make take, what it involves, or when there may be (usually brief) interruptions.

I hope you aren't trying to retune when you've had no signal (you can't tune to signals that aren't there) as this often just clears your correct tuning.
That said, if you are getting ITV1, C4 and C5 (unless you meant the HD versions) you should also be getting ITV2, ITV3, ITV4, E4 and More 4 as they are all on the same multiplex.

For which TV channels are carried on which multiplex, see Channel listings for Industry Professionals | Freeview
Obviously you will only get the PSB multiplexes from Tiverton.

Despite the distance, some parts of your postcode are predicted to get good signals from Mendip. Do any of your near neighbours have aerials pointing at Mendip, compass bearing 58 degrees - 13 degrees E of NE - rods horizontal. But of course that is West region rather than West Country and you may not want West.

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