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By providing a full postcode (such as W1A 1AA), national grid reference (for example SE123456) or latitude, longitude pair (like 54, -0.5) this page will provide a map, terrain plot and detailed information of the location showing the UK and RoI television transmitters that it is possible you receive Freeview, Freeview HD, Youview, BT TV and Saorview from.
 

(Don't know your postcode? Find it at Post Office Postcode finder).

UK Free TV uniquely shows you transmitter coverage maps, aerial to transmitter terrain plots, the closest 10 mobile phone masts (for possible 4G-at-800 interference) as well as tabulated information (sorted by direction, by received signal strength, by frequency, by service names or by transmitter name).

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These predictions are based upon a rooftop aerial and depend on the suitability of the aerial, the distance to the transmitters, the power of their signals, the postcode area, and local terrain.

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Sunday, 27 October 2013
Dave Lindsay
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5:17 PM

Brian Baines: There is, apparently, a "3" mobile phone mast about 300m away from you. Follow the link "Reception map" next to your posting.

Maybe it has started 4G services at 800MHz. BBC services from Kendal transmitter are on the highest frequency and just below the frequency used by 3's 800MHz 4G base stations.

at800 is the organisation set-up to by the mobile operators to deal with interference, so I would be inclined to give them a ring and see if your issue might be caused by it.

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jule
6:18 PM
Teignmouth

In teignmouth area and have lost all bbc channels...any reason why? Signal strength is low for some reason so tv not retuning

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Michael
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6:30 PM

Brian Torrens: So you get BBC1, BBC2, C4 and CBBC/BBC3 (coming soon) all in HD but you don't get UTV HD? You're definitely on Freeview and not Freesat?

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Dave Lindsay
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6:31 PM

jule: Your situation would appear to be almost identical to that of Brian Baines whom I replied to in the posting above yours only an hour ago.

BBC standard definition channels from Beacon Hill are on UHF channel (frequency) 60-, as they are for Brian. According to the "Reception map" there is a "3" base station about 400m away from you on roughly the same bearing as Beacon Hill. It may be the case that it has started broadcasting 4G services in the 800MHz band (just above BBC).

If you have any boosters then I would try removing them or reducing their level.

The people to speak to who can answer the question as to whether a 4G signal might be the cause of your issue are at800.

Website: at800 | 4G & Freeview | 4G Interference | 4G Filters | at 800 MHz
Telephone: 0333 31 31 800 or 0808 13 13 800

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jule
7:01 PM
Teignmouth

Dave Lindsay:
Hi thanks for the reply..We dont have any boosters just an older basic aerial. If 4G is causing so many problems will the companies rolling it out resolve it...our daughter in Winchester has a similar problem.... Also if we had BT infinity...fibre optic service..would 4G still affect the tv reception.....am missing one man and his dog..aghhh

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jb38
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8:00 PM

jule: The only services that 4G has the potential to affect are those received via an aerial and whose Freeview service is being received on channel 60 downwards, any tuner swamping effect being experienced by the 4G signal diminishing the further down the channel scale one goes.

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Alan Jacques
8:22 PM
Newcastle Upon Tyne

I have had no digital service for BBC of three weeks & now have no service at all. I live in Newcastle are there problems with the transmitter

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Dave Lindsay
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8:27 PM

jule: at800 has been formed by the mobile companies and is charged with alleviating interference on TVs caused by 4G services. It will provide one filter per address, where necessary.

BT Infinity is a broadband service and, as such, is not a TV service. If you are thinking of BT TV, provided using a BT Vision or BT YouView box, then that too uses the "Freeview" signals and so BBC standard definition services may be affected in the same way. The on-demand BBC iPlayer operates over the broadband connection and so is not affected.

If you have another Freeview receiver such as a recorder try watching BBC services on that as a temporary workaround.

Or a set-top aerial might provide enough TV signal whilst not picking up as strong a 4G signal as the rooftop aerial does. This, again, could be a temporary workaround.

Ultimately you need to establish whether 4G signals at 800MHz could be the issue and you do this by contacting at800. If they say it could be then they may send you a filter.

By retuning you have probably shot yourself in the foot as now your TV isn't tuned. If it has manual tuning then go to it and manually tune UHF channel 60. If you find no workaround and wait until the filter comes then try manually tuning C60 as if you have all other channels then an automatic tune will do nothing other than take longer.

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Rosemary
8:53 PM
Morpeth

Thanks. Think I'll cancel Sky and get freeview through the box even though I'll have to pay £10.50 per month to record. Still going to save myself over £20 per month. Do you think this is the way to go?

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jb38
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9:16 PM

Rosemary: I would completely ditch Sky and purchase a Freesat recorder such as the Foxsat - HDR / 500 G twin tuner PVR (recorder) as seen in the link, the cost of equivalent to what you would pay Sky per year for the dubious privilege of being able to record free to view programmes.

By the way the Humax referred to is 100% compatible with a twin input dish previously used for Sky+.


Manager's specials - HUMAX UK Direct Sales Website

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