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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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Reigate (Surrey, England) mast?

Reigate transmitter - Reigate transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 04/12/2023 Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels Digital tick

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Which Freeview channels does the Reigate transmitter broadcast?

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Digital television services are broadcast on a multiplexes (or Mux) where many stations occupy a single broadcast frequency, as shown below.

 V max
C23- (489.8MHz)297mDTG-2,000W
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1 BBC One (SD) London, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 16 others

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C26 (514.0MHz)297mDTG-2,000W
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3 ITV 1 (SD) (London), 4 Channel 4 (SD) London ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 London ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (London),

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C30 (546.0MHz)297mDTG-2,000W
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46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD London, 102 BBC Two HD England, 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV London), 104 Channel 4 HD London 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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C21+ (474.2MHz)297mDTG-82,000W
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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 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 35 others

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C24 (498.0MHz)300mDTG-82,000W
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 Smithsonian Channel, 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 Christmas, 70 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 90s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 others

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C27 (522.0MHz)300mDTG-82,000W
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 Quest Red +1,  Classic Hits, 12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! christmas, 56 That's TV (UK), 61 GREAT! movies extra, 63 GREAT! christmas mix, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 83 Together TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 20 others

DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

The Reigate (Surrey, 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 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, 31km north (9°)
to ITV London region - 55 masts.

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

1984-971997-981998-20122012-1321 Mar 2018

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 4 Apr 12 and 18 Apr 12.

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.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012
Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Transmitter engineering

4:28 AM

REIGATE transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:49 on 28 May [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering

4:28 AM

REIGATE transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:49 on 28 May [BBC]

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Wednesday, 23 January 2013
Jack Gaffney
10:29 AM

Please can you confirm that if my TV signal is off Reigate will my Freeview support Sky Sports 1&2 on BT Vision.Thanks

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Dave Lindsay

11:09 AM

Jack Gaffney: I have no idea where you get your TV signal from as I, like others on here, aren't psychic!

The Sky Sports channels are not available from all transmitters, but they are available if you can receive the COM6 multiplex which carries Film4, 4Music, Yesterday and others. So if you have these, then you will have Sky Sports (subject to required subscription).

If you are missing COM6 (or COM4 or COM5) you may be able to receive them with a different aerial, or, you may not be served in your area.

For a full list of digital terrestrial TV services by multiplex (e.g. PSB1, COM6 etc), see:

DTG :: DTT Services by Multiplex

Reigate is a full service transmitter (carries PSBs and COMs), but a replacement aerial "may" be needed to receive all channels without which only the PSBs are received.

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Saturday, 26 January 2013
Martin Holland
6:19 AM

I use the Reigate transmitter as I am in the shadow of Reigate hill. My Freeview reception is fine but my FM radio reception has been poor for some time, especially R4. I have to switch to mono now. I have an FM halo ariel on my Freeview TV mast. Can anyone advise how to check whether there are problems with the Reigate FM repeater? FM was fine 6 months ago.

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Dave Lindsay

9:18 AM

Martin Holland: There is no Radio 4 transmitter at Reigate.

What frequency are you tuned to?

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Saturday, 2 February 2013
Martin Holland
7:27 AM

Martin Holland: R4 is tuned to 93.5 Mhz. Reception seems OK during the day but gets noisy during the late afternoon. I have to switch to mono about 15:30 - 16:30. R3, Classic FM and other FM stations are OK all the time. R4 used to be the most reliable signal. If all my FM stations were bad I'd get a new aerial but it is only R4. I'm perplexed.

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Dave Lindsay

10:59 AM

Martin Holland: You are tuned to Wrotham. Looking at your location, the only other transmitter that might serve you is Guildford - I say might as I'm not familiar with the area, although with a roof-top aerial you might be able to receive something that a set-top won't.

Frequencies for BBC national FM transmitters are here:

BBC - Help receiving TV and radio - Transmitters

Guildford doesn't broadcast Classic, so you will probably only get it on 100.9 from Wrotham.

Is there something close to you in the direction of Wrotham such as a building or tree? If it's a directional aerial then it probably could do with pointing ENE-wards to Wrotham rather than at the Reigate transmitter - this could be your issue if it does point in the wrong direction.

If it is an omni-directional vertical dipole then be aware that the mast it is mounted on is likely to screen the signal a bit (cause a null). Make sure that it isn't in the direction you're trying to receive from.


FM / DAB Radio Aerials

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Friday, 8 February 2013
Dr B J Goldsmith
12:23 PM

I get frequent picture break up and freeze on Freeview BBC channels 1,2,and 80 and it is particularly bad today. All other channels are trouble free.I experience this with two different set top boxes including a BT Vision box which messages Freeview signal poor or of low quality. 50 yards away on a line with my roof top aerial and the transmitter is a large tree on public land. Please advise possible action.

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