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Freeview reception at WV14 8XQ


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 8 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of WV148XQ (page shows closest 10)

What do the map symbols mean?

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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 +1Sutton Coldfield COM6
Smithsonian ChannelSutton Coldfield COM5
Classic HitsSutton Coldfield COM6
1BBC One (SD)Sutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
2BBC TwoSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
 
3ITV 1 (SD)Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
5Channel 5Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
6ITV 2Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
7Big Centre TVSutton Coldfield LB
 
9BBC FourSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
10ITV3Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
11Sky MixSutton Coldfield COM5
12QuestSutton Coldfield COM6
13E4Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
 
14Film4Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
17ReallySutton Coldfield COM5
18More4Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
19DaveSutton Coldfield COM5
 
20DramaSutton Coldfield COM4
215USASutton Coldfield COM4
23BBC ThreeSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
25WSutton Coldfield COM6
26ITV4Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
 
27YesterdaySutton Coldfield COM6
28ITVBeSutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
29ITV2 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
30E4 +1Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
31E4 ExtraSutton Coldfield COM5
 
325STARSutton Coldfield COM4
335ActionSutton Coldfield COM4
34GREAT! moviesSutton Coldfield COM6
35ITV1 +1Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
36Sky ArtsSutton Coldfield COM5
 
38Channel 5 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
39DMAXSutton Coldfield COM6
40Quest RedSutton Coldfield COM5
41LegendSutton Coldfield COM4
42GREAT! actionSutton Coldfield COM4
 
43Food NetworkSutton Coldfield COM5
44HGTVSutton Coldfield COM6
465SELECTSutton Coldfield PSB3
47Film4 +1Sutton Coldfield COM5
48ChallengeSutton Coldfield COM5
 
494sevenSutton Coldfield COM5
52GREAT! christmasSutton Coldfield COM6
56That's TV (UK)Sutton Coldfield COM6
57Dave ja vuSutton Coldfield COM4
58ITVBe +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
 
59ITV3 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
60Drama +1Sutton Coldfield COM5
61GREAT! movies extraSutton Coldfield COM6
63GREAT! christmas mixSutton Coldfield COM6
64BlazeSutton Coldfield COM4
 
65That's ChristmasSutton Coldfield COM5
67TRUE CRIMESutton Coldfield COM4
68TRUE CRIME XTRASutton Coldfield COM4
70Quest +1Sutton Coldfield COM5
71That’s 60sSutton Coldfield COM6
 
73HobbyMakerSutton Coldfield COM6
74Yesterday +1Sutton Coldfield COM5
75That's 90sSutton Coldfield COM5
78TCCSutton Coldfield COM4
81Blaze +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
 
82Talking Pictures TVSutton Coldfield COM6
83Together TVSutton Coldfield COM6
84PBS AmericaSutton Coldfield COM6
89ITV4 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
91WildEarthSutton Coldfield COM4
 
101BBC One HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
102BBC Two HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
103ITV 1 HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
103STV HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
103UTV HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
 
104Channel 4 HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
105Channel 5 HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
106BBC Four HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
107BBC Three HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
 
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Sutton Coldfield PSB3
201CBBCSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
202CBeebiesSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
204CBBC HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
205CBeebies HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
 
209Ketchup TVSutton Coldfield COM4
210Ketchup TooSutton Coldfield COM4
211YAAAS!Sutton Coldfield COM4
231BBC NewsSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
232BBC ParliamentSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
 
233Sky NewsSutton Coldfield COM5
235Al Jazeera EngSutton Coldfield COM6
267Al Jazeera EnglishSutton Coldfield 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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