Digital TV antenna tuning frequencies

Sydney Northern Beaches

Digital TV channels at Sydney Northern Beaches and the antenna positions

TV remote channelsTV Transmittersdigital TV frequencies and channels
2 ABC
20 ABC HD
21, 22, 23
24 News 24
Bouddi620.5MHz Ch41
Manly543.625 MHz Ch30
Sydney226.5 MHz Ch12
3 SBS
31 SBS Viceland
30 SBS HD
32 SBS Two
34 NITV
Bouddi613.5 Mhz Ch40
Manly557.5 MHz Ch32
Sydney184.5 MHz Ch7
7 Seven
70 Seven HD
72 7 Two
73 7 Mate
74 7 food
Bouddi627.5 MHz Ch42
Manly529.5 MHz Ch28
Sydney177.5 MHz Ch6
9 NINE
90 NINE HD
92 Gem
93,99 Go!
94 Life
95 Gem HD
Bouddi634.5 Mhz Ch43
Manly564.5 MHz Ch33
Sydney191.625 MHz Ch8
10 10
1,15 10 HD
11 10 Peach
12 10 Bold
13 10 Shake
Bouddi641.5 Mhz Ch44
Manly550.5 MHz Ch31
Sydney219.5 MHz Ch11

Updated 14 Nov 2020

'Sydney' transmitter means one of three close-by transmitters located in the north part of Sydney - Willoughby, Artamon and Gore Hill. The TV usually finds stations automaticly and you do not need to know channel frequency and numbers. But faulty antenna may push TV auto tuning skip some stations. The table above helps manual tuning and antenna troubleshooting.

As you may see from the table, channels you press on the remote control and advertised on TV guides are not the same as TV frequencies channels found in manual TV tuning settings.

TV antennas at Bilgola Plateau and Avalon

Generally, antennas north of Bilgolah Plateau and Avalon point to Bouddi and installed vertically. All other TV transmitters at Sydney Northern Beaches are horizontally polarized. Yet some north-facing hill slopes as far as Manly Vale may also require antenna facing north. The best type of antenna, UHF or VHF, type of the amplifier, etc., and channels determined experimentally at your specific location with the precision of a meter and few degrees.

The rule for HD TV channels numbers

High Definition resolution channels numbers end with 0 except 10. HD Ten is on number 13. For example, to view ABC in 1080i high definition press number 20 on a TV remote control, not 2, 2 is 576i standard-definition. Old digital TVs, recorders and setup boxes may have HD channels missing or show a blank screen with the sound only.

4K / UHD resolution

Apart from Netflix and Foxtel channel 444, there is no free to air 4K broadcast in Australia yet. 4K TVs artificially upscale fine 4K details from an HD source.

Digital TV Transmitters at Sydney Northern Beaches location Map

Manly Electronics provides TV antenna repair service to the following areas in Sydney, North Shore, and the Northern Beaches:

Balgowlah, Clontarf, Fairlight, Manly, Seaforth, Allambie, Belrose, Brookvale, Collaroy, Cromer, Davidson, Forestville, Elanora, Freshwater, Killarney, Heights, Manly Vale, Narrabeen, North Balgowlah, North Manly, Oxford Falls, Queenscliff, Terrey Hills, Avalon, Bayview, Bilgola Plateau, Church Point, Clareville, Elanora, Ingleside, Newport, North Narrabeen, Mona Vale, Palm Beach; and Sydney North Shore: Mosman, Neutral Bay, Cremorne, North Sydney