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The symbol shows the location of the Madingley (Cambridge) (Cambridgeshire, 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 Madingley (Cambridge) (Cambridgeshire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Madingley (Cambridge) 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
nandB
C (306.0MHz)0mDTG-30W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) East, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 15 others

PSB2
D3+4
nandB
C (306.0MHz)0mDTG-30W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Anglia (West micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Anglia east), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
nandB
C (306.0MHz)0mDTG-60W
Channel icons
86 More4 +1, 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,

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 61 Freeview channels?

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The Madingley (Cambridge) (Cambridgeshire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5SELECT, 5Spike, 5STAR, 5STAR +1, 5USA, 5USA +1, Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, Freesports, Home, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Quest HD, Movies4Men, NOW 80s, Now 90s, Paramount Network, PBS America, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sewing Quarter, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel HD, Sony Movie Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together, True Entertainment, True Movies, Yesterday, YourTV.

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 Madingley (Cambridge) transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look East (East) 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Norwich NR2 1BH, 97km east-northeast (59°)
to BBC East region - 27 masts.
70% of BBC East (East) and BBC East (West) is shared output
regional news image
ITV Anglia News 1.0m homes 3.7%
from Norwich NR1 3JG, 97km east-northeast (59°)
to ITV Anglia (West) region - 5 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Anglia (East)

How will the Madingley (Cambridge) (Cambridgeshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-1730 Jun 2018-
VHFA B C/D E K T VHFA K TA K TB E K TB E K TB E K TB E K T
C2BBCtvwaves
C34C5wavesC5waves
C40_local_local_local_local

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 2020 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 30 Mar 11 and 13 Apr 11.

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

Analogue 1-5 5kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Sandy Heath 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. Madingley (Cambridge) 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

Comments
Saturday, 14 December 2013
T
Threeputts
9:17 PM

emmawright:

We live in the same area & had problems this week as well. All OK now apart from the HD channels. Is that the same for you?

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emmawright
9:36 PM
Cambridge

emmawright:

Thanks for the replies.

It's a block of flats with a communal aerial. Haven't been able to speak to any neighbours yet.

I have tried moving the offending tv into another house in same street and it's working fine there. Have also tried another tv in original location and that works much better but I did see one pixelation issue in 10 mins.

It sounds like there is a general reception issue in the area atm though, just a shame the biggest tv seems to handle it worst. do you think a 4g filter or signal booster might help given the above info ?





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Saturday, 11 July 2015
R
Richard in Norwich
sentiment_satisfiedGold

5:25 PM
Norwich

Just browsing the Internet this afternoon. I am looking for a printed map of the ITV Anglia region, Brian, to display iin my living room, but it would appear that such a thing cannot be purchased Correct me if you know differently!
I don't have any Freeview reception issues currently, thank you!

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Richard in Norwich's 453 posts GB
Friday, 21 August 2015
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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

8:44 PM

Briantist: Just wondered if any info has been released as yet, with regards to the radiation pattern of the new Madingley Mux?, as I was unable to find any info on it in this respect.

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