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Freeview reception at BS4 1HG


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 12 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of BS41HG (page shows closest 10)

What do the map symbols mean?

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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

E4 (Wales)Bristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
1BBC One (SD)Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB1
2BBC TwoBristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB2
 
5Channel 5Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB2
6ITV 2Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB2
7Made in BristolBristol Ilchester Crescent LBS
8Made in CardiffWenvoe LCF
9BBC FourBristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB1
 
10ITV3Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB2
11Sky ArtsBristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
12QuestBristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
13E4Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB2
14Film4Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB2
 
15Channel 4 +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB2
17ReallyBristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
18More4Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB2
19DaveBristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
20DramaBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
 
215USABristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
23BBC ThreeBristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB1
25WBristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
26ITV4Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB2
27YesterdayBristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
 
29ITV2 +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
30E4 +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB2
31E4 ExtraBristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
325STARBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
335ActionBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
 
34GREAT! moviesBristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
35ITV1 +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB2
36pickBristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
39DMAXBristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
40Quest RedBristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
 
41LegendBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
42GREAT! movies actionBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
43Food NetworkBristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
44HGTVBristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
46Channel 5 +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
 
47Film4 +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
48ChallengeBristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
494sevenBristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
565SELECTBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelBristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
 
58ITVBe +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
59ITV3 +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
60Drama +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
64BlazeBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
67CBS RealityBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
 
70Quest +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
71Quest Red +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
73HobbyMakerBristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
74Dave ja vuBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
75Yesterday +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
 
78TCCBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
81Blaze +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
82Talking Pictures TVBristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
83Together TVBristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
84PBS AmericaBristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
 
88Classic HitsBristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
89ITV4 +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
101BBC One HDBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
102BBC Two HDBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
103ITV 1 HDBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
 
103STV HDBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
103UTV HDBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
104Channel 4 HDBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
105Channel 5 HDBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
106BBC Four HDBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
 
108BBC Scotland HDBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
109BBC Three HDBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Bristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
201CBBCBristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB1
202CBeebiesBristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB1
 
203CITVBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
204CBBC HDBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
205CBeebies HDBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
208Pop PlayerBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
209Ketchup TVBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
 
210Ketchup TooBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
211YAAAS!Bristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
231BBC NewsBristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB1
232BBC ParliamentBristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB1
233Sky NewsBristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
 
235Al Jazeera EngBristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
250BBC Red ButtonBristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB1

 

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Comments
Wednesday, 2 March 2016
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Sam
8:38 PM
Oswestry

Hi, I live in SY11 4PQ, on Monday night 7-8 was fine then the HD Channels started breaking up and have continued to do so. I Know there is no problem with our arial because the SD Channels are fine. what could be the problem

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MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

9:25 PM
Maldon

Sam:

This could be perhaps due to either too much signal strength or too little. You are 37 km from the Wrekin transmitter so it could be either.

Please check on your TV what the signal strength shown for one of the channels that are breaking up. The ideal strength is between 50% and 70%. If it is less than 50% then the signal is probably too weak - you may have a fault with your aerial or the cabling. If it is above 70% then it is priobably too strong and you need to reduce that by fiutting an attenuator - you can get variable ones so you can adjust it for the best overall effect.


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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:32 PM

fozzy: Well, although I did suspect that you may already have carried out the "factory reset" procedure, but though the reason for suggesting it be repeated was simply to eliminate the possibility of said reset / retune having been previously carried out whilst maintenance work was being carried out at the transmitter, the possible effect of having resulted in some form of glitch having occurred in the tuners memory system whereby some listings were dropped.

A secondary reason for requesting same was really connected with having had another look at the manual for your TV, and in particular the multitude of options in the programme guide section, especially the ability to move channels to other positions etc, any slight mistake upsetting the proverbial apple cart.

Taking all into consideration, the best policy is always to start afresh.

That said, I also feel that the situation could be somewhat clarified if you tested your aerial system out using a bog standard TV of either an HD or non HD variety, retuning same on your aerial then checking to see it came up with the EPG listings missing from your Sony, as I suspect that it would!




