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Freeview reception at BN16 3BB


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 BN163BB (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

Quest Red +1Rowridge COM6
Smithsonian ChannelRowridge COM5
Classic HitsRowridge COM6
1BBC One (SD)Rowridge SouthPSB1
2BBC TwoRowridge SouthPSB1
 
3ITV 1 (SD)Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
5Channel 5Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
6ITV 2Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
7Latest TVWhitehawk Hill LBN
 
7That's SolentRowridge LSO
9BBC FourRowridge SouthPSB1
10ITV3Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
11Sky MixRowridge COM5
12QuestRowridge COM6
 
13E4Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
14Film4Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
17ReallyRowridge COM5
18More4Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
 
19DaveRowridge COM5
20DramaRowridge COM4
215USARowridge COM4
23BBC ThreeRowridge SouthPSB1
25WRowridge COM6
 
26ITV4Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
27YesterdayRowridge COM6
28ITVBeRowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
29ITV2 +1Rowridge COM4
30E4 +1Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
 
31E4 ExtraRowridge COM5
325STARRowridge COM4
335ActionRowridge COM4
34GREAT! moviesRowridge COM6
35ITV1 +1Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
 
36Sky ArtsRowridge COM5
38Channel 5 +1Rowridge COM4
39DMAXRowridge COM6
40Quest RedRowridge COM5
41LegendRowridge COM4
 
42GREAT! actionRowridge COM4
43Food NetworkRowridge COM5
44HGTVRowridge COM6
465SELECTRowridge PSB3
47Film4 +1Rowridge COM5
 
48ChallengeRowridge COM5
494sevenRowridge COM5
52GREAT! christmasRowridge COM6
56That's TV (UK)Rowridge COM6
57Dave ja vuRowridge COM4
 
58ITVBe +1Rowridge COM4
59ITV3 +1Rowridge COM4
60Drama +1Rowridge COM5
61GREAT! movies extraRowridge COM6
63GREAT! christmas mixRowridge COM6
 
64BlazeRowridge COM4
65That's ChristmasRowridge COM5
67TRUE CRIMERowridge COM4
68TRUE CRIME XTRARowridge COM4
70Quest +1Rowridge COM5
 
71That’s 60sRowridge COM6
73HobbyMakerRowridge COM6
74Yesterday +1Rowridge COM5
75That's 90sRowridge COM5
78TCCRowridge COM4
 
81Blaze +1Rowridge COM4
82Talking Pictures TVRowridge COM6
83Together TVRowridge COM6
84PBS AmericaRowridge COM6
89ITV4 +1Rowridge COM4
 
91WildEarthRowridge COM4
101BBC One HDRowridge PSB3
102BBC Two HDRowridge PSB3
103ITV 1 HDRowridge PSB3
103STV HDRowridge PSB3
 
103UTV HDRowridge PSB3
104Channel 4 HDRowridge PSB3
105Channel 5 HDRowridge PSB3
106BBC Four HDRowridge PSB3
107BBC Three HDRowridge PSB3
 
108BBC Scotland HDRowridge PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Rowridge PSB3
201CBBCRowridge SouthPSB1
202CBeebiesRowridge SouthPSB1
204CBBC HDRowridge PSB3
 
205CBeebies HDRowridge PSB3
209Ketchup TVRowridge COM4
210Ketchup TooRowridge COM4
211YAAAS!Rowridge COM4
231BBC NewsRowridge SouthPSB1
 
232BBC ParliamentRowridge SouthPSB1
233Sky NewsRowridge COM5
235Al Jazeera EngRowridge COM6
267Al Jazeera EnglishRowridge COM4

 

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Comments
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 3,922 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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Monday, 4 December 2023
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