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Freeview reception at G42 9EL


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 20 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of G429EL (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

FreeSportsBlack Hill COM6
1BBC One (SD)Black Hill ScotlandPSB1
2BBC TwoBlack Hill ScotlandPSB1
3STV (SD)Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
 
5Channel 5Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
6ITV 2Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
7BBC AlbaBlack Hill ScotlandPSB1
8STV GlasgowBlack Hill LG
10ITV3Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
 
11Sky ArtsBlack Hill COM5
12QuestBlack Hill COM4
13E4Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
14Film4Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
 
17ReallyBlack Hill COM5
18More4Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
19DaveBlack Hill COM5
20DramaBlack Hill COM4
215USABlack Hill COM4
 
23BBC ThreeBlack Hill ScotlandPSB1
24BBC Four (Scotland SD)Black Hill ScotlandPSB1
25WBlack Hill COM6
26ITV4Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
27YesterdayBlack Hill COM6
 
29ITV2 +1Black Hill COM4
30E4 +1Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
31E4 ExtraBlack Hill COM5
325STARBlack Hill COM4
335ActionBlack Hill COM4
 
34GREAT! moviesBlack Hill COM6
35ITV1 +1Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
35STV+1Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
36pickBlack Hill COM5
39DMAXBlack Hill COM6
 
40Quest RedBlack Hill COM5
41LegendBlack Hill COM4
42GREAT! movies actionBlack Hill COM4
43Food NetworkBlack Hill COM5
44HGTVBlack Hill COM6
 
46Channel 5 +1Black Hill COM4
47Film4 +1Black Hill COM5
48ChallengeBlack Hill COM5
494sevenBlack Hill COM5
565SELECTBlack Hill PSB3
 
57Smithsonian ChannelBlack Hill COM5
58ITVBe +1Black Hill COM4
59ITV3 +1Black Hill COM4
60Drama +1Black Hill COM5
64BlazeBlack Hill COM4
 
67CBS RealityBlack Hill COM4
70Quest +1Black Hill COM5
71Quest Red +1Black Hill COM6
73HobbyMakerBlack Hill COM6
74Dave ja vuBlack Hill COM4
 
75Yesterday +1Black Hill COM5
78TCCBlack Hill COM4
81Blaze +1Black Hill COM4
82Talking Pictures TVBlack Hill COM6
83Together TVBlack Hill COM5
 
84PBS AmericaBlack Hill COM6
88Classic HitsBlack Hill COM6
89ITV4 +1Black Hill COM4
101BBC One HDBlack Hill PSB3
102BBC Two HDBlack Hill PSB3
 
103UTV HDBlack Hill PSB3
103ITV 1 HDBlack Hill PSB3
103STV HDBlack Hill PSB3
104Channel 4 HDBlack Hill PSB3
105Channel 5 HDBlack Hill PSB3
 
106BBC Four HDBlack Hill PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDBlack Hill PSB3
109BBC Three HDBlack Hill PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Black Hill PSB3
201CBBCBlack Hill ScotlandPSB1
 
202CBeebiesBlack Hill ScotlandPSB1
203CITVBlack Hill COM4
204CBBC HDBlack Hill PSB3
205CBeebies HDBlack Hill PSB3
208POP MAXBlack Hill COM4
 
209Ketchup TVBlack Hill COM4
210Ketchup TooBlack Hill COM4
211YAAAS!Black Hill COM4
231BBC NewsBlack Hill ScotlandPSB1
232BBC ParliamentBlack Hill ScotlandPSB1
 
233Sky NewsBlack Hill COM5
235Aljazeera EnglishBlack Hill COM6
250BBC Red ButtonBlack Hill ScotlandPSB1

 

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Comments
Friday, 1 May 2015
D
David
11:17 AM

Dave Lindsay: Thanks for the reply Dave, but I don't think that's it as freeview reception was perfect this morning without me taking any action.

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MikeB
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

5:43 PM

David: If your getting 'no signal', then your either getting nothing or a signal so low that the tuner isn't bothering with it.

You may not feel David's excellent advice is applicable, so here is another one. Your aerial is attached to your TV by a thin (6mm?) cable which is exposed to all weathers, and is constantly under pressure from the wind, rain, etc. Eventually, somethings got to give, and perhaps a small break or crack in the waterproofing on a connection appears. Thats OK when its dry, but during the night moisture condenses and gets into that small crack, and kills the signal. In the morning, the moisture dries out and you've got your signal back again.

