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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?

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
 H max
C23 (490.0MHz)324mDTG-3200,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) London, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 15 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C26 (514.0MHz)324mDTG-3200,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (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, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (London),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C48- (689.8MHz)324mDTG-6200,000W
Channel icons
72 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV London), 104 Channel 4 HD London ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H max
C25 (506.0MHz)314mDTG-8200,000W
Channel icons
 CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 28 ITV2 +1, 31 5STAR, 32 Paramount Network, 41 Sony Movies Action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 55 5SELECT, 57 ITVBe +1, 58 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 73 Drama +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 H max
C22 (482.0MHz)321mDTG-8200,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 30 4Music, 35 pick, 39 Quest Red, 42 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 56 Smithsonian Channel, 69 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 82 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H max
C28- (529.8MHz)321mDTG-8200,000W
Channel icons
23 Dave ja vu, 26 Yesterday, 33 Sony Movies, 38 DMAX, 40 CBS Justice, 43 HGTV, 67 CBS Drama, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 others

LW
 H -10dB
C29 (538.0MHz)324mDTG-1220,000W
Channel icons
from 31st March 2014: 8 LONDON LIVE,

com7
 H -6.7dB
C55 (746.0MHz)324mDTG-643,100W
Channel icons
 Merit, 64 FreeSports HD, 70 Quest Red +1, 76 NOW 80s, 83 Together TV +1, 86 More4 +1, 87 PBS America +1, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 113 RT HD, 114 Quest HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 2 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
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, 11km north-northwest (334°)
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
VHFA K TA K TA K TA K TW T
C1BBCtvwaves
C22ArqAArqA
C23ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCABBCA
C25SDNSDN
C26BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4D3+4
C28-ArqBArqB
C29LW
C30C4wavesC4wavesC4waves-BBCB
C33BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavescom7
C35com8
C48BBCB
C55tv_offcom7tv_off
C56tv_offCOM8tv_off

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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 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.

Comments
Wednesday, 1 October 2014
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MikeB
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

5:58 PM

Andy Davis: My first reply to your qustion strangely vanished, so here goes:

I actually originally suggested the exact opposite to jamie - I'm wondering if you signal is too strong, not too weak. You havn't given us much to work with, since we have no idea of your location, which is a huge help. However, since Panasonics have pretty sensitive tuners, it could be that on that mux, the tuners are just a little too stressed.

Have a look at 'Too much of a good thing' for more info.

I've got a Sony PVR, and it is very sensitive, like a Panasonic, but it seems more tolerant of high signal strength. I was reading 95% at one point and it barely flickered.

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Friday, 3 October 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:32 AM

CRYSTAL PALACE transmitter - LW: Radio 4 MF Off Air from 02:04 today to 02:10 today. [BBC]

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Saturday, 4 October 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:32 AM

CRYSTAL PALACE transmitter - LW: Radio 4 MF Off Air from 02:04 yesterday to 02:10 yesterday. [BBC]

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Sunday, 5 October 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:33 AM

CRYSTAL PALACE transmitter - LW: Radio 4 MF Off Air from 02:04 on 03 Oct to 02:10 on 03 Oct. [BBC]

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Thursday, 9 October 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:32 PM

CRYSTAL PALACE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 15:09 today to 15:27 today. [BBC]

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Friday, 10 October 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:31 AM

CRYSTAL PALACE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 15:09 yesterday to 15:27 yesterday. [BBC]

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Sunday, 12 October 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:31 PM

CRYSTAL PALACE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 15:09 on 09 Oct to 15:27 on 09 Oct. [BBC]

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Saturday, 18 October 2014
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Daphne Goodey
6:39 PM

Hello there - up until this week beginning 13/10/14 we have received good reception on Freeview. Now we cannot receive any of the ITV Channels, including Drama, yet the reception is good on all the BBC Channels, including Movies4Men, True Movies and the Movie Channel. We cannot even receive the RT Channel, although we get good reception on the Adult Channels (which we do not want anyway and always delete). It would be appreciated if you could advise us how to remedy this problem. Why do we get good reception on certain channels and nothing on the others? We are served by the Crystal Palace transmitter. Kind regards

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jb38
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7:23 PM

Daphne Goodey: Problems of the nature described are usually always rectified by carrying out a "manufacturers reset" on the TV or box, the procedure also known as "default setting" or "first time installation", all of those procedures having the same result of clearing the tuners memory of everything stored in it, including any glitches that may possibly have occurred.

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Monday, 20 October 2014
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Tony Herbert
8:55 PM
Woodhall Spa

I currently only seem to be able to receive two Channels on the Crystal Palace local Tv multiplex namely QVC Extra and POP. Now missing are 'London Live' and 'Chart Show'. I have three freeview boxes all fed from different aerials and I first noticed these missing channels had disappeared from all my EPG's over a week ago. All boxes have been subsequently rescanned on about three occasions and will again will only pick up two channels on this multiplex, QVC Extra and POP.
Have 'London Live' and 'Chart Show' been removed from Freeview?

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