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The symbol shows the location of the Lowestoft (Suffolk, 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 Lowestoft (Suffolk, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Lowestoft 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
C32- (561.8MHz)51mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) East, 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
C35- (585.8MHz)51mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
3 ITV (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, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Anglia east),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C48 (690.0MHz)51mDTG-6400W
Channel icons
74 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South 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 Lowestoft (Suffolk, 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 Lowestoft transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look East (East) 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Norwich NR2 1BH, 35km west-northwest (295°)
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, 34km west-northwest (296°)
to ITV Anglia (East) region - 26 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Anglia (West)

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

1984-971997-981998-20112011-137 Feb 2018
A B C/D E K T VHFA B C/D E K T VHFA B C/D E K T VHFC/D E TK T
C32BBCA
C35D3+4
C48BBCB
C56tv_offBBCB
C58tv_off-BBCA
C60tv_off-D3+4

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 9 Nov 11 and 23 Nov 11.

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

BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 400W

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. Lowestoft 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
Sunday, 12 June 2011
M
marie
2:25 PM
Lowestoft

I bought a television with in-built freeview, but cannot get any signal at all. I also do not have good signal for analogue channels. This is very frustrating. Is there anything I can do to watch television? Would an indoor aerial be effective.

My postcode is NR33 0QQ

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KMJ,Derby
sentiment_satisfiedGold

6:14 PM

marie: The Digital UK postcode checker shows that you can expect very little by way of Freeview reception at your location. A good outdoor aerial might just about deliver a signal on Mux1 and MuxC from Tacolneston. After switchover reception is still not very good. Tacolneston offers poor reception on all six muxes, and a new transmitter at Lowestoft, which enters service at switchover offering the 3 PSB muxes only (Freeview Lite), deteriorates to variable reception in 2012. You might find satellite reception to be the most reliable option for tv viewing.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB
Monday, 5 September 2011
Lee
12:13 AM

Hi Marie, I am also in Lowestoft, I can see from your postcode depending on what part of the road you live but if near the bridge, reception will be poor. although in November the Tacolneston Transmitter that serves us at the moment, the power will be increased, so it may improve your reception.

Or at worse the new Lowestoft Relay which also comes on in November will only output some channels and not all, with 400Watts output will easily cover you. I live near the college, so I will get it on a wet piece of string! but doubt ill use it as I have Sky and Freesat and freeview from Tacolneston

Good Luck

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Lee's 5 posts GB
Thursday, 20 October 2011
A
angela sharman
12:57 PM

Hi am living in Lowestoft and for 2 days my freeview signal is non existant. I have done several freeview resets but to no avail. My aerial is fine so have run out of options.

Please can you help.



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angela sharman's 1 post GB
Monday, 28 November 2011
L
Lee
10:56 AM
Lowestoft

i now have reception issues since this lowestoft relay has gone live!! i have now lost UHF CH59 from Tacolneston as the Lowestoft Relay uses CH60, i now get my ITV etc from Lowestoft and it drops out!! im too close to the lowestoft relay!! looks like an attenuator needs to go inline, serves me right for having a masthead preamp and booster in the loft!
Now if i take aerial out, and use a piece of wire, Volia! i can get ITV CH5 from Lowestoft without dropout!

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Lee's 9 posts GB
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:22 AM

Lee: I see that the new Lowestoft relay effectively replaced a self-help one on the same site:

mb21 - The Transmission Gallery

Presumably the college blocks sight of Tacolneston for those living behind it.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Wednesday, 30 November 2011
L
Lee
6:03 PM
Lowestoft

that is correct dave, I live on the south side of the college, doesnt affect my signals from tacolneston, well!!!! until switchover!! Lowestoft UHF now attenuates my signal from Tacolneston a lot!! i now get no signal on CH55 nor CH59!!!

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Lee's 9 posts GB
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Lee
6:04 PM
Lowestoft

and I was the one who uploaded some of the pics for the relay :-) on MB21 the link u supplied above

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Lee's 9 posts GB
Tuesday, 6 December 2011
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

4:17 PM

Lee: It is highly likely that those near to relays will have their aerials directed at its parent.

Is this poor planning? Should relays not use neighbouring channels to that of their parent?

I guess you can't even fit a filter because there is not empty channel between the one you want and the one you don't want.

The only suggestion is if you can mount the aerial such that your building acts as a (sufficient) screen for the Lowestoft but still permits receipt of Tacolneston's signals.

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