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Freeview reception at FY5 3AW



List is for aerial group type: wideband group A group B group C/D group E group K

ch name signal strength direction transmitter
C-1-multiplex SDN Wales (COM4)
s-sw 197°Moel-Y-ParcH
C21+Freeview HD multiplex BBCB (PSB3)
n-ne 32°LancasterV
C22+multiplex Arqiva-B (COM6)
n-ne 32°LancasterV
C23multiplex D3+4 England Granada
e-se 110°HaslingdenV
C24-multiplex D3+4 England Granada
n-ne 32°LancasterV
C25+multiplex SDN England (COM4)
n-ne 32°LancasterV
C26multiplex BBCA England North West
e-se 110°HaslingdenV
C27-multiplex BBCA England North West
n-ne 32°LancasterV
C28+multiplex Arqiva-A (COM5)
n-ne 32°LancasterV
C29Freeview HD multiplex BBCB (PSB3)
e-se 110°HaslingdenV
multiplex SDN England (COM4)
southeast 129°Winter HillH
C31Freeview HD multiplex Arqiva-D (com8)
southeast 129°Winter HillH
C32multiplex BBCA England North West
southeast 129°Winter HillH
C34multiplex D3+4 England Granada
southeast 129°Winter HillH
C35-Freeview HD multiplex BBCB (PSB3)
southeast 129°Winter HillH
C36+multiplex Arqiva-A (COM5)
s-sw 197°Moel-Y-ParcH
C37multiplex Arqiva-B (COM6)
southeast 129°Winter HillH
C39+multiplex D3+4 Wales
s-sw 197°Moel-Y-ParcH
C42Freeview HD multiplex BBCB (PSB3)
s-sw 197°Moel-Y-ParcH
C45multiplex BBCA Wales
s-sw 197°Moel-Y-ParcH
C48-multiplex Arqiva-B (COM6)
s-sw 197°Moel-Y-ParcH
C55Freeview HD multiplex Arqiva-C (com7)
s-sw 197°Moel-Y-ParcH
Freeview HD multiplex Arqiva-C (com7)
southeast 129°Winter HillH
C56Freeview HD multiplex Arqiva-D (com8)
s-sw 197°Moel-Y-ParcH
Comux Local TV multiplex LPR
southeast 129°Winter HillH
C57GIM
southeast 129°Winter HillH

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List is for aerial group type: wideband group A group B group C/D group E group K

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Comments
Monday, 11 May 2020
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Gerry
2:04 PM
Kilmarnock

aerial is in loft, and was getting the "yesterday" channel till about a month ago, now nothing and some other channel either break up or nothing at all. is it worth getting a new aerial, the one we have got is 14 + years old. have tried retuning TV - no improveement

thanks

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Chris.SE
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2:22 PM

Gerry:

Without a full postcode it's not possible to look at the predicted reception at your location and which transmitter(s) and multiplexes you might be able to receive. There are many (main) transmitters listed for Planned Engineering at present with "Possible weak signal" which MIGHT be the explanation, but we need to see what the Freeview Detailed Coverage Checker is giving for your location.

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Chris.SE
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2:26 PM

Gerry:

To add to the above, it might be helpful if you could say which direction your aerial is pointing and whether the rods are vertical or horizontal.

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Chris.SE's 1,276 posts GB
Tuesday, 12 May 2020
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Alan Haynes
2:20 PM
Felixstowe

I live in Felixstowe IP11 9JZ. Can someone tell me the Freeview Channels I should use to manually tune my tv/pvr. Thanks

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Chris.SE
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3:33 PM

Alan Haynes:

That will rather depend on which way your aerial is pointing, there are actually a number of choices that you might receive, most requiring ideally a Group K aerial (although Group T /Wideband would do), but the most reliable are likely to be the main Sudbury transmitter which has all 6 main multiplexes or the Felixstowe Light transmitter which only has the 3 main PSB multiplexes (PSB1/BBCA, PSB2/D3&4, PSB3/BBCB HD).

For Sudbury, the aerial should be pointing virtually due W (bearing 273 degrees) with the rods horizontal, and for the Felixstowe relay, bearing 156 to 159 degrees depending on exact location, that's approx. SSE, rods vertical.
For Sudbury, PSBs1-3, COMs 4-6, it's UHF C44, C41, C47, C29, C31, C37 and
For Felxistowe, PSBs1-3, it's UHF C33, C35, C42
If you don't have an HD/T2 tuner, ignore C47 and C42.

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Chris.SE's 1,276 posts GB
Wednesday, 13 May 2020
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Alan Haynes
3:05 PM
Felixstowe

Chris.SE: Hi Chris. Many thanks for that. I know the aerial is pointing towards Sudbury.

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Alan Haynes's 2 posts GB
Monday, 25 May 2020
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David
10:05 PM

Hi, I've been trying for many years to get decent viewing at my home. CH3 8BA, every checker I look at tells me Moel-y-parc is the transmitter to aim for. The problem is I live in a dip and and surrounded by hills close to my home. I have no line of sight. I've tried a number of aerials but nothing is offering a consistent picture.
To stand any chance I think I'd need a pole on the chimney at least 18ft to ensure I clear the hills.
Any thoughts that could help me?

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StevensOnln1
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10:54 PM

David: Do you have a clear view of the sky to the south/south east? If so, consider getting Freesat, which will give most of the channels available on Freeview as well as various others via free to air satellite (i.e. a one-off cost for the dish, cabling and receiver, with no ongoing subscription cost).

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Tuesday, 26 May 2020
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Chris.SE
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1:46 AM

David:

How odd. The Freeview Detailed Coverage checker for your postcode say your "most likely" transmitter is Winter Hill yet it's only predicting good coverage from COM7, poor for COM8 and nothing for the other multiplexes!!
Yet is shows Good coverage from the "alternative transmitter" at Moel y Parc. Well we have come across stupid anomalies like this in the coverage checker before.
Looking at the actual terrain, there seems to be a clear line of sight due W to Moel Y Parc but towards the N end of your postcode, Winter Hill (to the NNE) is obscured somewhat by the terrain, also trees may be an issue.
As StevensOnln1 has suggested, going for Freesat may well be the solution if you really can't get a reliable signal from Moel Y Parc. Indeed your TV may already have a built in satellite tuner, many modern sets do.

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