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Freeview reception at 51.3968°N -0.769°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 8 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of 51.39687629420501,-0.76935355170 (page shows closest 10)

What do the map symbols mean?

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These icons show the potential locations for 4G-at-800MHz services that may interfere with Freeview reception at some point from 2013 to 2017 when the 4G 800MHz 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

Vintage TVHannington com7
Spotlight TVCrystal Palace COM4
CBS Action +1Hannington com8
1BBC One (SD)Crystal Palace LondonPSB1
2BBC TwoCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
 
3ITV (SD)Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
5Channel 5 (SD)Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
6ITV 2Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
8LONDON LIVECrystal Palace LW
 
9BBC FourCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
10ITV3Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
11pickCrystal Palace COM5
12QuestCrystal Palace COM4
13E4Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
 
14Film4Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
17ReallyCrystal Palace COM5
18More4Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
19DaveCrystal Palace COM5
 
20DramaCrystal Palace COM4
215USACrystal Palace COM4
24ITV4Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
25YesterdayCrystal Palace COM6
27ITV2 +1Crystal Palace COM4
 
28E4 +1Crystal Palace COM5
294MusicCrystal Palace COM6
305STARCrystal Palace COM4
315SpikeCrystal Palace COM6
32Sony Movie ChannelCrystal Palace COM5
 
33ITV +1Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
34ITV3 +1Crystal Palace COM4
37DMAXCrystal Palace COM6
38Quest RedCrystal Palace COM5
39CBS JusticeCrystal Palace COM6
 
40Movies4MenCrystal Palace COM4
41Food NetworkCrystal Palace COM5
42HomeCrystal Palace COM6
44Channel 5 +1Crystal Palace COM4
45Film4 +1Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
 
46ChallengeCrystal Palace COM5
474sevenCrystal Palace COM6
54Paramount NetworkCrystal Palace COM4
555SELECTCrystal Palace COM4
565STAR +1Hannington com8
 
575USA +1Hannington com7
58ITVBe +1Crystal Palace COM4
59ITV4 +1Crystal Palace COM4
63BlazeCrystal Palace COM4
64FreesportsHannington com8
 
66CBS RealityCrystal Palace COM4
67CBS Reality +1Hannington com7
70Horror ChannelCrystal Palace COM4
71CBS DramaCrystal Palace COM6
72YourTVCrystal Palace COM5
 
73Sewing QuarterCrystal Palace COM6
76Quest +1Crystal Palace COM4
77TCCCrystal Palace COM4
78Quest Red +1Hannington com7
79Dave ja vuCrystal Palace COM6
 
80Blaze +1Crystal Palace COM4
81Talking Pictures TVCrystal Palace COM6
83NOW 80sHannington com8
84Now 90sHannington com8
86More4 +1Crystal Palace PSB3
 
89Together TVCrystal Palace COM5
91PBS AmericaHannington com8
92Pick +1Hannington com7
93Together TV +1Hannington com8
96Forces TVHannington com8
 
99Smithsonian Channel HDHannington com7
101BBC One HDCrystal Palace PSB3
102BBC Two HDCrystal Palace PSB3
103ITV HDCrystal Palace PSB3
103STV HDCrystal Palace PSB3
 
103UTV HDCrystal Palace PSB3
104Channel 4 HDCrystal Palace PSB3
105Channel 5 HDCrystal Palace PSB3
106BBC Four HDHannington com8
107BBC News HDHannington com7
 
108Aljazeera English HDHannington com7
109Channel 4+1 HDHannington com7
1104seven HDHannington com7
113RT HDHannington com7
114Quest HDHannington com8
 
115BBC Scotland HDCrystal Palace PSB3
201CBBC SDCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
202CBeebiesCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
203CITVCrystal Palace COM4
204CBBC HDCrystal Palace PSB3
 
205CBeebies HDHannington com8
211Ketchup TVCrystal Palace COM4
231BBC NewsCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
232BBC ParliamentCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
233Sky NewsCrystal Palace COM5
 
235AlJazeera English (SD)Crystal Palace COM6
250BBC Red ButtonCrystal Palace LondonPSB1

 

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Comments
Sunday, 24 November 2019
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Tom Richardson
10:24 AM
Middlesbrough

Morning Chris
Our aerial is on the roof/chimneystack.
I've re-turned our 8yearold Ferguson on 'Autotune at least ten times (although not this morning - 24/11/19)channel 4, ITV, and channel5 are all almost completely intermittent/breaking up
I'm going downstairs to have another retune/autotune go and will let you know if everything puts itself right (???)
Tom Richardson
TS5 6EE

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Chris.SE
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3:44 PM

Tom Richardson:

It might depend on when you previously retuned, and which transmitter you are actually receiving/wanting to receive. There has been Planned Engineering at Pontop Pike and Bilsdale this last week with "Possible service interruptions". You are predicted to get good reception from both of those.
There is also a low power relay closer to you (with variable/poor reception) which you may have got inadvertently tuned to if you retuned when your chosen transmitter was off-air. It's not a good idea to retune when a transmitter is off-air, you just lose all your correctly tuned channels!

