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Freeview reception at 52.5830°N -0.240°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 15 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of 52.5830722,-0.24042129999999995 (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-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 TVSandy Heath com7
Spotlight TVSandy Heath COM4
CBS Action +1Sandy Heath com8
1BBC One (SD)Sandy Heath CambridgePSB1
2BBC TwoSandy Heath CambridgePSB1
 
3ITV (SD)Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
5Channel 5 (SD)Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
6ITV 2Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
7Estuary TV DoncasterBelmont LDN
 
7Notts TVWaltham LNG
9BBC FourSandy Heath CambridgePSB1
10ITV3Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
11pickSandy Heath COM5
12QuestSandy Heath COM4
 
13E4Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
14Film4Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
17ReallySandy Heath COM5
18More4Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
 
19DaveSandy Heath COM5
20DramaSandy Heath COM4
215USASandy Heath COM4
24ITV4Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
25YesterdaySandy Heath COM6
 
27ITV2 +1Sandy Heath COM4
28E4 +1Sandy Heath COM5
294MusicSandy Heath COM6
305STARSandy Heath COM4
315SpikeSandy Heath COM6
 
32Sony Movie ChannelSandy Heath COM5
33ITV +1Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
34ITV3 +1Sandy Heath COM4
37DMAXSandy Heath COM6
38Quest RedSandy Heath COM5
 
39CBS JusticeSandy Heath COM6
40Movies4MenSandy Heath COM4
41Food NetworkSandy Heath COM5
42HomeSandy Heath COM6
44Channel 5 +1Sandy Heath COM4
 
45Film4 +1Sandy Heath COM5
46ChallengeSandy Heath COM5
474sevenSandy Heath COM6
54Paramount NetworkSandy Heath COM4
555SELECTSandy Heath COM4
 
565STAR +1Sandy Heath com8
575USA +1Sandy Heath com7
58ITVBe +1Sandy Heath COM4
59ITV4 +1Sandy Heath COM4
63BlazeSandy Heath COM4
 
64FreesportsSandy Heath com8
66CBS RealitySandy Heath COM4
67CBS Reality +1Sandy Heath com7
70Horror ChannelSandy Heath COM4
71CBS DramaSandy Heath COM6
 
72YourTVSandy Heath COM5
73Sewing QuarterSandy Heath COM6
76Quest +1Sandy Heath COM5
77TCCSandy Heath COM4
78Quest Red +1Sandy Heath com7
 
79Dave ja vuSandy Heath COM6
80Blaze +1Sandy Heath COM4
81Talking Pictures TVSandy Heath COM6
83NOW 80sSandy Heath com8
84Now 90sSandy Heath COM5
 
86More4 +1Sandy Heath com7
89Together TVSandy Heath COM5
91PBS AmericaSandy Heath COM6
92Pick +1Sandy Heath com7
93Together TV +1Sandy Heath com8
 
96Forces TVSandy Heath com8
99Smithsonian Channel HDSandy Heath com7
101BBC One HDSandy Heath PSB3
102BBC Two HDSandy Heath PSB3
103ITV HDSandy Heath PSB3
 
103STV HDSandy Heath PSB3
103UTV HDSandy Heath PSB3
104Channel 4 HDSandy Heath PSB3
105Channel 5 HDSandy Heath PSB3
106BBC Four HDSandy Heath com8
 
107BBC News HDSandy Heath com7
108Aljazeera English HDSandy Heath com7
109Channel 4+1 HDSandy Heath com7
1104seven HDSandy Heath com7
113RT HDSandy Heath com7
 
114Quest HDSandy Heath com8
115BBC Scotland HDSandy Heath PSB3
201CBBC SDSandy Heath CambridgePSB1
202CBeebiesSandy Heath CambridgePSB1
203CITVSandy Heath COM4
 
204CBBC HDSandy Heath PSB3
205CBeebies HDSandy Heath com8
211Ketchup TVSandy Heath COM4
231BBC NewsSandy Heath CambridgePSB1
232BBC ParliamentSandy Heath CambridgePSB1
 
233Sky NewsSandy Heath COM5
235AlJazeera English (SD)Sandy Heath COM6
250BBC Red ButtonSandy Heath CambridgePSB1

 

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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 Channel listings | Freeview to see which multiplex they are on, as reception of some multiplexes can be variable in a particular location.

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Chris.SE
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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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Sunday, 15 December 2019
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Tamsin Mc Cormick
1:54 AM
Liverpool

I have a wide band aerial pointing at Storeton . It is attached to a short chimney stack .
Will I need this to be re-aligned to Winter Hill as there are a number of channels currently not available from Storeton (BBC4 HD etc ). Or will Storeton have the remaining channels added in due course ?
If I do need a re-alignment is there a free service for this ?

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Tamsin Mc Cormick
1:59 AM
Liverpool

My rooftop wideband aerial is aimed at Storeton . Will I need to re-aim it at Winter Hill to restore BBC4 HD and the other channels that I can't get at the moment ? or will they be restored on Storeton in due course. ?

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StevensOnln1
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:44 AM

Tamsin Mc Cormick: BBC Four HD is on the COM8 multiplex, which has never been broadcast from Storeton. Depending on your location, you must have been picking it up from either Winter Hill or Moel-Y-Parc.

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Tuesday, 31 December 2019
MikeP
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9:38 AM

If you are having reception problems, please see Freeview blames weather for TV problems - BBC News where the issue is explained. DO NOT RETUNE.



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