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The symbol shows the location of the Somersham (Suffolk, England) transmitter which serves less than 500 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 Somersham (Suffolk, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Somersham 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
C28 (530.0MHz)54mDTG-32W
Channel icons
1 BBC One East, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 11 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C25 (506.0MHz)54mDTG-32W
Channel icons
 E4, 3 ITV (Anglia (East micro region)), 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Anglia east), 73 Sewing Quarter,

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C22 (482.0MHz)54mDTG-62W
Channel icons
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,



DTG-3 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 0 Freeview channels?


The Somersham (Suffolk, 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 Somersham transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look East (East) 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Norwich NR2 1BH, 61km north-northeast (13°)
to BBC East region - 27 masts.
70% of BBC East (East) and BBC East (West) is shared output
regional news image
ITV Anglia News 0.8m homes 3.2%
from NORWICH NR1 3JG, 61km north-northeast (13°)
to ITV Anglia (East) region - 26 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Anglia (West)

How will the Somersham (Suffolk, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-1731st Mar 2018-
aerial groupA KA KA KA KA KA KA K
C22BBC1BBC1BBC1BBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C25ITVITVITVD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C28BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCABBCA
600C32C4C4C4

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 6th July and 20th July 2011.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-4, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 2W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Sudbury transmitter area

Oct 1959-Feb 2004Anglia Television
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. Somersham 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
Wednesday, 22 August 2018
Transmitter engineering
9:09 PM

SOMERSHAM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 08:30 today to 12:27 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 08:30 today to 12:27 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 23 August 2018
Transmitter engineering
6:09 AM

SOMERSHAM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 08:30 yesterday to 12:27 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 08:30 yesterday to 12:27 yesterday. [BBC]

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Friday, 24 August 2018
Transmitter engineering
6:08 AM

SOMERSHAM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 08:30 on 22 Aug to 12:27 on 22 Aug, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 08:30 on 22 Aug to 12:27 on 22 Aug. [BBC]

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Monday, 3 September 2018
Transmitter engineering
6:22 AM

SOMERSHAM transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 01:04 today to 01:06 today. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 4 September 2018
Transmitter engineering
5:30 AM

SOMERSHAM transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 01:04 yesterday to 01:06 yesterday. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 5 September 2018
Transmitter engineering
6:08 AM

SOMERSHAM transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 01:04 on 03 Sep to 01:06 on 03 Sep. [BBC]

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