I suggest you try the following first - unplug the aerial and do an automatic tune. This should clear all previous tuning as no channels will be found. Then plug the aerial back in and repeat the automatic retune which will hopefully restore all multiplexes correctly. (2 -PSBs, 3COMs and a Local if your set doesn't have an HD tuner).

If you are receiving Bilsdale (best choice & closer) your aerial should be pointing ~SSE (163 degrees) with the rods horizontal.
If you are receiving Pontop Pike your aerial will be pointing ~NE (315 degrees) with the rods horizontal.

If your set has the option the see which UHF channels it has tuned to for each multiplex or indeed allow a manual tune if autotune doesn't resolve the problem, the channels are as follows in the order PSB1&2, COMs4-6, Local, for the SD channels, + if you have HD PSB3, COMs 7 & 8 -

Bilsdale - 21, 24, 43, 46, 40, 30 + 27, 55, 56, you may struggle with reception of the COMs (SD &/or HD) if you have an old Group A aerial.
Pontop Pike - 39, 42, 32, 34, 35, 33 + 44, 55, 56, you may struggle with reception of the COMs (SD &/or HD) if you have an old Group B aerial.

Note, you only may struggle with reception of some multiplexes with old aerials, a lot depends on location and distance to the transmitter. Ideally you need a Group T/Wideband to get all multiplexes reliably.

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Thursday, 5 December 2019
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Mr A.Squires
5:55 PM
Bracknell

I had an ariel put in the roof because I wanted to receive Meridian news (previously could only get London news)
However,there are some channels that keep stating 'low signal' even when the weather is not too bad,so I view through my Humax box which is better but then all I get is the picture stop for a second or so and I lose a few words of dialogue.I also thought that at my address RG12 2QJ I received from the Hannington transmitter but when I went into your website and put this info in it stated I was geared to the Crystal Palace transmitter,but I could not find any reference to my area at all - can you please explain

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Friday, 6 December 2019
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Chris.SE
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7:23 AM

Mr A.Squires:

Sometimes predicted reception can be quite variable when you live in an area that has overlapping coverage from more than one transmitter particularly if you are on the periphery of these areas. It looks as though you could have line of sight to several transmitters depending on your precise location within your postcode. It can be especially tricky if the location has local obstructions or is a bit hilly which could be the case with you.

The official Freeview Detailed Coverage Checker does show such variations across your postcode, but mainly good reception from most of the main 6 multiplexes and also the COMs 7&8 multiplexes depending on your precise location. Similar results are obtained from the BBC's RTIS predictions. Both show good or variable reception results from Hannington and Crystal Palace and again they change with precise location.

This means that good aerial location will be very important as will the choice of aerial needing sufficient gain and appropriate beamwidth/polar response. Local weather conditions can also have significant effects on loft mounted aerials, as can the presence of water tanks, walls & etc.
When more transmitters share frequency (UHF channel) usage around the country as is more the case now, changes to reception can occur in some weather situations and when transmitters might be undergoing planned maintenance or have faults. It is also important that your own installation is free of faults.

One thing you can do is check all your coax plugs, connections, flyleads etc, unplug connectors check for corrosion or other problems and reconnect them. Flyleads are a common problem, try swapping/changing them. See what signal strengths and quality you are getting for the multiplexes shown in your TV's tuning section. Also check that your downlead looks undamaged (especially if it is old) and that your aerial seems intact and pointing in the correct direction.
Problematic connections, water ingress etc. can seem to affect reception of just an individual or several multiplexes.

If you have frequent problems with specific channels check https://www.freeview.co.uk/corporate/platform-management/channel-listings to see which multiplex they are on, as reception of some multiplexes can be variable in a particular location.

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7:35 AM

Mr A.Squires:

I should have added that for Hannington your aerial should be pointing at a bearing of 250 degrees - that's marginally West of WSW and the rods should be horizontal. The precise direction may vary by a few degrees for best signal strength depending on aerial location.

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