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The symbol shows the location of the Overstrand (Norfolk, England) transmitter which serves 700 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 Overstrand (Norfolk, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Overstrand 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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C48+ (690.2MHz)89mDTG-363W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) East, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 15 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C34- (577.8MHz)89mDTG-363W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Anglia (East micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Anglia east),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C35 (586.0MHz)89mDTG-663W
Channel icons
74 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, 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
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 52 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Overstrand (Norfolk, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Together TV +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, Now 70s, NOW 80s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movies Action, 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 Overstrand transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look East (East) 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Norwich NR2 1BH, 32km south (182°)
to BBC East region - 27 masts.
70% of BBC East (East) and BBC East (West) is shared output
regional news image
ITV Anglia News 0.8m homes 3.2%
from NORWICH NR1 3JG, 32km south (181°)
to ITV Anglia (East) region - 26 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Anglia (West)

How will the Overstrand (Norfolk, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-176 Jun 2018
B E TB E TB E TB E TB E TB E TK T
C34D3+4
C35BBCB
C41ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C44BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C47C4wavesC4wavesC4waves-D3+4-D3+4-D3+4
C48+BBCA+BBCA+BBCABBCA
C51tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCBBBCB

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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?

Analogue 1-4, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 63W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Tacolneston transmitter area

Oct 1959-Feb 2004Anglia 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. Overstrand 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.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Comments
Thursday, 10 November 2011
Transmitter engineering
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7:30 PM

OVERSTRAND transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 07:51 yesterday to 08:34 yesterday [BBC]

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Friday, 11 November 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:28 AM

OVERSTRAND transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 07:51 on 09 Nov to 08:34 on 09 Nov [BBC]

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Wednesday, 17 July 2013
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D. Hartley
1:17 PM
Cromer

We have no signal at lunchtime today (17th July 2013)on any channel. Often after 9pm we lose signal (especially but not exclusively on the HD channels) for up to half of a programme, so pointless recording these channels or trying to watch anything. We already have Freeview "light" in this area, so are already second class citizens, now we are lucky to get any signal at all. Should our licence fee be reduced? NR27 0NT, aerial in loft.

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Dave Lindsay
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1:29 PM

D. Hartley: No. Your Licence Fee permits you to (legally) view television broadcasts. It does not guarantee reception or provide support for difficulties.

You have the Public Service channels. The Commercial channels operate purely for profit, therefore it is up to those broadcasters whether they wish to "provide" and up to viewers whether they wish to "consume". Thus it is a free market with providers and consumers, the latter not being "citizens".

The reason you have any television is because of Public Service Broadcasting. This includes the BBC and it is the BBC to which the Licence Fee goes. I do not believe that because the Commercial broadcasters don't wish to serve you that the Public Service Broadcaster should have to have its revenue reduced.

At your location the Overstrand transmitter and West Runton transmitter are roughly in line with one another, with the latter using lower channels than the former, so your receive may have tuned to it.

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Lesley
1:41 PM

Hello Dave,
We live in Cromer Norfolk so are only getting limited channels from the West Runton transmitter.

so my question is as you say the Overstrand transmitter and West Runton transmitter are roughly in line with one another could we change the direction of our aerial to recieve more channels ?

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Dave Lindsay
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4:07 PM

Lesley : My point to D Hartley, who is in Overstrand, is that from his/her location both the Overstrand transmitter and West Runton transmitter are in line with one another, the point being therefore that the aerial effectively points at both.

If you are in Cromer itself then, roughly speaking, the two transmitters are in opposite directions.

Unfortunately this doesn't help with the problem of receiving the full complement of Freeview channels because they both only carry Public Service (PSB) channels.

For an explanation of why we now have this two-tier system, see:

Londonderry (Northern Ireland) Freeview Light transmitter | ukfree.tv - 11 years of independent, free digital TV advice

The full service transmitters that may be available to you "if" any are Belmont and Tacolneston. The question, therefore, is whether you stand any chance of reception and if you do whether this "might" be stable or variable depending on the weather.

As an example I took the postcode of Cromer Police Station and Digital UK's predictor comes back with not so sparkling results:

Coverage Checker - Detailed View

Predictors should always be taken with a pinch of salt because there are so many factors involved - they are there more because of the demand for such services.

It is interesting that Tacolneston doesn't even get a look in. You know the local topography better than me; from what I gather (and it would seem sensible) the ground slopes down towards the sea which is the reason for the difficulty picking up from Tacolneston.

Belmont is the main high power transmitter in Lincolnshire, between Market Rasen and Louth. Obviously it doesn't broadcast Anglia programmes, so if it is available you may decide to retain the West Runton aerial and feed it into a separate set-top box so as to watch your native regional programming.

Have a look around to see if others in your area have Belmont-facing aerials, these being horizontally polarised (elements flat) rather than vertically polarised as for West Runton and Overstrand.

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Dave Lindsay
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4:12 PM

Lesley: I should add one further point and that is the fact that someone has an aerial directed to Belmont, or indeed any transmitter for that matter, doesn't necessarily mean that they get stable reception at all times. It also doesn't necessarily mean they can pick up all channels but this isn't to say that they don't.

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Saturday, 15 February 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:24 AM

OVERSTRAND transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 02:39 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 02:39 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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7:23 AM

OVERSTRAND transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 02:39 today to 05:09 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 02:39 today to 05:09 today. [BBC]

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10:23 AM

OVERSTRAND transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:21 today, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 02:39 today to 05:09 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:21 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 02:39 today to 05:09 today. [BBC]

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