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Freeview reception at RG42 5LN


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 2 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of RG425LN (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

FreeSportsCrystal Palace COM6
1BBC One (SD)Crystal Palace LondonPSB1
2BBC TwoCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
 
5Channel 5Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
6ITV 2Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
8LONDON LIVECrystal Palace LW
9BBC FourCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
10ITV3Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
 
11Sky ArtsCrystal Palace COM5
12QuestCrystal Palace COM6
13E4Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
14Film4Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
 
17ReallyCrystal Palace COM5
18More4Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
19DaveCrystal Palace COM5
20DramaCrystal Palace COM4
215USACrystal Palace COM4
 
23BBC ThreeCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
25WCrystal Palace COM6
26ITV4Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
27YesterdayCrystal Palace COM6
29ITV2 +1Crystal Palace COM4
 
30E4 +1Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
31E4 ExtraCrystal Palace COM5
325STARCrystal Palace COM4
335ActionCrystal Palace COM4
34GREAT! moviesCrystal Palace COM6
 
35ITV1 +1Crystal Palace LondonPSB2
36pickCrystal Palace COM5
39DMAXCrystal Palace COM6
40Quest RedCrystal Palace COM5
41LegendCrystal Palace COM4
 
42GREAT! movies actionCrystal Palace COM4
43Food NetworkCrystal Palace COM5
44HGTVCrystal Palace COM6
46Channel 5 +1Crystal Palace COM4
47Film4 +1Crystal Palace COM5
 
48ChallengeCrystal Palace COM5
494sevenCrystal Palace COM5
565SELECTCrystal Palace PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelCrystal Palace COM5
58ITVBe +1Crystal Palace COM4
 
59ITV3 +1Crystal Palace COM4
60Drama +1Crystal Palace COM5
64BlazeCrystal Palace COM4
67CBS RealityCrystal Palace COM4
70Quest +1Crystal Palace COM5
 
71Quest Red +1Crystal Palace COM6
73HobbyMakerCrystal Palace COM6
74Dave ja vuCrystal Palace COM4
75Yesterday +1Crystal Palace COM5
78TCCCrystal Palace COM4
 
81Blaze +1Crystal Palace COM4
82Talking Pictures TVCrystal Palace COM6
83Together TVCrystal Palace COM5
84PBS AmericaCrystal Palace COM6
88Classic HitsCrystal Palace COM6
 
89ITV4 +1Crystal Palace COM4
101BBC One HDCrystal Palace PSB3
102BBC Two HDCrystal Palace PSB3
103UTV HDCrystal Palace PSB3
103ITV 1 HDCrystal Palace PSB3
 
103STV HDCrystal Palace PSB3
104Channel 4 HDCrystal Palace PSB3
105Channel 5 HDCrystal Palace PSB3
106BBC Four HDCrystal Palace PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDCrystal Palace PSB3
 
109BBC Three HDCrystal Palace PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Crystal Palace PSB3
201CBBCCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
202CBeebiesCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
203CITVCrystal Palace COM4
 
204CBBC HDCrystal Palace PSB3
205CBeebies HDCrystal Palace PSB3
208POP MAXCrystal Palace COM4
209Ketchup TVCrystal Palace COM4
210Ketchup TooCrystal Palace COM4
 
211YAAAS!Crystal Palace COM4
231BBC NewsCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
232BBC ParliamentCrystal Palace LondonPSB1
233Sky NewsCrystal Palace COM5
235Al Jazeera EngCrystal Palace COM6
 
250BBC Red ButtonCrystal Palace LondonPSB1

 

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Comments
Saturday, 6 June 2020
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mc
12:15 PM

who do I comment to about the channels I receive on Freeview thanks

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Chris.SE
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12:51 PM

mc:

That rather depends on the type of comment you want to make. If it's about programmes and content, then it's the broadcasters themselves.
If you are having technical issues, you could ask here and maybe be pointed elsewhere if appropriate.

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Saturday, 13 June 2020
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Simon Vines
5:36 PM
Newbury

I have just returned My Humax box as not getting a signal on many freeeview channels. I have now come down from 130+ channels to 88. And even then I can't use a lot of them. Such as BBC 1 HD !!

What is going on? And is there anything I can do?

My aerial is on the roof and have previously had no issues.

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Chris.SE
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6:06 PM

Simon Vines:

We need a full postcode to see what the Freeview Detailed Coverage Checker is predicting for your location, and which Transmitter(s) and multiplexes you might receive.
That said, if you get your signals from the Hannington transmitter, that is currently listed for Planned Engineering with "Possible weak signal". It's generally not a good idea to retune when you have lost signals or have weak signals as this just usually clears correct tuning. You may have to repeat retuning when the signals are back to normal.

