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Freeview 700MHz clearance (retune) dates

Upcoming Freeview transmitter changes 2017 to 2020

Ordered by the date of change, the list below shows all the UK’s main Freeview transmitters, plus about 300 Freeview Light ones. For each one is a list of the channel frequency numbers that have or will be changing.
  • The columns show the various multiplexes, for example PSB1.
  • The numbers in the table are the broadcast channel number, for example 42
  • OFF service being removed
  • tbc means I don’t have the final new allocations.
  • For simplicity, where a transmitter changes more than once, only the last date changed is shown here.
  • 48 possible need for a filter when 5G services start.
PSB1PSB2PSB3COM4COM5COM6COM7NIMMSV1SV2
26th Jul 2017Baltasound40
Scalloway323435
Swinister323435
Voe414447
Weisdale333648
23rd Aug 2017Avoch323435
Balblair Wood323435
Ben Tongue39
Craigellachie404346
Durness414447
Knockmore313729333648
Rumster Forest272421323435
Thurso414447
6th Sep 2017Fodderty414447
Inverness293137
Rosemarkie453942434640
20th Sep 2017Badachro40
Daliburgh394245
Eitshal262329252228
Inverarish40
Kilbride South Uist323435
Lochinver40
Penifiler39
Scoval404346
Staffin39
Tarbert (Harris)323435
Ullapool39
29th Sep 2017Bressay282522272421
Keelylang Hill464340424539
4th Oct 2017Acharacle40
Arisaig30
Ballachulish30
Bellanoch414447
Cow Hill40
Fiunary40
Glengorm293137
Kilmelford293137
Kinlochleven293137
Loch Feochan323435
Mallaig40
Onich323435
Taynuilt40
Tayvallich40
Torosay30
7th Feb 2018Cirencester30
Lowestoft323548
27th Feb 2018Bucknell39
Clun293137
Coalbrookdale40
Halesowen222528
Mendip323435333655
Seagry Court394245404346
The Wrekin
Upavon30
1st Mar 2018Andoversford293137
Ridge Hill55
Ross on Wye303137
5th Mar 2018Monmouth30
7th Mar 2018Bretch Hill293137
Bridgnorth293137
Brierley Hill323435293137
Bromsgrove262330333648
Cheadle414447
Earl Sterndale323435
Fenton24272125222855
Gravelly Hill293137
Haden Hill212427
Harborne414447
Ipstones Edge414447
Ironbridge333648
Kenilworth414447
Kinver222528
Lark Stoke262330333648
Leamington Spa414447
Malvern414447293137
Queslett323435
Repton414447
Rugeley414447
Sutton Coldfield55
Tenbury Wells414447
Turves Green293137
Whittingslow333648
Winchcombe323447
Winshill414447
21st Mar 2018Assendon293137
Biggin Hill Link293137
Bishops Stortford293137
Caterham293137
Chingford414447
Croydon (Old Town)394245
Crystal Palace4855
East Grinstead293137
Edmonton394245
Farningham
Finchley
Gravesend313237
Great Missenden333648
Greenwich404346
Hughenden333648
Kensal Town394245
Lea Bridge404346
Mickleham394245
New Addington293137
New Barnet414447
Old Coulsdon444147
Orpington293137
Otford293137
Reigate232630212427
Skirmett333648
Sutton333648
Walthamstow North39
Woolwich414447
Worlds End414447
30th Mar 2018Bristol Ilchester Crescent414447424539
Bristol Kings Weston434046222528
Lancaster272421252822
Marlow Bottom
Micklefield
Parbold
Pendle Forest282522272124
Saddleworth453942tbctbc48
St Albans
Storeton282522232629
Sunningdale
Welwyn
Wonersh
18th Apr 2018Alton414447
Chepping Wycombe404346
Chisbury293137
Crockerton303137
Guildford414447373132
Hannington3940434655
Hemdean3336
Hemel Hempstead404346373129
Hemel Hempstead Town414447
Henley-on-Thames414447
High Wycombe373132
Lambourn323435
Salisbury414447293137
The Bournes333436
Tidworth30
Wooburn36
2nd May 2018Brading40
