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Freeview reception at 51.2294°N -2.316°E


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 51.229491,-2.316698 (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

Together TV +1Mendip com7
CCXTVMendip COM4
MeritMendip com7
1BBC One (SD)Mendip WestPSB1
2BBC TwoMendip WestPSB1
 
3ITV (SD)Mendip WestPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Mendip WestPSB2
5Channel 5Mendip WestPSB2
6ITV 2Mendip WestPSB2
7Made in BristolMendip LBS
 
9BBC FourMendip WestPSB1
10ITV3Mendip WestPSB2
11Sky ArtsMendip COM5
12QuestMendip COM4
13E4Mendip WestPSB2
 
14Film4Mendip WestPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Mendip WestPSB2
17ReallyMendip COM5
18More4Mendip WestPSB2
19DaveMendip COM5
 
20DramaMendip COM4
215USAMendip COM4
23Dave ja vuMendip COM6
25ITV4Mendip WestPSB2
26YesterdayMendip COM6
 
28ITV2 +1Mendip COM4
29E4 +1Mendip WestPSB2
304MusicMendip COM5
315STARMendip COM4
32Paramount NetworkMendip COM4
 
33GREAT! moviesMendip COM6
34ITV +1Mendip WestPSB2
35pickMendip COM5
38DMAXMendip COM6
39Quest RedMendip COM5
 
40CBS JusticeMendip COM6
41GREAT! movies actionMendip COM4
42Food NetworkMendip COM5
43HGTVMendip COM6
45Channel 5 +1Mendip COM4
 
46Film4 +1Mendip COM5
47ChallengeMendip COM5
484sevenMendip COM5
555SELECTMendip COM4
56Smithsonian ChannelMendip COM5
 
57ITVBe +1Mendip COM4
58ITV3 +1Mendip COM4
59ITV4 +1Mendip COM4
63BlazeMendip COM4
64FreeSportsMendip com7
 
66CBS RealityMendip COM4
67CBS DramaMendip COM6
68Horror ChannelMendip COM4
69Quest +1Mendip COM5
70Quest Red +1Mendip com7
 
72Shopping Quarter Frome PSB3
73Drama +1Mendip COM4
74Yesterday +1Mendip COM5
76Now 70sMendip com7
77TCCMendip COM4
 
80Blaze +1Mendip COM4
81Talking Pictures TVMendip COM6
82Together TVMendip COM5
84PBS AmericaMendip COM6
86More4 +1Mendip com7
 
87PBS America +1Mendip com7
89Court TVMendip com7
96Forces TVMendip com7
101BBC One HDFrome PSB3
102BBC Two HDFrome PSB3
 
103ITV HDFrome PSB3
103STV HDFrome PSB3
103UTV HDFrome PSB3
104Channel 4 HDFrome PSB3
105Channel 5 HDFrome PSB3
 
106BBC Four HDMendip com7
107BBC News HDMendip com7
108BBC Scotland HDFrome PSB3
113RT HDMendip com7
114Quest HDMendip com7
 
201CBBCMendip WestPSB1
202CBeebiesMendip WestPSB1
203CITVMendip COM4
204CBBC HDFrome PSB3
205CBeebies HDMendip com7
 
211Ketchup TVMendip COM4
212YAAAS!Mendip COM4
231BBC NewsMendip WestPSB1
232BBC ParliamentMendip WestPSB1
233Sky NewsMendip COM5
 
234RTMendip COM6
235Aljazeera EnglishMendip COM6
250BBC Red ButtonMendip WestPSB1

 

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Comments
Monday, 3 January 2022
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Glen Lucas
6:41 PM
Whitley Bay

Hi, why is there no map for NE25 9UY for checking signal strength? My brother lives there and there's virtually no Freeview signal strength. He has installed a high signal strength K band aerial and still gets virtually nothing. His TV aerial has a pre amplifier and then goes into a distribution amplifier which I installed since I'm a electrician and have fitted numerous of these home distribution amplifiers and TV aerials without any problems. He has tried to get a signal with just a small tv (in signal reception, strength and quality mode) placed on the roof with the aerial plugged directly into it, still with no joy. Could you please tell me why the signal is so weak there and what is the solution to the problem?
Kind regards
Glen

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StevensOnln1
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7:07 PM

Glen Lucas: Putting that postcode into the detailed coverage checker on Freeview's corporate website gives a prediction of strong signal from both Pontop Pike (222 degrees compass bearing) and Chatton (336 degrees bearing) transmitters. A weak signal is predicted from the temporary mast at Bilsdale Quarry, so maybe he just needs to turn the aerial around to point at a different transmitter.

