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Freeview reception at PE3 6BZ

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 PE36BZ (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

Community ChannelSandy Heathcom8
Front RunnerSandy Heathcom8
1BBC OneSandy Heath CambridgePSB1
2BBC TwoSandy Heath CambridgePSB1
3ITVSandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
4Channel 4Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
5Channel 5Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
6ITV 2Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
7Estuary TVBelmontLDN
7Notts TVWalthamLNG
9BBC FourSandy Heath CambridgePSB1
10ITV3Sandy HeathCOM4
11pickSandy HeathCOM5
12DaveSandy HeathCOM5
13Channel 4 +1Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
14More4Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
15Film4Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
17ReallySandy HeathCOM5
184MusicSandy HeathCOM6
19YesterdaySandy HeathCOM6
20DramaSandy HeathCOM4
215 USASandy HeathCOM4
24ITV4Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
24ITV4 +1Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
25HomeSandy HeathCOM6
26ITV BeSandy HeathCOM4
27ITV 2 +1Sandy HeathCOM4
28E4Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
29E4 +1Sandy HeathCOM5
305STARSandy HeathCOM4
31SpikeSandy HeathCOM6
32Sony Movie ChSandy HeathCOM5
33ITV +1Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
34ITV3 +1Sandy HeathCOM4
37QuestSandy HeathCOM4
38Quest RedSandy HeathCOM5
39CBS ActionSandy HeathCOM6
41Food NetworkSandy HeathCOM5
42Travel ChannelSandy HeathCOM6
44Channel 5 +1Sandy HeathCOM4
45Film4 +1Sandy HeathPSB3
46ChallengeSandy HeathCOM5
474sevenSandy HeathCOM6
48Movies4MenSandy HeathCOM5
54My5Sandy HeathCOM4
555STAR+1Sandy Heathcom8
565USA +1Sandy Heathcom7
57VIVASandy Heathcom7
58ITV Be +1Sandy HeathCOM4
59ITV4 +1Sandy HeathCOM4
61True EntertainmentSandy HeathCOM4
63BlazeSandy HeathCOM4
64CBS Action +1Sandy Heathcom7
66CBS RealitySandy HeathCOM4
67CBS Reality +1Sandy Heathcom7
68truTVSandy HeathCOM5
69Tru TV +1Sandy HeathCOM5
70Horror ChannelSandy HeathCOM4
71CBS DramaSandy HeathCOM6
72YourTVSandy HeathCOM5
73YourTV +1Sandy HeathCOM6
79Dave ja vuSandy HeathCOM6
80Blaze +1Sandy HeathCOM4
81Talking Pictures TVSandy Heathcom7
82Vintage TVSandy Heathcom7
86More4 1Sandy Heathcom8
87Keep It CountrySandy Heathcom7
88Quest Red +1Sandy HeathCOM6
92Quest +1Sandy HeathCOM4
95FreesportsSandy Heathcom8
101BBC One HDSandy HeathPSB3
102BBC Two HDSandy HeathPSB3
103ITV HDSandy HeathPSB3
103STV HDSandy HeathPSB3
103UTV HDSandy HeathPSB3
104Channel 4 HDSandy HeathPSB3
105Channel 5 HDSandy HeathPSB3
106BBC Four HDSandy Heathcom7
107BBC News HDSandy Heathcom7
108Al Jazeera Eng HDSandy Heathcom7
109Channel 4+1 HDSandy Heathcom7
1104seven HDSandy Heathcom7
113RT HDSandy Heathcom7
201CBBCSandy Heath CambridgePSB1
202CBeebiesSandy Heath CambridgePSB1
203CITVSandy HeathCOM4
204CBBC HDSandy HeathPSB3
205CBeebies HDSandy Heathcom7
231BBC NewsSandy Heath CambridgePSB1
232BBC ParliamentSandy Heath CambridgePSB1
233Sky NewsSandy HeathCOM5
601BBC RB 1Sandy Heath CambridgePSB1


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Friday, 1 September 2017
9:54 AM London

MikeP: I gave it another go last night with the original lead. I did several manual scans of the multiplex channels and had some success in picking up a few of them (about half). The TV seems to pick up channels and get signal for viewing when the aerial lead is held and positioned in specific places, then when I move the lead even slightly the signal is lost. Does this sound to you like an issue with the lead or the aerial sockets?

Why would the signal be working perfectly then suddenly I have to hold the lead at an angle?

I noticed that I have a separate aerial socket in a different room so I will give that one a go to see if it works. I will also purchase a new aerial lead.

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George's 5 posts GB
George's: Freeview map terrain plot frequency data R&TI Service digitaluk trade DAB coverage
10:52 AM


The short aerial lead from the back of the TV to the wall socket can work as a poor quality aerial and that is why you get a few channels unreliably. Replace the flylead, as MikeB suggest, and if you still have the problem then report the fault to the managers of the blockj as they are responsible for the communal aerial system. Also worth checking with your immediate neighbours in the block to see if they have a problem. If they do then it is a general aerial system fault, if they don't then it is likely a fault with the feed to your apartment. (It is not unknown for some silly people to cut aerial leads on a whim, I suspect they think it's fun!)

Let us know how using the socket in another room works. That could have a separate feed from the main aerial system compared to the one you generally use.

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MikeP's 1,577 posts Gold Gold GB
Saturday, 2 September 2017
9:32 AM

MikeP: the aerial socket in the other room was very marginally better but I still had to move the lead around to get signal, then when I dropped the lead the signal would go.

The new aerial lead that I bought couldn't get any signal at all in either room.

I managed to pick up a few more channels (itv, ch5 etc), although these were then numbered in the 800s rather than the usual 3 4 5 etc. Apparently this is because I'm picking up signal from more than one transmitter, perhaps this is why the signal is bad? I am manually retuning according to digital UK's instructions for the Crystal Palace transmitter.

Any ideas!?

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George's 5 posts GB
10:26 AM


That proves that there is a fault in the aerial system, especially the part that feeds you apartment. Contact the owner/management who are responsible for maintenance of the block to have the fault corrected.

Your new aerial flylead is clearly better screened than the 'old' one so it will be less likely to pick up signals accidentally. (The flylead should not act as an aerial at all.)

Did you speak to your neighbours? Are they having the same problem?

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MikeP's 1,577 posts Gold Gold GB
Tuesday, 5 September 2017
Andrew Land
7:31 AM

Hi, I get a Signal Strength of around 64% with a Signal Quality of 100% on my Freeview Channels in Otley, West Yorkshire via the Wharfedale Transmitter using an LG TV. Is a Signal Strength of around 64% OK? I don't get any issues with the picture at all? Many Thanks for your time, Andrew

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Andrew Land's 2 posts GB
8:52 AM

Andrew Land: 75 % is supposed to be perfect - but if your getting a good picture with 100% Quality, then thats fine.

If you put your postcode into this site, it will bring up a load of links, which should tell you what channels and signal strength you should get. If they make sense, then dont worry about it.

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MikeB's 2,226 posts Platinum Platinum GB
10:22 AM

Andrew Lands:

Further to that said by MikeB, it is typically acceptable to have a signal strength of between 50% and 85% for SD services and between 60% and 85% for HD services to get good reception. If the signal strengfth were lower or higher than these figures then you would experience some problems with pictures breaking up or some loss of sound.

Your stated signal strength at 64% is well withing the acceptable range, so no worries on that score.

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MikeP's 1,577 posts Gold Gold GB
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