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Freeview reception at NP23 7RW


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 NP237RW (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

E4 (Wales)Wenvoe COM4
1BBC One (SD)Wenvoe WalesPSB1
2BBC TwoWenvoe WalesPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Wenvoe WalesPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Wenvoe WalesPSB2
 
5Channel 5Wenvoe WalesPSB2
6ITV 2Wenvoe WalesPSB2
7Made in BristolMendip LBS
8Made in CardiffWenvoe LCF
9BBC FourWenvoe WalesPSB1
 
10ITV3Wenvoe WalesPSB2
11Sky ArtsWenvoe COM5
12QuestWenvoe COM6
13E4Wenvoe WalesPSB2
14Film4Wenvoe WalesPSB2
 
15Channel 4 +1Wenvoe WalesPSB2
17ReallyWenvoe COM5
18More4Wenvoe WalesPSB2
19DaveWenvoe COM5
20DramaWenvoe COM4
 
215USAWenvoe COM4
23BBC ThreeWenvoe WalesPSB1
25WWenvoe COM6
26ITV4Wenvoe WalesPSB2
27YesterdayWenvoe COM6
 
29ITV2 +1Wenvoe COM4
30E4 +1Wenvoe WalesPSB2
31E4 ExtraWenvoe COM5
325STARWenvoe COM4
335ActionWenvoe COM4
 
34GREAT! moviesWenvoe COM6
35ITV1 +1Wenvoe WalesPSB2
36pickWenvoe COM5
39DMAXWenvoe COM6
40Quest RedWenvoe COM5
 
41LegendWenvoe COM4
42GREAT! movies actionWenvoe COM4
43Food NetworkWenvoe COM5
44HGTVWenvoe COM6
46Channel 5 +1Wenvoe COM4
 
47Film4 +1Wenvoe COM5
48ChallengeWenvoe COM5
494sevenWenvoe COM5
565SELECTWenvoe PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelWenvoe COM5
 
58ITVBe +1Wenvoe COM4
59ITV3 +1Wenvoe COM4
60Drama +1Wenvoe COM5
64BlazeWenvoe COM4
67CBS RealityWenvoe COM4
 
70Quest +1Wenvoe COM5
71Quest Red +1Wenvoe COM6
73HobbyMakerWenvoe COM6
74Dave ja vuWenvoe COM4
75Yesterday +1Wenvoe COM5
 
78TCCWenvoe COM4
81Blaze +1Wenvoe COM4
82Talking Pictures TVWenvoe COM6
83Together TVWenvoe COM5
84PBS AmericaWenvoe COM6
 
88Classic HitsWenvoe COM6
89ITV4 +1Wenvoe COM4
101BBC One HDWenvoe PSB3
102BBC Two HDWenvoe PSB3
103ITV 1 HDWenvoe PSB3
 
103STV HDWenvoe PSB3
103UTV HDWenvoe PSB3
104Channel 4 HDWenvoe PSB3
105Channel 5 HDWenvoe PSB3
106BBC Four HDWenvoe PSB3
 
108BBC Scotland HDWenvoe PSB3
109BBC Three HDWenvoe PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Wenvoe PSB3
201CBBCWenvoe WalesPSB1
202CBeebiesWenvoe WalesPSB1
 
203CITVWenvoe COM4
204CBBC HDWenvoe PSB3
205CBeebies HDWenvoe PSB3
208POP MAXWenvoe COM4
209Ketchup TVWenvoe COM4
 
210Ketchup TooWenvoe COM4
211YAAAS!Wenvoe COM4
231BBC NewsWenvoe WalesPSB1
232BBC ParliamentWenvoe WalesPSB1
233Sky NewsWenvoe COM5
 
235Al Jazeera EngWenvoe COM6
250BBC Red ButtonWenvoe WalesPSB1

 

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Comments
Monday, 25 May 2020
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David
10:05 PM

Hi, I've been trying for many years to get decent viewing at my home. CH3 8BA, every checker I look at tells me Moel-y-parc is the transmitter to aim for. The problem is I live in a dip and and surrounded by hills close to my home. I have no line of sight. I've tried a number of aerials but nothing is offering a consistent picture.
To stand any chance I think I'd need a pole on the chimney at least 18ft to ensure I clear the hills.
Any thoughts that could help me?

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StevensOnln1
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10:54 PM

David: Do you have a clear view of the sky to the south/south east? If so, consider getting Freesat, which will give most of the channels available on Freeview as well as various others via free to air satellite (i.e. a one-off cost for the dish, cabling and receiver, with no ongoing subscription cost).

