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Freeview reception at WV6 8JB


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 4 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of WV68JB (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

Together TV +1Sutton Coldfield com7
CCXTVSutton Coldfield COM4
MeritSutton Coldfield com7
Court TVSutton Coldfield com7
1BBC One (SD)Sutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
 
2BBC TwoSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
3ITV (SD)Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
5Channel 5Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
6ITV 2Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
 
7Big Centre TVSutton Coldfield LB
9BBC FourSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
10ITV3Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
11Sky ArtsSutton Coldfield COM5
12QuestSutton Coldfield COM4
 
13E4Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
14Film4Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
17ReallySutton Coldfield COM5
18More4Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
 
19DaveSutton Coldfield COM5
20DramaSutton Coldfield COM4
215USASutton Coldfield COM4
23BBC ThreeSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
25ITV4Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
 
25Dave ja vuSutton Coldfield COM6
27YesterdaySutton Coldfield COM6
29ITV2 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
30E4 +1Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
314MusicSutton Coldfield COM5
 
325STARSutton Coldfield COM4
335ActionSutton Coldfield COM4
34GREAT! moviesSutton Coldfield COM6
35ITV +1Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
36pickSutton Coldfield COM5
 
39DMAXSutton Coldfield COM6
40Quest RedSutton Coldfield COM5
41CBS JusticeSutton Coldfield COM6
42GREAT! movies actionSutton Coldfield COM4
43Food NetworkSutton Coldfield COM5
 
44HGTVSutton Coldfield COM6
45Channel 5 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
46Film4 +1Sutton Coldfield COM5
47ChallengeSutton Coldfield COM5
484sevenSutton Coldfield COM5
 
565SELECTSutton Coldfield COM4
57Smithsonian ChannelSutton Coldfield COM5
58ITVBe +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
59ITV3 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
60ITV4 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
 
64BlazeSutton Coldfield COM4
65FreeSportsSutton Coldfield com7
67CBS RealitySutton Coldfield COM4
68CBS DramaSutton Coldfield COM6
68Horror ChannelSutton Coldfield COM4
 
70Quest +1Sutton Coldfield COM5
71Quest Red +1Sutton Coldfield com7
73Shopping Quarter Sutton Coldfield PSB3
74Drama +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
75Yesterday +1Sutton Coldfield COM5
 
76Now 70sSutton Coldfield com7
78TCCSutton Coldfield COM4
81Blaze +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
82Talking Pictures TVSutton Coldfield COM6
83Together TVSutton Coldfield COM5
 
84PBS AmericaSutton Coldfield COM6
86More4 +1Sutton Coldfield com7
87PBS America +1Sutton Coldfield com7
91That's TV Sutton Coldfield com7
96Forces TVSutton Coldfield com7
 
101BBC One HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
102BBC Two HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
103ITV HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
103STV HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
103UTV HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
 
104Channel 4 HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
105Channel 5 HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
106BBC Four HDSutton Coldfield com7
107BBC News HDSutton Coldfield com7
108BBC Scotland HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
 
113RT HDSutton Coldfield com7
114Quest HDSutton Coldfield com7
201CBBCSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
202CBeebiesSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
203CITVSutton Coldfield COM4
 
204CBBC HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
205CBeebies HDSutton Coldfield com7
211Ketchup TVSutton Coldfield COM4
212YAAAS!Sutton Coldfield COM4
231BBC NewsSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
 
232BBC ParliamentSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
233Sky NewsSutton Coldfield COM5
234RTSutton Coldfield COM6
235Aljazeera EnglishSutton Coldfield COM6
250BBC Red ButtonSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
 

 

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Comments
Thursday, 7 August 2014
V
vivien dick
10:01 PM
Saundersfoot

Sa69 9el signals on television keeps disappearing from about 9 pm until 9 am. (May come back during early hours, don't know) seems fine all the rest of the time. Checked Ariel and boosters etc. Any ideas please

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vivien dick's 1 post GB
Friday, 8 August 2014
J
jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

12:52 AM

vivien dick: As your Freeview reception would appear to be from the Carmel transmitter, then your problem might possibly be down to the level of signal being received during the day time hours dropping off in the evenings due to such as slight changes in atmospheric conditions, something that's not that uncommon in certain areas.

