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Freeview reception at GL1 5BS


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 17 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of GL15BS (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)Ridge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
2BBC TwoRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
5Channel 5Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
 
6ITV 2Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
9BBC FourRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
10ITV3Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
11Sky ArtsRidge Hill COM5
12QuestRidge Hill COM6
 
13E4Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
14Film4Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
17ReallyRidge Hill COM5
18More4Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
 
19DaveRidge Hill COM5
20DramaRidge Hill COM4
215USARidge Hill COM4
23BBC ThreeRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
25WRidge Hill COM6
 
26ITV4Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
27YesterdayRidge Hill COM6
29ITV2 +1Ridge Hill COM4
30E4 +1Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
31E4 ExtraRidge Hill COM5
 
325STARRidge Hill COM4
335ActionRidge Hill COM4
34GREAT! moviesRidge Hill COM6
35ITV1 +1Ridge Hill Central (West)PSB2
36pickRidge Hill COM5
 
39DMAXRidge Hill COM6
40Quest RedRidge Hill COM5
41LegendRidge Hill COM4
42GREAT! movies actionRidge Hill COM4
43Food NetworkRidge Hill COM5
 
44HGTVRidge Hill COM6
46Channel 5 +1Ridge Hill COM4
47Film4 +1Ridge Hill COM5
48ChallengeRidge Hill COM5
494sevenRidge Hill COM5
 
565SELECTRidge Hill PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelRidge Hill COM5
58ITVBe +1Ridge Hill COM4
59ITV3 +1Ridge Hill COM4
60Drama +1Ridge Hill COM5
 
64BlazeRidge Hill COM4
67CBS RealityRidge Hill COM4
70Quest +1Ridge Hill COM5
71Quest Red +1Ridge Hill COM6
73HobbyMakerRidge Hill COM6
 
74Dave ja vuRidge Hill COM4
75Yesterday +1Ridge Hill COM5
78TCCRidge Hill COM4
81Blaze +1Ridge Hill COM4
82Talking Pictures TVRidge Hill COM6
 
83Together TVRidge Hill COM5
84PBS AmericaRidge Hill COM6
88Classic HitsRidge Hill COM6
89ITV4 +1Ridge Hill COM4
101BBC One HDRidge Hill PSB3
 
102BBC Two HDRidge Hill PSB3
103UTV HDRidge Hill PSB3
103STV HDRidge Hill PSB3
103ITV 1 HDRidge Hill PSB3
104Channel 4 HDRidge Hill PSB3
 
105Channel 5 HDRidge Hill PSB3
106BBC Four HDRidge Hill PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDRidge Hill PSB3
109BBC Three HDRidge Hill PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Ridge Hill PSB3
 
201CBBCRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
202CBeebiesRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
203CITVRidge Hill COM4
204CBBC HDRidge Hill PSB3
205CBeebies HDRidge Hill PSB3
 
208POP MAXRidge Hill COM4
209Ketchup TVRidge Hill COM4
210Ketchup TooRidge Hill COM4
211YAAAS!Ridge Hill COM4
231BBC NewsRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
 
232BBC ParliamentRidge Hill West MidlandsPSB1
233Sky NewsRidge Hill COM5
235Al Jazeera EngRidge Hill COM6
250BBC Red ButtonRidge Hill 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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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB
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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