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Freeview reception at 52.9356°N -1.134°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 16 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of 52.935673,-1.134017 (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 +1Waltham com7
CCXTVWaltham COM4
MeritWaltham com7
1BBC One (SD)Waltham East MidlandsPSB1
2BBC TwoWaltham East MidlandsPSB1
 
3ITV (SD)Waltham Central (East)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Waltham Central (East)PSB2
5Channel 5Waltham Central (East)PSB2
6ITV 2Waltham Central (East)PSB2
7Estuary TV DoncasterBelmont LDN
 
7Notts TVWaltham LNG
9BBC FourWaltham East MidlandsPSB1
10ITV3Waltham Central (East)PSB2
11Sky ArtsBelmont COM5
12QuestWaltham COM4
 
13E4Waltham Central (East)PSB2
14Film4Waltham Central (East)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Waltham Central (East)PSB2
17ReallyBelmont COM5
18More4Waltham Central (East)PSB2
 
19DaveBelmont COM5
20DramaWaltham COM4
215USAWaltham COM4
23Dave ja vuWaltham COM6
25ITV4Waltham Central (East)PSB2
 
26YesterdayWaltham COM6
28ITV2 +1Waltham COM4
29E4 +1Waltham Central (East)PSB2
304MusicBelmont COM5
315STARWaltham COM4
 
32Paramount NetworkWaltham COM4
33GREAT! moviesWaltham COM6
34ITV +1Waltham Central (East)PSB2
35pickBelmont COM5
38DMAXWaltham COM6
 
39Quest RedBelmont COM5
40CBS JusticeWaltham COM6
41GREAT! movies actionWaltham COM4
42Food NetworkBelmont COM5
43HGTVWaltham COM6
 
45Channel 5 +1Waltham COM4
46Film4 +1Belmont COM5
47ChallengeBelmont COM5
484sevenBelmont COM5
555SELECTWaltham COM4
 
56Smithsonian ChannelBelmont COM5
57ITVBe +1Waltham COM4
58ITV3 +1Waltham COM4
59ITV4 +1Waltham COM4
63BlazeWaltham COM4
 
64FreeSportsWaltham com7
66CBS RealityWaltham COM4
67CBS DramaWaltham COM6
68Horror ChannelWaltham COM4
69Quest +1Belmont COM5
 
70Quest Red +1Waltham com7
72Shopping Quarter Waltham PSB3
73Drama +1Waltham COM4
74Yesterday +1Belmont COM5
76Now 70sWaltham com7
 
77TCCWaltham COM4
80Blaze +1Waltham COM4
81Talking Pictures TVWaltham COM6
82Together TVBelmont COM5
84PBS AmericaWaltham COM6
 
86More4 +1Waltham com7
87PBS America +1Waltham com7
89Court TVWaltham com7
96Forces TVWaltham com7
101BBC One HDWaltham PSB3
 
102BBC Two HDWaltham PSB3
103ITV HDWaltham PSB3
103STV HDWaltham PSB3
103UTV HDWaltham PSB3
104Channel 4 HDWaltham PSB3
 
105Channel 5 HDWaltham PSB3
106BBC Four HDWaltham com7
107BBC News HDWaltham com7
108BBC Scotland HDWaltham PSB3
113RT HDWaltham com7
 
114Quest HDWaltham com7
201CBBCWaltham East MidlandsPSB1
202CBeebiesWaltham East MidlandsPSB1
203CITVWaltham COM4
204CBBC HDWaltham PSB3
 
205CBeebies HDWaltham com7
211Ketchup TVWaltham COM4
212YAAAS!Waltham COM4
231BBC NewsWaltham East MidlandsPSB1
232BBC ParliamentWaltham East MidlandsPSB1
 
233Sky NewsBelmont COM5
234RTWaltham COM6
235Aljazeera EnglishWaltham COM6
250BBC Red ButtonWaltham East MidlandsPSB1

 

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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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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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