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Freeview reception at TQ5 9LW


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 5 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of TQ59LW (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)Beacon Hill South WestPSB1
2BBC TwoBeacon Hill South WestPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Beacon Hill West CountryPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Beacon Hill West CountryPSB2
5Channel 5Beacon Hill West CountryPSB2
 
6ITV 2Beacon Hill West CountryPSB2
9BBC FourBeacon Hill South WestPSB1
10ITV3Beacon Hill West CountryPSB2
11Sky ArtsBeacon Hill COM5
12QuestBeacon Hill COM6
 
13E4Beacon Hill West CountryPSB2
14Film4Beacon Hill West CountryPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Beacon Hill West CountryPSB2
17ReallyBeacon Hill COM5
18More4Beacon Hill West CountryPSB2
 
19DaveBeacon Hill COM5
20DramaBeacon Hill COM4
215USABeacon Hill COM4
23BBC ThreeBeacon Hill South WestPSB1
25WBeacon Hill COM6
 
26ITV4Beacon Hill West CountryPSB2
27YesterdayBeacon Hill COM6
29ITV2 +1Beacon Hill COM4
30E4 +1Beacon Hill West CountryPSB2
31E4 ExtraBeacon Hill COM5
 
325STARBeacon Hill COM4
335ActionBeacon Hill COM4
34GREAT! moviesBeacon Hill COM6
35ITV1 +1Beacon Hill West CountryPSB2
36pickBeacon Hill COM5
 
39DMAXBeacon Hill COM6
40Quest RedBeacon Hill COM5
41LegendBeacon Hill COM4
42GREAT! movies actionBeacon Hill COM4
43Food NetworkBeacon Hill COM5
 
44HGTVBeacon Hill COM6
46Channel 5 +1Beacon Hill COM4
47Film4 +1Beacon Hill COM5
48ChallengeBeacon Hill COM5
494sevenBeacon Hill COM5
 
565SELECTBeacon Hill PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelBeacon Hill COM5
58ITVBe +1Beacon Hill COM4
59ITV3 +1Beacon Hill COM4
60Drama +1Beacon Hill COM5
 
64BlazeBeacon Hill COM4
67CBS RealityBeacon Hill COM4
70Quest +1Beacon Hill COM5
71Quest Red +1Beacon Hill COM6
73HobbyMakerBeacon Hill COM6
 
74Dave ja vuBeacon Hill COM4
75Yesterday +1Beacon Hill COM5
78TCCBeacon Hill COM4
81Blaze +1Beacon Hill COM4
82Talking Pictures TVBeacon Hill COM6
 
83Together TVBeacon Hill COM5
84PBS AmericaBeacon Hill COM6
88Classic HitsBeacon Hill COM6
89ITV4 +1Beacon Hill COM4
101BBC One HDBeacon Hill PSB3
 
102BBC Two HDBeacon Hill PSB3
103UTV HDBeacon Hill PSB3
103STV HDBeacon Hill PSB3
103ITV 1 HDBeacon Hill PSB3
104Channel 4 HDBeacon Hill PSB3
 
105Channel 5 HDBeacon Hill PSB3
106BBC Four HDBeacon Hill PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDBeacon Hill PSB3
109BBC Three HDBeacon Hill PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Beacon Hill PSB3
 
201CBBCBeacon Hill South WestPSB1
202CBeebiesBeacon Hill South WestPSB1
203CITVBeacon Hill COM4
204CBBC HDBeacon Hill PSB3
205CBeebies HDBeacon Hill PSB3
 
208Pop PlayerBeacon Hill COM4
209Ketchup TVBeacon Hill COM4
210Ketchup TooBeacon Hill COM4
211YAAAS!Beacon Hill COM4
231BBC NewsBeacon Hill South WestPSB1
 
232BBC ParliamentBeacon Hill South WestPSB1
233Sky NewsBeacon Hill COM5
235Al Jazeera EngBeacon Hill COM6
250BBC Red ButtonBeacon Hill South WestPSB1

 

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Comments
Monday, 11 August 2014
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John Randall
11:13 AM
Stockton-on-tees

Can't get any free view programmes, been informed by BT that as I am on Bilsdale transmitter I won't get any until maintenance is complete anybody else effected.

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John Randall
11:18 AM
Stockton-on-tees

John Randall: no free view box but BT vision box on BT Youview service. Have retuned this box but get NO CHANNEL notice on all free view channels

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K Hunt
11:25 AM

John Randall: Hello, I'm not on Bilsdale but on a transmitter towards Hull, but I haven't had any TV since last night. Transmitter faults are not being shown on TV help websites for any local transmitters including Bilsdale so nobody seems to know what is happening.

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John Randall
11:34 AM
Stockton-on-tees

John Randall: k.Hunt thank you I'll keep you in touch with my end ,please do likewise must've the weather.

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K Hunt
8:56 PM
Driffield

John Randall: Hello again. I found out that my transmitter is Belmont and this was listed as no faults. My problem turned out to be an amplifier that had been overloaded by the high-frequency waves generated by a huge flash of lightning. Removing it solved my problem. Good luck at your end.

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L Whitehouse
10:24 PM

Looks like the problem was caused by the new 4G mobile service; I suddenly remembered being sent a filter through the post a while ago & when I fitted it & rescanned Freeview it picked up those missing channels plus a few more. Think I may need to buy an aerial booster because there is still an occasional bit of pixelation - can you recommend a good one.

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Tuesday, 12 August 2014
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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

12:45 AM

L Whitehouse: Although a potential 4G problem was going to be the next point I was going to bring up, you having pre-empted me on this subject, but the reason I didnt was because 4G generally has a more severe effect on channels from 60 downwards, which applies in the case of Brierley's channel span (excl L-BRM) is 50 -60, whereas The Wrekin is 23 - 47. Anyway, thats neither here nor there now that you have mentioned the 4G filter, but with regards to your query about a booster, the undermentioned link is to an excellent relatively low cost SLX brand variable gain booster sold by Argos, the gain being adjusted to suite the occasion, the point to remember being to fit the 4G filter prior to the aerial input to the booster, because if you fitted it after same then you would be amplifying the very signal you want to eliminate. Plug-In 1-Way TV Aerial Signal Booster. | eBay

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jb38
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8:05 AM

L Whitehouse : In addition to that said, your comment on the possible use of a booster would only be applicable if your Freeview reception was, as you suspect, coming from the Wrekin transmitter and "not" Brierley Hill as the signal from the latter should not require any form of boosting, possibly even attenuating! as an overly powerful signal can cause picture break up in exactly the same way as a weak one.

Have a look at your aerial, if the elements are seen to be vertically mounted then the aerial "has" to be facing towards Brierley Hill.

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L Whitehouse
12:31 PM

That's great, thanks for all your help & advise - what an excellent site this is.

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Mike Gordon
1:13 PM
Uxbridge

I have noticed that over the last couple of days (Hurricane Bertha fall out) BBC HD Ch 107 has been breaking up, whereas Ch 80 and Ch 1 are fine. I assume this problem is purely weather based. I wonder how much extra data HD requires.
Thanks for any feedback
Mike

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