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Freeview reception at RG8 8DB

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 6 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of RG88DB (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

1BBC OneHannington SouthPSB1
2BBC TwoHannington SouthPSB1
3ITVHannington MeridianPSB2
4Channel 4Hannington MeridianPSB2
5Channel 5Hannington MeridianPSB2
6ITV 2Hannington MeridianPSB2
8LONDON LIVECrystal PalaceLW
9BBC FourHannington SouthPSB1
13Channel 4 +1Hannington MeridianPSB2
14More4Hannington MeridianPSB2
15Film4Hannington MeridianPSB2
215 USAHanningtonCOM4
24ITV4Hannington MeridianPSB2
24ITV4 +1Hannington MeridianPSB2
26ITV BeHanningtonCOM4
27ITV 2 +1HanningtonCOM4
28E4Hannington MeridianPSB2
29E4 +1HanningtonCOM5
32Sony Movie ChHanningtonCOM5
33ITV +1Hannington MeridianPSB2
34ITV3 +1HanningtonCOM4
38Quest RedHanningtonCOM5
39CBS ActionHanningtonCOM6
41Food NetworkHanningtonCOM5
42Travel ChannelHanningtonCOM6
44Channel 5 +1HanningtonCOM4
45Film4 +1HanningtonPSB3
565USA +1Hanningtoncom7
58ITV Be +1HanningtonCOM4
59ITV4 +1HanningtonCOM4
61True EntertainmentHanningtonCOM4
64CBS Action +1Hanningtoncom7
66CBS RealityHanningtonCOM4
67CBS Reality +1Hanningtoncom7
69Tru TV +1HanningtonCOM5
70Horror ChannelHanningtonCOM4
71CBS DramaHanningtonCOM6
73YourTV +1HanningtonCOM6
79Dave ja vuHanningtonCOM6
80Blaze +1HanningtonCOM4
81Talking Pictures TVHanningtoncom7
82Vintage TVHanningtoncom7
83Quest +1HanningtonCOM4
84Quest Red +1HanningtonCOM6
86More4 1Hanningtoncom8
87Keep It CountryHanningtoncom7
96Forces TVHanningtoncom8
101BBC One HDHanningtonPSB3
102BBC Two HDHanningtonPSB3
103ITV HDHanningtonPSB3
103STV HDHanningtonPSB3
103UTV HDHanningtonPSB3
104Channel 4 HDHanningtonPSB3
105Channel 5 HDHanningtonPSB3
106BBC Four HDHanningtoncom7
107BBC News HDHanningtoncom7
108Al Jazeera Eng HDHanningtoncom7
109Channel 4+1 HDHanningtoncom7
1104seven HDHanningtoncom7
113RT HDHanningtoncom7
201CBBCHannington SouthPSB1
202CBeebiesHannington SouthPSB1
204CBBC HDHanningtonPSB3
205CBeebies HDHanningtoncom7
211Ketchup TVHanningtonCOM4
231BBC NewsHannington SouthPSB1
232BBC ParliamentHannington SouthPSB1
233Sky NewsHanningtonCOM5
601BBC RB 1Hannington SouthPSB1


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10m20m (Angel of the North)25m30m40m56m (Hyde Park Flats, Sheffield)62m (Monument)90m (Royal Liver Building, Liverpool)107m (Meridian Quay Tower, Swansea)115m (Bridgewater Place, Leeds)127m (Glasgow Tower)143m (Guy's Hospital)158m (Blackpool Tower)170m (Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth)180m (The Gherkin/BT Tower) 193m (Tower 42)235m (Canary Wharf)310m (The Shard)(default view)

Tuesday, 7 November 2017
2:14 PM

RDD: You could do what I've done, and have for some years - split the feeds from the wall. I originally did it when it turned out that my PVR was much more sensitive than the freeview box, after getting a new aerial.

One of the reps at work (who'd formerly been a TV installer) kindly made up a set for me, but its easy enough yourself.A decent bit of coax out of the wall socket, then a good quality splitter, then two cables off that, one to the PVR and one to the TV. Mine has F-fittings, but whatever works.

Then you can vary the attenuation seperately, and looping through isn't an issue. I got a variable one, but it didn't seem to do much, so I got some from Amazon (the same as these…59p) which fit into one another, so you can buy perhaps a 3db, a 5db and so on, and put them in series to get the right level.

The trouble with a masthead amp is that you can't just switch it off (my new house has one), but at least you can dampen it down.

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MikeB's 2,334 posts Platinum Platinum GB
3:28 PM Stansted

Thanks for the suggestion. My concern is that splitting at the wall will lower the signal to the DVR which is already at circa 55% . However this could be due to the tuners of the DVR being less sensitive than the tuner of the HDTV..

However, I will give it a try and see what happens, I think I have enough bits a pieces to rig your suggestion up.
I will let you know. Thanks.

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RDD's 12 posts GB
RDD's: Freeview map terrain plot frequency data R&TI Service digitaluk trade DAB coverage
Wednesday, 6 December 2017
9:37 PM Whitstable

I had a alba set top box connected to my tv, recently I can't get any channels on the tv, it just keep showing "no or bad signals". Any helps?

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XIAO's 1 post GB
XIAO's: Freeview map terrain plot frequency data R&TI Service digitaluk trade DAB coverage
10:59 PM

XIAO: Have you checked for any loose or damaged cables or connections behind your TV and set top box?

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StevensOnln1's 1,055 posts Gold Gold GB
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