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Thursday, 3 March 2016
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fozzy
11:37 AM
Manchester

jb38: Had a break through! after moving the Sony TV to the PC aerial and tuning without a reset all the missing channels (coms4?) appeared and are still viewable when returned to the original aerial. However the PC TV is still unable to find the missing channels (coms4?)on either aerial any ideas?
I have the ability to change the start end frequency then scan frequency and range separately what feq range should i be using? by default its set to scan Mendip UK from 746200khz to 842000khz is this the problem? as I have no idea.
Thank you again for your help and patience.

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nigel
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

12:01 PM
Malton

Now getting regional TV Yorkshire from Olivers Mount PSB1 and PSB2 at good signal strength but no signal a for PSB 3 (T2) HD how much extra power would this mux require to make in recieverable


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nigel's 54 posts GB
Friday, 4 March 2016
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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

12:32 AM

fozzy : Pleased to see that retuning on the alternative aerial has enabled you to capture the hitherto elusive channels. However, as far as tuning ranges are concerned, I'm at a bit of a loss to understand exactly how Mendip comes into the equation? was this station mentioned anywhere in the tuning menu? as the frequency range you stated would only capture two of Mendips multiplexes.

Re your query on the tuning range to use, if you want to use this facility rather than just leave the auto-scan on normal, then Winter Hills channel span is from Mux C31/ 554.0Mhz (COM7) to Mux C59 / 778.0Mhz (ITV1).

If the TV tuning range was found to have been set to scan between 746.0Mhz and 842.0 Mhz (the latter being outside of DTT's range) then this would indeed have excluded a large number of channels from being stored, options such as this being my reason for suggesting a reset being carried out (which also involves tuning) rather than just a normal retune, as reset would have cancelled the tuning range restrictions before the auto-tune

Apart from that, now that more is known about the system you are using, what type (make / model) of tuning stick are you using in the PC?. And on the subject of aerials, what types of aerials are you using?


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fozzy
9:47 AM
Manchester

jb38:I didn't explain properly it is a different supply from the same aerial so quite how it made a difference I don't know. The aerial is a high gain that's about all I know about it with a booster fitted at the closest point possible in the loft.

The PC based card is a TBS6205 DVB-T2/T/C Quad TV Tuner PCIe Card
TBS6205 DVB-T2/T/C Quad TV Tuner PCIe Card

Running DVB Pro DVB viewer - the best PC software for TV and Radio reception - Home which with help now on the forum Ive updated the Mendip manually to using TransEdit- Main Window which maybe of use to you or others. Unfortunately it now seems that the dvbpro software as of yet doesn't support these new format of tv streaming and from what Ive read no PC software does which I find astounding.

Thank you kindly again for all your help its been invaluable, if and when there is any advances in the software availability I will update you.

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js
sentiment_satisfiedGold

1:46 PM

fozzy: You can add the streams directly to TransEdit 4.1.0 Beta.

See Arqiva IPTV Streams (inc Motors TV) - Freeview - Digital Spy Forums

Copy the text in the Code box to a new text file.

In the TransEdit menu, go to Info->Configuration Folder and save it as dttstreams.m3u to the Transponders folder.

Close TransEdit.

Run TransEdit; dttstreams should now appear in the left window pane.

Select dttstreams and, in the right window pane, double-click the stream you want (Motors TV).

TransEdit will connect to the internet and a Scanner window will open with 'service1' at the top.


Double-click 'service1' to play the stream.


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fozzy
10:44 PM
Manchester

js: Thanks very much for the information!
Could you please go into a little more detail as Ive done all you've said and Im not seeing the new file listed in the transedit column, if I try to load it manually it says unrecognised file type. Am I supposed to make the file using notepad? and what format should it be saved in? as everything Ive tried has no effect.

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js
sentiment_satisfiedGold

11:10 PM

fozzy: Yes, try this: Open notepad and paste the following into it:

#EXTINF:0,Motors TV
http://stream.arqiva.tv/m…rstv

Save it and rename to MotorsTV.m3u

You can play it with VLC media player, mpc-hc, etc.

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