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Freeview reception at BS7 0XL


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 12 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of BS70XL (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

E4 (Wales)Mendip COM4
1BBC One (SD)Mendip WestPSB1
2BBC TwoMendip WestPSB1
3ITV 1 (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 COM6
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
35ITV1 +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
 
88Classic HitsMendip COM6
89ITV4 +1Mendip COM4
101BBC One HDWenvoe PSB3
102BBC Two HDWenvoe PSB3
103ITV 1 HDWenvoe PSB3
 
103STV HDWenvoe PSB3
103UTV HDWenvoe PSB3
104Channel 4 HDWenvoe PSB3
105Channel 5 HDWenvoe PSB3
106BBC Four HDWenvoe PSB3
 
108BBC Scotland HDWenvoe PSB3
109BBC Three HDWenvoe PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Wenvoe PSB3
201CBBCMendip WestPSB1
202CBeebiesMendip WestPSB1
 
203CITVMendip COM4
204CBBC HDWenvoe PSB3
205CBeebies HDWenvoe PSB3
208POP MAXMendip COM4
209Ketchup TVMendip COM4
 
210Ketchup TooMendip COM4
211YAAAS!Mendip COM4
231BBC NewsMendip WestPSB1
232BBC ParliamentMendip WestPSB1
233Sky NewsMendip COM5
 
235Al Jazeera EngMendip COM6
250BBC Red ButtonMendip WestPSB1

 

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Comments
Monday, 29 September 2014
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andy
8:27 AM

I have had years of trouble with free view, changed almost everything, I'm now down to a tiny aerial that seems ok, It is so good it is picking up rowridge and poole, I used a compass, but in the end had to turn it away from poole and rowridge so both masts don't try coming to me! Still can't get all the channels they promise, freeview is rubbish (50.6786,-3.2376) 

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Tuesday, 30 September 2014
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Harry Gorman
1:09 PM
Kingsbridge

How can I obtain ITV3 and 4?

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

1:40 PM

Harry Gorman: The short answer is Freesat (if you want them on a free-to-air platform). To get them on terrestrial (Freeview) you will need to receive from Caradon Hill, and judging by the terrain in the way I'm not sure that will provide stable reception:
Terrain between ( m a.g.l.) and (antenna m a.g.l.) - Optimising UK DTT Freeview and Radio aerial location
See if any of your neighbours have aerials pointing to Caradon Hill, as they will probably have them in order to get all the Freeview channels. Maybe ask if they have reliable reception or whether it changes depending on the weather and time of year.

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andrew king
4:09 PM
Bristol

hi will i get a good signal for freeview hd from my post code? bs20 6pf

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steve tames
6:07 PM
Reading

Since the last retune to make space for 4G my digibox loses channels when I switch off at mains but ok on standby

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

6:23 PM

andrew king: The short and likely answer is "yes", but you "might" need a replacement aerial to receive COM7 (and COM8 when it comes on air). All transmitters broadcast the HD multiplex PSB3 which carries HD variants of BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three, CBBC, ITV and Channel 4. HD variants of BBC Four, BBC News, Channel 4+1, 4seven, Al Jazeera and others are carried on COM7 which is a quasi-national multiplex. To receive COM7 from Mendip you "might" require a wideband aerial because the frequency used is outside that which an aerial fitted in the days of analogue works best at (what's known as "out of group" - if it's a Group C/D aerial). I emphasise "might" - cross that bridge when you get to it. At 18 miles from the transmitter you appear to have clear line-of-sight, assuming no obstructions on the ground. Without question, if you do replace your aerial I would go with a log periodic: Aerials, TV Aerial and Digital Aerial

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

6:56 PM

steve tames: Which channels are affected? What's the make and model of the box?

If you are using Crystal Palace or Hannington then there haven't been any retunes to make way for 4G.

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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

7:53 PM

steve tames: Any box that loses channels when the mains power supply is switched of is usually caused by the number of channels picked up exceeding the capacity of the tuners memory.

Carry out a "reset" or "default setting" on the box to delete everything stored in the memory system prior to carrying out another retune, "first time installation" (should your box have it) being a more straightforward method.

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Fred
11:38 PM
Honiton

Having issues with the reception for various channels for the last few weeks. The issue only with about half the channels. Have tried rescanning and also realigning the aerial, to no avail. EX 14 3HT.
What else can I try?

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Wednesday, 1 October 2014
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David Pinfold
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7:18 AM

Harry Gorman - I presume you are on the local Kingsbridge transmitter, this transmitter only carries the public service multiplexes and therefore you will not receive ITV 3&4 which are carried on one of the commercial multiplexes. I would doubt you would be able to get a decent signal fron one of the main transmitters (Caradon Hill or Beacon Hill) in your location which leaves the only possibility being satellite (Freesat, Sky or Freesat from Sky) 

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