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Freeview reception at WD17 3AL


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 WD173AL (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)Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB1
2BBC TwoHemel Hempstead LondonPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
5Channel 5Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
 
6ITV 2Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
9BBC FourHemel Hempstead LondonPSB1
10ITV3Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
11Sky ArtsHemel Hempstead COM5
12QuestHemel Hempstead COM6
 
13E4Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
14Film4Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
17ReallyHemel Hempstead COM5
18More4Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
 
19DaveHemel Hempstead COM5
20DramaHemel Hempstead COM4
215USAHemel Hempstead COM4
23BBC ThreeHemel Hempstead LondonPSB1
25WHemel Hempstead COM6
 
26ITV4Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
27YesterdayHemel Hempstead COM6
29ITV2 +1Hemel Hempstead COM4
30E4 +1Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
31E4 ExtraHemel Hempstead COM5
 
325STARHemel Hempstead COM4
335ActionHemel Hempstead COM4
34GREAT! moviesHemel Hempstead COM6
35ITV1 +1Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
36pickHemel Hempstead COM5
 
39DMAXHemel Hempstead COM6
40Quest RedHemel Hempstead COM5
41LegendHemel Hempstead COM4
42GREAT! movies actionHemel Hempstead COM4
43Food NetworkHemel Hempstead COM5
 
44HGTVHemel Hempstead COM6
46Channel 5 +1Hemel Hempstead COM4
47Film4 +1Hemel Hempstead COM5
48ChallengeHemel Hempstead COM5
494sevenHemel Hempstead COM5
 
565SELECTHemel Hempstead PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelHemel Hempstead COM5
58ITVBe +1Hemel Hempstead COM4
59ITV3 +1Hemel Hempstead COM4
60Drama +1Hemel Hempstead COM5
 
64BlazeHemel Hempstead COM4
67CBS RealityHemel Hempstead COM4
70Quest +1Hemel Hempstead COM5
71Quest Red +1Hemel Hempstead COM6
73HobbyMakerHemel Hempstead COM6
 
74Dave ja vuHemel Hempstead COM4
75Yesterday +1Hemel Hempstead COM5
78TCCHemel Hempstead COM4
81Blaze +1Hemel Hempstead COM4
82Talking Pictures TVHemel Hempstead COM6
 
83Together TVHemel Hempstead COM5
84PBS AmericaHemel Hempstead COM6
88Classic HitsHemel Hempstead COM6
89ITV4 +1Hemel Hempstead COM4
101BBC One HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
 
102BBC Two HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
103UTV HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
103STV HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
103ITV 1 HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
104Channel 4 HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
 
105Channel 5 HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
106BBC Four HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
109BBC Three HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Hemel Hempstead PSB3
 
201CBBCHemel Hempstead LondonPSB1
202CBeebiesHemel Hempstead LondonPSB1
203CITVHemel Hempstead COM4
204CBBC HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
205CBeebies HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
 
208Pop PlayerHemel Hempstead COM4
209Ketchup TVHemel Hempstead COM4
210Ketchup TooHemel Hempstead COM4
211YAAAS!Hemel Hempstead COM4
231BBC NewsHemel Hempstead LondonPSB1
 
232BBC ParliamentHemel Hempstead LondonPSB1
233Sky NewsHemel Hempstead COM5
235Al Jazeera EngHemel Hempstead COM6
250BBC Red ButtonHemel Hempstead LondonPSB1

 

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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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