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Full Freeview on the Fenham (Newcastle Upon Tyne, England) transmitter

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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 North East and Cumbria, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C24 (498.0MHz)171mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Tyne Tees), 4 Channel 4 North ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Tyne Tees),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C21+ (474.2MHz)171mDTG-6400W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +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, 123 CBBC HD,

COM4
SDN
 V max
C25 (506.0MHz)171mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
10 ITV3, 20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 My5, 58 ITV Be +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 61 True Entertainment, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 80 Blaze, 83 Blaze +1, 92 Quest +1, 122 CITV, plus 18 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C22+ (482.2MHz)172mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Ch, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 Tru TV +1, 72 YourTV, 132 Sky News, plus 12 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C28 (530.0MHz)172mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
 BT Showcase (not free), 18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 Spike, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 64 CBS Action, 71 CBS Drama, 73 YourTV +1, 79 Dave ja vu, 90 Quest Red +1, plus 21 others

com7
 V max
C31 (554.0MHz)171mDTG-6400W
Channel icons
56 5USA +1, 57 VIVA, 67 CBS Reality +1, 74 CBS Action +1, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 82 Vintage TV, 87 Keep It Country, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 108 Al Jazeera Eng HD, 109 Channel 4+1 HD, 110 4seven HD, 113 RT HD, 124 CBeebies HD, plus 2 others

com8
 V max
C37 (602.0MHz)171mDTG-6400W
Channel icons
55 5STAR+1, 63 Community Channel, 86 More4 1, 91 Front Runner TV, plus 4 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
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
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?

years1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-1731st Dec 2019-
aerial groupA KWWA KA KA KA B C/D E K VHF
C21BBC1BBC1BBC1+BBCB+BBCB+BBCB
C22+2+ArqA+ArqA+ArqA
C24ITVITVITVD3+4D3+4D3+4
C25+ASDNSDNSDN
C27BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCA
C28+BArqBArqBArqB
C30-1_local_local_local
600C31C4C4C4com7
C32+C
C37com8
700C56C5C5
C57+D

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 12th September and 26th September 2012.

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.

Comments
Friday, 9 June 2017
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Deborah
1:55 PM

Your site currently states that there is no work on the Fenham transmitter, but on another site there are reported problems breaks in service & engineering works. All our free view channels are breaking up , but not our internet channels. Who is correct. I have tried all cables, switched off the box etc but still unwatchable & signal weak message. Please help p.s. Weather is fine not windy or stormy.

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StevensOnln1
4:56 PM

Deborah : Which website are you seeing these reports on? The transmitter engineering posts on this site are taken from a feed provided by BBC engineering. What signal strength and quality readings are you seeing?

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Sunday, 25 June 2017
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ANDY KUIPERS
7:22 PM Newcastle Upon Tyne

Hi, been having terrible problems with reception at NE13 9NT. Constant interference, channels not working at all(BBC1+BBC2 eg0. Blocks appear on the screen and freeze the picture, then the whole screen disappears and is black. Message of " wek signal" etc. Been going on for 6 weeks now all of a sudden. Have lived in this house since 2001 and never experienced any of this. CAN YOU HELP PLEASE.

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StevensOnln1
8:04 PM

ANDY KUIPERS: Your only 6km away from the Fenham transmitter so start by checking behind your TV for any loose/damaged cables or connections. Although further away, Pontop Pike is also predicted to give a good signal at your location so it would be worth checking which you are using and that your TV is tuned to the correct transmitter. For Fenham, your aerial will be pointing roughly south with the little rods in the vertical position (pointing up and down) whereas for Pontop Pike it will be pointing more to the west of south with the little rods horizontal (pointing side to side).

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