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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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10m20m (Angel of the North)25m30m40m56m (Hyde Park Flats, Sheffield)62m (Monument)90m (Royal Liver Building, Liverpool)107m (Meridian Quay Tower, Swansea)115m (Bridgewater Place, Leeds)127m (Glasgow Tower)143m (Guy's Hospital)158m (Blackpool Tower)170m (Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth)180m (The Gherkin/BT Tower) 193m (Tower 42)235m (Canary Wharf)310m (The Shard)(default view)

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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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB
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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MikeP
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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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StevensOnln1
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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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