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Freeview reception at ML5 5JU


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 13 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of ML55JU (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)Black Hill ScotlandPSB1
2BBC TwoBlack Hill ScotlandPSB1
3STV (SD)Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
5Channel 5Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
 
6ITV 2Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
7BBC AlbaBlack Hill ScotlandPSB1
8STV GlasgowBlack Hill LG
10ITV3Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
11Sky ArtsBlack Hill COM5
 
12QuestBlack Hill COM6
13E4Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
14Film4Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
17ReallyBlack Hill COM5
 
18More4Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
19DaveBlack Hill COM5
20DramaBlack Hill COM4
215USABlack Hill COM4
23BBC ThreeBlack Hill ScotlandPSB1
 
24BBC Four (Scotland SD)Black Hill ScotlandPSB1
25WBlack Hill COM6
26ITV4Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
27YesterdayBlack Hill COM6
29ITV2 +1Black Hill COM4
 
30E4 +1Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
31E4 ExtraBlack Hill COM5
325STARBlack Hill COM4
335ActionBlack Hill COM4
34GREAT! moviesBlack Hill COM6
 
35STV+1Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
35ITV1 +1Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
36pickBlack Hill COM5
39DMAXBlack Hill COM6
40Quest RedBlack Hill COM5
 
41LegendBlack Hill COM4
42GREAT! movies actionBlack Hill COM4
43Food NetworkBlack Hill COM5
44HGTVBlack Hill COM6
46Channel 5 +1Black Hill COM4
 
47Film4 +1Black Hill COM5
48ChallengeBlack Hill COM5
494sevenBlack Hill COM5
565SELECTBlack Hill PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelBlack Hill COM5
 
58ITVBe +1Black Hill COM4
59ITV3 +1Black Hill COM4
60Drama +1Black Hill COM5
64BlazeBlack Hill COM4
67CBS RealityBlack Hill COM4
 
70Quest +1Black Hill COM5
71Quest Red +1Black Hill COM6
73HobbyMakerBlack Hill COM6
74Dave ja vuBlack Hill COM4
75Yesterday +1Black Hill COM5
 
78TCCBlack Hill COM4
81Blaze +1Black Hill COM4
82Talking Pictures TVBlack Hill COM6
83Together TVBlack Hill COM5
84PBS AmericaBlack Hill COM6
 
88Classic HitsBlack Hill COM6
89ITV4 +1Black Hill COM4
101BBC One HDBlack Hill PSB3
102BBC Two HDBlack Hill PSB3
103UTV HDBlack Hill PSB3
 
103STV HDBlack Hill PSB3
103ITV 1 HDBlack Hill PSB3
104Channel 4 HDBlack Hill PSB3
105Channel 5 HDBlack Hill PSB3
106BBC Four HDBlack Hill PSB3
 
108BBC Scotland HDBlack Hill PSB3
109BBC Three HDBlack Hill PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Black Hill PSB3
201CBBCBlack Hill ScotlandPSB1
202CBeebiesBlack Hill ScotlandPSB1
 
203CITVBlack Hill COM4
204CBBC HDBlack Hill PSB3
205CBeebies HDBlack Hill PSB3
208Pop PlayerBlack Hill COM4
209Ketchup TVBlack Hill COM4
 
210Ketchup TooBlack Hill COM4
211YAAAS!Black Hill COM4
231BBC NewsBlack Hill ScotlandPSB1
232BBC ParliamentBlack Hill ScotlandPSB1
233Sky NewsBlack Hill COM5
 
235Al Jazeera EngBlack Hill COM6
250BBC Red ButtonBlack Hill ScotlandPSB1

 

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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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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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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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