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Freeview reception at BB1 8AG


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 BB18AG (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

Spotlight TVWinter Hill GIM
Now 70sWinter Hill GIM
Country Music Entertainment Winter Hill GIM
1BBC One (SD)Winter Hill North WestPSB1
2BBC TwoWinter Hill North WestPSB1
 
3ITV 1 (SD)Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
5Channel 5Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
6ITV 2Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
9BBC FourWinter Hill North WestPSB1
 
10ITV3Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
11Sky ArtsWinter Hill COM5
12QuestWinter Hill COM4
13E4Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
14Film4Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
 
15Channel 4 +1Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
17ReallyWinter Hill COM5
18More4Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
19DaveWinter Hill COM5
20DramaWinter Hill COM4
 
215USAWinter Hill COM4
23BBC ThreeWinter Hill North WestPSB1
26ITV4Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
29ITV2 +1Winter Hill COM4
30E4 +1Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
 
31E4 ExtraWinter Hill COM5
325STARWinter Hill COM4
335ActionWinter Hill COM4
35ITV1 +1Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
36pickWinter Hill COM5
 
40Quest RedWinter Hill COM5
41LegendWinter Hill COM4
42GREAT! movies actionWinter Hill COM4
43Food NetworkWinter Hill COM5
46Channel 5 +1Winter Hill COM4
 
47Film4 +1Winter Hill COM5
48ChallengeWinter Hill COM5
494sevenWinter Hill COM5
565SELECTWinter Hill PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelWinter Hill COM5
 
58ITVBe +1Winter Hill COM4
59ITV3 +1Winter Hill COM4
60Drama +1Winter Hill COM5
63GREAT! movies Christmas 1Winter Hill GIM
64BlazeWinter Hill COM4
 
67CBS RealityWinter Hill COM4
70Quest +1Winter Hill COM5
74Dave ja vuWinter Hill COM4
75Yesterday +1Winter Hill COM5
77NOW 80sWinter Hill GIM
 
78TCCWinter Hill COM4
80Clubland TVWinter Hill GIM
81Blaze +1Winter Hill COM4
83Together TVWinter Hill COM5
87Now 90sWinter Hill GIM
 
89ITV4 +1Winter Hill COM4
91Classic Hits MCRWinter Hill GIM
101BBC One HDWinter Hill PSB3
102BBC Two HDWinter Hill PSB3
103UTV HDWinter Hill PSB3
 
103ITV 1 HDWinter Hill PSB3
103STV HDWinter Hill PSB3
104Channel 4 HDWinter Hill PSB3
105Channel 5 HDWinter Hill PSB3
106BBC Four HDWinter Hill PSB3
 
108BBC Scotland HDWinter Hill PSB3
109BBC Three HDWinter Hill PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Winter Hill PSB3
201CBBCWinter Hill North WestPSB1
202CBeebiesWinter Hill North WestPSB1
 
203CITVWinter Hill COM4
204CBBC HDWinter Hill PSB3
205CBeebies HDWinter Hill PSB3
208POP MAXWinter Hill COM4
209Ketchup TVWinter Hill COM4
 
210Ketchup TooWinter Hill COM4
211YAAAS!Winter Hill COM4
231BBC NewsWinter Hill North WestPSB1
232BBC ParliamentWinter Hill North WestPSB1
233Sky NewsWinter Hill COM5
 
250BBC Red ButtonWinter Hill North WestPSB1

 

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10m20m (Angel of the North)25m30m40m56m (Hyde Park Flats, Sheffield)62m (Monument)90m (Royal Liver Building, Liverpool)107m (Meridian Quay Tower, Swansea)115m (Bridgewater Place, Leeds)127m (Glasgow Tower)143m (Guy's Hospital)158m (Blackpool Tower)170m (Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth)180m (The Gherkin/BT Tower) 193m (Tower 42)235m (Canary Wharf)310m (The Shard)(default view)

Comments
Wednesday, 22 March 2017
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Sandra Church
8:09 PM
London

Is there a problem with the Freeview transmitter. I can receive BBC1 via Freeview but no other channels.

