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When will I get a new Freeview aerial because of even more mobile broadband?

What is going to happen during the 700MHz clearance? To make way for more mobile broadband in 2020, millions of Freeview viewers are going to need to act. A very few will need a new aerial. Will that be you?——— 15 comments “It is high time the major high street retailers realised that they need to stock DAB + radios and to phase out those that are not capable of receiving”- Nick Anderson

Ofcom announces 700 MHz clearance schedule 2017-20

To make way for new and better 4G data services for everyone's mobile devices, Ofcom has decided to change the Freeview system around starting in 2017.

60 comments “Charles: look at your location - your just 25km from the transmitter, with just a very small obstruction in the way very close to you. You should have”- MikeB

Do not forget that 4G starting soon in 20 cities and towns really soon

It is possible - but still unlikely - that the new 4G mobile services will take out your Freeview. Here is the list of places that will see services in the next month.

24 comments “Paul: It s nothing to do with 4G, that has not started in your area yet. ”- MikeP

Expecting 4G interference? Tests now show that you have a one in 300 chance

Remember the scare stories in the papers? Millions of homes will have problems when 4G starts... Even the Ofcom figures suggested 760,000 homes would have problems. The 4G tests suggest the just 90,000 homes will need to fit a filter.

285 comments “sue Hickerson: What transmitter are you tuned to? Fortunately, you ve included your postcode, and as you can see, you should be fine for Sutton Coldfi”- MikeB

Using UHF channels C61 to C69? Time to retune

As from today, the whole of the "800MHz" band belongs to Three, EE, Vodafone and O2. If you are not a giant telecoms company, and are using still them for anything, now is probably a good time to stop.

50 comments “Hi brian,get better soon,from nicholas....”- nicholas

Mendip, Bristol and relay transmitters - retune require on 27th March 2013

To allow for the launch later this year of 4G mobile broadband, changes are being made to some digital TV transmitters. Many viewers in the South West of England will have to retune after 6am on on 27th March 2013 to continue to receive certain Freeview TV and radio channels.

124 comments “I agree with jb38, on site diagnosis is always best - just not always possible. Those thinking there is any difference between a group C/D aerial fo”- MikeP_UK

800MHz 4G broadband potential for Freeview interference - new map

The colourful map below shows all the UK digital TV transmitters that will be using C52 to C60 when the 4G 800MHz services start.

15 comments “I thought that 61-68 where going to be used for 4G? What s going to be on those frequencies now?I thought that was why Moel-Y-Parc s D3 4 multiple”- Stuart Owens

29th May 2013 retunes for Oxfordshire and East Midlands

As part of a rolling programme in the regions that experienced the early digital switchovers, some viewers on the Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Oxfordshire will need to retune on Wednesday. However, viewers of some relays must not retune.

24 comments “when are we going get more channels on freesat any one tell me as I keep getting told more channels coming but don t get any please please some one te”- leslie rainer

10th April 2013 retune for Winter Hill, Keighley transmitters and relays

To allow for the launch later this year of 4G mobile broadband, changes are being made to some digital TV transmitters. Many viewers in the North West of England (as well as parts of Yorkshire and the Midlands) will have to retune after 6am on 10th April 2013 to continue to receive certain Freeview TV and radio channels.

165 comments “friendlyfairy: Without knowledge of your location, preferably in the form of postcode, it isn t possible to make any suggestions. If you don t wish to”- Dave Lindsay

Which "at800" mobile masts might stop my Freeview working?

UK Free TV now has a new feature: the site now shows you the ten nearest mobile phone masts to your chosen location. These are the most likely places where 4G wireless broadband base-stations will be placed. If these are within 1.5km of your Freeview aerial, you may need to fit a filter to your aerial cable.

20 comments “Sasa:Your relative should check that they are tuned to the Emley Moor transmitter. That uses channel 47, 44, 41, 51, 52, 48, 32 and 34. If they f”- MikeP

How do I know if the 4G broadband will overload my Freeview?

During 2013, some of the frequencies that were used for television before the Digital Switchover will be auctioned off and used to provide 4th generation (4G) mobile broadband. Many homes will need to fit a filter, and a small few will have to switch (for free) to Freesat. Knowing in advance where these homes are is a complicated matter.

155 comments “rob : Thanks for the update, pleased to know that you have succeeded in overcoming the problem.However, I do have to say, that as far as your old ”- jb38

4G interference much less than expected in the Midlands test area

at800 has completed its first live test to help assess the extent to which Freeview could be impacted when new 4G mobile services at 800 MHz are launched later this year.

11 comments “Bob Loader: I m going to give you exactly the same answer I gave you before - your signal is far too strong! As I said before (and read the too much o”- MikeB

Why have I been sent a filter for my Freeview?

Starting 29th April 2013, the third phase test for the at800 interference to Freeview is taking place. For this test, filters are being sent out to all homes at risk before the test starts. The area chosen for this third test is West London, including Isleworth - the home of satellite pay broadcaster, British Sky Broadcasting.

75 comments “Stuart Shaw: The best question to ask is, why do you need them? If you got sent one in the post last year (or at least a card saying you might have ”- MikeB

2012/13 Freeview changes to clear C61 and C62 for 4G mobile

Here is list of all the Freeview transmitter changes that will happen from the last months of 2012 to 2013 to remove channels allocated to C61 and C62. This is to allow for the nationwide launch of 4G mobile data service.

22 comments “Jayne Wilks: It s possible. The page on this site for the Clearwell relay TV transmitter has not recorded it being off since last Wednesday when the r”- Dave Lindsay

4G test signals areas listed by the BBC

The two locations in the West Midlands, Cradley Heath and Rowley Regis, will shortly be experiencing the test 4G at 800MHz signals to see if they interfere with Freeview and cable TV.

30 comments “I live in East Yorkshire - HU17 and get Freeview from Belmont (60kms away). When I first got digital TV about 7 years ago the weak signal then on offe”- Steve

Ofcom moves to protect Freeview interference from 4G mobile devices

Don't worry - Ofcom will ensure that everyone effected by 4G interference will still be able to watch digital television, and at no cost to the affected viewers.

125 comments “Philip: In addition to Briantist s query/advice, have you checked with any of the other residents in the block to ascertain if they are also experienc”- jb38

Ofcom channel bingo II - introducing the bands

A second look at how the long-term use of the broadcast frequencies used to provide Freeview may chance over the coming years.

7 comments “With this sort of cutting up of the band I would suspect that the long term aim is to eliminate terrestrial TV altogether. Even with lite only repeate”- Andy

At800 publish first "speculative model" of 4G Freeview interference

Published in the last few days, the speculative model of interference based on existing mast data shows, for London, where 4G interference to Freeview may occur.

8 comments “It will be most interesting when Belmont s ArqB s multiplex on frequency 60 could possibly be affected in the near future,as well as the possible clea”- Mark Fletcher
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