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Freeview reception at ST4 6BH


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 ST46BH (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)Fenton West MidlandsPSB1
2BBC TwoFenton West MidlandsPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Fenton Central (West)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Fenton Central (West)PSB2
5Channel 5Fenton Central (West)PSB2
 
6ITV 2Fenton Central (West)PSB2
9BBC FourFenton West MidlandsPSB1
10ITV3Fenton Central (West)PSB2
11Sky ArtsFenton COM5
12QuestFenton COM6
 
13E4Fenton Central (West)PSB2
14Film4Fenton Central (West)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Fenton Central (West)PSB2
17ReallyFenton COM5
18More4Fenton Central (West)PSB2
 
19DaveFenton COM5
20DramaFenton COM4
215USAFenton COM4
23BBC ThreeFenton West MidlandsPSB1
25WFenton COM6
 
26ITV4Fenton Central (West)PSB2
27YesterdayFenton COM6
29ITV2 +1Fenton COM4
30E4 +1Fenton Central (West)PSB2
31E4 ExtraFenton COM5
 
325STARFenton COM4
335ActionFenton COM4
34GREAT! moviesFenton COM6
35ITV1 +1Fenton Central (West)PSB2
36pickFenton COM5
 
39DMAXFenton COM6
40Quest RedFenton COM5
41LegendFenton COM4
42GREAT! movies actionFenton COM4
43Food NetworkFenton COM5
 
44HGTVFenton COM6
46Channel 5 +1Fenton COM4
47Film4 +1Fenton COM5
48ChallengeFenton COM5
494sevenFenton COM5
 
565SELECTFenton PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelFenton COM5
58ITVBe +1Fenton COM4
59ITV3 +1Fenton COM4
60Drama +1Fenton COM5
 
64BlazeFenton COM4
67CBS RealityFenton COM4
70Quest +1Fenton COM5
71Quest Red +1Fenton COM6
73HobbyMakerFenton COM6
 
74Dave ja vuFenton COM4
75Yesterday +1Fenton COM5
78TCCFenton COM4
81Blaze +1Fenton COM4
82Talking Pictures TVFenton COM6
 
83Together TVFenton COM5
84PBS AmericaFenton COM6
88Classic HitsFenton COM6
89ITV4 +1Fenton COM4
101BBC One HDFenton PSB3
 
102BBC Two HDFenton PSB3
103UTV HDFenton PSB3
103STV HDFenton PSB3
103ITV 1 HDFenton PSB3
104Channel 4 HDFenton PSB3
 
105Channel 5 HDFenton PSB3
106BBC Four HDFenton PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDFenton PSB3
109BBC Three HDFenton PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Fenton PSB3
 
201CBBCFenton West MidlandsPSB1
202CBeebiesFenton West MidlandsPSB1
203CITVFenton COM4
204CBBC HDFenton PSB3
205CBeebies HDFenton PSB3
 
208Pop PlayerFenton COM4
209Ketchup TVFenton COM4
210Ketchup TooFenton COM4
211YAAAS!Fenton COM4
231BBC NewsFenton West MidlandsPSB1
 
232BBC ParliamentFenton West MidlandsPSB1
233Sky NewsFenton COM5
235Al Jazeera EngFenton COM6
250BBC Red ButtonFenton West MidlandsPSB1

 

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Comments
Monday, 19 January 2015
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CJ
11:17 PM
Swindon

Hi my aerial is based in the loft space with a booster.

Recently a developer has built flats in line with the aerial and since they have put the roof on we have lost all BBC channels. Do the developers have any obligations to put this right for myself and other residents?

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CJ's 1 post GB
Tuesday, 20 January 2015
MikeP
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7:24 PM

CJ

No. There is no right in laws concerning development for any consideration to be given to TV reception, nor even a general 'right to light', contrary to common belief.

Consequently, there is no way you nor anyone else can claim from the developer.

When Canary Wharf in London's Docklands was built many years ago, it all but destroyed UHF TV reception for large areas in the Lee Valley as that is directly the opposite side of the towers from Crystal Palace. A Court case rejected the need for the developers to either compensate locals affected or even to do anything to right the problem caused.

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MikeB
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10:20 PM

CJ: It doesn't mean that any new building has had an effect - causation is not certain, just a possibility, and why would they be just the BBC channels? It could be that the aerial system has developed a problem, perhaps a loose connection, etc. And check that the booster is working fine.