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StevensOnln1
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

8:44 PM

Sandra Church: There are no reported faults on the Crystal Palace transmitter. Given that it covers most of London, there would be hundreds of people complaining if there was, so start by checking all the cables and connectors behind your TV looking for anything that has become loose or damaged.

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StevensOnln1's 3,397 posts GB
Friday, 24 March 2017
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GeordieLad
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

3:06 PM

MikeB: Perhaps you should also mention the possible problem using simple signal splitters; most are simply a simple soldered junction o three TV type sockets which result in impedance mismatching and consequent signal loss. Even the better designed ones of hybrid transformer configuration need to be treated with care and each "output" port terminated (eg, connected to a TV). In either case, if not terminated it is possible that "stub effect" comes into play if/when an "output" TV lead is a quarter wavelength long (or odd multiple thereof) it acts as a short circuit. Obviously this extreme effect will not affect all channels but it may explain why some channels appear to be received OK and others don't.

I hope I haven't "overegged the pudding" or am "teaching granny to suck eggs". Whatever, it's sometimes better to look more deeply into alleged aerial problems than simply blame loose connections, etc.

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Eric Brett
4:16 PM

response for jb38-
The combo receiver is labelled as "HD DVB-T2&S2 COMBO", sold by eBay site 'ukdigital15'. However, they are now selling a differently labelled combo.

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MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

9:32 PM

GeordieLad:

Any passive aerial splitter will contain 3 resistors of 37 Ohms configured in a 'star' formation, one leg being the input and the others the outputs. I know of no splitter that is as basic as you describe. The main issue with passive splitters is the impedance mismatch you mention and the standing wave problems if the cabels are an unfortunate length. Plus the degree of signal loss with any such passive arrangement.

An active splitter would normall isolate each output so leaving one or more unterminated by a TV would not be a problem.



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MikeB
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

9:51 PM

GeordieLad: Or you could start off with the most likely problem - which is that the lead has come out of the back of the TV, or that there is a fault between the split and tthat TV.

Occams Razor...

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB
Saturday, 25 March 2017
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Robert Mion
5:12 PM
Perth

Having same problems on two tvs when tuned to Freeview Ch39 (BBC) stations. These stations suddenly freezing and then resetting and then freezing again. Also when playing up cannot change channels. This problem first noticed Tuesday21st Mar.

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Sunday, 26 March 2017
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Roddy
10:40 PM
Edinburgh

Hello, I live in Corstorphine, Edinburgh and get my signal from Black Hill...
I am getting terrible pixelation on several channels. However, the BBC channels and all HD channels are fine.
(I have a roof ariel).

looking at signal strength through my tv menus i see that the BBC channels have good strength but the others eg stv, channel 4, channel 5 etc have weak signal and bit errors.
Looking more closely I see that all the poor channels belong to Multiplex TSID 2011, ONID 233a on the Network Central Sc (ID 3048).

According to all my searches there are supposedly no problems at Blackhill or work going on. Is anyone else having same issue. Are they working on this multiplex? STV is weak but the STV HD on a different multiplex is fine. Dont know if I have an ariel issue but my BBC channel signal strength is v high according to my telly!

Any help or advice please, these problems started a few days ago and its now 26th March 2017


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Roddy's 1 post GB
Monday, 27 March 2017
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Grant
4:14 AM

Roddy: I'm in Anstruther across the water from Edinburgh, freeview signal terrible over last two days, I'm presuming there a problem somewhere. Our is freezing and going off completely at times.

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Grant's 1 post GB
Wednesday, 29 March 2017
J
Joe
4:19 PM
Largs

Hi.
I stay in Largs and was wanting to know exactly where the Freeview transmitter sits? Sorry "Freeview Light"

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