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The symbol shows the location of the Nottingham (Nottinghamshire, England) transmitter which serves 74,000 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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Nottingham (Nottinghamshire, England) mast?

Nottingham transmitter - Nottingham transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 20/05/2024 Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels Digital tick

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Which Freeview channels does the Nottingham 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.

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C27 (522.0MHz)175mDTG-400W
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1 BBC One (SD) East Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 17 others

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C24 (498.0MHz)175mDTG-400W
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3 ITV 1 (SD) (Central (East micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Central west),

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C21+ (474.2MHz)175mDTG-400W
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46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD East Midlands, 102 BBC Two HD England, 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD Midlands ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

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C33 (570.0MHz)175mDTG-8400W
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20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 38 Channel 5 +1, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 83 Together TV, 91 WildEarth, 93 ITVBe +1, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 30 others

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C36 (594.0MHz)175mDTG-8400W
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11 Sky Mix, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 Sky Arts, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 65 That's TV 2, 70 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 90s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 others

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C48 (690.0MHz)175mDTG-8400W
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12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! romance, 56 That's TV (UK), 63 GREAT! romance mix, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 18 others

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C44 (658.0MHz)175mDTG-12100W
Channel icons
from 27th May 2014: 7 Notts TV,

DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

The Nottingham (Nottinghamshire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .

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 Nottingham transmitter?

regional news image
BBC East Midlands Today 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Nottingham NG2 4UU, 9km east-southeast (117°)
to BBC East Midlands region - 17 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 72km southwest (218°)
to ITV Central (East) region - 17 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (West)

How will the Nottingham (Nottinghamshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-134 Mar 2020

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 30 Mar 11 and 13 Apr 11.

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

Analogue 1-5 2kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 400W
LNG(-13dB) 100W
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-17dB) 40W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Nottingham 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. Nottingham 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.

Sunday, 4 August 2013
12:45 PM

Am i correct in assuming the Nottingham transmitter will not be carrying the proposed new HD versions of BBC 3/4 News 24 etc which would be a shame as i understand Nottingham is no longer a relay but a digital transmitter in its own right
I see they will be available from Waltham and Sutton Coldfield but unfortunately reception from these transmitters is very poor at my address

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Anthony's 3 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 7 August 2013
10:48 AM

You show the True Entertainment channel, number 61, as being included in the COM6 / ArqB MUX, on channel 48, but I am receiving it in COM4 / SDN on channel 51.

(I checked on your site first to see which MUX I needed to rescan manually, and when rescanning channel 48 did not find True Entertainment, I had to do a full auto rescan of all channels to get it which meant having to set all my timers all over again.).

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KateR's 2 posts GB flag
11:31 AM

KateR: I believe you are correct the new True Entertainment channel seems to be on COM4 rather than COM6, this is reflected on DTGs MUX listings:

DTG :: DTT Services by Multiplex

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KGB's 2 posts GB flag
Sunday, 10 November 2013
Charles Faulkner
6:55 PM

Hi. I'm completely new here, but I have to ask very kindly if you could remove the telephone number mentioned in Stewart Crowe's post 3 up from here.

That number belongs to Arqiva, that's correct - but it's an Ex-Directory number given to members of Arqiva's viewer panel, and as we are all instructed each year in the operations letter, it must not be published openly to anyone.
This is simply because if everyone has it, Emley Moor would be overrun every time Freeview goes down. They need a few specific "this is what's gone, this is which mux(es) are off" etc, rather than people asking "my telly's not working, what's wrong???".

Sorry to be a spoilsport, but your help would be welcomed. Thanks!

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Charles Faulkner's 1 post GB flag
Saturday, 23 November 2013
12:54 AM

What degree angle do I point my aireal for the Nottingham transmitter , my post code is DE3 0sa ?

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Adrian's 1 post GB flag
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Dave Lindsay

12:41 PM

Adrian: It's on a bearing of 68 degrees. Remember your compass uses Magnetic North which varies slightly by location rather than True North or Grid North.

I would suggest that you won't get a usuable signal from Nottingham, but instead should use Waltham, which is at 103 degrees and also carries East Midlands programmes.

Nottingham is vertically polarised and Waltham is horizontally polarised.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Friday, 31 January 2014
john cliff
7:10 PM

nottingham has started today jan radiate local tv tests on ch.791 and 792 . signal quality 100 percent strength 55 percent .not bad as the predicted radiation pattern is not in my direction.

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john cliff's 4 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 6 May 2014
jenny jones
4:54 PM

Im having some trouble witn free view in long eaton nottingham the signal keepd dropping out is there a fault it has been like this now for 3 days

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jenny jones's 1 post GB flag
Wednesday, 7 May 2014
Claire T
7:53 PM

I am living in the Gedling area of Nottingham and have had issues re: interference with Freeview for last 3/4 days. The picture and sound on all channels is breaking up, and at some points the picture is lost completely and all I see is a black screen with 'No Signal'. I have not been made aware of any likely interference issues. Have seen the post from Jenny @ Long Eaton who isn't too far away from my location. I am beginning to think that something must be happening in the area. It would be nice to be forewarned and told how long we can expect this annoying interference for!!??!

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