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Freeview reception at KA7 3SA


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 8 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of KA73SA (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)Darvel ScotlandPSB1
2BBC TwoDarvel ScotlandPSB1
3STV (SD)Darvel STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Darvel STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
5Channel 5Darvel STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
 
6ITV 2Darvel STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
7BBC AlbaDarvel ScotlandPSB1
10ITV3Darvel STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
11Sky ArtsDarvel COM5
12QuestDarvel COM6
 
13E4Darvel STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
14Film4Darvel STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Darvel STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
17ReallyDarvel COM5
18More4Darvel STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
 
19DaveDarvel COM5
20DramaDarvel COM4
215USADarvel COM4
23BBC ThreeDarvel ScotlandPSB1
24BBC Four (Scotland SD)Darvel ScotlandPSB1
 
25WDarvel COM6
26ITV4Darvel STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
27YesterdayDarvel COM6
29ITV2 +1Darvel COM4
30E4 +1Darvel STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
 
31E4 ExtraDarvel COM5
325STARDarvel COM4
335ActionDarvel COM4
34GREAT! moviesDarvel COM6
35STV+1Darvel STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
 
35ITV1 +1Darvel STV Central (Glasgow)PSB2
36pickDarvel COM5
39DMAXDarvel COM6
40Quest RedDarvel COM5
41LegendDarvel COM4
 
42GREAT! movies actionDarvel COM4
43Food NetworkDarvel COM5
44HGTVDarvel COM6
46Channel 5 +1Darvel COM4
47Film4 +1Darvel COM5
 
48ChallengeDarvel COM5
494sevenDarvel COM5
565SELECTDarvel PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelDarvel COM5
58ITVBe +1Darvel COM4
 
59ITV3 +1Darvel COM4
60Drama +1Darvel COM5
64BlazeDarvel COM4
67CBS RealityDarvel COM4
70Quest +1Darvel COM5
 
71Quest Red +1Darvel COM6
73HobbyMakerDarvel COM6
74Dave ja vuDarvel COM4
75Yesterday +1Darvel COM5
78TCCDarvel COM4
 
81Blaze +1Darvel COM4
82Talking Pictures TVDarvel COM6
83Together TVDarvel COM5
84PBS AmericaDarvel COM6
88Classic HitsDarvel COM6
 
89ITV4 +1Darvel COM4
101BBC One HDDarvel PSB3
102BBC Two HDDarvel PSB3
103UTV HDDarvel PSB3
103STV HDDarvel PSB3
 
103ITV 1 HDDarvel PSB3
104Channel 4 HDDarvel PSB3
105Channel 5 HDDarvel PSB3
106BBC Four HDDarvel PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDDarvel PSB3
 
109BBC Three HDDarvel PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Darvel PSB3
201CBBCDarvel ScotlandPSB1
202CBeebiesDarvel ScotlandPSB1
203CITVDarvel COM4
 
204CBBC HDDarvel PSB3
205CBeebies HDDarvel PSB3
208Pop PlayerDarvel COM4
209Ketchup TVDarvel COM4
210Ketchup TooDarvel COM4
 
211YAAAS!Darvel COM4
231BBC NewsDarvel ScotlandPSB1
232BBC ParliamentDarvel ScotlandPSB1
233Sky NewsDarvel COM5
235Al Jazeera EngDarvel COM6
 
250BBC Red ButtonDarvel ScotlandPSB1

 

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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
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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
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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
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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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