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The symbol shows the location of the Ipswich Stoke (Suffolk, England) transmitter which serves 8,600 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 Ipswich Stoke (Suffolk, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Ipswich Stoke 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.

 V max
C26 (514.0MHz)46mDTG-28W
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1 BBC One (SD) East, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 16 others

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C23 (490.0MHz)46mDTG-28W
Channel icons
3 ITV 1 (SD) (Anglia (East micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Anglia east),

 V max
C34 (578.0MHz)46mDTG-28W
Channel icons
46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD East, 102 BBC Two HD England, 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 44 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
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The Ipswich Stoke (Suffolk, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Al Jazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, YAAAS!, Film4 +1, Food Network, GREAT! action, GREAT! movies, GREAT! romance mix, GREAT! romance, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky Mix, Sky News, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's 90s, That's TV 2, Together TV, TRUE CRIME, TRUE CRIME XTRA, W, 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 Ipswich Stoke transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look East (East) 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Norwich NR2 1BH, 64km north (6°)
to BBC East region - 27 masts.
70% of BBC East (East) and BBC East (West) is shared output
regional news image
ITV Anglia News 0.8m homes 3.2%
from NORWICH NR1 3JG, 64km north (6°)
to ITV Anglia (East) region - 26 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Anglia (West)

How will the Ipswich Stoke (Suffolk, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-131 Aug 2018

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - 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 6 Jul 11 and 20 Jul 11.

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

BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 28W
Analogue 1-4(-6dB) 7W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Sudbury transmitter area

Oct 1959-Feb 2004Anglia 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. Ipswich Stoke 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.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Saturday, 14 May 2011
kevin ward
8:13 AM

hello i have just fitted a new high gain wideband aerial in my friends loft and can get all the freeview channels except itv1 ch4 ch5,will she be able to pick these up on july 20th when the changeover is taking place?in my area, i dont really want to go on the roof to fit aerial,as im no good with heights.the postcode is ip4 5je

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kevin's: ...

8:17 AM

kevin ward: It might, but the problem with loft aerials is it almost impossible to say. You would receive all the services today if you move the aerial to the roof.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Friday, 20 May 2011
12:35 AM

Hi, I'm trying to decide whether to have a high gain aerial fitted to receive freeview. Coverage prediction for IP4 2XD indicates poor reception now, improving during switchover but ultimately declining to variable by 2013.
Spoke to aerial installer who could see no problems when he checked the same site and they've installed to neighbour recently. I would prefer to go with freeview but if reception will be patchy then I'd sooner go with freesat, can anyone help/advise? Thank you.

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Ronald's 8 posts GB flag
Ronald's: mapR's Freeview map terrainR's terrain plot wavesR's frequency data R's Freeview Detailed Coverage

7:50 AM

Ronald: Please go for Freesat, there is no point wasting your money on an aerial upgrade.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Saturday, 21 May 2011
10:35 AM

Thanks for your concise and unambiguous response Braintist! I'm planning on installing a dish myself, see they're cheaply available on Amazon. Has any one any tips on what to go for/avoid? What type of cable/quality should I use? Re. receiver, although not concerned about HD as don't have HD T.V. (should I be - will an SD box become obsolete soon?), see everyone seems to rave about Humax - am I likely to achieve a qualitative difference in terms of reception/ease of use over say A Bush SD box for £20 from Argos?
Thanks again for your help.

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Ronald's 8 posts GB flag
Les Nicol

12:05 PM

Ronaki - If your thinking of installing "Freesat" yourself then your best bet for all that's required is "Satcure" as they will supply you with matched components and correct quality cabling (WF100) in whatever length you require. They also offer good installation guides for those who are DIY installs. Personally I would opt for a Triax TD series 54cm Dish a little more expensive than the bog standard wire mesh type but better quality and much easier to set up. - requires an LNB with a standard 40mm collar. Some of the SKY type are not standard in this respect. In the available SD receiver options I would recommend the Manhattan over the others.

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Les Nicol's 991 posts GB flag
Monday, 23 May 2011
10:34 PM

Thanks for your help Les, site very useful. Could anyone please tell me: I want to use my single tuner hard drive dvd player to record while being able to watch another channel, so understand I'd need two receivers, plus supply another T.V. with a single SD receiver, would a quad LNB supply these needs?i.e. is it one LNB per receiver?

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Ronald's 8 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 24 May 2011

7:57 AM

Ronald: Yes, that's correct, you need one LNB output for each satellite receiver.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 5 July 2011
Mike Dimmick

11:31 PM

Ipswich Stoke will be OFF-AIR from midnight. It is expected to be up-and-running again by mid-morning (the advice to installers says 7am). Ensure that the transmitter is fully running again before tuning in your digital box.

You can find progress reports at Digital UK - Relay transmitter switching times .

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 20 July 2011
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