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Freeview reception at DH1 4AF


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 9 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of DH14AF (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-800MHz services that may interfere with Freeview reception at some point from 2013 to 2017 when the 4G 800MHz 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

1BBC One (SD)Pontop Pike North East and CumbriaPSB1
2BBC TwoPontop Pike North East and CumbriaPSB1
3ITV (SD)Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
5Channel 5 (SD)Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
 
6ITV 2Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
9BBC FourPontop Pike North East and CumbriaPSB1
10ITV3Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
11pickPontop Pike COM5
12QuestPontop Pike COM4
 
13E4Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
14Film4Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
17ReallyPontop Pike COM5
18More4Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
 
19DavePontop Pike COM5
20DramaPontop Pike COM4
215USAPontop Pike COM4
24ITV4Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
25YesterdayPontop Pike COM6
 
27ITV2 +1Pontop Pike COM4
28E4 +1Pontop Pike COM5
294MusicPontop Pike COM6
305STARPontop Pike COM4
31Paramount NetworkPontop Pike COM4
 
32Sony MoviesPontop Pike COM5
33ITV +1Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
34ITV3 +1Pontop Pike COM4
37DMAXPontop Pike COM6
38Quest RedPontop Pike COM5
 
39CBS JusticePontop Pike COM6
40Sony Movies ActionPontop Pike COM4
41Food NetworkPontop Pike COM5
42HGTVPontop Pike COM6
44Channel 5 +1Pontop Pike COM4
 
45Film4 +1Pontop Pike COM5
46ChallengePontop Pike COM5
474sevenPontop Pike COM6
545SELECTPontop Pike COM4
555STAR +1Pontop Pike com8
 
565USA +1Pontop Pike com7
57Smithsonian ChannelPontop Pike COM5
58ITVBe +1Pontop Pike COM4
59ITV4 +1Pontop Pike COM4
63BlazePontop Pike COM4
 
64FreeSports HDPontop Pike com8
66CBS RealityPontop Pike COM4
67CBS Reality +1Pontop Pike com7
69CBS Justice +1Pontop Pike com8
70Horror ChannelPontop Pike COM4
 
71CBS DramaPontop Pike COM6
72Quest Red +1Pontop Pike com7
74Shopping Quarter Pontop Pike com7
76Quest +1Pontop Pike COM5
77TCCPontop Pike COM4
 
78Now 90sPontop Pike COM5
79Dave ja vuPontop Pike COM6
80Blaze +1Pontop Pike COM4
81Talking Pictures TVPontop Pike COM6
83NOW 80sPontop Pike com8
 
86More4 +1Pontop Pike com7
88TogetherPontop Pike COM5
89Together TV +1Pontop Pike com8
91PBS AmericaPontop Pike COM6
92Pick +1Pontop Pike com7
 
93PBS America +1Pontop Pike com8
94Paramount Network +1Pontop Pike com7
96Forces TVPontop Pike com8
101BBC One HDPontop Pike PSB3
102BBC Two HDPontop Pike PSB3
 
103ITV HDPontop Pike PSB3
103STV HDPontop Pike PSB3
103UTV HDPontop Pike PSB3
104Channel 4 HDPontop Pike PSB3
105Channel 5 HDPontop Pike PSB3
 
106BBC Four HDPontop Pike com8
107BBC News HDPontop Pike com7
108BBC Scotland HDPontop Pike PSB3
109Channel 4+1 HDPontop Pike com7
1104seven HDPontop Pike com7
 
113RT HDPontop Pike com7
114Quest HDPontop Pike com8
201CBBCPontop Pike North East and CumbriaPSB1
202CBeebiesPontop Pike North East and CumbriaPSB1
203CITVPontop Pike COM4
 
204CBBC HDPontop Pike PSB3
205CBeebies HDPontop Pike com8
211Ketchup TVPontop Pike COM4
231BBC NewsPontop Pike North East and CumbriaPSB1
232BBC ParliamentPontop Pike North East and CumbriaPSB1
 
233Sky NewsPontop Pike COM5
234RTPontop Pike COM6
235Aljazeera EnglishPontop Pike COM6
250BBC Red ButtonPontop Pike North East and CumbriaPSB1

 

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Show good and blocked paths from DH1 4AF for aerial height of ...

