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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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Monday, 13 November 2017
Richard Brown
4:45 PM

Richard Brown: Thank you very much for that information....the "friends" I referred to have a Sony WE66 TV which receives the Freeview HD programmes automatically and I have bought the same TV. I wait with anticipation for 30th November to the meantime many thanks once again.

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Thursday, 7 December 2017
Martin Epstein
11:01 AM

My transmitter, Beecroft Hil, has very few decent Freeview channels. What can I do? Many thanks

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12:08 PM

Martin Epstein: If you provide a full postcode we can see whether you might be able to use another transmitter that will give you more channels. Otherwise you could look at getting Freesat.

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Tuesday, 26 December 2017
Paul Newman
6:09 PM

Please can you tell me why Preseli transmitter does not provide BBC Four HD?

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8:29 PM

Paul Newman:

Preseli does not transmit Com 7 nor COM 8.

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Thursday, 22 March 2018
8:34 PM
Abbots Langley

Since yesterday I can no longer see BBC4 and BBC News in HD (channels 106 and 107), which previously I have been watching. I understand my transmitter (Hemel Hempstead) no longer transmits Com7 and Com8 channels. Is it possible to know if this is likely to change back in the near future? or is one of the new transmitters coming on board likely to be available in my area? Alternatively, is there a way I can re-programme my tv to pick up the signal from Crystal Palace? My postcode is WD5 0DU.

I am rather upset that (without any notice, as far as I can work out) these channels are no longer available. I purchased an HD TV set fairly recently and I would not have done, if I had known the channels I mostly want to watch are not going to be available in HD.

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11:43 PM

Rosa: Hemel Hempstead has never transmitted BBC Four HD or BBC News HD so you must have been receiving them from another transmitter (Crystal Palace seems the most likely looking at the Digital UK checker for your postcode). If your TV has a manual tuning function, try manual tuning on UHF channels 55 and 56 (the new frequencies COM7 & COM8 have moved to at Crystal Palace. If that doesn't restore the missing channels, you could try contacting the Freeview Advice Line who may be able to arrange a replacement wideband aerial (free of charge if you don't have satellite or cable - see link below).

Important changes to Freeview TV signals | Freeview

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Monday, 9 April 2018
Mandy Madgwick
9:35 PM

Hi I am fed up with the lack of signal when we get a slight bit of rain in our area, and why do we pay the BBC for a TV licence which has nothing to do with the signal!!!
Please tell me that!!
It's gu280la

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11:41 PM

Mandy Madgwick : You are only 9km away from the Midhurst transmitter and should be getting a strong signal. If you are loosing signal when it rains the most likely explanation is that the rain has gotten in to your aerial or cabling.

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Saturday, 19 May 2018
Barbara Tetlow
6:40 PM

Why do we not receive BBC and ITV programmes from Bleanplwyf whenever high pressure is around we live in Aberporth SA432EB

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