Mounting A Terrestrial TV Aerial In The UK

3  Aerial Alignment Calculator (with internet mapping)

Updated July 2014.

At its simplest, for anywhere in the world this page calculates and displays on a map the direction (bearing or azimuth) to point (align) a terrestrial TV aerial towards a distant transmitter.  However for countries in the British Isles including Eire, particularly for those within the UK, it can do significantly more.  To realise its full potential, first time users are advised to read the General Help.

General Help

Page loading is staged  -  as soon as possible the calculator's form unlocks so that you can begin entering data, further options becoming enabled as the code to support them completes loading.  The options available also depend on the chosen receiver location as follows:

  • Anywhere  -  Google Map displays a direction line for aligning the aerial, while the calculator shows the true azimuth (degrees clockwise from True North), and another azimuth corrected either against Grid Variance (Grid Convergence, Grid Angle) for use with a printed map, or against Magnetic Variance (Magnetic Declination) for use with a compass.  As accurately as possible, enter locations for the receiver and transmitter, click the map button, and if required drag the marker(s) to more precise locations.

    The map has two choices of base layer selectable by the buttons in the top right hand corner.  Satellite pictures can take significantly longer to load, so it's quickest to use Map to get as close as possible to the intended final location and zoom level before switching to Satellite.

    Satellite images are often subject to perspective distortion, occasionally to an extent significant in the context of aligning a TV aerial, thus making their results potentially less reliable than the initial impression given by their simplicity.  Although it may seem counter-intuitive, you should work entirely from ground level  position the marker at the point on the ground beneath the proposed aerial siting, and choose as aiming point a landmark the base of which is crossed by the line.

    If you plan to print the map, please read the Notes.

  • British Isles and Eire  -  Signal Profile displays a vertical elevation along the signal path.  UK users can choose a transmitter via one of the various UK lists and the transmitter's location and height will be entered automatically.  Users from Eire will need to determine and enter manually not just the transmitter's location but also the height of its antenna above sea level.

    The signal profile is shown as a straight line (allowing for refraction conventionally by assuming a radius of Earth 4/3 × the real one), with 60% (red) and 100% (orange) Fresnel zones, and intervening clutter (brown), terrain (green), and possibly curvature of the Earth (black).

    If you are within range and have a clear Fresnel zone, then you should get a good signal, but obstructions will progressively weaken it, blocking it when they cross the line of sight.  Obstructions into the orange zone will probably not be serious, but any into the red might require sensitive aerials and/or amplification to get a good enough signal.  If the signal is blocked, then you can only receive it indirectly, perhaps by reflection off other buildings or refraction over or around obstacles.  In marginal cases, you might be advised to consult a reputable CAI installer with good local knowledge, or to consider Freesat.

    If the relevant maps have been created, clicking in the top third of the display will centre the Google map on an area of the signal path, the bottom third the OS map, and the middle third both.

  • UK Nations (including the CI, the IoM, and NI The calculator has transmitter data for the entire UK, including locations, antennae heights, transmissions, channel numbers, etc.  Further details are given in UK Transmitter Help.

  • UK Mainland Nations & the IoM  -  UK OS Map displays the signal path (default) or the locations of the transmitters in the calculator's current list.  Click the buttons beneath the navigator bar to swap between the two modes.

    Coordinate conversion between Lat/Lon and E/N doesn't use OSTN02™, so coordinate readouts should only be considered accurate to around 5m.

    OS's OpenSpace® on-line mapping covers UK mainland down to street level (other UK nations are covered by other agencies and are either only available via OS at low-scale or not at all).  If, despite the coordinate vetting, you manage to create a map of somewhere not actually covered, the map may just show nothing, or stick on an area on the north east coast, in which case Ctrl-Click the map button to remove it, and just use the Google one. 

If you are unsure of the format for inputting data, hovering the pointer over an input will bring up a short message describing the format expected.  In general:

  • Latitudes, longitudes, grid and magnetic variances can be entered as decimal degrees or DD:MM:SS.  In both cases, southern and western values can be entered as negative or by appending S or W, northern and eastern as positive or by appending N or E.
  • All other data such as grid references and post codes should be entered in their normal format.  Irish grid references should be flagged with a leading I.  For example, that for Divis transmitter would be entered as IJ287750, although as it happens this transmitter is in the area of overlap between the two systems, so the nearest UK equivalent of NW412309 will also work.

