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Freeview reception at BL2 6QF


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 9 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of BL26QF (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-700MHz services that may interfere with Freeview reception at some point from 2020 when the 5G 700MHz 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

Spotlight TVWinter Hill GIM
Together TV +1Winter Hill com7
CCXTVWinter Hill COM4
MeritWinter Hill com7
1BBC One (SD)Winter Hill North WestPSB1
 
2BBC TwoWinter Hill North WestPSB1
3ITV (SD)Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
5Channel 5Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
6ITV 2Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
 
9BBC FourWinter Hill North WestPSB1
10ITV3Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
11Sky ArtsWinter Hill COM5
12QuestWinter Hill COM4
13E4Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
 
14Film4Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
17ReallyWinter Hill COM5
18More4Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
19DaveWinter Hill COM5
 
20DramaWinter Hill COM4
215USAWinter Hill COM4
23Dave ja vuThe Wrekin COM6
25ITV4Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
26YesterdayThe Wrekin COM6
 
28ITV2 +1Winter Hill COM4
29E4 +1Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
304MusicWinter Hill COM5
315STARWinter Hill COM4
32Paramount NetworkWinter Hill COM4
 
33GREAT! moviesThe Wrekin COM6
34ITV +1Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
35pickWinter Hill COM5
38DMAXThe Wrekin COM6
39Quest RedWinter Hill COM5
 
40CBS JusticeThe Wrekin COM6
41GREAT! movies actionWinter Hill COM4
42Food NetworkWinter Hill COM5
43HGTVThe Wrekin COM6
45Channel 5 +1Winter Hill COM4
 
46Film4 +1Winter Hill COM5
47ChallengeWinter Hill COM5
484sevenWinter Hill COM5
555SELECTWinter Hill COM4
56Smithsonian ChannelWinter Hill COM5
 
57ITVBe +1Winter Hill COM4
58ITV3 +1Winter Hill COM4
59ITV4 +1Winter Hill COM4
62GREAT! movies classic 1Winter Hill GIM
63BlazeWinter Hill COM4
 
64FreeSportsWinter Hill com7
66CBS RealityWinter Hill COM4
67CBS DramaThe Wrekin COM6
68Horror ChannelWinter Hill COM4
69Quest +1Winter Hill COM5
 
70Quest Red +1Winter Hill com7
72Shopping Quarter Winter Hill PSB3
73Drama +1Winter Hill COM4
74Yesterday +1Winter Hill COM5
75NOW 80sWinter Hill GIM
 
76Now 70sWinter Hill com7
77TCCWinter Hill COM4
78Now 90sWinter Hill GIM
79Clubland TVWinter Hill GIM
80Blaze +1Winter Hill COM4
 
81Talking Pictures TVThe Wrekin COM6
82Together TVWinter Hill COM5
84PBS AmericaThe Wrekin COM6
86More4 +1Winter Hill com7
87PBS America +1Winter Hill com7
 
88Country Music Entertainment Winter Hill GIM
89Court TVWinter Hill com7
96Forces TVWinter Hill com7
101BBC One HDWinter Hill PSB3
102BBC Two HDWinter Hill PSB3
 
103ITV HDWinter Hill PSB3
103STV HDWinter Hill PSB3
103UTV HDWinter Hill PSB3
104Channel 4 HDWinter Hill PSB3
105Channel 5 HDWinter Hill PSB3
 
106BBC Four HDWinter Hill com7
107BBC News HDWinter Hill com7
108BBC Scotland HDWinter Hill PSB3
113RT HDWinter Hill com7
114Quest HDWinter Hill com7
 
201CBBCWinter Hill North WestPSB1
202CBeebiesWinter Hill North WestPSB1
203CITVWinter Hill COM4
204CBBC HDWinter Hill PSB3
205CBeebies HDWinter Hill com7
 
208POP MAXWinter Hill GIM
211Ketchup TVWinter Hill COM4
212YAAAS!Winter Hill COM4
231BBC NewsWinter Hill North WestPSB1
232BBC ParliamentWinter Hill North WestPSB1
 
233Sky NewsWinter Hill COM5
234RTThe Wrekin COM6
235Aljazeera EnglishThe Wrekin COM6
250BBC Red ButtonWinter Hill North WestPSB1

 

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Sunday, 10 October 2021
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Pauline Bell
11:02 PM

ryhope sunderland sr20suno tv working no channels at all tried retuning not working

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Monday, 11 October 2021
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Chris.SE
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1:59 AM

Pauline Bell:

It's never advised to retune when you have no signal, it usually just clears your correct tuning and you end up needing to retune again when you have a signal.

See my reply to you here - https://ukfree.tv/extras/inreplyto/1025677

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Monday, 18 October 2021
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Andrew
3:15 PM
Nottingham

Just tuned in a new tv. I dot seem to be picking up any COM4 or COM5 channel. No problem with previous tv. Am I doing something wrong or is there a problem with the transmitter?

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StevensOnln1
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4:17 PM

Andrew: Do you still get the channels on the old TV if you plug it back in without retuning? We need to know where you are (please provide a full postcode) or which transmitter you're using to be able to check for any reported faults or engineering work.

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Chris.SE
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10:32 PM

Andrew:

This could be due to current weather conditions - temperature Inversion/tropospheric ducting to be precise, some of the predictions show there is currently some quite variable but strong conditions affecting parts of central England.
It sometimes comes with high pressure https://www.bbc.co.uk/reception/help-guides/freeview/how-clear-skies-and-fine-weather-can-affect-your-tv-reception & https://www.bbc.co.uk/reception/help-guides/freeview/effect-of-tropospheric-ducting-on-freeview

This type of ducting affects different frequencies by differing amounts in different locations, which is possibly why you are only currently seeing an issue with COMs 4 & 5. It can vary by the second or be stable for much longer periods. It can also affect FM & DAB radio & probably mobile phone signals but not to an extent that people have realised.

If you happen to use the Waltham transmitter, try a manual tune on UHF channels C29 and C37 for those two multiplexes as manual tuning will sometime resolve them when signals are suffering some interference as long as it's not severe at the time.

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Tuesday, 19 October 2021
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William Utley
10:11 AM
Knaresborough

I live in Knaresborough Hg58ll and we have no signal from Bilsdale have tried numerous retunes to no avail any help please

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Chris.SE
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5:29 PM

William Utley :

Well according to the Freeview Checker you should be getting very good signals from the Bilsdale Quarry mast.
Check that your aerial is still pointing the correct way - bearing 24 degrees ~NNE, in your locale. The rods (or squashed Xs) should be horizontal. Check that the downlead is secure and not flapping in the wind.
Check you coax plugs and leads are correctly plugged in etc.

Try a retune as follows - unplug the aerial and do an automatic retune which should clear all previous tuning as nothing should be found. Plug the aerial back in and repeat the process and hopefully all your channels will be correctly restored.

If you are still having problems, check in your TV tuning section that you are tuned to the correct channels for Bilsdale -
The UHF channels are C27, C24, C21, C43, C46, C40, C55 that's in the multiplex order
BBC A/PSB1, D3&4/PSB2, BBC B HD/PSB3, SDN/COM4, ARQ A/COM5, ARQ B/COM6, COM 7

Otherwise post back with more information about your aerial and any distribution amp/splitter etc.

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