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Freeview reception at G53 5NP

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 11 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of G535NP (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

1BBC OneBlack Hill ScotlandPSB1
2BBC TwoBlack Hill ScotlandPSB1
3STVBlack Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
4Channel 4Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
5Channel 5Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
6ITV 2Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
7BBC AlbaBlack Hill ScotlandPSB1
8STV GlasgowBlack HillLG
9BBC FourBlack Hill ScotlandPSB1
10ITV3Black HillCOM4
11pickBlack HillCOM5
12DaveBlack HillCOM5
13Channel 4 +1Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
14More4Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
15Film4Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
17ReallyBlack HillCOM5
184MusicBlack HillCOM6
19YesterdayBlack HillCOM6
20DramaBlack HillCOM4
215 USABlack HillCOM4
24ITV4Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
24ITV4 +1Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
25HomeBlack HillCOM6
26ITV BeBlack HillCOM4
27ITV 2 +1Black HillCOM4
28E4Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
29E4 +1Black HillCOM5
305STARBlack HillCOM4
315SpikeBlack HillCOM6
32Sony Movie ChBlack HillCOM5
33STV+1Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
34ITV3 +1Black HillCOM4
37QuestBlack HillCOM4
38Quest RedBlack HillCOM5
39CBS ActionBlack HillCOM6
41Food NetworkBlack HillCOM5
42Travel ChannelBlack HillCOM6
44Channel 5 +1Black HillCOM4
45Film4 +1Black HillPSB3
46ChallengeBlack HillCOM5
474sevenBlack HillCOM6
48Movies4MenBlack HillCOM5
54My5Black HillCOM4
555STAR+1Black Hillcom8
565USA +1Black Hillcom7
575Spike 1Black Hillcom7
58ITV Be +1Black HillCOM4
59ITV4 +1Black HillCOM4
60Sony Crime Channel 2Black HillCOM5
61True EntertainmentBlack HillCOM4
62True MoviesBlack HillCOM6
63BlazeBlack HillCOM4
64CBS Action +1Black Hillcom7
66CBS RealityBlack HillCOM4
67CBS DramaBlack Hillcom7
70Horror ChannelBlack HillCOM4
71CBS Reality 1Black HillCOM6
72YourTVBlack HillCOM5
73YourTV +1Black HillCOM6
79Dave ja vuBlack HillCOM6
80Blaze +1Black HillCOM4
81Talking Pictures TVBlack HillCOM6
82Vintage TVBlack Hillcom7
83Quest +1Black HillCOM4
84Quest Red +1Black Hillcom7
86More4 1Black Hillcom8
87Keep It CountryBlack Hillcom7
95FreesportsBlack Hillcom8
96Forces TVBlack Hillcom8
101BBC One HDBlack HillPSB3
102BBC Two HDBlack HillPSB3
103ITV HDBlack HillPSB3
103STV HDBlack HillPSB3
103UTV HDBlack HillPSB3
104Channel 4 HDBlack HillPSB3
105Channel 5 HDBlack HillPSB3
106BBC Four HDBlack Hillcom8
107BBC News HDBlack Hillcom7
108Al Jazeera Eng HDBlack Hillcom7
109Channel 4+1 HDBlack Hillcom7
1104seven HDBlack Hillcom7
113RT HDBlack Hillcom7
201CBBCBlack Hill ScotlandPSB1
202CBeebiesBlack Hill ScotlandPSB1
203CITVBlack HillCOM4
204CBBC HDBlack HillPSB3
205CBeebies HDBlack Hillcom8
211Ketchup TVBlack HillCOM4
231BBC NewsBlack Hill ScotlandPSB1
232BBC ParliamentBlack Hill ScotlandPSB1
233Sky NewsBlack HillCOM5
601BBC RB 1Black Hill ScotlandPSB1


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Saturday, 30 June 2018
2:09 AM

hi,for viewers who have technical knowledge,is to replace the aluminum dipole in the aerial with copper wire dipole,this must be bent to look like the aluminum dipole and may improve reception,i have done this with a indoor aerial and got a locked picture from hannington at 10ft off the ground ,location nr bicester,but i stress u must have some technical knowledge.

