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Freeview reception at S5 9QL


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 6 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of S59QL (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

FreeSportsSheffield COM6
1BBC One (SD)Sheffield YorkshirePSB1
2BBC TwoSheffield YorkshirePSB1
3ITV (SD)Sheffield Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Sheffield Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
 
5Channel 5Sheffield Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
6ITV 2Sheffield Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
7Sheffield LiveSheffield LS
9BBC FourSheffield YorkshirePSB1
10ITV3Sheffield Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
 
11Sky ArtsSheffield COM5
12QuestSheffield COM4
13E4Sheffield Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
14Film4Sheffield Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Sheffield Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
 
17ReallySheffield COM5
18More4Sheffield Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
19DaveSheffield COM5
20DramaSheffield COM4
215USASheffield COM4
 
23BBC ThreeSheffield YorkshirePSB1
25WSheffield COM6
26ITV4Sheffield Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
27YesterdaySheffield COM6
29ITV2 +1Sheffield COM4
 
30E4 +1Sheffield Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
31E4 ExtraSheffield COM5
325STARSheffield COM4
335ActionSheffield COM4
34GREAT! moviesSheffield COM6
 
35ITV +1Sheffield Yorkshire (Emley Moor)PSB2
36pickSheffield COM5
39DMAXSheffield COM6
40Quest RedSheffield COM5
41LegendSheffield COM4
 
42GREAT! movies actionSheffield COM4
43Food NetworkSheffield COM5
44HGTVSheffield COM6
46Channel 5 +1Sheffield COM4
47Film4 +1Sheffield COM5
 
48ChallengeSheffield COM5
494sevenSheffield COM5
565SELECTSheffield PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelSheffield COM5
58ITVBe +1Sheffield COM4
 
59ITV3 +1Sheffield COM4
60Drama +1Sheffield COM5
64BlazeSheffield COM4
67CBS RealitySheffield COM4
70Quest +1Sheffield COM5
 
71Quest Red +1Sheffield COM6
73HobbyMakerSheffield COM6
74Dave ja vuSheffield COM4
75Yesterday +1Sheffield COM5
78TCCSheffield COM4
 
81Blaze +1Sheffield COM4
82Talking Pictures TVSheffield COM6
83Together TVSheffield COM5
84PBS AmericaSheffield COM6
89ITV4 +1Sheffield COM4
 
91Classic HitsSheffield COM6
101BBC One HDSheffield PSB3
102BBC Two HDSheffield PSB3
103STV HDSheffield PSB3
103ITV HDSheffield PSB3
 
103UTV HDSheffield PSB3
104Channel 4 HDSheffield PSB3
105Channel 5 HDSheffield PSB3
106BBC Four HDSheffield PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDSheffield PSB3
 
109BBC Three HDSheffield PSB3
201CBBCSheffield YorkshirePSB1
202CBeebiesSheffield YorkshirePSB1
203CITVSheffield COM4
204CBBC HDSheffield PSB3
 
205CBeebies HDSheffield PSB3
208Pop PlayerSheffield COM4
211Ketchup TVSheffield COM4
212YAAAS!Sheffield COM4
231BBC NewsSheffield YorkshirePSB1
 
232BBC ParliamentSheffield YorkshirePSB1
233Sky NewsSheffield COM5
235Aljazeera EnglishSheffield COM6
250BBC Red ButtonSheffield YorkshirePSB1

 

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Comments
Saturday, 11 April 2020
J
John
9:10 PM
Leamington Spa

My dtv signal keeps bloching out ihave new tv amp aerial is good for digital my post code cv312dq
Is there a problem with your signal

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Chris.SE
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11:22 PM

John:

It's not "our" signal, this is an independent help site, that said your predicted reception is from the Sutton Coldfield transmitter which is currently listed for Planned Engineering with "Possible weak signal" so this may be the cause of your issue. I am surprised that work might be continuing over the bank holiday weekend, but as Arqiva never give details of the work, it may be essential.
However, there has also been some talk of the possibility of atmospherics disrupting reception over the bank holiday - Tropospheric Ducting - see How clear skies and fine weather can affect your TV reception | Help receiving TV and radio and the linked page.
If you lose signal and try retuning you may get signals from a different transmitter and lose them again as the propagation changes, and then you'll have to retune again and maybe unsuccessful in getting your regular signals back until the disruption subsides.