UK Place Name look up covers UK mainland only, except that the transmitter version also searches the UK transmitter list.  UK Post Code look up should find codes for the entire UK, but to reduce the chances of usage capping by Google, does so by searching the OpenSpace UK mainland database first, only trying Google on failure.  Other post codes and places, for example Eire, can be looked up using the World Place Name option, but the database is very US-centric, so append an appropriate country name, for example ,Eire.

When you are satisfied with your settings, you can save them by pressing Submit and then bookmarking, marking as a favourite, the resulting URL, the parameters in which will recreate your original settings in the calculator.  You may wish to do this once you have positioned a map exactly on your aerial site as described above (though then you will have to wait for everything to reload).

Clicking on a map button fixes latitude and longitude as the method of designating the receiver location.  Dragging a marker to a new location updates the calculator and may also recentre the map(s).  Likewise, where necessary, changes in the calculator will be reflected in the map(s).  After creating a map, changing settings other than receiver latitude & longitude, or choosing a different transmitter, is not recommended and may not be possible.

If some of the TV terms or techniques mentioned here are unfamiliar, you are further advised to read the General Introduction  -  see also the list of useful links at the bottom of the page.

UK Aerial Help

GroupChannel RangeCap colourSchematic showing aerial group overlap
A21 - 37RedGroup A Cap ColourSchematic showing aerial group overlap
B35 - 53YellowGroup B Cap Colour
C/D48 - 60GreenGroup C/D Cap Colour
E35 - 60BrownGroup E Cap Colour
K21 - 48GreyGroup K Cap Colour
W21 - 60Black or noneGroup W Cap Colour
PolarityAlignment Of Elements
HHorizontal
VVertical|

Note that where a transmitter uses a semi-wideband group (E or K), Ofcom often suggest wideband (W) as an alternative, resulting in E/W or K/W.  However, for performance reasons, I suspect that in such cases most professional installers would recommend the narrowest group aerial that can accommodate the signals required, and not a wideband.

UK Channel / Mux Help

The following channels are currently being broadcast in the UK:

