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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
C23 (490.0MHz)171mDTG-3400W
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1 BBC One (SD) North East and Cumbria, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 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, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 18 More4, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (Tyne Tees),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C30+ (546.2MHz)171mDTG-6400W
Channel icons
72 Shopping Quarter , 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, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 V max
C25 (506.0MHz)171mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
 CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 28 ITV2 +1, 31 5STAR, 32 Paramount Network, 41 Sony Movies Action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 55 5SELECT, 57 ITVBe +1, 58 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 73 Drama +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C22+ (482.2MHz)172mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 30 4Music, 35 pick, 39 Quest Red, 42 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 56 Smithsonian Channel, 69 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 82 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C28 (530.0MHz)172mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
23 Dave ja vu, 26 Yesterday, 33 Sony Movies, 38 DMAX, 40 CBS Justice, 43 HGTV, 67 CBS Drama, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 others

com7
 V max
C31 (554.0MHz)171mDTG-6400W
Channel icons
 Merit, 64 FreeSports HD, 70 Quest Red +1, 76 NOW 80s, 83 Together TV +1, 86 More4 +1, 87 PBS America +1, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 113 RT 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?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-1313 Nov 2019
A K TW TW TA K TA K T
C21BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves+BBCB
C22+ArqAArqA
C23BBCA
C24ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4
C25SDNSDN
C26D3+4
C27BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCA
C28ArqBArqB
C30_localBBCB
C31C4wavesC4wavesC4wavescom7
C36_local
C37com8
C56tv_offC5wavesC5waves

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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.

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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
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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
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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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Monday, 7 August 2017
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11:33 AM

FENHAM transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:39 today. [BBC]

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2:32 PM

FENHAM transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:39 today to 11:40 today. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 8 August 2017
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5:32 AM

FENHAM transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:39 yesterday to 11:40 yesterday. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 9 August 2017
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5:32 AM

FENHAM transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:39 on 07 Aug to 11:40 on 07 Aug. [BBC]

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Monday, 6 November 2017
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11:34 AM

FENHAM transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:04 today. [BBC]

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FENHAM transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:04 today to 14:33 today. [BBC]

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