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Freeview reception at SO17 2LW


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 12 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of SO172LW (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)Rowridge SouthPSB1
2BBC TwoRowridge SouthPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
5Channel 5Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
 
6ITV 2Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
7That's SolentRowridge LSO
9BBC FourRowridge SouthPSB1
10ITV3Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
11Sky ArtsRowridge COM5
 
12QuestRowridge COM6
13E4Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
14Film4Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
17ReallyRowridge COM5
 
18More4Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
19DaveRowridge COM5
20DramaRowridge COM4
215USARowridge COM4
23BBC ThreeRowridge SouthPSB1
 
25WRowridge COM6
26ITV4Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
27YesterdayRowridge COM6
29ITV2 +1Rowridge COM4
30E4 +1Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
 
31E4 ExtraRowridge COM5
325STARRowridge COM4
335ActionRowridge COM4
34GREAT! moviesRowridge COM6
35ITV1 +1Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
 
36pickRowridge COM5
39DMAXRowridge COM6
40Quest RedRowridge COM5
41LegendRowridge COM4
42GREAT! movies actionRowridge COM4
 
43Food NetworkRowridge COM5
44HGTVRowridge COM6
46Channel 5 +1Rowridge COM4
47Film4 +1Rowridge COM5
48ChallengeRowridge COM5
 
494sevenRowridge COM5
565SELECTRowridge PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelRowridge COM5
58ITVBe +1Rowridge COM4
59ITV3 +1Rowridge COM4
 
60Drama +1Rowridge COM5
64BlazeRowridge COM4
67CBS RealityRowridge COM4
70Quest +1Rowridge COM5
71Quest Red +1Rowridge COM6
 
73HobbyMakerRowridge COM6
74Dave ja vuRowridge COM4
75Yesterday +1Rowridge COM5
78TCCRowridge COM4
81Blaze +1Rowridge COM4
 
82Talking Pictures TVRowridge COM6
83Together TVRowridge COM5
84PBS AmericaRowridge COM6
88Classic HitsRowridge COM6
89ITV4 +1Rowridge COM4
 
101BBC One HDRowridge PSB3
102BBC Two HDRowridge PSB3
103UTV HDRowridge PSB3
103STV HDRowridge PSB3
103ITV 1 HDRowridge PSB3
 
104Channel 4 HDRowridge PSB3
105Channel 5 HDRowridge PSB3
106BBC Four HDRowridge PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDRowridge PSB3
109BBC Three HDRowridge PSB3
 
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Rowridge PSB3
201CBBCRowridge SouthPSB1
202CBeebiesRowridge SouthPSB1
203CITVRowridge COM4
204CBBC HDRowridge PSB3
 
205CBeebies HDRowridge PSB3
208Pop PlayerRowridge COM4
209Ketchup TVRowridge COM4
210Ketchup TooRowridge COM4
211YAAAS!Rowridge COM4
 
231BBC NewsRowridge SouthPSB1
232BBC ParliamentRowridge SouthPSB1
233Sky NewsRowridge COM5
235Al Jazeera EngRowridge COM6
250BBC Red ButtonRowridge SouthPSB1
 

 

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Comments
Friday, 8 November 2013
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jb38
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8:51 PM

Anne Clayton: As you do not appear to reside in an isolated location then the obvious question would be, have you as yet checked with any of your neighbours to find out if they are being similarly affected?

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Monday, 11 November 2013
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MARION
3:53 PM
Burton-on-trent

I have an lg television working through Freeview, the sound on the TV sounds quite blurry and the volume although on very high comes over very quietly. is there anything that i can do to enhance this as my partner is very hard of hearing and sits so close to the TV i can hardly see the screen myself. many thanks for any help that can be given. de13 0pn. Marion

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Margaret
8:20 PM

Hi I live in north devon - Have lost all radio channels over the last month and now today I have lost about 16 channels. Advice from freesat was to put box in standby mode for 30 seconds and they would come back - they didn't so retuning was the only other option and I have still got exactly the same - Radio and tv channels are listed but no or bad signal shows on all of them.

