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The symbol shows the location of the Allesley Park (Coventry, England) transmitter which serves 6,000 homes. The bright green areas shown where the signal from this transmitter is strong, dark green areas are poorer signals. Those parts shown in yellow may have interference on the same frequency from other masts.

This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Allesley Park (Coventry, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Allesley Park transmitter broadcast?

If you have any kind of Freeview fault, follow this Freeview reset procedure first.

Digital television services are broadcast on a multiplexes (or Mux) where many stations occupy a single broadcast frequency, as shown below.

 V max
C25 (506.0MHz)152mDTG-7W
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1 BBC One (SD) West Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 18 others

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C22 (482.0MHz)152mDTG-7W
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3 ITV 1 (SD) (Central (West micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Central west),

 V max
C28 (530.0MHz)152mDTG-7W
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46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD West Midlands, 102 BBC Two HD England, 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD Midlands ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 45 Freeview channels?

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The Allesley Park (Coventry, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, YAAAS!, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, Great! Movies Action, GREAT! romance, HGTV, HobbyMaker, HorrorXtra, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, Pop Player, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's 70s, That's TV , Together TV, W, Yesterday +1.

If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Allesley Park transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 24km west-northwest (287°)
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 24km west-northwest (287°)
to ITV Central (West) region - 65 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (East)

How will the Allesley Park (Coventry, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-137 Mar 2018-

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 7 Sep 11 and 21 Sep 11.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-4 33W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 6.6W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Sutton Coldfield transmitter area

Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision†
Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1981Associated TeleVision
Jan 1982-Feb 2004Central Independent Television
Feb 2004-Dec 2014ITV plc
Feb 1983-Dec 1992TV-am•
Jan 1993-Sep 2010GMTV•
Sep 2010-Dec 2014ITV Daybreak•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only. Allesley Park was not an original Channel 3 VHF 405-line mast: the historical information shown is the details of the company responsible for the transmitter when it began transmitting Channel 3.

Monday, 28 February 2011
Transmitter engineering

10:19 AM

ALLESLEY PARK transmitter - Over the next week Allesley Park relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 143,939 posts xx flag
Thursday, 3 March 2011
Transmitter engineering

10:18 AM

ALLESLEY PARK transmitter - 3 March 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 08:00hrs and 18:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV & Channel 4. Digital services - N/A [DUK] Over the next week Allesley Park relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 143,939 posts xx flag
Thursday, 8 September 2011

4:25 PM

Hey Briantist, I've just made a huge mistake, thinking I knew all about it, digital that is, I stupidly assumed that what Sutton Coldfield had, Allesley Park would.
So got my sky sports box ready for Wed 21st Sep, then something hit me, hang on, Sutton has 6 muxs and Allesley Park likely to only get 4, hmm, then searchcing, and only this site seem to show in google at first, I came across this:

Transmitter Network - Sutton Coldfield Transmitter Details

At Sutton Coldfield, Brierley Hill, Malvern and Fenton only, the new COM muxes SDN, ARQ A, ARQ B launch at 64QAM using the 8k transmission mode, at full DSO powers and on final DSO channels.

I thought for a moment, changing from 16qam to 64qam, might mean 5 to 8 channels so 20 to 32, so maybe more channels that way, but given freeview has like 40 to 50, thought no, that's well short.
So now am in some bother, not too keen to remove satellite dish for the pole with tv antenna on yet again, like years ago, winds affect it, though am aware Waltham now has more power and clout, but even so, tricky stuff.

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Billy's 50 posts GB flag

10:05 PM

Billy: Actually there are THREE multiplexes from this transmitter, rather than the usual six.

The mode changes have allowed the BBC to take all the SD services on to a single multiplex, with BBCB used in 256QAM mode for DVB-T2 Freeview HD.

Mulitplex 2 and A were already in 64QAM mode (and had poorer coverage), so only Multiplex C and D (now ArqA and ArqB) have extra capacity, and it is ArqB that has Sky Sports 1 and 2.

This means there are two "slots" on ArqA.

See also Will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? | - independent free digital TV advice .

