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Freeview reception at EX17 4EJ


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 EX174EJ (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)Crediton South WestPSB1
2BBC TwoCrediton South WestPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Crediton West CountryPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Crediton West CountryPSB2
5Channel 5Crediton West CountryPSB2
 
6ITV 2Crediton West CountryPSB2
9BBC FourCrediton South WestPSB1
10ITV3Crediton West CountryPSB2
13E4Crediton West CountryPSB2
14Film4Crediton West CountryPSB2
 
15Channel 4 +1Crediton West CountryPSB2
18More4Crediton West CountryPSB2
23BBC ThreeCrediton South WestPSB1
26ITV4Crediton West CountryPSB2
30E4 +1Crediton West CountryPSB2
 
35ITV1 +1Crediton West CountryPSB2
565SELECTCrediton PSB3
101BBC One HDCrediton PSB3
102BBC Two HDCrediton PSB3
103STV HDCrediton PSB3
 
103UTV HDCrediton PSB3
103ITV 1 HDCrediton PSB3
104Channel 4 HDCrediton PSB3
105Channel 5 HDCrediton PSB3
106BBC Four HDCrediton PSB3
 
108BBC Scotland HDCrediton PSB3
109BBC Three HDCrediton PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Crediton PSB3
201CBBCCrediton South WestPSB1
202CBeebiesCrediton South WestPSB1
 
204CBBC HDCrediton PSB3
205CBeebies HDCrediton PSB3
231BBC NewsCrediton South WestPSB1
232BBC ParliamentCrediton South WestPSB1
250BBC Red ButtonCrediton South WestPSB1
 

 

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Comments
Friday, 13 April 2018
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MikeB
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11:34 AM

Rosie: considering just how close you are to the transmitter, either you are tuned to the wrong one or you have a major problem somewhere in your aerial system.

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MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

12:36 PM

Rosie:

Further to that said by MikeB, check the signal strengths reported by you TV set. The User Manual will tell you how to access the manual tuning feature which will show the strengths - but DO NOT retune as yet.

If the strengths are above 85% then you have far too much signals and that is stopping the TV from working correctly. You can cure that with attenuators to reduce the signal strength. If you have less than 60% then you probably have a problem with your aerial and/or its cables feeding the TV set.

Could you also tell us which direction your aerial is pointing, please? If it is aimed about south west and has the short rods vertical then you are using the Totnes transmitter and should be tuned to channels 21, 24 and 27 (there are no other transmissions from Totnes). If the aerial is aimed roughly just north of east with the short rods horizontal, then you are using the Beacon Hill transmitter that has all the channels available. To find the channels for that, click on the 'digitaluk trade' box underneath your posting.



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Saturday, 14 April 2018
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Martin R
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4:26 PM

Since the recent changeover, we seem to have lost com7 and 8. I presume it is because we need a new aerial. I understand that Freeview are providing them free for domestic customers. However, I live on a managed estate, where we share a communial aerial. The Property Manager has enquired and he has ascertained that it would not be provided free, so it will be chargeable against the estate. Depending on the cost, I expect residents to complain as they watch tv through their Sky dish.

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Sunday, 15 April 2018
MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

12:30 PM

MartinR:

The cost to purchase an aerial is only about 40, but having it fitted and the system adjusted will be rather more.

People may be using the Sky dish to watch Sky or Freesat programmes but not the Freeview services as they are only delivered from terrestrial transmitters, such as Crystal Palace as in your case, and not via a satellite.

It is encumbant upon the management to provide a suitable aerial system, and who pays depends on your tenancy agreement.



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Sunday, 6 May 2018
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sharon spratley
9:12 PM
Bishop Auckland

i have 2 freeview tvs that worked with the outside aerial but neither one will work on any indoor aerial. ive even tried my freeview box and still it says there is no signal. i live at bishop auckland DL14 8UU very close to EE phone line, is there anything i can do to boost the signal , ive tried everything, and several indoor aerials to no avail.

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StevensOnln1
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:34 PM

sharon spratley: Most indoor aerials are rubbish (they often consist of little more than a piece of wire sticking out of any amplifier) and are only likely to be good enough when used close to the transmitter with a strong signal. Given that you are 26km from Pontop Pike and 45km from Bilsdale the signal is probably just not strong enough for an indoor aerial. If you already have a roof aerial then you should reconnect your TVs to it.

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Tuesday, 8 May 2018
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Anne Gilbey
3:24 PM

We have apparently lost all transmission programmes. This started yesterday (7 May 2018) but programmes came back intermittently and then disappeared again. Today (8th May) there were no programmes available when we switched on about 1.15 p.m. and there are still none (15.23). We have another digital set in another room which is giving the same message and, again, no programmes.
Help please

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StevensOnln1
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3:38 PM

Anne Gilbey: Have you checked for any loose or damaged cables or connections behind both TVs? Do both TVs use the same aerial and do you have an amplifier? Please provide a full postcode so that we can see which transmitter you're using, where you are in relation to it and your predicted coverage etc.

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StevensOnln1's 3,403 posts GB
Wednesday, 9 May 2018
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Tranter
12:10 PM
Perranporth

No or very weak intermittent itv3 reception.
Roof external aerial.
Post code TR60BW PERRANPORTH Cornwall

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StevensOnln1
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12:29 PM

Tranter: There are no faults showing for either the Perranporth or Redruth transmitters. Have you checked for any loose or damaged cables or connections behind your TV? Are you seeing problems on any other channels? Do not attempt to retune as this will never fix a problem with a weak signal.

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Please post a question, answer or commentIf you have Freeview reception problems before posting a question your must first do this Freeview reset procedure then see: Freeview reception has changed, Single frequency interference, and Freeview intermittent interference.

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If you have other problems, please provide a full (not partial) postcode (or preferably enter it in box at the top right) and indicate where if aerial is on the roof, in the loft or elsewhere.

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