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Freeview reception at TS3 9BG


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 7 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of TS39BG (page shows closest 10)

What do the map symbols mean?

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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

1BBC One (SD)Bilsdale North East and CumbriaPSB1
2BBC TwoBilsdale North East and CumbriaPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Bilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Bilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
5Channel 5Bilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
 
6ITV 2Bilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
9BBC FourBilsdale North East and CumbriaPSB1
10ITV3Bilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
11Sky ArtsBilsdale COM5
12QuestBilsdale COM6
 
13E4Bilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
14Film4Bilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Bilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
17ReallyBilsdale COM5
18More4Bilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
 
19DaveBilsdale COM5
20DramaBilsdale COM4
215USABilsdale COM4
23BBC ThreeBilsdale North East and CumbriaPSB1
25WBilsdale COM6
 
26ITV4Bilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
27YesterdayBilsdale COM6
29ITV2 +1Bilsdale COM4
30E4 +1Bilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
31E4 ExtraBilsdale COM5
 
325STARBilsdale COM4
335ActionBilsdale COM4
34GREAT! moviesBilsdale COM6
35ITV1 +1Bilsdale Tyne TeesPSB2
36pickBilsdale COM5
 
39DMAXBilsdale COM6
40Quest RedBilsdale COM5
41LegendBilsdale COM4
42GREAT! movies actionBilsdale COM4
43Food NetworkBilsdale COM5
 
44HGTVBilsdale COM6
46Channel 5 +1Bilsdale COM4
47Film4 +1Bilsdale COM5
48ChallengeBilsdale COM5
494sevenBilsdale COM5
 
565SELECTBilsdale PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelBilsdale COM5
58ITVBe +1Bilsdale COM4
59ITV3 +1Bilsdale COM4
60Drama +1Bilsdale COM5
 
64BlazeBilsdale COM4
67CBS RealityBilsdale COM4
70Quest +1Bilsdale COM5
71Quest Red +1Bilsdale COM6
73HobbyMakerBilsdale COM6
 
74Dave ja vuBilsdale COM4
75Yesterday +1Bilsdale COM5
78TCCBilsdale COM4
81Blaze +1Bilsdale COM4
82Talking Pictures TVBilsdale COM6
 
83Together TVBilsdale COM5
84PBS AmericaBilsdale COM6
88Classic HitsBilsdale COM6
89ITV4 +1Bilsdale COM4
101BBC One HDBilsdale PSB3
 
102BBC Two HDBilsdale PSB3
103UTV HDBilsdale PSB3
103STV HDBilsdale PSB3
103ITV 1 HDBilsdale PSB3
104Channel 4 HDBilsdale PSB3
 
105Channel 5 HDBilsdale PSB3
106BBC Four HDBilsdale PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDBilsdale PSB3
109BBC Three HDBilsdale PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Bilsdale PSB3
 
201CBBCBilsdale North East and CumbriaPSB1
202CBeebiesBilsdale North East and CumbriaPSB1
203CITVBilsdale COM4
204CBBC HDBilsdale PSB3
205CBeebies HDBilsdale PSB3
 
208Pop PlayerBilsdale COM4
209Ketchup TVBilsdale COM4
210Ketchup TooBilsdale COM4
211YAAAS!Bilsdale COM4
231BBC NewsBilsdale North East and CumbriaPSB1
 
232BBC ParliamentBilsdale North East and CumbriaPSB1
233Sky NewsBilsdale COM5
235Al Jazeera EngBilsdale COM6
250BBC Red ButtonBilsdale North East and CumbriaPSB1

 

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Comments
Friday, 10 May 2013
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KMJ,Derby
sentiment_satisfiedGold

9:27 PM

peter tovell: What is the quality of the signal on C50, the BBC channels? As a matter of interest how does this compare with say Sky News on C49 or ITV on C59?

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Dave Lindsay
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9:29 PM

Clare McNeil: I hope that we have allayed your concerns and put your mind at rest.

