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Freeview reception at BL2 6TD


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 10 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of BL26TD (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 MAXWinter 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, 1 September 2014
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John H
10:13 AM
Leighton Buzzard

John B,
I have had the same problem with my Goodmans box, for a long time now, unplugging the mains seems to work OK but it does happen again, I suspect there is something slightly faulty with the box. I just keep on wit the same procedure and will await a compete failure and then replace. On one occasion it failed completely and I lost a lot of recordings but now it seems to work better and I can get more recordings on the drive, but I went through a complete reset and also uploaded the software again and it does seem to work better.
John H

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Wednesday, 3 September 2014
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William Hill
3:12 PM
Eyemouth

I just retuned my Freeview HD Sony TV and got a whole host of new channels from the Eyemouth transmitter, I had thought that this was just a technical issue to re-allocate channel numbers. Now I have to click through about 80 channels to find the one I want, but it's an improvement on the 13 or so channels I was getting before. Happy viewing.

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Thursday, 4 September 2014
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John Cheall
10:21 AM
Nottingham

Since yesterdays freeview re-tune we can no longer watch TV. All our channels are broken up, scrambled and suffering from a weak signal. Why is this happening? To whom do we complain? It was fine for years, now is unwatchable!

Nottingham NG5 8JW

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bill dennison
11:12 AM
London

Analogue TV was Perfect, the Digitised Freeview Junk is nothing less than a Shambles. We pay a TV Licence and the BBC is Dumped on a said New Frequency....Still trying to Find, Goodmans willnot Boot-up, . Freeview is the biggest mistake since TVs were invented, piles of flipping rubbish, so "Thank's for Nothing".


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Maureen Baggaley
11:45 AM

John Cheall: We have the same problems as John. We followed all instructions for retune on our Humax recorder and now have very poor signal quality , which has also affected our new TV. Never had this problem before today. What is happening and like John to whom do we complain?

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David Bower
1:21 PM
Buckley

After retuning on 03/09/2014 I have numerous problems with signal quality , especially SKY NEWS on channel 132.
Most channels are poor quality
My postcode is CH7 6SL
Please can you help.

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Mike Davison
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1:32 PM

bill dennison: PAL Analogue TV was good but not perfect. The worst aspect of digital signals is the 'cliff' effect. You either get it your you don't.. Since analogue switch-off most problems people have seem to be due to overlap of areas now the power of the MUXes has risen. After a re-tune, some receivers ask if you are GBR which you accept if no alternative is given, then asks ENGLAND which again you accept if no alternative and then a REGION which may give you several alternatives if you can receive weak signals from an adjacent area. Choose wisely and if you never had problems before you should be fine. If this dialogue doesn't happen you will have to search manually your most local channels. My old Humax standard definition PVR doesn't give the dialogue but my HD PVR and Toshiba TV do. Hope this helps.

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Kenneth McCarthy
4:16 PM
Narberth

At Brynawel sa677pb .
Cannot get Sky News on channel 132after several retune attempts.
TV is a small Agora with built in Freeview
Any help welcome
Thank you

Kenneth

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jb38
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6:34 PM

Kenneth McCarthy: Sky news (132) is on the same COM5 multiplex as Pick TV (11), if you are able to view the latter? then rather than carrying out a normal retune you will first of all have to carry out a "manufacturers reset" on the TV, this also being known as "default setting" / "First time installation" or some similar sounding name.

If though on the other hand you cannot receive Pick TV, then this means that your TV has not picked up Mux C45 Preseli's COM5 transmitter.

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KMJ,Derby
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7:27 PM

John Cheall: If reception was good before the re-tune then it should still be so as there was no change made to the East and West Midlands transmitters, just slight changes to the content of some muxes and the numbering in the channel list. It is likely that you could have found signals from different transmitters to the one that your aerial points to. You are predicted to receive East Mids from both Waltham and Kimberley and West Mids from Sutton Coldfield, so there is plenty of scope for one or more muxes to be wrongly tuned in. If your receiver has the option of manual tuning, this would be the best solution to the problem, after first clearing the channel list of all data. For Waltham the correct frequencies are C49, C54, C58(HD), C29, C56, C57, C31(HD) and C26 (local). For Kimberley - C27, C24, C21(HD), C51, C52, C48, and C50 (local). Sutton Coldfield uses C43, C46, C40(HD), C42, C45, C39 and C33(HD).

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