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Freeview reception at SA44 6PD


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 1 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of SA446PD (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 ChannelPreseli COM5
Quest Red +1Preseli COM6
Classic HitsPreseli COM6
E4 (Wales)Preseli COM4
1BBC One (SD)Preseli WalesPSB1
 
2BBC TwoPreseli WalesPSB1
5Channel 5Preseli WalesPSB2
6ITV 2Preseli WalesPSB2
9BBC FourPreseli WalesPSB1
10ITV3Preseli WalesPSB2
 
11Sky MixPreseli COM5
12QuestPreseli COM6
13E4Preseli WalesPSB2
14Film4Preseli WalesPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Preseli WalesPSB2
 
17ReallyPreseli COM5
18More4Preseli WalesPSB2
19DavePreseli COM5
20DramaPreseli COM4
215USAPreseli COM4
 
23BBC ThreePreseli WalesPSB1
25WPreseli COM6
26ITV4Preseli WalesPSB2
27YesterdayPreseli COM6
28ITVBePreseli WalesPSB2
 
29ITV2 +1Preseli COM4
30E4 +1Preseli WalesPSB2
31E4 ExtraPreseli COM5
325STARPreseli COM4
335ActionPreseli COM4
 
34GREAT! moviesPreseli COM6
35ITV1 +1Preseli WalesPSB2
36Sky ArtsPreseli COM5
38Channel 5 +1Preseli COM4
39DMAXPreseli COM6
 
40Quest RedPreseli COM5
41LegendPreseli COM4
43Food NetworkPreseli COM5
44HGTVPreseli COM6
465SELECTPreseli PSB3
 
47Film4 +1Preseli COM5
48ChallengePreseli COM5
494sevenPreseli COM5
52GREAT! christmasPreseli COM6
56That's TV (UK)Preseli COM6
 
57Dave ja vuPreseli COM4
58ITVBe +1Preseli COM4
59ITV3 +1Preseli COM4
60Drama +1Preseli COM5
61GREAT! movies extraPreseli COM6
 
63GREAT! christmas mixPreseli COM6
64BlazePreseli COM4
65That's ChristmasPreseli COM5
67TRUE CRIMEPreseli COM4
68TRUE CRIME XTRAPreseli COM4
 
70Quest +1Preseli COM5
71That’s 60sPreseli COM6
73HobbyMakerPreseli COM6
74Yesterday +1Preseli COM5
75That's 90sPreseli COM5
 
78TCCPreseli COM4
81Blaze +1Preseli COM4
82Talking Pictures TVPreseli COM6
83Together TVPreseli COM6
84PBS AmericaPreseli COM6
 
89ITV4 +1Preseli COM4
91WildEarthPreseli COM4
101BBC One HDPreseli PSB3
102BBC Two HDPreseli PSB3
103UTV HDPreseli PSB3
 
103ITV 1 HDPreseli PSB3
103STV HDPreseli PSB3
104Channel 4 HDPreseli PSB3
105Channel 5 HDPreseli PSB3
106BBC Four HDPreseli PSB3
 
107BBC Three HDPreseli PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDPreseli PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Preseli PSB3
201CBBCPreseli WalesPSB1
202CBeebiesPreseli WalesPSB1
 
204CBBC HDPreseli PSB3
205CBeebies HDPreseli PSB3
209Ketchup TVPreseli COM4
210Ketchup TooPreseli COM4
211YAAAS!Preseli COM4
 
231BBC NewsPreseli WalesPSB1
232BBC ParliamentPreseli WalesPSB1
233Sky NewsPreseli COM5
235Al Jazeera EngPreseli COM6
267Al Jazeera EnglishPreseli 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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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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Tuesday, 5 December 2023
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