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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 25/09/2023 Screen may go black 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, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 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, 109 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! Movies Action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 69 HorrorXtra, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 203 CITV, 208 Pop Player, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 16 others

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C36 (594.0MHz)175mDTG-8400W
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 Smithsonian Channel, 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, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 71 That's 60s, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 70s, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

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C48 (690.0MHz)175mDTG-8400W
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 Quest Red +1,  Classic Hits, 12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! romance, 73 HobbyMaker, 76 That's 80s, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 83 Together TV, 84 PBS America, 90 Together TV +1, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 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.

Monday, 25 April 2011

10:02 PM

Paul Parkin/Brian: I can't explain it, I can just say that lots of people are reporting the problem. It appears that there is a HD transmission, but there seems to be no data in it.

Please report this to the BBC as they will need to deal with it - Broadcaster complaints details | - independent free digital TV advice has the link.

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10:04 PM

Michael: I can only run with the information provided, that's why it says "The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Nottingham transmitter.". This doesn't mean, and it does not say that, there are no faults, it means there are none showing up on the BBC or Digital UK systems.

You are correct, the public do not have a contract with Arqiva, only the broadcasters do.

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10:06 PM

Thanks Brian.. Lets hope it gets sorted. Much appreciated fast replies.

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Brian's: mapB's Freeview map terrainB's terrain plot wavesB's frequency data B's Freeview Detailed Coverage
Tuesday, 26 April 2011
Stewart Crowe
11:43 AM

Stewart from Nottingham- Lost Feeview HD, got it back, lost it-I spent hours on Sat, Sun and Monday being told to reboot the TV-I have the latest Sony LED 3d HD Freeview model-exactly the same experience-no faults showing-but it is OBVIOUSLY faulty transmission. The lack of updated useful coherent information is pretty disgraceful, though staff at both Digital UK and BBC tried very hard to be helpful. Very frustrating-I changed TV to get Freeview HD!!! Not an uspicious start!

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12:53 PM

Stewart Crowe: It would appear that the fault is not showing up on the system. I suspect that this is because there is still an actual DVB-T2 transmission, but it seems to contain no data.

I suspect that this is not being picked up by the automatic monitoring equipment, and therefore Digital UK and the BBC can't see it.

As I said above, report the problem to the BBC and when enough people complain they escalate the problem.

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Tom Howes
2:46 PM

Here's hoping that now that the bank holiday weekend has finished these problems might get resolved!
I've just contacted the BBC (03700 100222), who weren't much use, and channel 4 (0845 0760191) as I've noticed a lot of pixelation on channel 4.
The BBC did say that they were aware that there were problems in this area and didn't want to go through the standard questions so they must have someone looking into it.

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Stewart Crowe
3:02 PM

I got the same BBC comments as Tom Howes- they now know there is a definite problem, but there are no updates about it on any of the info sites-Digital UK, BBC etc. which is pretty shoddy in my view. The advice is =keep trying periodic rescans until it comes back (if it comes back!)-not saying which day though!!As a result of rescans, reboots etc I've no longer got channel buttons for 50-54, so it WILL be rescans each time! 15.00 26/04-still not on! Drat-thanks for all the helpful comments though-now I know it's not the TV Tuner!

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Tom Howes
3:34 PM

I've just had an email from the BBC, it appears their computer says there isn't a fault so there can't be one. It must be a problem with my aerial / tv / decoder...

'Compu'er says nooooo....' springs to mind!

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Stewart Crowe
3:54 PM

Well, well-I to got an e-mail-this despite their telephone service assuring me there WAS a know problem-talk about a waste of time and space-content follows-
Dear Mr Crowe

Reference CAS-726037-378F30

Thanks for contacting the BBC.

I understand you've encountered problems with your HD reception recently.

The Digital UK postcode checker suggest HD is only available from the Nottingham transmitter so is entirely possible that you are now tuned into a site which doesn't carry the service such as Belmont. If so, I'd try manually retuning your receiver. The following links should prove helpful if you are unsure of the process:

Postcode Checker - Trade View

TV Re-tune uploads

Although it is worth noting that atmospheric pressure may have weakened your signal from Nottingham, causing you to temporarily lose it.

Another possibility is an issue with some aspect of your equipment. If this is the case, I'd suggest having a professional aerial installer, ideally registered with the Confederation of Aerial Industries (CAI) to assess the situation:

Aerial installers and satellite engineers - Confederation of Aerial Industries

Our reception advice website also provides details of how to identify and troubleshoot commonly encountered issues:

BBC - Help receiving TV and radio

(Please note we are not responsible for the content of any non-BBC websites.)

I hope this information helps to clarify the situation and I'm grateful to you for taking the time to raise your concerns with us and I'd like to assure you that we value your feedback highly.

Kind Regards

James Kelly
BBC Audience Services

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Left hand, right hand-so nw we know-we are ALL tuned in to the wrong transmitter and/or our equipment is faulty.No signal yet-15.54pm

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Tom Howes
4:04 PM

Have just spoken to a very helpful man at Arqiva (who incidentally said don't believe everything that you read on this forum but the guy who runs it - Briantist - his advice is 'pretty sound'!).

Anyway, the man from Arqiva is looking into it. He admitted it sounded a little odd as I've got 2 independent freeview hd sources, both of which stopped working at the same time. He certainly didn't seen to be aware of a problem and said that nothing was changed over the bank holiday, but he did accept that it wouldn't affect many people at this stage and that might explain why they hadn't heard. He also suggested that I retune my decoder without the aerial in, then retune it again with it back in to completely wipe the memory, which I've done to no avail.

He said he'd ring me back in a bit so I'll let you know how I get on!

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