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Freeview reception at ST7 8DA


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 3 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of ST78DA (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
Now 70sWinter Hill GIM
Country Music Entertainment Winter Hill GIM
1BBC One (SD)Winter Hill North WestPSB1
2BBC TwoWinter Hill North WestPSB1
 
3ITV 1 (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
12QuestThe Wrekin COM6
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
23BBC ThreeWinter Hill North WestPSB1
25WThe Wrekin COM6
26ITV4Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
27YesterdayThe Wrekin COM6
 
29ITV2 +1Winter Hill COM4
30E4 +1Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
31E4 ExtraWinter Hill COM5
325STARWinter Hill COM4
335ActionWinter Hill COM4
 
34GREAT! moviesThe Wrekin COM6
35ITV1 +1Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
36pickWinter Hill COM5
39DMAXThe Wrekin COM6
40Quest RedWinter Hill COM5
 
41LegendWinter Hill COM4
42GREAT! movies actionWinter Hill COM4
43Food NetworkWinter Hill COM5
44HGTVThe Wrekin COM6
46Channel 5 +1Winter Hill COM4
 
47Film4 +1Winter Hill COM5
48ChallengeWinter Hill COM5
494sevenWinter Hill COM5
565SELECTWinter Hill PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelWinter Hill COM5
 
58ITVBe +1Winter Hill COM4
59ITV3 +1Winter Hill COM4
60Drama +1Winter Hill COM5
63GREAT! movies Christmas 1Winter Hill GIM
64BlazeWinter Hill COM4
 
67CBS RealityWinter Hill COM4
70Quest +1Winter Hill COM5
71Quest Red +1The Wrekin COM6
73HobbyMakerThe Wrekin COM6
74Dave ja vuWinter Hill COM4
 
75Yesterday +1Winter Hill COM5
77NOW 80sWinter Hill GIM
78TCCWinter Hill COM4
80Clubland TVWinter Hill GIM
81Blaze +1Winter Hill COM4
 
82Talking Pictures TVThe Wrekin COM6
83Together TVWinter Hill COM5
84PBS AmericaThe Wrekin COM6
87Now 90sWinter Hill GIM
88Classic HitsThe Wrekin COM6
 
89ITV4 +1Winter Hill COM4
91Classic Hits MCRWinter Hill GIM
101BBC One HDWinter Hill PSB3
102BBC Two HDWinter Hill PSB3
103ITV 1 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 PSB3
 
108BBC Scotland HDWinter Hill PSB3
109BBC Three HDWinter Hill PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Winter Hill PSB3
201CBBCWinter Hill North WestPSB1
202CBeebiesWinter Hill North WestPSB1
 
203CITVWinter Hill COM4
204CBBC HDWinter Hill PSB3
205CBeebies HDWinter Hill PSB3
208Pop PlayerWinter Hill COM4
209Ketchup TVWinter Hill COM4
 
210Ketchup TooWinter Hill COM4
211YAAAS!Winter Hill COM4
231BBC NewsWinter Hill North WestPSB1
232BBC ParliamentWinter Hill North WestPSB1
233Sky NewsWinter Hill COM5
 
235Al Jazeera EngThe Wrekin COM6
250BBC Red ButtonWinter Hill North WestPSB1

 

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Comments
Monday, 11 August 2014
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John Randall
11:13 AM
Stockton-on-tees

Can't get any free view programmes, been informed by BT that as I am on Bilsdale transmitter I won't get any until maintenance is complete anybody else effected.

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John Randall
11:18 AM
Stockton-on-tees

John Randall: no free view box but BT vision box on BT Youview service. Have retuned this box but get NO CHANNEL notice on all free view channels

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K Hunt
11:25 AM

John Randall: Hello, I'm not on Bilsdale but on a transmitter towards Hull, but I haven't had any TV since last night. Transmitter faults are not being shown on TV help websites for any local transmitters including Bilsdale so nobody seems to know what is happening.

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John Randall
11:34 AM
Stockton-on-tees

John Randall: k.Hunt thank you I'll keep you in touch with my end ,please do likewise must've the weather.

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K Hunt
8:56 PM
Driffield

John Randall: Hello again. I found out that my transmitter is Belmont and this was listed as no faults. My problem turned out to be an amplifier that had been overloaded by the high-frequency waves generated by a huge flash of lightning. Removing it solved my problem. Good luck at your end.

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L Whitehouse
10:24 PM

Looks like the problem was caused by the new 4G mobile service; I suddenly remembered being sent a filter through the post a while ago & when I fitted it & rescanned Freeview it picked up those missing channels plus a few more. Think I may need to buy an aerial booster because there is still an occasional bit of pixelation - can you recommend a good one.

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Tuesday, 12 August 2014
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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

12:45 AM

L Whitehouse: Although a potential 4G problem was going to be the next point I was going to bring up, you having pre-empted me on this subject, but the reason I didnt was because 4G generally has a more severe effect on channels from 60 downwards, which applies in the case of Brierley's channel span (excl L-BRM) is 50 -60, whereas The Wrekin is 23 - 47. Anyway, thats neither here nor there now that you have mentioned the 4G filter, but with regards to your query about a booster, the undermentioned link is to an excellent relatively low cost SLX brand variable gain booster sold by Argos, the gain being adjusted to suite the occasion, the point to remember being to fit the 4G filter prior to the aerial input to the booster, because if you fitted it after same then you would be amplifying the very signal you want to eliminate. Plug-In 1-Way TV Aerial Signal Booster. | eBay

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jb38
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8:05 AM

L Whitehouse : In addition to that said, your comment on the possible use of a booster would only be applicable if your Freeview reception was, as you suspect, coming from the Wrekin transmitter and "not" Brierley Hill as the signal from the latter should not require any form of boosting, possibly even attenuating! as an overly powerful signal can cause picture break up in exactly the same way as a weak one.

Have a look at your aerial, if the elements are seen to be vertically mounted then the aerial "has" to be facing towards Brierley Hill.

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L Whitehouse
12:31 PM

That's great, thanks for all your help & advise - what an excellent site this is.

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Mike Gordon
1:13 PM
Uxbridge

I have noticed that over the last couple of days (Hurricane Bertha fall out) BBC HD Ch 107 has been breaking up, whereas Ch 80 and Ch 1 are fine. I assume this problem is purely weather based. I wonder how much extra data HD requires.
Thanks for any feedback
Mike

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