Freeview Light on the Norwich Central (Norfolk, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Norwich Central (Norfolk, England) transmitter which serves 11,000 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Norwich Central (Norfolk, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Norwich Central 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.
64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)
Are you trying to watch these 52 Freeview channels?
The Norwich Central (Norfolk, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5Action, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, YAAAS!, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday +1.
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 Norwich Central transmitter?
BBC Look East (East) 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Norwich NR2 1BH, 2km south-southwest (213°)
to BBC East region - 27 masts.
70% of BBC East (East) and BBC East (West) is shared output
How will the Norwich Central (Norfolk, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - 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 9 Nov 11 and 23 Nov 11.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Tacolneston transmitter area
As you haven't given a full postcode it's not possible to confirm which transmitter(s) you may be predicted to receive. However, if it is indeed Norwich Central or Tacolneston, neither transmitter appears to have any reported faults.
Have you altered anything in your setup?
I would check that your aerial seems intact and pointing in the correct direction and that your downlead looks undamaged (especially if it is old).
Also check all your coax plugs, connections, flyleads etc, unplug connectors check for corrosion or other problems and reconnect them. Flyleads are a common problem, try swapping/changing them. See what signal strengths and quality you are getting for the multiplexes (groups of channels) shown in your TV's tuning section.
Problematic connections, water ingress etc. will affect reception.
Also if you retune when you have no signal, it often just clears the correct tuning so you'll need to retune again
once you have signal.
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Martyn Bell: Norwich Central unfortunately doesn't even appear on the prediction for your postcode. Tacolneston is predicted to be strong on all multiplexes, with the only other prediction being a weak signal on the PSB1/2/3 multiplexes from Belmont. Is there anywhere you could position an aerial so that it looks around or over the trees? Otherwise it looks like Freesat would be the best alternative, which will give you most of the same channels available on Freeview (plus various others) via free to air (FTA) satellite. If your property has an existing Sky dish you may well be able to just plug in a Freesat receiver using the existing dish and cabling.
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Many modern TVs already have a satellite tuner built-in, so you may not need a separate receiver if you try a satellite option as suggested by StevensOnln1.
Can you not get any signal from Tacolneston? Note also that the transmitter is currently listed for Planned Engineering with Possible effect on TV reception "Screen may go black on all or certain channels" which might not be helping reception at present.
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