Canford Heath39
Cheselbourne414447
Horndean4346
Luccombe303137
Lulworth293137
Luscombe Valley39
Millbrook404346
Poole414447
Rowridge55
Shrewton404346
Sutton Row30
Westbourne323435
23rd May 2018Charlbury394245
Guiting Power333648
Over Norton3336
Oxford41444729373155
6th Jun 2018Burnham293137
Dallington Park232630
Gorleston on Sea30
Kimpton414447
Kings Lynn414447
Little Walsingham293137
Luton394245
Norwich Central232630
Overstrand483435
Thetford30
Wells next the Sea
West Runton3137
17th Jul 2018Hastings252822232630
Tacolneston4043363955
19th Jul 2018Bexhill333648
Bluebell Hill32344540434655
Burnham on Crouch212427
Chatham Town353942
Clacton404346
East Dean353948
Eastbourne212427
Eastbourne (Old Town)333648
Farleigh364248
Forest Row333648
Hastings (Old Town)363948
Haywards Heath373942
Heathfield4144404346
Hollington Park353739
Lamberhurst293137
Linnet Valley323435
Newhaven232630
Patcham293137
St Marks
Tunbridge Wells414447293137
1st Aug 2018Felixstowe333542
Ipswich Stoke2334
Rouncefall (new)293137
Sudbury293137
Wivenhoe Park323445212427
Woodbridge483236
15th Aug 2018Balgownie40
Braemar39
Brechin40
Gartley Moor414447
Gourdon323435
Peterhead333648
Tomintoul40
Tullich323435
30th Aug 2018Hammersmith293137
5th Sep 2018Ardnadam293137
Ayr South262937
Bowmore293137
Carradale
Catrine394245
Claonaig293137
Darvel32343555
Garelochhead293137
Girvan3137
Glasgow West Central212427
Kelvindale293137
Killearn323435
Kirkfieldbank293137
Kirkmichael39
Lethanhill333648
Lochgoilhead414447
Lochwinnoch333648
Millburn Muir293137
Netherton Braes232629
Portnahaven30
Rosneath394245333648
Rothesay Town293137
19th Sep 2018Abington394245
Bridge of Allan30
Cathcart394245
Deanston394245
Dollar323435
Glespin232630
Haddington333648
Kirkconnel293137
Leadhills323435
Millport323435
New Cumnock40
Tighnabruaich404346
Tillicoultry394245
3rd Oct 2018Aberfoyle323435
Black Hill55
Cannongate353433
Craigkelly27242129313855
Cumbernauld Village333648
Dundee Menzieshill30
Durris28252223263055
Grangemouth394245
Kinross323435
Largs
Newbattle414447
Penicuik394245
West Linton30
17th Oct 2018Abergwynfi232630
Broad Haven414447
Bronnant303137
Croeserw323435
Dolgellau414447
Fishguard323435
Haverfordwest333648
Llandysul323435
Llwyn Onn
Newport Bay
Pembroke Dock333648
Pencader303137
Rheola3137
St Dogmaels303137
Tregaron323435
31st Oct 2018Aberystwyth414447
Beddgelert394245
BlaenPlwyf
Bow Street404346
Broneirion30
Castle Caereinion40
Corris39
Cwrtnewydd323435
Dolybont394245
Llangynog323435
Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant39
Long Mountain333648
Machynlleth323435
Mynydd Pencareg414447
Penrhyn-Coch323435
Preseli
Trefilan323435
Ynys-Pennal333648
14th Nov 2018Amlwch
Arfon293137
Bethesda394245
Bethesda North
Betws-y-Coed222528
Cemaes222528
Conway333648
Deiniolen
Dolwyddelan323435
Foxdale (IoM)30
Gronant30
Llanddona404346414447
Llandecwyn323435
Llanengan293137
Mochdre30
Prestatyn
Trefor B323435
Waunfawr
21st Nov 2018Cane Hill394245
31st Dec 2018Ferryside21302427
27th Feb 2019Bala30
Cefn Mawr A333648
Cerrigydrudion30
Glyn Ceiriog323435
Glyndyfrdwy293137
Llanarmon-yn-Ial232630
Llandderfel323435
Llanddulas30
Llangollen323435
Moel-Y-Parctbc3655
Pen-y-Banc293137
Pwll-glas30
27th Mar 2019Beacon Hill44414740OFF
Beaminster303137
Beer303337
Bincombe Hill303137
Bovey Tracey323435
Bridport444147
Brixham39
Buckfastleigh394346
Budleigh Salterton444147
Caradon HillOFF
Charmouth444147
Chideock3336
