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Freeview reception at IP18 6HR


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 2 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of IP186HR (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

FreeSportsTacolneston COM6
1BBC One (SD)Tacolneston EastPSB1
2BBC TwoTacolneston EastPSB1
3ITV (SD)Tacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Tacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
 
5Channel 5Tacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
6ITV 2Tacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
7MustardTacolneston LNR
9BBC FourTacolneston EastPSB1
10ITV3Tacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
 
11Sky ArtsTacolneston COM5
12QuestTacolneston COM4
13E4Tacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
14Film4Tacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Tacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
 
17ReallyTacolneston COM5
18More4Tacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
19DaveTacolneston COM5
20DramaTacolneston COM4
215USATacolneston COM4
 
23BBC ThreeTacolneston EastPSB1
25WTacolneston COM6
26ITV4Tacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
27YesterdayTacolneston COM6
29ITV2 +1Tacolneston COM4
 
30E4 +1Tacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
31E4 ExtraTacolneston COM5
325STARTacolneston COM4
335ActionTacolneston COM4
34GREAT! moviesTacolneston COM6
 
35ITV +1Tacolneston Anglia (East)PSB2
36pickTacolneston COM5
39DMAXTacolneston COM6
40Quest RedTacolneston COM5
41LegendTacolneston COM4
 
42GREAT! movies actionTacolneston COM4
43Food NetworkTacolneston COM5
44HGTVTacolneston COM6
46Channel 5 +1Tacolneston COM4
47Film4 +1Tacolneston COM5
 
48ChallengeTacolneston COM5
494sevenTacolneston COM5
565SELECTTacolneston PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelTacolneston COM5
58ITVBe +1Tacolneston COM4
 
59ITV3 +1Tacolneston COM4
60Drama +1Tacolneston COM5
64BlazeTacolneston COM4
67CBS RealityTacolneston COM4
70Quest +1Tacolneston COM5
 
71Quest Red +1Tacolneston COM6
73HobbyMakerTacolneston COM6
74Dave ja vuTacolneston COM4
75Yesterday +1Tacolneston COM5
78TCCTacolneston COM4
 
81Blaze +1Tacolneston COM4
82Talking Pictures TVTacolneston COM6
83Together TVTacolneston COM5
84PBS AmericaTacolneston COM6
88Classic HitsTacolneston COM6
 
89ITV4 +1Tacolneston COM4
101BBC One HDTacolneston PSB3
102BBC Two HDTacolneston PSB3
103UTV HDTacolneston PSB3
103ITV HDTacolneston PSB3
 
103STV HDTacolneston PSB3
104Channel 4 HDTacolneston PSB3
105Channel 5 HDTacolneston PSB3
106BBC Four HDTacolneston PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDTacolneston PSB3
 
109BBC Three HDTacolneston PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Tacolneston PSB3
201CBBCTacolneston EastPSB1
202CBeebiesTacolneston EastPSB1
203CITVTacolneston COM4
 
204CBBC HDTacolneston PSB3
205CBeebies HDTacolneston PSB3
208POP MAXTacolneston COM4
209Ketchup TVTacolneston COM4
210Ketchup TooTacolneston COM4
 
211YAAAS!Tacolneston COM4
231BBC NewsTacolneston EastPSB1
232BBC ParliamentTacolneston EastPSB1
233Sky NewsTacolneston COM5
235Aljazeera EnglishTacolneston COM6
 
250BBC Red ButtonTacolneston EastPSB1

 

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Comments
Tuesday, 19 February 2019
L
Lesley
4:19 PM

I have no signal on my TV - near to Shatton Edge transmitter. When will this start working again??

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Lesley's 1 post GB
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StevensOnln1
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

5:05 PM

Lesley: The Shatton Edge page has an engineering post showing that work is taking place today. They don't generally provide finish times but the transmitter will most likely be back on by the time it gets dark. Do not attempt to retune.

