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Freeview reception at LA8 8DJ


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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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 ChannelLancaster COM5
Quest Red +1Lancaster COM6
Classic HitsLancaster COM6
1BBC One (SD)Lancaster North WestPSB1
2BBC TwoLancaster North WestPSB1
 
3ITV 1 (SD)Lancaster GranadaPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Lancaster GranadaPSB2
5Channel 5Lancaster GranadaPSB2
6ITV 2Lancaster GranadaPSB2
9BBC FourLancaster North WestPSB1
 
10ITV3Lancaster GranadaPSB2
11Sky MixLancaster COM5
12QuestLancaster COM6
13E4Lancaster GranadaPSB2
14Film4Lancaster GranadaPSB2
 
15Channel 4 +1Lancaster GranadaPSB2
17ReallyLancaster COM5
18More4Lancaster GranadaPSB2
19DaveLancaster COM5
20DramaLancaster COM4
 
215USALancaster COM4
23BBC ThreeLancaster North WestPSB1
25WLancaster COM6
26ITV4Lancaster GranadaPSB2
27YesterdayLancaster COM6
 
28ITVBeLancaster GranadaPSB2
29ITV2 +1Lancaster COM4
30E4 +1Lancaster GranadaPSB2
31E4 ExtraLancaster COM5
325STARLancaster COM4
 
335ActionLancaster COM4
34GREAT! moviesLancaster COM6
35ITV1 +1Lancaster GranadaPSB2
36Sky ArtsLancaster COM5
38Channel 5 +1Lancaster COM4
 
39DMAXLancaster COM6
40Quest RedLancaster COM5
41LegendLancaster COM4
42GREAT! actionLancaster COM4
43Food NetworkLancaster COM5
 
44HGTVLancaster COM6
465SELECTLancaster PSB3
47Film4 +1Lancaster COM5
48ChallengeLancaster COM5
494sevenLancaster COM5
 
52GREAT! christmasLancaster COM6
56That's TV (UK)Lancaster COM6
57Dave ja vuLancaster COM4
58ITVBe +1Lancaster COM4
59ITV3 +1Lancaster COM4
 
60Drama +1Lancaster COM5
61GREAT! movies extraLancaster COM6
63GREAT! christmas mixLancaster COM6
64BlazeLancaster COM4
65That's ChristmasLancaster COM5
 
67TRUE CRIMELancaster COM4
68TRUE CRIME XTRALancaster COM4
70Quest +1Lancaster COM5
71That’s 60sLancaster COM6
73HobbyMakerLancaster COM6
 
74Yesterday +1Lancaster COM5
75That's 90sLancaster COM5
78TCCLancaster COM4
81Blaze +1Lancaster COM4
82Talking Pictures TVLancaster COM6
 
83Together TVLancaster COM6
84PBS AmericaLancaster COM6
89ITV4 +1Lancaster COM4
91WildEarthLancaster COM4
101BBC One HDLancaster PSB3
 
102BBC Two HDLancaster PSB3
103UTV HDLancaster PSB3
103ITV 1 HDLancaster PSB3
103STV HDLancaster PSB3
104Channel 4 HDLancaster PSB3
 
105Channel 5 HDLancaster PSB3
106BBC Four HDLancaster PSB3
107BBC Three HDLancaster PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDLancaster PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Lancaster PSB3
 
201CBBCLancaster North WestPSB1
202CBeebiesLancaster North WestPSB1
204CBBC HDLancaster PSB3
205CBeebies HDLancaster PSB3
209Ketchup TVLancaster COM4
 
210Ketchup TooLancaster COM4
211YAAAS!Lancaster COM4
231BBC NewsLancaster North WestPSB1
232BBC ParliamentLancaster North WestPSB1
233Sky NewsLancaster COM5
 
235Al Jazeera EngLancaster COM6
267Al Jazeera EnglishLancaster 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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Chris.SE's 3,922 posts GB flag
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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