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Tuesday, 26 May 2020
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Chris.SE
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1:46 AM

David:

How odd. The Freeview Detailed Coverage checker for your postcode say your "most likely" transmitter is Winter Hill yet it's only predicting good coverage from COM7, poor for COM8 and nothing for the other multiplexes!!
Yet is shows Good coverage from the "alternative transmitter" at Moel y Parc. Well we have come across stupid anomalies like this in the coverage checker before.
Looking at the actual terrain, there seems to be a clear line of sight due W to Moel Y Parc but towards the N end of your postcode, Winter Hill (to the NNE) is obscured somewhat by the terrain, also trees may be an issue.
As StevensOnln1 has suggested, going for Freesat may well be the solution if you really can't get a reliable signal from Moel Y Parc. Indeed your TV may already have a built in satellite tuner, many modern sets do.

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David
7:11 AM
Chester

StevensOnln1: I do have a clear view of the sky in that direct, I was hoping that Freeview via the aerial was going to win out but this is just not going to happen.
Thank you for you're quick response.

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Chris.SE
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10:28 PM

David:

Are you saying that there's no clear line of sight due W?

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Tuesday, 2 June 2020
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Bridgette Blaskett
1:42 PM
Broadstairs

Aerial is on flat roof area at top of 3 storey building comprising 3 flats (one each storey) in Brodstairs CT10 1DP. Aerial is next to a Sky dish serving middle flat. Cannot retune smart TVs to find/pick up any signal for ITV, Channel 4 but can find BBC channels though these break up due to weak signals as well especially in afternoon. Freeview experience therefore has been almost non-existent for many weeks.

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Chris.SE
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4:03 PM

Bridgette Blaskett:

Hmm, you are not in a good spot there having very limited choice. Do you know which way your aerial is pointing and whether the rods are vertical or horizontal, there's a choice of which transmitters you MIGHT try and get, none with good reception!
To add to things, there has been recent Planned Engineering on some transmitters that you might possibly get but that is supposedly completed. However, to mess things up there has also been some Tropospheric Ducting recently (see https://www.bbc.co.uk/rec…iew) causing interference from other transmitters (UK or Europe).

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Chris.SE
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4:06 PM

Bridgette Blaskett:

When I say which way your aerial is pointing, I mean rough compass bearing, not which transmitter, but if you know that, it could help.

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Friday, 5 June 2020
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Brian Gregory
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3:29 PM

The postcode database is either screwed up or is an antique.

Bizarre results imply I need to swing my areial around between Crystal Palace and Hannington depending on which channel I want to watch. This is nonsense. All channels except the two different local TV channels are transmitted from both.

What happened to the excellent predictor that used to be, I think, accessible from both the ofcom and freeview websites that gave results for many transmitters?? I can't find it now.

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Saturday, 6 June 2020
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Chris.SE
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12:55 AM

Brian Gregory:

It may seem bizarre, but it's not, it's telling you which transmitter gives you the most reliable signal for each multiplex, if you'd clicked on the Frequency Data link it would show you the predicted signal levels. (There is an error on this site for Crystal Palace as it lists C48 for PSB3 instead of C30, but many lists on this site haven't been correctly updated with all the 700MHz Clearance changes as the site owner hasn't had time.)
You'd get good reception from Hannington for all multiplexes, fractionally better for the PSBs from Crystal Palace, but poorer for the COMs except 7&8 which are marginally better from Crystal Palace.

The Digital UK Detailed Coverage Checker to which you refer was moved by Freeview/DUK from DUK's own website and amalgamated into the Freeview one (badly). There are boxes on the Freeview Homepage Freeview | All your favourite TV shows, all in one place and all for free & having entered your details, you then had to scroll down on the new page past all the Channels Icons to click Detailed view. After a lot of criticism they've since added boxes on the Corporate "Platform Management" page that take you straight to the Detailed view.

As you may recall the Detailed Coverage Checker gave a list of predicted transmitters and their multiplexes that may be receivable at the specified location, that's still the case. If you put your details in the boxes and check, you'll see that it's giving much the same results as you see from this site.
But bizarrely The Freeview/DUK checker suggests the most likely transmitter is Crystal Palace despite overall reception being somewhat better from Hannington! However this sort of oddity is also the case for a number of other locations and other transmitters.

HTH & explains what you're seeing.

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