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Freeview reception at E98 1SU


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 129 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of E981SU (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

1BBC One (SD)Crystal Palace LondonPSB1
2BBC TwoCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
5Channel 5Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
 
6ITV 2Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
8LONDON LIVECrystal Palace LW
9BBC FourCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
10ITV3Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
11Sky ArtsCrystal Palace COM5
 
12QuestCrystal Palace COM6
13E4Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
14Film4Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
17ReallyCrystal Palace COM5
 
18More4Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
19DaveCrystal Palace COM5
20DramaCrystal Palace COM4
215USACrystal Palace COM4
23BBC ThreeCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
 
25WCrystal Palace COM6
26ITV4Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
27YesterdayCrystal Palace COM6
29ITV2 +1Crystal Palace COM4
30E4 +1Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
 
31E4 ExtraCrystal Palace COM5
325STARCrystal Palace COM4
335ActionCrystal Palace COM4
34GREAT! moviesCrystal Palace COM6
35ITV1 +1Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
 
36pickCrystal Palace COM5
39DMAXCrystal Palace COM6
40Quest RedCrystal Palace COM5
41LegendCrystal Palace COM4
42GREAT! movies actionCrystal Palace COM4
 
43Food NetworkCrystal Palace COM5
44HGTVCrystal Palace COM6
46Channel 5 +1Crystal Palace COM4
47Film4 +1Crystal Palace COM5
48ChallengeCrystal Palace COM5
 
494sevenCrystal Palace COM5
565SELECTCrystal Palace PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelCrystal Palace COM5
58ITVBe +1Crystal Palace COM4
59ITV3 +1Crystal Palace COM4
 
60Drama +1Crystal Palace COM5
64BlazeCrystal Palace COM4
67CBS RealityCrystal Palace COM4
70Quest +1Crystal Palace COM5
71Quest Red +1Crystal Palace COM6
 
73HobbyMakerCrystal Palace COM6
74Dave ja vuCrystal Palace COM4
75Yesterday +1Crystal Palace COM5
78TCCCrystal Palace COM4
81Blaze +1Crystal Palace COM4
 
82Talking Pictures TVCrystal Palace COM6
83Together TVCrystal Palace COM5
84PBS AmericaCrystal Palace COM6
88Classic HitsCrystal Palace COM6
89ITV4 +1Crystal Palace COM4
 
101BBC One HDCrystal Palace PSB3
102BBC Two HDCrystal Palace PSB3
103UTV HDCrystal Palace PSB3
103STV HDCrystal Palace PSB3
103ITV 1 HDCrystal Palace PSB3
 
104Channel 4 HDCrystal Palace PSB3
105Channel 5 HDCrystal Palace PSB3
106BBC Four HDCrystal Palace PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDCrystal Palace PSB3
109BBC Three HDCrystal Palace PSB3
 
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Crystal Palace PSB3
201CBBCCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
202CBeebiesCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
203CITVCrystal Palace COM4
204CBBC HDCrystal Palace PSB3
 
205CBeebies HDCrystal Palace PSB3
208Pop PlayerCrystal Palace COM4
209Ketchup TVCrystal Palace COM4
210Ketchup TooCrystal Palace COM4
211YAAAS!Crystal Palace COM4
 
231BBC NewsCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
232BBC ParliamentCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
233Sky NewsCrystal Palace COM5
235Al Jazeera EngCrystal Palace COM6
250BBC Red ButtonCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
 

 

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Comments
Saturday, 13 July 2013
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mimi everett
7:34 PM
Gillingham

my pictures keep breaking up and programmes are not recorded is there work being done on the main aerials

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Sunday, 14 July 2013
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Alex
9:47 AM
Sleaford

Cant get dave at ng34 8tr used to get dave ja view. But that has closed down now. Any ideas would be much appreciated. I miss mvf

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Richard Cullen
10:33 AM

This is for Dave.

On June 1 you wrote:
'By using a high-gain aerial you have reduced your acceptance angle. So if the (average) quality over the angle which your aerial works is lower than had you used one with a wider acceptance angle then you will have a lower quality signal. It is a possibility that some object(s) have changed, such as vegetation in the signal path growing.

I think that you should try feeding the output of the aerial directly to one of the TV feeds (sockets), bypassing the amplifier and see if it improves.'

