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Freeview reception at LA22 0LY

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 4 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of LA220LY (page shows closest 10)

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These icons show the potential locations for 4G-at-800MHz services that may interfere with Freeview reception at some point from 2013 to 2017 when the 4G 800MHz 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

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Thursday, 25 June 2015
9:42 PM Trowbridge


You could try looking at…htm. Satcure do a wide range of aerial and satellite dish equipment. There are other suppliers - but I have found Satcure to be very reliable and give good swervice.

Coax attenuators are available in different 'strengths' - the larger the number the greater the degree of signal reduction. It is often an advantage to place a male to female coaxial flylead after the attenuator and plugged into the socket on the TV/PVR. This being intended to keep the weight/load on the socket as low as possible.

It would be worth checking the strengths of each of your signals, the aim being to have all greater than 70% but not as high as 90%, the signal quality being related to having enough signal without having too much - which is where an attenuator come in handy.

Letus know how you get on.

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Sunday, 28 June 2015
Miss Norma J Grundy
1:49 PM

Dear UK Free TV
I don't know if you've covered this, but I've been stuck researching since the last Freeview New Service Retune 26/6/15. A lot of older "Set Top Boxes", such as my BUSH DVB680, do not list the Com7 services in the EPG. That means they cannot access Central Area's Channel 32 and won't receive BBC4 HD or other new service. I got a work-round for the earlier HDs; just manually scan Channel 22, so 32 won't overwrite them, resulting in no HDs on the box. So, even if software updates are coming through the antenna, the older boxes cannot read them.
Why the BBC puts out channels in two places, heaven only knows. But if they confine HD to UHF 32, the BUSH box and other old equipment won't get any HDs.

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Tuesday, 30 June 2015
Keith Bullimore
9:11 PM Stroud

I am recieving a varying signal on channels 10,20,24,48 and 61. At best the signal strength is a lot lower than the BBC/ITV channels. Then assuming I can get a signal at all, I can lose it at 7.00pm - channel 61 ( when recording MASH and approx 9.30 - channel 20 ( when recording New Tricks/ Rebus).

Is this an economy move at the transmitter or are you trying to lift my viewing tastes?

Or is there something I can do to improve the signal strength? I livo on Chalford Hill .The Chalford mast is visible from my garden, normally no issue. I already have a chimney top mast /latest arial and amplifier.

Suggestions please??

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Wednesday, 1 July 2015
12:43 AM

Keith Bullimore: The EPG channel numbers referred to are associated with COM 4 /5 and 6 multiplexes as transmitted by Mendip, Chalford Hill by being a Freeview Light station, not transmitting COM channels, thereby not coming into the equation.

As far as your reception problem is concerned, a quick check made on the signal path from the Mendip transmitter (@ 39miles /211degrees) to your location as having to pass over some rather dense woodland located at only a short distance away from your area, a situation that nearly always results in reception being prone to reacting to not only seasonal changes in weather conditions, but also to changes in any vegetation (trees) that the signal has to pass over.

Although you have mentioned signal strength, you should carry out a signal quality and strength check on the aforementioned COM channels, observing the quality for a couple of minutes or so for any signs of it diving up and down, or indeed dropping out all together, the COM channel numbers being as follows /

COM4 / C48 (690.0 Mhz) - COM5 / C56 (754.0 Mhz) / COM6 / C52 (722.0 Mhz)

By the way, if your TV or box has a manual tuning facility, go into the tuning menu and enter each of the "C" channels in turn, but do "not" press search or scan, because on most equipment this procedure results in the tuner acting like a signal meter indicating the strength and quality of the signal.

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Thursday, 2 July 2015
5:59 PM Frodsham


Evening all, back again!

Aerial gate continues :-(

After spending the last two weeks increasing attenuators in the hope to reduce what I understood to be interference the TV picture was still breaking up.

One evening I decided to sit and watch the onscreen signal and quality bars to see what happened when I had picture break up, yes I have become that obsessed! lol. It seems that its maybe not interference but the signal is dropping completely out! and then returns, the same happens with the Quality.

Interestingly ITV seems ok! BBC is defo the worst.

So one last attempt before I called SKY I went to Screwfix and purchased one of these

Decided to give the Mole y Parc transmitter a go seen as my house don't like Winter Hill.

Stuck it in the loft and pointed it to Mole y Parc connected it to the splitter with some of the Webro cable and all has been fine! its not had a blip! even all HD channels are received with 95% signal and quality, how ever I am slightly confused! ITV HD is ITV Central? I watched from news from Birmingham!? not sure how I managed to get a midlands signal! Hay ho

Anyway I am rambling! my Question is, can I combine the two aerials into on down lead? I am more than happy to use the Welsh Service for general viewing but I will miss good old Granada News, we had two aerials at our old house on to Wales and one to Winter Hill but haven't a clue how it was done, strange thing is we had issues with BBC at our old house hence the two aerials.

Any advice would be very much appreciated, I have spent so much money paying Aerial Guys to get me a decent signal and don't want to spend any more! I have spent about ?550 already!!

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