Mux LCN Channel Name Genre CI E NI S W
Mux LCN Channel Name Genre CI E NI S W
This data changes quite frequently, for the latest information see the data source at
Digital UK - Channel / Mux Listings ©.
PSB11BBC ONEGeneral Entertainment   
PSB11BBC ONE NIGeneral Entertainment    
PSB11BBC ONE ScotGeneral Entertainment    
PSB11BBC ONE WalesGeneral Entertainment    
PSB12BBC TWOGeneral Entertainment   
PSB12BBC TWO NIGeneral Entertainment    
PSB12BBC TWO ScotGeneral Entertainment    
PSB12BBC TWO WalesGeneral Entertainment    
PSB17BBC THREEGeneral Entertainment
PSB18BBC ALBAGeneral Entertainment    
PSB19BBC FOURGeneral Entertainment
PSB170CBBC ChannelChildren's
PSB171CBeebiesChildren's
PSB180BBC NEWSNews
PSB181BBC ParliamentNews
PSB1200BBC Red ButtonText services
PSB1301BBC RB 301Interactive
PSB1302BBC RB 302Interactive
PSB1700BBC Radio 1Radio
PSB1701BBC R1XRadio
PSB1702BBC Radio 2Radio
PSB1703BBC Radio 3Radio
PSB1704BBC Radio 4Radio
PSB1705BBC R5LRadio
PSB1706BBC 5SXRadio
PSB1707BBC 6 MusicRadio
PSB1708BBC Radio 4 ExRadio
PSB1709BBC Asian Net.Radio
PSB1710BBC World Sv.Radio
PSB1719BBC R ScotlandRadio    
PSB1719BBC Radio UlsterRadio    
PSB1719BBC Radio WalesRadio    
PSB1720BBC R n GaidhealRadio    
PSB1720BBC Radio CymruRadio    
PSB1720BBC Radio FoyleRadio    
PSB1721BBC LondonRadio    
PSB1722BBC WMRadio    
PSB23ITVGeneral Entertainment   
PSB23ITV WalesGeneral Entertainment    
PSB23STVGeneral Entertainment    
PSB23UTVGeneral Entertainment    
PSB24Channel 4General Entertainment 
PSB24S4/CGeneral Entertainment    
PSB25Channel 5General Entertainment
PSB26ITV 2General Entertainment
PSB28Channel 4General Entertainment    
PSB210ITV3General Entertainment    
PSB213Channel 4+1General Entertainment
PSB214More 4General Entertainment
PSB215Film4General Entertainment
PSB228E4General Entertainment 
PSB233ITV +1General Entertainment  
PSB233STV+1General Entertainment    
PSB233UTV+1General Entertainment    
PSB2726U105Radio    
PSB373CBBC HDChildren's
PSB3101BBC 1 Scot HDHD    
PSB3101BBC 1 Wales HDHD    
PSB3101BBC ONEHD   
PSB3101BBC ONE NI HDHD    
PSB3102BBC TWO HDHD
PSB3103ITV HDHD  
PSB3103STV HDHD    
PSB3103UTV HDHD    
PSB3104Channel 4 HDHD
PSB3105BBC THREE HDHD
COM410ITV3General Entertainment 
COM416QVCGeneral Entertainment 
COM420DramaGeneral Entertainment 
COM425Dave ja vuGeneral Entertainment 
COM426ITV4+1General Entertainment 
COM427ITV2 +1General Entertainment 
COM428E4General Entertainment    
COM4305*General Entertainment 
COM4315 USAGeneral Entertainment 
COM434ITV3+1General Entertainment 
COM438QUESTGeneral Entertainment 
COM439The StoreGeneral Entertainment 
COM444Channel 5+1General Entertainment 
COM449Jewellery Ch.General Entertainment 
COM455Channel 5+24General Entertainment 
COM461True EntertainmentGeneral Entertainment  
COM466CBS RealityGeneral Entertainment 
COM472CITVChildren's 
COM4170ADULT SectionAdult 
COM4171Television XAdult 
COM4181ADULT Playboy TV ChatAdult 
COM4182ADULT Xpanded TVAdult  
COM4201Holidays TVText services 
COM4202RabbitText services 
COM4203Gay RabbitText services 
COM42041-2-1 DatingText services 
COM4234CONNECT 4Streamed channels 
COM4237Peace TVStreamed channels 
COM4238VuTVStreamed channels 
COM4241TVPlayerStreamed channels 
COM4724Capital FMRadio 
COM4727Absolute RadioRadio 
COM4728HeartRadio 
COM511PickGeneral Entertainment 
COM512DaveGeneral Entertainment 
COM517ReallyGeneral Entertainment 
COM529E4+1General Entertainment 
COM532Movie MixGeneral Entertainment 
COM536Create & CraftGeneral Entertainment 
COM541Food NetworkGeneral Entertainment 
COM542Travel ChannelGeneral Entertainment 
COM543Gems TVGeneral Entertainment 
COM546ChallengeGeneral Entertainment 
COM548movies4menGeneral Entertainment 
COM557QUEST+1General Entertainment 
COM563CommunityGeneral Entertainment 
COM582Sky NewsNews 
COM5173ADULT smileTV3Adult 
COM5175ADULT PARTYAdult 
COM5176ADULT BlueAdult 
COM5177ADULT Babestn2Adult 
COM5207Kiss Me TVText services 
COM5208Proud DatingText services 
COM5240Motors TVStreamed channels 
COM5723talkSPORTRadio 
COM5730Insight RadioRadio 
COM6184MusicGeneral Entertainment 
COM619YesterdayGeneral Entertainment 
COM621VIVAGeneral Entertainment 
COM622Ideal WorldGeneral Entertainment 
COM624ITV4General Entertainment 
COM635QVC BeautyGeneral Entertainment 
COM640Rocks & Co 1General Entertainment 
COM645Film4+1General Entertainment 
COM6474sevenGeneral Entertainment 
COM658BT Sport 1General Entertainment 
COM659BT Sport 2General Entertainment 
COM683Al Jazeera EngNews 
COM685RTNews 
COM6172ADULT smileTV2Adult 
COM6174ADULT BabestnAdult 
COM6199ADULT SectionAdult 
COM6225Connect 1Streamed channels 
COM6226CCTVStreamed channels 
COM6227Connect 2Streamed channels 
COM6229Propeller TVStreamed channels 
COM6231Racing UKStreamed channels 
COM6239SonlifeStreamed channels 
COM6711The Hits RadioRadio 
COM6712KISS FRESHRadio 
COM6713KissRadio 
COM6714KISSTORYRadio 
COM6715MagicRadio 
COM6716heatRadio 
COM6717Kerrang!Radio 
COM6718SMOOTH RADIORadio 
COM6725Premier RadioRadio 
COM774CBeebies HDChildren's 
COM784Al Jazeera ArabicNews 
COM7106BBC FOUR HDHD 
COM7107BBC NEWS HDHD 
COM7108Al Jazeera Eng HDHD 
COM7109Community HDHD 
G_MAN50mov4men+1General Entertainment    
G_MAN53LAMHEGeneral Entertainment    
G_MAN56CAPITAL TVGeneral Entertainment    
G_MAN60FIRE HIT TVGeneral Entertainment    
G_MAN62Heart TVGeneral Entertainment    
Local8Local TVGeneral Entertainment    
Local67Chart Show TVGeneral Entertainment 
Local75POPChildren's 
RNI_151TG4General Entertainment    
RNI_152RTÉ OneGeneral Entertainment    
RNI_153RTÉ TwoGeneral Entertainment    
RNI_1729RTÉ RnaGRadio    

