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Freeview reception at BS22 6EW


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 8 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of BS226EW (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

CCXTVMendip COM4
Together TV +1Mendip com7
MeritMendip com7
1BBC One (SD)Mendip WestPSB1
2BBC TwoMendip WestPSB1
 
3ITV (SD)Mendip WestPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Mendip WestPSB2
5Channel 5Mendip WestPSB2
6ITV 2Mendip WestPSB2
7Made in BristolMendip LBS
 
9BBC FourMendip WestPSB1
10ITV3Mendip WestPSB2
11Sky ArtsMendip COM5
12QuestMendip COM4
13E4Mendip WestPSB2
 
14Film4Mendip WestPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Mendip WestPSB2
17ReallyMendip COM5
18More4Mendip WestPSB2
19DaveMendip COM5
 
20DramaMendip COM4
215USAMendip COM4
23Dave ja vuMendip COM6
25ITV4Mendip WestPSB2
26YesterdayMendip COM6
 
28ITV2 +1Mendip COM4
29E4 +1Mendip WestPSB2
304MusicMendip COM5
315STARMendip COM4
32Paramount NetworkMendip COM4
 
33GREAT! moviesMendip COM6
34ITV +1Mendip WestPSB2
35pickMendip COM5
38DMAXMendip COM6
39Quest RedMendip COM5
 
40CBS JusticeMendip COM6
41GREAT! movies actionMendip COM4
42Food NetworkMendip COM5
43HGTVMendip COM6
45Channel 5 +1Mendip COM4
 
46Film4 +1Mendip COM5
47ChallengeMendip COM5
484sevenMendip COM5
555SELECTMendip COM4
56Smithsonian ChannelMendip COM5
 
57ITVBe +1Mendip COM4
58ITV3 +1Mendip COM4
59ITV4 +1Mendip COM4
63BlazeMendip COM4
64FreeSportsMendip com7
 
66CBS RealityMendip COM4
67CBS DramaMendip COM6
68Horror ChannelMendip COM4
69Quest +1Mendip COM5
70Quest Red +1Mendip com7
 
73Drama +1Mendip COM4
74Yesterday +1Mendip COM5
76Now 70sMendip com7
77TCCMendip COM4
80Blaze +1Mendip COM4
 
81Talking Pictures TVMendip COM6
82Together TVMendip COM5
84PBS AmericaMendip COM6
86More4 +1Mendip com7
87PBS America +1Mendip com7
 
89Court TVMendip com7
96Forces TVMendip com7
106BBC Four HDMendip com7
107BBC News HDMendip com7
113RT HDMendip com7
 
114Quest HDMendip com7
201CBBCMendip WestPSB1
202CBeebiesMendip WestPSB1
203CITVMendip COM4
205CBeebies HDMendip com7
 
211Ketchup TVMendip COM4
212YAAAS!Mendip COM4
231BBC NewsMendip WestPSB1
232BBC ParliamentMendip WestPSB1
233Sky NewsMendip COM5
 
234RTMendip COM6
235Aljazeera EnglishMendip COM6
250BBC Red ButtonMendip WestPSB1

 

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Comments
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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Chris.SE's 2,447 posts GB
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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