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StevensOnln1's 3,376 posts GB
Friday, 22 February 2019
V
VMac
2:28 PM
Glasgow

I live in a flat that has NO roof aerial and not much of a chance of getting one installed (lots of landlords with owners registered abroad). I am floor 2 and 3 of a 5 story building. I received only terrestrial tv channels through a cable box (not virgin, a DVB cable digibox - house previously had virgin) and recently the signals started to die off. I have two TV's in my house with freeview built in and have never been able to pick it up. I am endeavouring to do this now and last week I purchased a "Freeview HDTV Aerial True 50 Mile Multidirectional antenna with 4G filter for maximum Freeview/UHF/VHF/FM/USB TV Tuner/DVB-T/DVB-T2/DAB radio reception" indoor aerial, which is mounted on the window. Finally I have managed to pick up a signal, but am only receiving PSB1 and COM5 channels?? I have BBC1, 2, 4, CBeebies, Tony Pop, Sony Crime, Sony Crime +1, BBC Alba and Sony Movies +1. Unfortunately I am not picking up any other channels and the BBC ones are rather pixelated. I have just ordered a "Signal Booster, SLx TV Single Output Amplifier 27828HSR With Integrated 4G Filter - Improve Picture Quality And Channel Reception - Boost Your HD TV/FM/DAB Signal. 1 Way - For HD and Freeview".

Is there any chance that I will be able to pick up Freeview TV? Or, using the methods above, if I am not going to pick them up, have you got any suggestions as I do not own all of the block in which I live, have no roof access and will not be able to get a roof aerial installed. Please help, wits end!!!

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MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:19 PM

VMac:

We need you to provide a full post code so we can see what the predicted reception is like at your location. However, from the descrip[tion you give of your accommodation is is jighly unlikely that you will get any reliable reception using the indoor aerial you have - unless you are close to the transmitter and it is visible from you windows (TV signals don't like travelling through walls or metal framed windows).

You only alternative is to use an internet connection to watch streamed services - as long as you have a sufficiently fast broadband service available in the apartment.

As you have no access tot he roof, and no permission to fit anything there, you cannot add either and aerial for Freeview or a dish for Freesat or Sky.



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MikeP's 3,056 posts PT
Sunday, 24 February 2019
M
Michael Callaghan
6:45 PM
Great Yarmouth

We are been having problems with the TV signal in great Yarmouth area for a number of weeks now , we are not the only one , lots of people social network have stated they have lost there signal again yet your site shows no problems with the transmitter , it goes off at different times of the day , isn't it time someone check the records at the transmitter for faults and fix them , so we in this area can enjoy watching TV instead of a blank screen

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MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:17 PM

Michael Callaghan:

The current weather patterns are causing reception problems across the UK, it's worse in some areas than others. So [lease be patient for the weather to change. Do not retune.



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MikeP's 3,056 posts PT
Saturday, 23 March 2019
K
Kimberly
3:40 PM
Dundee

I have a smart TV and I use the neighbours Internet which works on our phones but the TV is not working I believe my partner has hacked my phone and did something to the TV

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GeordieLad
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

11:09 PM

I'm still somewhat puzzled by the 700MHz Clearance plan for the Sandy Heath transmission area. According to the schedules there are no further retunes planned - but RF Channels 51 (Com4), 55 (Com7) and 56 (Com8) are still in use - and all are above 700MHz.

I have seen comments on the web that Com7 and Com8 will no longer be available within the next two years or so. Is that nationwide or just for some areas? If it applies to Sandy Heath this would remove the transmissions currently on 746MHz and 754MHz - but it would still leave Com4 in the 700MHz band on 714MHz.

If Channels 55 and 56 ARE lost, are there any plans for Com7 and Com8 to be reassigned to other channels - or will their services be lost for ever?

I'll be grateful if someone can clarify the Clearance definitively.

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Sunday, 24 March 2019
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StevensOnln1
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

5:07 PM

GeordieLad: According to Digital UK, COM4 will move to UHF channel 33 at Sandy Heath early next year. COM7 & COM8 are expected to closed from all transmitters by mid-2022. UHF channels 55 & 56 sit in what will be the centre gap of the 700MHz 5G band and is expected to be auctioned off to the mobile networks for use as supplemental downlink spectrum. Some transmitters will loose COM7 & COM8 this year, presumably because no one is prepared to pay for the costs of re-engineering them when they will only be around for another 3 years.

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StevensOnln1's 3,376 posts GB
Monday, 25 March 2019
E
Elena-Elizabeth
5:52 PM

Hi. I just wonder if there is something wrong with the Lancaster transmitter? Because I'm missing a few channels since a couple of days ago. It doesn't help to retune. Not even as if your tv was new.

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