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Freeview reception at SO20 6DB


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 1 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of SO206DB (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

FreeSportsHannington COM6
1BBC One (SD)Hannington SouthPSB1
2BBC TwoHannington SouthPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Hannington MeridianPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Hannington MeridianPSB2
 
5Channel 5Hannington MeridianPSB2
6ITV 2Hannington MeridianPSB2
9BBC FourHannington SouthPSB1
10ITV3Hannington MeridianPSB2
11Sky ArtsHannington COM5
 
12QuestHannington COM4
13E4Hannington MeridianPSB2
14Film4Hannington MeridianPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Hannington MeridianPSB2
17ReallyHannington COM5
 
18More4Hannington MeridianPSB2
19DaveHannington COM5
20DramaHannington COM4
215USAHannington COM4
23BBC ThreeHannington SouthPSB1
 
25WHannington COM6
26ITV4Hannington MeridianPSB2
27YesterdayHannington COM6
29ITV2 +1Hannington COM4
30E4 +1Hannington MeridianPSB2
 
31E4 ExtraHannington COM5
325STARHannington COM4
335ActionHannington COM4
34GREAT! moviesHannington COM6
35ITV1 +1Hannington MeridianPSB2
 
36pickHannington COM5
39DMAXHannington COM6
40Quest RedHannington COM5
41LegendHannington COM4
42GREAT! movies actionHannington COM4
 
43Food NetworkHannington COM5
44HGTVHannington COM6
46Channel 5 +1Hannington COM4
47Film4 +1Hannington COM5
48ChallengeHannington COM5
 
494sevenHannington COM5
565SELECTHannington PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelHannington COM5
58ITVBe +1Hannington COM4
59ITV3 +1Hannington COM4
 
60Drama +1Hannington COM5
64BlazeHannington COM4
67CBS RealityHannington COM4
70Quest +1Hannington COM5
71Quest Red +1Hannington COM6
 
73HobbyMakerHannington COM6
74Dave ja vuHannington COM4
75Yesterday +1Hannington COM5
78TCCHannington COM4
81Blaze +1Hannington COM4
 
82Talking Pictures TVHannington COM6
83Together TVHannington COM5
84PBS AmericaHannington COM6
88Classic HitsHannington COM6
89ITV4 +1Hannington COM4
 
101BBC One HDHannington PSB3
102BBC Two HDHannington PSB3
103UTV HDHannington PSB3
103STV HDHannington PSB3
103ITV 1 HDHannington PSB3
 
104Channel 4 HDHannington PSB3
105Channel 5 HDHannington PSB3
106BBC Four HDHannington PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDHannington PSB3
109BBC Three HDHannington PSB3
 
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Hannington PSB3
201CBBCHannington SouthPSB1
202CBeebiesHannington SouthPSB1
203CITVHannington COM4
204CBBC HDHannington PSB3
 
205CBeebies HDHannington PSB3
208POP MAXHannington COM4
209Ketchup TVHannington COM4
210Ketchup TooHannington COM4
211YAAAS!Hannington COM4
 
231BBC NewsHannington SouthPSB1
232BBC ParliamentHannington SouthPSB1
233Sky NewsHannington COM5
235Aljazeera EnglishHannington COM6
250BBC Red ButtonHannington SouthPSB1
 

 

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Comments
Friday, 6 September 2019
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Clive Prosser
9:20 PM
Craigavon

I have all the basic channels plus others I don't really want but I can't get UTV
I've re-tuned the television (freeview) but failed to get it - HELP

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MikeP
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9:30 PM

Clive Prosser:

Full Post Code please/ Then we can look up the expected reception at your location.



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Monday, 9 September 2019
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Kathleen
11:37 PM

I live just outside of Letterkenny County Donegal and do not have one channel that is not blippy. I have re tuned and re tuned to no avail this has only happened within the last week. What do you advise thanks Kathleen

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Tuesday, 10 September 2019
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Chris.SE
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5:12 AM

Kathleen:

Some people having similar issues receiving Saorview and Freeview are wondering if they are now suffering 4G interference since recent channel changes.

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Tuesday, 8 October 2019
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Richard James
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7:58 PM

Our TV is once again picking up Rowridge, since 365 aerials played with our setup.

Anyone recommend who can sort this for user

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Chris.SE
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9:09 PM

Richard James:

Is your aerial still pointing roughly SE with the rods vertical? because Rowridge is almost W from you!
If your aerial is still pointing at Whitehawk Hill (and that is the transmitter that you want), I would try a retune, first with the aerial unplugged to clear all existing tuning, and the plug the aerial back in and do another retune to see if that solves the issue.

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Wednesday, 9 October 2019
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Ian Foster
10:36 AM
York

For YO32 5WB pointing to Emley Moor with a booster should the airial fins be vertical or horizontal. Thank you

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Chris.SE
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4:07 PM

Ian Foster:

Putting your postcode into the DigitalUK checker About us | Freeview shows you should be ok with the aerial pointing at Emley Moor (64km away) almost due SW (220deg) at your location - the rods should be horizontal. You should also get a very good signal from Bilsdale (36km away) aerial pointing just W of N (346deg), rods horizontal, but that's Tyne Tees region rather than Yorkshire which you probably know.
There are some retune events and reception changes coming up, you'll see the details if you use the checker which shows the first Emley Moor change on 23rd Oct. when COM8 moves from UHF34 to UHF56.

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Tuesday, 15 October 2019
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Richard James
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10:04 PM

Chris.SE: it's been installed by people who claim to be professionals.

It's pointing at whitehawk hill, getting bbc1 south which is Rowridge, and bbc1 se on 800.

Channels are breaking up...

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Chris.SE
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10:56 PM

Richard James:

There is a retune event tomorrow (the 16th), the transmitter will go off-air sometime after midnight tonight and may not come on again until around 6 a.m on the new UHF channels.

I suggest you unplug the aerial and do an automatic retune to clear all previous tuning. If you did that earlier as advised and a retune after you plugged it back in gave the current tuning, I'd suggest a manual tune after you've cleared the current tuning. Click on that R's digitaluk trade link at the bottom of your post to see the new channels for Whitehawk Hill, they will be 48, 35, 36 (HD), 32, 34, 33.

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