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Freeview reception at PL5 4ET


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 PL54ET (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)Caradon Hill South WestPSB1
2BBC TwoCaradon Hill South WestPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Caradon Hill West CountryPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Caradon Hill West CountryPSB2
5Channel 5Caradon Hill West CountryPSB2
 
6ITV 2Caradon Hill West CountryPSB2
9BBC FourCaradon Hill South WestPSB1
10ITV3Caradon Hill West CountryPSB2
11Sky ArtsCaradon Hill COM5
12QuestCaradon Hill COM6
 
13E4Caradon Hill West CountryPSB2
14Film4Caradon Hill West CountryPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Caradon Hill West CountryPSB2
17ReallyCaradon Hill COM5
18More4Caradon Hill West CountryPSB2
 
19DaveCaradon Hill COM5
20DramaCaradon Hill COM4
215USACaradon Hill COM4
23BBC ThreeCaradon Hill South WestPSB1
25WCaradon Hill COM6
 
26ITV4Caradon Hill West CountryPSB2
27YesterdayCaradon Hill COM6
29ITV2 +1Caradon Hill COM4
30E4 +1Caradon Hill West CountryPSB2
31E4 ExtraCaradon Hill COM5
 
325STARCaradon Hill COM4
335ActionCaradon Hill COM4
34GREAT! moviesCaradon Hill COM6
35ITV1 +1Caradon Hill West CountryPSB2
36pickCaradon Hill COM5
 
39DMAXCaradon Hill COM6
40Quest RedCaradon Hill COM5
41LegendCaradon Hill COM4
42GREAT! movies actionCaradon Hill COM4
43Food NetworkCaradon Hill COM5
 
44HGTVCaradon Hill COM6
46Channel 5 +1Caradon Hill COM4
47Film4 +1Caradon Hill COM5
48ChallengeCaradon Hill COM5
494sevenCaradon Hill COM5
 
565SELECTCaradon Hill PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelCaradon Hill COM5
58ITVBe +1Caradon Hill COM4
59ITV3 +1Caradon Hill COM4
60Drama +1Caradon Hill COM5
 
64BlazeCaradon Hill COM4
67CBS RealityCaradon Hill COM4
70Quest +1Caradon Hill COM5
71Quest Red +1Caradon Hill COM6
73HobbyMakerCaradon Hill COM6
 
74Dave ja vuCaradon Hill COM4
75Yesterday +1Caradon Hill COM5
78TCCCaradon Hill COM4
81Blaze +1Caradon Hill COM4
82Talking Pictures TVCaradon Hill COM6
 
83Together TVCaradon Hill COM5
84PBS AmericaCaradon Hill COM6
88Classic HitsCaradon Hill COM6
89ITV4 +1Caradon Hill COM4
101BBC One HDCaradon Hill PSB3
 
102BBC Two HDCaradon Hill PSB3
103UTV HDCaradon Hill PSB3
103STV HDCaradon Hill PSB3
103ITV 1 HDCaradon Hill PSB3
104Channel 4 HDCaradon Hill PSB3
 
105Channel 5 HDCaradon Hill PSB3
106BBC Four HDCaradon Hill PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDCaradon Hill PSB3
109BBC Three HDCaradon Hill PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Caradon Hill PSB3
 
201CBBCCaradon Hill South WestPSB1
202CBeebiesCaradon Hill South WestPSB1
203CITVCaradon Hill COM4
204CBBC HDCaradon Hill PSB3
205CBeebies HDCaradon Hill PSB3
 
208Pop PlayerCaradon Hill COM4
209Ketchup TVCaradon Hill COM4
210Ketchup TooCaradon Hill COM4
211YAAAS!Caradon Hill COM4
231BBC NewsCaradon Hill South WestPSB1
 
232BBC ParliamentCaradon Hill South WestPSB1
233Sky NewsCaradon Hill COM5
235Al Jazeera EngCaradon Hill COM6
250BBC Red ButtonCaradon Hill South WestPSB1

 

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Comments
Saturday, 27 August 2016
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StevensOnln1
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

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
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

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
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

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
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

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
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

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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