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The symbol shows the location of the Stamford (Lincolnshire, England) transmitter which serves 2,800 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 Stamford (Lincolnshire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Stamford 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.

 V max
C47 (682.0MHz)46mDTG-2W
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1 BBC One (SD) East Midlands, 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 16 others

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C41 (634.0MHz)46mDTG-2W
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3 ITV 1 (SD) (Central (East micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Central west),

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C44 (658.0MHz)46mDTG-2W
Channel icons
46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD East Midlands, 102 BBC Two HD England, 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD Midlands 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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Are you trying to watch these 45 Freeview channels?

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The Stamford (Lincolnshire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, YAAAS!, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, Great! Movies Action, GREAT! romance, HGTV, HobbyMaker, HorrorXtra, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, Pop Player, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's 70s, That's TV , Together TV, W, 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 Stamford transmitter?

regional news image
BBC East Midlands Today 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Nottingham NG2 4UU, 56km northwest (306°)
to BBC East Midlands region - 17 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 99km west (259°)
to ITV Central (East) region - 17 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (West)

How will the Stamford (Lincolnshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-137 Feb 2018-

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
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 17 Aug 11 and 31 Aug 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 3W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-1.8dB) 2W

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

Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision†
Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1981Associated TeleVision
Jan 1982-Feb 2004Central Independent 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. Stamford 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.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011
Bill Wells
12:04 PM

We have been getting very poor reception on all analogue channels. The picture was perfect before Christmas. We have tried retuning, with no better results. ITV is so snowy, it is impossible to watch. The local Curries manager has said there is trouble with analogue transmissions. Please advise.

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Bill Wells's 1 post GB flag

12:52 PM

Bill Wells: There are no transmitter problems. I suggest you need to have your aerial checked.

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Tuesday, 15 February 2011
Diana Rees
8:51 PM

I live in St Leonards St Stamford & have to use a booster to get the analogue signal. Will I be able to receive the digital signal? Will I need to change my aerial?

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8:52 PM

Diana Rees: Yes, you will get Freeview "Light" with your existing equipment. You do not need to change your aerial.

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Briantist's 38,899 posts GB flag
Friday, 4 March 2011
12:49 AM

hi, will the stamford 'repeater' that broadcasts the sandy heath reception be changing to a digital transmitter??if so when?? one half of stamford can receive off waltham but the other uses the analogue repeater at present.

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aaron's 6 posts GB flag

5:55 AM

aaron: Yes, as it clearly says above in some considerable detail on 17th/31st August 2011.

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Briantist's 38,899 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 17 August 2011
12:56 AM

hi again on the 30th of august do i need to aim my aerial in stamford towards sandy heath or the so called repeater at the school?? if at the school does my aerial need to be on its side? thanks aaron

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Mike Dimmick

1:17 AM

aaron: Digital services replace the analogue service from the Stamford transmitter. The BBC digital service replaces BBC Two tonight - you will probably have noticed that BBC Two has already gone off-air. Leave your aerial alone.

The digital service is expected to be up and running by 9am. Check Digital UK - Relay transmitter switching times for updates.

For the next two weeks, ITV1 analogue will be on button 2 on your TV, as it has actually replaced BBC Two analogue - this is due to ITV1 analogue having replaced BBC Two analogue at Waltham, in order that BBC digital can start up on ITV1's old channel there.

In two weeks time, the remaining analogue services will be shut down and be replaced by ITV1, Channel 4 and Channel 5 digital (and some associated channels). See above for the list.

To check whether you could get a full service from Sandy Heath or from Waltham, we'd need a full postcode.

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB flag
11:59 PM

there is a repeating mast in stamford which most of the lower town receives there tv reception from. those aerials are laid on there sides. so i need to know if i have an aerial does it need to be aimed at 'the repeater' or does it aim at sandy heath??? and also would it need to be on its side or not??? thanks aaron

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aaron's 6 posts GB flag
Thursday, 18 August 2011

8:10 AM

aaron: Can you please provide a full postcode?

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