10m20m (Angel of the North)25m30m40m56m (Hyde Park Flats, Sheffield)62m (Monument)90m (Royal Liver Building, Liverpool)107m (Meridian Quay Tower, Swansea)115m (Bridgewater Place, Leeds)127m (Glasgow Tower)143m (Guy's Hospital)158m (Blackpool Tower)170m (Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth)180m (The Gherkin/BT Tower) 193m (Tower 42)235m (Canary Wharf)310m (The Shard)(default view)

Comments
Monday, 11 May 2020
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Gerry
2:04 PM
Kilmarnock

aerial is in loft, and was getting the "yesterday" channel till about a month ago, now nothing and some other channel either break up or nothing at all. is it worth getting a new aerial, the one we have got is 14 + years old. have tried retuning TV - no improveement

thanks

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Chris.SE
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2:22 PM

Gerry:

Without a full postcode it's not possible to look at the predicted reception at your location and which transmitter(s) and multiplexes you might be able to receive. There are many (main) transmitters listed for Planned Engineering at present with "Possible weak signal" which MIGHT be the explanation, but we need to see what the Freeview Detailed Coverage Checker is giving for your location.

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Chris.SE
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2:26 PM

Gerry:

To add to the above, it might be helpful if you could say which direction your aerial is pointing and whether the rods are vertical or horizontal.

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Tuesday, 12 May 2020
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Alan Haynes
2:20 PM
Felixstowe

I live in Felixstowe IP11 9JZ. Can someone tell me the Freeview Channels I should use to manually tune my tv/pvr. Thanks

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Chris.SE
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3:33 PM

Alan Haynes:

That will rather depend on which way your aerial is pointing, there are actually a number of choices that you might receive, most requiring ideally a Group K aerial (although Group T /Wideband would do), but the most reliable are likely to be the main Sudbury transmitter which has all 6 main multiplexes or the Felixstowe Light transmitter which only has the 3 main PSB multiplexes (PSB1/BBCA, PSB2/D3&4, PSB3/BBCB HD).

For Sudbury, the aerial should be pointing virtually due W (bearing 273 degrees) with the rods horizontal, and for the Felixstowe relay, bearing 156 to 159 degrees depending on exact location, that's approx. SSE, rods vertical.
For Sudbury, PSBs1-3, COMs 4-6, it's UHF C44, C41, C47, C29, C31, C37 and
For Felxistowe, PSBs1-3, it's UHF C33, C35, C42
If you don't have an HD/T2 tuner, ignore C47 and C42.

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Wednesday, 13 May 2020
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Alan Haynes
3:05 PM
Felixstowe

Chris.SE: Hi Chris. Many thanks for that. I know the aerial is pointing towards Sudbury.

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Monday, 25 May 2020
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David
10:05 PM

Hi, I've been trying for many years to get decent viewing at my home. CH3 8BA, every checker I look at tells me Moel-y-parc is the transmitter to aim for. The problem is I live in a dip and and surrounded by hills close to my home. I have no line of sight. I've tried a number of aerials but nothing is offering a consistent picture.
To stand any chance I think I'd need a pole on the chimney at least 18ft to ensure I clear the hills.
Any thoughts that could help me?

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StevensOnln1
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10:54 PM

David: Do you have a clear view of the sky to the south/south east? If so, consider getting Freesat, which will give most of the channels available on Freeview as well as various others via free to air satellite (i.e. a one-off cost for the dish, cabling and receiver, with no ongoing subscription cost).

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Tuesday, 26 May 2020
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Chris.SE
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1:46 AM

David:

How odd. The Freeview Detailed Coverage checker for your postcode say your "most likely" transmitter is Winter Hill yet it's only predicting good coverage from COM7, poor for COM8 and nothing for the other multiplexes!!
Yet is shows Good coverage from the "alternative transmitter" at Moel y Parc. Well we have come across stupid anomalies like this in the coverage checker before.
Looking at the actual terrain, there seems to be a clear line of sight due W to Moel Y Parc but towards the N end of your postcode, Winter Hill (to the NNE) is obscured somewhat by the terrain, also trees may be an issue.
As StevensOnln1 has suggested, going for Freesat may well be the solution if you really can't get a reliable signal from Moel Y Parc. Indeed your TV may already have a built in satellite tuner, many modern sets do.

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