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The symbol shows the location of the Reigate (Surrey, England) transmitter which serves 70,000 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 Reigate (Surrey, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Reigate 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.

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C23- (489.8MHz)297mDTG-32,000W
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1 BBC One London, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 11 others

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C26 (514.0MHz)297mDTG-32,000W
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 E4, 3 ITV (London), 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (London), 73 Sewing Quarter,

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C30 (546.0MHz)297mDTG-62,000W
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101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV London), 104 Channel 4 HD London ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD,

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C21+ (474.2MHz)297mDTG-82,000W
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20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 30 5STAR, 37 Quest, 54 5SELECT, 57 Paramount Network, 61 True Entertainment, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 17 others

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C24 (498.0MHz)300mDTG-82,000W
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11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 32 Sony Movie Ch, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 72 YourTV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

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C27 (522.0MHz)300mDTG-82,000W
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18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 5Spike, 39 CBS Action, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 62 True Christmas, 71 CBS Drama, 79 Dave ja vu, plus 19 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
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview HD channels?

The Reigate (Surrey, 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 Reigate transmitter?

regional news image
BBC London 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London W1A 1AA, 30km north (6°)
to BBC London region - 55 masts.
regional news image
ITV London News 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London WC1X 8XZ, 30km north (9°)
to ITV London region - 55 masts.

How will the Reigate (Surrey, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-1721st Mar 2018
aerial groupC/D EEWWWWW

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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 4th April and 18th April 2012.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-4 10kW
Analogue 5(-3dB) 5kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*(-17dB) 200W
Mux C*, Mux D*(-20dB) 100W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Crystal Palace transmitter area

Sep 1955-Jul 1968Associated-Rediffusion†
Sep 1955-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1992Thames†
Jul 1968-Feb 2004London Weekend Television♦
Jan 1993-Feb 2004Carlton†
Feb 2004-Dec 2014ITV plc†
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. Reigate 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.

Saturday, 24 March 2018
Nick Wade
7:29 PM

Have tried various resets over the past few days, and have gone from 0 channels to 127, then to 60. Currently I am not picking up any TV at all on either my BT vision box, or the direct feed into the TV. This is very frustrating.

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Nick Wade's 1 post GB
Sunday, 25 March 2018
1:29 PM


They are providing the information at Digital UK | Planned engineering works

You must realise that there are over 1100 transmitters around the UK and that only some are having work done at any one time. So it is misleading to tell everybody about works that probably will not affect the majority.

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MikeP's 2,568 posts Platinum Platinum GB
1:31 PM

Nick Wade:

We need a full post code to be able to offer any advice. It could be that your local transmitter has had some work done but without the full post code we cannot tell.

You should also check all the aerial connections behind the set as far as you can towards the aerial.

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MikeP's 2,568 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Thursday, 12 April 2018
Sue newington
7:11 PM

Over the last year we kept loosing our picture 800 fitted a filter still the picture pixelated or we got no signal this happened most days ,we were told it was our Ariel , as l noticed the Reigate transmitter was being updated? we decided to have this done after ,so on the 21st of March we all in this area had to reset our TVs so glad l did it wasn't our Ariel which was going to be ?180 because we have had no problems at all ,so after a year plus and many phone calls the problem has been sorted.

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Sue newington's 1 post GB
Wednesday, 30 May 2018
Transmitter engineering
6:05 AM

REIGATE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 today to 04:30 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 today to 04:30 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 113,096 posts Owner Owner xx
Thursday, 31 May 2018
Transmitter engineering
6:05 AM

REIGATE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 yesterday to 04:30 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 yesterday to 04:30 yesterday. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 113,096 posts Owner Owner xx
Friday, 1 June 2018
Transmitter engineering
6:05 AM

REIGATE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 on 30 May to 04:30 on 30 May, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 on 30 May to 04:30 on 30 May. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 113,096 posts Owner Owner xx
Saturday, 3 November 2018
8:28 AM

Hi it seems quite a few of the channels changed over near the end of October 2018. The listing now, as far as I can tell, is below:

BBC A = Ch 23 = 490 MHz
D3&4 = Ch 26 = 514 MHz
BBC B HD = Ch 30 = 546 MHz
SDN = Ch 21 = 474 MHz
ARQ A = Ch 24 = 498 MHz
ARQ B = Ch 27 = 522 MHz

Hope this helps.

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Neil's 1 post GB
10:52 AM


Thank you for listing that here, the current correct information is available on the Digital UK Coverage Checker at Digital UK - Coverage checker

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