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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
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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