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Freeview reception at EH54 8HJ


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 4 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of EH548HJ (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)Black Hill ScotlandPSB1
2BBC TwoBlack Hill ScotlandPSB1
3STV (SD)Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
5Channel 5Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
 
6ITV 2Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
7BBC AlbaBlack Hill ScotlandPSB1
8STV GlasgowBlack Hill LG
8STV EdinburghCraigkelly LEH
10ITV3Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
 
11Sky ArtsBlack Hill COM5
12QuestBlack Hill COM6
13E4Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
14Film4Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
 
17ReallyBlack Hill COM5
18More4Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
19DaveBlack Hill COM5
20DramaBlack Hill COM4
215USABlack Hill COM4
 
23BBC ThreeBlack Hill ScotlandPSB1
24BBC Four (Scotland SD)Black Hill ScotlandPSB1
25WBlack Hill COM6
26ITV4Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
27YesterdayBlack Hill COM6
 
29ITV2 +1Black Hill COM4
30E4 +1Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
31E4 ExtraBlack Hill COM5
325STARBlack Hill COM4
335ActionBlack Hill COM4
 
34GREAT! moviesBlack Hill COM6
35ITV1 +1Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
35STV+1Black Hill STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
36pickBlack Hill COM5
39DMAXBlack Hill COM6
 
40Quest RedBlack Hill COM5
41LegendBlack Hill COM4
42GREAT! movies actionBlack Hill COM4
43Food NetworkBlack Hill COM5
44HGTVBlack Hill COM6
 
46Channel 5 +1Black Hill COM4
47Film4 +1Black Hill COM5
48ChallengeBlack Hill COM5
494sevenBlack Hill COM5
565SELECTBlack Hill PSB3
 
57Smithsonian ChannelBlack Hill COM5
58ITVBe +1Black Hill COM4
59ITV3 +1Black Hill COM4
60Drama +1Black Hill COM5
64BlazeBlack Hill COM4
 
67CBS RealityBlack Hill COM4
70Quest +1Black Hill COM5
71Quest Red +1Black Hill COM6
73HobbyMakerBlack Hill COM6
74Dave ja vuBlack Hill COM4
 
75Yesterday +1Black Hill COM5
78TCCBlack Hill COM4
81Blaze +1Black Hill COM4
82Talking Pictures TVBlack Hill COM6
83Together TVBlack Hill COM5
 
84PBS AmericaBlack Hill COM6
88Classic HitsBlack Hill COM6
89ITV4 +1Black Hill COM4
101BBC One HDBlack Hill PSB3
102BBC Two HDBlack Hill PSB3
 
103ITV 1 HDBlack Hill PSB3
103STV HDBlack Hill PSB3
103UTV HDBlack Hill PSB3
104Channel 4 HDBlack Hill PSB3
105Channel 5 HDBlack Hill PSB3
 
106BBC Four HDBlack Hill PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDBlack Hill PSB3
109BBC Three HDBlack Hill PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Black Hill PSB3
201CBBCBlack Hill ScotlandPSB1
 
202CBeebiesBlack Hill ScotlandPSB1
203CITVBlack Hill COM4
204CBBC HDBlack Hill PSB3
205CBeebies HDBlack Hill PSB3
208Pop PlayerBlack Hill COM4
 
209Ketchup TVBlack Hill COM4
210Ketchup TooBlack Hill COM4
211YAAAS!Black Hill COM4
231BBC NewsBlack Hill ScotlandPSB1
232BBC ParliamentBlack Hill ScotlandPSB1
 
233Sky NewsBlack Hill COM5
235Al Jazeera EngBlack Hill COM6
250BBC Red ButtonBlack Hill ScotlandPSB1

 

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Comments
Thursday, 2 January 2014
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Nathalie
8:02 PM
London

Been having freeview issues for about 3 days. With intermittent service. I had a few hours service this morning, but back to nothing again this evening. I just get the message "freeview quality poor or signal too low". I've unplugged and re booted my BT vision box. Still have the same message. My other TV has built in freeview, again it has been switched off from the plug and restarted. Ariel looks fine, so not really sure what to do next. Is this a general issue or just me? My postcode is SE182SF. Thanks for any assistance you can offer.

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MikeB
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8:36 PM

Nathalie: There is something between you and CRystal Palace, so check which transmitter your on (but Digital Tradeview reckons your fine - your are very close), but Bluebell Hill looks goodish. In both cases the transmitter is working fine (see R & T).

Since its on both TV's, it sounds like the aerial - check it back to the aerial itself. We've just had a week or two of high winds and driving rain - if your aerial connection is going to get a fault, then that might be it.

If its on the roof, you might to get a pro to look at it.

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jb38
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9:37 PM

alan: I would certainly second MikeB's suggestion with regards to going down the Freesat route as its virtually about the only guaranteed way that you are ever going to be able to enjoy reliable reception, a detailed terrain check on the alternative stations to Sandy revealing that the signal path from Tacolneston (@ 23 miles) is obstructed at roughly 1 mile out although possibly affected from around 8 miles, the situation being even worse using same test on Sudbury @ 31 miles with the signal path being seriously obstructed from approximately 21 miles prior to your location.

The other thing that I did notice being, that your reception from the Sandy transmitter (@ 42 miles) would appear to be via the foliage of the large tree positioned at the end wall of the properties.

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Duncan Hughes
11:34 PM
Wrexham

Dear All,
I cant receive a good signal over the last few months, I purchased a signal tester device and it shows one green light (but I have no idea what this means), I purchased a new Ariel (an indoor power Ariel) but this does not work, today I purchased an all in one outdoor Ariel but the reception is no better (has something changed ?), can you help me understand what I need to improve the signal

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Friday, 3 January 2014
Dave Lindsay
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2:44 AM

Duncan Hughes: Which transmitter were you previously receiving from with reliable reception?

If you had BBC Wales and ITV Wales then this must have been from Wrexham Rhos. If you did then has the degradation coincided with a development? It appears there is/was something being built on what was grass between High Street and Broughton Heights. Whilst this is close to the transmitter, and therefore where there may be a clear path over the top of new buildings, I wonder if the fact that your receive aerial is lower down could be an issue.

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Andy
2:13 PM
Jarrow

Does anyone know when BBC 4 will be received in HD in the North East (I am in Gateshead)
I started to receive BBC 3 and one of the children's BBC programmes in HD just before Christmas.
I understand it may be staggered across the country. Is there any rough timetable for this region?

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Michael
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2:17 PM

Andy: All 30 sites will have the com7 mux in operation before Wimbledon 2014, some earlier than others.

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Saturday, 4 January 2014
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Mark Farmiloe
5:43 PM
Birmingham

My postcode is B45 8HR and we use a external aerial pointed at the Ridge Hill transmitter. In the last month or so we lose signal quality and often lose the picture altogether, but only some of the day.
Looking at the map the line to the transmitter goes straight through a '3' mobile transmitter about 1.5 km away. Could this be the cause? And if so, why only some of the time? Also if so, is there anything I can do ( or complain to :-) ).


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Dave Lindsay
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6:12 PM

Mark Farmiloe: I think you need to look closer to home some sort of electrical interference. Even if the base station is 4G at 800MHz then it's quite a way away, plus your aerial is horizontal and its signals are vertically polarised.

If it starts and stops at the same time then that is likely to be some timed device. An AM radio (LW preferably) powered from batteries might be useful in tracking it down.

Speak to neighbours and see if they have difficulties too, although be aware that they could be using a satellite service (Sky or Freesat).

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