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By providing a full postcode (such as W1A 1AA), national grid reference (for example SE123456) or latitude, longitude pair (like 54, -0.5) this page will provide a map, terrain plot and detailed information of the location showing the UK and RoI television transmitters that it is possible you receive Freeview, Freeview HD, Youview, BT TV and Saorview from.
 

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These predictions are based upon a rooftop aerial and depend on the suitability of the aerial, the distance to the transmitters, the power of their signals, the postcode area, and local terrain.

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Thursday, 27 November 2014
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Mr K S Simpson
9:15 PM
Scunthorpe

But all the areal is pointing west and have been told that's the strongest strength from the west never used to have this problem

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MikeB
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9:34 PM

Mr K S Simpson: Which transmitter are you actually tuned into?

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Dave Lindsay
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9:57 PM

Mr K S Simpson: I don't follow you. The transmitter to the west is Emley Moor which broadcasts Look North (Yorkshire). Look North (East Yorkshire & Lincolnshire) is from Belmont.

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It is a plot of the terrain between you (on the left) and the transmitter (on the right). The ground rises up and about 1 mile away is 40m above your ground level (around about Messingham Road). This is probably why the aerials in your area generally point to Emley Moor.

You can of course try for reception from Belmont so as to get Look North (East Yorkshire & Lincolnshire), but be aware that the situation is not ideal.

I would also add that it wasn't until just over 10 years ago that Emley Moor and Belmont became different regions as far as BBC regional news is concerned. So when many aerials were put up each transmitter broadcast the same output (with the exception of opt-outs within Calendar) Now they are different it might be worth going for Belmont, whose reception isn't likely to be as easy but which will give the more local news.

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Friday, 28 November 2014
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gemma stone
12:25 PM
Faversham

Hi...I've tried to tune in to dave on freeview...I know that its not available on free sat. ..which I also have. ..but I have tried to tune freeview with no joy. ..my other free view channels are fine

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rob
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4:30 PM

Have you checked that your tv aerial connections are good? where is your aerial is it on the roof or in the loft? Dave tends to be on the lower power transmitter.... but as i seen where your map is you should be able to get it with no problems.... but like i say check everything in your home 1st it can be something simple like poor aerial cable connection or your aerial moved slightly that does cause channels to break up sometimes

hope this helps

Rob

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Dave Lindsay
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4:53 PM

gemma stone: Judging by prediction you are in a poor reception area as far as getting the Commercial channels goes. Most aerials on your road are seen (pn Streetview, May 2009) to face the Faversham relay transmitter which does not carry Dave and other Commercial services.

Can you confirm that your aerial does NOT point to Faversham (its elements will be vertical [up/down]) at 209 degrees? What direction does it point in and is it horizontal or vertical?

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jb38
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5:26 PM

gemma stone : In addition to that said by Dave Lindsay regarding the Faversham relay. If you are also unable to receive (10) ITV3 or (18) 4Music, then your Freeview will most likely be from the Faversham relay, neither programme transmitted by this station.

That said, one or two aerials in your area would appear to be pointing towards the Bluebell Hill transmitter @ 16miles / 268 degrees, and although indications are that reception from anywhere other than Faversham is liable to be iffy, should by any chance you are able to receive ITV3 or 4Music? then it could be from Bluebell Hill, therefore carry out a "manual" tune on Mux C39 the transmitter used by Dave / Pick TV etc.



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Monday, 1 December 2014
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MFPA
11:56 PM
Bath

I live in a block of six flats, which share a single aerial on the roof pointed at the Mendip transmitter.

There is a distribution amp in the loft, but I have no idea how powerful as it's not my loft. I estimate the aerial cable runs to each flat to be about 15 metres for two flats and nearly 30 metres for the other four. The flat whose electricity powers the amp frequently loses power for several hours when their key meter runs out. This results in no TV signal to all six flats for long periods.

Given that there is no communal power supply, it would be desirable to find a solution that does not require an amplifier. How many aerials would this be likely to need? (I know this is a "wet finger in the wind" type of question.)

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Tuesday, 2 December 2014
MikeP
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11:15 PM

MFPA:

If each flat were to have their own separate aerial, then one for each flat means six will be needed. I suspect that would tend to be rather unsightly unless they can be positioned in such a way as to be not visible from the ground or surrounding areas.

The real issue is why the aerial distribution system is powered from the electricity supply for one of the flats, so that means they have been paying for everyone in the other flats to view TV services! The owner of the flats should be contacted to ask them to change how the TV system is supplied so that all the 6 flats are not affected by the loss of mains power when the money in the meter od the one flat runs out. Plus it would save the occupier of that flat the expense of powering the system for everyone else. I'm sure they will appreciate that small saving, it would not be much but over a year could add up to a couple of pounds or so.

Peasedown St John is only about 17 km away from the Mendip transmitter with no obstructions visible to cause problems so individual aerials would not need any amplification at all and any communal system does not need any significant gain, merely enough to overcome splitting and distribution losses.

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Wednesday, 3 December 2014
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MFPA
12:27 AM

MFPA: Thanks for replying, Mike.

The answer to why a builder 20-odd years ago set the TV aerial distribution system up in a particular way is anybody's guess. But a communal power supply to supply just a TV signal amp would likely have cost much more for each flat's share of the standing charge alone than the usage has been costing the occupiers of that one flat.

Any changes would be in the remit of the residents' management company, so there is not a commercial or absentee owner to poke.

I guess my real question was would each flat really need its own aerial, or is it likely a fairly decent aerial with a splitter might be sufficient for two flats? Six aerials would be a bit of a forest, but three could look OK.

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