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Freeview reception at CV1 5JJ


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 28 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of CV15JJ (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

1BBC One (SD)Sutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
2BBC TwoSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
5Channel 5Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
 
6ITV 2Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
7Notts TVWaltham LNG
7Big Centre TVSutton Coldfield LB
9BBC FourSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
10ITV3Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
 
11Sky ArtsSutton Coldfield COM5
12QuestSutton Coldfield COM6
13E4Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
14Film4Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
 
17ReallySutton Coldfield COM5
18More4Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
19DaveSutton Coldfield COM5
20DramaSutton Coldfield COM4
215USASutton Coldfield COM4
 
23BBC ThreeSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
25WSutton Coldfield COM6
26ITV4Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
27YesterdaySutton Coldfield COM6
29ITV2 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
 
30E4 +1Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
31E4 ExtraSutton Coldfield COM5
325STARSutton Coldfield COM4
335ActionSutton Coldfield COM4
34GREAT! moviesSutton Coldfield COM6
 
35ITV1 +1Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
36pickSutton Coldfield COM5
39DMAXSutton Coldfield COM6
40Quest RedSutton Coldfield COM5
41LegendSutton Coldfield COM4
 
42GREAT! movies actionSutton Coldfield COM4
43Food NetworkSutton Coldfield COM5
44HGTVSutton Coldfield COM6
46Channel 5 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
47Film4 +1Sutton Coldfield COM5
 
48ChallengeSutton Coldfield COM5
494sevenSutton Coldfield COM5
565SELECTSutton Coldfield PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelSutton Coldfield COM5
58ITVBe +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
 
59ITV3 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
60Drama +1Sutton Coldfield COM5
64BlazeSutton Coldfield COM4
67CBS RealitySutton Coldfield COM4
70Quest +1Sutton Coldfield COM5
 
71Quest Red +1Sutton Coldfield COM6
73HobbyMakerSutton Coldfield COM6
74Dave ja vuSutton Coldfield COM4
75Yesterday +1Sutton Coldfield COM5
78TCCSutton Coldfield COM4
 
81Blaze +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
82Talking Pictures TVSutton Coldfield COM6
83Together TVSutton Coldfield COM5
84PBS AmericaSutton Coldfield COM6
88Classic HitsSutton Coldfield COM6
 
89ITV4 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
101BBC One HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
102BBC Two HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
103ITV 1 HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
103STV HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
 
103UTV HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
104Channel 4 HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
105Channel 5 HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
106BBC Four HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
 
109BBC Three HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Sutton Coldfield PSB3
201CBBCSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
202CBeebiesSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
203CITVSutton Coldfield COM4
 
204CBBC HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
205CBeebies HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
208Pop PlayerSutton Coldfield COM4
209Ketchup TVSutton Coldfield COM4
210Ketchup TooSutton Coldfield COM4
 
211YAAAS!Sutton Coldfield COM4
231BBC NewsSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
232BBC ParliamentSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
233Sky NewsSutton Coldfield COM5
235Al Jazeera EngSutton Coldfield COM6
 
250BBC Red ButtonSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1

 

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Comments
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
A
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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