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Freeview reception at CA8 1SF


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 1 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of CA81SF (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 4G-at-700MHz services that may interfere with Freeview reception at some point from 2020 when the 5G 700MHz services start.

For actual mobile phone reception prediction (at 800-960MHz and 1710-2170MHz) see these phone operator's mapping sites: Three O2 T-Mobile EE Virgin

Predicted Freeview channel list

FreeSportsCaldbeck COM6
1BBC One (SD)Caldbeck North East and CumbriaPSB1
2BBC TwoCaldbeck North East and CumbriaPSB1
3ITV (SD)Caldbeck Border (England)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Caldbeck Border (England)PSB2
 
5Channel 5Caldbeck Border (England)PSB2
6ITV 2Caldbeck Border (England)PSB2
9BBC FourCaldbeck North East and CumbriaPSB1
10ITV3Caldbeck Border (England)PSB2
11Sky ArtsCaldbeck COM5
 
12QuestCaldbeck COM4
13E4Caldbeck Border (England)PSB2
14Film4Caldbeck Border (England)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Caldbeck Border (England)PSB2
17ReallyCaldbeck COM5
 
18More4Caldbeck Border (England)PSB2
19DaveCaldbeck COM5
20DramaCaldbeck COM4
215USACaldbeck COM4
23BBC ThreeCaldbeck North East and CumbriaPSB1
 
25WCaldbeck COM6
26ITV4Caldbeck Border (England)PSB2
27YesterdayCaldbeck COM6
29ITV2 +1Caldbeck COM4
30E4 +1Caldbeck Border (England)PSB2
 
31E4 ExtraCaldbeck COM5
325STARCaldbeck COM4
335ActionCaldbeck COM4
34GREAT! moviesCaldbeck COM6
35ITV +1Caldbeck Border (England)PSB2
 
36pickCaldbeck COM5
39DMAXCaldbeck COM6
40Quest RedCaldbeck COM5
41LegendCaldbeck COM4
42GREAT! movies actionCaldbeck COM4
 
43Food NetworkCaldbeck COM5
44HGTVCaldbeck COM6
46Channel 5 +1Caldbeck COM4
47Film4 +1Caldbeck COM5
48ChallengeCaldbeck COM5
 
494sevenCaldbeck COM5
57Smithsonian ChannelCaldbeck COM5
58ITVBe +1Caldbeck COM4
59ITV3 +1Caldbeck COM4
60Drama +1Caldbeck COM5
 
64BlazeCaldbeck COM4
67CBS RealityCaldbeck COM4
70Quest +1Caldbeck COM5
71Quest Red +1Caldbeck COM6
73HobbyMakerCaldbeck COM6
 
74Dave ja vuCaldbeck COM4
75Yesterday +1Caldbeck COM5
78TCCCaldbeck COM4
81Blaze +1Caldbeck COM4
82Talking Pictures TVCaldbeck COM6
 
83Together TVCaldbeck COM5
84PBS AmericaCaldbeck COM6
88Classic HitsCaldbeck COM6
89ITV4 +1Caldbeck COM4
201CBBCCaldbeck North East and CumbriaPSB1
 
202CBeebiesCaldbeck North East and CumbriaPSB1
203CITVCaldbeck COM4
208POP MAXCaldbeck COM4
209Ketchup TVCaldbeck COM4
210Ketchup TooCaldbeck COM4
 
211YAAAS!Caldbeck COM4
231BBC NewsCaldbeck North East and CumbriaPSB1
232BBC ParliamentCaldbeck North East and CumbriaPSB1
233Sky NewsCaldbeck COM5
235Aljazeera EnglishCaldbeck COM6
 
250BBC Red ButtonCaldbeck North East and CumbriaPSB1

 

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Comments
Tuesday, 4 October 2022
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Richard Mudge
8:16 PM
Weston-super-mare

Richard Mudge: My postcode is BS24 9ND

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Richard Mudge
8:20 PM
Weston-super-mare

Chris.SE: Hi Chris
My postcode is BS24 9ND

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Wednesday, 5 October 2022
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Chris.SE
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

6:46 AM

Richard Mudge:

Hi Richard. The aerial should be pointing at compass bearing 111 degrees - that's 21 degrees S of due E, almost ESE.
The Freeview predictor shows you should get good signals from Mendip for the 6 main multiplexes (not the Local one as you are off-beam for that, it's beamed towards Bristol - you can always try a manual tune on UHF C30 as it may be weak and an autotune may miss it).

However, the predictor says you can also get good signals from Wenvoe and Stockland Hill which you may get from sidelobes (even rear ones) of the aerial's reception, so you may have to manual tune Mendip's UHF channels to make sure you get them correctly.
Mendip's correct UHF channels are C32, C34, C35, C48, C33, C36, C30. That's is the order BBCA/PSB1, D3&4/PSB2, BBCB HD/PSB3, SDN/COM4, ArqA/COM5, ArqB/COM6; Local mux.

If you can't get the Mendip (Bristol) Local multiplex, you could try a Manual tune on UHF C37 which is the Local mux from Wenvoe, which you might get off the back of the aerial albeit possibly weak.
Whilst you may not especially want Cardiff local news on LCN7, you may like to get the other channels carried on the mux.
See https://www.freeview.co.uk/corporate/platform-management/channel-listings-industry-professionals for which channels are carried on which multiplex.

Bear in mind that standard Tri-boom's are a wideband aerial unless this is one of the newer K Group tuned versions, so you might need a (free) filter from restoretv.uk if any 4/5G mobile masts using 700MHz set up near you - but you should get a postcard from restoretv.uk if so, but it doesn't always happen.
I'm glad your tri-boom is being loft mounted, they have a high wind loading and would need sturdy mounting if external!

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Richard Mudge
10:15 PM
Weston-super-mare

Chris.SE: Hi Chris
Thanks for the information

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