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nmugford's 118 posts Silver Silver GB
3:42 PM

N Mugford:

It is perfectly correct to replace an aluminium dipole with a copper one. However the dimensions are critical. So it would be better to carve an exact replica of the aluminium dipole in a sheet of copper, using the resultant item to replace the original dipole. The need to be an exact copy is to maintain the required frequency range coverage and the impedence presented to the TV set, always required to be 75 Ohms. It would also be wise to protect the copper against corrosion, especially if it were to be placed outside the property where it can get wet.

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MikeP's 2,184 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Tuesday, 10 July 2018
10:24 PM

Having difficulty finding Channel MUX for new Paramount on 57. Our Sony DVR has to be manually retuned for every change, as it prefers distant Cumbria to our local Emley Moor transmitter.
can anyone help, please?

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Banacek's 11 posts GB
10:51 PM

Banacek: Found the MUX by trial, it's 51 FYI


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Banacek's 11 posts GB
11:28 PM

Hi mikep,thank you for yr polite reply,other people seem to be otherwise,in my eperience in using insulated copper wire seems to be fine,the tv or whatevers input circuitry seems to uncritical,i use a set top single element because im in a swamp area from oxford,before i changed it to a copper wire,in spite of the high
field strength it was troublesome,when changed to copper,hannington at 40miles,10ft above the ground produces a locked picture,the only disadvantage of copper sheet is the cost and the work involved.Possibly,in poor signal areas copper would produce a better and more stable picture,its a pity someone in a fringe area cant try it and advise,but again some technical knowledge is needed,tks............

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nmugford's 118 posts Silver Silver GB
11:33 PM

Banacek: this seems to be a problem with todays tv circuitry,the tuner gets pulled to the strongest signal,i have a car radio that wouldnt hold a weak signal in the presence of a stronger signal,possible realign aerial or more directive type fitted.

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nmugford's 118 posts Silver Silver GB
Saturday, 14 July 2018
Eric Brett
2:13 PM

Is the new Paramount channel free-to-air? If so, what are the required values for my 'Openbox' receiver?

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Eric Brett's 20 posts GB
3:14 PM

Eric Brett: Yes, it's FTA. Parameters are:

11345H 27500 5/6 DVB-S QPSK 28.2E

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js's 615 posts Gold Gold GB
Tuesday, 14 August 2018
1:08 PM Taunton

I live at the bottom of a narrow valley that points roughly North/South (it's wider at the North end). Postcode is TA4 2HJ. My nearest, and predicted to be strongest, transmitter is Stockland Hill which is about 31km away to the SE. Beyond that is Mendip which is 55km to the NE.
I have installed a wideband antenna on my roof and I'm getting a pretty stable picture on CH26 (BBC1 etc.) with 100% signal quality but only 20% strength when pointing the antenna to the SW. On CH28 I'm getting 20% signal and quality but no picture. I can't seem to get any signal from any other direction on any other channels.

What's puzzling me is that getting CH26/28 suggests I'm picking up Stockland Hill which is to the SE but my antenna is pointing SW. I could just about understand it working 180 degrees out but not 90!

The only explanation I can think of is that I'm picking up a signal bounced off of the hillside. And because it's a lucky/spurious bounce I'm only getting one channel (if I move 100yds maybe I'll get 28 but not 26!).

Does that sound plausible? Any suggestions for what to try? I realise I'm not exactly in the best place for a TV signal!

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Ben's 2 posts GB
Ben's: Freeview map terrain plot frequency data R&TI Service digitaluk trade DAB coverage
Wednesday, 15 August 2018
11:02 AM


You appear to be in a particularly difficult location, valleys are not helpful to TV reception especially is they do not enable sight of a transmitter directly. There are three possible transmitters around you, but all are 'hidden' by the valley. You've tried Stocjkland Hill and Mendip, the other is Huntshaw Cross - but that is to the west so again 'hidden' by the valley.

The only suggestion I have is to try raising your aerial as high as possible - but make sure it is safe. There is no guarantee that it will solve the problem though.

Aerials receive best in the direction of its main lobe to the front of the aerial, but they always have side lobes that can receive some signals - though usually not as well. That would explain what you are seeing with the aerial aimed in the general direction of SW - where there is no transmitter! It can only be a reflected signal which will be very variable and unreliable.

My brother lives in South Molton and gets good reception from Huntshaw Cross but he is not in a valley.

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