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By providing a full postcode (such as W1A 1AA), national grid reference (for example SE123456) or latitude, longitude pair (like 54, -0.5) this page will provide a map, terrain plot and detailed information of the location showing the UK and RoI television transmitters that it is possible you receive Freeview, Freeview HD, Youview, BT TV and Saorview from.
 

(Don't know your postcode? Find it at Post Office Postcode finder).

UK Free TV uniquely shows you transmitter coverage maps, aerial to transmitter terrain plots, the closest 10 mobile phone masts (for possible 4G-at-800 interference) as well as tabulated information (sorted by direction, by received signal strength, by frequency, by service names or by transmitter name).

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Click on these links to see how this page looks with these sample postcodes: KT171AD, DL128HZ, OL69LJ, NG92HN, TD58RF, RM25LP, PA27PS, LN12XX, DE11BT, BD181DG.

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These predictions are based upon a rooftop aerial and depend on the suitability of the aerial, the distance to the transmitters, the power of their signals, the postcode area, and local terrain.

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Tuesday, 10 July 2018
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nmugford
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

11:28 PM

Hi mikep,thank you for yr polite reply,other people seem to be otherwise,in my eperience in using insulated copper wire seems to be fine,the tv or whatevers input circuitry seems to uncritical,i use a set top single element because im in a swamp area from oxford,before i changed it to a copper wire,in spite of the high
field strength it was troublesome,when changed to copper,hannington at 40miles,10ft above the ground produces a locked picture,the only disadvantage of copper sheet is the cost and the work involved.Possibly,in poor signal areas copper would produce a better and more stable picture,its a pity someone in a fringe area cant try it and advise,but again some technical knowledge is needed,tks............

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nmugford
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

11:33 PM

Banacek: this seems to be a problem with todays tv circuitry,the tuner gets pulled to the strongest signal,i have a car radio that wouldnt hold a weak signal in the presence of a stronger signal,possible realign aerial or more directive type fitted.

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nmugford's 120 posts GB
Saturday, 14 July 2018
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Eric Brett
2:13 PM

Is the new Paramount channel free-to-air? If so, what are the required values for my 'Openbox' receiver?

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js
sentiment_satisfiedGold

3:14 PM

Eric Brett: Yes, it's FTA. Parameters are:

11345H 27500 5/6 DVB-S QPSK 28.2E

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js's 789 posts GB
Tuesday, 14 August 2018
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Ben
1:08 PM
Taunton

I live at the bottom of a narrow valley that points roughly North/South (it's wider at the North end). Postcode is TA4 2HJ. My nearest, and predicted to be strongest, transmitter is Stockland Hill which is about 31km away to the SE. Beyond that is Mendip which is 55km to the NE.
I have installed a wideband antenna on my roof and I'm getting a pretty stable picture on CH26 (BBC1 etc.) with 100% signal quality but only 20% strength when pointing the antenna to the SW. On CH28 I'm getting 20% signal and quality but no picture. I can't seem to get any signal from any other direction on any other channels.

What's puzzling me is that getting CH26/28 suggests I'm picking up Stockland Hill which is to the SE but my antenna is pointing SW. I could just about understand it working 180 degrees out but not 90!

The only explanation I can think of is that I'm picking up a signal bounced off of the hillside. And because it's a lucky/spurious bounce I'm only getting one channel (if I move 100yds maybe I'll get 28 but not 26!).

Does that sound plausible? Any suggestions for what to try? I realise I'm not exactly in the best place for a TV signal!

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Wednesday, 15 August 2018
MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:02 AM

Ben:

You appear to be in a particularly difficult location, valleys are not helpful to TV reception especially is they do not enable sight of a transmitter directly. There are three possible transmitters around you, but all are 'hidden' by the valley. You've tried Stocjkland Hill and Mendip, the other is Huntshaw Cross - but that is to the west so again 'hidden' by the valley.

The only suggestion I have is to try raising your aerial as high as possible - but make sure it is safe. There is no guarantee that it will solve the problem though.

Aerials receive best in the direction of its main lobe to the front of the aerial, but they always have side lobes that can receive some signals - though usually not as well. That would explain what you are seeing with the aerial aimed in the general direction of SW - where there is no transmitter! It can only be a reflected signal which will be very variable and unreliable.

My brother lives in South Molton and gets good reception from Huntshaw Cross but he is not in a valley.



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Thursday, 23 August 2018
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Linda Goss
3:45 PM
Dartmouth

When will service be restored today in Dartmouth, please?

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StevensOnln1
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

4:20 PM

Linda Goss: Service will be restored when the engineering work is finished for the day. Do not attempt to retune.

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Monday, 27 August 2018
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Mick Caulkin
3:02 PM
Holsworthy

Hi, I've lost all Freeview channels, a few weeks ago (prior to that everything worked fine for years) but only now using a day off to try to diagnose problem. Booster is powered OK, but have connected tv direct to aerial in loft as part of system test.

I have tried to retune, with TV cable direct from loft aerial, using every combination of settings out of desperation (although I do know which settings are correct).

My aerial points to South Caradon Hill, as it always has.

Any suggestions please????

Thanks


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Mick Caulkin's 1 post US
Tuesday, 28 August 2018
MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:11 AM

Mick Caulkin:

Your location is not ideal for reception from any transmitter, but Huntshaw Cros appears to give a better chance of good reception - despite the hill between you and the transmitter less than 5km from you. There is also a similar hill between you and Caradon Hill. There are no reported problems at either transmitter, suggesting that you have a fault in your aerial system. Please check all connections and cables carefully and ensure there is no corrosion/oxidation of the plug/socket contacts.Also check for damage to the cable and ensure there are no signs of water ingress. If you have an aerial amplifier check that it is working correctly.



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