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Freeview reception at BN3 7AE


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 20 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of BN37AE (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 ChannelWhitehawk Hill COM5
Classic HitsRowridge COM6
1BBC One (SD)Whitehawk Hill South EastPSB1
2BBC TwoWhitehawk Hill South EastPSB1
 
3ITV 1 (SD)Whitehawk Hill Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Whitehawk Hill Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
5Channel 5Whitehawk Hill Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
6ITV 2Whitehawk Hill Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
7Latest TVWhitehawk Hill LBN
 
7That's SolentRowridge LSO
9BBC FourWhitehawk Hill South EastPSB1
10ITV3Whitehawk Hill Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
11Sky MixWhitehawk Hill COM5
12QuestRowridge COM6
 
13E4Whitehawk Hill Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
14Film4Whitehawk Hill Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Whitehawk Hill Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
17ReallyWhitehawk Hill COM5
18More4Whitehawk Hill Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
 
19DaveWhitehawk Hill COM5
20DramaWhitehawk Hill COM4
215USAWhitehawk Hill COM4
23BBC ThreeWhitehawk Hill South EastPSB1
25WRowridge COM6
 
26ITV4Whitehawk Hill Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
27YesterdayRowridge COM6
28ITVBeWhitehawk Hill Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
29ITV2 +1Whitehawk Hill COM4
30E4 +1Whitehawk Hill Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
 
31E4 ExtraWhitehawk Hill COM5
325STARWhitehawk Hill COM4
335ActionWhitehawk Hill COM4
34GREAT! moviesRowridge COM6
35ITV1 +1Whitehawk Hill Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
 
36Sky ArtsWhitehawk Hill COM5
38Channel 5 +1Whitehawk Hill COM4
39DMAXRowridge COM6
40Quest RedWhitehawk Hill COM5
41LegendWhitehawk Hill COM4
 
42GREAT! actionWhitehawk Hill COM4
43Food NetworkWhitehawk Hill COM5
44HGTVRowridge COM6
465SELECTWhitehawk Hill PSB3
47Film4 +1Whitehawk Hill COM5
 
48ChallengeWhitehawk Hill COM5
494sevenWhitehawk Hill COM5
52GREAT! christmasRowridge COM6
56That's TV (UK)Rowridge COM6
57Dave ja vuWhitehawk Hill COM4
 
58ITVBe +1Whitehawk Hill COM4
59ITV3 +1Whitehawk Hill COM4
60Drama +1Whitehawk Hill COM5
61GREAT! movies extraRowridge COM6
63GREAT! christmas mixRowridge COM6
 
64BlazeWhitehawk Hill COM4
65That's ChristmasWhitehawk Hill COM5
67TRUE CRIMEWhitehawk Hill COM4
68TRUE CRIME XTRAWhitehawk Hill COM4
70Quest +1Whitehawk Hill COM5
 
71That’s 60sRowridge COM6
73HobbyMakerRowridge COM6
74Yesterday +1Whitehawk Hill COM5
75That's 90sWhitehawk Hill COM5
78TCCWhitehawk Hill COM4
 
81Blaze +1Whitehawk Hill COM4
82Talking Pictures TVRowridge COM6
83Together TVRowridge COM6
84PBS AmericaRowridge COM6
89ITV4 +1Whitehawk Hill COM4
 
91WildEarthWhitehawk Hill COM4
101BBC One HDWhitehawk Hill PSB3
102BBC Two HDWhitehawk Hill PSB3
103ITV 1 HDWhitehawk Hill PSB3
103STV HDWhitehawk Hill PSB3
 
103UTV HDWhitehawk Hill PSB3
104Channel 4 HDWhitehawk Hill PSB3
105Channel 5 HDWhitehawk Hill PSB3
106BBC Four HDWhitehawk Hill PSB3
107BBC Three HDWhitehawk Hill PSB3
 
108BBC Scotland HDWhitehawk Hill PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Whitehawk Hill PSB3
201CBBCWhitehawk Hill South EastPSB1
202CBeebiesWhitehawk Hill South EastPSB1
204CBBC HDWhitehawk Hill PSB3
 
205CBeebies HDWhitehawk Hill PSB3
209Ketchup TVWhitehawk Hill COM4
210Ketchup TooWhitehawk Hill COM4
211YAAAS!Whitehawk Hill COM4
231BBC NewsWhitehawk Hill South EastPSB1
 
232BBC ParliamentWhitehawk Hill South EastPSB1
233Sky NewsWhitehawk Hill COM5
235Al Jazeera EngRowridge COM6
267Al Jazeera EnglishWhitehawk Hill 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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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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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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