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Freeview reception at MK5 8EF


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 13 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of MK58EF (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)Sandy Heath CambridgePSB1
2BBC TwoSandy Heath CambridgePSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
5Channel 5Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
 
6ITV 2Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
9BBC FourSandy Heath CambridgePSB1
10ITV3Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
11Sky ArtsSandy Heath COM5
12QuestSandy Heath COM6
 
13E4Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
14Film4Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
17ReallySandy Heath COM5
18More4Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
 
19DaveSandy Heath COM5
20DramaSandy Heath COM4
215USASandy Heath COM4
23BBC ThreeSandy Heath CambridgePSB1
25WSandy Heath COM6
 
26ITV4Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
27YesterdaySandy Heath COM6
29ITV2 +1Sandy Heath COM4
30E4 +1Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
31E4 ExtraSandy Heath COM5
 
325STARSandy Heath COM4
335ActionSandy Heath COM4
34GREAT! moviesSandy Heath COM6
35ITV1 +1Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
36pickSandy Heath COM5
 
39DMAXSandy Heath COM6
40Quest RedSandy Heath COM5
41LegendSandy Heath COM4
42GREAT! movies actionSandy Heath COM4
43Food NetworkSandy Heath COM5
 
44HGTVSandy Heath COM6
46Channel 5 +1Sandy Heath COM4
47Film4 +1Sandy Heath COM5
48ChallengeSandy Heath COM5
494sevenSandy Heath COM5
 
565SELECTSandy Heath PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelSandy Heath COM5
58ITVBe +1Sandy Heath COM4
59ITV3 +1Sandy Heath COM4
60Drama +1Sandy Heath COM5
 
64BlazeSandy Heath COM4
67CBS RealitySandy Heath COM4
70Quest +1Sandy Heath COM5
71Quest Red +1Sandy Heath COM6
73HobbyMakerSandy Heath COM6
 
74Dave ja vuSandy Heath COM4
75Yesterday +1Sandy Heath COM5
78TCCSandy Heath COM4
81Blaze +1Sandy Heath COM4
82Talking Pictures TVSandy Heath COM6
 
83Together TVSandy Heath COM5
84PBS AmericaSandy Heath COM6
88Classic HitsSandy Heath COM6
89ITV4 +1Sandy Heath COM4
101BBC One HDSandy Heath PSB3
 
102BBC Two HDSandy Heath PSB3
103UTV HDSandy Heath PSB3
103STV HDSandy Heath PSB3
103ITV 1 HDSandy Heath PSB3
104Channel 4 HDSandy Heath PSB3
 
105Channel 5 HDSandy Heath PSB3
106BBC Four HDSandy Heath PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDSandy Heath PSB3
109BBC Three HDSandy Heath PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Sandy Heath PSB3
 
201CBBCSandy Heath CambridgePSB1
202CBeebiesSandy Heath CambridgePSB1
203CITVSandy Heath COM4
204CBBC HDSandy Heath PSB3
205CBeebies HDSandy Heath PSB3
 
208Pop PlayerSandy Heath COM4
209Ketchup TVSandy Heath COM4
210Ketchup TooSandy Heath COM4
211YAAAS!Sandy Heath COM4
231BBC NewsSandy Heath CambridgePSB1
 
232BBC ParliamentSandy Heath CambridgePSB1
233Sky NewsSandy Heath COM5
235Al Jazeera EngSandy Heath COM6
250BBC Red ButtonSandy Heath CambridgePSB1

 

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Comments
Wednesday, 6 July 2016
M
martin
8:30 PM

Hi. Im in liverpool L8 ad every few weeks i lose 90% of my channels (all the main ones) for several hours before they magically come back.

Any idea why this would be?

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jb38
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9:11 PM

martin: The problem referred to is most likely related to the engineering work being carried out at Winter Hill, *Possible weak signal* having been listed on the engineering board for some time now.

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Saturday, 9 July 2016
R
Richard Cooper
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9:00 AM
Norwich

FAO: Briantist: Re: 'My Radio Reception'. Whilst I realise you state, " the DAB/FM/AM radio page is under development", I need to draw your attention to the fact that you've forgotten to include Stoke Holy Cross FM for my postcode NR2 2EF .SHC FM carries BBC Radio Norfolk 95,1, Radio Norwich 99.9 on 99.9, Heart East Anglia on 102.4 and Kiss 105-108 on 106.1 (Norwich relay of Mendlesham, 106.4). Whilst your devoted Stoke Holy Cross FM page includes these, it would also be nice to have them on the 'My Radio Reception' page! Thanks Brian, Richard, Norwich, 9th July.