However, you do have an alternative - your reception, according to DigitalUK, is almost as good from Oxford as it is from Mendip. You could just change the direction the aerial faces and see if its OK.


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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB
Thursday, 22 January 2015
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Eric Brett
4:34 PM
Chesterfield

Hi, I have an unexplained problem which is evident in both Satellite and terrestrial HD channels (Postcode:
S45 9EQ). I will try to explain my setup as briefly as possible, and then outline the problem(s).
1. The aerial system in my house is comparatively complicated. I have a loft-mounted, high gain aerial directed to the East Midlands transmitter, which is out-putted through two in-line boosters, the second of which has several output sockets which feed to points in my living room, master bedroom, computer room and dining room. Because I also have satellite boxes, the living room and master bedroom pass through two separate duplex arrangements (one cable through the wall in each case). I have for years used Fortec Star Passion+ sat boxes, updating their software / firmware from time to time. My digiboxes have varied but, concentrating on my living room, my latest digiboxes have been the August DVB-400 and DVB-415, the latter being an "improved" version of the 400.
2. Fortec Star (FS) no longer support the Passion+, although their website still has old downloads available. Their October 2010 software worked OK for all free HD channels until some time in 2014, when the BBC and Ch4 channels no longer gave a satisfactory viewing experience in that the picture was 'jerky' and often held one frame for anything from 1 second to several seconds, the sound being continuous. I found that the FS software dated September 2009 did not have this problem, but is unacceptable for other reasons. I have been unable to find anyone who can explain what changed in the broadcasts that caused this problem to manifest itself!
3. Having 'discovered' the August DVB-400 digibox, I found that my free HD channels were OK but, there is another problem with this box, so I purchased the DVB-415. Unfortunately, with the DVB-415 I get the same 'jerky' effect with BBC and Ch4 channels as I do with my sat box. Both models claim to receive "TV DVB-T2", but the DVB-415 gives a choice of auto-scan (DVBT/DVBT2 or DVBT), the instructions tell me to use the first of the options.

Can anyone explain why I do not get consistently good reception?

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Eric Brett's 20 posts GB
Friday, 23 January 2015
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Mike Gordon
12:28 PM

Hello. Something weird happened 90 mins ago. I live in a strong Crystal Palace reception area in NW London. At approx 11.10 am today my TV suddenly popped up a message "No signal, aerial failure...". Black screen. Tried another TV, same thing. Fearing the worst I went up into the loft looking for blown booster, gnawed cable, etc. and then my wife said: "They are back!". Sure enough, all was well again. I looked on this site and it has listed at 11.09 am several faults and maintenance works at various transmitters, but not CP.

I am currently looking at TV on an old box which is working fine. My local barometric pressure is not unduly high (30.3) and steady. Do you reckon it was their Friday cleaner pulling the master plug or can you offer any other thoughts?

Thanks

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MikeB
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2:44 PM

Mike Gordon: It sounds like something in your system is dying, but not yet dead...

Have another check - a loose connection, etc. I'd think we'd all have heard if CP was out for 3 hours or more, so it looks like the ball is in your court.

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jb38
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4:54 PM

Mike Gordon: Purely in the interest of clarification. When you refer to currently looking at TV on an old box which is working fine, are you meaning that the situation has reverted to normal?

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Michael
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6:49 PM

I cannot get an answer to this question: I have posted now 3 times: Can someone explain why ITV Encore on Satellite Channel 123 is being blocked by Sky TV in that you have to subscribe to Sky TV in order to receive it?
This channel should be free as it is an ITV channel

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Michael's 368 posts GB
Dave Lindsay
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6:57 PM

Michael: Because it's a commercial channel, therefore it can decide where it's available and for what charge.

Only the BBC TV and radio services, ITV (the main ITV channel only)/STV (part of Scotland)/UTV (Northern Ireland), Channel 4 and Channel 5 have an obligation to be available for free on all platforms, this being because they are Public Service Broadcasters.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Saturday, 24 January 2015
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Michael
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5:42 PM

Hi Dave, Thanks for the Answer? Also Channel 5 HD has to be subscribed to watch through Sky TV? OFCOM have never addressed why so many Channels are blocked by Sky TV. Even channel Dave and others that are available on Freeview are charged for by Sky TV and I don't understand it?

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