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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.

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 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 London ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (London),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C48- (689.8MHz)324mDTG-6200,000W
Channel icons
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
12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 31 Paramount Network, 34 ITV3 +1, 40 Sony Movies Action, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 18 others

COM5
ArqA
 H max
C22 (482.0MHz)321mDTG-8200,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 28 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movies, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 45 Film4 +1, 46 Challenge, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 76 Quest +1, 78 Now 90s, 88 Together, 233 Sky News, plus 7 others

COM6
ArqB
 H max
C28- (529.8MHz)321mDTG-8200,000W
Channel icons
25 Yesterday, 29 4Music, 37 DMAX, 39 CBS Justice, 42 HGTV, 47 4seven, 71 CBS Drama, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 91 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 17 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
56 5USA +1, 67 CBS Reality +1, 72 Quest Red +1, 74 Shopping Quarter , 86 More4 +1, 92 Pick +1, 94 Paramount Network +1, 107 BBC News HD, 109 Channel 4+1 HD, 110 4seven HD, 113 RT HD, plus 2 others

com8
 H -7dB
C56 (754.0MHz)324mDTG-639,800W
Channel icons
55 5STAR +1, 64 FreeSports HD, 69 CBS Justice +1, 83 NOW 80s, 89 Together TV +1, 93 PBS America +1, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four 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-80s1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-1721 Mar 2018
VHFA K TA K TA K TA K TA K TA K TW T
C1BBCtvwaves
C22-2ArqAArqAArqAArqA
C23ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C25-1SDNSDNSDNSDN
C26BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C28-B-ArqB-ArqB-ArqBArqB
C29-DLWLW
C30C4wavesC4wavesC4waves-BBCB-BBCB-BBCB
C32-A
C33BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavescom7com7
C34+C
C35com8com8
C48BBCB
C55tv_offcom7tv_off
C56tv_offcom8tv_off

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 2020 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
green background for transmission frequencies
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
Tuesday, 9 October 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

12:06 PM

CRYSTAL PALACE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 08:21 today to 08:26 today, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 08:21 today to 08:26 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 10 October 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:06 AM

CRYSTAL PALACE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 08:21 yesterday to 08:26 yesterday, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 08:21 yesterday to 08:26 yesterday. [BBC]

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Thursday, 11 October 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:06 AM

CRYSTAL PALACE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 08:21 on 09 Oct to 08:26 on 09 Oct, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 08:21 on 09 Oct to 08:26 on 09 Oct. [BBC]

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Sunday, 14 October 2018
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Mr Naseem Shafi
2:26 PM

Transmitter engineering: Channels on COM 6 are pixelated/sound breaks but all other channels are OK just the ones on COM6. Any ideas?

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Monday, 15 October 2018
MikeP
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11:11 AM

Naseem Shafi:

Please provide a full post code so that we can examine the reception conditions and predictions for your loocation. As there are no other reports of this problem with the ARQB service then it is likely a problem with your equipment, so please check all the aerial cables and connections. If there are coaxial plugs/sockets then unplug those and refit them. That will clear any corrosion/oxidation from the contacts and often clears the problem.



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Mr Naseem Shafi
8:34 PM
Woking

Post code is GU22 8EY

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Tuesday, 16 October 2018
MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:40 AM

Naseem Shafi:

You are about 34 km from the Crystal Palace transmitter and the prediction is that you should get good and reliable reception of all the multiplexes available. There is a rise between you and the transmitter but that is unlikely to be the cause of your problems.

So it is likely that there is a poor connection in your aerial system. Check all the cables for any damage, check the aerial is pointi ng in the same direction, at a bearing of 68 degrees, as your neigh bours aerials. Then check for any poor connection by unplugging all the aerial plugs/sockets and refitting them (that is to remove any corrosion/oxidation from the contact surfaces) and ensure that the cable is fitted correctly and tightly in the coaxial plugs.

Then check that your TV is correctly tuned to the Crystal Palace signals on channels 23, 26, 30, 25, 22, 28, 55 and 56. The ARQB (called by some COM6) multiplex is on channel 28. Do that check using the manual tuning page of your TV (see the User Manual for how to access that) but DO NOT RETUNE unless any are tuned to the wrong channel. Use the channels listed above, taken from the Digital UK Coverage Checker for your location at Coverage Checker - Detailed View

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Mr Naseem Shafi
8:46 PM

Thanks MikeP for the response. All available channels were fine and nothing been added or removed, just seems a bit strange just COM6 channels are affected. Will go through your comments and see what the issue is.

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Wednesday, 17 October 2018
MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:36 AM

Naseem Shafi:

Aerial system problems are well known by technical people to affect different frequncies differently and at different times. That is what's appears toi be happening with your system affecting the ARQB services.



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Sunday, 28 October 2018
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KevinL
1:02 PM

Mr Naseem Shafi:
Interesting, I had the same fault, traced it back to a Panasonic Freeview HD recorder, that was de-powered but still in circuit (aerial connected) It seems this box attenuated the ARQB service on Ch 28 the most, ARQA was still low but acceptable signal strength as were the others off Crystal Palace. Bypassing this box or returning power to the box fixed the problem!

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