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Freeview reception at CB21 6BP


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 4 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of CB216BP (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 ChannelSandy Heath COM5
Quest Red +1Sandy Heath COM6
Classic HitsSandy Heath COM6
1BBC One (SD)Sandy Heath CambridgePSB1
2BBC TwoSandy Heath CambridgePSB1
 
3ITV 1 (SD)Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
5Channel 5Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
6ITV 2Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
9BBC FourSandy Heath CambridgePSB1
 
10ITV3Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
11Sky MixSandy Heath COM5
12QuestSandy Heath COM6
13E4Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
14Film4Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
 
15Channel 4 +1Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
17ReallySandy Heath COM5
18More4Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
19DaveSandy Heath COM5
20DramaSandy Heath COM4
 
215USASandy Heath COM4
23BBC ThreeSandy Heath CambridgePSB1
25WSandy Heath COM6
26ITV4Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
27YesterdaySandy Heath COM6
 
28ITVBeSandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
29ITV2 +1Sandy Heath COM4
30E4 +1Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
31E4 ExtraSandy Heath COM5
325STARSandy Heath COM4
 
335ActionSandy Heath COM4
34GREAT! moviesSandy Heath COM6
35ITV1 +1Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
36Sky ArtsSandy Heath COM5
38Channel 5 +1Sandy Heath COM4
 
39DMAXSandy Heath COM6
40Quest RedSandy Heath COM5
41LegendSandy Heath COM4
42GREAT! actionSandy Heath COM4
43Food NetworkSandy Heath COM5
 
44HGTVSandy Heath COM6
465SELECTSandy Heath PSB3
47Film4 +1Sandy Heath COM5
48ChallengeSandy Heath COM5
494sevenSandy Heath COM5
 
52GREAT! christmasSandy Heath COM6
56That's TV (UK)Sandy Heath COM6
57Dave ja vuSandy Heath COM4
58ITVBe +1Sandy Heath COM4
59ITV3 +1Sandy Heath COM4
 
60Drama +1Sandy Heath COM5
61GREAT! movies extraSandy Heath COM6
63GREAT! christmas mixSandy Heath COM6
64BlazeSandy Heath COM4
65That's ChristmasSandy Heath COM5
 
67TRUE CRIMESandy Heath COM4
68TRUE CRIME XTRASandy Heath COM4
70Quest +1Sandy Heath COM5
71That’s 60sSandy Heath COM6
73HobbyMakerSandy Heath COM6
 
74Yesterday +1Sandy Heath COM5
75That's 90sSandy Heath COM5
78TCCSandy Heath COM4
81Blaze +1Sandy Heath COM4
82Talking Pictures TVSandy Heath COM6
 
83Together TVSandy Heath COM6
84PBS AmericaSandy Heath COM6
89ITV4 +1Sandy Heath COM4
91WildEarthSandy Heath COM4
101BBC One HDSandy Heath PSB3
 
102BBC Two HDSandy Heath PSB3
103UTV HDSandy Heath PSB3
103ITV 1 HDSandy Heath PSB3
103STV HDSandy Heath PSB3
104Channel 4 HDSandy Heath PSB3
 
105Channel 5 HDSandy Heath PSB3
106BBC Four HDSandy Heath PSB3
107BBC Three HDSandy Heath PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDSandy Heath PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Sandy Heath PSB3
 
201CBBCSandy Heath CambridgePSB1
202CBeebiesSandy Heath CambridgePSB1
204CBBC HDSandy Heath PSB3
205CBeebies HDSandy Heath PSB3
209Ketchup TVSandy Heath COM4
 
210Ketchup TooSandy Heath COM4
211YAAAS!Sandy Heath COM4
231BBC NewsSandy Heath CambridgePSB1
232BBC ParliamentSandy Heath CambridgePSB1
233Sky NewsSandy Heath COM5
 
235Al Jazeera EngSandy Heath COM6
267Al Jazeera EnglishSandy Heath 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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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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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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