In order to find out if this is the reason (or not!) for the problem, carry out a signal strength / quality test during daytime hours on BBC1 (C60) & ITV1 (C53), making a note of that seen for comparison purposes against that being indicated "after" the signal has apparently failed, because dependant on the levels being indicated (especially quality) it "might" be possible to rectify the problem by the addition of a booster in line with the TV's aerial socket.

By the way, it should be noted that if selecting a programme channel from the EPG / LCN listings results in a blank screen, then its not necessarily always the case that no signal exists, but simply one that is under the threshold level for reception, so carry out the check even although the screen may be blank.

This type of test can also be carried out by going into the tuning menu and selecting "manual" tune, entering the Mux channel number of the transmitter but "not" followed by pressing search or scan, as the level of any signal being received will appear on the indicator bars, Carmels BBC and ITV being C60 & C53 respectively.

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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

8:09 AM

vivien dick : Further to that said. Although based on reception predictions I had assumed that your Freeview reception was from the Carmel transmitter, however, viewing a few of the rooftops in your area via Google Earth reveals that the majority of aerials are vertically mounted which matches the polarity of the Kilvey Hill transmitter and "not" Carmel, this latter transmitter radiating in the horizontal plane.

Therefore, although the test procedure remains the same the channel numbers referred to should be changed to the following:

C60 (BBC / Carmel) to C23 (BBC / Kilvey Hill)

C53 (ITV / Carmel) to C26 (ITV / Kilvey Hill)

Although further advice is dependant on the outcome of the test, as a booster is being used its assumed (again!) that the electrical supply to same has not been altered in any way? such as accidentally re-wired via a timer.

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Geoff
9:30 PM
Alnwick

My post code is NE66 3FB and your predictive map shows an EE phone mast 1.22Km N of my house. This mast was demolished over 1yr. ago. A former Orange mast it was kindly decommissioned when rationalising the T-Mobile/Orange networks thereby removing my excellent 3G phone signal.

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Geoff's 1 post GB
Saturday, 9 August 2014
P
P Stoney
9:10 AM
Wimborne

We suddenly lost our signal for all tv programmes at approx. 4.45 p.m. yesterday. We have tried retuning but unsuccessful. We also have BT Vision but we are still unable to get a picture or sound - just a broken mosaic view. Have looked outside & the aerial is still in place & unmoved. What else can we try? Not aware if there are any transmitter problems unless someone can advise differently.

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P Stoney's 1 post GB
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MikeB
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

5:46 PM

P Stoney: Have to tried checking your aerial lead? It sounds stupid, but a loose or fallen out aerial lead is a favourite problem. If they are fine, then start checking upstream - is probably a broken or loose lead/connection.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB
Sunday, 10 August 2014
L
L Whitehouse
11:29 AM
Stourbridge

For a while now some of our freeview channels have been pixelating, so yesterday we rescanned the TV, which at the moment appears to be much better, however we now seem to have lost channels itv1, itv2, channel 4 & 5. We live in Stourbridge, West Midlands & have a roof ariel fitted.

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L Whitehouse's 4 posts GB
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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

12:10 PM

L Whitehouse: As your Freeview reception would appear to be from Brierley Hill located at approximately two miles away, go into your TV's tuning menu / "manual tune" then enter and scan Mux Ch57, this being Brierley's D3&4 ITV1 etc transmitter.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
Monday, 11 August 2014
L
L Whitehouse
7:50 AM
Stourbridge

We did as you suggested but Ch57 doesn't pick up any of those channels, I think our ariel may be pointing to Wrekin.

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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

9:12 AM

L Whitehouse: Although a rooftop check of the aerials in your area reveals 99% of them to be vertically mounted (elements facing up and down) and pointing towards Brierley Hill, one exception exists by it being horizontally mounted and facing towards The Wrekin transmitter @ 22 miles away.

If by any chance this happens to be yours? then carry out a manual scan on Mux Ch23 which is The Wrekins ITV transmitter.

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