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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.

This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Nottingham (Nottinghamshire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Nottingham transmitter broadcast?

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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
C27 (522.0MHz)175mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
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, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C24 (498.0MHz)175mDTG-3400W
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3 ITV (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, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Central west),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C21+ (474.2MHz)175mDTG-6400W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD Midlands ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 V max
C33 (570.0MHz)175mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! movies action, 46 Channel 5 +1, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 74 Dave ja vu, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 203 CITV, 208 Pop Player, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C36 (594.0MHz)175mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C48 (690.0MHz)175mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
 FreeSports, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 91 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 others

LNG
 V -6dB
C50 (706.0MHz)175mDTG-12100W
Channel icons
from 27th May 2014: 7 Notts TV,

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
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)

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview HD channels?


The Nottingham (Nottinghamshire, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: .

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? 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 (118°)
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
A K TA K TA K TW TW T
C21BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves+BBCBBBCB
C24ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4
C27BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C31C4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C33SDN
C34C5wavesC5waves
C36ArqA
C44_local
C48ArqBArqB
C50tv_offLNG
C51tv_offSDN
C52tv_offArqA

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - 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 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.

Comments
Tuesday, 26 July 2022
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Ted Slater
9:15 AM
Nottingham

Chris.SE:

Indeed. The real frustration is knowing that we used to have at leat useable reception on this channel. I didn't give you the full picture of my efforts yesterday but I took the dipole assembly off (it's only a plastic clip) removed the cable connection and pcb, cleaned and reassembled it all. The 2m cable run looks undamaged. I checked the alignment of all the elements (talk about clutching at straws). It all looks great, as you'd see if we could post photos.

Like you, I have to suspect the aerial but really can't justify the effort of replacement when it all looks so new. We are only 5km from the relay and the terrain profile shows nothing between us and it, other than the odd tree.

I would consider reorientating to Sutton if it weren't for the desire to get East Midlands news. Despite the alignment differences, I seem to get a significant signal from there! Walton isn't an option as there is an undeniable topographic obstruction in that direction.

Anyway, many thanks for your time and thoughts. I'll go and fix something I can fix.

Ted

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Ted Slater
9:35 AM
Nottingham

Chris.SE:

I'm going to clamber into the loft again and try swinging the aerial round to Waltham to see what I get.

Desperate times, desperate measures.

Ted

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Chris.SE
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

2:35 PM

Ted Slater:

Hmm, always interesting to see what else you can get.

Now, one question I haven't asked, because of your background I expect subconsciously I might have expected you to have mentioned it if it were so, but are there any new (or changed) mobile phone masts near you?
I'm wondering if there's a strong enough signal, is it getting into your system between the TV and or at the Distribution amp? If so, might it desensitise the TV tuner especially at the top end?
How easy would it be to try the filter at the back of the TV with the aerial coupled direct to the downlead (amp off)?

More straw clutching - is there an unused VHF input on the distribution amp? If so, try a shorted plug on the input, who knows what interference may get in there!

As you have a distribution amp, do you have maybe a small(er) TV on a different downlead/output that you could compare strengths/quality between C48 and the other channels? No need for exact figures, just comparisons, nor exact comparisons with the main TV.

If you have a smaller TV, how easy would it be to take it to the loft and connect direct to the aerial (no amp) and try a channel comparison and if need be also with the filter. If not practical could you have such set at the bottom of the loft stairs and have a separate length of coax from the aerial coax to the set?

This could be all straw clutching, but might eliminate any obscure possibilities!

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Wednesday, 27 July 2022
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Ted Slater
6:40 PM
Nottingham

Chris.SE:

I thought I had replied yesterday but I can't now see that post.

It was just to say that out of sheer frustration, I am going to try pointing the aerial at Waltham - we want E Midlands options.

The aerial looks fine and all connections measure as perfect. There's ;its;e else to do.

Ted

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Chris.SE
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6:53 PM

Ted Slater:

Trying my suggestions will eliminate certain things and prove others without any shadow of doubt!
Sometimes what appears to be obvious turns out not to be :(

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Saturday, 30 July 2022
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Chris.SE
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

1:37 AM

Ted Slater:

Recent conversation here on the Nottingham page is on p53. Some links are opening on p7 !!!

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