Full Freeview on the Crystal Palace (Greater London, England) transmitter
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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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Crystal Palace (Greater London, England) transmitter.
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.
1 BBC One London, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 17 others 250 BBC Red Button, 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4, 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC Berkshire (BBC local radio), 720 BBC Three Counties (BBC local radio), 721 BBC Radio London (BBC local radio), 722 BBC Surrey (BBC local radio), 734 BBC Essex (BBC local radio),
3 ITV (London), 4 Channel 4 London ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 London ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 24 ITV4 +1, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (London),
45 Film4 +1, 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,
10 ITV3, 20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 My5, 58 ITV Be +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 61 True Entertainment, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 80 Blaze +1, 83 Quest +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 17 others 16 QVC, 85 Hochanda, 260 CCTV, 261 Racing UK, 262 CONNECT 4, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 Planet Knowledge, 269 Arise News, 270 Loveworld, 670 ADULT Section (start), 671 Television X, 675 ADULT PARTY, 678 Xpanded TV promo, 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Ch, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 60 Sony Crime Channel 2, 72 YourTV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others 23 Create and Craft, 43 Gems TV, 49 TJC, 65 TBN UK, 252 Kiss Me TV, 253 Proud Dating, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect,
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 5Spike, 39 CBS Action, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 62 True Movies, 71 CBS Reality 1, 73 YourTV +1, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, plus 20 others 22 Ideal World, 35 QVC Beauty, 36 QVC Style, 78 Sewing Quarter, 206 Pop, 234 RT, 672 ADULT smileTV2, 674 Babestation, 699 ADULT Section (end), 711 The Hits radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 Kiss, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 heat, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC,
from 31st March 2014: 8 LONDON LIVE,
56 5USA +1, 57 5Spike 1, 64 CBS Action +1, 67 CBS Drama, 82 Vintage TV, 84 Quest Red +1, 87 Keep It Country, 107 BBC News HD, 108 Al Jazeera Eng HD, 109 Channel 4+1 HD, 110 4seven HD, 113 RT HD,
55 5STAR+1, 86 More4 1, 95 Freesports, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 115 BT Showcase HD (not free), 205 CBeebies HD, plus 5 others 40 Rocks and Co, 93 Together, 94 PBS America, 111 QVC HD, 112 QVC Beauty HD,
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?
BBC London 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London W1A 1AA, 11km north-northwest
to BBC London region - 55 masts.
ITV London News 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London WC1X 8XZ, 11km north-northwest
to ITV London region - 55 masts.
Are there any self-help relays?
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How will the Crystal Palace (Greater London, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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|aerial group||VHF||A K||A K||A K||A K||A K||A K||A K|
orange background for multiplexes names more
green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: 4G from 30 June 2020more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 4th April and 18th April 2012.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-7dB) 200kW|
|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
Mike P: Thanks for your comments. I will get in touch with the Management company to see what is happening. I don't know if he changed the aerial system. He certainly checked in my property and was surprised that I couldn't receive the signal.
My recorder does receive the stations, but it has never been able to receive a satisfactory HD signal, the picture just breaks up in 'Joseph's Multicoloured Dreamcoat' !
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can someone explain the following problem.i use a panasonic blue ray recorder which has a full hd tv tuner in it.this worked perfectly ok up to the time of the retune,now i am unable to get any channels between 106-201.i have tried various ways of retuning without success.the signal strength shown on the lower channels is a full ten out of ten.i have seperate cheap free view box connected to the same aerial via multiple booster box.this picks up all the channels ok . the panasonic unit is not under warranty.i also have a new sony tv model 43xd80, this is also playing up ,some times i cannot 4hd on it.the other night i was watching bbc 4hd when i lost the channel completely.i tried it again later and it was back.i never had any of these problems before the retune.someone said i should get the aerial checked because it has been up on the chimney stack for about 12 years.any advice any one can give me would be most helpful.many thanks.a m page
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As has been said repeatedly here, you need a wideband aerial now. If you do not already have one, you need to get one fitted, talk to the Freeview Assistance on 0808 100 0288. You also need to check that all the aerial connections are good and free from any corrosion on the contacts within the plug/socket.
Check all the connections between the aerial and TV. Also check that the signal b eing received is not too strong, it must not be greater that 85% as most tuners cannot tolerate anything more. Search for 'too much of a good thing' on this website for some suggestions.
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Indoor aerials are never very reliable. I suggest having an expeternal wideband aerial fitted with suitable attenuation to limit the signal strength to below 85%. It should be aimed to avoid the worst of the possibl intereference from your local mobile masts.
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Just a few years ago a respected aerials website suggested that Crystal Palace needed a 'Band A' aerial for optimum Freeview reception. However I can find no current reference to such advice; instead, only that a 'Wideband' aerial is now recommended. So when did the change actually occur and why? In a rather fringe area I had installed a 'Band A' aerial which, with a masthead aerial, still "sort-of" works. Anyone out there know about this, please?
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The change happened before June 2018 and was widely reported in the media in that area. Up until the change, a Group A aerial was correct. As COM 7 and COM 8 are now on channels 55 and 56 respectively, a Group A aerial will not give satisfactory reception of those, so a wideband aerial is now required. A Group A aerial is fine for channels 21 to 35 but not above that.
If you go to Digital UK - Coverage checker and put in your full post code and house number, you will be shown the current arrangements as well as the future plans for further changes. If you have a wideband aerial fitted now it will be suitabkle for all changes foreseen in the future.
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