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Freeview reception at BT81 7ES


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)Emley Moor YorkshirePSB1
2BBC TwoEmley Moor YorkshirePSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Emley Moor Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Emley Moor Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
5Channel 5Emley Moor Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
 
6ITV 2Emley Moor Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
7Estuary TV DoncasterBelmont LDN
7Big Centre TVSutton Coldfield LB
9BBC FourEmley Moor YorkshirePSB1
10ITV3Emley Moor Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
 
11Sky ArtsEmley Moor COM5
12QuestEmley Moor COM6
13E4Emley Moor Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
14Film4Emley Moor Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Emley Moor Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
 
17ReallyEmley Moor COM5
18More4Emley Moor Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
19DaveEmley Moor COM5
20DramaEmley Moor COM4
215USAEmley Moor COM4
 
23BBC ThreeEmley Moor YorkshirePSB1
25WEmley Moor COM6
26ITV4Emley Moor Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
27YesterdayEmley Moor COM6
29ITV2 +1Emley Moor COM4
 
30E4 +1Emley Moor Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
31E4 ExtraEmley Moor COM5
325STAREmley Moor COM4
335ActionEmley Moor COM4
34GREAT! moviesEmley Moor COM6
 
35ITV1 +1Emley Moor Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
36pickEmley Moor COM5
39DMAXEmley Moor COM6
40Quest RedEmley Moor COM5
41LegendEmley Moor COM4
 
42GREAT! movies actionEmley Moor COM4
43Food NetworkEmley Moor COM5
44HGTVEmley Moor COM6
46Channel 5 +1Emley Moor COM4
47Film4 +1Emley Moor COM5
 
48ChallengeEmley Moor COM5
494sevenEmley Moor COM5
565SELECTEmley Moor PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelEmley Moor COM5
58ITVBe +1Emley Moor COM4
 
59ITV3 +1Emley Moor COM4
60Drama +1Emley Moor COM5
64BlazeEmley Moor COM4
67CBS RealityEmley Moor COM4
70Quest +1Emley Moor COM5
 
71Quest Red +1Emley Moor COM6
73HobbyMakerEmley Moor COM6
74Dave ja vuEmley Moor COM4
75Yesterday +1Emley Moor COM5
78TCCEmley Moor COM4
 
81Blaze +1Emley Moor COM4
82Talking Pictures TVEmley Moor COM6
83Together TVEmley Moor COM5
84PBS AmericaEmley Moor COM6
88Classic HitsEmley Moor COM6
 
89ITV4 +1Emley Moor COM4
101BBC One HDEmley Moor PSB3
102BBC Two HDEmley Moor PSB3
103ITV 1 HDEmley Moor PSB3
103STV HDEmley Moor PSB3
 
103UTV HDEmley Moor PSB3
104Channel 4 HDEmley Moor PSB3
105Channel 5 HDEmley Moor PSB3
106BBC Four HDEmley Moor PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDEmley Moor PSB3
 
109BBC Three HDEmley Moor PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Emley Moor PSB3
201CBBCEmley Moor YorkshirePSB1
202CBeebiesEmley Moor YorkshirePSB1
203CITVEmley Moor COM4
 
204CBBC HDEmley Moor PSB3
205CBeebies HDEmley Moor PSB3
208Pop PlayerEmley Moor COM4
209Ketchup TVEmley Moor COM4
210Ketchup TooEmley Moor COM4
 
211YAAAS!Emley Moor COM4
231BBC NewsEmley Moor YorkshirePSB1
232BBC ParliamentEmley Moor YorkshirePSB1
233Sky NewsEmley Moor COM5
235Al Jazeera EngEmley Moor COM6
 
250BBC Red ButtonEmley Moor YorkshirePSB1

 

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Comments
Monday, 5 June 2017
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adam potter
3:34 PM

Recently keep losing bbc 1 and 2, using a finlux 55"tv , other TV's in the house are fine not losing signal, I read something about unplugin the tv and retuning, this seemed to work, however just today the signal almost disappears, is it the tv at fault ? as I see nothing reported elsewhere for the keeley lang transmitter in Orkney ?
any other suggestions ?

