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Freeview reception at GU2 8LF


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 GU28LF (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)Guildford LondonPSB1
2BBC TwoGuildford LondonPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Guildford LondonPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Guildford LondonPSB2
5Channel 5Guildford LondonPSB2
 
6ITV 2Guildford LondonPSB2
8LONDON LIVECrystal Palace LW
9BBC FourGuildford LondonPSB1
10ITV3Guildford LondonPSB2
11Sky ArtsGuildford COM5
 
12QuestGuildford COM6
13E4Guildford LondonPSB2
14Film4Guildford LondonPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Guildford LondonPSB2
17ReallyGuildford COM5
 
18More4Guildford LondonPSB2
19DaveGuildford COM5
20DramaGuildford COM4
215USAGuildford COM4
23BBC ThreeGuildford LondonPSB1
 
25WGuildford COM6
26ITV4Guildford LondonPSB2
27YesterdayGuildford COM6
29ITV2 +1Guildford COM4
30E4 +1Guildford LondonPSB2
 
31E4 ExtraGuildford COM5
325STARGuildford COM4
335ActionGuildford COM4
34GREAT! moviesGuildford COM6
35ITV1 +1Guildford LondonPSB2
 
36pickGuildford COM5
39DMAXGuildford COM6
40Quest RedGuildford COM5
41LegendGuildford COM4
42GREAT! movies actionGuildford COM4
 
43Food NetworkGuildford COM5
44HGTVGuildford COM6
46Channel 5 +1Guildford COM4
47Film4 +1Guildford COM5
48ChallengeGuildford COM5
 
494sevenGuildford COM5
565SELECTGuildford PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelGuildford COM5
58ITVBe +1Guildford COM4
59ITV3 +1Guildford COM4
 
60Drama +1Guildford COM5
64BlazeGuildford COM4
67CBS RealityGuildford COM4
70Quest +1Guildford COM5
71Quest Red +1Guildford COM6
 
73HobbyMakerGuildford COM6
74Dave ja vuGuildford COM4
75Yesterday +1Guildford COM5
78TCCGuildford COM4
81Blaze +1Guildford COM4
 
82Talking Pictures TVGuildford COM6
83Together TVGuildford COM5
84PBS AmericaGuildford COM6
88Classic HitsGuildford COM6
89ITV4 +1Guildford COM4
 
101BBC One HDGuildford PSB3
102BBC Two HDGuildford PSB3
103UTV HDGuildford PSB3
103STV HDGuildford PSB3
103ITV 1 HDGuildford PSB3
 
104Channel 4 HDGuildford PSB3
105Channel 5 HDGuildford PSB3
106BBC Four HDGuildford PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDGuildford PSB3
109BBC Three HDGuildford PSB3
 
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Guildford PSB3
201CBBCGuildford LondonPSB1
202CBeebiesGuildford LondonPSB1
203CITVGuildford COM4
204CBBC HDGuildford PSB3
 
205CBeebies HDGuildford PSB3
208Pop PlayerGuildford COM4
209Ketchup TVGuildford COM4
210Ketchup TooGuildford COM4
211YAAAS!Guildford COM4
 
231BBC NewsGuildford LondonPSB1
232BBC ParliamentGuildford LondonPSB1
233Sky NewsGuildford COM5
235Al Jazeera EngGuildford COM6
250BBC Red ButtonGuildford LondonPSB1
 

 

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Comments
Thursday, 14 August 2014
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MikeB
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:46 AM

Jo: A postcode would be a big help, since we'd know which transmitter your using, and see if it had a problem.

You shouldn't have retuned, since the TV cannot find anything, even if your system starts working again, but the first thing to do is to check your aerial system.

If your TV has 'no signal', thats the TV doing its job - its telling your your aerial isn't working. Start with the aerial lead, and work back to the aerial itself if possible. It could be no more than the aerial lead is loose or has fallen out, but if you see nothing wrong, trace the signal as far as you can. Its likely something has broken, moisture is in the cable, etc. Since you say other sockets are not working, that points to the problem being before or at the split (powered splitter failed?).

