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The symbol shows the location of the Fenham (Newcastle Upon Tyne, England) transmitter which serves 34,000 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 Fenham (Newcastle Upon Tyne, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Fenham 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
 V max
C27 (522.0MHz)171mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) North East and Cumbria, 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
 V max
C24 (498.0MHz)171mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Tyne Tees), 4 Channel 4 (SD) North ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Tyne Tees), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C21+ (474.2MHz)171mDTG-6400W
Channel icons
86 More4 +1, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Granada), 104 Channel 4 HD North ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD,

COM4
SDN
 V max
C25 (506.0MHz)171mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 Paramount Network, 55 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 76 Quest +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 87 Keep It Country, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 21 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C22+ (482.2MHz)172mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Channel, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 61 True Entertainment, 72 YourTV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C28 (530.0MHz)172mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 5Spike, 39 CBS Justice, 42 DMAX, 47 4seven, 62 True Movies, 71 CBS Drama, 73 Sewing Quarter, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, plus 16 others

com7
 V max
C31 (554.0MHz)171mDTG-6400W
Channel icons
 Vintage TV, 57 5USA +1, 67 CBS Reality +1, 78 Quest Red +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
 V max
C37 (602.0MHz)171mDTG-6400W
Channel icons
 CBS Action +1, 56 5STAR +1, 64 Freesports, 83 NOW 80s, 84 Now 90s, 89 Together, 91 PBS America, 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
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

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

regional news image
BBC Look North (Newcastle) 1.6m homes 6.0%
from Newcastle NE99 2NE, 3km east-southeast (108°)
to BBC North East and Cumbria region - 70 masts.
regional news image
ITV Tyne Tees News 1.4m homes 5.4%
from Gateshead NE11 9SZ, 2km south-southwest (207°)
to ITV Tyne Tees region - 47 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with Border

How will the Fenham (Newcastle Upon Tyne, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-1731 Dec 2019
A K TW TW TA K TA K TA K TW T
C21BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves+BBCB+BBCB+BBCBBBCB
C22+2+ArqA+ArqA+ArqAArqA
C24ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C25+ASDNSDNSDNSDN
C27BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C28+BArqBArqBArqBArqB
C30-1_local_local_local_local
C31C4wavesC4wavesC4wavescom7com7
C32+C
C37com8com8
C55tv_offcom7tv_off
C56tv_offC5wavesC5wavescom8tv_off
C57tv_off+D

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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 12 Sep 12 and 26 Sep 12.

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

Analogue 1-5 2kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, com7, com8, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 400W
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*(-17dB) 40W
Mux C*, Mux D*(-20dB) 20W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Pontop Pike transmitter area

Jan 1959-Feb 2004Tyne Tees 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. Fenham 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.

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Tuesday, 4 September 2018
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6:08 PM

FENHAM transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:03 today to 15:31 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 5 September 2018
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6:08 AM

FENHAM transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:03 yesterday to 15:31 yesterday. [BBC]

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Thursday, 6 September 2018
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6:08 AM

FENHAM transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:03 on 04 Sep to 15:31 on 04 Sep. [BBC]

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Friday, 28 September 2018
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12:07 PM

FENHAM transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:05 today. [BBC]

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3:07 PM

FENHAM transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:05 today to 11:22 today. [BBC]

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Saturday, 29 September 2018
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6:07 AM

FENHAM transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:05 yesterday to 11:22 yesterday. [BBC]

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Sunday, 30 September 2018
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FENHAM transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:05 on 28 Sep to 11:22 on 28 Sep. [BBC]

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