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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.

 V max
C27 (522.0MHz)175mDTG-400W
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, 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?

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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.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

5:17 AM

anthony: What is your postcode?- so a check can be made on which transmitters you are likely to be able to receive signals from. At present only Kimberley is transmitting HD in Nottinghamshire. Belmont begins on 17th August 2011, Waltham begins on 31st August 2011 and Emley Moor begins on 21st September 2011.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB flag
Sunday, 7 August 2011
12:25 PM

I have a tv with built- in freeview and live in the ng2 area area of nottinghan and I can only get bbc channels no itv or channel 4. I have done a new installation retune but still same will more come on when the changeover happens in Augustor should I have them now please?

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lesley's 1 post GB flag
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1:37 PM

lesley: Going by what you it would suggest you are receiving Freeview from Waltham, and the trade predictor indicates you should have good reception.

I have to say that nothing is presently indicated as far as any problems existing with Walthams ITV1 etc, but just for a test carry out a manual scan on Ch31 as thats the Mux transmitter for ITV1 / Channel 4 etc.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Mike Dimmick

8:18 PM

lesley: When watching news on BBC One, do you get the East Midlands service, or the West Midlands service from Birmingham? If it's the latter, your aerial probably points south-west to Sutton Coldfield rather than south-east to Waltham or north-west to the Nottingham relay.

The Digital UK trade predictor reckons that you should get a better service from Waltham or Nottingham rather than Sutton Coldfield right now, and even after Waltham switches over (17/31 August) and Sutton Coldfield does (7/21 September).

Nottingham has already switched over - no analogue services - but the three commercial multiplexes are on low power. Retune on the 24th of August for ArqB, and the 27th of September for SDN and ArqA. If you can still receive analogue, you must be getting it from a different transmitter.

If you find you have a different news service on digital from that on analogue, your digital box may have tuned into a different transmitter from the one your aerial is pointing at. Check whether you have another version of the channels at number 800 or so, or anywhere else in the programme guide. If you do, see Digital Region Overlap for ideas of how to correct this.

Digital UK's prediction shows 100% across the board from Waltham, which indicates very strong signals. If you're sure you're using that transmitter, it's possible that you have too much signal. If you have a booster or amplifier, try removing it. If that doesn't help, try adding an attenuator. You should do a full retune each time you change something, so that the box doesn't keep incorrect information around.

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB flag
Ian Bradley
9:44 PM

The aerial(dual)is mounted outside. My question is why does the signal quality keep going to zero, signal strength stays about 97-100. This is more pronounced on psb2.

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Ian Bradley's 1 post GB flag
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Monday, 8 August 2011

7:42 AM

Ian Bradley: Not sure what you mean by a "dual" aerial.

If the signal "strength" meter is around 100%, then you have too strong a signal. If you have a booster or amplifier, remove it from your system.

If you don't, fit an attenuator, they cost around a fiver.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Thursday, 11 August 2011
ian winter
9:44 AM

Shocking reception on NG12 2FJ last night / this morning.. Pics keep breaking up on anything but four major channels. Aerial on roof. This is not an infrequent occurance. Aerial of latest spec and recently checked. I am really disappointed with the digital signal. Will this improve or are we stuck with these issues

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ian winter's 1 post GB flag
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10:02 AM

ian winter: It really depends where your aerial points.

Sutton Coldfield will go from being "marginal reception" to "full power" on 21st September 2011.

Waltham will go from "poor" to "full power" by 12th October 2011, and be good on 5/6 services by 31st August.

Nottingham offers "good" reception, but this will not improve and you will only get the public services with a decent signal.

I'm not sure what you mean by "aerial of latest spec", but you don't need anything special as long as it is roof mounted.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Friday, 12 August 2011
1:46 PM

Can you help? I have installed a wide band UHF ariel and retuned my freeview box. However I'm now picking up BBC lincoln/NE News instead of my previous East Midlands Central News. Tried retuned manual channel 49 for BBC channels still no success, why?

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jamesanthony's 2 posts GB flag
Mike Dimmick

2:31 PM

jamesanthony: The Belmont transmitter has just started switchover, and therefore the BBC service. It's possible you would have had the issue even if you hadn't retuned.

If you want to use the Nottingham transmitter, the aerial should be set up with its elements going up-and-down rather than side-to-side. There should be enough cross-polar rejection to ignore the signals from Belmont. For 'X' type aerials you want the Xs to be standing up rather than laying on their sides - narrow rather than tall.

Your box might be one which won't discard channels it thinks it already has - you will have to delete the BBC channels so that it actually stores the manual-tuning results. If your box doesn't have a delete feature you'll have to unplug the aerial, do a full reset, then plug in after the automatic scan has completed. Then do a manual scan on the frequencies above - note that right now, SDN is on C67, ArqA on C63 and ArqB on C49, at low power.

On 24 August, ArqB moves from C39 to C48 so you will need to retune. Then on 27 September, SDN and ArqA move to their final channels.

Belmont's version on BBC A is on C22, so you can't just plug the aerial in after the scan gets to a certain point.

You haven't said exactly where you are so it's not possible to say whether you'd get better results from a different transmitter.

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