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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.

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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 U&Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 38 Channel 5 +1, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! action, 57 U&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 U&Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 Sky Arts, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 U&Drama +1, 65 That's TV 2, 70 Quest +1, 74 &UYesterday +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 U&W, 27 U&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
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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.

Saturday, 8 December 2012
2:05 PM

Millions will have to pay to get Freeview TV - Home News - UK - The Independent

This article basically says that if you live within 2k of the new 4G transmitters you will get interference from them and will not be able to tune in to many freeview channels. I am unable to get BBC1, 2, 3 and 4 and intermittent reception for Dave and Dave ja vu. The above link may go some way towards explaining your problem. I am presently looking into getting rid of virgin media as they keep putting their prices up but having read this article in the Independent I may wait a bit until the Government agrees to pay not only the filter costs but also the installation costs before switching to Freeview +. Hope this helps.

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Deb's 1 post GB flag
Dave Lindsay

2:25 PM

Deb: It does not help spreading misinformation. The article says that "Estimates suggest that between 2.3m and 3m households within 2km of 4G transmitters - face interference with their television pictures, with some losing their signals entirely."

This does not say that all those who live within 2km of 4G transmitter will be affected.

The link does not explain Christine's problem unless you are suggesting that a 4G operator is acting illegally by broadcasting on the 800MHz frequencies which are those that will affect TV reception. These have not been auction off yet and so should be silent.

EE has been allowed to run its 4G network using some of its 1800MHz allocation which is what it uses for GSM/2G services.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag

6:13 PM

Deb: The most likely scenario for interference from 4G is where the Freeview signal is weak and the 4G signal is strong. Adding a wideband amplifier to the viewer's aerial with no filtering will result in the 4G signal becoming so strong that it overloads the tuner. The use of group A, B or K aerials where frequency allocation permits, plus good quality double screened coax will minimise unnecessary pick-up of the 4G signal in addition to the use of filters. A very small percentage of viewers who wish to receive C60 or C59 could have problems filtering out a strong 4G signal on say C61, especially if they are receiving from a vertically polarised relay transmitter.It has been acknowledged that changing to a transmitter in a different direction/ on a lower frequency/ horizontally polarised if possible could offer a solution in such cases, otherwise satellite or cable reception might be the only suitable alternative.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB flag
Thursday, 4 April 2013
M Kingshott
1:29 PM

I have pixelleted picture going every few seconds to "no signal" on my freeview television since 2nd February 2013 (2months now)I have a roof aerial and should be receiving from Sandy Heath transmitter. I can only get BBc Look North News instead of Look East now. This is also pixellated and loses signal. I have already asked for assistance to resolve this. I have re-tuned many times with no difference in transmission quality. Please Help

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M Kingshott's 1 post GB flag
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3:02 PM

M Kingshott: If you're not getting Look East then clearly you aren't tuned in to Sandy Heath - Look North will be from Belmont.

You should do a manual retune after clearing the channel from you TV (first time installation/factory settings with aerial out) then add back the following UHF channel in the manual search option: 27 24 21 (HD) 51 52 48.

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Michael's 358 posts GB flag
Sunday, 28 April 2013
10:04 AM

Having reset my tv and tried scanning for channels... Nothing! Just keep getting a 'No channel found. Please check local signal availability' message. Live in city centre of Nottingham and have had numerous power cuts recently... Anyone know anything? Thanks

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Charlotte's 2 posts GB flag
10:07 AM

Should have also said I live in a block of flats- no idea about aerial!

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Charlotte's 2 posts GB flag

10:13 AM

Charlotte: You best policy would be to first of all check with a neighbour to find out if the problem is confined to your installation or not, as maybe others are also experiencing the same as yourself, if they are then its the landlords problem.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 29 May 2013
ian from notts

8:59 PM

Charlotte - Just to add to jb38's advice, If you want to know if there is a problem in your flat, A simple signal test at the wall plate will tell you.
Any aerial engineer will be able to do this for a small call out charge, prob take about 15 mins

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ian from notts's 253 posts GB flag
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Tuesday, 9 July 2013

5:05 AM

i have has problems in the small hours of today 2am - 5am, lost everything at one point and most had problems like intermittent signals, they seem to be all back now though :)

Currently I have no com6 and I get some interference on com4.

Prior to that noticed com4 was weak I could not power to devices from it, so com4 and com6 need more power IMO. I do not see how turning them up can cause a problem when they are so weak in the first place.

Problem is worse in Summer I find so some tweaking needed there!!!

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