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Freeview reception at BT25 1FX


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 5 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of BT251FX (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

RTÉ One HDClermont Carn SV2
Virgin Media 1Clermont Carn SV1
TG4 (RoI)Clermont Carn SV1
Virgin Media 3Clermont Carn SV2
RTÉ One +1Clermont Carn SV2
 
Virgin Media 2 Clermont Carn SV2
RTÉ jrClermont Carn SV2
RTÉ2+1Clermont Carn SV2
RTÉ News NowClermont Carn SV1
Tithe an Oireachtais Clermont Carn SV1
 
Saorview Information (*Clermont Carn SV2
RTÉ2 HDClermont Carn SV1
1BBC One (SD)Divis Northern IrelandPSB1
2BBC TwoDivis Northern IrelandPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Divis UTVPSB2
 
4Channel 4 (SD)Divis UTVPSB2
5Channel 5Divis UTVPSB2
6ITV 2Divis UTVPSB2
7NvTvDivis LBT
9BBC FourDivis Northern IrelandPSB1
 
10ITV3Divis UTVPSB2
11Sky ArtsDivis COM5
13E4Divis UTVPSB2
14Film4Divis UTVPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Divis UTVPSB2
 
17ReallyDivis COM5
18More4Divis UTVPSB2
19DaveDivis COM5
20DramaDivis COM4
215USADivis COM4
 
23BBC ThreeDivis Northern IrelandPSB1
26ITV4Divis UTVPSB2
29ITV2 +1Divis COM4
30E4 +1Divis UTVPSB2
31E4 ExtraDivis COM5
 
325STARDivis COM4
335ActionDivis COM4
35ITV1 +1Divis UTVPSB2
36pickDivis COM5
40Quest RedDivis COM5
 
41LegendDivis COM4
42GREAT! movies actionDivis COM4
43Food NetworkDivis COM5
46Channel 5 +1Divis COM4
47Film4 +1Divis COM5
 
48ChallengeDivis COM5
494sevenDivis COM5
53TG4Divis NIMM
54RTÉ OneDivis NIMM
55RTÉ TwoDivis NIMM
 
565SELECTDivis PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelDivis COM5
58ITVBe +1Divis COM4
59ITV3 +1Divis COM4
60Drama +1Divis COM5
 
64BlazeDivis COM4
67CBS RealityDivis COM4
70Quest +1Divis COM5
74Dave ja vuDivis COM4
75Yesterday +1Divis COM5
 
78TCCDivis COM4
81Blaze +1Divis COM4
83Together TVDivis COM5
89ITV4 +1Divis COM4
101BBC One HDDivis PSB3
 
102BBC Two HDDivis PSB3
103ITV 1 HDDivis PSB3
103UTV HDDivis PSB3
103STV HDDivis PSB3
104Channel 4 HDDivis PSB3
 
105Channel 5 HDDivis PSB3
106BBC Four HDDivis PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDDivis PSB3
109BBC Three HDDivis PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Divis PSB3
 
201CBBCDivis Northern IrelandPSB1
202CBeebiesDivis Northern IrelandPSB1
203CITVDivis COM4
204CBBC HDDivis PSB3
205CBeebies HDDivis PSB3
 
208Pop PlayerDivis COM4
209Ketchup TVDivis COM4
210Ketchup TooDivis COM4
211YAAAS!Divis COM4
231BBC NewsDivis Northern IrelandPSB1
 
232BBC ParliamentDivis Northern IrelandPSB1
233Sky NewsDivis COM5
250BBC Red ButtonDivis Northern IrelandPSB1

 

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Comments
Saturday, 6 June 2020
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mc
12:15 PM

who do I comment to about the channels I receive on Freeview thanks

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Chris.SE
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12:51 PM

mc:

That rather depends on the type of comment you want to make. If it's about programmes and content, then it's the broadcasters themselves.
If you are having technical issues, you could ask here and maybe be pointed elsewhere if appropriate.

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Saturday, 13 June 2020
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Simon Vines
5:36 PM
Newbury

I have just returned My Humax box as not getting a signal on many freeeview channels. I have now come down from 130+ channels to 88. And even then I can't use a lot of them. Such as BBC 1 HD !!

What is going on? And is there anything I can do?

My aerial is on the roof and have previously had no issues.

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Chris.SE
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6:06 PM

Simon Vines:

We need a full postcode to see what the Freeview Detailed Coverage Checker is predicting for your location, and which Transmitter(s) and multiplexes you might receive.
That said, if you get your signals from the Hannington transmitter, that is currently listed for Planned Engineering with "Possible weak signal". It's generally not a good idea to retune when you have lost signals or have weak signals as this just usually clears correct tuning. You may have to repeat retuning when the signals are back to normal.

