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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 SD, 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,

COM4
SDN
 H max
C25 (506.0MHz)314mDTG-8200,000W
Channel icons
 Spotlight TV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 40 Movies4Men, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 Paramount Network, 55 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 21 others

COM5
ArqA
 H max
C22 (482.0MHz)321mDTG-8200,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 28 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Channel, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 45 Film4 +1, 46 Challenge, 72 YourTV, 76 Quest +1, 84 Now 90s, 89 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 10 others

COM6
ArqB
 H max
C28- (529.8MHz)321mDTG-8200,000W
Channel icons
25 Yesterday, 29 4Music, 31 5Spike, 37 DMAX, 39 CBS Justice, 42 Home, 47 4seven, 71 CBS Drama, 73 Sewing Quarter, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 91 PBS America, 235 AlJazeera English (SD), plus 16 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
 Vintage TV, 57 5USA +1, 67 CBS Reality +1, 78 Quest Red +1, 86 More4 +1, 92 Pick +1, 99 Smithsonian Channel HD, 107 BBC News HD, 108 Aljazeera English 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
 CBS Action +1, 56 5STAR +1, 64 Freesports, 83 NOW 80s, 93 Together TV +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

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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
Saturday, 4 January 2020
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Tell
6:01 PM

Basically the whole of London should have changed from a band A ariel when it went up on channel 55 etc. You could get it financially supported if your only means of reception was freeview. Got cable or sat no. Obviously they kept quite about this.

I lived in London when it was moved of band A but was unaware of this. Rain and I lost reception. E4 area. Didn't help by this site publishing incorrect information.

The government sold out the frequencies and wrecked extended freeview HD. Living in West Wales they never got it so on Freesat now. Wimex microwave delivered broadband as well since BT never extended it very far as they run out of Welsh Government money.

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Tell's 6 posts GB
MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

9:44 PM

Tell:

Crystal Palace still transmits many channels in Group A, but the COMN7 and COM8 multiplexes are on channels 55 and 56 which are way above the Group A band, so a wideband aeial is needed.

This website was correct at the time of the change but subsequent changes have made some of the data incorrect. The owner knows about that.



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MikeP's 3,047 posts GB
Sunday, 5 January 2020
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Chris.SE
sentiment_satisfiedGold

5:06 AM

Tell:

The information about free support for aerials is on the Freeview site, there is no financial support, there are appointed contractors that replace the aerial for those that qualify.
Other than the temporary COMs 7&8, all the other Crystal Palace multiplexes are within Group A.
The 700MHz clearance is a Europe wide program, not just the UK.
Not all main transmitters carry COMs 7&8 for technical reasons and/or financial reasons.

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Chris.SE's 985 posts GB
Thursday, 23 January 2020
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Ray Whitcombe
8:33 PM

You have the BBC B Multiplex for the main London Crystal Palace transmitter as on UHF Channel 48 from 21 March 2018. This multiplex is still on the previous designated UHF channel 30 now the 23 Feb 2020 ! This mistake cost me some wasted time and you should amend the listing. I assume that whoever decides the channel allocations may be intending to make this change in future ????? Who Knows ??? or Cares ??

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Chris.SE
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11:18 PM

Ray Whitcombe:

As has been mentioned a few times around these pages, the site owner has not had the time to update all the details resulting from the 700MHz clearance. There are over 1100+ transmitters in the UK.
This site is a free independent help site for those with receptions problems that would like some advice.

If you need the latest authoritative information without asking for help here then visit https://www.freeview.co.uk/ scroll down a bit and put your postcode etc in the boxes. Scroll down on the new page and select Detailed view.
You'll find the transmitters and multiplexes you might be able to receive & any future channel or predicted reception changes. There are no further predicted UHF channel changes for London as part of the 700MHz clearance.

For channel listings see https://www.freeview.co.uk/corporate/platform-management/channel-listings

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Chris.SE's 985 posts GB
Saturday, 25 January 2020
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

1:28 PM

CRYSTAL PALACE transmitter - AM: Off the air due to a fault from 25 Jan 12:05 until 25 Jan 12:05. . [BBC]

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Saturday, 15 February 2020
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Amanda McGlew
2:18 PM

since last night, (14th Feb 2020) I have had no tv signal and it states there are no channels. I have tried tuning it but it says there are no channels. I have phoned Camden up and they say it is not there problem, I phoned our TMO and they say it isn't there problem but yet I still do not have a tv that works.
Our ariel is on the roof. I believe our transmitter signal is received from crystal palace but it states there is no issue but yet two tvs in my home one brand new doesn't work

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StevensOnln1
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2:42 PM

Amanda McGlew: Retuning is the worst thing to do when you loose signal as you have now deleted all of your channels which were previously correctly tuned, making it more difficult to see when the problem has been fixed. I'm guessing from your post that you live flat/apartment with a communal aerial system. Have you checked whether any of your neighbours have also lost signal? If they have, it points to a fault with the aerial system (it may have been damaged by the recent bad weather) in which case you will need to contact whoever is in charge of maintenance and get them to send someone to investigate.

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