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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 2017Voe414447
Weisdale333648
23rd Aug 2017Durness414447
Knockmore313729333648
Thurso414447
6th Sep 2017Fodderty414447
4th Oct 2017Bellanoch414447
7th Feb 2018Lowestoft323548
7th Mar 2018Bromsgrove262330333648
Cheadle414447
Harborne414447
Ipstones Edge414447
Ironbridge333648
Kenilworth414447
Lark Stoke262330333648
Leamington Spa414447
Malvern414447293137
Repton414447
Rugeley414447
Tenbury Wells414447
Whittingslow333648
Winchcombe323447
Winshill414447
21st Mar 2018Chingford414447
Crystal Palace485556
Great Missenden333648
Hughenden333648
New Barnet414447
Old Coulsdon444147
Skirmett333648
Sutton333648
Woolwich414447
Worlds End414447
30th Mar 2018Bristol Ilchester Crescent414447424539
Saddleworth453942tbctbc48
18th Apr 2018Alton414447
Guildford414447373132
Hemel Hempstead Town414447
Henley-on-Thames414447
Salisbury414447293137
2nd May 2018Cheselbourne414447
Poole414447
23rd May 2018Guiting Power333648
Oxford4144472937315556
6th Jun 2018Kimpton414447
Kings Lynn414447
Overstrand483435
19th Jul 2018Bexhill333648
East Dean353948
Eastbourne (Old Town)333648
Farleigh364248
Forest Row333648
Hastings (Old Town)363948
Tunbridge Wells414447293137
1st Aug 2018Woodbridge483236
15th Aug 2018Gartley Moor414447
Peterhead333648
5th Sep 2018Lethanhill333648
Lochgoilhead414447
Lochwinnoch333648
Rosneath394245333648
19th Sep 2018Haddington333648
3rd Oct 2018Cumbernauld Village333648
Newbattle414447
17th Oct 2018Broad Haven414447
Dolgellau414447
Haverfordwest333648
Pembroke Dock333648
31st Oct 2018Aberystwyth414447
Long Mountain333648
Mynydd Pencareg414447
Ynys-Pennal333648
14th Nov 2018Conway333648
Llanddona404346414447
27th Feb 2019Cefn Mawr A333648
27th Mar 2019Beacon Hill44414740OFFOFF
Bridport444147
Budleigh Salterton444147
Charmouth444147
Stokeinteignhead333648
Weymouth444147
10th Apr 2019Compton333648
Ivybridge333648393534
Plympton404245414447
Polperro323348
Tavistock414447
15th May 2019Blaenau Gwent333648
Ferndale333648
Nantyglo333648
Ogmore Vale333648
Penrhiwceiber333648
South Maesteg333648
Tonypandy333648
19th Jun 2019Cilfrew333648
Hartland414447
Ilfracombe333648
Ynysowen333648
17th Jul 2019Carmel232629333648
Pontardawe333648
31st Jul 2019Crosby Ravensworth414447
Dentdale414447
Glenridding414447
Greystoke414447
Kirkby Stephen414447
Langholm414447
Ravenstonedale414447
Stranraer333648
14th Aug 2019Selkirk323435333648
4th Sep 2019Armagh48
Banbridge414447
Bangor414447
Black Mountain41444733
Dromore414447
Glynn414447
Limavady414447404346
Moneymore414447
Newcastle40434648
Whitehead39424548
16th Oct 2019Dover333536394248
Haslemere483536293433
Margate335153394248
Midhurst483536293433
Saltdean414447
Whitehawk Hill48353634
23rd Oct 2019Moss Bank414447
13th Nov 2019Alston333648
Bainbridge414447
Chatton414447293137
Eston Nab232648
Hunmanby483336
Seaham414447
Skinningrove333648
Staithes333648
27th Nov 2019Angus3942453336485556
Cupar414744
Dunkeld414744
St Fillans474144
Tay Bridge414744
4th Mar 2020Ashford in the Water333648
Bolehill414447
Divis30555648
Nottingham272421333648
31st Dec 2020Backbarrow414447
Brook Bottom414447
Chinley414447
Douglas (IoM)414447
Glenmaye (IoM)414447
Melling414447
Over Biddulph414447
Ramsbottom414447
Trawden414447
Whitewell444147

Comments
Sunday, 24 May 2020
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Paul
6:32 PM

Chris. SE,

I appreciate the response, I didn't expect any assistance to my comment. For Freesat I would require all things you listed inc satelite tuner.

