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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?

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
C27 (522.0MHz)175mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) East Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 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
Channel icons
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, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (Central west),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C21+ (474.2MHz)175mDTG-6400W
Channel icons
72 Shopping Quarter , 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, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 V max
C33 (570.0MHz)175mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
 CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 28 ITV2 +1, 31 5STAR, 32 Paramount Network, 41 GREAT! movies action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 55 5SELECT, 57 ITVBe +1, 58 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 73 Drama +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 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, 30 4Music, 35 pick, 39 Quest Red, 42 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 56 Smithsonian Channel, 69 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 82 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C48 (690.0MHz)175mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
23 Dave ja vu, 26 Yesterday, 33 GREAT! movies, 38 DMAX, 40 CBS Justice, 43 HGTV, 67 CBS Drama, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 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 11 Freeview HD channels?

the effected 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: BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Quest HD, Forces TV, FreeSports, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, Quest Red +1, RT HD.

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 - 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.

Comments
Thursday, 3 March 2011
M
Matt
6:34 PM

Tuned to waltham transmitter but currently getting little or no digital signal whatsoever, also analogue signal is rather poor. My aerial was checked last year and was told that signal strength was fine bit the coax was replaced due to water ingress. Still getting horrible signal break up.

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Friday, 4 March 2011
Sunday, 6 March 2011
K
Keith Walker
6:52 PM
Mansfield

I have a roof aerial which is pointing towards the Yorkshire transmitter as we were told the signal was too weak from the Nottingham one when it was installed. We get all programmes but some are weaker than others. My question is can I now have it pointed to the Nottingham transmitter in order to get local news? Someone told me that the Notts transmitter will broadcast in HD this month is this true? Will the signal be stronger?

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Keith Walker's 1 post GB
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:54 PM

Keith Walker: Yes, you have to point at the appropriate transmitter to get the local news service.

Freeview HD starts from Nottingham on Wednesday 13th April 2011.

See "Comparison of analogue and digital signal levels" for details of the signal strength - basically 40W increases to 400W per multiplex.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Saturday, 12 March 2011
R
Ryan
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

4:21 AM
Alfreton

Recently heard Nottingham transmitter will be switching before Sutton Coldfield.
When I put my aerial up I couldn't receive a good enough picture via the Nottingham transmitter. Just wondering, Briantist, with the transmitter being made more powerful, would I be likely to pick up a good signal from the transmitter?

I'm in the Alfreton (Derbyshire) area.

Thanks.



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Ryan's 39 posts GB
Sunday, 13 March 2011
M
Mike Dimmick
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

2:10 AM
Reading

Ryan: your best bet will be to stick with the Sutton Coldfield transmitter. You're not expected to get any service from Nottingham, because there's a big hill in the way.

If you really want East Midlands news, you could use the Ambergate relay once that switches over in August, but you'd lose the commercial multiplexes, unless you got two aerials and a diplexer to combine signals from both aerials onto one cable.

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB
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PETER RADFORD
11:12 AM

When does 'Nottingham KIMBERLEY' commence transmitting HD Channels ?

Regards,

PETER

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PETER RADFORD's 1 post GB
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ian, notts
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

12:05 PM

ryan, i work in your area and have managed to get waltham in areas of alfreton on s/coldfield, even near watchorn! but i would advise waiting till end of switcuover or going freesat on one tv ?

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ian, notts's 253 posts GB
Thursday, 17 March 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:25 AM

PETER RADFORD: As above Wednesday 13th April 2011.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
J
John8
12:16 PM

I am currently receiving reasonable quality reception from the Nottingham transmitter before the switchover and the increase in power of the digital muxes.
A retune is required on 30th March and on 13th April as confirmed on this website.
I read that another re-tune is required on 24th August and on 27th September.
Up until the September re-tune it is predicted that I will get good reception of 62 channels with 4 HD. Afer September it is predicted I will get good reception of only 18 channels, 4 HD and variable on 44 channels. Are they reducing the transmitter power after September?
Information source:-
TV Re-tune
(NG35QB)

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