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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 25/09/2023 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, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 15 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, 109 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! Movies Action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 69 HorrorXtra, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 203 CITV, 208 Pop Player, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 16 others

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C24 (498.0MHz)300mDTG-82,000W
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 Smithsonian Channel, 11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 71 That's 60s, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 70s, 233 Sky News, plus 9 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! romance, 73 HobbyMaker, 76 That's 80s, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 83 Together TV, 84 PBS America, 90 Together TV +1, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 others

DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
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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?

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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.

Friday, 8 February 2013
Dave Lindsay

12:35 PM

Dr B J Goldsmith: In your general area Crystal Palace and Reigate would appear as if they might be strong and roughly in the same direction. Check to see that your receivers are tuned (for BBC standard definition services) to Reigate on UHF channel 60 rather than Crystal Palace on 23. This information is usually given on the signal strength screen.

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steve j
7:41 PM

the aerial is on the roof going to buy new one now what do you think is the best one to buy rh67lz

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steve's: mapS's Freeview map terrainS's terrain plot wavesS's frequency data S's Freeview Detailed Coverage

8:32 PM

steve j: Both Reigate (@ 6 miles) and Crystal Palace (@ 18 miles) transmitters cover your area and so either of the two log type aerials seen on the links would be suffice for requirements no matter what station was used.

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Saturday, 9 February 2013
Dave Lindsay

9:55 AM

steve j: WRT the issue with your Logik TV, I would certainly discount the obvious such as being tuned to the wrong transmitter.

The links which jb38 has provided are to ATV's site which contains a wealth of information on this stuff.

Other suppliers and products are available. I came across this one selling the 30 element Vision log at a very competitive price:

VISION Log Periodic W/B (30 Element) >

They also do the "Super" 40 element model which I believe is the model that ATV sell as their "Log 40".

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Monday, 10 June 2013
6:58 AM

I lost ITV & C4, in my bedroom. I have rescanned and TV will not find it. Maib TV in living room is fine. Both are plugged into wall aerial sockets.

The aerial is a communal one in the roof.

Based in Redhill RH11TH

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Monday, 1 July 2013
David Curtis
10:05 PM

We live on the south side of Oxted at RH8 0LG and our aerial points to the Heathfield transmitter from which we get 10/10 reception on all channels except Channel 49, which is measured at only 3/10 by our Freeview Box, and which gives intermittent breakups on Channel 4.

Why is this one channel of poor quality and what can I do about it?

I have looked at all four links suggested above and can find nothing that answers the question there.

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David's: mapD's Freeview map terrainD's terrain plot wavesD's frequency data D's Freeview Detailed Coverage
Dave Lindsay

10:37 PM

David Curtis: Do you have a device such as a Sky box putting out an analogue signal on or near C49?

Has this always been the case?

I am wondering if you don't have line-of-sight. Crowborough is 15 miles away and sits on high ground which may be in the way.

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Dave Lindsay

10:53 PM

David Curtis: Having made my earlier posting I have had a look at your local area. Clearly the trees might be the issue. I can see that there are quite a few bungalows and that aerials are on tall poles.

Perhaps, therefore, that the answer is to try moving the aerial, your objective being to find a spot where they are all good.

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Sunday, 14 July 2013
Raoul Schepen
2:32 PM

I live in Reigate and have no ITV, Ch4 & 5, ITV2 which I assume is attributable due to the high pressure weather we're experiencing at the moment unless I need to upgrade my antenna for a high gain one as mine is about 12 years old and might not be properly suited for digital reception

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Dave Lindsay

2:54 PM

Raoul Schepen: Your aerial possibly being of not the best type is not the issue!

There is no such thing as a "digital" aerial and a high gain aerial isn't always the answer.

The high power transmissions of 2kW from Reigate Hill, which if my understanding is correct you are only a mile from, will be more than enough to make up for any potential shortfall in sensitivity of your aerial. In any case, the Public Service (PSB) channels, of which those you identify are one, are C57 which is that formerly used by ITV's analogue signal.

The point is that "if" your aerial a Group C/D one then it is most sensitive on the top third of the band of frequencies used for TV, with sensitivity sloping downwards through Group B (middle third) and Group A (bottom third). The PSB channels are on C/D channels, as were the four main analogue channels. The other channels (the COMs) are on Group A channels. The high power of these channels is what means that a C/D aerial will work at your location.

If anything I suggest that you investigate the possibility of there being too much signal:

Freeview signals: too much of a good thing is bad for you | Digital switchover | - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice

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