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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 - Bromsgrove transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 13/05/2024 Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels Digital tick

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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
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

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?

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?

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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.

Friday, 22 April 2011
5:17 PM

Mike Dimmick, if I wore a hat I'd take it off to you. I removed one of the two aerial boosters and the TV was now able to tune into channel 26, with no adverse effects on the PVR. Removing both boosters caused the PVR to complain of loss of signal, so I'll stick with one.

Great! Many thanks for the tip!

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Saturday, 23 April 2011
Malcolm Landon
11:39 AM

After the DSO, my PVR is failing to lock onto channels from PSB2 D3+4, Com5 ArqA and Com6 ArqB. It does find them when performing a full scan, it just does not lock onto them when changing channel.

The freeview decoder in my TV itself is able to pick them up without a problem.

I'm suspicious I have the same problem as this viewer, who had problems after the DSO at the Mendip transmitter.

Re: [mythtv-users] MtrhTv: Uk Mendip Transmitter issues

If I'm reading it correctly, his solution was to scan for the Transport Service ID's which his PVR had incorrect values for. Correcting the values fixed his problem.

I haven't been able to perform the scanning he describes, so does anyone know the Transport Service ID's for the Bromsgrove transmitter?

The values in my PVR are as follows:

Multiplex 1, Freq 490000000, Transport Id 16384 (PSB2 Not Working)
Multiplex 2, Freq 514000000, Transport Id 4165 (PSB1 Working)
Multiplex 3, Freq 538000000, Transport Id 8198
Multiplex 4, Freq 570000000, Transport Id 12290
Multiplex 5, Freq 578000000, Transport Id 20480

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Malcolm Landon's 4 posts GB flag
10:35 PM

No bbc at all for me in Bromsgrove. Pressing '1' gives me 'invalid entry. Why?

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t's 1 post GB flag
11:30 PM

thanks for the reply and the info.
Don't have a booster but will try and obtain a atenuator..any suggestion on what size? currently have 100% signal and 100% quality on all other channels.
I am puzzled though: why does ArqB need twice as much signal ? if the transmitter is transmitting all the channels at the same power wont they all arrive at my aerial at the same level and so also at the TV receiver/decoder ?

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Sunday, 24 April 2011
Malcolm Landon
12:39 PM

Re my question on the Transport Service ID's for the Bromsgrove Transmitter.

The transport id's in my PVR were incorrect. It seems since the switch over my Hauppauge Nova-T 500 Freeview card isn't detecting them properly.

It is detecting values:

Multiplex 1, Freq 490000000, Transport Id 16384
Multiplex 2, Freq 514000000, Transport Id 4165
Multiplex 3, Freq 538000000, Transport Id 8198
Multiplex 4, Freq 570000000, Transport Id 12290
Multiplex 5, Freq 578000000, Transport Id 20480

But the values should be:

Multiplex 1, Freq 490000000, Transport Id 8198 <- was 16384
Multiplex 2, Freq 514000000, Transport Id 4165
Multiplex 3, Freq 538000000, Transport Id 20544 <- was 8198
Multiplex 4, Freq 570000000, Transport Id 12290
Multiplex 5, Freq 578000000, Transport Id 24640 <- was 20480

I manually adjusted these settings and everything is now working.

Maybe this is an issue with the Nova-T 500, but as it's a popular
card, I thought I'd report the correct values.

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12:56 PM

Malcolm Landon: This is why you are always advised to completely delete any saved setting and do a "first time installation" at a switchover event.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
1:10 PM

i forgot to retune on the 20th what can do will i be able to get anything back my tv is brand new and i cant use it

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Malcolm Landon
6:06 PM

Briantist : Those incorrect settings are detected after completely deleting all previous settings - the error definitely isn't caused by old settings. Performing a rescan now, inserts the bad settings again. The only fix appears to be manually adjusting them.

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