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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
Thursday, 14 August 2014
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MikeB
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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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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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Val Freeman
9:02 PM

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

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