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 11 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, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 719 BBC Berkshire (BBC local radio), 720 BBC Three Counties (BBC local radio), 722 BBC Surrey (BBC local radio), 734 BBC Essex (BBC local radio),
E4, 3 ITV (London), 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (London), 73 Sewing 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,
20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 30 5STAR, 37 Quest, 54 5SELECT, 57 Paramount Network, 61 True Entertainment, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 80 Blaze +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, 32 Sony Movie Ch, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 72 YourTV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others 40 Sony Crime Channel, 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 Christmas, 71 CBS Drama, 79 Dave ja vu, plus 19 others 22 Ideal World, 35 QVC Beauty, 36 QVC Style, 74 Jewellery Maker, 206 Pop, 234 RT, 672 ADULT smileTV2, 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,
67 CBS Reality 1, 82 Vintage TV, 87 Keep It Country, 107 BBC News HD, 109 Channel 4+1 HD, 110 4seven HD, 113 RT HD, plus 2 others 78 Quest Red 1, 733 Trans World Radio,
55 5STAR+1, 64 CBS Action +1, 64 Freesports, 86 More4+1, 86 More4 1, 88 NOW 80s, 93 Together, 94 PBS America, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 115 BT Showcase HD (not free), 205 CBeebies HD, plus 2 others 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 (334°)
to BBC London region - 55 masts.
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?
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How will the Crystal Palace (Greater London, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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
If you look at the predicted reception as shown on the Digital UK Coverage Checker, at Coverage Checker - Detailed View and on the blue box below your posting. It shows you should be getting pretty good reception from Sandy Heath but variable and even very poor reception from Crystal Palace.
If your aerial is aimed at Sandy Heath, it will not 'see' Crystal Palace at all well as it is in a completely different direction.
So your aerial will need to be adjusted to receive any decent signals from Crystal Palace, but even then reception of all bar the BBC A and D3&4 is expected to be acceptable but the reception of all other multiplexes multiplexes is expected to be poor and variable. So using Crystal Palace is not recommended.
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The worst thing to do was a retune! It will never bring back the channels under the conditions you describe. You will now need to do a manual tune using the actual channel numbers being used by the transmitter. To find those, put your post code into the Digital UK Coverage Checker at Digital UK - Coverage checker Then use the channel number listed to retune your TV set to each of the multiplexes.
There can be a number of reason for the loss of signals, the main one at present being the warm weather. That causes inteference by signals fro other transmitters travelling further than usual, which the TV can't cope with and you loose the channels. The other posibility is a bad connection in your aerial feed. So check all the connections you can safely reach, starting at the back of the TV and working as far up to the aerial as you can get.
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I am now pretty certain that all of my problems are related to the heatwave and nothing to do with my aerial.
Possible causes of interference - at800
"High pressure, which brings fine weather, allows signals to reach areas they wouldn't normally reach. Under normal circumstances, the signals from each television transmitter can only be received by those homes that have aerials with a direct line-of-sight to the transmitter. However on warm summer days, hot air can get trapped under colder air high up creating a layer which acts like a mirror for television signals, reflecting them back towards Earth. This can cause signals from different transmitters to overlap. Unfortunately, there is no solution to this kind of interference. Broadcasters can't prevent it, and adjusting your aerial will make no difference. Reception will only improve when the weather changes."
Tsk! Men on the moon forty years ago and still .....
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There is no difference between any of the transmissions for either BBC or the commercial channels, they often share the same multiplex in some cases too! Similarly there is no change when the commercials are being shown, though some suggest the sound levels are increased but that is denied by the broadcasters concerned.
The hot weather patterns we have been experiencing for the last several weeks always gives rise to 'interference' due to natural atmospheric conditions causing signals to travel much further than is usual. There is nothing anyone can do and it has happened to TV transmissions ever since we started using UHF back in the 1960's.
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7:28 PM Woking
Thanks for the great site. However, is the Crystal Palace Transmitter page up to date? I could not manually tune an old device to get BBC News HD or BBC Four HD using the details here. Then I checked my TV's signal diagnostics and found them on:
746MHz/BBC NEWS HD
754MHz/BBC FOUR HD
rather than the 570 & 586 MHz listed here.
(Rooftop aerial, aimed at Crystal Palace)
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