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Freeview reception at CV34 6AQ


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 CV346AQ (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)Lark Stoke West MidlandsPSB1
2BBC TwoLark Stoke West MidlandsPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Lark Stoke Central (West)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Lark Stoke Central (West)PSB2
5Channel 5Lark Stoke Central (West)PSB2
 
6ITV 2Lark Stoke Central (West)PSB2
9BBC FourLark Stoke West MidlandsPSB1
10ITV3Lark Stoke Central (West)PSB2
11Sky ArtsLark Stoke COM5
13E4Lark Stoke Central (West)PSB2
 
14Film4Lark Stoke Central (West)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Lark Stoke Central (West)PSB2
17ReallyLark Stoke COM5
18More4Lark Stoke Central (West)PSB2
19DaveLark Stoke COM5
 
20DramaLark Stoke COM4
215USALark Stoke COM4
23BBC ThreeLark Stoke West MidlandsPSB1
26ITV4Lark Stoke Central (West)PSB2
29ITV2 +1Lark Stoke COM4
 
30E4 +1Lark Stoke Central (West)PSB2
31E4 ExtraLark Stoke COM5
325STARLark Stoke COM4
335ActionLark Stoke COM4
35ITV1 +1Lark Stoke Central (West)PSB2
 
36pickLark Stoke COM5
40Quest RedLark Stoke COM5
41LegendLark Stoke COM4
42GREAT! movies actionLark Stoke COM4
43Food NetworkLark Stoke COM5
 
46Channel 5 +1Lark Stoke COM4
47Film4 +1Lark Stoke COM5
48ChallengeLark Stoke COM5
494sevenLark Stoke COM5
565SELECTLark Stoke PSB3
 
57Smithsonian ChannelLark Stoke COM5
58ITVBe +1Lark Stoke COM4
59ITV3 +1Lark Stoke COM4
60Drama +1Lark Stoke COM5
64BlazeLark Stoke COM4
 
67CBS RealityLark Stoke COM4
70Quest +1Lark Stoke COM5
74Dave ja vuLark Stoke COM4
75Yesterday +1Lark Stoke COM5
78TCCLark Stoke COM4
 
81Blaze +1Lark Stoke COM4
83Together TVLark Stoke COM5
89ITV4 +1Lark Stoke COM4
101BBC One HDLark Stoke PSB3
102BBC Two HDLark Stoke PSB3
 
103UTV HDLark Stoke PSB3
103STV HDLark Stoke PSB3
103ITV 1 HDLark Stoke PSB3
104Channel 4 HDLark Stoke PSB3
105Channel 5 HDLark Stoke PSB3
 
106BBC Four HDLark Stoke PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDLark Stoke PSB3
109BBC Three HDLark Stoke PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Lark Stoke PSB3
201CBBCLark Stoke West MidlandsPSB1
 
202CBeebiesLark Stoke West MidlandsPSB1
203CITVLark Stoke COM4
204CBBC HDLark Stoke PSB3
205CBeebies HDLark Stoke PSB3
208Pop PlayerLark Stoke COM4
 
209Ketchup TVLark Stoke COM4
210Ketchup TooLark Stoke COM4
211YAAAS!Lark Stoke COM4
231BBC NewsLark Stoke West MidlandsPSB1
232BBC ParliamentLark Stoke West MidlandsPSB1
 
233Sky NewsLark Stoke COM5
250BBC Red ButtonLark Stoke West MidlandsPSB1

 

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Comments
Tuesday, 6 February 2018
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Roy Isaacson
7:59 PM

How do I test the receptionist from my arial

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Wednesday, 7 February 2018
MikeP
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12:02 AM

Roy Isaacson:

I presume you mean to ask how to check the reception from your aerial? Arial is a type face used in printing, etc. A Receptionist works in the front office of a business. I presume you relied on predictive text, which has serious limitations in any technical sphere.

To anser the questio I think you are asking, your TV set will have a facility for manual tuning and that will show a signal strength reading - check your User Manual for how to do that. DO NOT perform any manual tuning, merely read the numbers for signal strength. Ideally they should be between 60% and 85% on all channels. Any higher or lower will give reception problems such as picture break up, loss of sound or even total loss of a channel.





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Tuesday, 13 February 2018
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Richard Saul
9:37 AM

I'm on the Sandy Heath transmitter (Cambridge) which from maps shows we are close to the edge of the signal. We switched from Sky to BT six months ago and started to loose the picture when planes from military base flew over - not really to much of a problem. Over the last 6 weeks the picture has started to break up a lot on the HD channels. So bad that we cannot watch mainstream channels in HD. I bought a booster box and fitted it yesterday but it has made no difference - last night was fine, but this morning it's poor again. The signal strength is 100% on all channels, but the picture quality is all over the place and every 15 seconds it drops to zero and the picture disappears. Do you think an attenuator would help, could the signal strength be too high?

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MikeB
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10:29 AM

Richard Saul:
'The signal strength is 100% on all channels, but the picture quality is all over the place and every 15 seconds it drops to zero and the picture disappears. Do you think an attenuator would help, could the signal strength be too high?'

YES!

100% is far too high. But check your system first, without a booster, looking at which transmitter you should be on (Sandy Heath looks fine), and then look at signal strength. If your losing channels, its a classic sign of a problem with your system. Buying a booster can offset that, but wont solve it, and might actually cause more problems.

Start with cables and connections - it might as simple as a dodgy connection.

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lynda
7:45 PM

Can our property receive Freeview HD on an indoor aerial?

Which aerial is the best to install?

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StevensOnln1
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11:07 PM

lynda: Most indoor aerials are rubbish (they are usually little more than a piece of wire sticking out of an amplifier) and will only give good reception if you have a strong signal. If you provide a full postcode you'll get a coverage prediction which will allow further advice to be given.

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Sunday, 18 February 2018
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peter rance
12:36 PM
Canvey Island

I have a problem i have a humax fvp=5000t freeview, using the arial settings roof top to Blubell hill Trasmitter as the arial guy said it was the better signal instead of the London Crystal Palace transmitter, arial was put up about 4 years ago, i have someone elses arial which is faulty and in strong winds it leans on my arial, i think its made my arial move a bit, My problem is i now get a 1 or 2 second picture freeze on most channels,
I live on Canvey Island in Essex, post code is ss8 7rn . On checking your map and using predicted signal for ss8 7rn they all come up with the London Crystal palace Transmitter, Is This picture freeze due to faulty humax or is it down to not being lined to the right transmitter.Im due to get a new 4g tv so would i be better of getting a new Arial to replace my old one. Thank you

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MikeB
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10:15 PM

peter rance: Check your signal strength. Humax have sensitive tuners, and so if your getting too strong a signal (80% plus), then you will get breakup. Thats easily sorted.

If its too weak, then at least you can narrow down the possible causes.

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Monday, 19 February 2018
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peter rance
1:17 AM

MikeB: hi Mike my tuner signal strength is 81%, and quality 100% Just so annoying withv it keep freezing for 1 or 2 seconds. would not advise anyone to get a Humax, their support is non existant

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MikeB
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10:01 AM

peter rance: 81% is too high, as you can see if you look at the page 'too much of a good thing'.

Thats why you have a problem - every so often the tuner is being overwhelmed by the signal strength and breaking up. Its not a fault with the PVR (and anyway, its only Panasonic and Humax that really supply PVR's these days) but simply a need to damped down the signal a little.

I use fixed strength attenuators which I bought off Amazon, which can be fitted together to cut the strength by a varying amount.


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