Updates for 700MHz Freeview retunes, fixed all channels, new icons, radio fixes
700MHz clearance is the project of rolling retunes to better arrange the Freeview transmission frequencies, so they can be used in 2020 for 5G mobile data. It was blogged about here, but not integrated into the site’s many features.
Having spent a whole day gathering the change information for 300 transmitters and placing them in a database table, I was able to re-code four of the UK free TV features to use them. These are the technical prediction system https://ukfree.tv/prediction where all change dates are showing…
The transmitter multiplex (current state) sections
The all-changes page at https://ukfree.tv/at700
Fixed all channels
The popular “All channels” page https://ukfree.tv/channels/all – the one that shows all the channels you can watch free-to-air – was a little out of date. I am once checking automatically against the other sources such as DMOL and Freesat.
I have selected icons for each section, which makes everything a little friendlier.
Radio sections - general fixes
There are many and various fixes in the radio section. All of the links now link to pages of information, and all of those now have one of the static maps on them, showing the overage area. Such as this example https://ukfree.tv/transmitters/analogueradio/Ardgour
So, everything should work now!
Let me know if there is anything else to improve!
Thank you for your hard work in updating ukfree.tv! :-)
Just a couple of things that I have seen are incorrect:
(1) - I am aware that PSB1 (BBC A) for Midhurst in West Sussex is on UHF Channel 48 (690.0MHz), not UHF Channel 55, as I was led to believe that UHF 55 and 56 were allocated for Com 7 and 8.
(2) - On the 'Channels' page, is the UK wide version of Channel 4 only for Wales, as it is displaying the Welsh flag next to it!
If you could fix them, that would be brilliant! :-)
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I think you might find that some of the "updates" on individual transmitter pages may well be the "final" rather than "current" allocations. eg. see my comment on the Mendip page.
Also similar on the https://ukfree.tv/at700/list/all page.
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