The following muxes are currently being broadcast in the UK:

NameAlternate Name(s)OperatorSpecificationsComment
PSB1BBC A, Mux 1BBCDVB-T:
64 QAM, code rate 2/3, 8K FFT
Standard Definition
PSB2D3&4, Mux 2Digital 3 & 4DVB-T:
64 QAM, code rate 2/3, 8K FFT
Standard Definition
PSB3BBC B, Mux BBBCDVB-T2:
256 QAM, code rate 2/3, 32K FFT
High Definition
COM4SDN, COM A, Mux ASDNDVB-T:
64 QAM, code rate 3/4, 8K FFT
Standard Definition
COM5Arqiva A, COM B, Mux CArqivaDVB-T:
64-QAM, code rate 3/4, 8K FFT
Standard Definition
COM6Arqiva B, COM C, Mux DArqivaDVB-T:
64-QAM, code rate 3/4, 8K FFT
Standard Definition
COM7Arqiva 600 MHz Multiplex*ArqivaDVB-T2:
256 QAM, code rate 2/3, 32K FFT
High Definition
GIMuxGeographically Interleaved Spectrum Multiplexes
(Manchester & Cardiff)
Canis Media (Manchester)
Cube Interactive (Cardiff)
 Cardiff not currently broadcasting
LTVMuxLocal TV Multiplex*Comux UK LtdDVB-T:
QPSK, code rate 3/4, 8K FFT
Standard Definition
NIMuxNorthern Ireland MultiplexMultiplex Broadcasting Services NI LtdDVB-T2:
QPSK, code rate 2/3, 32K FFT
Standard Definition
(but needs UK High Definition receiver)

Notes:

  • DVB-T2 (HD) broadcasts cannot be received by DVB-T (SD) receivers
  • * Some data included here for planned sites not yet broadcasting.
  • No data currently included here for Phase 2 local TV sites and COM8 600 MHz sites.

UK Transmitter Help

UK transmitters are arranged in groups with main transmitters, here shown in bright white, covering general geographical areas, and relays (sub-transmitters), here shown in off white, filling holes in the coverage of the main transmitters.  Transmitter data is available here for the entire UK, including the CI, the IoM, and NI.  Data is primarily from Ofcom, but also Digital UK, and the BBC, see the links at the bottom of the page.  Note that I am aware of conflicts of information between sources for 20-25% of the data, and while I have endeavoured in good faith to resolve these correctly, it's unlikely that I have succeeded in every case, and while I apologise in advance for any errors that may be here, I accept no responsibility for their consequences.