Chudleigh394346
Clennon Valley323435
Crediton39
Dartmouth323435
Dawlish3233
Dunsford39
Edginswell323435
Exeter St Thomas41
Halwell303137
Harbertonford323435
Hele39
Honiton39
Kingskerswell303137
Liverton303137
Newton Abbot39
Pennsylvania303137
Preston323435
Rampisham
Salcombe232629
Sidmouth3233
South Brent39
Stockland Hill
Stokeinteignhead333648
Teignmouth323435
Tiverton40
Torquay Town
Weymouth444147
10th Apr 2019Compton333648
Downderry232637
Fowey404245
Gunnislake40
Ivybridge333648393534
Kingsbridge394346
Marystow39
Okehampton39
Penaligon Down39
Plymouth North Rd39
Plympton404245414447
Polperro323348
St Neot39
Tavistock414447
Widecombe In The Moor3336
1st May 2019Bossiney464340
Gulval26
Helston343536
Perranporth40
Praa Sands404245
Redruth3332
St Just404346
Truro343536
15th May 2019Aberbeeg40
Abercynon323435
Aberdare242127252228
Blaenau Gwent333648
Blaenavon404346
Brecon323435
Clydach30
Clyro41
Crucorney21
Cwm Ffrwd-Oer303137
Cwmafon323435
Cwmaman39
Cwmfelinfach404335
Dowlais323435
Ferndale333648
Fernhill404346
Llanfach323445
Llanfoist293137
Llyswen21
Machen Upper404346
Mynydd Bach323435
Mynydd Machen
Nant Y Moel21
Nantyglo333648
Ogmore Vale333648
Penrhiwceiber333648
Rhymney404346
Risca
Sennybridge40
South Maesteg333648
Taffs Well404346
Ton Pentre323435
Tonypandy333648
Tonyrefail404346
Trefechan404346
Treharris404346
Tynewydd404346
Van Terrace404346
Wattsville303137
Wenvoe55
5th Jun 2019Avening41
Backwell
Bath212427
Blakeney21
Box
Bristol Montpelier21
Burrington404346
Calne21
Carhampton21
Chalford21
Chalford Vale
Chiseldon21
Clearwell313730
Corsham
Crewkerne
Easter Compton212427
Exford41
Frome
Kewstoke
Ogbourne St George
Parkend41
Pillowell
Porlock21
Portbury
Redcliff Bay404346
Slad
Tintern21
Ubley222528
Westwood
12th Jun 2019South Knapdale394245
19th Jun 2019Abertridwr404346
Barnstaple
Berrynarbor
Chambercombe323435
Cilfrew333648
Countisbury222528
Crumlin303146
Ebbw Vale303137
Ebbw Vale South21
Hartland414447
Huntshaw Cross303137323435
Hutton212427
Ilfracombe333648
Kilve303137
Llangeinor404346
Modbury293137
Neath Abbey394245
Newton Ferrers303137
North Bovey39
North Hessary Tor313740
Penryn313637
Plymouth Weston Mill313435
Port Isaac293137
Portishead212437
Slapton3132
South Tredegar
Southway293137
St Austell293137
Upper Killay303137
Washford303137
Woodcombe303137
Woolacombe
Ynysowen333648
29th Jun 2019Pontypool232629252228
Usk404346
17th Jul 2019Burry Port293137
Carmel232629333648
Kilvey Hill212427252228
Pontardawe333648
24th Jul 2019Alexandra Palace313237
Hertford394245
31st Jul 2019Ainstable394542
Barskeoch Hill293137
Bassenthwaite394542
Bleach Green394245
Crosby Ravensworth414447
Dentdale414447
Dumfries South434640
Glenluce404346
Glenridding414447
Greystoke414447
Haltwhistle293137
Kirkby Stephen414447
Langholm414447
Lorton404346
Lowther Valley464043
Moffat454239
New Galloway262330
Orton434046
Pooley Bridge464043
Ravenstonedale414447
Stranraer333648
Thornhill394245
14th Aug 2019Clachan293137
Easdale293137
Gigha Island293137
Hawick262330
Innerleithen394245
Jedburgh394245
Selkirk323435333648
Stow262330
Yetholm394245
1st Sep 20194643
Bantry3336
Castletownbere4043
Clermont Carn4245
Clonakilty46
Clonmany3942
Clonmel4246
Collins Barracks3234
Crosshaven41
Dungarvan3234
Fanad4346
Fermoy3336
Ferrypoint4043
Forth Mountain3336
Glanmire4744
Glencolumcille3336
Gorey4144
Greystones4245
Holywell Hill2225
Kilduff3137
Kippure3435
Knockmoyle3336
