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Freeview reception at AB38 9SJ


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 AB389SJ (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)Craigellachie ScotlandPSB1
2BBC TwoCraigellachie ScotlandPSB1
3STV (SD)Craigellachie STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Craigellachie STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
5Channel 5Craigellachie STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
 
6ITV 2Craigellachie STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
7BBC AlbaCraigellachie ScotlandPSB1
10ITV3Craigellachie STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
13E4Craigellachie STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
14Film4Craigellachie STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
 
15Channel 4 +1Craigellachie STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
18More4Craigellachie STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
23BBC ThreeCraigellachie ScotlandPSB1
24BBC Four (Scotland SD)Craigellachie ScotlandPSB1
26ITV4Craigellachie STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
 
30E4 +1Craigellachie STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
35ITV1 +1Craigellachie STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
35STV+1Craigellachie STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
565SELECTCraigellachie PSB3
101BBC One HDCraigellachie PSB3
 
102BBC Two HDCraigellachie PSB3
103STV HDCraigellachie PSB3
103UTV HDCraigellachie PSB3
103ITV 1 HDCraigellachie PSB3
104Channel 4 HDCraigellachie PSB3
 
105Channel 5 HDCraigellachie PSB3
106BBC Four HDCraigellachie PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDCraigellachie PSB3
109BBC Three HDCraigellachie PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Craigellachie PSB3
 
201CBBCCraigellachie ScotlandPSB1
202CBeebiesCraigellachie ScotlandPSB1
204CBBC HDCraigellachie PSB3
205CBeebies HDCraigellachie PSB3
231BBC NewsCraigellachie ScotlandPSB1
 
232BBC ParliamentCraigellachie ScotlandPSB1
250BBC Red ButtonCraigellachie ScotlandPSB1

 

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Comments
Tuesday, 7 June 2016
Stuart Swaine
2:22 PM

MikeB: When my aerial engineer installed my aerial on the roof he pointed it towards the Idle transmitter but it also will pick up North East too on the Bilsdale transmitter .
Now when I retune my Freeview channels it gives me a choice of either Yorkshire or North East. I choose Yorkshire because I want the local BBC and ITV news.
You just have to accept the Best signal quality or the regional settings on my TV.


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MikeB
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9:58 PM

Stuart Swaine: Idle and Bilsdale are almost on the same bearing, with Idle's first mux being just before Bilsdale. Idle is Yorkshire, so thats your local news, with Bilsdale apparently being Tyne Tees. But Bilsdale gets you extra HD muxes, so take your choice. Most TV's will allow you to manually tune as well as an automatic function.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB
Sunday, 12 June 2016
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Alex curran
2:57 PM

On my postcode checker it tells me which channels I can receive on freeview but I don't receive them all could you tell me why this is please

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Richard Cooper
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3:36 PM
Norwich

Alex curran: Hi, Alex. If you give us your postcode, we can suggest the reason for your not being able to receive all of the channels. One obvious reason is that you might have a STANDARD DEFINITION (SD) receiver and this is not able to decode the signals from HIGH DEFINITION (HD) channels and render them into a visible tv picture! To be able to watch HD channels, you need an HD TV set or an HD-ready TV set and an HD set-top-box with an HDMI lead connection. Other reasons are likely to be dependent upon the transmitter you are using, hence my request for your postcode, so that we can ascertain your transmitter. Hear from you later, hopefully, Richard, Norwich, Sunday 12th. June, 3:30 p.m.

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Monday, 13 June 2016
MikeP
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2:48 PM

Alex:

Further to that said by Richard, not that an HD0Ready TV set alone does not have an HD tuner, so you would need, as Richard suggests, the HD Ready TV plus an HD capable set top box. Or have a Full HD TV set.



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Pat Caulton
9:32 PM
Fareham

My aerial is in the loft. Before I installed a new fibre talktalk modem I was able to receive some 78 channels. I have now lost ITV, Channels 4, 5, 6, 9 as well as 19, 20 and 21 and many others. Is this because my aerial is not strong enough?

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MikeB
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10:23 PM

Pat Caulton: Your 19km from your transmitter, so you should get a full set. The modem in theory shouldn't make any difference, but check that it (particularly the power supply) isn't giving out any interference. There was a case a year or two back where someones TV was effected by next doors dodgy Virgin box.

However, its more likely to be a coincidence. Your losing channels, so its more likely that there is a fault somewhere in your system. Start by tracing back the signal path from the back of the TV - it could be nothing more than a damaged aerial lead, which is to swap out. If its closer to the aerial, it could be a frayed cable, loose connection or water getting into the cable.

Let us know how you get on.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB
Tuesday, 14 June 2016
S Riley
9:12 AM
Stansted

Picture failed on BBC London ITV and several other chaNNELS AT 23:00 ON TWO NIGHTS last week
We are fringe for London and Sudbury

Should I get a satellite dish

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Richard Cooper
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11:57 AM
Norwich

S Riley: Hi, S Riley. In order to help you we need to know whether your tv aerial is pointing South/South-West towards Crystal Palace or East-North-East towards Sudbury, in order to ascertain which of the two you should really be using. We cannot advise whether you should get a sat dish until we have investigated Freeview tv through an aerial issues. Please reply and then we can provide some assistance, Richard, Norwich, Tuesday 14th. June at 11: 30 a.m.

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Margaret Holmes
8:08 PM

Why can't we get free view channel87 In Lancaster have retuned to but can't get it

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