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Sunday, 28 June 2020
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David McKay
5:20 PM

Who decides which programmes are transmitted from a specific transmitter and how can this be influenced. I am in an area with very limited programmes available and recently lost Film4 +1 to some bizarre religious
Programme called TBN UK. Does someone believe my community is in need of religious help?

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StevensOnln1
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6:15 PM

David McKay: It's down to money and what level of coverage each broadcaster is prepared to pay for, there is no one deciding which channels each individual town/village should receive. Broadcasting to all 1,100+ transmitters costs more than broadcasting to the around 90 transmitters that get the main commercial multiplexes, whilst the extra HD multiplex which broadcasts from 25 main transmitters costs less still. Flim4 +1 was moved from the PSB3 multiplex (which is broadcast from every transmitter) to COM5 which reaches around 90% of UK households. TBN were prepared to pay the extra costs of being on every transmitter (reaching 98.5% of UK households) and took the vacated space on PSB3.

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Chris.SE
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6:17 PM

David McKay:

It's not so much which programmes are transmitted from a specific transmitter, it's a case of which programmes are carried by a particular multiplex. There are 3 PSB (Public Service Broadcast) multiplexes, 3 main COM (commercial) multiplexes, and now only one temporary HD COM(7) multiplex.
There are some Local multiplexes which broadcast to a number of large urban areas generally with high population density, they carry a local channel and a handful of other commercial ones.

For technical and financial reasons COM7 is only broadcast from 25 main transmitters in the UK.
The 3 PSB multiplexes are broadcast from every main and relay transmitter in the UK.
The 3 main COM multiplexes are broadcast from just over 80 main transmitters in the UK, plus a very small number of "relay" transmitters in major urban areas.
Local multiplexes have much smaller coverage than main multiplexes.

The Broadcasters on the PSB multiplexes are covered primarily by legislation.
There's PSB1/BBCA which carries all the main BBC TV and Radio stations, and Local BBC stations in the relevant areas
There's PSB2/D3&4 which carries the main ITV, Channel 4 and Five programmes and some of their +1s
There's PSB3 which is the BBCB HD multiplex (for which your receiver must have a T2/HD tuner) carrying the PSB broadcasters' HD channels plus a small commercial space for an extra SD channel or two.

It is highly unlikely that any individual will have any influence whatsoever over which commercial broadcasters are carried on which commercial multiplex (or part thereof). It is a commercial decision between the broadcaster and the multiplex operator. It also a commercial decision about whether there would be any COM multiplexes on any given relay transmitter. In most cases, relay transmitters do not cover a large enough population to make it commercially viable to pay for such equipment at a transmitter.

A while ago Channel 4 decided they no longer wanted to have Film4+1 on the PSB3 multiplex (a commercial decision), it moved to COM5/ARQA. Also TBN negotiated to move from a COM mux to PSB3. Recently Shopping Quarter has moved to PSB3 (LCN74 in the EPG).

Unfortunately, you live at a location that is only reliably served by a relay transmitter (Ripponden). Although there is some poor reception predicted from the main Emley Moor transmitter, it would likely be quite unreliable. If you want a greater choice of channels, you would probably be best going for Freesat if you have a clear line-of-site to 28deg.E A lot of modern TVs have a built-in satellite tuner so you'd only need a dish and LNB if that was the case.

For a list of which Freeview channel are on which multiplex, see Channel listings | Freeview

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Thursday, 9 July 2020
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robert brown
1:15 PM
St. Albans

aerial is roof mounted,use to get good reception but after strong winds,channels like london live are just pixelated

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3:54 PM

robert brown:

We don't know which transmitter you are receiving from. Apart from Crystal Palace, there is a couple of "relay" transmitters that also broadcast the Local multiplex for London Live, eg. Reigate & Hemel Hempstead. None of these transmitters are listed for Planned Engineering, so it's more than likely that the bad weather has shifted your aerial or damaged it or the downlead. You are best having a look at it to see if it's still pointing the correct way (also compare to neighbours aerials) or whether the downlead is flapping around which could mean it's damaged etc.

If there are no visible signs of a problem, unfortunately you'll have to get someone with the correct knowledge in to check for you. Some professional installers may do that for a minimal charge unless you want/agree to them replacing/fixing the problem. If you go for an installer, try to get someone recommended or you know is ok. Lots of cowboys out there.

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Friday, 10 July 2020
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Jonathan Ellis
8:36 PM
Fareham

We have an indoor aerial, that up to recently had approximately 105 channels, but we
currently only have 49 channels on the following multiplexes pointing at rowridge
CH21 8
CH22 20
CH24 17
CH27 12

Can you advise whether there have been any issues or what I can do to improve our sigoal?

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