For receiver locations within the UK, transmitters can be selected:

  • Alphabetically from the entire UK List.  For slow browsers on very slow machines, unavoidably this option may take a long time to appear after being chosen  this is because it takes such a time to load so many transmitters into the page element  so if the browser times the script out offering to cancel it, if you are prepared to let it run on at least two or three times, you will probably find that it will eventually complete and thereafter the page will work normally.
  • Alphabetical list of transmitters broadcasting all digital muxes.
  • By ITV region.
  • By transmitter group.
  • In distance order out to 100km, approximately 62 miles, default selection will be nearest main transmitter.
  • By searching to find those transmitters nearest to the receiver  up to five nearest each of relays, transmitters broadcasting all digital muxes, and mains  likely to give the strongest signals.  Before using this feature, it's recommended to open the Google Map and exactly position the receiver marker (green).  Thereafter, the marker can be adjusted up to 15m before terrain data will be refetched from the server.

    It's important to understand that the accuracy of such predictive calculations will be limited by the completeness with which many factors (explained further in the General Introduction) are taken into account.  The official Digital UK Postcode Checker, has access to the best data, yet is considered 'pessimistic' because of the strictness of its correction for availability over time, and because the interpretation of its results on a per post code basis leads to post codes with mixed reception being marked out of coverage, even for individual addresses within them that may be within coverage.  By contrast, this one is probably too optimistic because, although it works from the actual location of the receiving aerial, it lacks transmitter radiation patterns and any correction for availability over time.  Thus, although the predictions of either checker are a useful pointer, neither should be taken as fact, and wherever possible should be checked against other such information, preferably against actual measurement.  In particular, signal levels given here should be regarded as likely relative rather than absolute.  For comparison, minimum useable signal levels at the aerial are around 47dBµV/m for digital tuners.

    Note that, during the search, the form and the markers on the map are locked, and occasionally and randomly, internet traffic or other problems may prevent completion and unlocking.  In this situation there are several means of escape:

    • A Cancel button is displayed whenever the calculator is locked;
    • The search script has a timeout;
    • Many browsers throw up a dialog box to allow breaking out of a script that has hung;
    • A few older browsers may hog the CPU so much that cancellation has no effect, and then there will be no alternative to reloading the page, to aid which this option cannot be set via a URL parameter, it will be changed to the previous option on reload.
  • Additionally, UK Place Name can be used to search for a transmitter of which the exact name is uncertain.  Any transmitters so found will be inserted at the top of the results denoted by (Tx), and a dialog box will offer to select the first one found as the chosen transmitter.  When a transmitter is chosen from the results, UK National List and the chosen transmitter are set.

Between 2008 & 2012 the UK completed a nationwide conversion from analogue to digital transmissions, known as DSO, contemporaneously, by EU agreement, releasing UHF channels 61 to 68 from TV to 4G mobile use.  As a result, each of about 1120 transmitters broadcasts either 3, or 6 or more, digital muxes each carrying many digital channels within same spectrum space as a single former analogue channel, in the channel range 21 to 60.  One mux is HD (DVB-T2), which cannot be decoded by SD (DVB-T) tuners, and additional HD muxes are currently being rolled out.

It should be noted that there is great uncertainty as to whether and by how much 4G services will affect reception in those areas where TV is broadcast on neighbouring channels 58-60.  There is much talk of homes being provided with filters to be fitted to the aerial downlead, but there remains great technical doubt as to whether filters will really be able to remove 4G adequately from the closest of these TV channels, as well as to what arrangements will be made to distribute these filters and whether and in what circumstances they will be chargeable to homeowners.

As with DSO, ongoing changes may cause 'retune events' that will require local residents to retune equipment to pick up changes.  Notes in transmission tables will warn of any known at time of last update.

