Freeview reception at AB15 9SE
Terrain between AB159SE and Freeview masts
For reliable and stable Freeview reception, you need an unobstructed path between the TV aerial on your roof and the digital TV transmitter.
The diagrams below show the transmitters you can get a signal from - in order from best to worst. The blue line tests the line-of-sight between an aerial 10 metres above ground level (the line is red if there is an obstruction in the line-of-sight). You may be able to improve reception by raising the aerial higher - for safety's sake consult a reputable aerial installer if you need rooftop access. See below the diagrams for advanced options including selecting the receiver aerial height.
The terrain information (from Ordnance Survey and GIS) does not include forestation (where leaf cover changes with the seasons) or city buildings.
The line-of-sight line can appear curved as this straight line moves over the Earth's surface.
When you click on a diagram, you will see map with the location selected shown with this symbol:
What do the map symbols mean? location on line-of-sight, Selected location, Freeview transmitter, Freeview light transmitter, Engineering/fault today.
Show good and blocked paths from AB15 9SE for aerial height of ...
Saturday, 14 February 2015
Everytime I enter a post code etc. regardless of where in the UK this shows me that my transmitter is the Crystal Palace one. Well I've got news for you - it isn't! I certainly do not receive signals from London in Shetland, Aberdeen or near the South Coast of England. Get it sorted please.
annoyed's 1 post
Sunday, 15 February 2015
Similarly Bourne End in Bucks mostly gets Freeview reception from the Wooburn Freeview Lite relay of transmitters/tv/Crystal_Palace">Crystal Palace and NOT the High Wycombe relay. If you look at the map generated by putting in my postcode, in fact most of Bourne End is showing as having no reception at all from the High Wycombe transmitter! Please look into it (or advise who does). An explanation of what's gone wrong would also help as if it's just one person responsible for this tools accuracy when there are more than 1000 transmitters to be taken into account, that's a little different to if it's a large corporation responsible for feeding the information and accuracy checking.
Paul Murphy's 5 posts
Monday, 16 February 2015
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Wednesday, 18 February 2015
In the SP2 (Bulbridge) region of Salisbury we're lucky if we get a good signal for more than a few days a month. On those good days both signal strength and quality are between 8 and 10 on all channels. Then, SOMETHING happens and the signals drop to 5 or lower and the quality between 0 and 3. This makes all channels 'no signal' or unwatchable except for those on Ch50. We've had new aerials and local pro's in who offer no explanation. It's not a weather issue cuz the (default) bad signal can kick in in an instant irrespective of conditions. Ch60 is at 786 MHz so not in 4G range. I can only assume that the explanation lies with the transmitter since, when the signal is good it's very good. Then it drops in the blink of an eye.
This problem began about a year ago with an occasional bad signal day. Since then, the good/bad ratio has shifted to the reversal we have now.
Needless to say, I have better things to do than monitor unwatchable TV channels so I can't be precise but, since new year I doubt we've had more than 10 days of good signal.
Steve's 1 post
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