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Freeview reception at PL6 8RA


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 6 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of PL68RA (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)Plympton South WestPSB1
2BBC TwoPlympton South WestPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Plympton West CountryPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Plympton West CountryPSB2
5Channel 5Plympton West CountryPSB2
 
6ITV 2Plympton West CountryPSB2
9BBC FourPlympton South WestPSB1
10ITV3Plympton West CountryPSB2
11Sky ArtsPlympton COM5
12QuestPlympton COM6
 
13E4Plympton West CountryPSB2
14Film4Plympton West CountryPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Plympton West CountryPSB2
17ReallyPlympton COM5
18More4Plympton West CountryPSB2
 
19DavePlympton COM5
20DramaPlympton COM4
215USAPlympton COM4
23BBC ThreePlympton South WestPSB1
25WPlympton COM6
 
26ITV4Plympton West CountryPSB2
27YesterdayPlympton COM6
29ITV2 +1Plympton COM4
30E4 +1Plympton West CountryPSB2
31E4 ExtraPlympton COM5
 
325STARPlympton COM4
335ActionPlympton COM4
34GREAT! moviesPlympton COM6
35ITV1 +1Plympton West CountryPSB2
36pickPlympton COM5
 
39DMAXPlympton COM6
40Quest RedPlympton COM5
41LegendPlympton COM4
42GREAT! movies actionPlympton COM4
43Food NetworkPlympton COM5
 
44HGTVPlympton COM6
46Channel 5 +1Plympton COM4
47Film4 +1Plympton COM5
48ChallengePlympton COM5
494sevenPlympton COM5
 
565SELECTPlympton PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelPlympton COM5
58ITVBe +1Plympton COM4
59ITV3 +1Plympton COM4
60Drama +1Plympton COM5
 
64BlazePlympton COM4
67CBS RealityPlympton COM4
70Quest +1Plympton COM5
71Quest Red +1Plympton COM6
73HobbyMakerPlympton COM6
 
74Dave ja vuPlympton COM4
75Yesterday +1Plympton COM5
78TCCPlympton COM4
81Blaze +1Plympton COM4
82Talking Pictures TVPlympton COM6
 
83Together TVPlympton COM5
84PBS AmericaPlympton COM6
88Classic HitsPlympton COM6
89ITV4 +1Plympton COM4
101BBC One HDPlympton PSB3
 
102BBC Two HDPlympton PSB3
103UTV HDPlympton PSB3
103STV HDPlympton PSB3
103ITV 1 HDPlympton PSB3
104Channel 4 HDPlympton PSB3
 
105Channel 5 HDPlympton PSB3
106BBC Four HDPlympton PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDPlympton PSB3
109BBC Three HDPlympton PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Plympton PSB3
 
201CBBCPlympton South WestPSB1
202CBeebiesPlympton South WestPSB1
203CITVPlympton COM4
204CBBC HDPlympton PSB3
205CBeebies HDPlympton PSB3
 
208Pop PlayerPlympton COM4
209Ketchup TVPlympton COM4
210Ketchup TooPlympton COM4
211YAAAS!Plympton COM4
231BBC NewsPlympton South WestPSB1
 
232BBC ParliamentPlympton South WestPSB1
233Sky NewsPlympton COM5
235Al Jazeera EngPlympton COM6
250BBC Red ButtonPlympton South 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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