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Freeview reception at PL1 3JE


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 26 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of PL13JE (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

FreeSportsCaradon Hill COM6
1BBC One (SD)Caradon Hill South WestPSB1
2BBC TwoCaradon Hill South WestPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Caradon Hill West CountryPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Caradon Hill West CountryPSB2
 
5Channel 5Caradon Hill West CountryPSB2
6ITV 2Caradon Hill West CountryPSB2
9BBC FourCaradon Hill South WestPSB1
10ITV3Caradon Hill West CountryPSB2
11Sky ArtsCaradon Hill COM5
 
12QuestCaradon Hill COM4
13E4Caradon Hill West CountryPSB2
14Film4Caradon Hill West CountryPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Caradon Hill West CountryPSB2
17ReallyCaradon Hill COM5
 
18More4Caradon Hill West CountryPSB2
19DaveCaradon Hill COM5
20DramaCaradon Hill COM4
215USACaradon Hill COM4
23BBC ThreeCaradon Hill South WestPSB1
 
25WCaradon Hill COM6
26ITV4Caradon Hill West CountryPSB2
27YesterdayCaradon Hill COM6
29ITV2 +1Caradon Hill COM4
30E4 +1Caradon Hill West CountryPSB2
 
31E4 ExtraCaradon Hill COM5
325STARCaradon Hill COM4
335ActionCaradon Hill COM4
34GREAT! moviesCaradon Hill COM6
35ITV1 +1Caradon Hill West CountryPSB2
 
36pickCaradon Hill COM5
39DMAXCaradon Hill COM6
40Quest RedCaradon Hill COM5
41LegendCaradon Hill COM4
42GREAT! movies actionCaradon Hill COM4
 
43Food NetworkCaradon Hill COM5
44HGTVCaradon Hill COM6
46Channel 5 +1Caradon Hill COM4
47Film4 +1Caradon Hill COM5
48ChallengeCaradon Hill COM5
 
494sevenCaradon Hill COM5
565SELECTCaradon Hill PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelCaradon Hill COM5
58ITVBe +1Caradon Hill COM4
59ITV3 +1Caradon Hill COM4
 
60Drama +1Caradon Hill COM5
64BlazeCaradon Hill COM4
67CBS RealityCaradon Hill COM4
70Quest +1Caradon Hill COM5
71Quest Red +1Caradon Hill COM6
 
73HobbyMakerCaradon Hill COM6
74Dave ja vuCaradon Hill COM4
75Yesterday +1Caradon Hill COM5
78TCCCaradon Hill COM4
81Blaze +1Caradon Hill COM4
 
82Talking Pictures TVCaradon Hill COM6
83Together TVCaradon Hill COM5
84PBS AmericaCaradon Hill COM6
88Classic HitsCaradon Hill COM6
89ITV4 +1Caradon Hill COM4
 
101BBC One HDCaradon Hill PSB3
102BBC Two HDCaradon Hill PSB3
103UTV HDCaradon Hill PSB3
103STV HDCaradon Hill PSB3
103ITV 1 HDCaradon Hill PSB3
 
104Channel 4 HDCaradon Hill PSB3
105Channel 5 HDCaradon Hill PSB3
106BBC Four HDCaradon Hill PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDCaradon Hill PSB3
109BBC Three HDCaradon Hill PSB3
 
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Caradon Hill PSB3
201CBBCCaradon Hill South WestPSB1
202CBeebiesCaradon Hill South WestPSB1
203CITVCaradon Hill COM4
204CBBC HDCaradon Hill PSB3
 
205CBeebies HDCaradon Hill PSB3
208POP MAXCaradon Hill COM4
209Ketchup TVCaradon Hill COM4
210Ketchup TooCaradon Hill COM4
211YAAAS!Caradon Hill COM4
 
231BBC NewsCaradon Hill South WestPSB1
232BBC ParliamentCaradon Hill South WestPSB1
233Sky NewsCaradon Hill COM5
235Aljazeera EnglishCaradon Hill COM6
250BBC Red ButtonCaradon Hill South WestPSB1
 

 

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Comments
Saturday, 13 October 2018
MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:11 AM

David Chappell:

I suggest you use the Digital UK Coverage Checker, that is provided by the operators, at http://www.digitaluk.co.u…ker. Simply enter the full post code and a house number (if that is not available then enter a '1' instead). That will then show the available transmitters at the location given by the post code. That shows that reception is possible from either Charmouth or Stockland Hill. It also gives the direction to aim your aerial and the channels being used.



