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Full Freeview on the Storeton (Wirral, England) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Storeton (Wirral, England) transmitter which serves 45,000 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 problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Storeton (Wirral, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Storeton 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.

 V -5.5dB
C28 (530.0MHz)109mDTG-3560W
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1 BBC One North West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 17 others

 V -5.5dB
C25 (506.0MHz)109mDTG-3560W
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3 ITV (Granada), 4 Channel 4 North ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Granada),

 V -5.5dB
C22 (482.0MHz)109mDTG-6560W
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45 Film4 +1, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Granada), 104 Channel 4 HD North ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 123 CBBC HD, 602 BBC Red Button 2, 603 BBC Red Button 3,

 V -5.5dB
C23 (490.0MHz)109mDTG-8560W
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10 ITV3, 20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 55 Channel 5 +24, 58 ITV Be +1, 61 True Entertainment, 62 ITV4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 122 CITV, plus 22 others

 V -5.5dB
C26 (514.0MHz)109mDTG-8560W
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11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Movie Mix, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 Tru TV +1, 72 YourTV, 126 Tiny Pop, 132 Sky News, plus 18 others

 V -5.5dB
C29 (538.0MHz)109mDTG-8560W
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 Al Jazeera English,  BT Sport 1 (not free), 18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 Spike, 38 Quest +1, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 59 BT Showcase (not free), 63 Community Channel, 64 CBS Action, 73 YourTV +1, 84 Dave ja vu, plus 19 others

 V -15.2dB
C30 (546.0MHz)109mDTG-1260W
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from 30th June 2014: 7 Bay TV Liverpool, plus 1 others

 H max
C57 (762.0MHz)109mDTG-32,000W
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1 BBC One Wales, 2 BBC Two Wales, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 14 others

 H max
C53 (730.0MHz)109mDTG-32,000W
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3 ITV (Wales), 4 S4C, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 7 Channel 4 (Wales) South ads, 13 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Wales),

 H max
C60- (785.8MHz)109mDTG-32,000W
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45 Film4 +1, 101 BBC One HD Wales, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 123 CBBC HD, 602 BBC Red Button 2, 603 BBC Red Button 3,

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
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview HD channels?

The Storeton (Wirral, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: .

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Storeton transmitter?

regional news image
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 51km east-northeast
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
regional news image
ITV Granada Reports 3.1m homes 11.6%
from Salford M50 2EQ, 51km east-northeast
to ITV Granada region - 80 masts.

How will the Storeton (Wirral, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

aerial groupA KKKWWW

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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 4th November and 2nd December 2009.

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

Analogue 1-5 2.8kW
PSB1 wa≡, PSB2 wa≡, PSB3 wa≡(-1.5dB) 2kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 560W
LL(-16.7dB) 60W
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-17dB) 56W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Winter Hill transmitter area

May 1956-Jul 1968Granada Television†
May 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Feb 2004Granada 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. Storeton 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.

Monday, 30 November 2015
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

STORETON transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 00:07 on 26 Nov to 05:39 on 26 Nov. [BBC]

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Thursday, 25 February 2016
Paul Shepherd
7:08 PM

I want to watch channel 81 - Talking Pictures. I get my TV reception from Storeton. Why can't I receive Channel 81? I pay the same as those who get their signal from Winter Hill so why do I not receive the same level of service? Who is going to do what and when to provide this channel to those who have to use Storeton?

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Paul Shepherd's 1 post GB
Tuesday, 29 March 2016
D Whittaker
7:48 PM Prenton

My Dad lives on the Wirral (CH43 2LB) and has always got his TV from the Storeton Transmitter. After recently getting a new TV and YouView box he has suffered from poor signal on some channels (Quest and Drama). When investigating the channel numbers I discovered that he was getting some channels from Storeton, some from Winter Hill and some from Moel-y-Parc. In some cases BBC1 and 2 HD a better signal from Moel-y-Parc. Does anyone else have similar problems or can anyone suggest if an aerial upgrade would improve things?

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D Whittaker's 1 post GB
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Monday, 13 June 2016
6:28 PM

Paul Shepherd asked"I get my TV reception from Storeton. Why can't I receive Channel 81?"Because Multiplex COM 7 is not broadcast from Storeton. If you cannot receive a signal from Moel-y-Parc or Winter Hill for COM 7, then you should consider a satellite dish and receiver. ($ky is not needed, just a generic free-to-air satellite receiver or if you prefer to have your satellite services filtered according to the ability of the service to pay Freesat an extortionate fee and EPG numbers dorced upon you, then a Freesat receiver).The widest possible range of free-to-air/non-encrypted TV and radio services (including all FTA transmission to the UKofGB&NI) will be available to you with a generic FTA receiver and a motorised dish." I pay the same as those who get their signal from Winter Hill"
So what? If you are referring to your live TV reception licence, that does not guarantee reception of any TV service. COM7 (hint is in the name) is a commercial service multiplex and commercial multiplexes are only provided where the commercial operators consider the provision of the service to be commercially viable and where a frequency is available which will not interfere with broadcasts from other transmitters.

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Corin's 87 posts Bronze Bronze LU
7:46 PM

D Whittaker: "can anyone suggest if an aerial upgrade would improve things?The transmissions of the North West multiplexes from Storeton are VERTICAL polarisation (the WALES PSB1,PSB2,PSB3 highlt directional towards Clwyd are actaully horizontal) whereas those from Moel-y-Parc and Winter Hill are HORIZONTAL. Therefore your father in Prenton will have a southward directed vertically aligned antenna pointing towards Storeton. It is therefore only due to the high signal levels from Moel-y-Parc and Winter Hill that he is receiving any multiplexes from the off-beam wrong polariztion.So to improve your reception of mutliplexes (COM 7 and 8) not broadcast from Storeton and to maximize channel choice, the best arrangement is to keep the current antenna pointing at Storeton and install an additional horizonally aligned antenna pointing to Moel-y-Parc.Again to receive all available FTA UK radio and TV services and those from other nations, a motorized dish and an FTA satellite receiver is the solution. Last time I checked the only (non-shopping) services on terrestrial which were not FTA on satellite were AlJazeera English HD., Channel 4 +1 HD, Channel 4seven HD, 4Music, Dave, Dave ja vu, Home, Quest, Quest+1, and Your TV +1.

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