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Freeview reception at ST4 2RR


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 10 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of ST42RR (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

Together TV +1Fenton com7
CCXTVFenton COM4
MeritFenton com7
1BBC One (SD)Fenton West MidlandsPSB1
2BBC TwoFenton West MidlandsPSB1
 
3ITV (SD)Fenton Central (West)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Fenton Central (West)PSB2
5Channel 5Fenton Central (West)PSB2
6ITV 2Fenton Central (West)PSB2
9BBC FourFenton West MidlandsPSB1
 
10ITV3Fenton Central (West)PSB2
11Sky ArtsFenton COM5
12QuestFenton COM4
13E4Fenton Central (West)PSB2
14Film4Fenton Central (West)PSB2
 
15Channel 4 +1Fenton Central (West)PSB2
17ReallyFenton COM5
18More4Fenton Central (West)PSB2
19DaveFenton COM5
20DramaFenton COM4
 
215USAFenton COM4
23Dave ja vuFenton COM6
25ITV4Fenton Central (West)PSB2
26YesterdayFenton COM6
28ITV2 +1Fenton COM4
 
29E4 +1Fenton Central (West)PSB2
304MusicFenton COM5
315STARFenton COM4
32Paramount NetworkFenton COM4
33GREAT! moviesFenton COM6
 
34ITV +1Fenton Central (West)PSB2
35pickFenton COM5
38DMAXFenton COM6
39Quest RedFenton COM5
40CBS JusticeFenton COM6
 
41GREAT! movies actionFenton COM4
42Food NetworkFenton COM5
43HGTVFenton COM6
45Channel 5 +1Fenton COM4
46Film4 +1Fenton COM5
 
47ChallengeFenton COM5
484sevenFenton COM5
555SELECTFenton COM4
56Smithsonian ChannelFenton COM5
57ITVBe +1Fenton COM4
 
58ITV3 +1Fenton COM4
59ITV4 +1Fenton COM4
63BlazeFenton COM4
64FreeSportsFenton com7
66CBS RealityFenton COM4
 
67CBS DramaFenton COM6
68Horror ChannelFenton COM4
69Quest +1Fenton COM5
70Quest Red +1Fenton com7
72Shopping Quarter Fenton PSB3
 
73Drama +1Fenton COM4
74Yesterday +1Fenton COM5
76Now 70sFenton com7
77TCCFenton COM4
80Blaze +1Fenton COM4
 
81Talking Pictures TVFenton COM6
82Together TVFenton COM5
84PBS AmericaFenton COM6
86More4 +1Fenton com7
87PBS America +1Fenton com7
 
89Court TVFenton com7
96Forces TVFenton com7
101BBC One HDFenton PSB3
102BBC Two HDFenton PSB3
103ITV HDFenton PSB3
 
103STV HDFenton PSB3
103UTV HDFenton PSB3
104Channel 4 HDFenton PSB3
105Channel 5 HDFenton PSB3
106BBC Four HDFenton com7
 
107BBC News HDFenton com7
108BBC Scotland HDFenton PSB3
113RT HDFenton com7
114Quest HDFenton com7
201CBBCFenton West MidlandsPSB1
 
202CBeebiesFenton West MidlandsPSB1
203CITVFenton COM4
204CBBC HDFenton PSB3
205CBeebies HDFenton com7
211Ketchup TVFenton COM4
 
212YAAAS!Fenton COM4
231BBC NewsFenton West MidlandsPSB1
232BBC ParliamentFenton West MidlandsPSB1
233Sky NewsFenton COM5
234RTFenton COM6
 
235Aljazeera EnglishFenton COM6
250BBC Red ButtonFenton West MidlandsPSB1

 

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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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