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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
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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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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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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