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By providing a full postcode (such as W1A 1AA), national grid reference (for example SE123456) or latitude, longitude pair (like 54, -0.5) this page will provide a map, terrain plot and detailed information of the location showing the UK and RoI television transmitters that it is possible you receive Freeview, Freeview HD, Youview, BT TV and Saorview from.
 

(Don't know your postcode? Find it at Post Office Postcode finder).

UK Free TV uniquely shows you transmitter coverage maps, aerial to transmitter terrain plots, the closest 10 mobile phone masts (for possible 4G-at-800 interference) as well as tabulated information (sorted by direction, by received signal strength, by frequency, by service names or by transmitter name).

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Click on these links to see how this page looks with these sample postcodes: IP20BG, CV311LE, SK164HG, B691HY, HS29DA, PO345BB, BS231TF, KY169QF, DG46LQ, RG456XD.

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These predictions are based upon a rooftop aerial and depend on the suitability of the aerial, the distance to the transmitters, the power of their signals, the postcode area, and local terrain.

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Sunday, 6 July 2014
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jb38
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4:24 PM

Tracey walker: Even although its always possible that a fault could have developed on your aerial system such as a bad connection in the coax cables termination box, but though by you being located at just under 7 miles away from the Sandy transmitter and with according to the terrain checker, a clear line of sight from same, then your problem "might" be caused by the signal level being a little on the high side (too strong), "if" that is the 5 TV's referred to are being fed from a powered splitter.

Should you be using a powered splitter? and you have access to same, then the next time the signal vanishes remove the aerial down lead from the input to the splitter and couple it directly into one of the TV's (bypassing the splitter) and see if the signal returns.

An alternative test could be carried out using a set top aerial coupled into your TV, because at the distance you are located from the transmitter reception of sorts might be possible using one of those type of aerials purely to check for evidence of a signal even although it had vanished via the main aerial.

Of course a somewhat simpler method would simply be to check with a neighbour the next time the signal vanishes, as that would at least confirm (or not) if the problem was confined to your installation.

Further advice dependant on content of reply.

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MikeB
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5:31 PM

PETER: Your problem may be a mixture of using the wrong transmitter, a fault within your system, or both. I also recognise the ' Even when I accept Kent, I end up with East Sussex' problem - I suspect you are using a Goodmans/Bush freeview box, which might be contributing to your problem.

If you click on the DigitalUK link next to your question, you'll find that Dover is predicted to be the best transmitter to use, which should be on a bearing of 68 degrees, with other transmitters being less suitable. Check that your actually using that transmitter. If you not, your signal is going to be relatively poor.

Goodman's boxes dont manually tune, so they pick up the first transmitter strong enough. Now that should be fine for you - Dover is on 50, while all the others are vaguely pointing a different way, but Bluebell Hill is on 46, and 66 degrees of the bearing, so its possible you picking that up first. You can take out the aerial for the first 30 % of the scan, but it is hit and miss.

Also check your system - you might have partial break or loose connection which tends to make things worse at particular times, and a change of lead, etc, might change things for the better. No signal means that the signal is too low to allow the tuner to pick it up. It could be a low signal because your tuned into the rwrong transmitter, or that there is a problem with your system.

I suspect that your using an incorrect transmitter, which just isn't really working for you in the evening, so find out what transmitter your actually tuned to first.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB
Monday, 7 July 2014
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Philip C
10:12 AM

Philip C: Thanks for the responses to my original enquiry (2.7.14). My immediate neighbours all use Sky and have no reception problems. I decided to call in an aerial engineer but the problem disappeared (for 48 hours or so) and I stood him down. Then it returned during the Men's Singles Final (during a heavy rain storm in the West Midlands) and has been intermittent since then. Am beginning to think that it is due to atmospherics though it is strange that it has only manifested itself some two years afterf switchover. Two of our sets have FreeView built in and one has a digital box - but the problem generally occurs on all three at the same time - again pointing towards atmospherics.

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MikeB
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6:42 PM

Philip C: A full postcode would be really helpful, but there is something that stands out in what you've just written - the problem came back during a heavy rainstorm.

Atmospherics can cause problems, but there has been no other reports. On the other hand, if all your TV's/digiboxes are having the same problem at the same time (and they are all coming from the same aerial), then you probably have a problem with your system.

If there is a break/loose connection, then during rain moisture gets into the system, and messes up the signal. When it dries out, the signal gets better.

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Dave
8:11 PM
Stoke-on-trent

I've lost freeview channels just tried to switch to itv and it's gone along with channel 4 & 5is there a problem locally with freeview ST6 8GH

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Tuesday, 8 July 2014
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Jean McCallum
11:58 AM
Aylesford

I have a Zoom freeview box which has been working perfectly. Now every night between 12.30 and 1.30am the box freezes. Every morning for the past week I have had to reboot the receiver and then it works perfectly again. Have you any idea why this keeps happening.

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Friday, 11 July 2014
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Martin Gorrie
6:55 PM
Glasgow

Hi,
I Just looked at your map for mobile phone masts, its says I have 5 within 1.5km of my house, I think this is wrong, as I have a 4g mobile phone mast approx. 0.4 miles (0.6km) from my house, next to Levernside avenue and I think it is interfering with my set top box, I would like to know how I can get a filter to stop this interference

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MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

8:44 PM

Martin If you think it might be due to 4G signals, contact at800 on https://at800.tv/. If yiou are likely to be affected they will know and if necessary will supply one free filter to fit close to your aerial. According to the mapping alongside your post there are 5 masts within a relatively short distance, click on the "M's Freeview+4G map" entry or go to Map of Freeview reception at G781LN | ukfree.tv - 12 years of independent, free digital TV advice for more information. But none of the masts are specifically listed as being 4G though they may well be. Checking with at800 is your first step I think.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB
Saturday, 12 July 2014
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Francis Owen
8:58 PM
London

Dear Sir/Madam, E11 3PD
My uncle, lives in a sheltered accommodation and he has recently acquired freeview in built TV but he is not gaining access to channels that he is keen on. I have tried my best to assist him but so far I have not been successful. So now, he goes to the communal hall to watch TV and it is always difficult, as other residents might be watching other programmes. I would therefore be grateful if you could provide me with the necessary advice.

Thanking you in advance for your kind assistance.

Francis


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John murphy
9:41 PM
Battle

Free view reception to my TV has intermittently dropped out over the last few weeks. On some occasions I cannot get had (only standard tv) at the moment I am unable to get any signal (Sat 12 Jul) the signal has been ok prior to this. I am in the Hastings area. Battle.

JOHN

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