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The symbol shows the location of the Buxton (Derbyshire, England) transmitter which serves 9,400 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 Buxton (Derbyshire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Buxton 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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C27 (522.0MHz)480mDTG-3200W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) North West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C24 (498.0MHz)480mDTG-3200W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Granada), 4 Channel 4 (SD) North ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Granada),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C21+ (474.2MHz)480mDTG-6200W
Channel icons
74 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Granada), 104 Channel 4 HD North ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 51 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Buxton (Derbyshire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Together TV +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, NOW 80s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movies Action, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, 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 Buxton transmitter?

regional news image
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 34km northwest (311°)
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
regional news image
ITV Granada Reports 3.1m homes 11.6%
from Salford M50 2EQ, 34km northwest (311°)
to ITV Granada region - 80 masts.

How will the Buxton (Derbyshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20092009-1331 Mar 2018-
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C21BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves+BBCBBBCB
C24ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4
C27BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C31C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - more
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 4 Nov 09 and 2 Dec 09.

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

Analogue 1-4 1000W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 200W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Winter Hill transmitter area

May 1956-Jul 1968Granada Television†
May 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Feb 2004Granada 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. Buxton 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
Sunday, 29 March 2020
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Jonathan Hewitt
4:32 PM

Hi folks, I have just replaced my aerial (old one rusting!), I have put it on the roof and pointed it towards the Buxton transmitter (about 020 degrees mag from my house). I have a really strong signal on channels 24 and 27 but 0% on channel 21, hence no HD channels. Could this be the aerial type that I have been sold (and if so, how would I recognise a 'wideband' aerial?)? I haven't been able to find out what the '+" bit means in your indicated Channel 21+ for the bbcb channels means, could this be the problem?

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Chris.SE
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10:41 PM

Jonathan Hewitt:

The 21+ just means the channels is actually offset by 166kHz which won't be a problem for your receiver.
The actual bearing from your location is 18 degrees for Buxton, and the predicted reception is 100% for all 3 multiplexes. It's unlikely that the aerial has anything directly to do with the signal on C21 if your signals on C24 & C27 are ok. I assume your TV does have a T2 (HD) tuner?

When you say you have a really strong signal on C24 & C27, exactly what % strength and % quality do you have for each of the 3 channels.
Exactly what was the make and model of aerial you installed? Did you install it with the rods vertical? Buxton is vertically polarised.

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Monday, 8 June 2020
Transmitter engineering
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10:28 PM

BUXTON transmitter - DAB: Slightly reduced power due to essential engineering from 8 Jun 10:00 until 8 Jun 12:11. . [BBC]

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Monday, 31 August 2020
Transmitter engineering
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7:28 AM

BUXTON transmitter - DAB: Off the air due to a fault from 27 Aug 17:01 until 27 Aug 17:08. . [BBC]

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Tuesday, 8 September 2020
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4:33 AM

BUXTON transmitter - DAB: Off the air due to a fault from 27 Aug 17:01 until 27 Aug 17:08. . [BBC]

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