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Freeview reception at TR8 4HS


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 TR84HS (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 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

CCXTVRedruth COM4
1BBC One (SD)Redruth South WestPSB1
2BBC TwoRedruth South WestPSB1
3ITV (SD)Redruth West CountryPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Redruth West CountryPSB2
 
5Channel 5Redruth West CountryPSB2
6ITV 2Redruth West CountryPSB2
9BBC FourRedruth South WestPSB1
10ITV3Redruth West CountryPSB2
11Sky ArtsRedruth COM5
 
12QuestRedruth COM4
13E4Redruth West CountryPSB2
14Film4Redruth West CountryPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Redruth West CountryPSB2
17ReallyRedruth COM5
 
18More4Redruth West CountryPSB2
19DaveRedruth COM5
20DramaRedruth COM4
215USARedruth COM4
23Dave ja vuRedruth COM6
 
25ITV4Redruth West CountryPSB2
26YesterdayRedruth COM6
28ITV2 +1Redruth COM4
29E4 +1Redruth West CountryPSB2
304MusicRedruth COM5
 
315STARRedruth COM4
32Paramount NetworkRedruth COM4
33GREAT! moviesRedruth COM6
34ITV +1Redruth West CountryPSB2
35pickRedruth COM5
 
38DMAXRedruth COM6
39Quest RedRedruth COM5
40CBS JusticeRedruth COM6
41GREAT! movies actionRedruth COM4
42Food NetworkRedruth COM5
 
43HGTVRedruth COM6
45Channel 5 +1Redruth COM4
46Film4 +1Redruth COM5
47ChallengeRedruth COM5
484sevenRedruth COM5
 
555SELECTRedruth COM4
56Smithsonian ChannelRedruth COM5
57ITVBe +1Redruth COM4
58ITV3 +1Redruth COM4
59ITV4 +1Redruth COM4
 
63BlazeRedruth COM4
66CBS RealityRedruth COM4
67CBS DramaRedruth COM6
68Horror ChannelRedruth COM4
69Quest +1Redruth COM5
 
72Shopping Quarter Redruth PSB3
73Drama +1Redruth COM4
74Yesterday +1Redruth COM5
77TCCRedruth COM4
80Blaze +1Redruth COM4
 
81Talking Pictures TVRedruth COM6
82Together TVRedruth COM5
84PBS AmericaRedruth COM6
101BBC One HDRedruth PSB3
102BBC Two HDRedruth PSB3
 
103ITV HDRedruth PSB3
103UTV HDRedruth PSB3
103STV HDRedruth PSB3
104Channel 4 HDRedruth PSB3
105Channel 5 HDRedruth PSB3
 
108BBC Scotland HDRedruth PSB3
201CBBCRedruth South WestPSB1
202CBeebiesRedruth South WestPSB1
203CITVRedruth COM4
204CBBC HDRedruth PSB3
 
211Ketchup TVRedruth COM4
212YAAAS!Redruth COM4
231BBC NewsRedruth South WestPSB1
232BBC ParliamentRedruth South WestPSB1
233Sky NewsRedruth COM5
 
234RTRedruth COM6
235Aljazeera EnglishRedruth COM6
250BBC Red ButtonRedruth South WestPSB1

 

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Comments
Monday, 3 January 2022
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Glen Lucas
6:41 PM
Whitley Bay

Hi, why is there no map for NE25 9UY for checking signal strength? My brother lives there and there's virtually no Freeview signal strength. He has installed a high signal strength K band aerial and still gets virtually nothing. His TV aerial has a pre amplifier and then goes into a distribution amplifier which I installed since I'm a electrician and have fitted numerous of these home distribution amplifiers and TV aerials without any problems. He has tried to get a signal with just a small tv (in signal reception, strength and quality mode) placed on the roof with the aerial plugged directly into it, still with no joy. Could you please tell me why the signal is so weak there and what is the solution to the problem?
Kind regards
Glen

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StevensOnln1
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7:07 PM

Glen Lucas: Putting that postcode into the detailed coverage checker on Freeview's corporate website gives a prediction of strong signal from both Pontop Pike (222 degrees compass bearing) and Chatton (336 degrees bearing) transmitters. A weak signal is predicted from the temporary mast at Bilsdale Quarry, so maybe he just needs to turn the aerial around to point at a different transmitter.

