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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
Channel icons
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;
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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, 17 January 2019
Transmitter engineering

4:30 AM

NOTTINGHAM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:40 on 15 Jan to 09:42 on 15 Jan, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:42 on 15 Jan to 09:45 on 15 Jan. [BBC]

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Thursday, 4 April 2019
Transmitter engineering

11:09 AM

NOTTINGHAM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:01 today to 09:23 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:01 today to 09:23 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering

5:09 PM

NOTTINGHAM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 14:06 today to 16:05 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 14:06 today to 16:05 today. [BBC]

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Friday, 5 April 2019
Transmitter engineering

5:09 AM

NOTTINGHAM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 14:06 yesterday to 16:05 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 14:06 yesterday to 16:05 yesterday. [BBC]

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Saturday, 6 April 2019
Transmitter engineering

5:09 AM

NOTTINGHAM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 14:06 on 04 Apr to 16:05 on 04 Apr, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 14:06 on 04 Apr to 16:05 on 04 Apr. [BBC]

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Sunday, 21 April 2019
Judy Parke
6:38 AM

I have reset my digital box but I still do not have a signal for the Drama Chanelle. I live in East Midlands area.

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9:32 AM

Judy Parke:

It was wrong to retune your Freeview box as now your= will have lost all the channels that were already correctly tuned.

Instead, check all the aerial cables and connections for any damage. Unplug all the coaxial plugs/sockets and refit them, corrosion/oxidation on the contacts is the most common cause of your type of problem. Then check that you can also receive other channels on the same multiplex, such as Quest.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 3 March 2020

11:44 PM


A reminder that there is a retune event on the 4th March when PSB3, COMs4&5 & the Local multiplex change frequency/UHF channel. The transmitter will likely go off-air shortly after midnight and be off-air for a period.
People will need to retune when it's back on air.
The final UHF channels at Nottingham in the order PSBs1-3; COMs4-6; Local are as follows -
C27, C24, C21; C33, C36, C48; C44. There are no power changes.
There are no further 700MHz clearance changes for the Nottingham transmitter.

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Chris.SE's 4,191 posts GB flag
Saturday, 18 April 2020
Richard Maher
11:39 PM

Chris.SE: If you put "[Transmitter name] Freeview Transmitter" into Google the transmitter pages of come up as the top link every time. Not only that but the site either returns nothing or nothing of any use. Add to that bury their detailed information on a button below the icons and then more information within a difficult to decipher spreadsheet.

Having just spent a day trying to resolve what signal information was coming from where initially against hopelessly out of date information from the website for Nottingham, Sutton and Waltham perhaps the site admin could at least add a line of text at the top of the transmitter information pages that says so if there isn't the time to update it. Also have it removed from the Google search.

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Sunday, 19 April 2020

2:39 AM

Richard Maher:

Whilst I sympathise with some of your comments, this is a help site where people can post and ask questions and ask for help. It has always struck me as rather odd that in these circumstances people don't read all of the recent posts on the transmitter page of interest to see if their query/problem has been raised (and answered) by anyone else.

As far as the Sutton transmitter page is concerned the UHF channel information is correct, the power needs updating to 20W & 10W for HP & VP but that's hardly going to be of interest or affect anyone except those that have good technical knowledge, as far as the average user is concerned it's a VERY low power relay.
UNLESS you mean Sutton Coldfield, in which case the main 6 muxes UHF channels/power are correct, the double entries in the table for COMs 7&8 and Local need correcting as do their power, but a lot of the information has been mentioned in recent posts there.

Both the Waltham Tx page and this one (post before yours) have recent posts from me giving the updated situation. Many of the Tx pages (especially the main ones) have similar comments from regular posters here where they aren't up-to-date and someone has had a query.

The site owner is the only one that can make changes as I think you've probably read and hasn't had time to even respond to some messages he's been left, never mind make the many remaining changes resulting from the 700MHz clearance. There's over 1100 transmitters in the UK and most of the data has to be manually inputted from OFCOM and DUK documents, a task I don't envy him!

As far as the Freeview site goes, I totally agree with you about the abysmal way in which the site is structured. When the DUK site (which was the place to go for the tech information) was merged into the Freeview site towards the end of last October, many of us found that is was badly done. I know I wasn't the only one that sent them a load of constructive comments about the way it worked. Some minor changes were made, but it's still badly structured. More recently they have made one addition which is of some use to those wanting technical information.

This site is about the only one where people can come and ask questions and generally get help from knowledgable and experienced engineers and other regular posters. You can try tweeting Freeview for help, but when there are significant problem they can take days to respond and when they do, more often than not they end up asking people to DM them a postcode etc. otherwise the sort of response you generally tend to get from them is instructions on how to retune!! I'll give you some links to useful places on the Freeview site which are generally up-to-date, although sometimes they can be tardy doing it.

Platform management | Freeview /channel-listings">Channel listings | Freeview
Platform management | Freeview /planned-engineering-works">Planned engineering works | Freeview
Service updates | Freeview

Recently added postcode/etc boxes on the following page takes you direct to the Detailed View of the Coverage Checker.
Platform management | Freeview
Unfortunately you still can't get a direct link to such a prediction.

You can get a variety of other (sometimes) helpful information on Help | Freeview

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