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Freeview reception at WD3 9RF


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 WD39RF (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

FreeSportsHemel Hempstead COM6
1BBC One (SD)Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB1
2BBC TwoHemel Hempstead LondonPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
 
5Channel 5Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
6ITV 2Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
9BBC FourHemel Hempstead LondonPSB1
10ITV3Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
11Sky ArtsHemel Hempstead COM5
 
12QuestHemel Hempstead COM4
13E4Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
14Film4Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
17ReallyHemel Hempstead COM5
 
18More4Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
19DaveHemel Hempstead COM5
20DramaHemel Hempstead COM4
215USAHemel Hempstead COM4
23BBC ThreeHemel Hempstead LondonPSB1
 
25WHemel Hempstead COM6
26ITV4Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
27YesterdayHemel Hempstead COM6
29ITV2 +1Hemel Hempstead COM4
30E4 +1Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
 
31E4 ExtraHemel Hempstead COM5
325STARHemel Hempstead COM4
335ActionHemel Hempstead COM4
34GREAT! moviesHemel Hempstead COM6
35ITV1 +1Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
 
36pickHemel Hempstead COM5
39DMAXHemel Hempstead COM6
40Quest RedHemel Hempstead COM5
41LegendHemel Hempstead COM4
42GREAT! movies actionHemel Hempstead COM4
 
43Food NetworkHemel Hempstead COM5
44HGTVHemel Hempstead COM6
46Channel 5 +1Hemel Hempstead COM4
47Film4 +1Hemel Hempstead COM5
48ChallengeHemel Hempstead COM5
 
494sevenHemel Hempstead COM5
565SELECTHemel Hempstead PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelHemel Hempstead COM5
58ITVBe +1Hemel Hempstead COM4
59ITV3 +1Hemel Hempstead COM4
 
60Drama +1Hemel Hempstead COM5
64BlazeHemel Hempstead COM4
67CBS RealityHemel Hempstead COM4
70Quest +1Hemel Hempstead COM5
71Quest Red +1Hemel Hempstead COM6
 
73HobbyMakerHemel Hempstead COM6
74Dave ja vuHemel Hempstead COM4
75Yesterday +1Hemel Hempstead COM5
78TCCHemel Hempstead COM4
81Blaze +1Hemel Hempstead COM4
 
82Talking Pictures TVHemel Hempstead COM6
83Together TVHemel Hempstead COM5
84PBS AmericaHemel Hempstead COM6
88Classic HitsHemel Hempstead COM6
89ITV4 +1Hemel Hempstead COM4
 
101BBC One HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
102BBC Two HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
103UTV HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
103STV HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
103ITV 1 HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
 
104Channel 4 HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
105Channel 5 HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
106BBC Four HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
109BBC Three HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
 
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Hemel Hempstead PSB3
201CBBCHemel Hempstead LondonPSB1
202CBeebiesHemel Hempstead LondonPSB1
203CITVHemel Hempstead COM4
204CBBC HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
 
205CBeebies HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
208POP MAXHemel Hempstead COM4
209Ketchup TVHemel Hempstead COM4
210Ketchup TooHemel Hempstead COM4
211YAAAS!Hemel Hempstead COM4
 
231BBC NewsHemel Hempstead LondonPSB1
232BBC ParliamentHemel Hempstead LondonPSB1
233Sky NewsHemel Hempstead COM5
235Aljazeera EnglishHemel Hempstead COM6
250BBC Red ButtonHemel Hempstead LondonPSB1
 

 

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Comments
Wednesday, 22 March 2017
S
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 3,403 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
R
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
G
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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