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Freeview reception at B93 9NJ


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 4 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of B939NJ (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)Sutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
2BBC TwoSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
5Channel 5Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
 
6ITV 2Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
7Big Centre TVSutton Coldfield LB
9BBC FourSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
10ITV3Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
11Sky ArtsSutton Coldfield COM5
 
12QuestSutton Coldfield COM6
13E4Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
14Film4Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
17ReallySutton Coldfield COM5
 
18More4Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
19DaveSutton Coldfield COM5
20DramaSutton Coldfield COM4
215USASutton Coldfield COM4
23BBC ThreeSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
 
25WSutton Coldfield COM6
26ITV4Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
27YesterdaySutton Coldfield COM6
29ITV2 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
30E4 +1Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
 
31E4 ExtraSutton Coldfield COM5
325STARSutton Coldfield COM4
335ActionSutton Coldfield COM4
34GREAT! moviesSutton Coldfield COM6
35ITV1 +1Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
 
36pickSutton Coldfield COM5
39DMAXSutton Coldfield COM6
40Quest RedSutton Coldfield COM5
41LegendSutton Coldfield COM4
42GREAT! movies actionSutton Coldfield COM4
 
43Food NetworkSutton Coldfield COM5
44HGTVSutton Coldfield COM6
46Channel 5 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
47Film4 +1Sutton Coldfield COM5
48ChallengeSutton Coldfield COM5
 
494sevenSutton Coldfield COM5
565SELECTSutton Coldfield PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelSutton Coldfield COM5
58ITVBe +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
59ITV3 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
 
60Drama +1Sutton Coldfield COM5
64BlazeSutton Coldfield COM4
67CBS RealitySutton Coldfield COM4
70Quest +1Sutton Coldfield COM5
71Quest Red +1Sutton Coldfield COM6
 
73HobbyMakerSutton Coldfield COM6
74Dave ja vuSutton Coldfield COM4
75Yesterday +1Sutton Coldfield COM5
78TCCSutton Coldfield COM4
81Blaze +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
 
82Talking Pictures TVSutton Coldfield COM6
83Together TVSutton Coldfield COM5
84PBS AmericaSutton Coldfield COM6
88Classic HitsSutton Coldfield COM6
89ITV4 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
 
101BBC One HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
102BBC Two HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
103UTV HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
103STV HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
103ITV 1 HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
 
104Channel 4 HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
105Channel 5 HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
106BBC Four HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
109BBC Three HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
 
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Sutton Coldfield PSB3
201CBBCSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
202CBeebiesSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
203CITVSutton Coldfield COM4
204CBBC HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
 
205CBeebies HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
208POP MAXSutton Coldfield COM4
209Ketchup TVSutton Coldfield COM4
210Ketchup TooSutton Coldfield COM4
211YAAAS!Sutton Coldfield COM4
 
231BBC NewsSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
232BBC ParliamentSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
233Sky NewsSutton Coldfield COM5
235Al Jazeera EngSutton Coldfield COM6
250BBC Red ButtonSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
 

 

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Monday, 11 July 2016
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Andy
7:53 PM
Chester

Andy:

Just been looking on line, I think this may be a more appropriate replacement?

PROCEPTION - PROAMP24 - AMPLIFIER TV AERIAL 4 WAY | CPC UK

I think this fits all the requirements of the Masthead amp if I have understood correctly?

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Andy's 12 posts GB
Tuesday, 12 July 2016
J
jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

12:31 AM

Andy: Yes! the Proamp24 should be a perfect replacement for your SLX, its 100mA line feed output being exactly the same as the rating on Vision's own power supply.

However, as the Vision variable gain mast head amplifier is capable of providing up to 27dB gain at maximum advance, I would advise backing it off to the minimum (15dB) when first setting it up, checking the signal strength levels on each of the muxes received, then if necessary, advancing it as required.

The only reason for suggesting this is to avoid the possibility of signal overload on the tuner, as the total gain of the system will already be 24dB at minimum level, the Proamp 24 having added 9dB to the output of the Vision
mast head unit, and although you are located at approximately 38 miles away from the Winter Hill transmitter, a terrain check indicates that you are line-of-sight to same.



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Andy
1:07 PM
Chester

jb38:

Thank you again for your advice, very much appreciated, totally get what you are saying, I will set the masthead amp to its lowest setting when installing the Proamp24 and go from there, I certainly don't want to end up overloading my tuners!

