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Freeview reception at NE16 6BX


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 NE166BX (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

FreeSportsPontop Pike COM6
1BBC One (SD)Pontop Pike North East and CumbriaPSB1
2BBC TwoPontop Pike North East and CumbriaPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
 
5Channel 5Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
6ITV 2Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
9BBC FourPontop Pike North East and CumbriaPSB1
10ITV3Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
11Sky ArtsFenham COM5
 
12QuestPontop Pike COM4
13E4Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
14Film4Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
17ReallyFenham COM5
 
18More4Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
19DaveFenham COM5
20DramaPontop Pike COM4
215USAPontop Pike COM4
23BBC ThreePontop Pike North East and CumbriaPSB1
 
25WPontop Pike COM6
26ITV4Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
27YesterdayPontop Pike COM6
29ITV2 +1Pontop Pike COM4
30E4 +1Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
 
31E4 ExtraFenham COM5
325STARPontop Pike COM4
335ActionPontop Pike COM4
34GREAT! moviesPontop Pike COM6
35ITV1 +1Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
 
36pickFenham COM5
39DMAXPontop Pike COM6
40Quest RedFenham COM5
41LegendPontop Pike COM4
42GREAT! movies actionPontop Pike COM4
 
43Food NetworkFenham COM5
44HGTVPontop Pike COM6
46Channel 5 +1Pontop Pike COM4
47Film4 +1Fenham COM5
48ChallengeFenham COM5
 
494sevenFenham COM5
565SELECTPontop Pike PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelFenham COM5
58ITVBe +1Pontop Pike COM4
59ITV3 +1Pontop Pike COM4
 
60Drama +1Fenham COM5
64BlazePontop Pike COM4
67CBS RealityPontop Pike COM4
70Quest +1Fenham COM5
71Quest Red +1Pontop Pike COM6
 
73HobbyMakerPontop Pike COM6
74Dave ja vuPontop Pike COM4
75Yesterday +1Fenham COM5
78TCCPontop Pike COM4
81Blaze +1Pontop Pike COM4
 
82Talking Pictures TVPontop Pike COM6
83Together TVFenham COM5
84PBS AmericaPontop Pike COM6
88Classic HitsPontop Pike COM6
89ITV4 +1Pontop Pike COM4
 
101BBC One HDPontop Pike PSB3
102BBC Two HDPontop Pike PSB3
103UTV HDPontop Pike PSB3
103STV HDPontop Pike PSB3
103ITV 1 HDPontop Pike PSB3
 
104Channel 4 HDPontop Pike PSB3
105Channel 5 HDPontop Pike PSB3
106BBC Four HDPontop Pike PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDPontop Pike PSB3
109BBC Three HDPontop Pike PSB3
 
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Pontop Pike PSB3
201CBBCPontop Pike North East and CumbriaPSB1
202CBeebiesPontop Pike North East and CumbriaPSB1
203CITVPontop Pike COM4
204CBBC HDPontop Pike PSB3
 
205CBeebies HDPontop Pike PSB3
208POP MAXPontop Pike COM4
209Ketchup TVPontop Pike COM4
210Ketchup TooPontop Pike COM4
211YAAAS!Pontop Pike COM4
 
231BBC NewsPontop Pike North East and CumbriaPSB1
232BBC ParliamentPontop Pike North East and CumbriaPSB1
233Sky NewsFenham COM5
235Aljazeera EnglishPontop Pike COM6
250BBC Red ButtonPontop Pike North East and CumbriaPSB1
 

 

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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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