Freeview Light on the Rugeley (Staffordshire, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Rugeley (Staffordshire, England) transmitter which serves 1,000 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Rugeley (Staffordshire, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Rugeley 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.
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 Rugeley (Staffordshire, 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 Rugeley transmitter?
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 32km south (174°)
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
How will the Rugeley (Staffordshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - more
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 7 Sep 11 and 21 Sep 11.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Sutton Coldfield transmitter area
RUGELEY transmitter - 22 February 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 08:00hrs and 18:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV & Channel 4. Digital services - N/A [DUK] Over the next week Rugeley relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]
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Richard: For information and a source for logs, see Aerials, TV Aerial and Digital Aerial
Rugeley transmitter only carries the Public Service Broadcaster (PSB) multiplexes. For a list of the six multiplexes, see:
DMOL Post-DSO Multiplex Channel Allocations
To receive the COMs as well, you will probably have to pick-up from Sutton Coldfield. You mention a secondary television; if the primary one is terrestrial, then why not use the existing aerial for both?
Television Aerial Boosters / Amplifiers, Splitters, Diplexers & Triplexers
See the page on the mb21 Transmission Gallery for Rugeley:
mb21 - The Transmission Gallery
There is a comment on that page about an issue in the area with reflections of Sutton Coldfield's signals caused by the local power station's cooling towers. The relay itself uses a four-log array to receive from Sutton Coldfield for this reason.
Digital is more tolerable of reflections, so to what degree it will be an issue in your location, I don't know.
I'm not an aerial installer, but I understand that when you are talking such a low powered transmitter, line of sight is almost imperative.
Obviously the cooling towers aren't likely to be causing any reflections of the low powered signal from the school!
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I live in Stafford ST16. Since around 1st Jan 2013 I have been experiencing a certain amount of defragmentation of picture and audio reception. Not enough to blank out the picture entirely, but on some stations it is becoming an irritation. I had my cabling and digital booster upgraded last year (2012) and the guy checked everything over with his meters and from the 'digital changeover' I had a very good digital reception throughout the house. So what is happening here at this moment in time?
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