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Freeview reception at 51.5465°N -0.011°E



List is for aerial group type: wideband group A group B group C/D group E group K

ch name signal strength direction transmitter
C21+multiplex SDN England (COM4)
s-sw 201°ReigateV
C22multiplex Arqiva-A (COM5)
s-sw 196°Crystal PalaceH
C23multiplex BBCA England London
s-sw 196°Crystal PalaceH
C23-multiplex BBCA England London
s-sw 201°ReigateV
C24multiplex Arqiva-A (COM5)
s-sw 201°ReigateV
C25multiplex SDN England (COM4)
s-sw 196°Crystal PalaceH
C26multiplex D3+4 England London
s-sw 196°Crystal PalaceH
multiplex D3+4 England London
s-sw 201°ReigateV
C27multiplex Arqiva-B (COM6)
s-sw 201°ReigateV
C28-multiplex Arqiva-B (COM6)
s-sw 196°Crystal PalaceH
C29Comux Local TV multiplex LW
s-sw 196°Crystal PalaceH
C30Freeview HD multiplex BBCB (PSB3)
s-sw 201°ReigateV
C32multiplex BBCA England South East
e-se 122°Bluebell HillH
C34multiplex D3+4 England Meridian (East micro region)
e-se 122°Bluebell HillH
C40multiplex SDN England (COM4)
e-se 122°Bluebell HillH
C41-multiplex BBCA England London
southeast 124°WoolwichV
C43+multiplex Arqiva-A (COM5)
e-se 122°Bluebell HillH
C44multiplex D3+4 England London
southeast 124°WoolwichV
C45+Freeview HD multiplex BBCB (PSB3)
e-se 122°Bluebell HillH
C46multiplex Arqiva-B (COM6)
e-se 122°Bluebell HillH
C47Freeview HD multiplex BBCB (PSB3)
southeast 124°WoolwichV
C48-Freeview HD multiplex BBCB (PSB3)
s-sw 196°Crystal PalaceH
C55Freeview HD multiplex Arqiva-C (com7)
s-sw 196°Crystal PalaceH
Freeview HD multiplex Arqiva-C (com7)
e-se 122°Bluebell HillH
C56Freeview HD multiplex Arqiva-D (com8)
s-sw 196°Crystal PalaceH
Freeview HD multiplex Arqiva-D (com8)
e-se 122°Bluebell HillH

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Tuesday, 26 May 2020
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Chris.SE
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10:28 PM

David:

Are you saying that there's no clear line of sight due W?

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Tuesday, 2 June 2020
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Bridgette Blaskett
1:42 PM
Broadstairs

Aerial is on flat roof area at top of 3 storey building comprising 3 flats (one each storey) in Brodstairs CT10 1DP. Aerial is next to a Sky dish serving middle flat. Cannot retune smart TVs to find/pick up any signal for ITV, Channel 4 but can find BBC channels though these break up due to weak signals as well especially in afternoon. Freeview experience therefore has been almost non-existent for many weeks.

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Chris.SE
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4:03 PM

Bridgette Blaskett:

Hmm, you are not in a good spot there having very limited choice. Do you know which way your aerial is pointing and whether the rods are vertical or horizontal, there's a choice of which transmitters you MIGHT try and get, none with good reception!
To add to things, there has been recent Planned Engineering on some transmitters that you might possibly get but that is supposedly completed. However, to mess things up there has also been some Tropospheric Ducting recently (see https://www.bbc.co.uk/reception/help-guides/freeview/effect-of-tropospheric-ducting-on-freeview) causing interference from other transmitters (UK or Europe).

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Chris.SE
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4:06 PM

Bridgette Blaskett:

When I say which way your aerial is pointing, I mean rough compass bearing, not which transmitter, but if you know that, it could help.

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Chris.SE's 1,306 posts GB
Friday, 5 June 2020
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Brian Gregory
3:29 PM

The postcode database is either screwed up or is an antique.

Bizarre results imply I need to swing my areial around between Crystal Palace and Hannington depending on which channel I want to watch. This is nonsense. All channels except the two different local TV channels are transmitted from both.

What happened to the excellent predictor that used to be, I think, accessible from both the ofcom and freeview websites that gave results for many transmitters?? I can't find it now.

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Saturday, 6 June 2020
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Chris.SE
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12:55 AM

Brian Gregory:

It may seem bizarre, but it's not, it's telling you which transmitter gives you the most reliable signal for each multiplex, if you'd clicked on the Frequency Data link it would show you the predicted signal levels. (There is an error on this site for Crystal Palace as it lists C48 for PSB3 instead of C30, but many lists on this site haven't been correctly updated with all the 700MHz Clearance changes as the site owner hasn't had time.)
You'd get good reception from Hannington for all multiplexes, fractionally better for the PSBs from Crystal Palace, but poorer for the COMs except 7&8 which are marginally better from Crystal Palace.

The Digital UK Detailed Coverage Checker to which you refer was moved by Freeview/DUK from DUK's own website and amalgamated into the Freeview one (badly). There are boxes on the Freeview Homepage https://www.freeview.co.uk/ & having entered your details, you then had to scroll down on the new page past all the Channels Icons to click Detailed view. After a lot of criticism they've since added boxes on the Corporate "Platform Management" page that take you straight to the Detailed view.

As you may recall the Detailed Coverage Checker gave a list of predicted transmitters and their multiplexes that may be receivable at the specified location, that's still the case. If you put your details in the boxes and check, you'll see that it's giving much the same results as you see from this site.
But bizarrely The Freeview/DUK checker suggests the most likely transmitter is Crystal Palace despite overall reception being somewhat better from Hannington! However this sort of oddity is also the case for a number of other locations and other transmitters.

HTH & explains what you're seeing.

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mc
12:15 PM

who do I comment to about the channels I receive on Freeview thanks

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Chris.SE
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12:51 PM

mc:

That rather depends on the type of comment you want to make. If it's about programmes and content, then it's the broadcasters themselves.
If you are having technical issues, you could ask here and maybe be pointed elsewhere if appropriate.

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