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Freeview reception at ME7 1YF

Terrain between ME71YF 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.

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Friday, 1 May 2015
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David
10:10 AM London

I have an aerial on the top of a tall pole on the roof of the 3 storey house where I live (so pretty high), and last night (Thursday 30th April) just before 10pm I lost freeview reception completely, getting a 'no reception' message. I switched to freesat where reception was fine. I checked 30 minutes later and still no reception on freeview. This morning I have freeview reception again. Any ideas?

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Dave Lindsay
10:39 AM

David: This sounds like failure of a signal amplifier or its power supply. Don't assume that just because the light is on that it's functioning normally -- all it's telling you is that there is power there.

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David
11:17 AM

Dave Lindsay: Thanks for the reply Dave, but I don't think that's it as freeview reception was perfect this morning without me taking any action.

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MikeB
5:43 PM

David: If your getting 'no signal', then your either getting nothing or a signal so low that the tuner isn't bothering with it.

You may not feel David's excellent advice is applicable, so here is another one. Your aerial is attached to your TV by a thin (6mm?) cable which is exposed to all weathers, and is constantly under pressure from the wind, rain, etc. Eventually, somethings got to give, and perhaps a small break or crack in the waterproofing on a connection appears. Thats OK when its dry, but during the night moisture condenses and gets into that small crack, and kills the signal. In the morning, the moisture dries out and you've got your signal back again.

Check the signal strength - if its really low, then the aerial system is marginal (but perfectly fine) until some thing happens. Your just 11km from Crystal Palace (assuming thats the transmitter your using), so you should be getting a stonkingly strong signal.

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Please post a question, answer or commentIf you have Freeview reception problems before posting a question your must first do this Freeview reset procedure then see: Freeview reception has changed, Single frequency interference, and Freeview intermittent interference.

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