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Freeview reception at BT38 7NL


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 2 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of BT387NL (page shows closest 10)

What do the map symbols mean?

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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)Divis Northern IrelandPSB1
2BBC TwoDivis Northern IrelandPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Divis UTVPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Divis UTVPSB2
5Channel 5Divis UTVPSB2
 
6ITV 2Divis UTVPSB2
7NvTvDivis LBT
9BBC FourDivis Northern IrelandPSB1
10ITV3Divis UTVPSB2
11Sky ArtsDivis COM5
 
13E4Divis UTVPSB2
14Film4Divis UTVPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Divis UTVPSB2
17ReallyDivis COM5
18More4Divis UTVPSB2
 
19DaveDivis COM5
20DramaDivis COM4
215USADivis COM4
23BBC ThreeDivis Northern IrelandPSB1
26ITV4Divis UTVPSB2
 
29ITV2 +1Divis COM4
30E4 +1Divis UTVPSB2
31E4 ExtraDivis COM5
325STARDivis COM4
335ActionDivis COM4
 
35ITV1 +1Divis UTVPSB2
36pickDivis COM5
40Quest RedDivis COM5
41LegendDivis COM4
42GREAT! movies actionDivis COM4
 
43Food NetworkDivis COM5
46Channel 5 +1Divis COM4
47Film4 +1Divis COM5
48ChallengeDivis COM5
494sevenDivis COM5
 
53TG4Divis NIMM
54RTÉ OneDivis NIMM
55RTÉ TwoDivis NIMM
565SELECTDivis PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelDivis COM5
 
58ITVBe +1Divis COM4
59ITV3 +1Divis COM4
60Drama +1Divis COM5
64BlazeDivis COM4
67CBS RealityDivis COM4
 
70Quest +1Divis COM5
74Dave ja vuDivis COM4
75Yesterday +1Divis COM5
78TCCDivis COM4
81Blaze +1Divis COM4
 
83Together TVDivis COM5
89ITV4 +1Divis COM4
101BBC One HDDivis PSB3
102BBC Two HDDivis PSB3
103UTV HDDivis PSB3
 
103STV HDDivis PSB3
103ITV 1 HDDivis PSB3
104Channel 4 HDDivis PSB3
105Channel 5 HDDivis PSB3
106BBC Four HDDivis PSB3
 
108BBC Scotland HDDivis PSB3
109BBC Three HDDivis PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Divis PSB3
201CBBCDivis Northern IrelandPSB1
202CBeebiesDivis Northern IrelandPSB1
 
203CITVDivis COM4
204CBBC HDDivis PSB3
205CBeebies HDDivis PSB3
208Pop PlayerDivis COM4
209Ketchup TVDivis COM4
 
210Ketchup TooDivis COM4
211YAAAS!Divis COM4
231BBC NewsDivis Northern IrelandPSB1
232BBC ParliamentDivis Northern IrelandPSB1
233Sky NewsDivis COM5
 
250BBC Red ButtonDivis Northern IrelandPSB1

 

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Comments
Saturday, 27 August 2016
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StevensOnln1
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10:56 PM

Stuart Swaine: Nothing is messed up, Freeview HD is working exactly as it was designed. The Idle transmitter does not transmit the COM7 multiplex where BBC 4 HD is normally found. BBC 4 HD was temporarily moved to PSB3 (the multiplex which carries BBC 1 HD, BBC 2 HD, ITV HD, Channel 4 HD & Channel 5 HD) which is broadcast from all transmitters in order to provide increased HD coverage of the Olympics, with the moved being reversed earlier this week.

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Tuesday, 30 August 2016
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Bob Faraway
3:02 PM
Stonehouse

After a recent atomatic update of our Humax HDR-1800T our reception of BBC TV via Freeview has been changed from BBC West via Mendip to BBC Midlands. We get a message that BBC West is not available via our Humax HDR-1800T.
But the reception of BBC TV directly into our TV with the Humax HDR-1800T turned off is still BBC West via Mendip Transmitter.

Also we have another TV that is viewed via our Humax PVR 9300T. We still get BBC West via Freeview with this TV.

Can anybody advise why this could happen and what can we do to receive BBC West via Mendip via our Humax HDR-1800T Please?

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StevensOnln1
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5:39 PM

Bob Faraway: If your Humax has a manual tune or manual scan function try scanning UHF channel 49 which should add back BBC West from Mendip.

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Sue Johnson
8:19 PM

I can no longer receive Itv channels - only bbc. Nothing has changed with the aerial, Bt box, or tv.. Why?

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Wednesday, 31 August 2016
MikeP
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2:15 PM

Sue Johnson:

At your location you should be receiving the Freeview Lite range of channels. There is no fault indicated for the Fishguard transmitter, so the problem likely stems from your own system.

It is worth checking all the aerial connections are reasonably firm and in good condition. If you have a flylead from an aerial wall socket to your TV then it is worth replacing that, they are very inexpensive.

If that all appears OK, then unplug the aerial and perform a retune - it should find nothing. Once completed, plug the aerial back in and do a retune again. It may well find the 'missing' channels again.



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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB
Saturday, 3 September 2016
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Peter
7:43 PM
Witham

Why does BBC4 HD show up on my Panasonic retune (47) with a quality of 10 but fails to appear in reality as 106, or as any other channel number? It was possible to receive it for the Olympics, but it then disappeared. I receive from Sudbury.

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jb38
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8:12 PM

Peter: If you carry out a retune you will probably find that 106 disappears from the EPG listings, as BBC4 HD had been temporarily moved onto Sudbury's PSB3 transmitter (e.g: used by BBC1HD etc) for the duration of the Olympics to enable same to be viewed by a higher percentage of the population, obviously including yourself, but has now been returned to its previous position on COM7, Sudbury not being one of the stations fitted with COM7/8 multiplexes.

The nearest station to you transmitting COM7 being Crystal Palace @ 40 miles / 228 degrees, COM7 mux being on C33. If you wish, you could carry out a "manual" tune test on C33 but "not" press search or scan, because if any trace of a signal from C/Palace is received it will appear on the signal indicator bars.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
Tuesday, 6 September 2016
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Andy
9:59 PM
Portsmouth

Student room with no roof aerial. Tried portable aerial without success. Window faces wsw so i suppose Rowland is nearest transmitter. Any idea on best portable aerial to use and whether we can get her tv to work. Already paid for license!!!!

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Andy's 1 post GB
Wednesday, 7 September 2016
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jb38
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8:06 AM

Andy: Aerials of the portable variety are seldom successful even when used in line-of-sight situations such as applies to the location given, and if no signal is found using one "known to be operational" aerial then its unlikely to be nomatter what brand of aerial is tried.

However, the best method of signal detection is to "manually" tune the TV into one of the Mux channels used by the station, this being 24 (BBC) where reception from Rowridge is concerned, (@14mls / 235 degrees) the main point about the test being "not" to press search or scan after entering 24, because if anything is being received the strength / quality of will appear on the signal indicator bars, needless to say, this is the time to try moving the aerial around whilst observing the screen for any signs of a signal.

It should also be noted that this transmitter radiates on both horizontal and vertical polarities, the latter in some area's providing a better signal, and so try the aerial with its elements facing up/down, that is if they are not already fixed into that position.




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MikeP
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1:14 PM

Andy:

Further to that said by jb38, if/when you try moving the indoor aerial, please do it slowly and a little at a time.That is to allow your TV set software to respond to the changes in signal level and quality and report same on screen.

Note that Rowridge Vertical services do not include COM7 HD, COM8 HD nor the Local Southampton services. It does include all the other services.



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