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Freeview reception at CH5 3UQ


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 5 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of CH53UQ (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

Now 90sWinter Hill GIM
Spotlight TVWinter Hill GIM
Quest Red +1Moel-Y-Parc COM6
Smithsonian ChannelMoel-Y-Parc COM5
Clubland TVWinter Hill GIM
 
Country Music Entertainment Winter Hill GIM
Classic HitsMoel-Y-Parc COM6
Classic Hits MCRWinter Hill GIM
1BBC One (SD)Moel-Y-Parc WalesPSB1
2BBC TwoMoel-Y-Parc WalesPSB1
 
3ITV 1 (SD)Moel-Y-Parc WalesPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Moel-Y-Parc WalesPSB2
5Channel 5Moel-Y-Parc WalesPSB2
6ITV 2Moel-Y-Parc WalesPSB2
7Bay TV LiverpoolStoreton LL
 
9BBC FourMoel-Y-Parc WalesPSB1
10ITV3Moel-Y-Parc WalesPSB2
11Sky MixMoel-Y-Parc COM5
12QuestMoel-Y-Parc COM6
13E4Moel-Y-Parc WalesPSB2
 
14Film4Moel-Y-Parc WalesPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Moel-Y-Parc WalesPSB2
17ReallyMoel-Y-Parc COM5
18More4Moel-Y-Parc WalesPSB2
19DaveMoel-Y-Parc COM5
 
20DramaWinter Hill COM4
215USAWinter Hill COM4
23BBC ThreeMoel-Y-Parc WalesPSB1
25WMoel-Y-Parc COM6
26ITV4Moel-Y-Parc WalesPSB2
 
27YesterdayMoel-Y-Parc COM6
28ITVBeMoel-Y-Parc WalesPSB2
29ITV2 +1Winter Hill COM4
30E4 +1Moel-Y-Parc WalesPSB2
31E4 ExtraMoel-Y-Parc COM5
 
325STARWinter Hill COM4
335ActionWinter Hill COM4
34GREAT! moviesMoel-Y-Parc COM6
35ITV1 +1Moel-Y-Parc WalesPSB2
36Sky ArtsMoel-Y-Parc COM5
 
38Channel 5 +1Winter Hill COM4
39DMAXMoel-Y-Parc COM6
40Quest RedMoel-Y-Parc COM5
41LegendWinter Hill COM4
42GREAT! actionWinter Hill COM4
 
43Food NetworkMoel-Y-Parc COM5
44HGTVMoel-Y-Parc COM6
465SELECTMoel-Y-Parc PSB3
47Film4 +1Moel-Y-Parc COM5
48ChallengeMoel-Y-Parc COM5
 
494sevenMoel-Y-Parc COM5
52GREAT! christmasMoel-Y-Parc COM6
56That's TV (UK)Moel-Y-Parc COM6
57Dave ja vuWinter Hill COM4
58ITVBe +1Winter Hill COM4
 
59ITV3 +1Winter Hill COM4
60Drama +1Moel-Y-Parc COM5
61GREAT! movies extraMoel-Y-Parc COM6
63GREAT! christmas mixMoel-Y-Parc COM6
64BlazeWinter Hill COM4
 
65That's ChristmasMoel-Y-Parc COM5
67TRUE CRIMEWinter Hill COM4
68TRUE CRIME XTRAWinter Hill COM4
70Quest +1Moel-Y-Parc COM5
71That’s 60sMoel-Y-Parc COM6
 
73HobbyMakerMoel-Y-Parc COM6
74Yesterday +1Moel-Y-Parc COM5
75That's 90sMoel-Y-Parc COM5
76That's Christmas MCRWinter Hill GIM
77That's 60s MCRWinter Hill GIM
 
78TCCWinter Hill COM4
80Best Xmas MusicWinter Hill GIM
81Blaze +1Winter Hill COM4
82Talking Pictures TVMoel-Y-Parc COM6
83Together TVMoel-Y-Parc COM6
 
84PBS AmericaMoel-Y-Parc COM6
86That's 90s MCRWinter Hill GIM
88TV Warehouse+1Winter Hill GIM
89ITV4 +1Winter Hill COM4
91WildEarthWinter Hill COM4
 
101BBC One HDMoel-Y-Parc PSB3
102BBC Two HDMoel-Y-Parc PSB3
103ITV 1 HDMoel-Y-Parc PSB3
103STV HDMoel-Y-Parc PSB3
103UTV HDMoel-Y-Parc PSB3
 
104Channel 4 HDMoel-Y-Parc PSB3
105Channel 5 HDMoel-Y-Parc PSB3
106BBC Four HDMoel-Y-Parc PSB3
107BBC Three HDMoel-Y-Parc PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDMoel-Y-Parc PSB3
 
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Moel-Y-Parc PSB3
201CBBCMoel-Y-Parc WalesPSB1
202CBeebiesMoel-Y-Parc WalesPSB1
204CBBC HDMoel-Y-Parc PSB3
205CBeebies HDMoel-Y-Parc PSB3
 
209Ketchup TVWinter Hill COM4
210Ketchup TooWinter Hill COM4
211YAAAS!Winter Hill COM4
231BBC NewsMoel-Y-Parc WalesPSB1
232BBC ParliamentMoel-Y-Parc WalesPSB1
 
233Sky NewsMoel-Y-Parc COM5
235Al Jazeera EngMoel-Y-Parc COM6
267Al Jazeera EnglishWinter 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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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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