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Freeview reception at SK5 7BB


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 9 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of SK57BB (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

Spotlight TVWinter Hill GIM
Now 70sWinter Hill GIM
Country Music Entertainment Winter Hill GIM
1BBC One (SD)Winter Hill North WestPSB1
2BBC TwoWinter Hill North WestPSB1
 
3ITV 1 (SD)Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
5Channel 5Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
6ITV 2Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
9BBC FourWinter Hill North WestPSB1
 
10ITV3Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
11Sky ArtsWinter Hill COM5
12QuestSaddleworth COM6
13E4Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
14Film4Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
 
15Channel 4 +1Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
17ReallyWinter Hill COM5
18More4Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
19DaveWinter Hill COM5
20DramaWinter Hill COM4
 
215USAWinter Hill COM4
23BBC ThreeWinter Hill North WestPSB1
25WSaddleworth COM6
26ITV4Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
27YesterdaySaddleworth COM6
 
29ITV2 +1Winter Hill COM4
30E4 +1Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
31E4 ExtraWinter Hill COM5
325STARWinter Hill COM4
335ActionWinter Hill COM4
 
34GREAT! moviesSaddleworth COM6
35ITV1 +1Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
36pickWinter Hill COM5
39DMAXSaddleworth COM6
40Quest RedWinter Hill COM5
 
41LegendWinter Hill COM4
42GREAT! movies actionWinter Hill COM4
43Food NetworkWinter Hill COM5
44HGTVSaddleworth COM6
46Channel 5 +1Winter Hill COM4
 
47Film4 +1Winter Hill COM5
48ChallengeWinter Hill COM5
494sevenWinter Hill COM5
565SELECTWinter Hill PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelWinter Hill COM5
 
58ITVBe +1Winter Hill COM4
59ITV3 +1Winter Hill COM4
60Drama +1Winter Hill COM5
63GREAT! movies Christmas 1Winter Hill GIM
64BlazeWinter Hill COM4
 
67CBS RealityWinter Hill COM4
70Quest +1Winter Hill COM5
71Quest Red +1Saddleworth COM6
73HobbyMakerSaddleworth COM6
74Dave ja vuWinter Hill COM4
 
75Yesterday +1Winter Hill COM5
77NOW 80sWinter Hill GIM
78TCCWinter Hill COM4
80Clubland TVWinter Hill GIM
81Blaze +1Winter Hill COM4
 
82Talking Pictures TVSaddleworth COM6
83Together TVWinter Hill COM5
84PBS AmericaSaddleworth COM6
87Now 90sWinter Hill GIM
88Classic HitsSaddleworth COM6
 
89ITV4 +1Winter Hill COM4
91Classic Hits MCRWinter Hill GIM
101BBC One HDWinter Hill PSB3
102BBC Two HDWinter Hill PSB3
103ITV 1 HDWinter Hill PSB3
 
103STV HDWinter Hill PSB3
103UTV HDWinter Hill PSB3
104Channel 4 HDWinter Hill PSB3
105Channel 5 HDWinter Hill PSB3
106BBC Four HDWinter Hill PSB3
 
108BBC Scotland HDWinter Hill PSB3
109BBC Three HDWinter Hill PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Winter Hill PSB3
201CBBCWinter Hill North WestPSB1
202CBeebiesWinter Hill North WestPSB1
 
203CITVWinter Hill COM4
204CBBC HDWinter Hill PSB3
205CBeebies HDWinter Hill PSB3
208Pop PlayerWinter Hill COM4
209Ketchup TVWinter Hill COM4
 
210Ketchup TooWinter Hill COM4
211YAAAS!Winter Hill COM4
231BBC NewsWinter Hill North WestPSB1
232BBC ParliamentWinter Hill North WestPSB1
233Sky NewsWinter Hill COM5
 
235Al Jazeera EngSaddleworth COM6
250BBC Red ButtonWinter Hill North WestPSB1

 

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Comments
Monday, 19 February 2018
MikeP
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11:08 AM

Peter Rance:

Having your neighbour's aerial leaning against yours does not help either. You need to get them to have it refitted correctly so it does not touch or even get near to yours.