Should you have an issue when the test starts and the filter doesn't cure it, or you would like assistance fitting the filter, then at800 are the people to call.

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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

9:47 PM

peter tovell: Even although you are located at just under 4 miles away from the mast you would appear to situated at a very low angle to it thereby being under the main beam, this type of location being highly sensitive to any changes that might have taken place in transmission and which always has knock on effect as far as radiation angles are concerned.

I would suggest that you try moving your aerial a fraction to the left or right, or even higher or lower, this frequently being found to rectify this type of problem.

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Saturday, 11 May 2013
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Toni B
11:12 AM
Christchurch

My elderly relations live in Christchurch BH23 and have Freeview set up by a local installer. For years they have suffered routinely a loss of signal on most channels or at least severe pixilation at regular times and often twice a day or more, e.g. between 3:30 and 5:30 PM but lately this can be at any time. Anyone suggest likely cause as I believe they do receive their signals from Rowridge?

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Clare McNeil
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11:28 AM
Hove

Hi Dave

Thank you for your post & help. Ah I see what you are saying, sorry terrible at putting things into perspective, another classic Asperger characteristic, alas. I hope there wont be any interference & the 800 filter,I got yesterday, wont be needed. Although I did lose all BBC channels 2 days ago, but that might be due to the high strong winds we are having here. However if the filter is needed hopefully it will do the job. I guess its a case of watch & see what happens with this test period and take it from there if need be.
Clare

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Chris
11:44 AM
Leicester

In the last 10 days our Ch 61 reception (BBC etc) on the Waltham transmitter has been dreadful. We are in the LE4 1 area and have 92% signal strength but signal quality is 0% - 27% (varies rapidly). Ch29 however is fine (92% SS, 100% SQ). We have a recent aerial (9 mths) and have had no problems until recently. I have done a software update on TV + full retune - made no difference. I know there is a retune planned at the end of May for Waltham but what is causing the problem now?

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Dave Lindsay
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12:25 PM

Toni B: Perhaps it is a combination of the trees and the traffic on Lymington Road, which intersects the signal path. I offer the latter as a possible explanation of why the reception varies at different parts of the day.

I say this because, in the direction of the transmitter, the ground rises before the water. See the terrain plot:

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Imagine if the transmitter were beaming out light. The line between it and the receiving aerial is likely to be obstructed by objects on the ground. Vegetation and traffic change over time and so their effects on reception may change.

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jb38
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12:37 PM

Chris: The problem you refer to is widespread and is in no way connected with your installation, as I reside approximately 14 miles away from the transmitter (Stamford area) and have been forced to retune my PVR's to record the BBC from Belmont (@ 51 miles) because of the frequent glitches spoiling recordings.

Of course it has to be looked at from the angle that the mux channel that the problems are occurring on is the "only" one involved in the retune on the 29th when it drops down from Ch61 to Ch49, and so it would be rather naive for anyone not to connect the two as the change involves slightly more than just pressing a few buttons. (Ch49 an) 

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jb38
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1:41 PM

Toni B: In addition to the reasons explained by Dave Lindsay, all of being extremely valid! it would also be prudent to check if the aerial installed at the property is still mounted horizontally or has been swivelled around to the vertical position? as Rowridge transmits on both horizontal and vertical polarity, but with its "commercial channels" only being high powered on vertical transmissions, V 200Kw / H 50Kw.

I am of course not saying that this would cure the problems referred to as vegetation will interfere with RF signals no matter what the polarity might be, but if the aerial was mounted vertically it would give a slight edge in overall reception to that received on the horizontal plane.


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pete
2:38 PM
Weymouth

I don't have a problem with digital t.v. I would like someone to answer a simple question for me, and that is,"can I recieve all the freeview channels that is listed in the current Radio Times. I can only recieve about half that is on offer.I live in weymouth and our nearest "Booster Tranmitter" is only one mile from my house,you can see it clearly from my back garden.Are there any plans to relay the missing channels in the near future please.

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