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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?

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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
C47 (682.0MHz)46mDTG-32W
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1 BBC One (SD) East Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C41 (634.0MHz)46mDTG-32W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Central (East micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Central west), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C44 (658.0MHz)46mDTG-62W
Channel icons
86 More4 +1, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD Midlands 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)

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The Stamford (Lincolnshire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5SELECT, 5Spike, 5STAR, 5STAR +1, 5USA, 5USA +1, AlJazeera English (SD), Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, Freesports, Home, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Together TV +1, Movies4Men, NOW 80s, Now 90s, Paramount Network, PBS America, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sewing Quarter, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel HD, Sony Movie Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday, YourTV.

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?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-177 Feb 2018-
B E TB E TB E TB E K TB E K TB E K TB E K T
C39BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C41D3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C42C4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C44BBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C45BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C47BBCABBCABBCABBCA
C49tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves

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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 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.

Comments
Thursday, 18 August 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

8:10 AM

aaron: Can you please provide a full postcode?

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aaron
7:58 PM

briantist
postcode PE9 2DZ

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jb38
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8:52 PM

aaron: That transmitter you see in Barnack Road was only built to cater for the converted or newer upmarket properties dotted along the waterfront areas of Stamford, (plus a few others!) as these are effectively screened from both Waltham and Sandy, as many of the properties you see further along the Barnack Road itself (near Cummins Generator factory) can receive signals perfectly OK from Waltham, that being the purpose of the single log periodic aerial mounted much lower down the mast, i.e: to pick up the signals from Waltham.

The analogue signal from the Stamford transmitter was always very difficult to receive at any distances much past the level of the Empingham Road junction where it leaves Scotgate, likewise the top end of Tinwell Road if going to the West, so needless to say that come the end of the month a few more tests will be carried out to see exactly where the digital signal can reach compared to the previous analogue one.





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aaron
11:30 PM

the tobie norris pub and central nightclub are both off waltham and struggle to receive a lot of channels. as you go further down onto wharf road you can hardly receive many off waltham so thats why im asking about the repeater at the girls school. is it going digital or not??

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Friday, 19 August 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

7:54 AM

aaron: By definition a private repeater (a self-help relay) is the responsibility of the owner. Ofcom | Self-help TV relays and Digital Switchover .

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jb38
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8:01 AM

aaron: It already partially is, and the change will be complete at the end of this month. Your aerial should be mounted vertically, that is with the elements running from top to bottom (on its side as you put it) and with it obviously pointing at the transmitter mast in question and "not" anywhere else.

The other point to note is that its a repeater of Waltham and "not" Sandy (Anglia) which for local news services has always been a bit alien, as Stamford is much more aligned with Peterborough and not Nottingham, Derby etc.

Please also note that it will not have the same full range of programmes as is obtainable from Waltham either, as the transmitter is in the category of being a "light" services one, this not changing!


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Saturday, 20 August 2011
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6:53 PM

jb38
the repeater in stamford is not a repeater of waltham it is a repeater of the anglia region sandy heath.the news is always anglia news.

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Sunday, 21 August 2011
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jb38
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8:57 AM

aaron: Stamford is, and always has been, a relay of Waltham transmitting Central TV programmes.

What I suspect is misleading you is, that in areas North of the Welland that are climbing up slightly from the waterfront levels (Broad Street / West street upwards) generally has their aerials pointing at either Waltham or Sandy, and if its Sandy they will be pointing very roughly in the same direction as for the Stamford relay, albeit it requires the aerial to be mounted vertically.

The problem there is that when they retune their TV's / boxes on auto-tune their devices will lock onto the stations nearest to the start of the tuning point, which will be Sandy on high power Mux Ch27, whereas Stamford is Mux Ch47, and as such if actually picked up will be in the EPG 800 ranges.

The Sandy transmitter is reaching many places in Stamford that analogue didn't, and its most likely that which is misleading you.

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10:53 AM

aaron: Just to add, Anglia (Sandy) ITV being
on Mux Ch24 whereas Stamford is on Mux Ch41, likewise Anglia's HD service on Mux Ch21 and Stamford on Mux Ch44.

Anglia always taking up the EPG3 position (when received) over Stamford.

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Wednesday, 31 August 2011
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