Notes

  • Magnetic variance is computed by the 2010 World Magnetic Model, with estimated error less than 1° until 2015.  Thereafter it will display in red, indicating the model's increasing unreliability over time, in which case you should attempt to get a more recent estimate for your location and enter it manually:
  • Browser compatibility notes (see also the next note about printing):
    • ALL  -  Maps gobble up resources.  If you create both types of map together without letting one complete before starting the other, or, after creating maps, many times change settings in the calculator or drag and zoom forcing continual redrawing, you may find that the Google map becomes blank, or there are jumbled tiles or holes in the OS map, or markers disappear from it, perhaps first from the print preview, then from the map proper.  Such problems may resolve themselves given enough time, but now there is also an option to remove a broken map or signal profile by Ctrl-Clicking the relevant button, so it can be then be clicked again to redraw from scratch.  However, particularly as Google Maps do not document a destroy function, it is questionable whether all the resources used are reclaimed when a map is removed, and, especially if you want to print the maps, you may have to reload the page with your chosen final settings, most easily done by clicking Submit on them, before creating one map at a time, allowing each to load fully before creating the next.
    • FF  -  Users of Firebug may experience freezing on (re)loading the page.  Either disable Firebug, or halt the frozen page loading (click red cross icon) and then do a full reload (shift-click blue circular arrow).  FF2 or earlier, please upgrade at least to FF3.6.28.
    • IE  -  Fix for bug printing Ordnance Survey map (see Notes) introduced a different one panning it; to redraw the map after panning zoom out and back in.  Legacy IE 6-8, and more recent versions in IE7 Standards (Compatibility) Mode, may not display the marker and line on the UK OS Map immediately upon its creation, but will show them if the UK OS Map button is clicked a second time once the map has finished loading (Believed to be fixed now).
    • Opera  -  It is regretted that this page no longer supports legacy versions.  Newer Webkit versions have not been specifically tested, but other Webkit browsers such as Chrome and Safari are known to work.
  • Each map is designed to print on a single page of A4 or Letter with top and bottom margins of about 15mm and side margins of about 10mm.  This site has better map printing support than many, but generally printing web content is too often neglected, not least by those who create browsers, and maps particularly so.  In the past I've reported problems to Microsoft, Opera, Google, and OpenLayers, yet problems remained long outstanding, though recent testing has shown a marked improvement in some browsers.
    • ALL  -  Print the Google Satellite Base Layer without the labels.  The latter tend to look fine in Print Preview but prevent the map printing properly.  IE8+ & FF3+ may print them properly, but legacy browsers tend to print only the label & map overlay, without the satellite imagery.
    • FF3  -  Printing individual map pages results in blank maps, you have to print the entire document to get the maps to print properly. Fixed in v3.5.1.
    • IE  -  IE has had an abysmal history of problems printing maps.  Time was that IE6/7 would print both maps correctly but more recent versions only in IE7 Standards (Compatibility) Mode.  However, Google have a policy of only supporting the last three versions of browsers, so IE6/7 no longer print Google maps correctly  the marker background may print black and/or the marker line be missing segments  and as using IE7 Standards Mode was the only way of getting IE8/9 to print correctly, the situation with these two browsers is now worse than it was when they first appeared.  The good news is that after some minor changes to the scripts, IE10+ now print both maps correctly, although with the OS map at the cost of a bug panning it (see above).  In many versions, particularly older ones, if you press Print Preview before the map has completely loaded, the preview may be blank until loading completes, which may take some time, although some versions can be nudged into showing the preview by altering its zoom.
    • Chrome  -  Earlier versions may insert spurious blank pages.
    • Safari  -  Earlier versions may not print the Google Map  please upgrade to the latest version.
    • Opera  -  Legacy version map printing was abysmal; Webkit versions have not been specifically tested, but see the notes above about Chrome and Safari.

Apologies for these inconveniences.

Use decimal degrees or Degrees : Minutes : Seconds?

 
Where is the receiving aerial?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Where is the transmitter?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
How to find azimuth?
 
 
 
Transmitter Settings
Azimuth:
 
GridMag Azim:
 
Dist (mi):
 
Dist (km):
 
Transmitter Type:
 
 
 
              
Signal path profile

 

Key
ColourMeaning
Black LineSignal Path.
Red60% Fresnel Zone - Obstructions into this probably WILL significantly affect the signal.
Orange100% Fresnel Zone - Obstructions into this probably will not significantly affect the signal.
BrownClutter - Natural and artificial surface features such as trees and buildings (resolution ~1km2).
GreenTerrain - Topographic features such as hills and valleys (resolution ~90m2).
BlackCurvature of Earth's surface (may not be visible over short distances).

