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The symbol shows the location of the Kings Lynn (Norfolk, England) transmitter which serves 3,300 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 Kings Lynn (Norfolk, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Kings Lynn 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
C41+ (634.2MHz)100mDTG-300W
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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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C44 (658.0MHz)100mDTG-300W
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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
C47 (682.0MHz)100mDTG-300W
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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?

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The Kings Lynn (Norfolk, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: U&Yesterday, 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Al Jazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, DMAX, E4 Extra, YAAAS!, Film4 +1, Food Network, GREAT! action, GREAT! movies, GREAT! romance, GREAT! romance mix, 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, U&Dave, U&Dave ja vu, U&Drama +1, U&W.

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 Kings Lynn transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look East (East) 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Norwich NR2 1BH, 59km east-southeast (109°)
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, 59km east-southeast (109°)
to ITV Anglia (East) region - 26 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Anglia (West)

How will the Kings Lynn (Norfolk, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-136 Jun 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 9 Nov 11 and 23 Nov 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 339W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-0.5dB) 300W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Tacolneston 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. Kings Lynn 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.

Monday, 19 September 2016
Transmitter engineering

12:09 AM

KINGS LYNN transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 153,057 posts xx flag
Monday, 18 December 2017

11:05 PM

A. Nimmo: The TV Licence is not a subscription and does not entitle you to reception of any particular channels. The only broadcasters that receive funding from the TV Licence are the BBC and S4C, whose channels are available from every transmitter in the UK (Welsh transmitters only for S4C). Other channels are provided by commercial broadcasters and have no requirement to serve any particular location. Perhaps you could expand on your comment in more suitable language (given that the contributors to this website have no connection with any broadcaster and offer help/advice out of their own good will). A full post code would allow us to see what your predicted coverage is and which transmitters are available at your location.

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StevensOnln1's 3,653 posts GB flag
Friday, 19 January 2018
Lucy mendonca
6:56 PM

My freeview has been out for 6 days, no channels whatsoever and nothing picked up on a separate portable aerial. I live in West Lynn, Kings Lynn and have never not been able to get a single channel. Have cancelled TV licence for the time being. I don't think it's an aerial issue as the usually trusty portable also failed to pick up a single channel and it ALWAYS picks up at least a couple of BBC channels. Don't really know who to call aside from TV engineer to come and diagnose the problem. ..

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Lucy mendonca's 1 post GB flag

7:11 PM

Lucy mendonca: There are no faults showing for the Kings Lynn transmitter but if you provide a full postcode we'll be able to see which transmitters serve your exact location, predicted signal strength and your distance from the transmitter etc. Have you checked whether any of your neighbours are experiencing the same problem? I'm not sure why you think cancelling your TV Licence will achieve anything as it is a licence to receive television broadcasts via any method, not a subscription to receive any particular transmissions.

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StevensOnln1's 3,653 posts GB flag
Monday, 22 January 2018
Alan Partirdge
9:43 AM

Lucy mendonca: Kings Lynn was off air due to a power failure for one day last week.

I will hazard a guess that, despite every warning not to - you retuned your TV while the fault was present, and havent retuned again since

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Alan Partirdge's 16 posts GB flag
Alan Partidge
9:48 AM

A. Nimmo: Wow, how lucky you are that out of the majority of East Anglia on the 18th, including the TV transmitter site, you actually had power! There were hundreds of power outages across the region that day, including the vast majority of the Kings Lynn area, including the transmitter. Roads were blocked by fallen trees, children off as schools closed, and the emergency services stretched to the limit, and the electricity company engineers working their rears off to restore power, first to vulnerable people.

But im sure they are most humbly appologetic that you had to suffer a few hours without telly. But at least you could light and heat your home, unlike so many others.

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Alan Partidge's 16 posts GB flag
Friday, 22 February 2019
7:05 PM
King's Lynn

Postcode PE30 4ST. The past two days there has been problems with BBC 1 and BBC 2. One minute there is a great picture, the next the picture breaks up and then the message 'No Signal' and then its back to normal. Why is this? I have retuned several times.

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RICK's 6 posts GB flag
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Saturday, 23 February 2019
Stewart Wicklow
12:39 PM
King's Lynn

Hi,Just moved to Heacham anglia signal works some times but will break up and freeze from 9.30 pm ,then lose
signal completely . PE31 7AB.

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Sunday, 24 February 2019

10:49 AM

Stewart Wicklow:

According to the Digital UK Coverage Checker, at your location you are unlikely to get any decent signals carrying Angklia services, see Coverage Checker - Detailed View

The best source is Belmont in North Lincolnshire, but all the transmitters that carry Anglia services are shown as variable or poor.

In addition, the current high pressure is causing signal reception problems across the country.

Check that your aerial is a wideband type and that all the connections are in good condition. Unplug and refit all coaxial plugs/sockets.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts PT flag
Thursday, 2 January 2020
Transmitter engineering

4:58 AM

KINGS LYNN transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 2019-12-29 22:22:46 until 2019-12-29 22:22:46. Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 2019-12-29 10:17:11 until 2019-12-29 10:17:11. . [BBC]

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