With regard to The Winter Hill Transmitter and the terrain check indicating that we have line-of-sight to Winter Hill that isn't quite correct, where we live we are surrounded by BIG tress to the North, west and east, I have been unable to achieve a useable signal from Winter Hill, I have tried everything including a phased array and an XB16 along with amps but still the quality of the signal from Winter Hill was erratic, Even worse if the trees are wet and more or less the signal disappears completely if its windy and wet!

Bear in mind we live in a listed building and a conservation area and all signs of the 21st century are banned, we would require permission from a number of bodies if we were to install an external aerial and even then we would be restricted regarding location of the aerial, hence why my aerial is in the loft!

When we moved in the Aerial that was already here was a contract Group B positioned on the Mole y Parc transmitter which worked ok ish, however the programing is somewhat different in wales from that of the English regions so I decided to try and get our signal from Winter Hill but like I say that was unachievable and unusable due to the quality dropping out constantly.

I went to this site and found that The Wrekin transmitter was available at this address, I bought a XB16 Group K set it up on The Wrekin and have had spectacular results, I get a good, clean steady signal on all muxs from the XB16 K on the Wrekin and it hasn't blipped once since I installed in about 2 months ago :-) in fact its the best quality signal we have ever had! I was well pleased with the results :-)

The Wrekin aerial is fed into a diplexer and then into the Distribution amp, (no other amplification required as the XB16 K is delivering full quality and 85% signal :-) dam good aerial, either that or we are in a strong stop for The Wrekin!) The masthead amp is on a group E aerial on Winter Hill which is also into the diplexer just because Mux 1 from Winter Hill is just about ok, you can watch it as long as you don't mind a few blips! I just kept it as I know BBC NW covers us on the weather map, I not a news watcher but if I want it its up in the 800s.

Sorry I have rambled! off to order Proamp24 and I may order a PROception Masthead Amp why I'm at it, just to see what its like compared to the Vision amp :-) I am really getting into this world of RF :-) I have so much to learn though!!
Thank you again for your advice much appreciated. Andy








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Saturday, 16 July 2016
J
John McQuistan
9:46 AM

Can anybody help me. Recently we have lost Radio 4 FM from our local transmitter, Cambret Hill, South West Scotland. Going through all the usual website and phone links gets nowhere. No faults are listed for this transmitter. I just want somebody in BBC engineering to agree there is a problem and let me know when it will be fixed.

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John McQuistan's 5 posts GB
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Richard Cooper
sentiment_satisfiedGold

11:25 AM
Norwich

John McQuistan: Hi, John. Here is a web link to the BBC Contact Us page. I have used it myself and someone responded in a day or two...

BBC Form - BBC - FAQs - Home

Remember that the BBC is responsible for dealing with reports of losses of programmes for transmitters, even though they'll probably get the transmitter engineers at Arqiva to deal with it. Arqiva's telephone number is 01962 823434, but there probably won't be anyone to answer your call until Monday morning. Also, have you tried receiving BBC Radio 4 Long Wave on 198 kilohertz Long Wave? AM reception should be OK from the Westerglen transmitter near Falkirk for you because long waves travel a long way, anyway. Richard, Norwich.

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Richard Cooper
sentiment_satisfiedGold

11:38 AM
Norwich

John McQuistan: Hi again John. Don't forget that you can also listen to BBC Radio 4 on your television, Freeview channel 704, or you can listen live online via this web link here:

BBC - Radio 4 - Home

Just click on the 'Listen Live' blue banner! Richard, Norwich.

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Friday, 22 July 2016
D
David
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

1:50 PM

My Sony/Toyota car radio, which seems to pick up all other channels fine, some months ago started finding it hard to get R4. Does not seem to switch transmitters when travelling and can only receive R4 in towns, eg Bath or Bristol. Moving between them loses signal. Has been fine for years and I cant believe its the tuner as all other stations work fine. Anyone else had this problem?

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Richard Cooper
sentiment_satisfiedGold

8:43 PM
Norwich

David: Hi, David. I wonder if it could be the RDS circuitry that has a fault? You could try manually tuning into the station that you wish to listen to, couldn't you? I'm assuming that your car radio is an analogue (non-DAB) model with FM band availability? Richard, Norwich.

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Sunday, 24 July 2016
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darren.roughley
6:59 AM
Pontefract

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Nigel
6:43 PM
Doncaster

DN58NT aerial is on the roof, but pointing in the opposite direction to my neighbour. they get 18 channels more than me. Will I need to change the aerial direction to pick these 18 channels up?

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