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Freeview reception at TF4 3LU


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 10 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of TF43LU (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

FreeSportsThe 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
7Big Centre TVSutton Coldfield LB
9BBC FourThe Wrekin West MidlandsPSB1
10ITV3The Wrekin Central (West)PSB2
 
11Sky ArtsThe Wrekin COM5
12QuestThe Wrekin COM4
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
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
36pickThe Wrekin COM5
39DMAXThe Wrekin COM6
40Quest RedThe Wrekin COM5
41LegendThe Wrekin COM4
 
42GREAT! movies actionThe Wrekin COM4
43Food NetworkThe Wrekin COM5
44HGTVThe Wrekin COM6
46Channel 5 +1The Wrekin COM4
47Film4 +1The Wrekin COM5
 
48ChallengeThe Wrekin COM5
494sevenThe Wrekin COM5
565SELECTThe Wrekin PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelThe Wrekin COM5
58ITVBe +1The Wrekin COM4
 
59ITV3 +1The Wrekin COM4
60Drama +1The Wrekin COM5
64BlazeThe Wrekin COM4
67CBS RealityThe Wrekin COM4
70Quest +1The Wrekin COM5
 
71Quest Red +1The Wrekin COM6
73HobbyMakerThe Wrekin COM6
74Dave ja vuThe Wrekin COM4
75Yesterday +1The Wrekin COM5
78TCCThe Wrekin COM4
 
81Blaze +1The Wrekin COM4
82Talking Pictures TVThe Wrekin COM6
83Together TVThe Wrekin COM5
84PBS AmericaThe Wrekin COM6
88Classic HitsThe Wrekin COM6
 
89ITV4 +1The 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
108BBC Scotland HDThe Wrekin PSB3
 
109BBC Three HDThe Wrekin PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)The Wrekin PSB3
201CBBCThe Wrekin West MidlandsPSB1
202CBeebiesThe Wrekin West MidlandsPSB1
203CITVThe Wrekin COM4
 
204CBBC HDThe Wrekin PSB3
205CBeebies HDThe Wrekin PSB3
208POP MAXThe Wrekin COM4
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
235Aljazeera EnglishThe Wrekin COM6
 
250BBC Red ButtonThe Wrekin West MidlandsPSB1

 

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Tuesday, 4 October 2022
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Richard Mudge
8:16 PM
Weston-super-mare

Richard Mudge: My postcode is BS24 9ND

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Richard Mudge
8:20 PM
Weston-super-mare

Chris.SE: Hi Chris
My postcode is BS24 9ND

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Wednesday, 5 October 2022
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Chris.SE
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

6:46 AM

Richard Mudge:

Hi Richard. The aerial should be pointing at compass bearing 111 degrees - that's 21 degrees S of due E, almost ESE.
The Freeview predictor shows you should get good signals from Mendip for the 6 main multiplexes (not the Local one as you are off-beam for that, it's beamed towards Bristol - you can always try a manual tune on UHF C30 as it may be weak and an autotune may miss it).

However, the predictor says you can also get good signals from Wenvoe and Stockland Hill which you may get from sidelobes (even rear ones) of the aerial's reception, so you may have to manual tune Mendip's UHF channels to make sure you get them correctly.
Mendip's correct UHF channels are C32, C34, C35, C48, C33, C36, C30. That's is the order BBCA/PSB1, D3&4/PSB2, BBCB HD/PSB3, SDN/COM4, ArqA/COM5, ArqB/COM6; Local mux.

If you can't get the Mendip (Bristol) Local multiplex, you could try a Manual tune on UHF C37 which is the Local mux from Wenvoe, which you might get off the back of the aerial albeit possibly weak.
Whilst you may not especially want Cardiff local news on LCN7, you may like to get the other channels carried on the mux.
See https://www.freeview.co.uk/corporate/platform-management/channel-listings-industry-professionals for which channels are carried on which multiplex.

Bear in mind that standard Tri-boom's are a wideband aerial unless this is one of the newer K Group tuned versions, so you might need a (free) filter from restoretv.uk if any 4/5G mobile masts using 700MHz set up near you - but you should get a postcard from restoretv.uk if so, but it doesn't always happen.
I'm glad your tri-boom is being loft mounted, they have a high wind loading and would need sturdy mounting if external!

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Richard Mudge
10:15 PM
Weston-super-mare

Chris.SE: Hi Chris
Thanks for the information

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Friday, 21 October 2022
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Helen
11:19 AM
Peterborough

Hi,
I believe my Arial is directed towards Sandy Heath. I've had no freeview channels for 6 weeks or so, postcode PE8 6PZ. The map on this site suggests I should align the arial to the Waltham transmitter.
Can anyone offer advice?
Regards
Helen

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StevensOnln1
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

1:50 PM

Helen: Sandy Heath is predicted to provide a good signal for all multiplexes at your postcode, whereas Waltham is predicted to provide a good signal for PSB1/2/3 with a weaker signal for COM4/5/6 which may result in reception of many commercial channels being unreliable.

Have you carried out any investigation into the loss of signal? Start by checking for any loose or damaged cables or connections behind your TV, then work your way back towards the aerial as far as you can safely access. Is your aerial still pointing in the correct direction (164 degrees compass bearing)? Are any neighbours suffering similar reception problems? Don't retune your TV as this will just delete all of your channels and search for them again, making it more difficult to know when the fault has been found.

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Chris.SE
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:03 PM

Helen:

Which map are you referring to? If it's the one you get from "Get to see your Freeview Prediction" by entering your postcode above, then I don't know why Sandy Heath is not showing on that map, it should be there. Nor why it indeed suggests Belmont for COM5 but not COMs 4&6 when reception of the COMs would be the same, I'm afraid that's ridiculous and it's an error.
And further to that even Waltham is predicted by Freeview to give better reception of the COMs than Belmont!!.
As StevensOnln1 has said Freeview's own predictor shows Sandy Heath with the best predicted reception, and also as your most likely transmitter.

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Saturday, 29 October 2022
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Nicholas Anderson
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8:24 AM

Viewers on the North Somerset coast near Mindhead will only receive transmissions from Wales including Welsh Channel 4 if their antennas are misaligned as the signal from South Wales is very strong across the Bristol Channel.

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StevensOnln1
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10:19 AM

Nicholas Anderson: All the Welsh transmitters broadcast the same version of Channel 4 as those in England. You are probably thinking of S4C which is a completely separate Welsh language channel, which did show programmes from Channel 4 in the past up until digital switchover completed due to Channel 4 analogue not being broadcast in Wales. There has been no link or sharing of programmes between Channel 4 and S4C since then, with both channels being available from every transmitter in Wales.

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