Freeview 700MHz clearance (retune) dates
Upcoming Freeview transmitter changes 2017 to 2020Ordered 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.
|26th Jul 2017||Voe||41||44||47|
|23rd Aug 2017||Durness||41||44||47|
|6th Sep 2017||Fodderty||41||44||47|
|4th Oct 2017||Bellanoch||41||44||47|
|7th Feb 2018||Lowestoft||32||35||48|
|7th Mar 2018||Bromsgrove||26||23||30||33||36||48|
|21st Mar 2018||Chingford||41||44||47|
|30th Mar 2018||Bristol Ilchester Crescent||41||44||47||42||45||39|
|18th Apr 2018||Alton||41||44||47|
|Hemel Hempstead Town||41||44||47|
|2nd May 2018||Cheselbourne||41||44||47|
|23rd May 2018||Guiting Power||33||36||48|
|6th Jun 2018||Kimpton||41||44||47|
|19th Jul 2018||Bexhill||33||36||48|
|Eastbourne (Old Town)||33||36||48|
|Hastings (Old Town)||36||39||48|
|1st Aug 2018||Woodbridge||48||32||36|
|15th Aug 2018||Gartley Moor||41||44||47|
|5th Sep 2018||Lethanhill||33||36||48|
|19th Sep 2018||Haddington||33||36||48|
|3rd Oct 2018||Cumbernauld Village||33||36||48|
|17th Oct 2018||Broad Haven||41||44||47|
|31st Oct 2018||Aberystwyth||41||44||47|
|14th Nov 2018||Conway||33||36||48|
|27th Feb 2019||Cefn Mawr A||33||36||48|
|27th Mar 2019||Beacon Hill||44||41||47||40||OFF||OFF|
|10th Apr 2019||Compton||33||36||48|
|15th May 2019||Blaenau Gwent||33||36||48|
|19th Jun 2019||Cilfrew||33||36||48|
|17th Jul 2019||Carmel||23||26||29||33||36||48|
|31st Jul 2019||Crosby Ravensworth||41||44||47|
|14th Aug 2019||Selkirk||32||34||35||33||36||48|
|4th Sep 2019||Armagh||48|
|16th Oct 2019||Dover||33||35||36||39||42||48|
|23rd Oct 2019||Moss Bank||41||44||47|
|13th Nov 2019||Alston||33||36||48|
|27th Nov 2019||Angus||39||42||45||33||36||48||55||56|
|4th Mar 2020||Ashford in the Water||33||36||48|
|31st Dec 2020||Backbarrow||41||44||47|
Sunday, 24 May 2020
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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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
Tuesday, 23 June 2020
Wednesday, 24 June 2020
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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