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Freeview reception at PE26 2QJ


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 0 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of PE262QJ (page shows closest 10)

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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)Sandy Heath CambridgePSB1
2BBC TwoSandy Heath CambridgePSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
5Channel 5Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
 
6ITV 2Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
7Notts TVWaltham LNG
7Estuary TV DoncasterBelmont LDN
9BBC FourSandy Heath CambridgePSB1
10ITV3Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
 
11Sky ArtsSandy Heath COM5
12QuestSandy Heath COM6
13E4Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
14Film4Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
 
17ReallySandy Heath COM5
18More4Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
19DaveSandy Heath COM5
20DramaSandy Heath COM4
215USASandy Heath COM4
 
23BBC ThreeSandy Heath CambridgePSB1
25WSandy Heath COM6
26ITV4Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
27YesterdaySandy Heath COM6
29ITV2 +1Sandy Heath COM4
 
30E4 +1Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
31E4 ExtraSandy Heath COM5
325STARSandy Heath COM4
335ActionSandy Heath COM4
34GREAT! moviesSandy Heath COM6
 
35ITV1 +1Sandy Heath Anglia (West)PSB2
36pickSandy Heath COM5
39DMAXSandy Heath COM6
40Quest RedSandy Heath COM5
41LegendSandy Heath COM4
 
42GREAT! movies actionSandy Heath COM4
43Food NetworkSandy Heath COM5
44HGTVSandy Heath COM6
46Channel 5 +1Sandy Heath COM4
47Film4 +1Sandy Heath COM5
 
48ChallengeSandy Heath COM5
494sevenSandy Heath COM5
565SELECTSandy Heath PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelSandy Heath COM5
58ITVBe +1Sandy Heath COM4
 
59ITV3 +1Sandy Heath COM4
60Drama +1Sandy Heath COM5
64BlazeSandy Heath COM4
67CBS RealitySandy Heath COM4
70Quest +1Sandy Heath COM5
 
71Quest Red +1Sandy Heath COM6
73HobbyMakerSandy Heath COM6
74Dave ja vuSandy Heath COM4
75Yesterday +1Sandy Heath COM5
78TCCSandy Heath COM4
 
81Blaze +1Sandy Heath COM4
82Talking Pictures TVSandy Heath COM6
83Together TVSandy Heath COM5
84PBS AmericaSandy Heath COM6
88Classic HitsSandy Heath COM6
 
89ITV4 +1Sandy Heath COM4
101BBC One HDSandy Heath PSB3
102BBC Two HDSandy Heath PSB3
103ITV 1 HDSandy Heath PSB3
103STV HDSandy Heath PSB3
 
103UTV HDSandy Heath PSB3
104Channel 4 HDSandy Heath PSB3
105Channel 5 HDSandy Heath PSB3
106BBC Four HDSandy Heath PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDSandy Heath PSB3
 
109BBC Three HDSandy Heath PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Sandy Heath PSB3
201CBBCSandy Heath CambridgePSB1
202CBeebiesSandy Heath CambridgePSB1
203CITVSandy Heath COM4
 
204CBBC HDSandy Heath PSB3
205CBeebies HDSandy Heath PSB3
208Pop PlayerSandy Heath COM4
209Ketchup TVSandy Heath COM4
210Ketchup TooSandy Heath COM4
 
211YAAAS!Sandy Heath COM4
231BBC NewsSandy Heath CambridgePSB1
232BBC ParliamentSandy Heath CambridgePSB1
233Sky NewsSandy Heath COM5
235Al Jazeera EngSandy Heath COM6
 
250BBC Red ButtonSandy Heath CambridgePSB1

 

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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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