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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.
PSB1PSB2PSB3COM4COM5COM6COM7COM8NIMM
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 2018Belper36
Cirencester30
Creake36
Lowestoft323548
Waltham32343537315556
27th Feb 2018Bucknell39
Clun293137
Coalbrookdale40
Halesowen222528
Mendip32343533365556
Seagry Court394245404346
The Wrekin
Upavon30
1st Mar 2018Andoversford293137
Ridge Hill5556
Ross on Wye303137
5th Mar 2018Monmouth30
7th Mar 2018Bretch Hill293137
Bridgnorth293137
Brierley Hill323435293137
Bromsgrove262330333648
Cheadle414447
Earl Sterndale323435
Fenton2427212522285556
Gravelly Hill293137
Haden Hill212427
Harborne414447
Ipstones Edge414447
Ironbridge333648
Kenilworth414447
Kinver222528
Lark Stoke262330333648
Leamington Spa414447
Malvern414447293137
Queslett323435
Repton414447
Rugeley414447
Sutton Coldfield5556
Tenbury Wells414447
Turves Green293137
Whittingslow333648
Winchcombe323447
Winshill414447
21st Mar 2018Assendon293137
Biggin Hill Link293137
Bishops Stortford293137
Caterham293137
Chingford414447
Croydon (Old Town)394245
Crystal Palace485556
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
Nottingham272421tbctbc48
Parbold
Pendle Forest282522272124
Saddleworth453942tbctbc48
St Albans
Storeton282522232629
Sunningdale
Welwyn
Wonersh
18th Apr 2018Alton414447
Chepping Wycombe404346
Chisbury293137
Crockerton303137
Guildford414447373132
Hannington394043465556
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
Rowridge5556
Shrewton404346
Sutton Row30
Westbourne323435
23rd May 2018Charlbury394245
Guiting Power333648
Over Norton3336
Oxford4144472937315556
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
Sandy Heathtbc365556
Tacolneston404336395556
19th Jul 2018Bexhill333648
Bluebell Hill3234454043465556
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)29313756
Sudbury293137
Wivenhoe Park323445212427
Woodbridge483236
15th Aug 2018Balgownie40
Braemar39
Brechin40
Gartley Moor414447
Gourdon323435
Peterhead333648
Tomintoul40
Tullich323435
30th Aug 2018Hammersmith293137
5th Sep 2018Ardnadam293137
Ayr South262937
Bowmore293137
Campbeltown30
Carradale
Catrine394245
Claonaig293137
Darvel3234355556
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 Hill5556
Cannongate353433
Craigkelly2724212931385556
Cumbernauld Village333648
Dundee Menzieshill30
Durris2825222326305556
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-Parctbc365556
Pen-y-Banc293137
Pwll-glas30
27th Mar 2019Beacon Hill44414740OFFOFF
Beaminster303137
Beer303337
Bincombe Hill303137
Bovey Tracey323435
Bridport444147
Brixham39
Buckfastleigh394346
Budleigh Salterton444147
Caradon HillOFFOFF
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
Wenvoe5556
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
Caldbeck252822232630OFFOFF
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
4th Sep 2019Armagh48
Ballintoy394245
Ballycastle232630
Banbridge414447
Bangor414447
Bellair394245
Black Mountain41444733
Brougher Mountain29313721242730
Buckna293137
Bushmills293137
Camlough404346
Castlederg404346
Claudy394245
Conlig323435
Divis30516048
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 2019Beecroft Hill
Belmonttbctbc5556
Bollington232630
Cullingworthtbc39tbc
Emley Moortbctbc5556
Langley232630
Moss Bank414447
Norden464340
North Oldham464340
Sheffield2724214245395556
Stockport232630
Winter Hill3234352931375531
13th Nov 2019Aislaby453937
Alston333648
Bainbridge414447
Bilsdale2124275556
Bradford West39tbctbc
Castleton293137
Chatton414447293137
Esh293137
Eston Nab232648
Fenham232630252228OFFOFF
Grinton Lodge454239
Guisborough293137
Humshaugh293137
Hunmanby483336
Idle232630424534
Ireshopeburn293137
Keighley Town212427
Newton212427
Olivers Mount293137323435
Peterlee323435
Pontop Pike3942453234355556
Ravenscar222842
Rookhope323435
Rothbury404346
Seaham414447
Skinningrove333648
Staithes333648
Sunderland293137
Wall404346
Whitby343532
27th Nov 2019Angus3942453336485556
Auchtermuchty232630
Balmullo323435
Balnaguard404346
Blair Atholl434640
Crieff233026
Cupar414744
Dunkeld414744
Dunkeld Town233026
Grandtully323435
Killin404346
Lochearnhead323435
Perth293137
St Fillans474144
Strathallan293137
Tay Bridge414744
31st Dec 2019Chesterfield262329434640
31st Mar 2020Keighley404346293137

Comments
Sunday, 30 June 2019
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Brian Todd
6:35 PM

can anyone explain why BBC1 and BBC2 are '''''weak transmissions| at Darwen?
All the rest of the Freeview signals seem to be good but BBC1 and BBC2 seem weaker?

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Wednesday, 3 July 2019
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Chris.SE
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7:54 AM

Brian Todd:

Viewing the Darwen (Blackburn with Darwen, England) Freeview Light transmitter | free and easy page, there aren't any reported issues, but reception will depend on your postcode. If you put it in Digital UK - Coverage checker you could see if there are any potential reception problems at your location.
Whilst there is work going on at the Main Winter Hill transmitter, this shouldn't affect the Darwen relay.

