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The symbol shows the location of the High Wycombe (Buckinghamshire, England) transmitter which serves 14,000 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 High Wycombe (Buckinghamshire, England) mast?

HIGH WYCOMBE transmitter - DAB: Off the air due to a fault from 27 Nov 16:14 until 27 Nov 17:20. . BBC


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Which Freeview channels does the High Wycombe 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
C37 (602.0MHz)212mDTG-3100W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) London, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button, plus 15 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C31 (554.0MHz)212mDTG-3100W
Channel icons
3 ITV (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, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (London),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C32 (562.0MHz)212mDTG-6100W
Channel icons
74 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV London), 104 Channel 4 HD London ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 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
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 51 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The High Wycombe (Buckinghamshire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Together TV +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, NOW 80s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movies Action, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday +1.

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 High Wycombe transmitter?

regional news image
BBC London 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London W1A 1AA, 45km east-southeast (106°)
to BBC London region - 55 masts.
regional news image
ITV London News 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London WC1X 8XZ, 47km east-southeast (104°)
to ITV London region - 55 masts.

How will the High Wycombe (Buckinghamshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-1318 Apr 2018
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TA K T
C31D3+4
C32BBCB
C37BBCA
C50tv_offBBCB
C55tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4
C59tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCA
C62BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C65C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
green background for transmission frequencies
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 500W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 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. High Wycombe 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
Wednesday, 4 April 2012
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Sally Gordon
9:03 PM

Since we got up today, we have had a picture but no sound from anything on the tv although DVDs are producing sound. We have sky. Do you think this problem is caused by the digital switchover?

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Dave Lindsay
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9:07 PM

aron: I would count yourself lucky that you can receive directly from Crystal Palace, even if it is at roof level only. Those in the valley that can only receive from High Wycombe transmitter aren't so lucky as they only get limited channels.

If you are in an area where you get a good signal from High Wycombe transmitter, such that a set-top aerial will work, but not where it will pick up Crystal Palace, then you could consider having limited channels on your second set.

For High Wycombe your set-top aerial should be set vertically.

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Friday, 6 April 2012
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David Pinfold
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

7:39 PM
Banbury

Sally Gordon: If you receive all your tv through sky then the digital switchover will not affect you. The most likely explanation for you getting a picture without sound (if the sky box is connected to the tv with a scart lead) is that one of the scart plugs is not properly inserted. They tend to come adrift over time.

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David Pinfold's 42 posts GB
Monday, 9 April 2012
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Jas
5:13 PM

After completing the Switchover, I have lost sound on a number of channels including all itv and e4 channels. The reception has dropped dramatically.

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Saturday, 14 April 2012
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kim stevens
6:45 PM

since switchover 4th april - i have perfect viewing for bbc but absolutely nothing for ant itv channels can you help

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Dave Lindsay
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7:01 PM

kim stevens: Switchover at all transmitters is carried out in two stages, usually two weeks apart.

At the first stage BBC standard definition services go on to full power and two weeks later the rest follow.

So if you're receiving from High Wycombe transmitter, independant channels will become available to you on Wednesday.

By the way, if you do receive your TV from High Wycombe, then you won't get the full Freeview service as it's a Public Service transmitter only.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
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Paul Cogger
8:00 PM
High Wycombe

My aerial is on the roof attached to the chimney. Its around 10 years old. I have retuned and I am receiving the Freeview lite service from the High Wycombe Transmitter. Is there a way I could receive the full Freeview service from Crystal Palace say by installing a taller pole or do I need a new aerial?

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Qwerty
8:17 PM

It could be a coincidence, but I've found during this switchover (both phases) that I've had a constant ringing in my right ear. It could just be tinnitus caused by something else, as I've had it for a few years now, but just recently during this of all times it's suddenly got a lot worse. Is there a high pitched frequency that Freeview uses? and is it possible I can hear it?

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loungelizard
8:47 PM
High Wycombe

I have a vertically polarized aerial on my roof that was originally fitted to receive the four analogue channels from the High Wycombe transmitter. I've not used it for a number of years until today when I thought I'd see which channels it could now pick up with a retune, the answer is all of them, from all six mux! How? What other transmitter could I be picking up west of High Wycombe with a C/D or possibly E aerial? Thanks.

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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

9:11 PM

loungelizard: Hannington looks the most likely for your location albeit that the commercial muxes are indicated as poor, carry out a signal test on BBC1 for purposes of noting the channel number seen associated with the indication and if its Hannington Ch45 should be seen, also try this test on ITV3 and is this case mux Ch41 should be indicated.

If neither of the two channels mentioned are seen come back with the numbers you do see and they can be cross checked.

By the way I realise that you have your aerial vertically mounted, but if a signal is strong it will still be picked up no matter what the polarisation might be, especially if not line of sight.

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