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Want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD?

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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Sunday, 23 August 2015
Mr R.A.James
2:11 PM

Can anybody explain why Classic F M has such poor quality after dark the program keeps dropping out completely. This has only started in the last 7 days The signal strength is showing approx.85% But quality reading is constantly changing . I am tuned to the Hasting transmitter.

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Wednesday, 28 October 2015
Rory gray
7:16 PM

Hello living in portrush in a fold called clanmill bt56 8dt .have freeview with youview box only getting 7 HD channels in

The building when will we get more? Rory

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Sunday, 3 January 2016
Tony Padley
2:25 PM

Are there planfors Com 7 and 8 from Heathfield?

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7:05 PM

Tony Padley : There are no plans: covering only 170,000 homes Heathfield is too small for Com 7 and 8.

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Friday, 25 March 2016
Tim Stanleick
6:23 AM

HI. We are tuned to Huntshaw Cross in Mid Devon and last night, 24/03/1, lost all the BBC channels, but not ITV, Ch4 etc. This has happened before and I wonder why. The signal was chirping and breaking up for a while and then they all disappeared.

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Alan M. Smith
5:51 PM

Hi, I live in Telford, Shropshire & was wondering if I should invest in a new aerial & cabling to get better reception, but also which transmitter is best to get the most HD channels, especially BBC4 & BBC News.
Much appreciated,

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Alan M. Smith's 3 posts GB flag

10:23 PM

Alan M. Smith:

To answer your questions, we need a full post code so the best transmitter can be determined. It will also allow us contributors to see if there are any potential reception problems caused by terrain or buildings, etc.

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MikeP's: mapM's Freeview map terrainM's terrain plot wavesM's frequency data M's Freeview Detailed Coverage
Saturday, 26 March 2016

6:01 PM

Hi Alan J Smith,to answer your question,if you can receive the Sutton Coldfield transmitter from your location,then that will give you all the HD channels including BBC 4/BBC news and Big centre TV from Birmingham on channel 8.
Failing that your next choice of transmitter is Winter Hill which works quite well in some parts of Telford.Unfortunately this will give you the North West/Granada region...but will give you allthe HD channels etc.
The Wrekin only transmits BBC B,

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Aerialman's 140 posts GB flag

10:13 PM


Some parts of Telford cannot receive acceptable signals from either Sutton Coldfield, Winter Hill or the Wrekin - hence the request for a post code so we can identify the reception conditions at the enquirer's actual location. Onl;y with that information is it possible to give meaningful advice rather than if's and but's and maybe's that are not particularly helpful to non-technical viewers. #

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB flag
MikeP's: mapM's Freeview map terrainM's terrain plot wavesM's frequency data M's Freeview Detailed Coverage
Sunday, 27 March 2016

7:02 PM

don't be so arrogant!

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