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peter rance
1:43 PM

MikeP: Thank you mike very helpful, ill look into that once my new tv arrives

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018
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peter rance
12:51 PM

Hi again Mikep i looked at attenuators, there are 3db 6db and higher, So i am totally confused as to what one i should be getting, also is it a connection where i can take my arial out of the humax and plug it into the attenuator then back into the humax freeview, or do i need a Arial guy to fit it outside on the arial, God im thick .any help much appreciated

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P Mitchell
1:39 PM
Macclesfield

Freeview reception at my address in Macclesfield has always been problematic. Reception is fine but the problem is that I receive only 20 TV channels and 16 radio channels despite having done the rescan as described above. I have two television sets and a DVR, all of which receive the same small group of Freeview channels.

I once did a rescan on the main TV and lots of new channels came up. However, when I tried to watch any of these new channels, no sound or picture appeared.

I know my aerial is pointed at a smaller (relay?) transmitter rather than at the main transmitter for the area.

My postcode is SK10 2EH

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MikeB
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2:17 PM

peter rance: The easiest way to think about it is that signal strength is measured in db, and therefore a 3db attentuator will reduce that by 3, a 6db by 6, etc.

Obviously you dont know exactly how much you need to reduce the signal strength until you try it, and remember that different muxes have different strengths - so that reducing a very powerful mux will also impact a weaker one - its a balancing act.

Get a range of them - a 3, a 6, and a 9 would be a good start - the ones from Amazon are fine and you'll save on postage by buying two or three. They are very easy to fit - simply get the existing aerial lead, and push one onto the end. And then get another aerial lead (they are cheap enough) and plug into the back of the PVR, etc.

If the signal strength comes down to around 75% on the mux you are having problems with, job done. Start with the smallest number - you can always add more. If 3db isn't enough, try the 6db instead. And so o. You can also combine them together (the fit together), so that a 3 + 6 = 9.

Its not perfect, since signal strength can be slightly different at different times of year, each tuner might be slightly different, and the muxes are not all the same power, but it should cure much of the problem.

If you have a booster, etc that you can bypass, that will make life much easier. In my case, I have a masthead amp plus another one in the loft which I have bypass at some point (there was even a third one when I first moved in!). Good luck.

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MikeB
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2:24 PM

P Mitchell:

Have a look at the links below your post - it will show you that although the local 'light' transmitter is the one that will get you the best signal, it also has the fewest channels.

Winter Hill looks like a good get for you, even though the terrain checker looks like there is something in the way pretty close to you. However, its pretty much in the opposite direction from the local transmitter, so while you might get it off the back of the aerial, its likely to be a bit iffy, unless you move the aerial. Check what the rest of the road is doing.

You can either go for Winter Hill, but move the aerial, or perhaps think about Freesat - if you've a dish already, all you will need is a receiever or PVR, and many TV's have a sat. tuner built in anyway. But since you have an aerial, perhaps its modify what you've already got.

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P Mitchell
5:56 PM
Macclesfield

MikeB:

Many thanks for explaining the situation.

You are absolutely right, of course, to say that the local transmitter has far fewer channels than the main transmitter at Winter Hill. I never knew that before today but, having checked the relevant link, I now see that the local transmitter is, in fact, doing an excellent job of transmitting every channel it has available and that my two TVs and DVR are doing an excellent job of receiving them even though the total is only 20 TV channels.

Having today taken a short walk up and down the road outside my house, I see that some aerials are pointed towards Winter Hill while others are pointed towards the local transmitter.

Interestingly, If I cast my mind back 30 years when I moved into this house, I do now recall an aerial fitter explaining that the Winter Hill signal would be impeded by two large trees about 30 yards from the house and that the signal would be even worse in summer when they were in leaf.



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peter rance
6:01 PM

MikeB: ok i undestand that, so around 75% should be about right, as they are cheap ill get a few ,Thank you once again for your help

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Thursday, 22 February 2018
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Bob
10:59 PM
Stonehouse

We are at GL10 3BJ but receive our Freeview signal direct to the Mendip Transmitter. Out TV aerial is pointing to the Mendip Transmitter. Should our reception change in March 2018 please?

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018
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Chris
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9:33 PM
Otley

ITV3 is now available on all Freeview transmitters on channel 788. Apparently it is higher resolution than the existing transmission on channel 10 (for those on full service transmitters) Presumably it will become the default broadcast after a testing period.

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