Are you having similar problems with any of the other BBC channels - BBC Four, BBC News, BBC Parliament etc.?


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Chris.SE's 718 posts GB
Wednesday, 24 July 2019
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Stef
12:01 AM

I seem to have lost all of my BBC channels and ITV etc. All linked to C26 - but there don't seem to be any signal problems and I've spent 2+ hours trying to rescan and reset my TV. I'm not sure I believe that my TV aerial just stopped working...

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Chris.SE
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4:41 AM

Stef:

Without some more details, it's difficult to provide much constructive advice as it depends which transmitter you are receiving and when you lost the signals. Put your postcode into Digital UK - Coverage checker to see what transmitters you might receive and what the predicted reception is for your location.

Try doing an automatic retune, first with the aerial unplugged to clear all previous tuning information, then with the aerial plugged back in and see if this restores you channels.

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Wednesday, 14 August 2019
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Gilbert Wright
10:34 AM

Don't know where my previous post went, but I'll try again.
I would like to know who I need to go to to make a complaint.
In the July 31st changes to the Caldbeck transmitter, most HD channels were removed, and all the remaining ones were moved to UHF channel 22.
The signal for this channel is weak. My box reports signal quality 4, whilst reporting 10 for all the others.
My complaint is that there are dozens of rubbish channels that no-one ever watches on the strong UHF channels, and they decide to put HD BBC1, ITV etc on this one.
This means I no longer have ANY watchable HD channels as the signal drops out completely for about 15-20 seconds every 4-5 minutes.
I have spoken to 3 people on the Freeview helpdesk, and they are just typical call centre operators who have only scripted, useless, responses.
The only suggestion they came up with that I hadn't already tried was that the problem might be interference from 4G mobile, so i rang and got a filter which, of course, didn't help.
I have invested in an HD HDD recorder and a 4K TV, and I can no longer watch anything in HD.
I'm concerned about the bleed of bandwidth from TV to mobile.
I suspect that the next stage will mean that the colour breaks up so badly that we have to watch in black & white.

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StevensOnln1
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

6:30 PM

Gilbert Wright: Do you have a wideband aerial? If you have an older grouped aerial then replacing it with a wideband type should resolve the problem. This should be available for free via the Freeview Advice Line if you don't have satellite or cable. The reallocation of the 700MHz band from TV to mobile was announced several years ago after gaining Europe-wide agreement between broadcasters and regulators. I'm not sure why you think colour will break up leaving a black and white picture, as that isn't even possible with digital TV.

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Chris.SE
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6:54 PM

Gilbert Wright:

Your previous post went on another board - see Freeview modes - a simplified explanation | free and easy and would have been best on Caldbeck (Cumbria, England) Full Freeview transmitter | free and easy

Well Gilbert, your views are ones that quite a few people can sympathise with, but at the end of the day the amount of spectrum allocated to TV is the reason for the change and that's primarily down to the government (and EU agreements) and allocated by OFCOM, implemented in the main by Arqiva. So you need to moan at your MP.

As far as the specific changes at Caldbeck, see Changes to the Freeview channel line-up in Cumbria, south west Scotland and the south Lakes | Freeview

As far as "signal strength" goes, the BBC and other main HD channels transmitted on the BBC B HD mux use the same power (100kW) as the BBC A (SD) mux and the D3&4 mux for the main ITV and 4 channels. The remaining COM multiplexes use 50kW (half the PSB multiplexes.)

Because the BBC B HD mux there is on UHF22, a lot of aerials (including wideband) don't have quite as much gain at the bottom of the band as further up, so if you are slightly on the edge of good reception, this could be a reason. If you provide you postcode we might be able to offer further advice, but otherwise put it into Digital UK - Coverage checker and it will show you the predicted coverage at your location from the available transmitters and multiplexes.

Now as far as the type of aerial is concerned, I assume you went through this with the Freeview Advice line on 0808-100-0288? BUT I'm afraid this is where I'm going to disagree with StevensOnln1, you may be better off with a decent Group A aerial which is likely to have a bit more gain than a wideband (which you don't need for Caldbeck now). If you already have a wideband or even an older Group A, how old is it? But to comment more fully we really need to see the predicted reception at your postcode.

I presume you have done some basic checks on your coax and connectors to make sure connections are clean and the cable is undamaged, also that your aerial is intact and pointing the right way after any high winds.

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Thursday, 15 August 2019
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Gilbert Wright
10:47 AM
Carlisle

Thank you, Gents, for your suggestions.
My postcode is CA4 8QH.
My aerial is in the loft. I have little idea how old it is, as it was already there when i move in in April 2015.
I have a signal booster and an @800 filter attached between the aerial socket and the TV.
I'm getting a perfect signal on all other UHF channels.
The signal on UHF channel 22 also seems perfect except for the regular dropouts.
I had the same problem with Channel 22 prior to the recent changes. Until then, though, the channels on there were less important to me.
I just did a bit more investigation on the signal quality - my box reported Quality 10 when I just retuned it, but when monitoring the signal quality subsequently, it dropped from 10 to 4 before dropping out completely 8 times in 5 minutes, and stayed for for over 10 seconds on two of those occasions.

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Gilbert Wright
11:04 AM

Sorry, StevensOnln1, the b&w comment was not one I meant seriously, just an observation on the direction of travel from TV to mobile in the priorities for bandwidth allocation.

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Chris.SE
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4:11 PM

Gilbert Wright:

Well the predicted coverage checker is showing 100% all round. Have a good look at the aerial and the coax that you can see and check all is intact and nothing chewed by mice.]

Try the following, remove the booster and plug the aerial straight into the TV and see what the figures are.

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