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Sunday, 28 June 2020
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David McKay
5:20 PM

Who decides which programmes are transmitted from a specific transmitter and how can this be influenced. I am in an area with very limited programmes available and recently lost Film4 +1 to some bizarre religious
Programme called TBN UK. Does someone believe my community is in need of religious help?

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StevensOnln1
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6:15 PM

David McKay: It's down to money and what level of coverage each broadcaster is prepared to pay for, there is no one deciding which channels each individual town/village should receive. Broadcasting to all 1,100+ transmitters costs more than broadcasting to the around 90 transmitters that get the main commercial multiplexes, whilst the extra HD multiplex which broadcasts from 25 main transmitters costs less still. Flim4 +1 was moved from the PSB3 multiplex (which is broadcast from every transmitter) to COM5 which reaches around 90% of UK households. TBN were prepared to pay the extra costs of being on every transmitter (reaching 98.5% of UK households) and took the vacated space on PSB3.

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Chris.SE
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6:17 PM

David McKay:

It's not so much which programmes are transmitted from a specific transmitter, it's a case of which programmes are carried by a particular multiplex. There are 3 PSB (Public Service Broadcast) multiplexes, 3 main COM (commercial) multiplexes, and now only one temporary HD COM(7) multiplex.
There are some Local multiplexes which broadcast to a number of large urban areas generally with high population density, they carry a local channel and a handful of other commercial ones.

For technical and financial reasons COM7 is only broadcast from 25 main transmitters in the UK.
The 3 PSB multiplexes are broadcast from every main and relay transmitter in the UK.
The 3 main COM multiplexes are broadcast from just over 80 main transmitters in the UK, plus a very small number of "relay" transmitters in major urban areas.
Local multiplexes have much smaller coverage than main multiplexes.

The Broadcasters on the PSB multiplexes are covered primarily by legislation.
There's PSB1/BBCA which carries all the main BBC TV and Radio stations, and Local BBC stations in the relevant areas
There's PSB2/D3&4 which carries the main ITV, Channel 4 and Five programmes and some of their +1s
There's PSB3 which is the BBCB HD multiplex (for which your receiver must have a T2/HD tuner) carrying the PSB broadcasters' HD channels plus a small commercial space for an extra SD channel or two.

It is highly unlikely that any individual will have any influence whatsoever over which commercial broadcasters are carried on which commercial multiplex (or part thereof). It is a commercial decision between the broadcaster and the multiplex operator. It also a commercial decision about whether there would be any COM multiplexes on any given relay transmitter. In most cases, relay transmitters do not cover a large enough population to make it commercially viable to pay for such equipment at a transmitter.

A while ago Channel 4 decided they no longer wanted to have Film4+1 on the PSB3 multiplex (a commercial decision), it moved to COM5/ARQA. Also TBN negotiated to move from a COM mux to PSB3. Recently Shopping Quarter has moved to PSB3 (LCN74 in the EPG).

Unfortunately, you live at a location that is only reliably served by a relay transmitter (Ripponden). Although there is some poor reception predicted from the main Emley Moor transmitter, it would likely be quite unreliable. If you want a greater choice of channels, you would probably be best going for Freesat if you have a clear line-of-site to 28deg.E A lot of modern TVs have a built-in satellite tuner so you'd only need a dish and LNB if that was the case.

For a list of which Freeview channel are on which multiplex, see Channel listings | Freeview

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Thursday, 9 July 2020
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robert brown
1:15 PM
St. Albans

aerial is roof mounted,use to get good reception but after strong winds,channels like london live are just pixelated

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3:54 PM

robert brown:

We don't know which transmitter you are receiving from. Apart from Crystal Palace, there is a couple of "relay" transmitters that also broadcast the Local multiplex for London Live, eg. Reigate & Hemel Hempstead. None of these transmitters are listed for Planned Engineering, so it's more than likely that the bad weather has shifted your aerial or damaged it or the downlead. You are best having a look at it to see if it's still pointing the correct way (also compare to neighbours aerials) or whether the downlead is flapping around which could mean it's damaged etc.

If there are no visible signs of a problem, unfortunately you'll have to get someone with the correct knowledge in to check for you. Some professional installers may do that for a minimal charge unless you want/agree to them replacing/fixing the problem. If you go for an installer, try to get someone recommended or you know is ok. Lots of cowboys out there.

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Friday, 10 July 2020
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Jonathan Ellis
8:36 PM
Fareham

We have an indoor aerial, that up to recently had approximately 105 channels, but we
currently only have 49 channels on the following multiplexes pointing at rowridge
CH21 8
CH22 20
CH24 17
CH27 12

Can you advise whether there have been any issues or what I can do to improve our sigoal?

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