Aerial recommendations for the major TV transmitters

On this page our aerial recommendations are ordered by aerial group.

A group     B group     K group

NOTE :
Groups exclude MUXES 7 & 8
There are no the C/D, E groups or widebands on this page as they are obsolete from late 2019 / early 2020 (excluding MUXES 7 & 8).

For the full list of the 91 main digital transmitters see 6 MUX Transmitters.

Also see “Which transmitter do I receive my signal from ?”

Emley Moor transmitter 300H L5 kB

Aerial recommendations for group A transmitters

Note. Due to Wideband antennas poor response at the bottom of the band nobody should ever fit a “high gain” wideband on any A group transmitter. If the site is in a poor spot an A group aerial should be used. On the other hand if the signal is strong (or medium) then by definition it doesn’t need a “high gain” antenna anyway ! Under those circumstances a Log Periodic should be fitted instead.
See “the wrong aerial for Crystal Palace” (or any A group transmitter).
Lastly, an A group aerial will help filter out the high power 4G / 5G transmissions.

Strong to medium signal areas should use a DM Log Periodic.

Medium signal areas should use a Log 36.

Weak reception areas should use a Yagi18A or an XB10A (the latter is particularly suitable for in loft installs).

Poorest signal locations should use an XB16A.

Test results for these aerials are on each antennas “buy” page.

The A group 6 MUX transmitters
(Excluding MUXES 7 & 8, which are due to be switched off between 2020 and 2022 anyway.)

Aberdare
(Belmont from 4 March 2020)
Blaenplwyf
Bressay
Brierley Hill
Brougher Mountain
Caldbeck
Caradon Hill
Craigkelly
Crystal Palace
Darvel
Divis
Durris
Eastbourne
Eitshall
Fenham
Fenton
Hastings
Huntshaw Cross
(Idle from Q1 2020)
Kilvey Hill
Lancaster
(Oliver’s Mount from 12 Feb 2020)
Pendle Forest
Pontypool
Reigate
Ridge Hill
Rowridge
Rumster Forest
Stockland Hill
Storeton
Torosay
(Waltham from 4 March 2020)
(Winter Hill from 22 Apr 2020)

In addition, for those in poor signal areas, Mendip and Sandy will only have one MUX out of the A group.

Aerial recommendations for group B transmitters

A group B aerial will help filter out the high power 4G / 5G transmissions.

Strong to medium signal areas should use a DM Log Periodic.

Medium signal areas should use a Log 36.

Weak reception areas should use a Yagi18B or an XB10B (the latter is particularly suitable for in loft installs) .

Poorest signal locations should use an XB16B.

Test results for these aerials are on each antennas “buy” page.

The B group 6 MUX transmitters

Beacon Hill
Black Hill
Bristol Illchester Cres
Emley Moor
Hannington
Heathfield
Keelylang Hill
Limvady
Llanddona
Moel Y Parc (technically a K group from Q2 2020)
Plympton
Presely
Rosemarkie
Saddleworth
Sutton Coldfield
Tacolneston
Wenvoe

Aerial recommendations for group K transmitters

Note. Wideband antennas have a relatively poor response at the bottom of the band, so why fit a “high gain” wideband on a K group transmitter ?  If the site really is in a poor spot a high gain K group aerial should be used, e.g. an XB10K or even an XB16K.  On the other hand if the signal is strong (or medium) then by definition it doesn’t need a “high gain” antenna anyway ! Under these circumstances a Log Periodic should be fitted instead.

The K group aerials we stock outperform the equivalent wideband up to CH55.

Strong to medium signal areas should use a DM Log Periodic.

Medium areas should use a Log 36.

Weak reception areas should use a Yagi18K or an XB10K (the latter is particularly suitable for in loft installs)

Poorest signal locations should use an XB16K.

Test results for these aerials are on each antennas “buy” page.

The K group 6 MUX transmitters

Angus
Ashford
Bilsdale
Bluebell Hill
Bristol Kings Weston
Bromsgrove
Carmel
Chatton
Chesterfield
Clacton
Dover
Guildford
Hemel Hempstead
Idle (A group from Q1 2020)
(Keighley from Q1 2020)
Knock More
Lark Stoke
Malvern
Mendip
Midhurst
(Moel Y Parc from Q2 2020)
Nottingham
Oxford
Pontop Pike
Redruth
Rosneath
Rouncefall
Salisbury
Selkirk
Sandy Heath
Sheffield
Sudbury
The Wrekin
Tunbridge Wells
Whitehawk Hill