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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
published on UK Free TV

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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Comments
Tuesday, 8 October 2019
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Chris.SE
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1:37 PM

Lorraine ross:

That would be easy if we knew where you were ;) A full postcode will help, or you can put it into About us | Freeview where the DigitalUK site will give you the information.

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Thursday, 4 June 2020
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Lisa
8:31 AM
Llandeilo

The Carmel transmitter does not reach SA19 7BZ. This theres needs to be reviewed and rectified. Please can you escalate this to ensure the people of this area can use their Tv's and not have to purchase a tv Pre 2012 to allow them to watch tv. Many thanks.

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StevensOnln1
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

9:10 AM

Lisa: The Freeview coverage checker does not predict any transmitter to be receivable at your postcode. It is extremely unlikely that this will change in future, so you need to look at alternatives such as Freesat for reliable reception. I'm not sure what you mean about a pre-2012 TV as all TV has been digital since then, there are no analogue channels available anywhere in the UK and no one using an older TV can get any services that cannot be received on a current model. Also, this is an independent website where volunteer contributors aim to provide technical help with reception problems, no one here has any way of reviewing or rectifying a gap in coverage.

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Chris.SE
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5:38 PM

Lisa:

It's simply down to the terrain - too many hills in the way. As StevensOnln1 has said you need to look at alternatives - primarily Freesat. Most modern TVs already have built-in satellite tuners, so all you need is the Dish and LNB, you get most of the same channels as the full gamut of Freeview, and a few others. None of the main transmitters Carmel, Preseli or BlaenPlwyf are ever going to reach your locale because of the terrain. It does also look as though you are just out of range of the Talley relay transmitter, but this only has the 3 PSB multiplexes in any case (for which channels on which Freeview multiplex see Channel listings | Freeview ).

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