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Dan
11:02 PM

Hi everyone,


In Edinburgh here


Freeview box is only scanning 34 channels(21 TV, 13 radio)

Anyone know how I can receive other channels?


Thanks

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Michael
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11:17 PM

Dan: Have you previously had more channels at your location on the aerial you are using?

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jb38
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11:28 PM

Margaret : If you are definitely referring to" Freesat" (satellite) and NOT Freeview via a normal aerial then no or bad signal in most cases is always caused by the dish either being out of alignment or by water having entered the "F" connector on the dishes LNB.

Purely out of curiosity, what is the model number of the box you are using? and are you connected into a communal dish system?

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Tuesday, 12 November 2013
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MikeB
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12:07 AM

Marion: You say ' the sound on the TV sounds quite blurry and the volume although on very high comes over very quietly.'

From this can I assume that the sound is distorted, or is that the picture? As for sound quality, a modern TV tends not to sound great, but its unusual to be that bad. OK - if you listen on BBC1, is the sound alright? And if your watching through another box, say a recorder (or perhaps something on DVD), is the sound much the same, or is it much quieter?

If its the latter two, then its because the sound level on those imputs is often different to the tuner in the TV itself. This can be cured by using whats called 'volume offset', which will be explained in the manual, and means you can turned the volume for those external boxes up/down so they match the TV itself.

Check to make sure your getting a good signal, picture, etc, but if you are and the sound is very quiet, poor, etc, you might have to get something to help with the quality of the sound.

These days, soundbars are pretty much standard, and are basically speakers in a longish box, which you can put in front of the TV, underneath it, on the wall, etc. You can pay about £170 for a decentish one (about 80-120watts), and this will come with a sub-woofer, to create low frequency sounds, to make the whole experience better. A better and more powerful one (around 300watts) is about £279-£399) - Samsung, Sony, Panasonic and LG all make good ones at this level. If you TV is smaller than a 40in, they might look a bit big, but Orbitsound make smaller ones.

Your partner could use a pair of wireless headphones, that work via the headphone socket on the TV (the ones without wires are pretty cheap, and are easier to use - you can get blu tooth ones as well). However, if you plug one into the earphone socket on an LG (or a Samsung), all other sound is cut off, so you cannot hear it (Panasonic and Sony can split the sound, so you can do both).

If you can tell us the TV's model number, and clarify the problem, perhaps we can help further.

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Margaret
2:03 AM

jb38: Hi again - surely if its something to do with the LNB connection I would be having trouble with all the channels but the other 140 odd are all ok. It is a Humax freesat box FOXSAT-HDR and I have my own dish on my house

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jb38
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8:12 AM

Margaret: The great point about satellite equipment is that any problems with reception is always associated with some aspect concerned with the reception side of the equation.

An LNB does not work like an aerial by the fact that with satellite reception the box (Humax in your case) sends control signals to the LNB for the purpose of band changing / polarity switching, and if any defect occurs in this system its reflected by missing programme channels.

Now the equipment you are using is known try swapping the two LNB inputs over, the reason for this test being that LNB1 is the main input used for normal reception and if anything is amiss with the port / cable on the LNB being used for that input then the situation will change by reversing the inputs over.

Should it subsequently be found that the situation has not changed then its either the case that the dish is slightly out of alignment or the actual box has developed a fault, that is provided that whatever radio channels you might be referring to are actually still being broadcast!

By the way, if you are viewing a BBC or ITV channel and you press the " i " button on your remote control what levels are being indicated on the strength bars at the bottom of the screen?


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jb38
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9:14 AM

Margaret : Just a small addition to clarify on that said about band switching.

When you are selecting a programme to view on a satellite receiver every channel you select instructs the LNB to switch to a particular combination of low band or high band operation combined with either a vertical or horizontal polarity, these changes being achieved by the box sending two different voltages plus either a 22Khz tone or not dependant on the channel selected.

If for example water has entered the LNB's "F" connector then this will cause a short circuit to the 22 Khz tone necessary for high band operation, meaning that although the channel may have been selected on the box the LNB will not have responded which results in a "no signal" message.

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