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Freeview reception at ST15 0SJ


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 3 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of ST150SJ (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)Sutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
2BBC TwoSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
5Channel 5Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
 
6ITV 2Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
7Big Centre TVSutton Coldfield LB
9BBC FourSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
10ITV3Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
11Sky ArtsSutton Coldfield COM5
 
12QuestSutton Coldfield COM6
13E4Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
14Film4Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
17ReallySutton Coldfield COM5
 
18More4Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
19DaveSutton Coldfield COM5
20DramaSutton Coldfield COM4
215USASutton Coldfield COM4
23BBC ThreeSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
 
25WSutton Coldfield COM6
26ITV4Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
27YesterdaySutton Coldfield COM6
29ITV2 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
30E4 +1Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
 
31E4 ExtraSutton Coldfield COM5
325STARSutton Coldfield COM4
335ActionSutton Coldfield COM4
34GREAT! moviesSutton Coldfield COM6
35ITV1 +1Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
 
36pickSutton Coldfield COM5
39DMAXSutton Coldfield COM6
40Quest RedSutton Coldfield COM5
41LegendSutton Coldfield COM4
42GREAT! movies actionSutton Coldfield COM4
 
43Food NetworkSutton Coldfield COM5
44HGTVSutton Coldfield COM6
46Channel 5 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
47Film4 +1Sutton Coldfield COM5
48ChallengeSutton Coldfield COM5
 
494sevenSutton Coldfield COM5
565SELECTSutton Coldfield PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelSutton Coldfield COM5
58ITVBe +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
59ITV3 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
 
60Drama +1Sutton Coldfield COM5
64BlazeSutton Coldfield COM4
67CBS RealitySutton Coldfield COM4
70Quest +1Sutton Coldfield COM5
71Quest Red +1Sutton Coldfield COM6
 
73HobbyMakerSutton Coldfield COM6
74Dave ja vuSutton Coldfield COM4
75Yesterday +1Sutton Coldfield COM5
78TCCSutton Coldfield COM4
81Blaze +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
 
82Talking Pictures TVSutton Coldfield COM6
83Together TVSutton Coldfield COM5
84PBS AmericaSutton Coldfield COM6
88Classic HitsSutton Coldfield COM6
89ITV4 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
 
101BBC One HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
102BBC Two HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
103UTV HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
103STV HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
103ITV 1 HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
 
104Channel 4 HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
105Channel 5 HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
106BBC Four HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
109BBC Three HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
 
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Sutton Coldfield PSB3
201CBBCSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
202CBeebiesSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
203CITVSutton Coldfield COM4
204CBBC HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
 
205CBeebies HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
208Pop PlayerSutton Coldfield COM4
209Ketchup TVSutton Coldfield COM4
210Ketchup TooSutton Coldfield COM4
211YAAAS!Sutton Coldfield COM4
 
231BBC NewsSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
232BBC ParliamentSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
233Sky NewsSutton Coldfield COM5
235Al Jazeera EngSutton Coldfield COM6
250BBC Red ButtonSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
 

 

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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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