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Briantist's 38,899 posts GB flag
Saturday, 10 September 2011

7:30 PM

I need b, and got it now from Waltham thankfully, people on relays have been cheated really, when I bought the box you can not return, from Argos, they should upon postcode have told me as such.
It sounds like you are saying it will be on there, going from 6 to 3, hmm, okay, have to look into it, I understood, 16 qam 5 channels and 64 qam for 8 channels, having noticed that on 57 waltham they have like 18 or 19 channels means they are not high quality, right, mb per second, forgive, been a few years and some things have changed, since was last in to it, thanks anwyay, :).

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Billy's 50 posts GB flag

7:40 PM

Never mind, sure you on about something else cause Allesley never had any mux's on anyway.

Going from above what will be available and from what it said on that site...

Can not find it now, clearly said only from Fenton and such and such, Sutton and so on can you get those ones, meaning commercial ones, public ones are on the relay only.

Makes sense, no way even using 64 qam, with the HD including, can you get 50 odd channels on 3 mux without degrading the signal quality, meaning less than 1 mbps, fine until you watch sport.

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Billy's 50 posts GB flag

10:20 PM

Billy: To be fair to Freeview, they do state on ever single thing they have ever put out

"All channels are subject to coverage and may be changed from time to time. Aerial upgrade may be required."

If you want more channels, then Freesat is a good option - see Compare Freeview Light and Freesat TV | - independent free digital TV advice .

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Briantist's 38,899 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 21 September 2011

1:31 PM

K, cool, but only recently, having gone satellite since May 2003, gotten back into freeview, when you ring them up, give your postcode, they always insist Sutton no matter what, but can not get it, bill hill in the way, so 17 miles may as well be 50 or more, seriously, that's why always got it from Waltham some 42 miles away.

In testing now, I can get Lark Stoke in the loft on bog standard yagi, what I'd call wideband as I have it now and that's 24 miles away.

80 to 100% signal strength and quality.
That includes the rain last night on tiles, seem to have no effect, medium rain.

In principle I so so so so agree with you, of course anyone knows the slightest thing about this, knows outdoor is better, same as satellite dish, though I have bog standard mini dish in bedroom, well over foot back from window, through glass and curtains, and yet you would say, like most, can not be done, put it outside.

My point is, :).... And not arguing, this is not Big Brother, lol, is that trial and error, saying as seen in most posts by you, it must be outside, no go in lofts, no good, so on, is not always the 100% case.

As you know yourself, for some, they can not legally have one outside.
Am I saying few houses away in the loft, be the same, no way, why it is trial and error, risk, buy aerial from Maplins and DIY trying loft first, or play £150 plus for some guy to come around and put something up outside.

Argos charge 70 pounds, saved a few pounds even on that, by proving so far it can be better in my case in the Loft, as it would outside.

Why, because now having seen rain has no effect on my amplified system and Allesley Park does not interfere with it either it seems, it is less prone to wind, wind only 10 mph on Waltham, tilts the aerial and so lose it, in the Loft won't be the case.

Remember I have to clear the highway, Woberley and A45 even to get to Lark stoke, such is the dip I'm in, yet prove it can be done.

So my message to people would be, I'd recommend outside if you can and can afford it, if not, least try in the loft and with an amplifier and do not give up.

As for Freesat, have it, I want Sky Sports, without paying Murdock and costs more, cheaper option, though all gone up is with Topup TV, can not get that through Freesat.

Am I saying I'll be glitch free, no way, is it annoying, sure, but given I put up with much much much worse back in the day of OnDigital, this is miles better and for sport okay, movies maybe not, miss the odd word being said, but golf and football, it is okay.

So just thought I'd clear all that up.
I should, I concede however done more research to start with, stuck with a £50 top up box, could not return to Argos, not going to be put on Allesley Park, so had no choice, gambling the increases in power would work and they have for me, :).
Thanks anyway Bro.

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Billy's 50 posts GB flag
Monday, 10 October 2011
Transmitter engineering

10:57 AM

ALLESLEY PARK transmitter - Over the next week Allesley Park relay: no analogue TV, TV (digital) Service Shutdowns, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 143,939 posts xx flag
Sunday, 30 October 2011
8:07 PM

Hi just moved to allseley park, my Freeview gets 24 channels, far less than where I lived in Finham, will a new aieral work to get more channels or am I stuck with 24 uve got? All the jargon above royally confused me... Thanks in advance...

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