I've checked the freeview.co.uk coverage checker today with postcode/house number and it says no planned work or live issues at Bilsdale, coverage prediction good, it says PSB channel change 12th march 2020, I think my reception has been very bad since around that date, I'm not sure what that is or if it has anything to do with my reception issue.

You're right about freeview help, I was told to retune, then retune without any aerial plugged in( I guess that erases everything), then retune again, then manual tune. Retuning on a weak signal overwrote BBC1 and some lesser channels with nothing, manual tuning meter stated signal strength and quality virtually none existant. I tried tuning TV with aerial its own tuner and digi box tuner seperately both with same results. Last piece of advice from them was to 'try an old box', but I'd already told them I tried digibox and TV tuner incase the fault was on the digibox tuner. I managed to get BBC1 tuned back the next day, but with terrible reception as before. I was given a paycall number for freeview help by At800, but a search showed they also have a freephone number.

I've checked aerial position and leads, but not a rooftop close inspection. Somedays I can get clear picture for around a constant hour, last time my aerial had problems with a storm, it was clearly out of position and picture was bad 24/7 until fitter repaired it.

At800 have said I can be in a queue for an engineer, when government gives them the ok to enter homes due to the pandemic, so I probably will get the aerial fitter out instead to check the aerial itself.

My neighbours have virgin tv or sky etc, so I cannot get anyone to verify the same problem. I think barely anyone is now using freeview in this area.

Thank you for your time and advice, I did not know HDMI leads can damage or cause signal disruption to aerial leads.

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Chris.SE
sentiment_satisfiedGold

10:53 PM

Paul:

I suspect that it is your aerial connections or coax causing your issue especially if the Freeview checker is showing good reception. The only change last March was PSB1 & PSB3 swapping UHF channels, now 27 & 21, 21 & 27 previosuly. All the major channel changes occurred last November. If there had been any ongoing issues with the transmitter rather than just some periodic maintenance, there would be a lot more complaints being made.

Apart from COMs 7&8 moving to UHF 55&56 where you would ideally need a Group T /or wideband aerial, the channels were previously Group K. There are some Group K aerials that would give satisfactory reception of UHF 55&56 as long as the predicted reception was Good.
The HDMI issue primarily seems to affect UHF 55 (COM7) but if the interference was strong enough I would imagine it could cause a bit of front end desensitisation - not experienced it myself and don't believe it's that common.
Hope you can get an aerial installer soon.

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Monday, 25 May 2020
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Paul
12:58 PM

Chris SE,

Thanks once again for the extra interesting information.

Until I get aerial properly checked, I'll have to make do with the Iplayers and netflix. I will post back if/when a solution found.

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Chris.SE
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1:25 PM

Paul:

It'll be interesting to hear what the cause is, I'll look forward to your post.

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Tuesday, 23 June 2020
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Annie Bevis
10:22 PM

Tuesday 23 June 2020, I was watching CSI Miami on CBS Drama + 1 no for very long when the channel blanked, disappeared and I was taken to BBC 1. What happened?

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Wednesday, 24 June 2020
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Chris.SE
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12:26 AM

Annie Bevis:

I somehow doubt that it was CBS Drama +1 you were watching as there is no +1 broadcast on Freeview (or anywhere else AFAIK). If you were watching on LCN71, CBS have moved it to LCN67.
There was a major retune event yesterday (22nd) various channels changed transmission frequency and some closed. See 22 Jun 2020 - Important channel broadcast changes | Freeview
Sounds like you need to do a retune, did you not get any on-screen messages?

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