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Freeview reception at AB25 1EW


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 39 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of AB251EW (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)Durris ScotlandPSB1
2BBC TwoDurris ScotlandPSB1
3STV (SD)Durris STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Durris STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
5Channel 5Durris STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
 
6ITV 2Durris STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
7BBC AlbaDurris ScotlandPSB1
10ITV3Durris STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
11Sky ArtsDurris COM5
12QuestDurris COM6
 
13E4Durris STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
14Film4Durris STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Durris STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
17ReallyDurris COM5
18More4Durris STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
 
19DaveDurris COM5
20DramaDurris COM4
215USADurris COM4
23BBC ThreeDurris ScotlandPSB1
24BBC Four (Scotland SD)Durris ScotlandPSB1
 
25WDurris COM6
26ITV4Durris STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
27YesterdayDurris COM6
29ITV2 +1Durris COM4
30E4 +1Durris STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
 
31E4 ExtraDurris COM5
325STARDurris COM4
335ActionDurris COM4
34GREAT! moviesDurris COM6
35STV+1Durris STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
 
35ITV1 +1Durris STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
36pickDurris COM5
39DMAXDurris COM6
40Quest RedDurris COM5
41LegendDurris COM4
 
42GREAT! movies actionDurris COM4
43Food NetworkDurris COM5
44HGTVDurris COM6
46Channel 5 +1Durris COM4
47Film4 +1Durris COM5
 
48ChallengeDurris COM5
494sevenDurris COM5
565SELECTDurris PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelDurris COM5
58ITVBe +1Durris COM4
 
59ITV3 +1Durris COM4
60Drama +1Durris COM5
64BlazeDurris COM4
67CBS RealityDurris COM4
70Quest +1Durris COM5
 
71Quest Red +1Durris COM6
73HobbyMakerDurris COM6
74Dave ja vuDurris COM4
75Yesterday +1Durris COM5
78TCCDurris COM4
 
81Blaze +1Durris COM4
82Talking Pictures TVDurris COM6
83Together TVDurris COM5
84PBS AmericaDurris COM6
88Classic HitsDurris COM6
 
89ITV4 +1Durris COM4
101BBC One HDDurris PSB3
102BBC Two HDDurris PSB3
103UTV HDDurris PSB3
103STV HDDurris PSB3
 
103ITV 1 HDDurris PSB3
104Channel 4 HDDurris PSB3
105Channel 5 HDDurris PSB3
106BBC Four HDDurris PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDDurris PSB3
 
109BBC Three HDDurris PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Durris PSB3
201CBBCDurris ScotlandPSB1
202CBeebiesDurris ScotlandPSB1
203CITVDurris COM4
 
204CBBC HDDurris PSB3
205CBeebies HDDurris PSB3
208Pop PlayerDurris COM4
209Ketchup TVDurris COM4
210Ketchup TooDurris COM4
 
211YAAAS!Durris COM4
231BBC NewsDurris ScotlandPSB1
232BBC ParliamentDurris ScotlandPSB1
233Sky NewsDurris COM5
235Al Jazeera EngDurris COM6
 
250BBC Red ButtonDurris ScotlandPSB1

 

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Comments
Monday, 22 May 2017
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Graham Jones
3:59 PM
Alloa

The aerial is in the loft and we had good reception on all channels until quite recently. We now have several channels with either no signal or break up intermittantly. I have retuned from scratch without any difference being made there are no new electronic items in the home. All the channels are on Black Hill COM4 they are channels 10, 20, 66 etc.

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MikeB
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10:10 PM

Graham Jones: Your just 31km from the transmitter (Black Hill) - so its unlikely to be a problem with you getting a signal.

Check the signal strength - is it too high or too low. A month ago you had a retune event, and it could be that signal levels have risen at that point, and now its a bit high on some muxes, hence the 'no signal', etc.

But if you signal levels are low, then its certainly your system - so check for frayed cables, loose connections, etc.

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Friday, 26 May 2017
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paul denning
4:59 PM
Bristol

getting break up on channels on Multiplex COM4 - SDN - SDN Ltd - ilchester crescent transmitter

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Saturday, 27 May 2017
MikeP
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10:28 AM

Paul Denning:

There is no fault reported at the Bristol Ilchester Crescent transmitter. Check your aerial cables and connections. Also check you signal strength, if it is above 85% then search this website for 'too much of a good thing' as too high signal will cause your problem.



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paul denning
6:27 PM

paul denning: the breakup cleared after a few hours

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MikeB
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8:31 PM

paul denning: You very close to the transmitter, and MikeP rightly suggested too high a signal. Just because the signal has stopped breaking up does not mean its cured - it could just be that high pressure etc has pushed signal strength above the point where the tuner is happy. But its probably going to happen again.

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Sunday, 28 May 2017
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paul denning
7:44 PM

MikeB: yes I understand what high pressure does to tv signals - but would expect it would happen to more than one mux at a time

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Monday, 29 May 2017
MikeP
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10:47 AM

Paul Denning:

It is not just high pressure that causes problems such as you report. Being so close to the transmitter means that you may well be receiving too much signal which overloads the tuner in your equipment, so causing break up. It will vary by small amounts with different weather patterns, but the weather is unlikely to be the main cause of your reported problems.

Please chack the signal strengths for all the available multiplexes. If they, or any one of them, is above 85% then you have too much signal and it needs to be reduced by fitting an in-line attenuator. They come in various strengths so try a 6dB one first. They are quite cheap to buy on line and be prepared to fit a stronger one of 12dB if necessary to give good performance. Your signal strengths must be between 55% and 85% for SD multiplexes and between 65% and 85% for HD multiplexes.



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MikeB
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11:15 AM

paul denning: All I meant was that a very slight change would mean that your signal would change in a way that would be noticed - it could be any variable.

As MikeP says, get a load of attentuators - you can put them in series, to get the right level. 6km is very close to the transmitter, you've been lucky it hasn't happened before.

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paul denning
5:18 PM

MikeP: thanks for your advice -I will see what happens

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