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Details of the new Freeview HD transmitters to come on air next year

Details of the new Freeview HD transmitters to come on air next
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I am working on integrating this information into UK Free TV. Note there are a number of sites with restricted radiation patterns. This information may take a couple of days to generate coverage maps for.

I have used the "Nominal ERPs" (the power levels most likely to be employed in practice by the licensee).

Taken from Ofcom - Award of the 600 MHz spectrum band - it's bad news for The Wrekin and Sudbury, but good news for:

Angus com7: C31 4500W at 230m
Angus com8: C37 4500W at 230m
Beacon Hill com7: C33 4300W at 100m
Beacon Hill com8: C34 1000W at 100m
Belmont com7: C33 15400W at 342m
Belmont com8: C35 15400W at 342m
Bilsdale com7: C31 5000W at 296m
Bilsdale com8: C37 5000W at 296m
Black Hill com7: C32 9400W at 264m
Black Hill com8: C35 12500W at 264m
Bluebell Hill com7: C32 1400W at 49m
Bluebell Hill com8: C34 1400W at 49m
Caldbeck com7: C32 5400W at 331m
Caldbeck com8: C35 3600W at 331m
Caradon Hill com7: C31 10500W at 234m
Caradon Hill com8: C37 2500W at 234m
Craigkelly com7: C33 2300W at 131m
Craigkelly com8: C34 3000W at 131m
Crystal Palace com7: C33 15600W at 212m
Crystal Palace com8: C35 13500W at 204m
Darvel com7: C31 2600W at 110m
Darvel com8: C37 2600W at 110m
Divis com7: C33 4400W at 148m
Divis com8: C34 3400W at 148m
Durris com7: C32 12500W at 315m
Durris com8: C35 12500W at 315m
Emley Moor com7: C32 16700W at 279m
Emley Moor com8: C34 16700W at 279m
Fenham com7: C31 80W at 51m
Fenham com8: C37 80W at 51m
Fenton com7: C32 140W at 50m
Fenton com8: C34 140W at 50m
Hannington com7: C32 10000W at 142m
Hannington com8: C34 5500W at 142m
Mendip com7: C33 17500W at 192m
Mendip com8: C35 17500W at 192m
Moel-y-Parc com7: C32 7300W at 236m
Moel-y-Parc com8: C34 5000W at 236m
Oxford com7: C31 5800W at 161m
Oxford com8: C37 5800W at 161m
Pontop Pike com7: C33 9500W at 145m
Pontop Pike com8: C34 9500W at 145m
Ridge Hill com7: C32 4200W at 162m
Ridge Hill com8: C34 4200W at 162m
Rowridge com7: C31 25000W at 156m
Rowridge com7: C31 25000W at 156m
Rowridge com8: C37 25000W at 156m
Rowridge com8: C37 25000W at 156m
Sandy Heath com7: C32 8400W at 220m
Sandy Heath com8: C34 8400W at 220m
Sheffield com7: C31 200W at 48m
Sheffield com8: C37 200W at 48m
Sutton Coldfield com7: C33 6400W at 264m
Sutton Coldfield com8: C35 8300W at 264m
Tacolneston com7: C31 10000W at 200m
Tacolneston com8: C37 10000W at 200m
Waltham com7: C31 1400W at 260m
Waltham com8: C37 1400W at 260m
Wenvoe com7: C31 4200W at 258m
Wenvoe com8: C37 12200W at 258m
Winter Hill com7: C31 14000W at 237m
Winter Hill com8: C37 14000W at 237m

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Tuesday, 16 July 2013

2:11 PM

If anyone fancies giving me a hand with the radiation patterns from http://stakeholders.ofcom….pdf page 43 onwards

They start

("Crystal Palace-COM7-H",0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0),
("Crystal Palace-COM8-H",0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,4,4,0,0,3,4,4,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0),
("Winter Hill-COM7-H", 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,15,15,15,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0),
("Winter Hill-COM8-H", 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,15,15,15,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0),
("Divis-COM7-H", 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,6,6,6,0,0,0,0),
("Rowridge-COM8-H", 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,20,20,20,20,20,20,20,20,20,20,20,20,20,20,20,20,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0),
("Wenvoe-COM7-H", 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0.5,1,1,1,1,1,1,0.5,0.5,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0),
("Wenvoe-COM8-H", 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0.5,1,1,1,3,3,1,0.5,0.5,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0),

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag

3:23 PM

Initially,i was dissapointed that The Wrekin is not included in the above,wondering about the technical reasons why it cannot be SFN with Sutton Coldfield?
With a large overlap in Coverage from S Coldfield (in my working area),positively,i can
see more potential aerial work.i e
re-alignment of W/B Aerial arrays from Wrekin
to S Coldfied.Bring back the skill factor of dealing with lower signal levels,akin to the days when low powered DTT sat with high powered analogue tv signals.
Persuade the many who have not replaced TV
aerials before and after switch-over,to do so.
I see that all power levels for com 7 and 8
are much lower than first muted,but see this as a positive challenge to giving customers a greater choice of HD channels.

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Aerialman's 140 posts GB flag

3:42 PM

Brintist,are you sure they are using only nominal as opposed to maximum co-ordinated power levels for each featured trnsmitter?

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Aerialman's 140 posts GB flag

3:44 PM

Aerialman: that is what it says in the Ofcom licence in the document.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag

3:46 PM

... DVB-T2 does operate well with a few dB knocked off compared to old fashioned DVB-T

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag

3:55 PM

I can see the sense in using nominal power levels for the featured list above.With a set of two frequencies for each transmitter taken from a group of only six frequencies.
For example,at high pressure,i can see co-channel issues between Sutton Coldfield and Belmont in my working area.

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Aerialman's 140 posts GB flag

3:58 PM

Aerialman: I suspect that is the reason for staying so far off the maximum levels.

They are using three frequencies per national multiplex.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag

4:06 PM

This will bring good business if people want the new channels they will need a new aerial if there's arnt wideband and they are on winter hill. There is a rigger up here who is still fitting c d aerials what a lot of complaints he is going to get.

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mazbar's 384 posts GB flag

4:10 PM

Relay stations will be a no no then Brian ?

I assume they will all be available on satellite ?

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PJH's 75 posts GB flag

4:36 PM

Is see that Crystal Palace is listed as expected but was wondering if Reigate transmitter, which is a relay of Crystal Palace, will have the additional HD channels?

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