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The symbol shows the location of the Crystal Palace (Greater London, England) transmitter which serves 4,490,000 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 Crystal Palace (Greater London, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Crystal Palace 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.

 H max
C23 (490.0MHz)324mDTG-200,000W
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1 BBC One (SD) London, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 16 others

 H max
C26 (514.0MHz)324mDTG-200,000W
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3 ITV 1 (SD) (London), 4 Channel 4 (SD) London ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 London ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (London),

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C30- (545.8MHz)324mDTG-200,000W
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46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD London, 102 BBC Two HD England, 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV London), 104 Channel 4 HD London ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

 H max
C25 (506.0MHz)314mDTG-8200,000W
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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 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 83 Together TV, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 30 others

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C22 (482.0MHz)321mDTG-8200,000W
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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

 H max
C28- (529.8MHz)321mDTG-8200,000W
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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), 61 GREAT! movies extra, 63 GREAT! romance mix, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 18 others

 H -10dB
C35 (586.0MHz)324mDTG-1220,000W
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from 31st March 2014: 8 LONDON LIVE,

DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

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

regional news image
BBC London 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London W1A 1AA, 12km north-northwest (335°)
to BBC London region - 55 masts.
regional news image
ITV London News 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London WC1X 8XZ, 11km north-northwest (345°)
to ITV London region - 55 masts.

Are there any self-help relays?

Charlton AthleticTransposerRedeveloped north stand Charlton Athletic Football Club130 homes
DeptfordTransposersouth-east London100 homes
GreenfordTransposer12 km N Heathrow Airport203 homes
HendonTransposerGraham Park estate50 homes
White CityTransposer9 km W central London80 homes

How will the Crystal Palace (Greater London, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20122012-1321 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 4 Apr 12 and 18 Apr 12.

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

Analogue 1-4 1000kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 200kW
com7(-13.7dB) 43.1kW
com8(-14dB) 39.8kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*, LW(-17dB) 20kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Crystal Palace transmitter area

Sep 1955-Jul 1968Associated-Rediffusion†
Sep 1955-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1992Thames†
Jul 1968-Feb 2004London Weekend Television♦
Jan 1993-Feb 2004Carlton†
Feb 2004-Dec 2014ITV plc♦
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. Crystal Palace 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.

Thursday, 24 April 2014
Christine Clarke
7:01 PM

Christine Clarke: hi. My tv is an August 10 inch with built in free view. Its also hd. I've got a superb picture at home running it on batteries and any one of the 3 ariels supplied. Want to use it in Wimbledon Park so tried retuning it when there last year. I live in west Sussex so we're on Midhurst here. HELP.

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Christine Clarke's 4 posts GB flag
Christine Clarke
7:10 PM

Sorry forgot to say model is DA100C a current model

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Christine Clarke's 4 posts GB flag
Friday, 25 April 2014

8:20 AM

Christine Clarke: Thanks for the update, however with reference to the content of, when you tried retuning the TV at Wimbledon Park last year "if" this was carried out using the aerial supplied with the set then reception cannot always be guaranteed using this type of aerial even although it might well have been satisfactory at home, as reception is not only dependant on terrain conditions (trees / high buildings etc) associated with where you are located within the Wimbledon Park area but also the screening effect of the walls in the building you are tuning the set in.

Judging by what you have said, if the W / Park location does not have an external (or loft) aerial installed then your best policy is to try and retune your TV whilst its temporarily connected into one in the same area as yourself, this being purely for the purpose of storing the channels into the set thereby making it considerably easier to experiment with the positioning of the aerial supplied with same by knowing that the TV is pre-tuned.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag

9:34 AM

Christine Clarke : Just a thought! but that said was based on the assumption that the query involving reception at Wimbledon Park was "not" being made purely on your experience when trying to use the TV outdoors on a day trip or whatever? because if it was, then the only way of possibly rectifying the situation is by moving around, this being where pre-tuning the TV would be a decided advantage.

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jb38's 22 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 29 April 2014
9:48 PM


Over the last 2 days my freeview has lost picture but the sound is still on. Error message: No video 514.000 mhz

Any ideas whats happened? It worked perfectly fine before. I live in W2.


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Phil's 1 post GB flag

10:47 PM

Phil: If you are referring to a Freeview TV and which has already been disconnected from the mains (or completely switched off) and the situation has remained the same, then carry out a "factory reset" on it followed by an auto-tune, this procedure also known as "default setting" or some similar sounding term.

If though you are using a Freeview box coupled into a TV, then check that the lead coupling both devices together is still firmly seated into their respective sockets, if they are, then carry out that said in the first paragraph but on the box.

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Monday, 12 May 2014
John Dann
1:59 PM

Dear Sir
My Recorder stated on the TV screen, that there was a new channel (or programme?). I updated the Chanel List.
I no longer have BBC4HD and other HD programmes on this channel, Channel 33.
I see on the Television, which uses the same aerial, that the Channel 33 signal strength is much lower than other Channels.
Is the Channel 33 transmitter not at full strength at the moment?, and if so when will it be corrected?
I had not noticed previously which Channel, BBC4HD had been on, and have been recording the programmes for some time.
Have these recently moved to Channel 33?

Postcode SG12 0RG
loft aerial

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John Dann's 1 post GB flag
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5:50 PM

John Dann: You should try carrying out a "manual" scan on Mux C33, as sometimes than will capture a weaker signal that the auto-tuning process is inclined to bypass.

On the subject of Mux C33 on the COM7 transmitter, BBC4 HD has always been on this Mux channel along with BBC News HD, Al Jazerra etc, etc, COM7 only radiating on 15.6Kw whereas the other Muxes are on 200Kw which could account for the lower signal strength being received, although this increaes to just over 43Kw on September 3rd.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Monday, 19 May 2014
Transmitter engineering

10:09 AM

CRYSTAL PALACE transmitter - MainPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 148,822 posts xx flag
2:47 PM

SS14 2LL
Roof Aerial
Thank you for your help.Why do the COM7 channels constantly drop in and out on my HD TV.Certain times the signal seems full strength and certain times shows "loss of signal".Since last niight 18th May they've disappeared completely yet have been mostly fine for weeks.Please help.

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