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Freeview reception at 51.6040°N -0.253°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 17 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of 51.604066,-0.253292 (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

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
23CCXTVCrystal Palace COM5
 
24ITV4Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
25YesterdayCrystal Palace COM6
27ITV2 +1Crystal Palace COM4
28E4 +1Crystal Palace COM5
294MusicCrystal Palace COM5
 
305STARCrystal Palace COM4
31Paramount NetworkCrystal Palace COM4
32Sony MoviesCrystal Palace COM6
33ITV +1Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
34ITV3 +1Crystal Palace COM4
 
37DMAXCrystal Palace COM6
38Quest RedCrystal Palace COM5
39CBS JusticeCrystal Palace COM6
40Sony Movies ActionCrystal Palace COM4
41Food NetworkCrystal Palace COM5
 
42HGTVCrystal Palace COM6
44Channel 5 +1Crystal Palace COM4
45Film4 +1Crystal Palace COM5
46ChallengeCrystal Palace COM5
474sevenCrystal Palace COM5
 
545SELECTCrystal Palace COM4
57Smithsonian ChannelCrystal Palace COM5
58ITVBe +1Crystal Palace COM4
59ITV4 +1Crystal Palace COM4
63BlazeCrystal Palace COM4
 
64FreeSportsCrystal Palace com7
66CBS RealityCrystal Palace COM4
67CBS DramaCrystal Palace COM6
70Horror ChannelCrystal Palace COM4
72Quest Red +1Crystal Palace com7
 
74Shopping Quarter Crystal Palace PSB3
75Yesterday +1Crystal Palace COM5
76Quest +1Crystal Palace COM5
77TCCCrystal Palace COM4
78Now 70sCrystal Palace COM5
 
79Dave ja vuCrystal Palace COM6
80Blaze +1Crystal Palace COM4
81Talking Pictures TVCrystal Palace COM6
83NOW 80sCrystal Palace com7
86More4 +1Crystal Palace com7
 
88Together TVCrystal Palace COM5
89Together TV +1Crystal Palace com7
91PBS AmericaCrystal Palace COM6
92Pick +1Crystal Palace com7
93PBS America +1Crystal Palace com7
 
96Forces TVCrystal Palace 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 HDCrystal Palace com7
107BBC News HDCrystal Palace com7
 
108BBC Scotland HDCrystal Palace PSB3
113RT HDCrystal Palace com7
114Quest HDCrystal Palace com7
201CBBCCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
202CBeebiesCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
 
203CITVCrystal Palace COM4
204CBBC HDCrystal Palace PSB3
209CBeebies HDCrystal Palace com7
211Ketchup TVCrystal Palace COM4
231BBC NewsCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
 
232BBC ParliamentCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
233Sky NewsCrystal Palace COM5
234RTCrystal Palace COM6
235Aljazeera EnglishCrystal Palace COM6
250BBC Red ButtonCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
 

 

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Comments
Wednesday, 29 July 2020
Stuart Swaine
5:35 AM

Chris.SE: I have had problems with my Freeview since last March when they changed all the channels for 5G. I get no local channels, HD is up and down and sometimes goes off. Signal Quality is weak. Amplifier does not work. It's just rubbish reception at the moment. I am supposed to receive BBC Yorkshire but my communal aerial now picks u more North East channels.

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Chris.SE
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10:05 AM

Stuart Swaine:

If you are on a communal aerial, you need to get on to the building management who are responsible.
From some of your more recent comments, it's unclear as to which aerial you are using. You've talked about "your own" as well as this "communal" aerial.
Which way are each of them pointing (compass bearing as accurate as you can be)?
Are the aerial rods vertical or horizontal?
Which way are other aerials in the neighbourhood pointing? Have there been any changes that you can see to other aerials since the 12th February?

In your TV's tuning section, exactly which UHF channels is it tuned to for each multiplex?
You say the HD channels are "up & down", are these numbers 101-105 in the EPG or are you talking about 106/107?

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John Williams
10:18 PM
Saundersfoot

Many free view channels, including bbc1, become heavily pixilated with loss of sound many times a day. The aerial is on the chimney of our bungalow. There is a large house within 25ft 100deg (E) of us.
We have had no reception problems before this year. We have been here for more than 50 yrs.

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John Williams
10:32 PM
Saundersfoot

The aerial is set in horizontal orientation, the televisions have been re auto tuned many times in frustration with the poor reception. The aerial has been taken down and serviced with new coax cable with very little improvement.

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Thursday, 30 July 2020
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Chris.SE
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5:06 AM

John Williams:

I'm sure you don't need me to tell you that there will be quite a few spots around Saundersfoot where Freeview reception could be "troublesome". Depending on location you might be able to receive several transmitters or have a very limited choice!

So we need to know which way your aerial is pointing - the fact that it's horizontal polarisation is good information. Is it pointing at ~ bearing 76 degrees (~ENE) or nearer ~bearing 101 degrees (fractionally S of due E), or even a couple of degrees E of due N. I'm assuming you are picking up a Welsh transmitter and not an English one from Devon or elsewhere.

Also, to look at the predicted reception we need a full postcode.
If you know what aerial you have and whether it's a wideband or "grouped" (does it have a coloured bung in either end), roughly how old it is? You mention an amplifier, is it a splitter serving several rooms as well? Is it a mast-head or an internal one?

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Tuesday, 4 August 2020
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Steve H.
7:16 PM
Yarm

I've returned Ariel is on the roof., reset and updated software but to no avail. Cannot get com7 channels BBC News HD, BBC4 HD.
Postcode is TS15 9RU & signal is saying its strong. I take it its out of my control and my location thsts the issue?

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Chris.SE
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11:42 PM

Steve H.:

Your location is fine, you even have a choice of two Tyne Tees main transmitters!
I would expect your aerial to be pointing at the Bilsdale transmitter fractionally S of SE (bearing 144 degrees) and getting a Local multiplex on UHF C30 with the Middlesbrough local station at LCN7 in your EPG.

If however it's pointing fractionally N of NW (bearing 324 degrees) at the Pontop Pike transmitter, you'd get the Newcastle local station, multiplex on C33. Also Pontop Pike was on Planned Engineering last week with "Possible weak signal".

It's possible your set's memory needs clearing, I'd suggest you do a retune as follows -
Unplug the aerial and do an automatic retune which should clear all previously stored channels as nothing should be found. Switch the set off for at least 10 minutes.
Plug the aerial back in, switch on and don't let it do an auto-retune if you have a manual tune option.

If you're getting Bilsdale, the UHF channels are C27, C24, C21, C43, C46, C40, C55, C30
If it's Pontop Pike, the UHF channels are C39, C42, C45, C32, C34, C35, C55, C33
both in the order PSBs 1-3, COMs 4-7, Local.

For which programmes/channels are on which multiplex, see Channel listings | Freeview

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