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Full Freeview on the Nottingham (Nottinghamshire, England) transmitter

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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.

 V max
C27 (522.0MHz)175mDTG-3400W
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1 BBC One East Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 17 others

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C24 (498.0MHz)175mDTG-3400W
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3 ITV (Central (East micro region)), 4 Channel 4 Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Central west),

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C21+ (474.2MHz)175mDTG-6400W
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45 Film4 +1, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD Midlands ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 123 CBBC HD,

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C51 (714.0MHz)175mDTG-8400W
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10 ITV3, 20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 My5, 58 ITV Be +1, 61 True Entertainment, 62 ITV4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 83 Blaze, 84 Blaze +1, 122 CITV, plus 25 others

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C52 (722.0MHz)175mDTG-8400W
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11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Movie Mix, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 Tru TV +1, 72 YourTV, 126 Tiny Pop, 132 Sky News, plus 12 others

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C48 (690.0MHz)175mDTG-8400W
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 Al Jazeera English,  BT Sport 1 (not free), 18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 Spike, 38 Quest +1, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 59 BT Showcase (not free), 64 CBS Action, 73 YourTV +1, 79 Dave ja vu, plus 23 others

 V -6dB
C50 (706.0MHz)175mDTG-12100W
Channel icons
from 27th May 2014: 7 Notts TV, plus 1 others

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
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)

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview HD channels?

The Nottingham (Nottinghamshire, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: .

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Nottingham transmitter?

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BBC East Midlands Today 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Nottingham NG2 4UU, 9km east-southeast
to BBC East Midlands region - 17 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 72km southwest
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?

aerial groupA KA KWWWW

orange background for multiplexes names more
green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: 4G from 30 June 2020more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 30th March and 13th April 2011.

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.

Sunday, 6 March 2016
Transmitter engineering
4:33 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] Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 116,380 posts Owner Owner xx
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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Transmitter engineering's 116,380 posts Owner Owner xx
Friday, 1 April 2016
7:27 AM Pontefract

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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Martyn crookes's 2 posts GB
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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MikeP's 1,238 posts Gold Gold GB
Martyn Crookes
10:58 AM

MikeP:Hi Mike new outside arial fitted , Ng146lw Calverton

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Martyn Crookes's 2 posts GB
Wednesday, 21 September 2016
12:41 PM Nottingham

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 Nottingham

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 1,992 posts Gold Gold GB
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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