After yet more deterioration/ frustration I finally got up into the loft yesterday and tweaked the aerial back to horizontal (it had sagged a little) (1) and bypassed the amplifier (2). First made no apparent difference. Second - BINGO! Suddenly I have 94 stations and home life is peaceful.

Thanks!

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

2:36 PM

Richard Cullen: Ah, so it appears that the amplifier was pushing the level of the signal up to above that which your TVs can cope.

Whilst it doesn't always work, you may find that you can run the three TVs from the same aerial using an unpowered splitter, this being because the signal is strong enough owing to your proximity and the high transmission power.

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Monday, 15 July 2013
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toni bussola
10:50 AM
Malton

I intermittently lose reception of Dave and Pick TV. I can still see most if not all other other freeview channels but I get the 'no signal message' for these channels. If at this time I try to rescan, then no channel is found. then later in the same day I can rescan and find and receive the channels again. Then the same re-occurs the next day. I used to get the same problem with film 4, but that seems to be ok lately. Why do I only get loss of these specific channels like this.

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

12:24 PM

toni bussola: It would have been useful if you had said which transmitter you are using because it affects the answer!

At your location Bilsdale is good; this carries BBC North East & Cumbria and ITV Tyne Tees. Emley Moor - which carries BBC Yorkshire and ITV Yorkshire - may also be available, and indeed looking on Streetview I can see some aerials pointing to it.

I shall assume you are receiving from Bilsdale. In which case if you have not replaced your aerial from the days of four-channel analogue then it may be a Group A one. This means that it is most sensitive (i.e. is best at "hearing") at Group A frequencies which are the first third of those used for TV. Sensitivity slopes downwards outside of Group A (outside being higher frequencies/channels).

Unfortunately the Commercial (COM) channels from Bilsdale are outside of Group A; they are in Group B which is the middle third of the band. Consequently Group A aerials may be found not to be sensitive enough on those higher channels (frequencies).

The highest channel, and therefore the one furthest away from Group A is C46 which is for COM5 multiplex which carries Pick TV, Dave, Really, E4+1 and others. See here for a full list:

DTG :: DTT Services by Multiplex

For digital reception a receiver requires the incoming signal to be above a particular level - its lower threshold - in order to resolve a picture. Signal levels vary slightly due to the weather and so on. Therefore in order to have reliable reception, the signal level needs to be sufficiently above that threshold such that a slight reduction doesn't put it below. Perhaps your difficulty is that your aerial isn't sensitive enough (as it's a Group A one) to do this, it only providing a signal over the threshold at times when it is a bit stronger.

As such, retuning is a total waste of time. This is not a fault with your receiver 'forgetting' what has been stored and what is being broadcast is not changing such that a retune is required.

If you have a receiver which has a manual tuning function then go to it and select/enter UHF channel 46 but don't press the button to scan/add channels as at this point a receiver often works as signal meter, giving strength and quality, even if the former is under the threshold required (which is what you want). Compare this with C43 (COM4 - ITV3 etc) and C40 (COM6 - Film4 etc) and note down the values. When it goes again (or when it comes back) do the same and you might find the strength has increased.

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Moira Davidson
5:48 PM
Leominster

We have a TV in the bedroom that has always worked on Freeview without any problems but now has a signal strength of 50-59% and no picture. I have reset it several times without any luck. Also, our main TV has, in the last two weeks, stopped getting many channels- Film 4 for example. This has also been retuned. Our aerial is under two years old.
Postcode is HR6

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

6:12 PM

Moira Davidson: If you have one aerial which feeds the lounge and the bedroom (and maybe other rooms) then how is this distributed?

If it is a powered amplifier (booster) which it may well be then try turning of the mains supply to it and see if the weak signal drops further. Do this by bringing up the signal strength screen and observing the value then switch off the amplifier. If it doesn't drop then the amplifier isn't doing its job and either it or its power supply is faulty. The fact that the power indicator is illuminated on the amplifier and/or amp's power supply doesn't mean that it is functioning normally.

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Tuesday, 16 July 2013
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Angela Payne
4:13 PM

Help please! Our Sky subscription is going up hugely and all we watch are Sky Sports 1 and 2.
How can we get these channels on Freeview?
We cannot afford our Sky sub any longger, as pensioners.Could afford a small sub. Please advise.

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Angela Payne's 1 post GB
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:41 PM

Angela Payne: which broadband do you have?

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