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Freeview reception at AB43 9NG


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 6 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of AB439NG (page shows closest 10)

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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)Rosehearty ScotlandPSB1
2BBC TwoRosehearty ScotlandPSB1
3STV (SD)Rosehearty STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Rosehearty STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
5Channel 5Rosehearty STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
 
6ITV 2Rosehearty STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
7BBC AlbaRosehearty ScotlandPSB1
10ITV3Rosehearty STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
11Sky ArtsRumster Forest COM5
12QuestRumster Forest COM6
 
13E4Rosehearty STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
14Film4Rosehearty STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Rosehearty STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
17ReallyRumster Forest COM5
18More4Rosehearty STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
 
19DaveRumster Forest COM5
20DramaRumster Forest COM4
215USARumster Forest COM4
23BBC ThreeRosehearty ScotlandPSB1
24BBC Four (Scotland SD)Rosehearty ScotlandPSB1
 
25WRumster Forest COM6
26ITV4Rosehearty STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
27YesterdayRumster Forest COM6
29ITV2 +1Rumster Forest COM4
30E4 +1Rosehearty STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
 
31E4 ExtraRumster Forest COM5
325STARRumster Forest COM4
335ActionRumster Forest COM4
34GREAT! moviesRumster Forest COM6
35STV+1Rosehearty STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
 
35ITV1 +1Rosehearty STV North (Aberdeen)PSB2
36pickRumster Forest COM5
39DMAXRumster Forest COM6
40Quest RedRumster Forest COM5
41LegendRumster Forest COM4
 
42GREAT! movies actionRumster Forest COM4
43Food NetworkRumster Forest COM5
44HGTVRumster Forest COM6
46Channel 5 +1Rumster Forest COM4
47Film4 +1Rumster Forest COM5
 
48ChallengeRumster Forest COM5
494sevenRumster Forest COM5
565SELECTRosehearty PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelRumster Forest COM5
58ITVBe +1Rumster Forest COM4
 
59ITV3 +1Rumster Forest COM4
60Drama +1Rumster Forest COM5
64BlazeRumster Forest COM4
67CBS RealityRumster Forest COM4
70Quest +1Rumster Forest COM5
 
71Quest Red +1Rumster Forest COM6
73HobbyMakerRumster Forest COM6
74Dave ja vuRumster Forest COM4
75Yesterday +1Rumster Forest COM5
78TCCRumster Forest COM4
 
81Blaze +1Rumster Forest COM4
82Talking Pictures TVRumster Forest COM6
83Together TVRumster Forest COM5
84PBS AmericaRumster Forest COM6
88Classic HitsRumster Forest COM6
 
89ITV4 +1Rumster Forest COM4
101BBC One HDRosehearty PSB3
102BBC Two HDRosehearty PSB3
103UTV HDRosehearty PSB3
103STV HDRosehearty PSB3
 
103ITV 1 HDRosehearty PSB3
104Channel 4 HDRosehearty PSB3
105Channel 5 HDRosehearty PSB3
106BBC Four HDRosehearty PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDRosehearty PSB3
 
109BBC Three HDRosehearty PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Rosehearty PSB3
201CBBCRosehearty ScotlandPSB1
202CBeebiesRosehearty ScotlandPSB1
203CITVRumster Forest COM4
 
204CBBC HDRosehearty PSB3
205CBeebies HDRosehearty PSB3
208Pop PlayerRumster Forest COM4
209Ketchup TVRumster Forest COM4
210Ketchup TooRumster Forest COM4
 
211YAAAS!Rumster Forest COM4
231BBC NewsRosehearty ScotlandPSB1
232BBC ParliamentRosehearty ScotlandPSB1
233Sky NewsRumster Forest COM5
235Al Jazeera EngRumster Forest COM6
 
250BBC Red ButtonRosehearty ScotlandPSB1

 

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Tuesday, 4 October 2022
R
Richard Mudge
8:16 PM
Weston-super-mare

Richard Mudge: My postcode is BS24 9ND

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Richard Mudge
8:20 PM
Weston-super-mare

Chris.SE: Hi Chris
My postcode is BS24 9ND

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Wednesday, 5 October 2022
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Chris.SE
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

6:46 AM

Richard Mudge:

Hi Richard. The aerial should be pointing at compass bearing 111 degrees - that's 21 degrees S of due E, almost ESE.
The Freeview predictor shows you should get good signals from Mendip for the 6 main multiplexes (not the Local one as you are off-beam for that, it's beamed towards Bristol - you can always try a manual tune on UHF C30 as it may be weak and an autotune may miss it).

