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Freeview reception at BS13 8SD


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 5 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of BS138SD (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)Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB1
2BBC TwoBristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB2
5Channel 5Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB2
 
6ITV 2Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB2
7Made in BristolBristol Ilchester Crescent LBS
9BBC FourBristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB1
10ITV3Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB2
11Sky ArtsBristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
 
12QuestBristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
13E4Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB2
14Film4Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB2
17ReallyBristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
 
18More4Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB2
19DaveBristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
20DramaBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
215USABristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
23BBC ThreeBristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB1
 
25WBristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
26ITV4Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB2
27YesterdayBristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
29ITV2 +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
30E4 +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB2
 
31E4 ExtraBristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
325STARBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
335ActionBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
34GREAT! moviesBristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
35ITV1 +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB2
 
36pickBristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
39DMAXBristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
40Quest RedBristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
41LegendBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
42GREAT! movies actionBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
 
43Food NetworkBristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
44HGTVBristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
46Channel 5 +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
47Film4 +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
48ChallengeBristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
 
494sevenBristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
565SELECTBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelBristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
58ITVBe +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
59ITV3 +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
 
60Drama +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
64BlazeBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
67CBS RealityBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
70Quest +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
71Quest Red +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
 
73HobbyMakerBristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
74Dave ja vuBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
75Yesterday +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
78TCCBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
81Blaze +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
 
82Talking Pictures TVBristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
83Together TVBristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
84PBS AmericaBristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
88Classic HitsBristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
89ITV4 +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
 
101BBC One HDBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
102BBC Two HDBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
103UTV HDBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
103STV HDBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
103ITV 1 HDBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
 
104Channel 4 HDBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
105Channel 5 HDBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
106BBC Four HDBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
109BBC Three HDBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
 
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Bristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
201CBBCBristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB1
202CBeebiesBristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB1
203CITVBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
204CBBC HDBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
 
205CBeebies HDBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
208Pop PlayerBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
209Ketchup TVBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
210Ketchup TooBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
211YAAAS!Bristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
 
231BBC NewsBristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB1
232BBC ParliamentBristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB1
233Sky NewsBristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
235Al Jazeera EngBristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
250BBC Red ButtonBristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB1
 

 

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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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