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Freeview reception at MK18 3HF


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 3 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of MK183HF (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

FreeSportsOxford COM6
1BBC One (SD)Oxford South (Oxford)PSB1
2BBC TwoOxford South (Oxford)PSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Oxford MeridianPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Oxford MeridianPSB2
 
5Channel 5Oxford MeridianPSB2
6ITV 2Oxford MeridianPSB2
7Thats OxfordOxford LOX
9BBC FourOxford South (Oxford)PSB1
10ITV3Oxford MeridianPSB2
 
12QuestOxford COM4
13E4Oxford MeridianPSB2
14Film4Oxford MeridianPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Oxford MeridianPSB2
18More4Oxford MeridianPSB2
 
20DramaOxford COM4
215USAOxford COM4
23BBC ThreeOxford South (Oxford)PSB1
25WOxford COM6
26ITV4Oxford MeridianPSB2
 
27YesterdayOxford COM6
29ITV2 +1Oxford COM4
30E4 +1Oxford MeridianPSB2
325STAROxford COM4
335ActionOxford COM4
 
34GREAT! moviesOxford COM6
35ITV1 +1Oxford MeridianPSB2
39DMAXOxford COM6
41LegendOxford COM4
42GREAT! movies actionOxford COM4
 
44HGTVOxford COM6
46Channel 5 +1Oxford COM4
565SELECTOxford PSB3
58ITVBe +1Oxford COM4
59ITV3 +1Oxford COM4
 
64BlazeOxford COM4
67CBS RealityOxford COM4
71Quest Red +1Oxford COM6
73HobbyMakerOxford COM6
74Dave ja vuOxford COM4
 
78TCCOxford COM4
81Blaze +1Oxford COM4
82Talking Pictures TVOxford COM6
84PBS AmericaOxford COM6
88Classic HitsOxford COM6
 
89ITV4 +1Oxford COM4
101BBC One HDOxford PSB3
102BBC Two HDOxford PSB3
103UTV HDOxford PSB3
103STV HDOxford PSB3
 
103ITV 1 HDOxford PSB3
104Channel 4 HDOxford PSB3
105Channel 5 HDOxford PSB3
106BBC Four HDOxford PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDOxford PSB3
 
109BBC Three HDOxford PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Oxford PSB3
201CBBCOxford South (Oxford)PSB1
202CBeebiesOxford South (Oxford)PSB1
203CITVOxford COM4
 
204CBBC HDOxford PSB3
205CBeebies HDOxford PSB3
208POP MAXOxford COM4
209Ketchup TVOxford COM4
210Ketchup TooOxford COM4
 
211YAAAS!Oxford COM4
231BBC NewsOxford South (Oxford)PSB1
232BBC ParliamentOxford South (Oxford)PSB1
235Aljazeera EnglishOxford COM6
250BBC Red ButtonOxford South (Oxford)PSB1
 

 

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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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