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Freeview reception at BS5 8HQ


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 14 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of BS58HQ (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

FreeSportsMendip COM6
E4 (Wales)Mendip COM4
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
8Made in CardiffWenvoe LCF
 
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
23BBC ThreeMendip WestPSB1
25WMendip COM6
26ITV4Mendip WestPSB2
 
27YesterdayMendip COM6
29ITV2 +1Mendip COM4
30E4 +1Mendip WestPSB2
31E4 ExtraMendip COM5
325STARMendip COM4
 
335ActionMendip COM4
34GREAT! moviesMendip COM6
35ITV +1Mendip WestPSB2
36pickMendip COM5
39DMAXMendip COM6
 
40Quest RedMendip COM5
41LegendMendip COM4
42GREAT! movies actionMendip COM4
43Food NetworkMendip COM5
44HGTVMendip COM6
 
46Channel 5 +1Mendip COM4
47Film4 +1Mendip COM5
48ChallengeMendip COM5
494sevenMendip COM5
565SELECTWenvoe PSB3
 
57Smithsonian ChannelMendip COM5
58ITVBe +1Mendip COM4
59ITV3 +1Mendip COM4
60Drama +1Mendip COM5
64BlazeMendip COM4
 
67CBS RealityMendip COM4
70Quest +1Mendip COM5
71Quest Red +1Mendip COM6
73HobbyMakerMendip COM6
74Dave ja vuMendip COM4
 
75Yesterday +1Mendip COM5
78TCCMendip COM4
81Blaze +1Mendip COM4
82Talking Pictures TVMendip COM6
83Together TVMendip COM5
 
84PBS AmericaMendip COM6
89ITV4 +1Mendip COM4
91Classic HitsMendip COM6
101BBC One HDWenvoe PSB3
102BBC Two HDWenvoe PSB3
 
103ITV HDWenvoe PSB3
103UTV HDWenvoe PSB3
103STV HDWenvoe PSB3
104Channel 4 HDWenvoe PSB3
105Channel 5 HDWenvoe PSB3
 
106BBC Four HDWenvoe PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDWenvoe PSB3
109BBC Three HDWenvoe PSB3
201CBBCMendip WestPSB1
202CBeebiesMendip WestPSB1
 
203CITVMendip COM4
204CBBC HDWenvoe PSB3
205CBeebies HDWenvoe PSB3
208Pop PlayerMendip COM4
211Ketchup TVMendip COM4
 
212YAAAS!Mendip COM4
231BBC NewsMendip WestPSB1
232BBC ParliamentMendip WestPSB1
233Sky NewsMendip COM5
235Aljazeera EnglishMendip COM6
 
250BBC Red ButtonMendip 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
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

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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