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Freeview reception at KW1 4RT


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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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)Rumster Forest ScotlandPSB1
2BBC TwoRumster Forest ScotlandPSB1
3STV (SD)Rumster Forest STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Rumster Forest STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
5Channel 5Rumster Forest STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
 
6ITV 2Rumster Forest STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
7BBC AlbaRumster Forest ScotlandPSB1
10ITV3Rumster Forest STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
11Sky ArtsRumster Forest COM5
12QuestRumster Forest COM6
 
13E4Rumster Forest STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
14Film4Rumster Forest STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Rumster Forest STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
17ReallyRumster Forest COM5
18More4Rumster Forest STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
 
19DaveRumster Forest COM5
20DramaRumster Forest COM4
215USARumster Forest COM4
23BBC ThreeRumster Forest ScotlandPSB1
24BBC Four (Scotland SD)Rumster Forest ScotlandPSB1
 
25WRumster Forest COM6
26ITV4Rumster Forest STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
27YesterdayRumster Forest COM6
29ITV2 +1Rumster Forest COM4
30E4 +1Rumster Forest STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
 
31E4 ExtraRumster Forest COM5
325STARRumster Forest COM4
335ActionRumster Forest COM4
34GREAT! moviesRumster Forest COM6
35STV+1Rumster Forest STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
 
35ITV1 +1Rumster Forest STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
36pickRumster Forest COM5
39DMAXRumster Forest COM6
40Quest RedRumster Forest COM5
41LegendRumster Forest COM4
 
42GREAT! movies actionRumster Forest COM4
43Food NetworkRumster Forest COM5
44HGTVRumster Forest COM6
46Channel 5 +1Rumster Forest COM4
47Film4 +1Rumster Forest COM5
 
48ChallengeRumster Forest COM5
494sevenRumster Forest COM5
565SELECTRumster Forest PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelRumster Forest COM5
58ITVBe +1Rumster Forest COM4
 
59ITV3 +1Rumster Forest COM4
60Drama +1Rumster Forest COM5
64BlazeRumster Forest COM4
67CBS RealityRumster Forest COM4
70Quest +1Rumster Forest COM5
 
71Quest Red +1Rumster Forest COM6
73HobbyMakerRumster Forest COM6
74Dave ja vuRumster Forest COM4
75Yesterday +1Rumster Forest COM5
78TCCRumster Forest COM4
 
81Blaze +1Rumster Forest COM4
82Talking Pictures TVRumster Forest COM6
83Together TVRumster Forest COM5
84PBS AmericaRumster Forest COM6
88Classic HitsRumster Forest COM6
 
89ITV4 +1Rumster Forest COM4
101BBC One HDRumster Forest PSB3
102BBC Two HDRumster Forest PSB3
103UTV HDRumster Forest PSB3
103STV HDRumster Forest PSB3
 
103ITV 1 HDRumster Forest PSB3
104Channel 4 HDRumster Forest PSB3
105Channel 5 HDRumster Forest PSB3
106BBC Four HDRumster Forest PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDRumster Forest PSB3
 
109BBC Three HDRumster Forest PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Rumster Forest PSB3
201CBBCRumster Forest ScotlandPSB1
202CBeebiesRumster Forest ScotlandPSB1
203CITVRumster Forest COM4
 
204CBBC HDRumster Forest PSB3
205CBeebies HDRumster Forest PSB3
208Pop PlayerRumster Forest COM4
209Ketchup TVRumster Forest COM4
210Ketchup TooRumster Forest COM4
 
211YAAAS!Rumster Forest COM4
231BBC NewsRumster Forest ScotlandPSB1
232BBC ParliamentRumster Forest ScotlandPSB1
233Sky NewsRumster Forest COM5
235Al Jazeera EngRumster Forest COM6
 
250BBC Red ButtonRumster Forest 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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