If your arial is on the roof, and you can't get access, you'll have to call someone out. Remember no 0800 or mobile only numbers, and since you can buy a whole system for a round £150-200, thats a guide as to how much you should pay. If someone says you need a 'digital aerial', then they are talking rubbish, there is no such thing.

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Fran Shuttlewood
12:30 PM
Daventry

Hi jb38 and MikeP,

Just to clarify - and thank you both for trying to help it's really appreciated - since we had the digital aerial installed - about two, three years ago I suppose - we have always received BBC One South Oxford/ITV Meridian/Central and a whole host of channels. The installer said that he would point the aerial in that direction because we would receive more channels which we did with no problems at all. In the meantine we have re-tuned occasionally as advised and continued to receive Oxford.

I have done a manufacturer's reset jb38 and then tried to tune to the Oxford Channels. It says the signal is strong, but then does not store the channels. I also did this after tuning without the aerial in - so effectively picking up nothing and then trying to tune to Oxford, but it just reverts to West Mids. I am now thinking of calling out the company that installed the aerial to see if they can alter things. Can't think that it would be the TV really.

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Bill
7:02 PM
Peacehaven

Hello,

Postcode BN10 8LR and TV outdoor aerial directed at Whitehawk Hill transmitter.

Just discovered that I have lost all Freeview HD signals to my Samsung Smart TV.
Signal strength is about 92 and have reset the TV to factory defaults and rescanned. I still get 128 Freeeview channels incl radio - all very good reception, but simply can't get the HD channels back.

For three years now I have received BBC and ITV HD with full clarity - now they've disappeared overnight! But everything else is coming in perfectly, as before..

Is there a problem withe Whitehawk transmitter, as far as you know? Thanks for any help

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jamie stevens
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

7:33 PM

Bill:

HI Bill,

I recently went to a customers house with the same issue, at first the HD has breakup issues, but then disappeared even though they picked up all the channels on a retune, I found the channels located in the 800's rather than 101, 102 etc, whilst watching the channels they then disappeared again and moved to the correct channels numbers. With a full aerial system test showing everything was working correctly the customer sent the tv back, they now have a new one and all is working well.

just like yours, their tv was a Samsung. one of the better brands at the moment, but with all electronics you can have issues.


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Bill
7:50 PM
Peacehaven

Thanks for your response Jamie,

So, just to confirm, you think it might well be a fault with the HD tuner in the TV?


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Bill
8:04 PM
Peacehaven

Just to update - have found the HD channels as you said, in the 800's, but in no logical sequence. Will stay tuned in to see what happens :(

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Bill's 8 posts GB
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Michael
sentiment_satisfiedGold

8:07 PM

Bill: Signal strength is good, but what about the bit error rate for the HD channels vs SD?

Also, when you go to menu > channels > manual store (then digital), what UHF or frequency numbers does it give there?

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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

8:32 PM

Fran Shuttlewood: Your problem could simply be down to the level of the signal being received from the Oxford transmitters being too low, the reason for my suspicion on this is due the fact of you being able to see an indication of a signal and yet you are unable to store it, this in most cases being a symptom of a low signal level that's close to the receivers cut off threshold for reception, or that its being caused by a fault in the TV's tuner, which at this stage I very much doubt if it is.

If your TV strength / quality bar is calibrated in percentages, what does it indicate on BBC Oxford? It would also be of assistance if you could provide the model number of the device in question.

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Bill
8:47 PM
Peacehaven

Hello Michael,

Bit error level for both SD and HD ...zero
Signal strength for both SD and HD between 88 and 92
Frequency under 'signal info' 706000 ...Bandwidth 8Mhz
Weak signal history ...nil

Thanks...

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Bill's 8 posts GB
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Val Freeman
9:02 PM

my arial cut off about 8:30pm 14/08 still no signal

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