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Freeview reception at BS3 5DE


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 27 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of BS35DE (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)Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB1
2BBC TwoBristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB2
5Channel 5Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB2
 
6ITV 2Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB2
7Made in BristolBristol Ilchester Crescent LBS
9BBC FourBristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB1
10ITV3Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB2
11Sky ArtsBristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
 
12QuestBristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
13E4Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB2
14Film4Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB2
17ReallyBristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
 
18More4Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB2
19DaveBristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
20DramaBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
215USABristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
23BBC ThreeBristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB1
 
25WBristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
26ITV4Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB2
27YesterdayBristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
29ITV2 +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
30E4 +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB2
 
31E4 ExtraBristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
325STARBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
335ActionBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
34GREAT! moviesBristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
35ITV1 +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB2
 
36pickBristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
39DMAXBristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
40Quest RedBristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
41LegendBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
42GREAT! movies actionBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
 
43Food NetworkBristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
44HGTVBristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
46Channel 5 +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
47Film4 +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
48ChallengeBristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
 
494sevenBristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
565SELECTBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelBristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
58ITVBe +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
59ITV3 +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
 
60Drama +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
64BlazeBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
67CBS RealityBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
70Quest +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
71Quest Red +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
 
73HobbyMakerBristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
74Dave ja vuBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
75Yesterday +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
78TCCBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
81Blaze +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
 
82Talking Pictures TVBristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
83Together TVBristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
84PBS AmericaBristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
88Classic HitsBristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
89ITV4 +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
 
101BBC One HDBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
102BBC Two HDBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
103UTV HDBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
103STV HDBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
103ITV 1 HDBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
 
104Channel 4 HDBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
105Channel 5 HDBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
106BBC Four HDBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
109BBC Three HDBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
 
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Bristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
201CBBCBristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB1
202CBeebiesBristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB1
203CITVBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
204CBBC HDBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
 
205CBeebies HDBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
208Pop PlayerBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
209Ketchup TVBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
210Ketchup TooBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
211YAAAS!Bristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
 
231BBC NewsBristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB1
232BBC ParliamentBristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB1
233Sky NewsBristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
235Al Jazeera EngBristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
250BBC Red ButtonBristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB1
 

 

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Comments
Monday, 29 September 2014
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andy
8:27 AM

I have had years of trouble with free view, changed almost everything, I'm now down to a tiny aerial that seems ok, It is so good it is picking up rowridge and poole, I used a compass, but in the end had to turn it away from poole and rowridge so both masts don't try coming to me! Still can't get all the channels they promise, freeview is rubbish (50.6786,-3.2376) 

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Tuesday, 30 September 2014
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Harry Gorman
1:09 PM
Kingsbridge

How can I obtain ITV3 and 4?

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

1:40 PM

Harry Gorman: The short answer is Freesat (if you want them on a free-to-air platform). To get them on terrestrial (Freeview) you will need to receive from Caradon Hill, and judging by the terrain in the way I'm not sure that will provide stable reception:
Terrain between ( m a.g.l.) and (antenna m a.g.l.) - Optimising UK DTT Freeview and Radio aerial location
See if any of your neighbours have aerials pointing to Caradon Hill, as they will probably have them in order to get all the Freeview channels. Maybe ask if they have reliable reception or whether it changes depending on the weather and time of year.

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andrew king
4:09 PM
Bristol

hi will i get a good signal for freeview hd from my post code? bs20 6pf

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steve tames
6:07 PM
Reading

Since the last retune to make space for 4G my digibox loses channels when I switch off at mains but ok on standby

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

6:23 PM

andrew king: The short and likely answer is "yes", but you "might" need a replacement aerial to receive COM7 (and COM8 when it comes on air). All transmitters broadcast the HD multiplex PSB3 which carries HD variants of BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three, CBBC, ITV and Channel 4. HD variants of BBC Four, BBC News, Channel 4+1, 4seven, Al Jazeera and others are carried on COM7 which is a quasi-national multiplex. To receive COM7 from Mendip you "might" require a wideband aerial because the frequency used is outside that which an aerial fitted in the days of analogue works best at (what's known as "out of group" - if it's a Group C/D aerial). I emphasise "might" - cross that bridge when you get to it. At 18 miles from the transmitter you appear to have clear line-of-sight, assuming no obstructions on the ground. Without question, if you do replace your aerial I would go with a log periodic: Aerials, TV Aerial and Digital Aerial

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

6:56 PM

steve tames: Which channels are affected? What's the make and model of the box?

If you are using Crystal Palace or Hannington then there haven't been any retunes to make way for 4G.

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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

7:53 PM

steve tames: Any box that loses channels when the mains power supply is switched of is usually caused by the number of channels picked up exceeding the capacity of the tuners memory.

Carry out a "reset" or "default setting" on the box to delete everything stored in the memory system prior to carrying out another retune, "first time installation" (should your box have it) being a more straightforward method.

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Fred
11:38 PM
Honiton

Having issues with the reception for various channels for the last few weeks. The issue only with about half the channels. Have tried rescanning and also realigning the aerial, to no avail. EX 14 3HT.
What else can I try?

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Wednesday, 1 October 2014
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David Pinfold
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

7:18 AM

Harry Gorman - I presume you are on the local Kingsbridge transmitter, this transmitter only carries the public service multiplexes and therefore you will not receive ITV 3&4 which are carried on one of the commercial multiplexes. I would doubt you would be able to get a decent signal fron one of the main transmitters (Caradon Hill or Beacon Hill) in your location which leaves the only possibility being satellite (Freesat, Sky or Freesat from Sky) 

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