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StevensOnln1
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5:17 PM

adam potter: Are all the TVs connected to the same aerial? If one is loosing signal but others are fine they it's quite likely that you have a loose or damaged cable/connection somewhere between that TV and the aerial.

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Wednesday, 7 June 2017
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Paul Reuben Bruney
8:23 AM
Sheffield

Good morning, Can you tell me if the recent change in weather conditions is having an effect on tv signals. My channels are not very good breaking up and I don't seem to be able to pick up the Sheffield channel.

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MikeB
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9:44 AM
Peterborough

Paul Reuben Bruney: Your 4km from the Sheffield transmitter. If you cant pick that up, then something is very very wrong with your system. The only thing that could be wrong other than that is your signal is so strong that its screwing up your tuner.

However, the reality is that if your that close to a transmitter and you can't pick it up, there is a profound problem with your setup.

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MikeP
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10:18 AM

Paul Reuben Bruney:

Please would you tell us what the signal strengths being reported on your TV are for each of the multiplexes. As yopu are so close to the transmitter, it is highly likely that you have too muc signal, which will cause the problems you report.

If any of the signal strengths is greater than 85% then you need to fit an attenuator into the aerial lead at the back of your equipment. They are inexpensive and available in different 'strengths' so you could start by buying a 3dB and a 6dB. Try each separately to see if there is any improvement. If not, you can sonnect them both in series and try again. If the signal strengths are still above 85%, you can get a 12dB attenuator to try.

Note that if the signal strength shows 0% then you almost definitely have too much and it is 'swamping' your tuner. That assumes you don't have an aerial fault.



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Thursday, 22 June 2017
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Aharon Gillie
7:29 PM
Sittingbourne

Hi

Our Freeview is down here in Sittingbourne, Kent, the BBC has mentioned that this may be down until at least 8pm, can you confirm if that is correct?

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Saturday, 24 June 2017
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Howard Brinton
8:20 AM

Living in North dorset in the shadow of a hill to the north that blocks the mendip transmitter, we use the tx on the I of W and have done for fifty years.. three days ago we lost all reception on both tv and radio on the TV, a sony Bravia.
usually in the summer we lose most channels but never all. we also get French channels displace our freeview ones.
Cant get on the roof to point the antenna in another direction and all other txs are not in line of sight.
maybe I should thank you.

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1:21 PM

Howard Brinton:

Shaftesbury is a known difficult area due to the hills as you state. The signals from Mendip should be reasonable unless you have a hill immediately nearby and between you and the transmitter. Rowridge, on the Isle of Wight, is considered to be variable on both horizontal and vertical transmissions, so will be unreliable. Also it means that an aerial will be aimed in a southwards direction, making it more susceptible to picking up signals from French transmitters especially when there is high pressure around, quite common in hot weather.

I would recommend that you check all the connections in your aerial system, unplugging all coaxial plugs and re-inserting them (to ensure clean contact is made) and look for any damage to the cables. If you still have problems when the weather is less hot and all those checks don't resolve the problem then I would suggest getting a professional aerial contractor to check out the aerial system. If they suggest replacing the aerial ensure they use a good quality log-periodic one and don't fall for the 'digital aerial' scam as there is no such thing.

Hope that helps?



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Tuesday, 4 July 2017
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raymond harris
4:15 PM

I recently purchased a new HD TV but I keep getting "NO SIGNAL" on screen when trying to obtain HD channels. This is not a constant but it does happen every night at some stage. Also my Amazon Firestick fails to work!
I have a good web strength of between 32 - 38 Mbps.
Any ideas how to rectify these problems?

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5:10 PM

raymond harris: Does your new TV have a Freeview HD logo either on the TV itself or the box, manual etc? This indicates whether it has a DVB-T2 tuner, which is required to receive HD channels on Freeview (if it only says HD Ready then it doesn't have the correct tuner). If you're not sure, tell us the make and model so we can check. Please also provide a full postcode so we can see which transmitter you're using and where you are in relation to it, along with your predicted signal strength and which channels you should be able to receive.

Have you successfully connected your Amazon Fire stick to your wifi? What do you see on the screen when you select the HDMI input that you've connected the stick to? See Amazon's help page (https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=202104860) for wifi setup instructions.

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