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Freeview reception at LA12 9EQ


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 3 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of LA129EQ (page shows closest 10)

What do the map symbols mean?

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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

Spotlight TVWinter Hill GIM
Together TV +1Winter Hill com7
CCXTVWinter Hill COM4
MeritWinter Hill com7
1BBC One (SD)Winter Hill North WestPSB1
 
2BBC TwoWinter Hill North WestPSB1
3ITV (SD)Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
5Channel 5Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
6ITV 2Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
 
9BBC FourWinter Hill North WestPSB1
10ITV3Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
11Sky ArtsWinter Hill COM5
12QuestWinter Hill COM4
13E4Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
 
14Film4Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
17ReallyWinter Hill COM5
18More4Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
19DaveWinter Hill COM5
 
20DramaWinter Hill COM4
215USAWinter Hill COM4
23Dave ja vuLancaster COM6
25ITV4Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
26YesterdayLancaster COM6
 
28ITV2 +1Winter Hill COM4
29E4 +1Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
304MusicWinter Hill COM5
315STARWinter Hill COM4
32Paramount NetworkWinter Hill COM4
 
33GREAT! moviesLancaster COM6
34ITV +1Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
35pickWinter Hill COM5
38DMAXLancaster COM6
39Quest RedWinter Hill COM5
 
40CBS JusticeLancaster COM6
41GREAT! movies actionWinter Hill COM4
42Food NetworkWinter Hill COM5
43HGTVLancaster COM6
45Channel 5 +1Winter Hill COM4
 
46Film4 +1Winter Hill COM5
47ChallengeWinter Hill COM5
484sevenWinter Hill COM5
555SELECTWinter Hill COM4
56Smithsonian ChannelWinter Hill COM5
 
57ITVBe +1Winter Hill COM4
58ITV3 +1Winter Hill COM4
59ITV4 +1Winter Hill COM4
62GREAT! movies classic 1Winter Hill GIM
63BlazeWinter Hill COM4
 
64FreeSportsWinter Hill com7
66CBS RealityWinter Hill COM4
67CBS DramaLancaster COM6
68Horror ChannelWinter Hill COM4
69Quest +1Winter Hill COM5
 
70Quest Red +1Winter Hill com7
72Shopping Quarter Winter Hill PSB3
73Drama +1Winter Hill COM4
74Yesterday +1Winter Hill COM5
75NOW 80sWinter Hill GIM
 
76Now 70sWinter Hill com7
77TCCWinter Hill COM4
78Now 90sWinter Hill GIM
79Clubland TVWinter Hill GIM
80Blaze +1Winter Hill COM4
 
81Talking Pictures TVLancaster COM6
82Together TVWinter Hill COM5
84PBS AmericaLancaster COM6
86More4 +1Winter Hill com7
87PBS America +1Winter Hill com7
 
88Country Music Entertainment Winter Hill GIM
89Court TVWinter Hill com7
96Forces TVWinter Hill com7
101BBC One HDWinter Hill PSB3
102BBC Two HDWinter Hill PSB3
 
103ITV HDWinter Hill PSB3
103STV HDWinter Hill PSB3
103UTV HDWinter Hill PSB3
104Channel 4 HDWinter Hill PSB3
105Channel 5 HDWinter Hill PSB3
 
106BBC Four HDWinter Hill com7
107BBC News HDWinter Hill com7
108BBC Scotland HDWinter Hill PSB3
113RT HDWinter Hill com7
114Quest HDWinter Hill com7
 
201CBBCWinter Hill North WestPSB1
202CBeebiesWinter Hill North WestPSB1
203CITVWinter Hill COM4
204CBBC HDWinter Hill PSB3
205CBeebies HDWinter Hill com7
 
208POP MAXWinter Hill GIM
211Ketchup TVWinter Hill COM4
212YAAAS!Winter Hill COM4
231BBC NewsWinter Hill North WestPSB1
232BBC ParliamentWinter Hill North WestPSB1
 
233Sky NewsWinter Hill COM5
234RTLancaster COM6
235Aljazeera EnglishLancaster COM6
250BBC Red ButtonWinter Hill North WestPSB1

 

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Comments
Monday, 3 January 2022
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Glen Lucas
6:41 PM
Whitley Bay