Many thanks to:

Significant updates to this document
Date Description
26/07/2014 Fixed clicking signal profile crashes instead of maps panning to area of signal path.  Added support for legacy transmitter URL parameters where the NGR of the TX has since changed.
04/07/2014 Corrected Ordnance Survey map panning problem for all browsers except IE.
28/05/2014 Updated with and adapted to the latest Ofcom data.  Added channel / mux help.  Fixed bug in Transmitter Group selector, and another in Find Nearest selector.
19/03/2014 Restored proper printout in IE10+, and, by setting IE7 standards, to IE8/9.
27/02/2014 Updated with latest Ofcom data, including offsets, & added tooltips to channel details to give alternate mux names, and mux frequencies taking account of offsets.  Corrected: legacy IE markers, world place names not looking up properly, degree symbol in DMS mode.
06/02/2014 Corrected printing problems, updated Notes concerning Internet Explorer problems.
01/02/2014 HTML5, Google, OpenLayers, & OpenSpace map updates, data and form script updates.
11/02/2013 Final update of Ofcom / DigitalUK DSO data.
15/03/2012 Updated with latest Ofcom / DigitalUK data.
06/11/2011 Updated with latest Ofcom / DigitalUK data.  Bugfix to allow spaces in grid references.
11/09/2011 Remade from OS Panorama Open Data the SRTM terrain tiles covering the Shetlands, fixing missing data and sea noise.
05/09/2011 Updated with latest Ofcom / DigitalUK data.  Improved form option locking when maps are drawn.  Refinements to site OpenLayers script and SRTM void data handling.
17/08/2011 Updated with latest Ofcom data.  Improved date handling for DSO start and end days.  Added Signal Profile key, improved Help, and buttons & printing of OpenLayers map.
19/07/2011 Updated with latest Ofcom data.  Updated URL parameter handling to be more memory efficient.
12/01/2011 Updated with latest Ofcom data.  Added knowledge of transmitters broadcasting all digital muxes.
27/10/2010 Updated data for Camperdown, C5 relays, corrected The Wrekin pre-DSO.  Fixed bug loading DMS values from URL.
11/10/2010 To reduce risk of Google usage capping, altered UK Post Code search to try OpenSpace first, then Google.  Released September's major upgrade betas as live.  Cut down OpenLayers script and enabled compression for faster loading.
21/09/2010 Corrected Ofcom data.  Converted to use SRTM terrain and UMD clutter data.  Fixed bugs: no signals found for remote islands; no signal profile for manually entered transmitter details.  Significant rewrite of asynchronous script loading.
08/08/2010 Fixed bug in redrawing signal profile when transmitter changed.
19/07/2010 Updated data files as per latest Ofcom publications.
June 2010 Fixed bugs:  IE data file reading anomalies.  Reading URL parameters when DMS set.  Find operations  Form & marker update and lock/unlock during & after, and not ending for marginal signals.  Aerial Schematic and Signal Path Profile charts not appearing with some browser / operating system combinations.  Improved scales on signal profile.  Support for Chrome and Safari, inc updated browser Notes and covering Opera 10 hang up.
28/04/2010 Added advanced transmitter choice and find options, and corresponding map functionality.  Greatly improved support for IE8 wrt map drawing and printing.  Updated transmitter data including HD / DVB-T2 transmissions.  Updated site scripts for better form handling and asynchronous data loading.  Added this update record.
01/12/2009 Updated transmitter data.  Added transmission display for each transmitter.  Updated site script handling forms.
13/08/2009 Google Map converted to use Google API, rather than OpenLayers API.  Upgraded Ordnance Survey map to use OpenLayers v2.8.  Fixed problem with colours in <Select> elements in the forms in Opera and IE8.  Improved marker dragging and update of calculator.
07/05/2009 First major useable version in its current form, including a signal path profile.