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Sunday, 10 July 2016
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Andy
5:55 PM
Chester

Masthead Amp powered by distribution amp?

Good Afternoon all

I have a question and would be grateful of any advice anyone may have on the subject.

I have a Vision masthead amp that is powered by a 4 way SLX Distribution Amp, the Masthead Amp states a maximum of 65mA. The SLX Distribution Amp that is powering the Masthead Amp states its line power is only 25mA.

Is the Masthead Amp ok only having a 25mA supply? will it be working normally only having a 25mA supply?
Is the Masthead Amp likely to be over working the SLX Distribution Amp?

Any advice much appreciated

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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

7:17 PM

Andy: The vision mast head amp would be a continual overload on the SLX's output, which on this older model you are using likely result in failure of same, as nothing is mentioned on the spec sheet about it having overload protection.

My advice would be to purchase the Vision power supply as seen on the link, feeding its output into the SLX's UHF input socket.

Vision Masthead Power Supply (V23-2102G) > AerialSat.com


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Monday, 11 July 2016
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Richard Cooper
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9:29 AM
Norwich

Ron: Hi, Ron. I have a number of different DAB radios, some of which are made by Roberts Radios Ltd. In order for you to get help from this website, we need you to provide the postcode of a building on your street or road, such as a shop or a post Office or a Garage. Alternatively, you can give us the name of your district or village. This is so we can look up which transmitters cover your locality, and then we can suggest things that you can do to get and/or improve DAB reception on your Roberts Sports DAB radio. Hope to hear from you soon, Richard, Norwich.

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MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

1:49 PM

Andy:

I suspect you have an incorrect understanding of how electricity works. At a given working voltage, the design of the electronics will determine how much current is required to be consumed.

The masthead amplifier requires a certain voltage and will consume up to 65 mA current. From your figures, the SLX distribution amplifier will provide the correct voltage but can only deliver up to 25 mA current - which is well below that demanded by the masthead amplifier. That means the SLX is *not* suitable as it cannot deliver sufficient current. As jb38 says, it is likely to mean the SLX fails. The only solution is as jb38 suggests.

Hint: remember Ohm's law and the formula for DC power P (power) = I (current) x V (voltage).



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Andy
4:50 PM
Chester

MikeP: jb38 thank you both for your replies, much appreciated.

Mike you are correct I could do with learning more about electricity, I am somewhat lacking in this area!

When I took a look at both the SLX and the Masthead amp It did get me thinking that things didn't seem to match up.
like I say I am no electrician but I did think that the numbers didn't seem to add up and it was my concern that if the amp is overworking the SLX that it may fail, I was even more concerned that its up in the loft that does get very hot in summer and the thought of it being over worked and in heat leaves me feeling a little uncomfortable! hence me asking you guys that know considerable more about this subject than me!!

Not sure what you guys think about my plan, please feel free to correct me if incorrect on anything, my main aim is making sure the setup is safe and will deliver years trouble free service.

The SLX has been in the loft for a long time buy the looks of it so I was thinking of replacing it with a newer updated possibly safer distribution amp, obviously I need to make sure a new distribution amp has line powering and is capable of supplying the Masthead amp with the correct current, keeping in mind that I have a Vision Masthead Amp (that's is new! and very low noise) and I am really pleased with its performance I was thinking about replacing the SLX with one of these -

V65-204LTE 4 Way 4G-800 IR Return Amplifier

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Mazbar
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7:30 PM

Andy: after reading all your posts, you said you had 90 dbuv at the aerial head, you don't need a masthead amp or a distribution amplifier, at those readings I could put it into a 12 way splitter and expect perfect reception on all TVs. If you have perfect line of sight to winter hill all you need to run 4 TVs would be a basic 12 elements aerial and a 4 way splitter. Sorry but you have been ripped off.

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Andy
7:49 PM
Chester

Mazbar:

Mazbar sorry I should have said take no notice of earlier posts! they were from my old address, I moved home end of March :-)




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