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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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C23- (489.8MHz)297mDTG-32,000W
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1 BBC One (SD) London, 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
C26 (514.0MHz)297mDTG-32,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (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, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (London),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C30 (546.0MHz)297mDTG-62,000W
Channel icons
72 Shopping Quarter , 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, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 V max
C21+ (474.2MHz)297mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
 CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 28 ITV2 +1, 31 5STAR, 32 Paramount Network, 41 GREAT! movies action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 55 5SELECT, 57 ITVBe +1, 58 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 73 Drama +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C24 (498.0MHz)300mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 30 4Music, 35 pick, 39 Quest Red, 42 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 56 Smithsonian Channel, 69 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 82 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C27 (522.0MHz)300mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
23 Dave ja vu, 26 Yesterday, 33 GREAT! movies, 38 DMAX, 40 CBS Justice, 43 HGTV, 67 CBS Drama, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 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 11 Freeview HD channels?

the effected 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: BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Quest HD, Forces TV, FreeSports, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, Quest Red +1, RT HD.

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?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-1321 Mar 2018
C/D EEEW TA K T
C21+SDNSDN
C23BBCA
C24ArqAArqA
C26D3+4
C27ArqBArqB
C30BBCB
C35_local
C42C5wavesC5waves
C51tv_off_local
C53tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCB
C57tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4
C60tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves-BBCA
C63BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

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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
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 2kW
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.

Comments
Sunday, 26 April 2015
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:30 AM

REIGATE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 16:36 on 24 Apr to 16:39 on 24 Apr, HD Digital TV Off Air from 16:36 on 24 Apr to 16:40 on 24 Apr. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 17 June 2015
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Mark Heselden
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5:15 PM

Has anyone any idea of how the Freeview muxes line-up at Reigate will end up in 2019 if 700MHz band 4G goes ahead? All the main programme channels are currently in it.

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Dave Lindsay
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5:59 PM

Mark Heselden: ...the channels being used moving downwards...

(Sorry, haven't got a crystal ball to see information which isn't published yet, and may even not have been planned!)

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

6:02 PM

Mark Heselden: COM channels are already out-of-group as far as the former four-channel analogue goes, so if you receive all channels then you shouldn't be expected to have an issue if the PSBs move downwards.

There are rumours on here that the COMs might end up in the 20s and using DVB-T2, so the main thing is to move to a Freeview HD (DVB-T2) receiver.

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Mark Heselden
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8:29 PM

Thanks, Dave. It's just that Crystal Palace is also strong in the area, using Band A as well, so it's going to be very crammed in the old Band A if all the muxes were kept separate. I wondered if it would be made an SFN with Crystal Palace using the same muxes frequencies. This was done with Heathfield/Tunbridge Wells.

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Thursday, 18 June 2015
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:25 AM

Mark Heselden: It has been suggested by some who post on this site that the COMs might become nationwide SFNs.

And at the present time, Group A was effectively made smaller by the ring-fencing, at switchover, of 31 to 37.

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Monday, 30 November 2015
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:32 PM

REIGATE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 21:07 today. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 1 December 2015
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:31 AM

REIGATE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 21:07 yesterday to 22:58 yesterday. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 2 December 2015
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:31 AM

REIGATE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 21:07 on 30 Nov to 22:58 on 30 Nov. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 22 December 2015
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Gary Higginson
11:07 PM
Redhill

I'm having trouble recently with reception of just the BBCA multiplex, channel 60, from the Reigate transmitter. I wonder if anyone knows any reason and how long this might last.

I'm in Redhill (RH1 2DG) just below the Reigate transmitter (I can see the red light on top if I look out my upstairs windows), with a loft aerial.

Up until a week and a half ago, reception was good, but then we got a lot of interference, increasing over the weekend, but only on channel 60, the BBCA multiplex. All the other multiplex channels are good.

I tried an automatic retune and my Freeview HD box retuned this BBCA multiplex to channel 23, from the Crystal Palace transmitter, even though my aerial is vertical for Reigate and the Crystal Palace orientation appears. horizontal, and according to your coverage maps I'm not expected to receive it at all. It's not perfect, signal quality is often less than 50%, though I've tweaked my aerial direction to maximise it.

Trying to tune back to channel 60 since its signal quality seems to have got worse.

Any clues?

Regards,

GaryH

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