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Freeview reception at CM8 3JA


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 0 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of CM83JA (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)Sudbury EastPSB1
2BBC TwoSudbury EastPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Sudbury Anglia (East)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Sudbury Anglia (East)PSB2
5Channel 5Sudbury Anglia (East)PSB2
 
6ITV 2Sudbury Anglia (East)PSB2
9BBC FourSudbury EastPSB1
10ITV3Sudbury Anglia (East)PSB2
11Sky ArtsSudbury COM5
12QuestSudbury COM6
 
13E4Sudbury Anglia (East)PSB2
14Film4Sudbury Anglia (East)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Sudbury Anglia (East)PSB2
17ReallySudbury COM5
18More4Sudbury Anglia (East)PSB2
 
19DaveSudbury COM5
20DramaSudbury COM4
215USASudbury COM4
23BBC ThreeSudbury EastPSB1
25WSudbury COM6
 
26ITV4Sudbury Anglia (East)PSB2
27YesterdaySudbury COM6
29ITV2 +1Sudbury COM4
30E4 +1Sudbury Anglia (East)PSB2
31E4 ExtraSudbury COM5
 
325STARSudbury COM4
335ActionSudbury COM4
34GREAT! moviesSudbury COM6
35ITV1 +1Sudbury Anglia (East)PSB2
36pickSudbury COM5
 
39DMAXSudbury COM6
40Quest RedSudbury COM5
41LegendSudbury COM4
42GREAT! movies actionSudbury COM4
43Food NetworkSudbury COM5
 
44HGTVSudbury COM6
46Channel 5 +1Sudbury COM4
47Film4 +1Sudbury COM5
48ChallengeSudbury COM5
494sevenSudbury COM5
 
565SELECTSudbury PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelSudbury COM5
58ITVBe +1Sudbury COM4
59ITV3 +1Sudbury COM4
60Drama +1Sudbury COM5
 
64BlazeSudbury COM4
67CBS RealitySudbury COM4
70Quest +1Sudbury COM5
71Quest Red +1Sudbury COM6
73HobbyMakerSudbury COM6
 
74Dave ja vuSudbury COM4
75Yesterday +1Sudbury COM5
78TCCSudbury COM4
81Blaze +1Sudbury COM4
82Talking Pictures TVSudbury COM6
 
83Together TVSudbury COM5
84PBS AmericaSudbury COM6
88Classic HitsSudbury COM6
89ITV4 +1Sudbury COM4
101BBC One HDSudbury PSB3
 
102BBC Two HDSudbury PSB3
103UTV HDSudbury PSB3
103STV HDSudbury PSB3
103ITV 1 HDSudbury PSB3
104Channel 4 HDSudbury PSB3
 
105Channel 5 HDSudbury PSB3
106BBC Four HDSudbury PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDSudbury PSB3
109BBC Three HDSudbury PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Sudbury PSB3
 
201CBBCSudbury EastPSB1
202CBeebiesSudbury EastPSB1
203CITVSudbury COM4
204CBBC HDSudbury PSB3
205CBeebies HDSudbury PSB3
 
208Pop PlayerSudbury COM4
209Ketchup TVSudbury COM4
210Ketchup TooSudbury COM4
211YAAAS!Sudbury COM4
231BBC NewsSudbury EastPSB1
 
232BBC ParliamentSudbury EastPSB1
233Sky NewsSudbury COM5
235Al Jazeera EngSudbury COM6
250BBC Red ButtonSudbury EastPSB1

 

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Comments
Tuesday, 17 February 2015
J
jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

12:20 AM

jb38: Test.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
Wednesday, 18 February 2015
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Steve
3:54 PM

In the SP2 (Bulbridge) region of Salisbury we're lucky if we get a good signal for more than a few days a month. On those good days both signal strength and quality are between 8 and 10 on all channels. Then, SOMETHING happens and the signals drop to 5 or lower and the quality between 0 and 3. This makes all channels 'no signal' or unwatchable except for those on Ch50. We've had new aerials and local pro's in who offer no explanation. It's not a weather issue cuz the (default) bad signal can kick in in an instant irrespective of conditions. Ch60 is at 786 MHz so not in 4G range. I can only assume that the explanation lies with the transmitter since, when the signal is good it's very good. Then it drops in the blink of an eye.

This problem began about a year ago with an occasional bad signal day. Since then, the good/bad ratio has shifted to the reversal we have now.

Needless to say, I have better things to do than monitor unwatchable TV channels so I can't be precise but, since new year I doubt we've had more than 10 days of good signal.

Rant over.

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Steve's 1 post GB
Sunday, 8 March 2015
C
Colin
4:45 AM
Tenby

Is there any reason why an app has not been created to direct caravanners such as myself to assist in finding the nearest transmitter?
If I'm setting up my caravan satellite dish I use 'sat finder' on my phone which gives a very good indication as to which direction to point your dish. It would be very useful to have something similar for FREEVIEW.

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Chris whiting
5:48 PM
Whitstable

Hi since early December my hd channels have been pixelating - my aerial is on the roof pointing at Dover - I have a booster in the loft - on my you view box signal is around 52 and quality is 100% .

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MikeB
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

6:38 PM

Chris whiting: Your 31km from Dover with an obstruction about 3km from you, which is why when you look at the DigitalUK link, they think your a bit iffy for some channels, and you've an aerial in the roof. On the other hand, you've got 100% signal strength, your not all that far from the transmitter, with a booster, and your HD channels are breaking up. This would indicate too much signal. For some help, have a look here: Freeview signals: too much of a good thing is bad for you

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

7:16 PM

Chris whiting: The fact that you have 100% quality on your YouView box on HD services means reception is OK.

MikeB: Chris says the strength is 52 -- it's quality that is 100%.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Saturday, 14 March 2015
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aw
4:37 AM

DN4 DONCASTER - have not been able to watch freeview this year, the picture pixelates and the sound is intermittent - what can i do?

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aw's 1 post GB
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:05 AM

aw: Whereabouts in DN4? Maybe you are tuned to Belmont with your aerial directed to Emley Moor.

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Sunday, 15 March 2015
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Garth Sycamore
11:12 AM
Swindon

There is a problem with the Freeview Reception Map Full Details page. On selecting the full details on the reception map I get a list of muxes in ascending order with the shortcuts to change the order of the display. Problem is that all of the shortcuts take you back to the Mapping page. The properties of the shortcuts look OK to me and I get this with IE and Google browsers.

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Garth Sycamore's 5 posts GB
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
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Eve
3:43 PM

Hi, I have no trouble now getting pictures through the Humax box but can get nothing if I go through the TV.. There are no problems with the TV in another room...which does not have a Humax. The only thing that appears on screen when I try to access through the Samsung control is P1 or P2 etc. When I go to Ext 2 VCR No Signal appears!! Thanks for your advice.


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Eve's 4 posts GB
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