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Freeview reception at WV15 6DT


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 4 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of WV156DT (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

CCXTVThe Wrekin COM4
1BBC One (SD)The Wrekin West MidlandsPSB1
2BBC TwoThe Wrekin West MidlandsPSB1
3ITV (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
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
23Dave ja vuThe Wrekin COM6
 
25ITV4The Wrekin Central (West)PSB2
26YesterdayThe Wrekin COM6
28ITV2 +1The Wrekin COM4
29E4 +1The Wrekin Central (West)PSB2
304MusicThe Wrekin COM5
 
315STARThe Wrekin COM4
32Paramount NetworkThe Wrekin COM4
33GREAT! moviesThe Wrekin COM6
34ITV +1The Wrekin Central (West)PSB2
35pickThe Wrekin COM5
 
38DMAXThe Wrekin COM6
39Quest RedThe Wrekin COM5
40CBS JusticeThe Wrekin COM6
41GREAT! movies actionThe Wrekin COM4
42Food NetworkThe Wrekin COM5
 
43HGTVThe Wrekin COM6
45Channel 5 +1The Wrekin COM4
46Film4 +1The Wrekin COM5
47ChallengeThe Wrekin COM5
484sevenThe Wrekin COM5
 
555SELECTThe Wrekin COM4
56Smithsonian ChannelThe Wrekin COM5
57ITVBe +1The Wrekin COM4
58ITV3 +1The Wrekin COM4
59ITV4 +1The Wrekin COM4
 
63BlazeThe Wrekin COM4
66CBS RealityThe Wrekin COM4
67CBS DramaThe Wrekin COM6
68Horror ChannelThe Wrekin COM4
69Quest +1The Wrekin COM5
 
72Shopping Quarter The Wrekin PSB3
73Drama +1The Wrekin COM4
74Yesterday +1The Wrekin COM5
77TCCThe Wrekin COM4
80Blaze +1The Wrekin COM4
 
81Talking Pictures TVThe Wrekin COM6
82Together TVThe Wrekin COM5
84PBS AmericaThe Wrekin COM6
101BBC One HDThe Wrekin PSB3
102BBC Two HDThe Wrekin PSB3
 
103ITV HDThe Wrekin PSB3
103UTV HDThe Wrekin PSB3
103STV HDThe Wrekin PSB3
104Channel 4 HDThe Wrekin PSB3
105Channel 5 HDThe Wrekin PSB3
 
108BBC Scotland HDThe Wrekin PSB3
201CBBCThe Wrekin West MidlandsPSB1
202CBeebiesThe Wrekin West MidlandsPSB1
203CITVThe Wrekin COM4
204CBBC HDThe Wrekin PSB3
 
211Ketchup TVThe Wrekin COM4
212YAAAS!The Wrekin COM4
231BBC NewsThe Wrekin West MidlandsPSB1
232BBC ParliamentThe Wrekin West MidlandsPSB1
233Sky NewsThe Wrekin COM5
 
234RTThe Wrekin COM6
235Aljazeera EnglishThe Wrekin COM6
250BBC Red ButtonThe Wrekin West MidlandsPSB1

 

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Comments
Sunday, 10 October 2021
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Pauline Bell
11:02 PM

ryhope sunderland sr20suno tv working no channels at all tried retuning not working

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Monday, 11 October 2021
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Chris.SE
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1:59 AM

Pauline Bell:

It's never advised to retune when you have no signal, it usually just clears your correct tuning and you end up needing to retune again when you have a signal.

See my reply to you here - https://ukfree.tv/extras/inreplyto/1025677

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Monday, 18 October 2021
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Andrew
3:15 PM
Nottingham

Just tuned in a new tv. I dot seem to be picking up any COM4 or COM5 channel. No problem with previous tv. Am I doing something wrong or is there a problem with the transmitter?

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StevensOnln1
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4:17 PM

Andrew: Do you still get the channels on the old TV if you plug it back in without retuning? We need to know where you are (please provide a full postcode) or which transmitter you're using to be able to check for any reported faults or engineering work.

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Chris.SE
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10:32 PM

Andrew:

This could be due to current weather conditions - temperature Inversion/tropospheric ducting to be precise, some of the predictions show there is currently some quite variable but strong conditions affecting parts of central England.
It sometimes comes with high pressure https://www.bbc.co.uk/reception/help-guides/freeview/how-clear-skies-and-fine-weather-can-affect-your-tv-reception & https://www.bbc.co.uk/reception/help-guides/freeview/effect-of-tropospheric-ducting-on-freeview

This type of ducting affects different frequencies by differing amounts in different locations, which is possibly why you are only currently seeing an issue with COMs 4 & 5. It can vary by the second or be stable for much longer periods. It can also affect FM & DAB radio & probably mobile phone signals but not to an extent that people have realised.

If you happen to use the Waltham transmitter, try a manual tune on UHF channels C29 and C37 for those two multiplexes as manual tuning will sometime resolve them when signals are suffering some interference as long as it's not severe at the time.

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Tuesday, 19 October 2021
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William Utley
10:11 AM
Knaresborough

I live in Knaresborough Hg58ll and we have no signal from Bilsdale have tried numerous retunes to no avail any help please

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Chris.SE
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5:29 PM

William Utley :

Well according to the Freeview Checker you should be getting very good signals from the Bilsdale Quarry mast.
Check that your aerial is still pointing the correct way - bearing 24 degrees ~NNE, in your locale. The rods (or squashed Xs) should be horizontal. Check that the downlead is secure and not flapping in the wind.
Check you coax plugs and leads are correctly plugged in etc.

Try a retune as follows - unplug the aerial and do an automatic retune which should clear all previous tuning as nothing should be found. Plug the aerial back in and repeat the process and hopefully all your channels will be correctly restored.

If you are still having problems, check in your TV tuning section that you are tuned to the correct channels for Bilsdale -
The UHF channels are C27, C24, C21, C43, C46, C40, C55 that's in the multiplex order
BBC A/PSB1, D3&4/PSB2, BBC B HD/PSB3, SDN/COM4, ARQ A/COM5, ARQ B/COM6, COM 7

Otherwise post back with more information about your aerial and any distribution amp/splitter etc.

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