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The symbol shows the location of the Guildford (Surrey, England) transmitter which serves 48,000 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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Guildford (Surrey, England) mast?

Guildford transmitter - Guildford transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 19/02/2024 Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels Digital tick


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Which Freeview channels does the Guildford 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
C41 (634.0MHz)192mDTG-2,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) London, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C44 (658.0MHz)192mDTG-2,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV 1 (SD) (London), 4 Channel 4 (SD) London ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 London ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (London),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C47 (682.0MHz)192mDTG-2,000W
Channel icons
46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD London, 102 BBC Two HD England, 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV London), 104 Channel 4 HD London ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 V max
C37 (602.0MHz)192mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 38 Channel 5 +1, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 83 Together TV, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 30 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C31 (554.0MHz)191mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Mix, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 Sky Arts, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 65 That's TV 2, 70 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 90s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C32 (562.0MHz)191mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! romance, 56 That's TV (UK), 61 GREAT! movies extra, 63 GREAT! romance mix, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 18 others

DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

The Guildford (Surrey, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .

If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? page.

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

regional news image
BBC London 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London W1A 1AA, 46km northeast (43°)
to BBC London region - 55 masts.
regional news image
ITV London News 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London WC1X 8XZ, 47km northeast (44°)
to ITV London region - 55 masts.

How will the Guildford (Surrey, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-1318 Apr 2018
B E TB E TB E TB E TK T
C31ArqA
C32ArqB
C33_local
C37SDN
C40BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCB
C41BBCA
C43ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCA
C44D3+4
C46BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesD3+4
C47BBCB
C48SDN
C49tv_offArqB
C50tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C51tv_off_local
C52tv_offArqA

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
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 4 Apr 12 and 18 Apr 12.

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

Analogue 1-4 10kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 2kW
Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*(-17dB) 200W
Mux 1*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-20dB) 100W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Crystal Palace transmitter area

Sep 1955-Jul 1968Associated-Rediffusion†
Sep 1955-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1992Thames†
Jul 1968-Feb 2004London Weekend Television♦
Jan 1993-Feb 2004Carlton†
Feb 2004-Dec 2014ITV plc♦
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. Guildford 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
Monday, 14 March 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:28 AM

GUILDFORD transmitter - Over the next week Guildford relay: TV (analogue) working normally, TV (digital) Possible weak signal, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Wednesday, 6 April 2011
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timbo
11:52 PM

I live in GU1 area. Used Freeview for years, had a new aerial fitted 5 yrs ago to improve reception, and no major dramas since. Bought a HUmax HD receiver today - awful reception of BBC1, BBC2, BBC3, and no HD channels at all. Old On Digital box has better picture on those channels, and LED TV with built in Freeview also has a good picture. Is it the Humax box which is rubbish, or an issue with HD transmissions in the area please? Thanks

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Thursday, 7 April 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

8:33 AM

timbo: It is hard to say without an actual postcode, but there are no HD transmissions in your area until 2012.

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Monday, 11 April 2011
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Timbo
9:09 PM

Thanks Briantist, but now I'm confused. Freeview says we should be getting HD, and an aerial engineer came round and said the same. We apparently have the right aerial (high gain pointed at the GU transmitter), so either its a rubbish product, or you are right. I've returned it anyway, as it couldn't pick up the normal freeview channels. Think I might try freesat instead. What a pain.

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Mike Dimmick
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:56 PM
Reading

Timbo: You might be able to get HD from Crystal Palace, but you won't get it from Guildford until next April.

I looked at Digital UK's trade postcode checker using the postcode GU1 2NZ. Reception of Crystal Palace looks pretty good now, but HD signals will suffer badly from August when Sandy Heath SDN multiplex moves to C31.

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Friday, 15 April 2011
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Tim
8:36 PM
Basingstoke

Hi

I live in at RG21 in Basingstoke and am trying to set up my freeview TV, I can easily pick up the analogue channels and the IT3 digital band but cant pick up any of the others even when I try to manually store. Is there a problem with my aerial or is this due to trees etc. ?

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KMJ,Derby
sentiment_satisfiedGold

10:33 PM

Tim: According to the Digital UK postcode checker you have a choice of either Hannington which delivers four muxes with good reception until 29th June 2011 when MuxC and MuxD will have a power increase giving all six muxes. Alternatively Crystal Palace gives good reception on Mux1,A and B;variable reception on Mux2 and poor reception on muxes C,D and HD.....For Hannington use a group B aerial with rods horizontal pointing at 288degrees. For Crystal Palace use a group A aerial set for horizontal polarisation at 75 degrees.

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Saturday, 23 April 2011
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Pedro dd
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

9:28 PM
Marlborough

Based on previous posts, Guildford is actually a comparatively powerful relay. You get ones like dorking that pump out some 7w.

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Saturday, 7 May 2011
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kieran r
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

10:03 AM
Basingstoke

how comes i cant use Guildford tv transmitter i point my aerial and rescan and 12 channales appear this tv transmitter is pointless pleas comment if u think that to

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kieran r's 32 posts GB flag
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Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:36 AM

kieran r: Use the Hannington transmitter, not Guildford at your location, you are not predicted to get any signal from the Guildford transmitter.

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