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2013 - post-switchover changes to Freeview transmission frequencies

To provide for the new mobile broadband services (4G) a number of changes will be made, and these will result in retuning events.

To provide for the new mobile broadband services (4G) a number
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The following is mainly a list of changes that will happen after Digital Switchover is complete, as C61 and C62 are being taken for use for new generation mobile broadband services. Also shown are are post-DSO change events.

These will happen during 2013 unless otherwise shown.

Full-service transmitters that change DDR frequencies for a PSB multiplex after switchover (2013)

Full-service transmitters that change DDR frequencies for a COM multiplex after switchover (2013 or earlier)

Full-service transmitters that change DDR frequencies offset after switchover (2013)

More soon.

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Saturday, 21 January 2012
Robert Honeybourne
2:29 PM


Does anyone know what time Crystal Palace will go off on the 4th and 18th. I have a 38 year old set (Decca 22") and was hoping to watch and film the end of its career... never outdated with its 6 channel buttons (1 for the video)

Cheers, Rob

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Robert Honeybourne's 1 post GB flag

3:12 PM

Robert Honeybourne: The anticipated times that this event will be taking place will not be known until approximately four weeks before it happens, so its really a case of making a further posting nearer the time.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Sunday, 22 January 2012

8:02 AM

Robert Honeybourne: Usually, BBC TWO closes after then programme that was running at midnight ends at DSO1.

DSO2 usually starts at around midnight and is officially complete at 6am.

Here is Black Hill
Analogue TV Switch Off Scotland Digital Switch Over 22/6/11 - Blackhill Transmitter Glasgow Edin
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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Friday, 27 January 2012
Lesley Schoonderbeek
6:10 PM

We live in Norfolk and only get about 18 chs on a relay transmitter. 2 are Rabbitt and 1 is Itv +1 and another ch is +1. So why do have to put up with this when there are other channels out there that would be better for the majority. Who chooses what we receive on our relay transmitter?
Thanks Lesley

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Dave Lindsay

6:19 PM

Lesley Schoonderbeek: The broadcasters of the channels you can't get decide where they transmit from. They serve about 90% of the population from about 80 transmitters. For them to broadcast from the remaining 1000 or so small relays would roughly double the cost of transmission. They were invited to increase their coverage and declined.

See here for a more in depth explanation:

Will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? | - independent free digital TV advice

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Saturday, 28 January 2012

2:11 PM

Lesley Schoonderbeek: In addition, ITV1+1 has to be on the PSB2 multiplex, which is on all transmitters, because it regional service. The "commercial multiplexes" are UK-wide services. More at Freeview retune - poor public service transmitters deal | - independent free digital TV advice .

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 31 January 2012
12:35 PM

Oh great! Angus transmitter switching ARQB from C61 to C49. This can be picked up where I stay in Perth. C49 is BBCA from the local relay.

Will this cause any problems? I expect it will.

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saintee!'s 5 posts GB flag

1:03 PM

saintee!: Hard to say without a postcode, but C49 is usually moved on the relay transmitter to make room...

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Dave Lindsay

1:37 PM

saintee!: See Ofcom document for STV North Region:


Perth relay BBC A on Ch49 is in red which denotes that it will be changed at some point due to the 800MHz clearance for 4G mobile services.

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Mike Dimmick

3:19 PM

Dave Lindsay, saintee!: Digital UK's postcode checker (which seems to be the most reliable source of information much of the time) says Perth BBC A will move to C39 some time in 2013, presumably before Angus ArqB makes the move from C61 to C49 (also shown as 2013).

The STV North Ofcom DSO Details document hasn't been updated since 5 January 2011. I wouldn't rely on it. The red markings inidicated that they are *likely* to change, not that they would *definitely* change. For regions that switched over later, like Yorkshire, some channels that were marked in red did change, and some didn't - though it's not necessarily true that all such changes in those regions have already been made.

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