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Sunday, 19 April 2020
T
Tony
6:06 PM
Rochester

I have freeview aerial in loft but no hd channels aerial is pointed to right bluebell hill transmitter
On tv settings got signal for ch21,43,40,46,23,26 albeit top 2m100% then rest drop down
Any help would be appreciated

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Chris.SE
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7:52 PM

Tony:

Has your TV got a T2 (HD) tuner? It won't get HD channels otherwise. If you had HD channels before, it may be that because the transmitter is currently listed for Planned Engineering with "Possible weak signal" you may not have received them if you were tuning.

However, although I'm not quite sure what exactly you mean by "albeit top 2m100% then rest drop down", the UHF channels you've listed are not all Bluebell Hill.
The correct UHF channels are C32, C34, C45(HD); C40, C43, C46; C55&C56 (COMs7&8 HD); C21 (Local) -
That's for PSB1/BBCA, PSB2/D3&4, PSB3/BBCB; COMs4-6; COMs7&8; & Local in that order.
C23 & C26 are from another transmitter, most likely Crystal Palace.

I would unplug the aerial and do an automatic full retune to clear existing tuning (as nothing will be found), then plug it back in and carry out a manual tune on the UHF channels I've listed.

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Chris.SE's 3,037 posts GB
Monday, 11 May 2020
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Gerry
2:04 PM
Kilmarnock

aerial is in loft, and was getting the "yesterday" channel till about a month ago, now nothing and some other channel either break up or nothing at all. is it worth getting a new aerial, the one we have got is 14 + years old. have tried retuning TV - no improveement

thanks

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Chris.SE
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2:22 PM

Gerry:

Without a full postcode it's not possible to look at the predicted reception at your location and which transmitter(s) and multiplexes you might be able to receive. There are many (main) transmitters listed for Planned Engineering at present with "Possible weak signal" which MIGHT be the explanation, but we need to see what the Freeview Detailed Coverage Checker is giving for your location.

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Chris.SE
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2:26 PM

Gerry:

To add to the above, it might be helpful if you could say which direction your aerial is pointing and whether the rods are vertical or horizontal.

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Tuesday, 12 May 2020
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Alan Haynes
2:20 PM
Felixstowe

I live in Felixstowe IP11 9JZ. Can someone tell me the Freeview Channels I should use to manually tune my tv/pvr. Thanks

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Chris.SE
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3:33 PM

Alan Haynes:

That will rather depend on which way your aerial is pointing, there are actually a number of choices that you might receive, most requiring ideally a Group K aerial (although Group T /Wideband would do), but the most reliable are likely to be the main Sudbury transmitter which has all 6 main multiplexes or the Felixstowe Light transmitter which only has the 3 main PSB multiplexes (PSB1/BBCA, PSB2/D3&4, PSB3/BBCB HD).

For Sudbury, the aerial should be pointing virtually due W (bearing 273 degrees) with the rods horizontal, and for the Felixstowe relay, bearing 156 to 159 degrees depending on exact location, that's approx. SSE, rods vertical.
For Sudbury, PSBs1-3, COMs 4-6, it's UHF C44, C41, C47, C29, C31, C37 and
For Felxistowe, PSBs1-3, it's UHF C33, C35, C42
If you don't have an HD/T2 tuner, ignore C47 and C42.

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Wednesday, 13 May 2020
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Alan Haynes
3:05 PM
Felixstowe

Chris.SE: Hi Chris. Many thanks for that. I know the aerial is pointing towards Sudbury.

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