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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, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, YAAAS!, Film4 +1, Food Network, GREAT! action, GREAT! movies, GREAT! romance, GREAT! romance mix, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky Mix, Sky News, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's 90s, That's TV 2, Together TV, TRUE CRIME, TRUE CRIME XTRA, 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.

Saturday, 28 September 2013
11:18 AM

hi - I have been having problems since thursday.

Roof aerial with booster

nn7 2lx

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barry's 1 post GB flag
barry's: ...
Monday, 7 April 2014
7:05 PM

I wish you would put the full service on . I'm 16 I can't afford roof aerial . Could you please put on the full service on this transmitter .also Is 20 % quality good ?

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DemThonp's 7 posts GB flag

8:34 PM

DemThonp: Firstly, this is an unoffical site, so asking anyone here to 'put the full service on' or 'make the transmitter stronger' will have zero effect. Actually, it would have zero effect anyway - the signal strength and transmission area is what it is.

If you enter your postcode when posting next, we can see where you are, the path to your various transmitters, and what they are. However, if you can only get Dallington Park, read the part at the top of the page as to why you can't have the full number of channels.

20% strength is rubbish, but so is an indoor aerial...

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB flag
9:43 PM

I'm very poorly at the moment I also have autism I just want my TV to work properly . And thanks for telling me . Is there anyway I can get better signal

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DemThonp's 7 posts GB flag

10:28 PM

As I said, start with your postcode - just put into the My UK Free TV settings on the right hand side at the top of the page, or put in your postcode when you ask a question. That will give you lots of information.

If you look at this thread, you can see these links by Barrys question - it includes links to the DigitalUK tradeview - which will tell you which transmitters you should be able to get, which direction they will be, and how likely you are to get them, as well as what channels are available. The 'home to mast plot' is very useful, since you can see what distance the transmitter is from you, and if the signal is blocked by hills, etc.

Your signal can only be good if there is nothing in the way, if your pointing in the right direction, and if your aerial is right for the job. It might be that none of these things are right for you.

Your indoor aerial is probably not very good (they tend not to be), so its best to replace it with something which is higher up and more sensitive. But give us your postcode, and we can help a lot more.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB flag
Friday, 18 April 2014
7:21 AM

In theory I'm on the Dallington transmitter. I'm on the river Nene NN1 5NL. Most in the area seem to be pointing towards the Sandy Heath transmitter, but with the wrong polarity, horizontal to get a picture, yet pointing roughly at Sandy Heath. I think we are picking up the Dallington transmitter.
ITV, ITV+1, ITV2, Ch4, Ch5, Ch4+1, E4, More 4, Film 4 are all around the 58% mark & watchable.

BBC1, BBC2, BBC3, BBC4, BBC news, BBC parliament, Red button 301, & CBBC are the only other channels that I can get, & these are usually around the 68% mark & watchable. But yesterday morning around 7ish am all these BBC channels dropped to 0%, so nothing. This morning (Friday) at 7am exactly these BBC channels (I didn't check them all) came back to 43%, so not good enough to get a picture to be able to watch. Nothing my end has changed, other people I spoke to experienced the same thing (not spoken to anyone this morning)

Clearly something is happening but it's listed as no problems.

For the record this area is low lying & has always had a reception problem even before digital

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Ssscrudddy's 4 posts GB flag
10:59 AM

Me again. Ignore my last post above. I'm getting my polarity mixed up. I was in fact picking up Sandy Heath. Can't get anything from Dallington

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Ssscrudddy's 4 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 9 December 2014
Bernard Matthews
2:54 PM

Hello I can't get any signal from this tranamitter here in fy29dd . I'm only 180 miles away why can't I get any signal

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Bernard Matthews's 1 post GB flag
Wednesday, 6 May 2015
mrs rulings
10:17 PM

Hello I live in 94 the ashway brixworth nn6 . for some very unfortunate reason my bedroom television won't work we have a very good aerial. We normally get 16 channels from dallington park but the tv ssignal now is only 10 percent and normally get 100 percent I'm very sad about this I rather miss watching BBC palarment. It always helps my illness . many regards mrs rulings.

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mrs rulings's 1 post GB flag
Thursday, 7 May 2015
Dave Lindsay

11:13 AM

mrs rulings: I think Dallington Park is likely to serve you in Brixworth. I suggest that you were tuned to Sandy Heath.

If you have an aerial with an in-built signal amplifier (booster) then ensure it has power as loss of power will result in the signal level dropping dramatically.

Bring up the signal strength screen on BBC One. It should be tuned to UHF channel 27 (522MHz), which is Sandy Heath. Dallington Park is on channel 50 (706MHz). What is it tuned to?

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