Check the signal strength - if its really low, then the aerial system is marginal (but perfectly fine) until some thing happens. Your just 11km from Crystal Palace (assuming thats the transmitter your using), so you should be getting a stonkingly strong signal.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB
Saturday, 9 May 2015
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Steve
11:06 AM

I have recently moved into a house and had a digital coaxial cable installed in every room.
We have sky in two rooms and just freeview tv's in two other rooms.
the reception on the freeview tv's are breaking up on regular occasions and i wonder if it is the digital coaxial cable and should i change it to standard coaxial?
Many thanks.

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MikeB
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:47 AM

Steve: I'm not sure what 'digital coax' even is - its all the same stuff, although sat. standard stuff is going to be WT100, etc - just better quality than the cheapy nasty stuff you might find at B & Q (ATV sheffield has a whole bit about coax). Leave the coax were it is.

Have a look at the digital UK link, etc. Your just 8km from the Bluebell transmitter, whcih ordinarly would mean your getting far too much signal (search for 'too much of a good thing' on this site). On the other hand, DigitalUK thinks your recpetion could be patchy for certain mux'es. Could you find out which transmitters those TV's are tuned into, and what the signal strength is across the muxes? I cant really check the terrain (it just brings up Roucefall), but I'm sure Dave Lindsay or JB38 would be more help.


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Sunday, 10 May 2015
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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

12:51 AM

Steve : Although being located at just over 5 miles away from the Bluebell Hill transmitter, the terrain indicator reveals multiple obstructions to the signal path from said transmitter starting at around 1.75 miles prior to your particular area, this being a possible reason for your problem.

Taking this fact into consideration, if at all possible, you should try and make one or two enquiries with others in your immediate area to find out if reception problems of a similar nature to your own are also being experienced elsewhere, if they are, then this will save you wasting time searching for something which is effectively outwith your control.

That said though, you should carry out a signal strength / quality check on the BBC1 and ITV1 channels stored in your TV or box for the purpose of ensuring that the tuner has not stored Freeview channels from Crystal Palace rather than Bluebell Hill, Crystal Palace which uses lower channel numbers, therefore being scanned first by your tuner, indicated as also being receivable in your location albeit with a somewhat less reliable signal.

Bluebell Hills channels being : 46 (BBC1) - 43 (ITV1) - 40(HD) - 45 - 39 - 54 - 32

Crystal Palace : 23 (BBC1) - 26 (ITV1) - 30 (HD) - 25 - 22 - 28 - 33 - 35

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
Monday, 11 May 2015
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Sharon Allbrighton
8:30 PM

Since the change of channel numbers I have tried re-tuning our TV twice but still cannot get 5 USA. The channel 21 slot says VIVA only available in the day. Please help, we watch 5 USA a lot, or did until recently and we miss it.

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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:27 PM

Sharon Allbrighton: 5 USA is broadcast on the COM4 multiplex as is ITV3. Rather than just retuning your TV, try carrying out a reset on it first, this also known as "Manufacturers reset" / "Default setting" / "First time installation" etc.

By the way, 5 USA is on EPG21 and with VIVA being on EPG74.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
Tuesday, 19 May 2015
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Jo
1:55 PM
Benfleet

I have recently moved to a house on top of a hill in Benfleet but is surrounded by trees which are now in leaf. There is no cable and sky is not an option here. Freeview is intermittent with a pixelating picture. My signal is apparently from crystal palace or bluebell hill which I know has had problems. The trees belong to a golf course. Would an amplifier be of any use? should I extend the pole? Any ideas?

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MikeP
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

10:53 PM
Trowbridge

Jo

An amplifier is very unlikely to help as it would seem that your comment about the trees is most significant. Possibly resiting the aerial so that is can 'look' past the trees might help, or maybe a longer pole so that it looks over the trees - but that may become a problem again as the trees grow taller.

If you provide a post code, or that of a very near shop perhaps, then the reception and topographical maps can be used to ascertain the locality of trees, hills, etc and maybe determine which is a suitable transmitter for you.

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MikeP's 215 posts GB
Wednesday, 20 May 2015
Ian
sentiment_satisfiedGold

5:35 PM
Hinckley

Is it just me or are some stations, ITV and Dave especially doing something to there frame rate? Its like they suddenly slow down then catch up all in a split second, I get the same it I watch Sky or freeview and always on the same channels.

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