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Freeview reception at 52.6198°N 1.2772°E

Terrain between 52.619890,1.277249 and Freeview masts

For reliable and stable Freeview reception, you need an unobstructed path between the TV aerial on your roof and the digital TV transmitter.

The diagrams below show the transmitters you can get a signal from - in order from best to worst. The blue line tests the line-of-sight between an aerial 10 metres above ground level (the line is red if there is an obstruction in the line-of-sight). You may be able to improve reception by raising the aerial higher - for safety's sake consult a reputable aerial installer if you need rooftop access. See below the diagrams for advanced options including selecting the receiver aerial height.

The terrain information (from Ordnance Survey and GIS) does not include forestation (where leaf cover changes with the seasons) or city buildings. The line-of-sight line can appear curved as this straight line moves over the Earth's surface.

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Tuesday, 22 October 2019

11:43 PM

Andrew Spanner:

Ooops, my apologies, I didn't check carefully enough just now. If you are pointing at Ventnor, there was a retune event on the 16th, but also the power of all 3 multiplexes increased.
Have you had an aerial change in recent years? The the channels have moved from Group C/D to Group A. If you have a wideband aerial then you don't need an aerial change and there's a possibility you have too much signal. The chances are that because you are so close to Ventnor, a C/D group aerial might be ok but you may still have too much signal.

Tell us about your aerial and which transmitter you are actually using.

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Chris.SE's 617 posts GB
Tuesday, 29 October 2019
Roger Livesey.
3:33 AM

Your winter hill freeview transmitter frequencies are showing to be moved from what they were two weeks ago. I am still receiving my freeview programs on channels 31,37,49,50,54,55.58 & 59. I no longer receive the programs that were on RF channels 56 & 57 possibly due to reduced signal level.
These RF channels are not as shown on your web site for the winter hill transmitter ( They are shown as RF channels 29, 31, 32, 34, 35, 37, 56, & 57. I do not get any signal on these channels except 31 & 37, which have been the usual winter hill frequencies for some time now. Is the web site wrong with regard to my indicated program frequencies or are they the intended ones after the next transmitter's retune.
Kind regards from Roger Livesey.

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Roger Livesey.'s 3 posts GB

9:40 AM

Roger Livesey.:

It has been stated many, many times on this website that the channels indicated has not been updated due to the pressure of work on the site owner, Briantist. Again, we contributors always suggest you look at the channel allocations given by the Digital UK Coverage Checker that is run on behalf of the transmitter operators and is the most accurate source for such information.

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MikeP's 3,007 posts GB
Sunday, 10 November 2019
Bert Leslie
9:30 AM

I live in Canterbury and have an indoor aerial in the loft and our current reception is from Dover.
Dover doesn't transmit COM8 programmes and my questions are:
Will Dover be upgraded to provide COM8 programmes? If so when?
Is there an alternative transmitter that covers Canterbury that provides COM8 programmes?
If there are no terrestrial options what is the simplest and cheapest alternative?

Many thanks

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Bert Leslie's 1 post GB

2:45 PM

Bert Leslie:

The Dover transmitter (nor any other not transmitting COMs 7&8) will never be upgraded to transmit them. They are temporary multiplexes currently scheduled to be closed by 2022 but that will depend on the auctioning of the small frequency band in which they sit for 5G SDL services. The frequencies immediately above and below are already allocated to 5G (hence the current 700MHz clearance program).

Whilst Dover doesn't serve all parts of the Canterbury area, eg. towards Chartham which has a Relay transmitting only the PSB muxes, there's no other major transmitter officially covering Canterbury.
The only (Meridian) transmitter in the region that I can think of that carries COMs 7&8 is Bluebell Hill. There is also Crystal Palace (London region) but you are going to need to be quite high up (and most likely N of locations like Tyler Hill, Blean, Rough Common etc) to even stand a chance of getting them. In essence it depends on location and a full postcode would be needed to look at the predicted reception. Even them you will need a really clued up aerial installer to provide you with an installation that'll give reliable reception.

The best alternative would be Freesat. If you have a very modern HD (UHD even) TV, it may already have in in-built satellite tuner so you would only need a dish and LNB. But watch any planning conditions, parts of the area will be "Conservation" areas and there can be restrictions.

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Chris.SE's 617 posts GB
Wednesday, 13 November 2019
gary mckenzie
8:15 PM
Newcastle Upon Tyne

Retuned as requested on 13/11/19 in postcode NE3.
Now freeview 101 - 105 are all missing...the 5 main channels no hd.

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gary mckenzie's 1 post GB

8:49 PM

gary mckenzie:

What time did you retune? The HD mux may still have been off-air at the time. Try again, but first of all, unplug the aerial and do a full retune which should clear all existing tuning. Then plug it back in and retune again, hopefully this will restore all channels. If you are still having problems, post back with a full postcode.
I assume you are getting your signal from Pontop Pike.

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Chris.SE's 617 posts GB
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