However, the predictor says you can also get good signals from Wenvoe and Stockland Hill which you may get from sidelobes (even rear ones) of the aerial's reception, so you may have to manual tune Mendip's UHF channels to make sure you get them correctly.
Mendip's correct UHF channels are C32, C34, C35, C48, C33, C36, C30. That's is the order BBCA/PSB1, D3&4/PSB2, BBCB HD/PSB3, SDN/COM4, ArqA/COM5, ArqB/COM6; Local mux.

If you can't get the Mendip (Bristol) Local multiplex, you could try a Manual tune on UHF C37 which is the Local mux from Wenvoe, which you might get off the back of the aerial albeit possibly weak.
Whilst you may not especially want Cardiff local news on LCN7, you may like to get the other channels carried on the mux.
See Channel listings for Industry Professionals | Freeview for which channels are carried on which multiplex.

Bear in mind that standard Tri-boom's are a wideband aerial unless this is one of the newer K Group tuned versions, so you might need a (free) filter from restoretv.uk if any 4/5G mobile masts using 700MHz set up near you - but you should get a postcard from restoretv.uk if so, but it doesn't always happen.
I'm glad your tri-boom is being loft mounted, they have a high wind loading and would need sturdy mounting if external!

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Richard Mudge
10:15 PM
Weston-super-mare

Chris.SE: Hi Chris
Thanks for the information

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Friday, 21 October 2022
H
Helen
11:19 AM
Peterborough

Hi,
I believe my Arial is directed towards Sandy Heath. I've had no freeview channels for 6 weeks or so, postcode PE8 6PZ. The map on this site suggests I should align the arial to the Waltham transmitter.
Can anyone offer advice?
Regards
Helen

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StevensOnln1
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

1:50 PM

Helen: Sandy Heath is predicted to provide a good signal for all multiplexes at your postcode, whereas Waltham is predicted to provide a good signal for PSB1/2/3 with a weaker signal for COM4/5/6 which may result in reception of many commercial channels being unreliable.

Have you carried out any investigation into the loss of signal? Start by checking for any loose or damaged cables or connections behind your TV, then work your way back towards the aerial as far as you can safely access. Is your aerial still pointing in the correct direction (164 degrees compass bearing)? Are any neighbours suffering similar reception problems? Don't retune your TV as this will just delete all of your channels and search for them again, making it more difficult to know when the fault has been found.

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Chris.SE
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10:03 PM

Helen:

Which map are you referring to? If it's the one you get from "Get to see your Freeview Prediction" by entering your postcode above, then I don't know why Sandy Heath is not showing on that map, it should be there. Nor why it indeed suggests Belmont for COM5 but not COMs 4&6 when reception of the COMs would be the same, I'm afraid that's ridiculous and it's an error.
And further to that even Waltham is predicted by Freeview to give better reception of the COMs than Belmont!!.
As StevensOnln1 has said Freeview's own predictor shows Sandy Heath with the best predicted reception, and also as your most likely transmitter.

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Saturday, 29 October 2022
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Nicholas Anderson
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

8:24 AM

Viewers on the North Somerset coast near Mindhead will only receive transmissions from Wales including Welsh Channel 4 if their antennas are misaligned as the signal from South Wales is very strong across the Bristol Channel.

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StevensOnln1
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10:19 AM

Nicholas Anderson: All the Welsh transmitters broadcast the same version of Channel 4 as those in England. You are probably thinking of S4C which is a completely separate Welsh language channel, which did show programmes from Channel 4 in the past up until digital switchover completed due to Channel 4 analogue not being broadcast in Wales. There has been no link or sharing of programmes between Channel 4 and S4C since then, with both channels being available from every transmitter in Wales.

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