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The symbol shows the location of the Bromsgrove (Worcestershire, England) transmitter which serves 30,000 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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Bromsgrove (Worcestershire, England) mast?

BROMSGROVE transmitter - DAB: Off the air due to a fault from 7 Dec 14:01. Off the air due to a fault from 7 Dec 08:05 until 7 Dec 10:01. . BBC


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Which Freeview channels does the Bromsgrove transmitter broadcast?

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

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C26 (514.0MHz)200mDTG-400W
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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

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C23 (490.0MHz)200mDTG-400W
Channel icons
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, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Central west),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C30- (545.8MHz)200mDTG-400W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 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

COM4
SDN
 V max
C33+ (570.2MHz)195mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! movies action, 46 Channel 5 +1, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 74 Dave ja vu, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 203 CITV, 208 POP MAX, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 14 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C36 (594.0MHz)198mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C48 (690.0MHz)198mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 others

DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview HD channels?


The Bromsgrove (Worcestershire, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: .

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

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

regional news image
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 18km northeast (41°)
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 18km northeast (40°)
to ITV Central (West) region - 65 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (East)

How will the Bromsgrove (Worcestershire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-137 Mar 2018
A K TA K TA K TK TK T
C21C4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C23D3+4D3+4
C24ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C26BBCABBCA
C27BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C29_local_local
C30-BBCBBBCB
C31BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C33SDN
C36ArqA
C41+SDN
C44ArqA
C47ArqB
C48ArqB

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Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
green background for transmission frequencies
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 6 Apr 11 and 20 Apr 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 2.8kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-8.5dB) 400W
Mux 1*, Mux D*(-17.5dB) 50W
Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*(-20.5dB) 25W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Bromsgrove 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. Bromsgrove 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.

Comments
Thursday, 9 June 2016
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KMJ,Derby
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1:37 PM

Tracy Jackson-Brown: Is there no BBC1HD and BBC2HD at positions 101 and 102 in the channel list?

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KMJ,Derby
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2:50 PM

All viewers: If any BBC channels were lost on 1st June 2016 to viewers using The Wrekin, Bromsgrove or Lark Stoke transmitters it will be necessary to carry out a retune to restore the service if these channels are still missing. This is because the PSB1 multiplex was reconfigured at that time to facilitate carriage of BBC Radio Shropshire.

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Monday, 20 June 2016
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s hirons
8:21 PM

i have only had intermittent bbc1/bbc2 signal for a week , then no signal at all since saturday. this is droitwich area near bromsgrove transmitter

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MikeB
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9:13 PM

s hirons: Since there doesn't seem to be any problems with the transmitter, you need to check for a problem with your aerial system.

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Richard Cooper
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9:27 PM
Norwich

s Hirons: Hi, S Hirons. I would agree with MikeB, that you need to thoroughly check the whole of your aerial installation, from whether the aerial is in good condition and still pointing in the correct direction, through to the condition of the down-lead, the connection from the fly-lead to the wall-plate in your viewing room, through to the aerial input connection to your t.v. receiver. The Bromsgrove transmitter has no reported issues on it, which means that there must be a problem at the receiver end, i.e. your end, hence the advice for you to carefully carry out a thorough check! Richard, Norwich.

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Sunday, 26 June 2016
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Andy Jones
8:05 AM

All,

There may not have been a fault at the Bromsgrove transmitter, but there have been problems if your aerial pointed at it, but had Wrekin in the background, it seems: The explanation, from Jeremy Billingham, who tries to keep viewers in the area informed, is

"There are three transmitters in the West Midlands that use the same frequency (multiplex 26) to transmit the BBC and although the Lark Stoke transmitter near Stratford, which is one of them, along with our local transmitter at Bromsgrove transmit their signals vertically I was certain that it was the horizontally polarised transmitter "The Wrekin" that was the cause of the problem, stopping many from watching the BBC.

Apparently these three transmitters have to be synchronised and locked together to stop them interfering with each other and for some reason and probably sometime during the work that was carried out on the 1st of June The Wrekin lost that lock which then created problems for thousands of TV Aerials that were pointing at Bromsgrove"

This has been fixed in the last few days, and so a retune should recover all of the lost BBC channels jammed to to Transmitter interference. I knew this was a transmitter problem, and not a receiver problem, and am so frustrated at the refusal to acknowledge that possibility from my communications with Digital-UK.

I hope this spares anyone else an un-neccessasry aerial installer call-out.

Andy

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Richard Cooper
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9:32 AM
Norwich

Andy Jones: Hi, Andy. It might interest you to know that viewers in Salisbury have been on this website complaining about their local Salisbury relay transmitter causing no proper lip sync between vision and sound on their HD channels, but similarly the transmitter operators will not acknowledge that there is any problem at the transmitter. the issue is driving these Salisbury viewers mad because they all know that the issue is unrelated to their receiving setups! Richard, Norwich.

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John Powers
9:32 PM

Andy Jones,
Re Bromsgrove issues, specifically at Droitwich, I have been chasing antenna problems since the 1st June and, at last, have an explanation for why all seemed to be suddenly fixed this week.
I am one of the low life (literally) using a mini antenna on top of a boat, and have successfully avoided fitting extended metalwork in order to get my weekly fix of Holby City I had wondered why it had suddenly 'broke'. Thanks

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Richard Cooper
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9:56 PM
Norwich

John Powers: Hi, John. Radio (and tv, which are also radio) signals at VHF and UHF frequency signals are difficult to receive at low levels near sea level (or river or canal) level unless the aerial used is raised to sufficient a height to pull them in, which can mean attaching an aerial supporting pole to a sturdy part of your boat. Your original mini antenna might actually have worked if you'd mounted it on such a pole! I have successfully used a set top aerial 24 miles from the transmitter before the transmitter's digital power levels were increased at the time of digital switchover in the early twenty-tens! Richard, Norwich (low lying!)

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Saturday, 13 August 2016
Transmitter engineering
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8:32 PM

BROMSGROVE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 18:05 today to 18:07 today. [BBC]

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