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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB
Wednesday, 17 October 2018
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Chris
9:35 PM
Saxmundham

MikeP

The unexplained always does come back! I had problems again today with Channel 56 and this time really dug into the problem. Mostly I was getting high signal level but minimal quality on c56 - odd and previously put down to interference or poor connections.

I now believe that what is happening is that my very local (1 1/2 miles) Aldeburgh Freeview Lite transmitter is overloading my TV and blocking reception of weak channels such as c56. I have an ultra high gain wide band aerial with a mast head preamp to get c56 from Tacolneston but I suspect it has a side lobe towards the local transmitter. Turning off the preamp improved c56 reception quality but made the signal so weak it was unreliable in that way. I have ordered an overlap blocking filter and hope this will do the trick. I doubt I am the only person to have this problem!

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Chris's 10 posts US
Thursday, 18 October 2018
MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:48 AM

Chris:

I am glad we seem to be making progress. You surmise that a side lobe of the very high gain aerial is receiving unwanted signals is quite likely. However, just turning off the amplifier tunrns it into a high loss attenuator wioth much reduced signal feed. It would be better to take it out of circuit, even if only temporarily, and coupling the two coaxial cable ends together with a coaxial coupler, very inexpensive, so the signal is fed through in full. Worth a try?



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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB
Friday, 19 October 2018
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Chris
10:34 AM
Saxmundham

MikeP

Yes - I did do that and I think the blocking is stopped but the c56 signal is now undesirably weak. It's a difficult balance. The filter should arrive today and that will be interesting to try. Annoyingly it's a DC blocker so I can't rely on the power from my Labgear distribution amp to power the mast head amp. Fortunately I have a separate power supply I can patch in.

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Chris's 10 posts US
Saturday, 20 October 2018
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Barry
7:54 PM
March

Very poor signal PE15 9QH signal on HD non existing normal also breaking up. Must be a problem your end?.

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Barry's 1 post US
Sunday, 21 October 2018
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Eamonn
9:36 AM
Dorchester

Can you tell me why in Dorchester Dorset I just seem to get trouble all the time with free-view for about the last 4 months give up with HD channels what is going on have a new arieal

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MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:51 AM

Barry:

Such problems are NEVER with the transmitter else many hundred of thousands of viewers would also be affected but none are reporting any such problems, So it a problem with your system. You are 50km away from the Sandy Heath transmitter so you need to ensure that your aerial system is in good condition and operating correctly as well as checking that you are tuned to the correct transmitter. So check all your aerial cables and all coaxial plugs/sockets by unplugging, examining and refitting. That should clear any possible corrosion/oxidation on the contacts which is a well known problem. Also check that you are tuned to the correct trasnmitter for your aerial, look at the alignment of it and check that against the bearings given on the Digital UK Coverage Checker at http://www.digitaluk.co.u…ker.



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MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:56 AM

Eamon:

Look at the Digital UK Coverage Checker for your location, see Coverage Checker - Detailed View That shows there are some inherent reception variabilities with the Horizontal signals from Rowridge. The vertical ones are not affected but that does not carry COM7 nor COM8.

It's worth checking all your aerial connections and cables, unplugging and refitting any coaxial plugs and sockets to clear any possible corrosion/oxidation. Also check that you are tuned to the correct channel numbers and have a wideband aerial in use.



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Chris
1:24 PM
Saxmundham

MikeP

Well, my Overlap Blocking Filter (a PROception proOBF1E) turned up yesterday but it seems to be defective! It is marked as having a Channel 39 to 60 passband but in reality channels below 30 come through strongly and channels 40 to 43 are entirely blocked (and these should be my PSB1 and 2 and COM4 channels!).

However, the problem on c56 is fixed so I think I'm on the right track. I plan to speak to the manufacturer tomorrow... Why is life so difficult?

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Elaine
5:53 PM
Hertford

Since yesterday, my main tv keeps squaring and then showing as no signal and I lose all the channels
I have retuned it twice.
Your post code checker shows that the aerial should point to London, which it does but, this TV shows Cambridge when I tune it. There are other TVs in the house which correctly show London
Can you help at all? Thanks

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