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Freeview reception at TA7 8JB


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 2 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of TA78JB (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

E4 (Wales)Mendip COM4
Quest Red +1Mendip COM6
Smithsonian ChannelMendip COM5
Classic HitsMendip COM6
1BBC One (SD)Mendip WestPSB1
 
2BBC TwoMendip WestPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Mendip WestPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Mendip WestPSB2
5Channel 5Mendip WestPSB2
6ITV 2Mendip WestPSB2
 
7Made in BristolMendip LBS
8Made in CardiffWenvoe LCF
9BBC FourMendip WestPSB1
10ITV3Mendip WestPSB2
11Sky MixMendip COM5
 
12QuestMendip COM6
13E4Mendip WestPSB2
14Film4Mendip WestPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Mendip WestPSB2
17ReallyMendip COM5
 
18More4Mendip WestPSB2
19DaveMendip COM5
20DramaMendip COM4
215USAMendip COM4
23BBC ThreeMendip WestPSB1
 
25WMendip COM6
26ITV4Mendip WestPSB2
27YesterdayMendip COM6
28ITVBeMendip WestPSB2
29ITV2 +1Mendip COM4
 
30E4 +1Mendip WestPSB2
31E4 ExtraMendip COM5
325STARMendip COM4
335ActionMendip COM4
34GREAT! moviesMendip COM6
 
35ITV1 +1Mendip WestPSB2
36Sky ArtsMendip COM5
38Channel 5 +1Mendip COM4
39DMAXMendip COM6
40Quest RedMendip COM5
 
41LegendMendip COM4
42GREAT! actionMendip COM4
43Food NetworkMendip COM5
44HGTVMendip COM6
465SELECTWenvoe PSB3
 
47Film4 +1Mendip COM5
48ChallengeMendip COM5
494sevenMendip COM5
52GREAT! christmasMendip COM6
56That's TV (UK)Mendip COM6
 
57Dave ja vuMendip COM4
58ITVBe +1Mendip COM4
59ITV3 +1Mendip COM4
60Drama +1Mendip COM5
61GREAT! movies extraMendip COM6
 
63GREAT! christmas mixMendip COM6
64BlazeMendip COM4
65That's ChristmasMendip COM5
67TRUE CRIMEMendip COM4
68TRUE CRIME XTRAMendip COM4
 
70Quest +1Mendip COM5
71That’s 60sMendip COM6
73HobbyMakerMendip COM6
74Yesterday +1Mendip COM5
75That's 90sMendip COM5
 
78TCCMendip COM4
81Blaze +1Mendip COM4
82Talking Pictures TVMendip COM6
83Together TVMendip COM6
84PBS AmericaMendip COM6
 
89ITV4 +1Mendip COM4
91WildEarthMendip COM4
101BBC One HDWenvoe PSB3
102BBC Two HDWenvoe PSB3
103ITV 1 HDWenvoe PSB3
 
103STV HDWenvoe PSB3
103UTV HDWenvoe PSB3
104Channel 4 HDWenvoe PSB3
105Channel 5 HDWenvoe PSB3
106BBC Four HDWenvoe PSB3
 
107BBC Three HDWenvoe PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDWenvoe PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Wenvoe PSB3
201CBBCMendip WestPSB1
202CBeebiesMendip WestPSB1
 
204CBBC HDWenvoe PSB3
205CBeebies HDWenvoe PSB3
209Ketchup TVMendip COM4
210Ketchup TooMendip COM4
211YAAAS!Mendip COM4
 
231BBC NewsMendip WestPSB1
232BBC ParliamentMendip WestPSB1
233Sky NewsMendip COM5
235Al Jazeera EngMendip COM6
267Al Jazeera EnglishMendip 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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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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