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There are no longer any television transmissions on the Lichfield (Staffordshire, England) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Lichfield (Staffordshire, England) transmitter. 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 Lichfield (Staffordshire, England) transmitter.

This transmitter is no longer being used for TV

In the past, television services were provided from this transmitter. However, these have not been withdrawn.

Please see the table below for details of the historic used of this transmitter location.

How will the Lichfield (Staffordshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1956-80s1984-971997-981998-20112011-137 Mar 2018-
VHFA B C/D E K T VHFA B E K TA B E K TA B C/D E K T VHFA B C/D E K T VHF
C8ITVwaves
C37C5wavesC5waves

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 7 Sep 11 and 21 Sep 11.

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

Analogue 5 1000kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Sutton Coldfield transmitter area

Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision†
Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1981Associated TeleVision
Jan 1982-Feb 2004Central Independent 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.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Comments
Saturday, 1 January 2011
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J Taylor
1:28 PM
Cannock

Briantist: Thanks for the reply but we can still get ch5 OK. All HD channels no longer work on my Sony TV. How can I find out more info on the Lichfield transmitter, are there any links.

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J Taylor's 6 posts GB
Thursday, 6 January 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

8:16 AM

J Taylor: All the information I have about this transmitter is listed above.

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Tuesday, 11 January 2011
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bobpass
1:08 PM
Swadlincote

Recently purchased digital stream High def. pvr. Am in the Swadlincote area and unable to tune to any HD Channels. I can get CH 5 analog with the best picture of all the analog channels on widebeam aerial. The unit will find 125 SD services On my setup. Tried at another address anout 2 miles away with the same result. Any ideas before I return the unit to retailer.

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Wednesday, 19 January 2011
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Neil
7:48 AM

bobpass, I also live in Swadlincote (DE119DP), and suffer the same problems as you. I have just bought a new Sony kdl32ex403u and it picks up all sd freeview stations, but no HD. I also have very good signal, infact great signal on analogue Chanel 5.

Surely I should be getting the HD channels??

Neil

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Neil's 5 posts US
Briantist
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8:56 AM

Neil: No, you are probably too far from the transmitter to get the weak pre-switchover HD signals. You will get the HD services at switchover.

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Neil
10:46 AM
Swadlincote

Ok, so why dies the digital ok website suggsest otherwise?? Also I'm sure that I have read you say that if you can receive good signal on channel five analogue, you should be able to receive the freeview HD channels??

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Briantist
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11:18 AM

Neil: What, the site that say the signal comes from the wrong transmitter?

Analogue five doesn't predict Freeview HD reception, it is the other way around, no analogue five shows you won't get it.

You might just get Freeview HD with a high-quality rooftop aerial installation, but anything else you are going to have to wait.

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Neil
11:40 AM

Yes i see your point. I just assumed that they used the Sutton coldfield name, to include the Lichfield transmitter as well!!
I guess I'll just have to wait until September then!! I was beggining to think my tv was faulty!!!

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Briantist
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11:43 AM

Neil: I doubt is the set is fault, and it is always worth checking out the Single frequency interference | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice page.

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