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By providing a full postcode (such as W1A 1AA), national grid reference (for example SE123456) or latitude, longitude pair (like 54, -0.5) this page will provide a map, terrain plot and detailed information of the location showing the UK and RoI television transmitters that it is possible you receive Freeview, Freeview HD, Youview, BT TV and Saorview from.
 

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These predictions are based upon a rooftop aerial and depend on the suitability of the aerial, the distance to the transmitters, the power of their signals, the postcode area, and local terrain.

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Wednesday, 22 October 2014
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Paul
1:33 PM
Oldham

Hi I live in OL2 8GB and last Sunday we lost all the BBC channels. Provider is with You View and we have the aerial located in the loft. We have 3 tvs dotted around the house, and those not using the the You View box with their own in built freeview, work fine. Re-tuned the You View box to no avail. BBC shoudl exist on channel 1 and its not finding it. Just to cloud the issue further, we have recently had solar panels installed as we are south facing, and I am wondering if this has contributed to the problem. Am I right in thinking I could re-position the aerial to point at Winter Hill as I believe it currently looks at the more local Dog Hill transmitter. Any help/advice greatly appreciated.

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Thursday, 23 October 2014
Dave Lindsay
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1:15 AM

Paul: I would suspect the solar panels, yes. What do you get if you try selecting UHF channel 46 on the YouView box's manual tuning screen? Do this but don't press the button to add channels/services, instead wait and see what strength/quality you have.

Winter Hill would appear to be really difficult for you owing to the fact that the ground rises immediately see this terrain plot:


Terrain between ( m a.g.l.) and (antenna m a.g.l.) - Optimising UK DTT Freeview and Radio aerial location


Have a look to see if neighbours have got Winter Hill aerials and perhaps enquire as to how their reception fares. Without question it would have to go outside and may give variable reception, which means it might work at some times of year/times of day/weathers and not others.

In areas such as yours it's possible that one property can get good reception (somehow!) and another can't.

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JimTaylor
6:22 PM
Cinderford

I live near Westbury on Severn and have always pointed my aerial almost due south towards the Mendip transmitter in order to receive the West regional programmes.

However after a recent re-tune it produced a most peculiar result. Channel 103 ITV HD is now what I call 'Midland' ie weather forecasts are for areas around Birmingham. I would have expected to have had to turn my aerial 180 degrees if I had wanted this. Has someone made an error?


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MikeP
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8:17 PM

Paul

If your aerial is in the loft and you have solar PV panels or the water heating type on the roof in a position where the aerial is trying to 'look through' the panels, you will have a major reception problem! Best solution is to have your aerial fitted outside the roof space and away from the panels as far as practicable.

If you employ an aerial contractor to move the aerial do not fall for the scam of 'you must have a digital aerial and they are more expensive' as any log periodic UHF wideband aerial will work perfectly with Freeview signals.

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MikeP
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8:25 PM

Jim Taylor

It could be that your equipment has tuned to the Ridge Hill signals as they are lower in the frequency band than are those from Mendip. If you find on your TV how to show the signal strength screen it should show you which channel or frequency it is tuned to for the selected programme channel. BBC1 for example should be on Channel 49, 680 MHz for the Mendip BBC West service. Ridge Hill is on Channel 28, 530 MHz and that carries BBC1 West Midlands.

You could try retuning with the aerial unplugged for the first third of the scan or else you may need to manually tune with the aid of your TV set's User Manual.

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Friday, 24 October 2014
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Anne.
10:57 AM
Congleton

Can we get Radio Oldham on our TV.
We are in Congleton CW12 4SL.
We do not know the number to click on our remote.
Thank you.
Anne.

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Dave Lindsay
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12:49 PM

Anne.: If you are referring to Oldham Community Radio then no.

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JimTaylor
6:28 PM
Cinderford

In reply to MikeP, I turned my aerial to point at Ridge Hill. I got no ITV or ITVHD at all.
I repointed at Mendip and noted that ITV was indeed West but it was ITVHD that was Central. Very odd unless there are very peculiar upper air conditions.

Whichever direction I pointed the aerial I got the same 11 channels on Channel34 and all of them were at least 10 times the strength of all the other channels (some 140 or so) But these 11 were a really weird set including Al Jazeera Arabic and jewellery Making. As there are such strong signals why can't they be used for the important channels?

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MikeP
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9:24 PM

Jim Taylor

What you are now reporting is different to that suggested in your initial posting on this problem.

The HD muxs usually do not carry the local services but a subset of the operator's main services at their choice. That means that in several areas of the country viewers do not get their local news, for example, but a service decided by the operator. I do not have HD equipment so cannot check what region local news is radiated from Mendip on the HD mux, though Mendip is my primary source for SD services.

In general, the SD services are the 'local' ones for your area and you may well find the BBC1 West in SD in the 800s range of programme numbers. Probably worth scrolling down the EPG listing to find the SD version of BBC1 or ITV1 and checking what regional news they are providing.

Note that just turning an aerial is not always enough as transmitter frequencies are 'grouped' and your aerial should be one designed to work with that grouping otherwise the 'out of band' programmes may not be received at sufficient strength for satisfactory decoding.

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jb38
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9:27 PM

JimTaylor: Purely for information purposes. Both of those channels you mentioned, i.e: All Jazerra Arabic (EPG 134) and Jewellery maker (EPG 64) are broadcast on Mendips COM7 transmitter Mux Ch33, ironically this being the only one out of Mendips eight multiplexes that's indicated on DUK's trade view predictor as only providing a variable level of reception in your area, whereas the rest indicate good.

That said, you always have to take indications given on reception predictors with the proverbial pinch of salt, as signals can be affected by the terrain, something that's not necessarily taken into consideration.



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