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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 19/02/2024 Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels Digital tick

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name

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 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 83 Together TV, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 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), 61 GREAT! movies extra, 63 GREAT! romance mix, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 18 others

 V -6dB
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, 7 March 2016
Transmitter engineering

10:31 AM

NOTTINGHAM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 00:06 on 04 Mar to 01:15 on 04 Mar, HD Digital TV Off Air from 00:07 on 04 Mar to 01:15 on 04 Mar. [BBC]

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Friday, 1 April 2016
7:27 AM

thankyou@the..tower.for correcting the frequeny a lot cler played some v.reality coulours for a while its much better thank you darren roughley/youtube.TV.UK/BBC/

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Tuesday, 20 September 2016
Martyn crookes
10:32 AM

Hi I have no psb2 reception in Calverton Nottingham is there a problem please regards Martyn

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10:40 AM

Martyn crookes:

Which transmitter are you trying to receive PSB2 from? Having worked in the area I would suspect you are likely to be using Waltham but a few hills either side of the Trent may be causing problems.

If you give a full post code, we can look up the reception conditions in Calverton.

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Martyn Crookes
10:58 AM

MikeP:Hi Mike new outside arial fitted , Ng146lw Calverton

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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

12:41 PM

Martyn Crookes:

If you are trying to receive from Waltham, there is a bit of a hill in direct line-of-sight, so that may be causing your problem. Best to asked neighbours if they are having the same problem.

For Waltham your aerial would be aimed approximately south-east. You have not told us which transmitter you are trying to use. There is no reported problem with the PSB2 transmissions from Waltham.

You should also check what channel numbers (not the programme numbers) you are receiving and in particular note which is/are giving the problems. The reason for aski g for the check is that you may also get signals from Belmont, near Lincoln.

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Sunday, 15 January 2017
Steve Matthews
5:39 PM

Hi, on CH24 im missing ITV central??? I have all the other services on that channel which is strange. I noticed that a few months back my ITV was coming from Lincoln so thought my arial might have moved. On checking this i notice it hasn't. If i manual search ch24 it brings up all services in the list bar ITV central. Channel 4 is showing East Midlands Adverts so i know its pointing in the right direction.

Any ideas on why this has happened?? my postcode is NG15 6PE

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5:57 PM

Steve Matthews: Your closer to Waltham than I am, and you shouldn't be missing a mux. If you are, its a classic sign of something wrong with your aerial system - so check signal levels on all muxes and check which transmitter your on. If all the levels are lower than they should be, and that mux has gone, then start on the signal path, back from the TV. Could be as simple as dodgy (and easily replaced) aerial lead, but after the high winds etc we've had, could be more serious.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB flag
Monday, 16 January 2017

4:39 PM

Steve Mathews:

You are talking about a multiplex from the Nottingham transmitter, so I assume all your others are tuned to channels 27, 24, 21, 51, 52, 48 and 50. (Those for Waltham are channels 49, 54, 58, 29, 56, 57, 51 and 26 for Nottingham local.)

If you are getting Channel 4 East Midlands then you should be getting ITV for the East Midlands as well - they are in the same multiplex. In Hucknall you should not have a problem with reception so I suspect there may be a need to fully retune the TV set by firstly unplugging the aerial and doing an automatic scan. Then put the aerial plug back in and do a manual tune for all the available multiplexes (the channels I gave earlier). Hopefully that will recover your ITV Central for the East Midlands.

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Tuesday, 31 January 2017
David James
4:14 PM

Are there any plans for the Nottingham transmitter to broadcast Freeview channels 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 108 AlJazeera HD and 113 RT HD.? If there are no plans then I know I could turn my aerial to pick up these channels from Waltham on C31. Or would a masthead signal booster enable me to pick up these channels on from Sutton Coldfield on C33 without moving the aerial?

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