menuMENU    UK Free TV logo Freeview

 

 

Click to see updates
Choose from four options: ■ TV mapping ■ TV terrain plot ■ TV technical ■ Radio

Freeview reception at TF11 8JA


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.

map is loading, please wait...
There are 1 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of TF118JA (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 ChannelThe Wrekin COM5
Quest Red +1The Wrekin COM6
Classic HitsThe Wrekin COM6
1BBC One (SD)The Wrekin West MidlandsPSB1
2BBC TwoThe Wrekin West MidlandsPSB1
 
3ITV 1 (SD)The Wrekin Central (West)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)The Wrekin Central (West)PSB2
5Channel 5The Wrekin Central (West)PSB2
6ITV 2The Wrekin Central (West)PSB2
9BBC FourThe Wrekin West MidlandsPSB1
 
10ITV3The Wrekin Central (West)PSB2
11Sky MixThe Wrekin COM5
12QuestThe Wrekin COM6
13E4The Wrekin Central (West)PSB2
14Film4The Wrekin Central (West)PSB2
 
15Channel 4 +1The Wrekin Central (West)PSB2
17ReallyThe Wrekin COM5
18More4The Wrekin Central (West)PSB2
19DaveThe Wrekin COM5
20DramaThe Wrekin COM4
 
215USAThe Wrekin COM4
23BBC ThreeThe Wrekin West MidlandsPSB1
25WThe Wrekin COM6
26ITV4The Wrekin Central (West)PSB2
27YesterdayThe Wrekin COM6
 
28ITVBeThe Wrekin Central (West)PSB2
29ITV2 +1The Wrekin COM4
30E4 +1The Wrekin Central (West)PSB2
31E4 ExtraThe Wrekin COM5
325STARThe Wrekin COM4
 
335ActionThe Wrekin COM4
34GREAT! moviesThe Wrekin COM6
35ITV1 +1The Wrekin Central (West)PSB2
36Sky ArtsThe Wrekin COM5
38Channel 5 +1The Wrekin COM4
 
39DMAXThe Wrekin COM6
40Quest RedThe Wrekin COM5
41LegendThe Wrekin COM4
42GREAT! actionThe Wrekin COM4
43Food NetworkThe Wrekin COM5
 
44HGTVThe Wrekin COM6
465SELECTThe Wrekin PSB3
47Film4 +1The Wrekin COM5
48ChallengeThe Wrekin COM5
494sevenThe Wrekin COM5
 
52GREAT! christmasThe Wrekin COM6
56That's TV (UK)The Wrekin COM6
57Dave ja vuThe Wrekin COM4
58ITVBe +1The Wrekin COM4
59ITV3 +1The Wrekin COM4
 
60Drama +1The Wrekin COM5
61GREAT! movies extraThe Wrekin COM6
63GREAT! christmas mixThe Wrekin COM6
64BlazeThe Wrekin COM4
65That's ChristmasThe Wrekin COM5
 
67TRUE CRIMEThe Wrekin COM4
68TRUE CRIME XTRAThe Wrekin COM4
70Quest +1The Wrekin COM5
71That’s 60sThe Wrekin COM6
73HobbyMakerThe Wrekin COM6
 
74Yesterday +1The Wrekin COM5
75That's 90sThe Wrekin COM5
78TCCThe Wrekin COM4
81Blaze +1The Wrekin COM4
82Talking Pictures TVThe Wrekin COM6
 
83Together TVThe Wrekin COM6
84PBS AmericaThe Wrekin COM6
89ITV4 +1The Wrekin COM4
91WildEarthThe Wrekin COM4
101BBC One HDThe Wrekin PSB3
 
102BBC Two HDThe Wrekin PSB3
103UTV HDThe Wrekin PSB3
103ITV 1 HDThe Wrekin PSB3
103STV HDThe Wrekin PSB3
104Channel 4 HDThe Wrekin PSB3
 
105Channel 5 HDThe Wrekin PSB3
106BBC Four HDThe Wrekin PSB3
107BBC Three HDThe Wrekin PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDThe Wrekin PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)The Wrekin PSB3
 
201CBBCThe Wrekin West MidlandsPSB1
202CBeebiesThe Wrekin West MidlandsPSB1
204CBBC HDThe Wrekin PSB3
205CBeebies HDThe Wrekin PSB3
209Ketchup TVThe Wrekin COM4
 
210Ketchup TooThe Wrekin COM4
211YAAAS!The Wrekin COM4
231BBC NewsThe Wrekin West MidlandsPSB1
232BBC ParliamentThe Wrekin West MidlandsPSB1
233Sky NewsThe Wrekin COM5
 
235Al Jazeera EngThe Wrekin COM6
267Al Jazeera EnglishThe Wrekin COM4

 

Advanced options

Show good and blocked paths from TF11 8JA 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, 20 November 2023
R
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.

link to this comment
Roger Barsby's 1 post GB flag
Roger's: mapR's Freeview map terrainR's terrain plot wavesR's frequency data R's Freeview Detailed Coverage
C
Chris.SE
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

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.

link to this comment
Chris.SE's 3,929 posts GB flag
Sunday, 26 November 2023
L
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?

link to this comment
Lewis's 4 posts GB flag
Lewis's: mapL's Freeview map terrainL's terrain plot wavesL's frequency data L's Freeview Detailed Coverage
C
Chris.SE
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

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).

link to this comment
Chris.SE's 3,929 posts GB flag
Monday, 4 December 2023
สล็อตpg
1:05 AM

This piece of writing will help the internet people for building up
new website or even a weblog from start to end.

link to this comment
สล็อตpg's 1 post US flag
G
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?

link to this comment
Gary's 3 posts GB flag
Gary's: mapG's Freeview map terrainG's terrain plot wavesG's frequency data G's Freeview Detailed Coverage
S
Steve Donaldson
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

2:03 PM

Gary: Parent transmitter Stockland Hill is presently listed for engineering works, so perhaps this is the reason:

Planned engineering works | Freeview

link to this comment
Steve Donaldson's 141 posts GB flag
C
Chris.SE
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

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.

link to this comment
Chris.SE's 3,929 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 5 December 2023
F
filmaffinity.wiki
7:50 PM

Why visitors still use to read news papers when in this technological globe everything is available on net?

link to this comment
GB flag
Select more comments

Your comment please
Please post a question, answer or commentIf you have Freeview reception problems before posting a question your must first do this Freeview reset procedure then see: Freeview reception has changed, Single frequency interference, and Freeview intermittent interference.

If you have no satellite signal, see Sky Digibox says 'No Signal' or 'Technical fault'

If you have other problems, please provide a full (not partial) postcode (or preferably enter it in box at the top right) and indicate where if aerial is on the roof, in the loft or elsewhere.

UK Free TV is here to help people. If you are rude or disrespectful all of your posts will be deleted and you will be banned.








Privacy policy: UK Free Privacy policy.