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Freeview Light on the Dallington Park (Northamptonshire, England) transmitter

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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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Dallington Park (Northamptonshire, England) mast?

DALLINGTON PARK transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:12 yesterday to 05:13 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:11 yesterday to 05:14 yesterday. BBC

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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
C50 (706.0MHz)106mDTG-340W
Channel icons
1 BBC One Cambridge, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 17 others

 V max
C59 (778.0MHz)106mDTG-340W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Anglia (West micro region)), 4 Channel 4 South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 24 ITV4 +1, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Anglia east),

 V max
C55 (746.0MHz)106mDTG-640W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +1, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC 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
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview channels?

The Dallington Park (Northamptonshire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .

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
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
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?

years1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-1730th Jun 2018-
aerial groupC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EA B C/D E K VHF

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 30th March and 13th April 2011.

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.

Friday, 25 November 2011
1:17 PM Northampton

I'm on the Dallington transmitter, NN4 8AW, basically over the last few weeks all the BBC channels have got steadily worse, the other channels are fine. Since 23rd November, despite rescanning, the BBC channels have become so bad they are unwatchable most of the time. Any reason for this, or suggestions as what to do. (from what I have read, the strentgh of all channels will get worse afte April 2012)

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ssscrudddy's 2 posts GB
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Dave Lindsay
1:27 PM

ssscruddy: Perhaps your receiver has tuned to another transmitter. Can you confirm that your receiver is tuned to UHF channel 50 for BBC channels (and not 43 for Sutton Coldfield or 27 for Sandy Heath)? This information might be on the screen that shows signal strength/quality.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Sunday, 27 November 2011
3:21 PM Northampton

Hi, thanks. Yes it shows as being on UHF 27. Unfortunately if I try to manually scan UHF 50 it doesnt find anything. (as a test I wiped it out & tried UHF 24 - ITV - & it found 10 services). So that means I must be on Sandy Heath, lol, yet the channels I actually get are only the "lite" ones (ie the Dallington ones) the others just come up with no signal, which is why I thought I was on Dallington.

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ssscrudddy's 2 posts GB
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3:24 PM

My parents are having problems with their Humax Freeview+. They are in Northampton.

Whenever there is a retune needed the box can never find Anglia (neither BBC nor ITV) and they end up with Meridian TV.

Why is this the case?

Their old Freeview video recorder never had this problem.

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James's 1 post GB
Dave Lindsay
11:07 PM

ssscrudy: Sandy Heath is at 102deg horizontal polarisation. Dallington Park is rougly the opposite direction at 319deg but with vertical polarisation.

A picture of aerials polarised horizontal and vertical are here if you don't know what that means:

Aerials, TV Aerial and Digital Aerial

One thing I would point out about Sandy Heath is that it was Group A for its four analogue channels. If you haven't had your group A aerial replaced, or had a second aerial put up for the higher frequencies, then it might mean you can't pick up the commercial multiplexes (I know you said you could only get the "light" multiples).

The public service broadcaster multiplexes (the "light" ones) are group A from Sandy Heath.

You may have had an aerial replacement (or another aerial installed) for analogue Channel 5 or pre-switchover digital TV.

See these pages for information on aerial groups:

Aerial groups - new feature | - independent free digital TV advice
Aerials, TV Aerial and Digital Aerial

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Friday, 2 December 2011
12:02 AM Northampton

Since retune I no longer have Sky News and many other channels

Have we moved to crappy lite and if so why has this happened?

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Jean's 2 posts GB
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7:09 AM

Jean: The answer to the latter is yes! as you are only 1 mile away from the Dallington Park relay, its really a case of whether or not you can (or previously have been) receiving a good signal from Sandy (Anglia) or Sutton Coldfield, as if you were then you should manually tune in the multiplex channels missing, storing whatever received between each scan if not done automatically.

Sandy: Ch31 - Ch48 - Ch52
Sutton Coldfield: Ch45 - Ch39 - Ch42

It should be kept in mind that these channels from Sandy are presently on low power until April / June next year, and whether or not your aerial has been altered to suit Dallington Park, because if it has then that will put your reception of either station at a disadvantage.

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jb38's 7,179 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Dave Lindsay
11:31 AM

Jean: I see that you're in a large blocks of flats. I soured Google Streetview and have found what appears to be the TV aerial for your flats and it can be clearly seen to be pointed at Sandy Heath, which is the main transmitter which broadcasts all the full range of Freeview channels and which broadcast Freeview before switchover. Dallington Park transmitter broadcasts only the "light" channels now and did not broadcast Freeview before switchover (which means that you must have been picking it up from Sandy Heath).

Try as jb38 suggests and manually add the commercial channels for Sandy Heath: 31, 48 and 51.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts Platinum Platinum GB
6:11 PM Northampton

Jean: jb38 and Dave many thanks for your help I will try antune in manually and fingers crossed get Sky news back

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Jean's 2 posts GB
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Monday, 19 March 2012
8:30 AM

when will the dallington transmitter be able to transmit all the freeview channels, we are being short changesd at the moment

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