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Freeview reception at UB3 4RZ


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 12 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of UB34RZ (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

Quest Red +1Crystal Palace COM6
Smithsonian ChannelCrystal Palace COM5
Classic HitsCrystal Palace COM6
1BBC One (SD)Crystal Palace LondonPSB1
2BBC TwoCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
 
3ITV 1 (SD)Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
5Channel 5Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
6ITV 2Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
8LONDON LIVECrystal Palace LW
 
9BBC FourCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
10ITV3Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
11Sky MixCrystal Palace COM5
12QuestCrystal Palace COM6
13E4Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
 
14Film4Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
17ReallyCrystal Palace COM5
18More4Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
19DaveCrystal Palace COM5
 
20DramaCrystal Palace COM4
215USACrystal Palace COM4
23BBC ThreeCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
25WCrystal Palace COM6
26ITV4Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
 
27YesterdayCrystal Palace COM6
28ITVBeCrystal Palace LondonPSB2
29ITV2 +1Crystal Palace COM4
30E4 +1Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
31E4 ExtraCrystal Palace COM5
 
325STARCrystal Palace COM4
335ActionCrystal Palace COM4
34GREAT! moviesCrystal Palace COM6
35ITV1 +1Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
36Sky ArtsCrystal Palace COM5
 
38Channel 5 +1Crystal Palace COM4
39DMAXCrystal Palace COM6
40Quest RedCrystal Palace COM5
41LegendCrystal Palace COM4
42GREAT! actionCrystal Palace COM4
 
43Food NetworkCrystal Palace COM5
44HGTVCrystal Palace COM6
465SELECTCrystal Palace PSB3
47Film4 +1Crystal Palace COM5
48ChallengeCrystal Palace COM5
 
494sevenCrystal Palace COM5
52GREAT! christmasCrystal Palace COM6
56That's TV (UK)Crystal Palace COM6
57Dave ja vuCrystal Palace COM4
58ITVBe +1Crystal Palace COM4
 
59ITV3 +1Crystal Palace COM4
60Drama +1Crystal Palace COM5
61GREAT! movies extraCrystal Palace COM6
63GREAT! christmas mixCrystal Palace COM6
64BlazeCrystal Palace COM4
 
65That's ChristmasCrystal Palace COM5
67TRUE CRIMECrystal Palace COM4
68TRUE CRIME XTRACrystal Palace COM4
70Quest +1Crystal Palace COM5
71That’s 60sCrystal Palace COM6
 
73HobbyMakerCrystal Palace COM6
74Yesterday +1Crystal Palace COM5
75That's 90sCrystal Palace COM5
78TCCCrystal Palace COM4
81Blaze +1Crystal Palace COM4
 
82Talking Pictures TVCrystal Palace COM6
83Together TVCrystal Palace COM6
84PBS AmericaCrystal Palace COM6
89ITV4 +1Crystal Palace COM4
91WildEarthCrystal Palace COM4
 
101BBC One HDCrystal Palace PSB3
102BBC Two HDCrystal Palace PSB3
103ITV 1 HDCrystal Palace PSB3
103STV HDCrystal Palace PSB3
103UTV HDCrystal Palace PSB3
 
104Channel 4 HDCrystal Palace PSB3
105Channel 5 HDCrystal Palace PSB3
106BBC Four HDCrystal Palace PSB3
107BBC Three HDCrystal Palace PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDCrystal Palace PSB3
 
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Crystal Palace PSB3
201CBBCCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
202CBeebiesCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
204CBBC HDCrystal Palace PSB3
205CBeebies HDCrystal Palace PSB3
 
209Ketchup TVCrystal Palace COM4
210Ketchup TooCrystal Palace COM4
211YAAAS!Crystal Palace COM4
231BBC NewsCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
232BBC ParliamentCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
 
233Sky NewsCrystal Palace COM5
235Al Jazeera EngCrystal Palace COM6
267Al Jazeera EnglishCrystal Palace 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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Chris.SE
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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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