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Freeview reception at WR2 6NU


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 0 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of WR26NU (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 ChannelMalvern COM5
Quest Red +1Malvern COM6
Classic HitsMalvern COM6
1BBC One (SD)Kidderminster West MidlandsPSB1
2BBC TwoKidderminster West MidlandsPSB1
 
3ITV 1 (SD)Kidderminster Central (West)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Kidderminster Central (West)PSB2
5Channel 5Kidderminster Central (West)PSB2
6ITV 2Kidderminster Central (West)PSB2
9BBC FourKidderminster West MidlandsPSB1
 
10ITV3Kidderminster Central (West)PSB2
11Sky MixMalvern COM5
12QuestMalvern COM6
13E4Kidderminster Central (West)PSB2
14Film4Kidderminster Central (West)PSB2
 
15Channel 4 +1Kidderminster Central (West)PSB2
17ReallyMalvern COM5
18More4Kidderminster Central (West)PSB2
19DaveMalvern COM5
20DramaMalvern COM4
 
215USAMalvern COM4
23BBC ThreeKidderminster West MidlandsPSB1
25WMalvern COM6
26ITV4Kidderminster Central (West)PSB2
27YesterdayMalvern COM6
 
28ITVBeKidderminster Central (West)PSB2
29ITV2 +1Malvern COM4
30E4 +1Kidderminster Central (West)PSB2
31E4 ExtraMalvern COM5
325STARMalvern COM4
 
335ActionMalvern COM4
34GREAT! moviesMalvern COM6
35ITV1 +1Kidderminster Central (West)PSB2
36Sky ArtsMalvern COM5
38Channel 5 +1Malvern COM4
 
39DMAXMalvern COM6
40Quest RedMalvern COM5
41LegendMalvern COM4
42GREAT! actionMalvern COM4
43Food NetworkMalvern COM5
 
44HGTVMalvern COM6
465SELECTKidderminster PSB3
47Film4 +1Malvern COM5
48ChallengeMalvern COM5
494sevenMalvern COM5
 
52GREAT! christmasMalvern COM6
56That's TV (UK)Malvern COM6
57Dave ja vuMalvern COM4
58ITVBe +1Malvern COM4
59ITV3 +1Malvern COM4
 
60Drama +1Malvern COM5
61GREAT! movies extraMalvern COM6
63GREAT! christmas mixMalvern COM6
64BlazeMalvern COM4
65That's ChristmasMalvern COM5
 
67TRUE CRIMEMalvern COM4
68TRUE CRIME XTRAMalvern COM4
70Quest +1Malvern COM5
71That’s 60sMalvern COM6
73HobbyMakerMalvern COM6
 
74Yesterday +1Malvern COM5
75That's 90sMalvern COM5
78TCCMalvern COM4
81Blaze +1Malvern COM4
82Talking Pictures TVMalvern COM6
 
83Together TVMalvern COM6
84PBS AmericaMalvern COM6
89ITV4 +1Malvern COM4
91WildEarthMalvern COM4
101BBC One HDKidderminster PSB3
 
102BBC Two HDKidderminster PSB3
103UTV HDKidderminster PSB3
103ITV 1 HDKidderminster PSB3
103STV HDKidderminster PSB3
104Channel 4 HDKidderminster PSB3
 
105Channel 5 HDKidderminster PSB3
106BBC Four HDKidderminster PSB3
107BBC Three HDKidderminster PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDKidderminster PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Kidderminster PSB3
 
201CBBCKidderminster West MidlandsPSB1
202CBeebiesKidderminster West MidlandsPSB1
204CBBC HDKidderminster PSB3
205CBeebies HDKidderminster PSB3
209Ketchup TVMalvern COM4
 
210Ketchup TooMalvern COM4
211YAAAS!Malvern COM4
231BBC NewsKidderminster West MidlandsPSB1
232BBC ParliamentKidderminster West MidlandsPSB1
233Sky NewsMalvern COM5
 
235Al Jazeera EngMalvern COM6
267Al Jazeera EnglishMalvern COM4

 

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Comments
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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