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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 27/05/2024 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.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011
12:38 PM

I have to manually tune my Humax Freeview box to the Nottingham transmitter, as auto-tune goes to Waltham, which gives me Look North instead of East Midlands news. Nottingham appears to transmit on several channels, some of which seem to be 33, 45 & 49. However, whichever I tune to, I can't get reliable reception on ALL TV channels. Either BBC is good, or Dave is good, or ITV is good. Sometimes the best reception is on channels in the 800s range. How do I get them ALL good, and all on the correct channel numbers (i.e. 1 for BBC1 not 847)?
It's driving me to almost consider cable!

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5:14 PM

Paul : Nottingham presently transmits on Mux channels 27(main BBC) - 24(main ITV) - 67(SDN) - 21(HD services) - 63(ArqA) - 59(ArqB), the latter three mentioned operating on low power (40w) until September / October of this year when they then adopt their final frequencies & powers.

Anyone living in an area where signals can be received from more than one source will always have auto-tune problems unless their box has an area selector incorporated within the tuning menu, and in my experience not that many have, so manual tuning is always required.

Needless to say, anyone who has to use manual tuning should always resist the usual temptation that many have of carrying out a re-scan as soon as they might lose some channels, as this never helps! as all it does is require further frequent scans to recover them, as if they had left things alone they would have returned of their own accord.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag

5:18 PM

Paul: Correction - The latter three NOT including Ch21HD, it should have been Ch67(SDN) that I included.

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Thursday, 18 August 2011
9:17 PM

My aerial in Wollaton is directed at Waltham however my Humax PVR continually picked up BBC1 Look North. I suspect that this could only have come from Belmont however the aerial is definitely pointing at Waltham. Only by carrying out a manual tune could I pick up the Waltham BBC mulitplex

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a's 1 post GB flag
Friday, 19 August 2011

1:29 PM

a: Please provide a full (not partial) postcode, I can't really help without one.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Robert Towning
5:11 PM

reception NG3 pre 17th August could recieve all freeview chanels 10/10 but no HD chanels.
Post 17th August still no HD chanels and now lost most of the BBC freeview chanels. Commercial chanels: ITV, Chanel 4 and 5 plus all the others still 10/10 but BBC 1,2,3, 4 and other related chanels etc from rubbish (picture pixal brake up and distorted sound) to none existant (invalid chanel message on a blank screeen).

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9:44 PM

Robert Towning: Assuming that are using Waltham, HD will not be transmitted from there until the second stage of the switchover on the 31st of this month. You should though be receiving BBC far better than any of the other channels, as the BBC multiplex is on high power.

I suspect that the EPG1 BBC you are receiving is from elsewhere, so either carry out a signal check which should indicate the EPG1 Mux channel, or have a look up in the 800 ranges to check if another BBC is indicated there, or even just carry out a manual tune on Mux Ch61 (Waltham BBC1) to check what comes in.

If that procedure gives the desired result, the only way of storing BBC1 in the EPG 1 position is to first of all blank the memory of stored channels, this done by removing the aerial and carrying out a re-scan, then when complete re-connect the aerial and then as before carry out the manual tune on Mux Ch61 again, storing the results.

You can then select to add channels, this filling in the rest without upsetting the BBC already stored.

Some TV / boxes have an area selector in their tuning menu facilities, this cutting short the procedure, but they are all different to each other brand dependant so its difficult to give precise instructions.

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Saturday, 20 August 2011
Paul Curran
9:12 PM

I live in Derbyshire and use, I believe, a transmitter in Nottingham - we had the analogue turned off earlier this week and had to retune all digital channels.
Since then the reception on BBC1 had been terrible, it will be fine for a few minutes then picture will freeze, sound will go and it will lose the signal all together for a few seconds then it is back. ITV and other channels seem fine - only BBC is a problem, it was fine before I had to re-tune. Any idea what I can do about this

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Sunday, 21 August 2011
Stuart O.

11:46 PM

Paul Curran: I think you will be receiving the transmitter in Waltham, not the Nottingham transmitter as that switched on 30th March and 13th April 2011.

It may be that as the signal has increased at Waltham from 10kW to 50kW then the new higher powered signal is too strong for your aerial and TV.

Brian who runs this website will probably advise you to remove any amplifiers from your aerial system if you have any.
If you don't, try fitting an aerial attenuator. This will help bring the signal down to a more usable level without overloading your system. They can be bought from Maplin and some DIY stores for about £5.

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Tuesday, 23 August 2011
lan from notts

8:23 AM

paul curran.
you have probably picked up the belmont transmitter bbc's signal?
if you can check, you will find frequency ch 22 as being stored,
your bbc channels will be in the 800 channel numbers?
you need to factory reset your equipment and then manual tune frequency ch 61 into memory then auto add channels the rest.

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