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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 However, these have not been withdrawn.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

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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
Wednesday, 19 January 2011
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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Colin
8:32 PM
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Well this thread has set my mind at rest. I was wondering why our brand spanking Panasonic L32S20B was not finding any HD channels, when various Web sites said the Lichfield AKA Hints AKA Hopwas transmitter was supposed to be doing the biz. And the guy who fitted our aerial recently had commented that he was swamped with people asking why they couldn't get HD any more (since sometime in December). Hey ho, just have to wait for Sutton to come on line; have found two or three dates for that, so far.

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Briantist
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8:37 PM

Colin: One date - Wednesday 21st September 2011
- for date when Freeview HD starts on Sutton Coldfield. Freeview on Sutton Coldfield TV transmitter | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice .

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Thursday, 20 January 2011
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Matt
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1:21 PM

Hi Briantist,

I wonder if you can help me.
We live 18 miles from Lichfield and use this for analogue 5 and freeview hd.
I hear people have been having problems with hd.
On my Samsung TV it says signal 64% but the 'bit error rate' is at 2000 (which is the max) and so it does not display anything.

Is there any way to reduce the error rate?

Thanks for your time.

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Briantist
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5:12 PM

Matt: I would suggest you have a look at Single frequency interference | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice for some ideas.

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Matt
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5:35 PM

Hi Briantist,

Whilst I realise not everything is cut and dry. I have done the things you link to.

The tv is standalone and has no other rf devices connected to it.
I have a wideband aerial connected to a distribution amp in the loft. We do get electrical interference from road vehicles. But this has always been there. Without major rewiring and cost we cannot put the aerial on the roof.

I was reading on here that the Lichfield transmitter is directional to north and south?
I live south east it appears at le10.

Would a ferrite core thing help in anyway?

Thanks.

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Monday, 24 January 2011
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Matt
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9:01 PM
Hinckley

Hi Briantist,

By the way I tried a couple of ferrite's around our coax and appeared to make no difference whatsoever.

I remember when tuning in the tv I was picking up ch 33 from Waltham which we do not use (fringe area) and doing a manual scan on 34 from Lichfield for the HD channels.
I am wondering if 33 from Waltham is having an effect on 34 from Lichfield? with regards to the error rate and interferance.
Would there be anyway to block out 33 from Waltham?
Just for me of course :D

Thanks.

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Wednesday, 26 January 2011
Briantist
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9:31 AM

Matt: There isn't a way to filter out the signals from Waltham and The Wrekin on C33 or C35, and keep C34.

You would probably be best advised to hang on for switchover, or perhaps add Freesat HD to your system.

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Wednesday, 2 February 2011
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john
8:24 PM

I have a Humax HDR-Fox T2 Freeview+HD pvr and live about 8 miles SSE of Birmingham. Until early in January the HD reception on channels 50-54 was faultless. Now the picture and sound frequently breaks up. Is this a permanent feature until Digital Day or is is due to temporary work on the transmitter. We record most of what we watch and if there is a HD problem it's too late to watch the same program on channels 1-4 etc.

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Briantist
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8:44 PM

john: There have been no changes to the transmitter at all. Can you please have a look at Freeview intermittent interference | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice ?

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