Hi, why is there no map for NE25 9UY for checking signal strength? My brother lives there and there's virtually no Freeview signal strength. He has installed a high signal strength K band aerial and still gets virtually nothing. His TV aerial has a pre amplifier and then goes into a distribution amplifier which I installed since I'm a electrician and have fitted numerous of these home distribution amplifiers and TV aerials without any problems. He has tried to get a signal with just a small tv (in signal reception, strength and quality mode) placed on the roof with the aerial plugged directly into it, still with no joy. Could you please tell me why the signal is so weak there and what is the solution to the problem?
Kind regards
Glen

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StevensOnln1
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7:07 PM

Glen Lucas: Putting that postcode into the detailed coverage checker on Freeview's corporate website gives a prediction of strong signal from both Pontop Pike (222 degrees compass bearing) and Chatton (336 degrees bearing) transmitters. A weak signal is predicted from the temporary mast at Bilsdale Quarry, so maybe he just needs to turn the aerial around to point at a different transmitter.

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Friday, 14 January 2022
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Edward Slater
12:55 PM
Nottingham

We have been receiving excellent signal on all mpxs from the Nottingham transmitter for a number of years. Since around the end of Oct 2021, we have lost virtually all signal on channel 48 - I have recordings of programmes in October to prove it worked! I have followed all the recommended reset procedures and checked the aerial (loft mounted), amplifiers and cables (I am a qualified electronics engineer) to no avail. Signals on channels 38 and 50 are at strength 10 and there is a 5G filter installed (I have tried without it). Any ideas?

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Chris.SE
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1:53 PM

Edward Slater:

I assume when you say you've checked the cables that includes continuity of the coax core.
Unfortunately the UHF channel list on the Nottingham transmitter page isn't fully up-to-date. The Local multiplex was moved from C50 to UHF C44 during the 700MHz clearance.
The correct UHF channels for Nottingham In the multiplex order PSBs1-3, COMs4-6, Local are -
C27, C24, C21, C33, C36, C48, C44 . It's vertical polarisation.

There is no transmitter in the country transmitting on any channel above C48 other than the temporary COM7 HD mux on C55, not broadcast from Nottingham.

If you have signal on C50, I don't suppose you have any analogue modulators from older equipemnt running ie old Sky boxes, Games consoles etc. If so shift them right to the top of the band.
If not, you need to find out what this signal is. It could be saturating your front end and desensitising it so C48 signal is weakened.

What does your TV tuning section show for signal strength and quality for all the multiplexes?

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Wednesday, 19 January 2022
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Edward Slater
10:19 AM
Nottingham

Thanks Chris

Apologies for any confusion - the incorrect information on Nottingham didn't help but it was my mistake. I don't have access to proper test equipment anymore so the data on strength and quality that follows is taken from the television:

Ch Qual Strength
21 10 10
24 10 9
27 10 10
33 9 9
36 5 8
44 8 6
48 1 5

Just to confirm, there is no signal on any channel above 48, as you point out.

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Chris.SE
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10:44 PM

Edward Slater:

Hi. This is certainly a bit odd. Process of elimination seems the best way to proceed, shouldn't need any specialist equipment (hopefully!). Those Signal and Quality figures from the TV are useful.

In your o/p you mentioned signal strengths 10, leaving aside your error with the channel numbers, I assume that they were those higher channels. Those strength and quality figures now show a definite drop with the increase in channel number.

I should perhaps mention that there has been some temperature inversion/tropospheric ducting around which should have now cleared (although some predictions show it n#might return on Friday). Have those strength and quality figures changed since you took them?
That said, it's unusual for such interference to affect several channels in that way, normally it would be an individual channel (or two).

How have you got your equipment interconnected? You mention recordings, so I assume you've got a PVR of some sort connected to the TV. Have you altered anything around, moved any cables etc.?

Two things to check - make sure you haven't got any HDMI cables close to the aerial cable or flyleads as HDMI has been known to cause interference (especially when the coax isn't high quality double screened eg. CT100 or similar). Carefully check any flyleads, they can go intermittent especially the connection at the back of the plug if they are pre-made moulded types.

You mention a 5G filter and an amplifier. Is the amp a distribution amp/splitter or a "masthead type"? Does it have variable gain?

What could be useful is seeing what the strength and quality figures are for each multiplex with the aerial coupled direct to the coax direct to the TV, bypassing any filter. amp, splitter and PVR etc. Then try the same with the filter in place.

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