Full Freeview on the Crystal Palace (Greater London, England) transmitter
|Google Streetview||Google map||Bing map||Google Earth||51.424,-0.076 or 51°25'26"N 0°4'32"W||SE19 1UE|
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?
|Charlton Athletic||Transposer||Redeveloped north stand Charlton Athletic Football Club||130 homes|
|Deptford||Transposer||south-east London||100 homes|
|Greenford||Transposer||12 km N Heathrow Airport||203 homes|
|Hendon||Transposer||Graham Park estate||50 homes|
|White City||Transposer||9 km W central London||80 homes|
How will the Crystal Palace (Greater London, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
|years||1950s~85||1984-97||1997-98||1998-2012||2012-13||2013-18||2013-17||21st Mar 2018|
|aerial group||VHF||A K||A K||A K||A K||A K||A K||W|
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
The owner of this site has not updated it for several months, we do not know why.
For accurate information on which channels are being used by which transmitter, please go to the Digital UK Coverage Checker at Digital UK - Coverage checker and put in the required information. That will then show which transmitters are availab le in your area and which channels it is using.
If you wish to have a detailed listing of which programmes are available go to http://www.digitaluk.co.u…ngs.
|link to this|
Yes I had noticed it was inaccurate for Com7 and Com8 which are now on the top band, miles away from the band A aerial. Wasn't get any signal in wet weather 12 miles from the transmitter. Having moved to rural Wales I've abandoned Freeview and gone for Freesat plus the delights of Wimax rural broadband since BT broadband hasn't arrived in the villages.
|link to this|
In North London you should be getting excellent reception of all channels. Check what the signal strengths are for all the multiplexes and check that your aerial cables are in good condition, do not have water ingress and that all the connections are in good order and free from corrosion/oxidation.
If you provide a full post code we will be able to see what the predicted reception at you location is likely to be.
|link to this|
Your signal strength is too low! It needs to be between 60% and 85% for reliable reception. That you get BBC1 satisfactorily does not mean there is no problem with the aerial system. It is well known in the technical side of the trade that corrosion/oxidation of the contacts of any plug or socket in the system can cause frequency selective problems, such as loss of or por reception of some channels whilst others are fine. So please check all your aerial connections. Please could you also give your full post code so that we contributors can see what the expected recpetion conditions are like at your location.
|link to this|
12:57 PM Benfleet
It's a little confusing as to what is the best Transmitter would be the most suitable for my address. My Postcode is SS7 1JR That is for South Benfleet Essex.
Now as of late last 8 weeks or so I keep getting Picture Break Up and sound problems on my TV. I have had a look at the web site details. I also have been in touch with the Help Line F.View No 100.
Can you please confirm. 1.The best Transmitter would be the Crystal Palace one. Also what Frequency, I think it is 23. Now what seems to be happening is. I have a Digifusion FVRT 145 box that I use to get the Free View programs. It has two tuners so I can watch a program eg. Ch4. and whilst watching that I can record a for example a program on BBC 2. The box also has a facility for me to look at the aerial signal strength. Also there is another function that indicates the ERRORS. So I am using the set up to watch a program and then after while the picture and sound starts to break up. If I go on to the where I can see the signal level and look at the error content I find the Signal level has dropped considerably and the error box is virtually fully red. Thus indicating 100% errors. Also the to selected Frequency has changed from the selected 23 to another frequency. Both originally 23 now for example Rec. 1. has gone to 25 or 21 and I have to use the Freq.+ or Freq.- buttons to reset them back to 23. Can you please send me an email with the possible reasons for the changing Fr. that of course causes the picture and sound to break up.
|link to this|
If you look at the Digital UK Coverage Checker results for your location, given at Coverage Checker - Detailed View and shown from the blue box below your post, it suggests that Bluebell Hill might well be a better source. Crystal palace does provide 6 of the multiplexes adequately but not COM7 nor COM8 reliably. However Bluebell Hill provides all 8 multiplexes and it is expected to provide reliable reception. You will need a wideband aerial aimed at the Bluebell Hill transmitter on a bearing of 185 degrees. The 8 multiplexes are on channels 32, 34, 45, 40, 43, 46, 55 and 56.
|link to this|
The London issue of Crystal Palace is that Com 7 & 8 are now right at the opposite end of the old Band A aerial. Basically most of London unless you are sitting on the transmitter now needs a wideband aerial... the elements reduce in size over the length. My issue was that Freeview sneaked that up and if you are not following the press you miss it. This sight is wrong and doesn't reflect the last set of changes.
As I muttered above I found BBC News HD et al disappearing during rain. Given I was moving I left it. Worth noting if Freeview is your only means of reception you can get the aerial upgraded for free, if you have cable or satellite you cant. It was annoying to find the data on this site incorrect but that's where we are and why certain HD channels in London disappear during adverse whether conditions since reception is marginal when the wrong aerial is used. Apparently there is still some debate about the long term future of Freeview.
|link to this|