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Freeview reception at 50.8221°N 0.185°E


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 1 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of 50.8221,0.185 (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 ChannelHeathfield COM5
Quest Red +1Heathfield COM6
Classic HitsHeathfield COM6
1BBC One (SD)Heathfield South EastPSB1
2BBC TwoHeathfield South EastPSB1
 
3ITV 1 (SD)Heathfield Meridian (East)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Heathfield Meridian (East)PSB2
5Channel 5Heathfield Meridian (East)PSB2
6ITV 2Heathfield Meridian (East)PSB2
9BBC FourHeathfield South EastPSB1
 
10ITV3Heathfield Meridian (East)PSB2
11Sky MixHeathfield COM5
12QuestHeathfield COM6
13E4Heathfield Meridian (East)PSB2
14Film4Heathfield Meridian (East)PSB2
 
15Channel 4 +1Heathfield Meridian (East)PSB2
17ReallyHeathfield COM5
18More4Heathfield Meridian (East)PSB2
19DaveHeathfield COM5
20DramaHeathfield COM4
 
215USAHeathfield COM4
23BBC ThreeHeathfield South EastPSB1
25WHeathfield COM6
26ITV4Heathfield Meridian (East)PSB2
27YesterdayHeathfield COM6
 
28ITVBeHeathfield Meridian (East)PSB2
29ITV2 +1Heathfield COM4
30E4 +1Heathfield Meridian (East)PSB2
31E4 ExtraHeathfield COM5
325STARHeathfield COM4
 
335ActionHeathfield COM4
34GREAT! moviesHeathfield COM6
35ITV1 +1Heathfield Meridian (East)PSB2
36Sky ArtsHeathfield COM5
38Channel 5 +1Heathfield COM4
 
39DMAXHeathfield COM6
40Quest RedHeathfield COM5
41LegendHeathfield COM4
42GREAT! actionHeathfield COM4
43Food NetworkHeathfield COM5
 
44HGTVHeathfield COM6
465SELECTHeathfield PSB3
47Film4 +1Heathfield COM5
48ChallengeHeathfield COM5
494sevenHeathfield COM5
 
52GREAT! christmasHeathfield COM6
56That's TV (UK)Heathfield COM6
57Dave ja vuHeathfield COM4
58ITVBe +1Heathfield COM4
59ITV3 +1Heathfield COM4
 
60Drama +1Heathfield COM5
61GREAT! movies extraHeathfield COM6
63GREAT! christmas mixHeathfield COM6
64BlazeHeathfield COM4
65That's ChristmasHeathfield COM5
 
67TRUE CRIMEHeathfield COM4
68TRUE CRIME XTRAHeathfield COM4
70Quest +1Heathfield COM5
71That’s 60sHeathfield COM6
73HobbyMakerHeathfield COM6
 
74Yesterday +1Heathfield COM5
75That's 90sHeathfield COM5
78TCCHeathfield COM4
81Blaze +1Heathfield COM4
82Talking Pictures TVHeathfield COM6
 
83Together TVHeathfield COM6
84PBS AmericaHeathfield COM6
89ITV4 +1Heathfield COM4
91WildEarthHeathfield COM4
101BBC One HDHeathfield PSB3
 
102BBC Two HDHeathfield PSB3
103UTV HDHeathfield PSB3
103ITV 1 HDHeathfield PSB3
103STV HDHeathfield PSB3
104Channel 4 HDHeathfield PSB3
 
105Channel 5 HDHeathfield PSB3
106BBC Four HDHeathfield PSB3
107BBC Three HDHeathfield PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDHeathfield PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Heathfield PSB3
 
201CBBCHeathfield South EastPSB1
202CBeebiesHeathfield South EastPSB1
204CBBC HDHeathfield PSB3
205CBeebies HDHeathfield PSB3
209Ketchup TVHeathfield COM4
 
210Ketchup TooHeathfield COM4
211YAAAS!Heathfield COM4
231BBC NewsHeathfield South EastPSB1
232BBC ParliamentHeathfield South EastPSB1
233Sky NewsHeathfield COM5
 
235Al Jazeera EngHeathfield COM6
267Al Jazeera EnglishHeathfield 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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Chris.SE's 3,922 posts GB flag
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:

https://www.freeview.co.uk/corporate/platform-management/planned-engineering-works

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