Full Freeview on the Fenton (Stoke-on-Trent, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Fenton (Stoke-on-Trent, England) transmitter which serves 130,000 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Fenton (Stoke-on-Trent, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Fenton 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.
1 BBC One West Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 19 others 250 BBC Red Button, 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4, 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC C&W (BBC local radio), 720 BBC H&W (BBC local radio), 721 BBC Shropshire (BBC local radio), 722 BBC WM (BBC local radio), 734 BBC Stoke (BBC local radio), 735 BBC Derby (BBC local radio), 735 BBC Gloucestershire (BBC local radio),
3 ITV (Central (West micro region)), 4 Channel 4 Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 24 ITV4 +1, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Central west),
45 Film4 +1, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD Midlands ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD,
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, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 80 Blaze +1, 83 Quest +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 17 others 16 QVC, 85 Hochanda, 260 CCTV, 261 Racing UK, 262 CONNECT 4, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 Planet Knowledge, 269 Arise News, 270 Loveworld, 670 ADULT Section (start), 671 Television X, 675 ADULT PARTY, 678 Xpanded TV promo, 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
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, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others 23 Create and Craft, 43 Gems TV, 49 TJC, 65 TBN UK, 252 Kiss Me TV, 253 Proud Dating, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect,
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 Spike, 39 CBS Action, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 71 CBS Drama, 73 YourTV +1, 79 Dave ja vu, 84 Quest Red +1, plus 21 others 22 Ideal World, 35 QVC Beauty, 36 QVC Style, 78 Sewing Quarter, 93 TJC Choice, 206 Pop, 234 RT, 672 ADULT smileTV2, 674 Babestation, 699 ADULT Section (end), 711 The Hits radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 Kiss, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 heat, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC,
56 5USA +1, 57 VIVA, 64 CBS Action +1, 67 CBS Reality +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, 205 CBeebies HD,
55 5STAR+1, 86 More4 1, 95 Freesports, 96 Forces TV, 115 BT Showcase HD (not free), plus 3 others 40 Rocks and Co, 111 QVC HD, 112 QVC Beauty HD,
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 Fenton transmitter?
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 61km south-southeast
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
How will the Fenton (Stoke-on-Trent, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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 7th September and 21st September 2011.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
|BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-7dB) 2kW|
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB||(-10dB) 1000W|
|com7, com8||(-18.5dB) 140W|
|Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*||(-20dB) 100W|
|Mux C*, Mux D*||(-23dB) 50W|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Sutton Coldfield transmitter area
Alan : Although I fully appreciate that this might well be the case, but though in practically all cases where a time factor is associated with interference, the reason for is usually traced to a fault having developed in a piece of household electrical equipment such as the devices mentioned in the examples. The point being that the defective equipment need not necessarily be located within your own household, as interference can be of a radiated nature and picked up in your aerial system, or alternatively by it passing through the mains wiring, the test mentioned of using an AM radio being a highly effective way of detecting the latter.
If interference is entering your household via the mains wiring, sitting an AM radio near to the incoming supply or even next to a power socket, will usually detect its presence.
Its also prudent (where possible) to make an enquiry with a neighbour to ascertain if they are also experiencing the problem or not just in case its widespread, although I have known cases where an enquiry resulted in the problem magically vanishing, it eventually being found out to have been caused by badly worn out brushes in a washing machines motor, motorised devices of the type that use an copper armature being prone to causing interference as soon as the brushes get worn.
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When the transmitter changes its functions or intended uses like the addition of 4g mobile coms and alike do local residents get notification?
I'm about to buy a house nearby but have been told that different frequencies can cause illness.
Can any comments or reports be sent to give me some confidence that there is no risk ??
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I have worked in the TV industry since 1960. The concept of RF signals causing illness has been mooted for many years and has no validity unless you are a TV transmitter engineer working on a 'live' transmitting aerial. You can stand directly underneath the transmitting aerials at Crystal Palace, in London, and be perfectly safe.
The general population has been 'bathed' in RF radiation for as long as man has been on the Earth and the natural radiations were present long before then. Man-made RF signals have been around for more than 100 years and almost no one has suffered (there are a few who claim to suffer but no scientific evidence has been found yet).
TV transmitters will not be used for 4G transmissions, they are designed differently. A separate transmitter has to be built for 4G and almost always it uses a separate mast for the aerials.
When 3G started, Ofcom authorised an organisation called 'at800' to inform people who might be affected and to provide those who definitely were with filters. It has nothing to do with any health issues purported by the 'doom sayers' to exist. With 4G that does not seem to exist as the 4G signals will largely use the existing frequencies that have been used for some TV transmissions but these are being moved to other frequencies to all safe operation of 4G.
Stop worrying about nothing and concentrate on whether the house is suitable for you and your family.
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