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Friday, 14 January 2022
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Edward Slater
12:55 PM
Nottingham

We have been receiving excellent signal on all mpxs from the Nottingham transmitter for a number of years. Since around the end of Oct 2021, we have lost virtually all signal on channel 48 - I have recordings of programmes in October to prove it worked! I have followed all the recommended reset procedures and checked the aerial (loft mounted), amplifiers and cables (I am a qualified electronics engineer) to no avail. Signals on channels 38 and 50 are at strength 10 and there is a 5G filter installed (I have tried without it). Any ideas?

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Chris.SE
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1:53 PM

Edward Slater:

I assume when you say you've checked the cables that includes continuity of the coax core.
Unfortunately the UHF channel list on the Nottingham transmitter page isn't fully up-to-date. The Local multiplex was moved from C50 to UHF C44 during the 700MHz clearance.
The correct UHF channels for Nottingham In the multiplex order PSBs1-3, COMs4-6, Local are -
C27, C24, C21, C33, C36, C48, C44 . It's vertical polarisation.

There is no transmitter in the country transmitting on any channel above C48 other than the temporary COM7 HD mux on C55, not broadcast from Nottingham.

If you have signal on C50, I don't suppose you have any analogue modulators from older equipemnt running ie old Sky boxes, Games consoles etc. If so shift them right to the top of the band.
If not, you need to find out what this signal is. It could be saturating your front end and desensitising it so C48 signal is weakened.

What does your TV tuning section show for signal strength and quality for all the multiplexes?

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Wednesday, 19 January 2022
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Edward Slater
10:19 AM
Nottingham

Thanks Chris

Apologies for any confusion - the incorrect information on Nottingham didn't help but it was my mistake. I don't have access to proper test equipment anymore so the data on strength and quality that follows is taken from the television:

Ch Qual Strength
21 10 10
24 10 9
27 10 10
33 9 9
36 5 8
44 8 6
48 1 5

Just to confirm, there is no signal on any channel above 48, as you point out.

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Chris.SE
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10:44 PM

Edward Slater:

Hi. This is certainly a bit odd. Process of elimination seems the best way to proceed, shouldn't need any specialist equipment (hopefully!). Those Signal and Quality figures from the TV are useful.

In your o/p you mentioned signal strengths 10, leaving aside your error with the channel numbers, I assume that they were those higher channels. Those strength and quality figures now show a definite drop with the increase in channel number.

I should perhaps mention that there has been some temperature inversion/tropospheric ducting around which should have now cleared (although some predictions show it n#might return on Friday). Have those strength and quality figures changed since you took them?
That said, it's unusual for such interference to affect several channels in that way, normally it would be an individual channel (or two).

How have you got your equipment interconnected? You mention recordings, so I assume you've got a PVR of some sort connected to the TV. Have you altered anything around, moved any cables etc.?

Two things to check - make sure you haven't got any HDMI cables close to the aerial cable or flyleads as HDMI has been known to cause interference (especially when the coax isn't high quality double screened eg. CT100 or similar). Carefully check any flyleads, they can go intermittent especially the connection at the back of the plug if they are pre-made moulded types.

You mention a 5G filter and an amplifier. Is the amp a distribution amp/splitter or a "masthead type"? Does it have variable gain?

What could be useful is seeing what the strength and quality figures are for each multiplex with the aerial coupled direct to the coax direct to the TV, bypassing any filter. amp, splitter and PVR etc. Then try the same with the filter in place.

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