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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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Tuesday, 8 August 2017
w miller
6:46 PM

when will knockmorre tv transmitter carry stv2 on freeview channel 8 in grampian please.

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w miller's 2 posts GB flag
Saturday, 26 August 2017
Raymond Wand
9:07 AM

Anyone know when Heathfield gets upgraded to extended HD?

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Raymond Wand's 1 post GB flag

11:13 AM

Raymond Wand:

COM7 and COM8 are very unlikely to appear on Heathfield. They are temporary services being used on some of the main transmitters, but not all. It is expected, but not yet announced, that the services currently carried on those multiplexes will appear within the 'normal' services as the current scheme to transfer services continues. When that is complete at Heathfield, you should have all the available channels.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 5 September 2017
neil margerison
8:37 AM


Are there any plans for the Idle transmitter to be upgraded to carry extra freeview hd such as freesports

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neil margerison's 4 posts GB flag

10:12 AM

neil margerison: There are no plans for any further transmitters to broadcast the extra multiplexes that you are referring to. COM7 & COM8 are temporary services which are broadcast from 30 main transmitters which cover around 75% of UK households and are expected to close in 2020.

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StevensOnln1's 3,653 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 13 September 2017
6:52 PM

Where can I tune into to receive full FREEVIEW Location Tenbury Wells?

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Ray's 1 post GB flag

11:17 PM

Ray: Please provide a full postcode so that we can see which transmitters are available at your extact location, where you are in relation to them and your predicted coverage etc.

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StevensOnln1's 3,653 posts GB flag
Thursday, 14 September 2017

12:07 PM

Ray: If you are on high enough ground in and around Tenbury then Sutton Coldfield can be very useble,unfortunately the xtra HD channels are broadcast at a lower power than the PSB/COM channels from Sutton and are likely to be more marginal.
I have installed high gain TV aerials with Mast head amplifiers in 2 location in Tenbury Wells,with success,and in spots that were not that advatangeous to clear line of sight!of SC
AS you know Ray,the Tenbury Wells transmitter is 'freeview-lite'

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Aerialman's 140 posts GB flag
Monday, 13 November 2017
Richard Brown
3:24 PM

When will Freeview HD be available in SP2 9NB? In particular I am interested in Channel 81 (Talking Pictures TV). I know from friends that they can receive this channel in SP1 3GY.

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4:18 PM

Richard Brown: There are HD channels broadcast from every transmitter, however you need a TV or set top box with the Freeview HD logo to be able to receive them (if your TV only says HD Ready or Full HD that only refers to the screen being able to display a HD picture). According to Digital UK's postcode checker, your postcode is served by the Salisbury transmitter, whilst your friends are served by Hannington. Talking Pictures is carried on the COM7 multiplex which is a temporary service, broadcast (along with COM8) from 30 main transmitters (including Hannington, but not Salisbury) and will not be expanding coverage to any further transmitters. However Talking Pictures have recently announced that they will be moving to the COM6 multiplex on 30th November (see link below) which is broadcast from Salisbury.

Talking Pictures TV to reach more Freeview viewers - a516digital

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