Laragh4744
Letterkenny3942
Maamclassach4643
Maghera4846
Monaghan 4043
Moville3234
Spur Hill4539
Suir Valley3336
Truskmore4245
4th Sep 2019Armagh48
Ballintoy394245
Ballycastle232630
Banbridge414447
Bangor414447
Bellair394245
Black Mountain41444733
Brougher Mountain29313721242730
Buckna293137
Bushmills293137
Camlough404346
Castlederg404346
Claudy394245
Conlig323435
Draperstown323435
Dromore414447
Ederny404346
Glenariff394245
Glenelly Valley263023
Glynn414447
Gortnageeragh293137
Kilkeel404346
Leitrim323435
Limavady414447404346
Lisbellaw404346
Londonderry293137
Moneymore414447
Newcastle40434648
Newry North222528
Newtownards323435
Plumbridge404346
Rostrevor232630
Strabane32343540
Whitehead39424548
11th Sep 2019Ballantrae323435
Threlkeld323435
Uplawmoor293731
Workington323445
16th Oct 2019Bevendean293137
Dover333536394248
Hangleton293137
Haslemere483536293433
Margate335153394248
Midhurst483536293433
Ovingdean293137
Rye404346
Saltdean414447
Steyning394245
Ventnor333436
Whitehawk Hill48353634
23rd Oct 2019Bollington232630
Langley232630
Moss Bank414447
Norden464340
North Oldham464340
Stockport232630
13th Nov 2019Aislaby453937
Alston333648
Bainbridge414447
Bilsdale21242755
Castleton293137
Chatton414447293137
Esh293137
Eston Nab232648
Fenham232630252228OFF
Grinton Lodge454239
Guisborough293137
Humshaugh293137
Hunmanby483336
Ireshopeburn293137
Keighley Town212427
Newton212427
Peterlee323435
Pontop Pike39424532343555
Ravenscar222842
Rookhope323435
Rothbury404346
Seaham414447
Skinningrove333648
Staithes333648
Sunderland293137
Wall404346
Whitby343532
27th Nov 2019Angus39424533364855
Auchtermuchty232630
Balmullo323435
Balnaguard404346
Blair Atholl434640
Crieff233026
Cupar414744
Dunkeld414744
Dunkeld Town233026
Grandtully323435
Killin404346
Lochearnhead323435
Perth293137
St Fillans474144
Strathallan293137
Tay Bridge414744
5th Feb 2020Armitage Bridge3435
Batley323435
Blackburn In Rotherham404346
Chesterfield313729434640
Cleckheaton293137
Conisbrough404346
Copley293137
Cornholme323435
Cragg Vale323435
Creake3336
Dronfield394245
Edale404336
Elland323435
Emley Moor333655
Grassington30
Hagg Wood394245
Hasland323435
Headingley323435
Heyshaw394245
Holmfield323435
Lincoln Central2355
Longwood Edge293137
Luddenden404346
Lydgate212427
Millhouse Green323435
Oughtibridge232630
Primrose Hill404346
Ripponden323435
Shatton Edge323435
Sheffield272421424539OFF
Stocksbridge404346
Tideswell Moor404346
Totley Rise3336
Walsden404346
Walsden South323435
Weaverthorpe394245
Wheatley323435
Wincobank293137
12th Feb 2020Beecroft Hill374245
Bradford West394245
Cullingworth394245
Idle232630323534
Keighley404346293137
Olivers Mount293137323435
Sandy Heath333655
Sutton in Craven30
20th Feb 2020Winter Hill32343529313755
4th Mar 2020Ashford in the Water333648
Belmont232655
Belper3336
Blackwaterfoot40
Bolehill414447
Campbeltown394245
Divis305548
Eastwood30
Little Eaton30
Matlock21
Nottingham272421333648
Parwich21
Stanton Moor232630
Waltham323435373155
25th Mar 2020Caldbeck252822232630OFF
12th Aug 2020Backbarrow414447
Blackburn
Brook Bottom414447
Chatburn30
Chinley414447
Delph30
Far Highfield394245
Gosforth323435
Lees
Melling414447
Millom Park
Over Biddulph414447
Penny Bridge30
Ramsbottom414447
St Bees323435
Trawden414447
Whitewell444147
19th Aug 2020Crosthwaite3336
Douglas (IoM)414447
Glenmaye (IoM)414447
Grasmere404346
Hawkshead30
Kendal4245
Millthrop394245
Windermere41

