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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?

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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C23 (490.0MHz)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
C26 (514.0MHz)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 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Tyne Tees),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C30+ (546.2MHz)171mDTG-6400W
Channel icons
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
 Spotlight TV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 40 Movies4Men, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 Paramount Network, 55 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 21 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C22+ (482.2MHz)172mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
11 pick, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 28 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Channel, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 45 Film4 +1, 46 Challenge, 72 YourTV, 76 Quest +1, 84 Now 90s, 89 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 10 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C28 (530.0MHz)172mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
25 Yesterday, 29 4Music, 31 5Spike, 37 DMAX, 39 CBS Justice, 42 Home, 47 4seven, 71 CBS Drama, 73 Sewing Quarter, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 91 PBS America, 235 AlJazeera English (SD), 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, 86 More4 +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, 93 Together TV +1, 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?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-1713 Nov 2019
A K TW TW TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C21BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves+BBCB+BBCB+BBCB
C22+2+ArqA+ArqA+ArqAArqA
C23BBCA
C24ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4D3+4
C25+ASDNSDNSDNSDN
C26D3+4
C27BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCABBCA
C28+BArqBArqBArqBArqB
C30-1_local_local_localBBCB
C31C4wavesC4wavesC4wavescom7com7
C32+C
C36_local
C37com8com8
C56tv_offC5wavesC5waves
C57tv_off+D

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Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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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.

Comments
Tuesday, 8 October 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

8:08 AM

FENHAM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:29 today to 04:40 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:30 today to 04:40 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 9 October 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:08 AM

FENHAM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:29 yesterday to 04:40 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:30 yesterday to 04:40 yesterday. [BBC]

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Thursday, 10 October 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:08 AM

FENHAM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:29 on 08 Oct to 04:40 on 08 Oct, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:30 on 08 Oct to 04:40 on 08 Oct. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 13 November 2019
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C. Hindle
6:58 AM

No signal or weak signal now.. Sandyford area, newcastle

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Chris.SE
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7:36 PM

C. Hindle:

There is a Retune Event today at Fenham, see 13 Nov 2019 - Changes to the Freeview channel line-up in the Fenham area | Freeview You need to retune as the PSB multiplexes have changed UHF channel, also a Local multiplex has started on UHF36 if you are in an area able to receive it. COMs 7&8 have closed at Fenham.

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Chris.SE's 887 posts GB
Friday, 27 December 2019
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Martin Ridley
11:33 PM
Whitley Bay

Hi

I live ne26 2nw whitley bay, the tv looses freeview at about 1pm most nights is this expected?

Many thanks

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Saturday, 28 December 2019
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StevensOnln1
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

1:43 PM

Martin Ridley: If you're loosing reception at the same time every day, there is a high likelyhood that you're suffering from electrical interference caused by something either in your home or nearby which is operating at that time. Common culprits are things like central heating pumps that contain an electric motor and are often operated on a timer, also poorly shielded LED lighting can cause electrical noise.

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StevensOnln1's 2,713 posts GB
Sunday, 29 December 2019
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Chris.SE
sentiment_satisfiedGold

11:24 PM

Martin Ridley:

As StevensOnln1 says this is likely to be some form of electrical interference. If you actually mean 1.00am ie 0100hrs, this is often around the time when Economy 7 (or off-peak supply) switches onto the low overnight rate for storage and similar heating. If you or a near neighbour have this, you may have an "arcing" connection or thermostat somewhere and you should try and find it sooner rather than later.
How long does the loss of Freeview continue?
Also, you have posted on the Fenham transmitter page but your predicted transmitter should be Pontop Pike - your aerial should be pointing pretty well SW (bearing 228 degrees). If your aerial has moved in recent high winds, this could weaken your signal and make it more vulnerable to all sorts of interference.

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Chris.SE's 887 posts GB
Thursday, 16 January 2020
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:47 AM

FENHAM transmitter - DAB: Slightly reduced power due to essential engineering from 16 Jan 10:25. . [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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1:48 PM

FENHAM transmitter - DAB: Slightly reduced power due to essential engineering from 16 Jan 10:25 until 16 Jan 11:24. . [BBC]

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