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Freeview reception at SW4 6LD


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 42 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of SW46LD (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, 4 January 2014
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Val Grimshaw
7:34 PM
Darlington

in order to receive HD channels, do we need special aerials? We receive all other Freeview channels, with good reception, DL3 0GB is our post code.

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Dave Lindsay
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7:49 PM

Val Grimshaw: No. What you do need though is a TV or box with a Freeview HD (DVB-T2) tuner in. Standard definition signals use DVB-T.

Some older HD TVs were "HD Ready" (and some current ones may be - not sure about that) which meant that they could show HD pictures but didn't have the means to receive the signals.

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Sunday, 5 January 2014
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Andrew Curtis
10:35 AM
Eastleigh

SO50 7LQ. I have a digital aerial (upgraded in Dec '13) fitted on the roof. Problems with some channels but not all. Good signal on most popular channels; BBC, ITV, 4 & 5. Watching ITV3 now with heavy pixalation. Same on Dave, 4Music and quite a few others.
Main TV runs through BT Vision. All units re-tuned. Can't view BT Sport as heavy pixalation.
Good signal strength and quality for BBC but low quality for the pixalated channels.
Frustrating having some working and not others.
Any ideas?

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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:04 AM

Andrew Curtis: As you appear to be using Rowridge for your Freeview reception the question would be, if when you had the aerial upgraded did the installer mount it vertically? as the COM channels radiate on 200 Kw on vertical transmissions whereas its only 50 Kw on horizontal.

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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:18 AM

Andrew Curtis : In addition to that said, the only downside to the aerial being mounted vertically is that you will likely be unable to receive the new additional HD channels on COM7 (C31) on 23.4Kw and eventually COM8 (C37) also on the same power, as well as the new local channel (C29) on 10Kw starting in June 2014, as all three only radiate on horizontal transmissions.

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jamie stevens
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12:53 PM
Southampton

Andrew Curtis:

JB38 is correct, however

If reception is difficult in your location you may well want to sacrifice the new HD channels on HP, making your system aerial VP will give a far superior signal.

With the strength the new channels will be radiated at such low levels some people may need to go back to large high gain aerials just to try and receive them.

With VP we can now install smaller aerials far less likely to be impacted by high winds.

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jamie stevens's 207 posts GB
Monday, 6 January 2014
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Chips
12:25 PM
Harwich

When I have my sky magic eye attached to my new TV I loose almost all of the freeview channels. This is a new build property and was set-up to use sky magic eye use in all rooms. The aerial and associated equipment is all less than 18 months old.
At the most I will have only one television using the magic eye at any one time.
Why is this happening? Do you have any advice to overcome this problem, please?
Thank you.

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Royston
3:04 PM
Sevenoaks

TN147JR. Hi We lost our aerial in the storm and have muddled through till no. It's an old aerial although we got the freeview HD channels (have a new TV), so what would be the best aerial to replace with given current and future channel development.
I think we are on the edge of the Crystal Palace transmitter range and our village is high on a hill.
Many thanks

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Tuesday, 7 January 2014
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D. Lorriman
10:29 AM
Leeds

just recently I'm getting poor reception and a reduced signal strength on both my TVs, which are served by a common aerial. Several stations are affected. My closest transmitter is Emley Moor and this has always been the station picked up by auto scan. But I am now getting BBC1 preferentially from Bilsdale and a poor signal strength across the board. Is there a problem with the Emley moor transmitter?

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Daniel
6:53 PM

SL4 3FJ. I have had no freeview reception in the last 7 days. I couldn't contact my neighbours, so I don't know if they are experimenting the same problems, and I don't know what to do if the problem is coming from the building aerial. What should I do?? Thank you

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