Comments
Friday, 20 April 2018
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StevensOnln1
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

12:07 AM

jeff: Please provide a full postcode so that we can see predicted coverage at your location. If you were previously using Crystal Palace then it's fairly likely that you have a Group A aerial which is not designed to receive the higher frequencies now used by COM7 & COM8. Hannington was historically a Group E transmitter, so most existing aerials should be OK for COM7 & COM8.

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Dave
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

6:37 PM

Maybe of interest to some of you here
In Bath we have had a number of jobs come in that have been directly caused since the last most recent re tune on the main Mendip transmitter which incidentally wasn't far off the date we experienced a earth tremor .
customer reported faults ranging from loss of certain channels,almost all channels and intermittent loss of channels.

The two things they all had in common was firstly There location in respect to the mendip transmitter were not line of site Fringe areas of Bath where in the old days of Analog reception the signal strength would have been good but ghosting would have been a typical problem.
Secondly they all were terminated into various Distribution amplifiers feeding either extra rooms or and individual flats.

In every instance the signal strength reading were reading ok the problem was the signals were so corrupt with bit errors.

Nine times out of 10 with the meter readings I was getting the fault would be the voltage regulation withing the distribution amplifier/Multiswitcher which depending on replacement cost we either repair back in the workshop or replace but in these instances it was not the case.

Having gained access to the input of the amplifiers directly from aerial found the readings on various frequency's were a bit to high for the amplifiers and basically saturating the signals.
Cures were a mixture of attenuating the signal inputs of the larger IRS systems to replacing the domestic amps with inductive splitters where Amplification was not now required.

Nobody is to blame for these problems its down to a number of thing including equipment such as specification of coaxial cables been used etc, All have better or worse db gain/losses/ noise figures at given frequency's which doesn't just end there you also have outside variables that can be frequency dependent which these instances are a typical example.

Dave


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Wednesday, 25 April 2018
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Chris.SE
sentiment_satisfiedGold

4:53 PM

Thanks for that Dave. As a number of us have posted on this site before, that too much signal can often be a bad thing. PS. glad to see you use inductive splitters ;)

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Chris.SE's 1,764 posts GB
Friday, 15 June 2018
T
Tracey Stafford
2:35 PM
Isle Of South Uist

No freeview for several days hs8 5rd.
Any ideas or suggestions

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StevensOnln1
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

3:36 PM

Tracey Stafford: There are no faults showing for the Clettraval transmitter. Have you checked for any loose or damaged cables or connections behind your TV? Are any neighbours experiencing the same problem with their Freeview?

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Tuesday, 19 June 2018
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Dave Moran
6:37 PM

I was receiving my freeview signal from Sudbury ,Suffolk ,which was reasonable
As my postcode is Co155ee Is in Essex. I now find I am unable to receive some of the channels
like Pick. and movies for men my favourites is there a reason for this.

I

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StevensOnln1
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

7:03 PM

Dave Moran: Have you checked for any loose or damaged cables or connections behind your TV? Do not attempt to retune.

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Thursday, 21 June 2018
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Chris.SE
sentiment_satisfiedGold

1:11 AM

Dave Moran:

As you are probably aware, multiplex channel changes have been taking place as part of the 700Mhz band clearance, Sudbury had some changes back in March and whilst you initially may not have had (many) problems, further changes have been taking place more recently at adjacent and other transmitters and this is resulting in reception from Sudbury becoming more "difficult" for your location.

If you look at DigitalUK's prediction for your location at Coverage Checker - Detailed View you will see that for Sudbury this is not going to improve significantly as further retunes take place and will be worse for some muxes.
Also if you have a group E aerial this will not be helping as COM muxes move to lower channels.

However, there is a Relay transmitter at Clacton-on-Sea and whilst this is currently a "Freeview Light" transmitter (no COM muxes), that is changing on 1st August 2018 when COMs 4,5 & 6 will be added according to DigitalUK. You will see that on the link mentioned above.
You may get satisfactory reception from your existing aerial, but it may require re-aligning (or replacing with a group K).

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018
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Simon Berner
2:01 PM

Hi
I have been getting reception from Sandy Heath which in the last month has scrambled and is transmitting intermittent weak signals. I have turned my aerial to Oxford and all is working.
What has changed at Sandy Heath and why can't I get a good signal any more?
I am located in the NN12 area outside of TOWCESTER.

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MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

4:27 PM

Simon Berner:

No transmissions from any TV transmitter are ever 'scrambled'. Further, the Sandy Heath transmitter is operating normally and as expected. If it weren't there would be miliions affected and complaining but there are no complaints.

That then suggests that there is a problem with your systems, maybe a poor connection in the aerial leads?

If you provide a full post code we can examine what the expected reception is like at your location.



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