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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?

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Which Freeview channels does the Bromsgrove 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.

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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, plus 19 others

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C23 (490.0MHz)200mDTG-400W
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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),

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C30- (545.8MHz)200mDTG-400W
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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, 107 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

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C33+ (570.2MHz)195mDTG-8400W
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20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 38 Channel 5 +1, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 83 Together TV, 91 WildEarth, 93 ITVBe +1, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 30 others

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C36 (594.0MHz)198mDTG-8400W
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11 Sky Mix, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 Sky Arts, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 65 That's TV 2, 70 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 90s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 others

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C48 (690.0MHz)198mDTG-8400W
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12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! romance, 56 That's TV (UK), 63 GREAT! romance mix, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 18 others

DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
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The Bromsgrove (Worcestershire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .

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 Bromsgrove transmitter?

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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?

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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 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.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011
mike fisher

10:37 PM

have you tried a manual retune of channels 33 and 34. I live in Droitwich and have done a factory default reset on all my boxes and digital tvs and am getting all channels without break up.

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Nick Cooper
11:32 PM

I know something I forgot to mention: our set top box is a cheap one, and just to be irritating doesn't have a manual retune option; only automatic.

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Thursday, 21 April 2011
Transmitter engineering

4:31 AM

BROMSGROVE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:40 yesterday to 02:28 yesterday [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering

4:31 AM

BROMSGROVE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:40 yesterday to 02:28 yesterday [BBC]

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5:57 AM

Nick Cooper: You may have to wait until September 2011, but otherwise see Freeview intermittent interference | - independent free digital TV advice for help.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
6:59 PM

Hi, I have an LG 37LE4500 TV and a Humax HDR Fox T2 Freeview+ PVR. Aerial is in the loft, with boosters, feeding through PVR into TV.

Baffled by what has happened since the switchover on transmitter yesterday. The PVR has retuned well, has BBC HD now (didn't before), found over 80 channels. The TV can find only 27 channels in total, no BBC channels at all - none. I have followed instructions on doing a full re-tune, repeated a dozen times. Prior to transmitter change both devices had all the same channels.

How come? How can the two devices have such different sensitivity - and only now, when, supposedly, the digital signal is 12 times stronger? None of this makes sense.

In Worcester WR4 district.

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AWED's 3 posts GB flag
7:45 PM

Following my previous post: I have discovered that my PVR can see channel 26 and rates it as 75% signal strength 100% quality. The TV says "no signal" for channel 26.

Eh? The two devices are on the same aerial. How can this be?

Did a factory reset on the TV but same result.

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AWED's 3 posts GB flag
Friday, 22 April 2011
1:08 AM

Since part two of the DSO we have lost all ArqB channels ? Checking various web sites there seems to be confusion as to where this should be... 47, 34, 29 etc.. according to my TV 29 is ArqA.
Is ArqB being transmitted from Bromsgrove ? if so where is it !!

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Mike Dimmick

2:23 AM

LRC: ArqA is on C29, ArqB is on C34. SDN is on C33. Before switchover started, Mux 1 was on C34, but the post-switchover ArqB requires twice as much signal as Mux 1 did.

The definitive source is Digital UK's postcode checker. The broadcasters have been making some very late changes and the regulator (Ofcom) isn't keeping up with the official licence documents.

This website can't cope with the multiple post-switchover changes. It generally shows the final state that the transmitter will be in when all the changes are complete, with a note below indicating any temporary channels. This note comes from Ofcom's documents, which are now out of date.

The postcode checker shows 99-100% chance, which usually indicates high signal levels. If you have a booster or amplifier, you should remove it - too much signal causes signal from one channel to bleed into another, and adjacent channels are the worst affected.

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Mike Dimmick

2:37 AM

AWED: Try without the boosters. You shouldn't need them any more.

The loop-through RF output on the PVR usually has slightly more gain than is lost by the PVR itself, so you can end up with more level, going over the TV's limits. Or it could simply be that the TV can't handle as much signal as the PVR can.

The meters can often be deceptive. On my Humax PVR-9200T, the Confederation of Aerial Installers' recommended range of signal levels (before switchover) appeared as 35% to 50%.

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