Full Freeview on the Sandy Heath (Central Bedfordshire, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Sandy Heath (Central Bedfordshire, England) transmitter which serves 920,000 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 Sandy Heath (Central Bedfordshire, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Sandy Heath 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.
1 BBC One Cambridge, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 11 others 250 BBC Red Button, 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 719 BBC Norfolk (BBC local radio), 720 BBC Three Counties (BBC local radio), 722 BBC Cambridge (BBC local radio), 734 BBC Northampton (BBC local radio),
E4, 3 ITV (Anglia (West micro region)), 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Anglia east), 73 Sewing Quarter,
101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD,
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 16 QVC, 85 Hochanda, 260 CCTV, 261 Racing UK, 262 CONNECT 4, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 Planet Knowledge, 269 Arise News, 270 Loveworld, 670 ADULT Section (start), 671 Television X, 675 ADULT PARTY, 678 Xpanded TV promo, 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
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 40 Sony Crime Channel, 43 Gems TV, 49 TJC, 65 TBN UK, 252 Kiss Me TV, 253 Proud Dating, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect,
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 22 Ideal World, 35 QVC Beauty, 36 QVC Style, 74 Jewellery Maker, 206 Pop, 234 RT, 672 ADULT smileTV2, 699 ADULT Section (end), 711 The Hits radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 Kiss, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 heat, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC,
67 CBS Reality 1, 82 Vintage TV, 87 Keep It Country, 107 BBC News HD, 109 Channel 4+1 HD, 110 4seven HD, 113 RT HD, plus 2 others 78 Quest Red 1, 733 Trans World Radio,
55 5STAR+1, 64 CBS Action +1, 64 Freesports, 86 More4+1, 86 More4 1, 88 NOW 80s, 93 Together, 94 PBS America, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 115 BT Showcase HD (not free), 205 CBeebies HD, plus 2 others 111 QVC HD, 112 QVC Beauty HD,
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)
Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Sandy Heath transmitter?
BBC Look East (West) 1.0m homes 3.7%
from Cambridge CB4 0WZ, 29km east-northeast (66°)
to BBC Cambridge region - 4 masts.
70% of BBC East (East) and BBC East (West) is shared output
How will the Sandy Heath (Central Bedfordshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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orange background for multiplexes names more
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 30th March and 13th April 2011.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
|BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-7.4dB) 180kW|
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB||(-7.7dB) 170kW|
|Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*||(-17dB) 20kW|
|Analogue 5||(-20dB) 10kW|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Sandy Heath transmitter area
4:34 PM Chatteris
I have now ordered a better quality cable arriving Wednesday also the bedroom socket is a good quality one but I will check for bad connection. By the way it's a good quality PVR and I have tested on other sockets and it is fine.
I will also check the amplifier which is in the loft to make sure all is well. Thanks for your help.
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IP270EE - has there been some sort of change recently, I used to get the HD channels (Via C21) with a rock solid signal, but over the last 2 weeks, there has been disturbance - or no signal or quality at all. I am wondering if it is co-channel interference from the recent changes? Or has the MUX at Sandy heath, had an unreported fault? All other Sandy Signals are OK & I even receive the weak Local Cambridge TV from Maddingly. So I doubt it is an aerial fault.
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I wonder if you have an answer to this problem. The Digital Stream PVR which was first launched in 2010 and is used by many users all over the country and is an excellent machine. Up until recently we have been affected by COM7 and COM8, let me explain. If we do not scan in these two Multiplexes our PVR's work perfectly. But any attempt to scan them in or use any of the channels within those Multiplexes then this is what happens. The PVR's get stuck on "LOADING' or stuck on "BYE' and will not shut down. On our thread on AVForums the advice given for the time being is for all users to try resets etc but not to use any channels in COM7/8. All other Multiplexes are fine. In my case and like many others the Digital Stream is doing what it is supposed to do without scanning in COM7/8. Any advice would be appreciated.
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But they have all been working with COM7/8 this has only just started to affect our PVR's all over the country and I believe Panasonic were affected as well so I am told. From my point of view because I do not use COM7/8 I am happy to just carry on because it has been a very good PVR. Something strange has happened and it is a shame that so many users have been affected.
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It is highly unlikely that you will get any reliable reception in Cambridge using an indoor aerial (in the same room as the TV). You are simply too far away from the Sandy Heath transmitter. An external aerial mounted on the roof or chimney stack is needed.
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Dear sir, I am the area manager of some residential sites in buckden and some of the residents are having issues with their signal on HD channels and on some non HD channels the local transmitter is sandy heath which has shown no issues on their website.
Please can you advise as we have a new satellite dish and transmitter both working fine?
Please can you email me or call me on 07889230897
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