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Freeview reception at 50.8529°N -0.156°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 14 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of 50.85299575305507,-0.15618562173 (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

CCXTVWhitehawk Hill COM4
1BBC One (SD)Whitehawk Hill South EastPSB1
2BBC TwoWhitehawk Hill South EastPSB1
3ITV (SD)Whitehawk Hill Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Whitehawk Hill Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
 
5Channel 5Whitehawk Hill Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
6ITV 2Whitehawk Hill Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
7Latest TVWhitehawk Hill LBN
9BBC FourWhitehawk Hill South EastPSB1
10ITV3Whitehawk Hill Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
 
11Sky ArtsWhitehawk Hill COM5
12QuestWhitehawk Hill COM4
13E4Whitehawk Hill Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
14Film4Whitehawk Hill Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Whitehawk Hill Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
 
17ReallyWhitehawk Hill COM5
18More4Whitehawk Hill Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
19DaveWhitehawk Hill COM5
20DramaWhitehawk Hill COM4
215USAWhitehawk Hill COM4
 
25ITV4Whitehawk Hill Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
28ITV2 +1Whitehawk Hill COM4
29E4 +1Whitehawk Hill Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
304MusicWhitehawk Hill COM5
315STARWhitehawk Hill COM4
 
32Paramount NetworkWhitehawk Hill COM4
34ITV +1Whitehawk Hill Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
35pickWhitehawk Hill COM5
39Quest RedWhitehawk Hill COM5
41GREAT! movies actionWhitehawk Hill COM4
 
42Food NetworkWhitehawk Hill COM5
45Channel 5 +1Whitehawk Hill COM4
46Film4 +1Whitehawk Hill COM5
47ChallengeWhitehawk Hill COM5
484sevenWhitehawk Hill COM5
 
555SELECTWhitehawk Hill COM4
56Smithsonian ChannelWhitehawk Hill COM5
57ITVBe +1Whitehawk Hill COM4
58ITV3 +1Whitehawk Hill COM4
59ITV4 +1Whitehawk Hill COM4
 
63BlazeWhitehawk Hill COM4
66CBS RealityWhitehawk Hill COM4
68Horror ChannelWhitehawk Hill COM4
69Quest +1Whitehawk Hill COM5
72Shopping Quarter Whitehawk Hill PSB3
 
73Drama +1Whitehawk Hill COM4
74Yesterday +1Whitehawk Hill COM5
77TCCWhitehawk Hill COM4
80Blaze +1Whitehawk Hill COM4
82Together TVWhitehawk Hill COM5
 
101BBC One HDWhitehawk Hill PSB3
102BBC Two HDWhitehawk Hill PSB3
103UTV HDWhitehawk Hill PSB3
103STV HDWhitehawk Hill PSB3
103ITV HDWhitehawk Hill PSB3
 
104Channel 4 HDWhitehawk Hill PSB3
105Channel 5 HDWhitehawk Hill PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDWhitehawk Hill PSB3
201CBBCWhitehawk Hill South EastPSB1
202CBeebiesWhitehawk Hill South EastPSB1
 
203CITVWhitehawk Hill COM4
204CBBC HDWhitehawk Hill PSB3
211Ketchup TVWhitehawk Hill COM4
212YAAAS!Whitehawk Hill COM4
231BBC NewsWhitehawk Hill South EastPSB1
 
232BBC ParliamentWhitehawk Hill South EastPSB1
233Sky NewsWhitehawk Hill COM5
250BBC Red ButtonWhitehawk Hill South EastPSB1

 

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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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