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Friday, 14 January 2022
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Edward Slater
12:55 PM
Nottingham

We have been receiving excellent signal on all mpxs from the Nottingham transmitter for a number of years. Since around the end of Oct 2021, we have lost virtually all signal on channel 48 - I have recordings of programmes in October to prove it worked! I have followed all the recommended reset procedures and checked the aerial (loft mounted), amplifiers and cables (I am a qualified electronics engineer) to no avail. Signals on channels 38 and 50 are at strength 10 and there is a 5G filter installed (I have tried without it). Any ideas?

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Chris.SE
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1:53 PM

Edward Slater:

I assume when you say you've checked the cables that includes continuity of the coax core.
Unfortunately the UHF channel list on the Nottingham transmitter page isn't fully up-to-date. The Local multiplex was moved from C50 to UHF C44 during the 700MHz clearance.
The correct UHF channels for Nottingham In the multiplex order PSBs1-3, COMs4-6, Local are -
C27, C24, C21, C33, C36, C48, C44 . It's vertical polarisation.

There is no transmitter in the country transmitting on any channel above C48 other than the temporary COM7 HD mux on C55, not broadcast from Nottingham.

If you have signal on C50, I don't suppose you have any analogue modulators from older equipemnt running ie old Sky boxes, Games consoles etc. If so shift them right to the top of the band.
If not, you need to find out what this signal is. It could be saturating your front end and desensitising it so C48 signal is weakened.

What does your TV tuning section show for signal strength and quality for all the multiplexes?

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Chris.SE's 2,722 posts GB
Wednesday, 19 January 2022
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Edward Slater
10:19 AM
Nottingham

Thanks Chris

Apologies for any confusion - the incorrect information on Nottingham didn't help but it was my mistake. I don't have access to proper test equipment anymore so the data on strength and quality that follows is taken from the television:

Ch Qual Strength
21 10 10
24 10 9
27 10 10
33 9 9
36 5 8
44 8 6
48 1 5

Just to confirm, there is no signal on any channel above 48, as you point out.

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Chris.SE
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10:44 PM

Edward Slater:

Hi. This is certainly a bit odd. Process of elimination seems the best way to proceed, shouldn't need any specialist equipment (hopefully!). Those Signal and Quality figures from the TV are useful.

In your o/p you mentioned signal strengths 10, leaving aside your error with the channel numbers, I assume that they were those higher channels. Those strength and quality figures now show a definite drop with the increase in channel number.

I should perhaps mention that there has been some temperature inversion/tropospheric ducting around which should have now cleared (although some predictions show it n#might return on Friday). Have those strength and quality figures changed since you took them?
That said, it's unusual for such interference to affect several channels in that way, normally it would be an individual channel (or two).

How have you got your equipment interconnected? You mention recordings, so I assume you've got a PVR of some sort connected to the TV. Have you altered anything around, moved any cables etc.?

Two things to check - make sure you haven't got any HDMI cables close to the aerial cable or flyleads as HDMI has been known to cause interference (especially when the coax isn't high quality double screened eg. CT100 or similar). Carefully check any flyleads, they can go intermittent especially the connection at the back of the plug if they are pre-made moulded types.

You mention a 5G filter and an amplifier. Is the amp a distribution amp/splitter or a "masthead type"? Does it have variable gain?

What could be useful is seeing what the strength and quality figures are for each multiplex with the aerial coupled direct to the coax direct to the TV, bypassing any filter. amp, splitter and PVR etc. Then try the same with the filter in place.

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