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The symbol shows the location of the Dallington Park (Northamptonshire, England) transmitter which serves 16,000 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 Dallington Park (Northamptonshire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Dallington Park 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.

 V max
C23 (490.0MHz)106mDTG-40W
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1 BBC One (SD) Cambridge, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 16 others

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C26 (514.0MHz)106mDTG-40W
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3 ITV 1 (SD) (Anglia (West micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Anglia east),

 V max
C30 (546.0MHz)106mDTG-40W
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46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD Cambridge, 102 BBC Two HD England, 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 44 Freeview channels?

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The Dallington Park (Northamptonshire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Al Jazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, YAAAS!, Film4 +1, Food Network, GREAT! movies, Great! Movies Christmas 1, Great! Movies Action, Great! Movies Christmas, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, RealityXtra, Really, Sky News, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's 60s, That's 80s, Together TV, W, Yesterday +1.

If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Dallington Park transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look East (West) 1.0m homes 3.7%
from Cambridge CB4 0WZ, 73km east (90°)
to BBC Cambridge region - 4 masts.
70% of BBC East (East) and BBC East (West) is shared output
regional news image
ITV Anglia News 1.0m homes 3.7%
from Norwich NR1 3JG, 156km east-northeast (72°)
to ITV Anglia (West) region - 5 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Anglia (East)

How will the Dallington Park (Northamptonshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-136 Jun 2018

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - 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 30 Mar 11 and 13 Apr 11.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-4 65W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-2.1dB) 40W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Sandy Heath transmitter area

Oct 1959-Feb 2004Anglia Television
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. Dallington Park 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.

Monday, 21 September 2020
Transmitter engineering

10:28 AM

DALLINGTON PARK transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 21 Sep 04:20. . [BBC]

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Tuesday, 22 September 2020
Transmitter engineering

7:25 PM

DALLINGTON PARK transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 21 Sep 04:20 until 21 Sep 06:04. . [BBC]

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Monday, 1 February 2021
Transmitter engineering

7:58 PM

DALLINGTON PARK transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 1 Feb 10:34 until 1 Feb 11:36. . [BBC]

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Tuesday, 25 January 2022

4:18 PM

Terry Mason:

Without a bit more information such as your full postcode (or one of a very nearby pub or shop) it's difficult to know how much of an obstruction to the signal from Dallington Park this tower block is. Some parts of your area will get a good signal but it's only a 50W transmitter, so an indoor aerial may not do.

If your aerial is pointing at Sutton Coldfield, you may only be getting variable reception from there for some/all multiplexes whereas your area generally will get good signals from Sandy which you could be getting ofF the back of your aerial. You might get Dallington park off a side lobe or even possibly within the beamwidth of your aerial (less likely) as Sutton Coldfield is compass bearing 300 degrees, Sandy Heath bearing 106 degrees, Dallington Park 235 degrees.

I'd guess it's Sandy, because both Sutton & Sandy are horizontally polarised, whereas Dallington Park is vertical, but when you are that close anything is possible! The best way is if you check which UHF channels those Anglia and Look East multiplexes are on. I'll list each transmitter for you, Dallington Park only has PSBs mind.

In the multiplex order BBCA/PSB1, D3&4/PSB2, BBCB HD/PSB3, SDN/COM4, ArqA/COM5, ArqB/COM6, COM7
The UHF channels are -
Sutton Coldfield C43, C46, C40, C42, C45, C39, C55
Sandy Heath C27, C24, C21, C33, C36, C48, C55
Dallington Park C23, C26, C30

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Wednesday, 26 January 2022
Terry Mason
8:17 AM

I have an aerial facing Birmingham (West midlands) I get a good picture. When time it quite regularly as and when required, I get Anglia and look East on channels 800 801 802. but these channels can be good around news time but,pixalate or lose its tuning just as the local news comes on. I don't know if these signals are coming from Dallington or sandy?
I am 80 years old and start putting up New aerials is a no no. I have tried indoor aerials,no signal we do have school tower block in Trinity ave between us and you.
Any ideas.? Terry Mason

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Terry Mason
8:21 AM

Nn2 7bs

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2:59 PM

Terry Mason:

According to Freeview and the BBC checkers, all numbers in your postcode are predicted to get good reception from Dallngton Park despite the tower block.
All numbers are predicted to have variable reception of Sutton Coldfield COMs and high numbers also the PSBs. High numbers may also have variable reception from Sandy Heath, but the lower numbers should get good reception with one or two odd exceptions.

As I've already suggested, the easiest way to discover which signals you are getting is to look in your TV tuning section (or maybe an "info" choice on a given channel - depends on TV set) and see which UHF channel from the lists I've given you are actually getting for the various multiplexes.

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