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Freeview reception at PL5 4ET


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 3 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of PL54ET (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)Caradon Hill South WestPSB1
2BBC TwoCaradon Hill South WestPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Caradon Hill West CountryPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Caradon Hill West CountryPSB2
5Channel 5Caradon Hill West CountryPSB2
 
6ITV 2Caradon Hill West CountryPSB2
9BBC FourCaradon Hill South WestPSB1
10ITV3Caradon Hill West CountryPSB2
11Sky ArtsCaradon Hill COM5
12QuestCaradon Hill COM6
 
13E4Caradon Hill West CountryPSB2
14Film4Caradon Hill West CountryPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Caradon Hill West CountryPSB2
17ReallyCaradon Hill COM5
18More4Caradon Hill West CountryPSB2
 
19DaveCaradon Hill COM5
20DramaCaradon Hill COM4
215USACaradon Hill COM4
23BBC ThreeCaradon Hill South WestPSB1
25WCaradon Hill COM6
 
26ITV4Caradon Hill West CountryPSB2
27YesterdayCaradon Hill COM6
29ITV2 +1Caradon Hill COM4
30E4 +1Caradon Hill West CountryPSB2
31E4 ExtraCaradon Hill COM5
 
325STARCaradon Hill COM4
335ActionCaradon Hill COM4
34GREAT! moviesCaradon Hill COM6
35ITV1 +1Caradon Hill West CountryPSB2
36pickCaradon Hill COM5
 
39DMAXCaradon Hill COM6
40Quest RedCaradon Hill COM5
41LegendCaradon Hill COM4
42GREAT! movies actionCaradon Hill COM4
43Food NetworkCaradon Hill COM5
 
44HGTVCaradon Hill COM6
46Channel 5 +1Caradon Hill COM4
47Film4 +1Caradon Hill COM5
48ChallengeCaradon Hill COM5
494sevenCaradon Hill COM5
 
565SELECTCaradon Hill PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelCaradon Hill COM5
58ITVBe +1Caradon Hill COM4
59ITV3 +1Caradon Hill COM4
60Drama +1Caradon Hill COM5
 
64BlazeCaradon Hill COM4
67CBS RealityCaradon Hill COM4
70Quest +1Caradon Hill COM5
71Quest Red +1Caradon Hill COM6
73HobbyMakerCaradon Hill COM6
 
74Dave ja vuCaradon Hill COM4
75Yesterday +1Caradon Hill COM5
78TCCCaradon Hill COM4
81Blaze +1Caradon Hill COM4
82Talking Pictures TVCaradon Hill COM6
 
83Together TVCaradon Hill COM5
84PBS AmericaCaradon Hill COM6
88Classic HitsCaradon Hill COM6
89ITV4 +1Caradon Hill COM4
101BBC One HDCaradon Hill PSB3
 
102BBC Two HDCaradon Hill PSB3
103UTV HDCaradon Hill PSB3
103STV HDCaradon Hill PSB3
103ITV 1 HDCaradon Hill PSB3
104Channel 4 HDCaradon Hill PSB3
 
105Channel 5 HDCaradon Hill PSB3
106BBC Four HDCaradon Hill PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDCaradon Hill PSB3
109BBC Three HDCaradon Hill PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Caradon Hill PSB3
 
201CBBCCaradon Hill South WestPSB1
202CBeebiesCaradon Hill South WestPSB1
203CITVCaradon Hill COM4
204CBBC HDCaradon Hill PSB3
205CBeebies HDCaradon Hill PSB3
 
208Pop PlayerCaradon Hill COM4
209Ketchup TVCaradon Hill COM4
210Ketchup TooCaradon Hill COM4
211YAAAS!Caradon Hill COM4
231BBC NewsCaradon Hill South WestPSB1
 
232BBC ParliamentCaradon Hill South WestPSB1
233Sky NewsCaradon Hill COM5
235Al Jazeera EngCaradon Hill COM6
250BBC Red ButtonCaradon Hill South 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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