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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?

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 -5.5dB
C28 (530.0MHz)109mDTG-3560W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) North West, 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 -5.5dB
C25 (506.0MHz)109mDTG-3560W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Granada), 4 Channel 4 (SD) North ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Granada), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 V -5.5dB
C22 (482.0MHz)109mDTG-6560W
Channel icons
86 More4 +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, 204 CBBC HD,

COM4
SDN
 V -5.5dB
C23 (490.0MHz)109mDTG-8560W
Channel icons
 Spotlight TV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 40 Movies4Men, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 Paramount Network, 55 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 76 Quest +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 21 others

COM5
ArqA
 V -5.5dB
C26 (514.0MHz)109mDTG-8560W
Channel icons
11 pick, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 28 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Channel, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 72 YourTV, 89 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 10 others

COM6
ArqB
 V -5.5dB
C29 (538.0MHz)109mDTG-8560W
Channel icons
25 Yesterday, 29 4Music, 31 5Spike, 37 DMAX, 39 CBS Justice, 42 Home, 47 4seven, 71 CBS Drama, 73 Sewing Quarter, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 235 AlJazeera English (SD), plus 16 others

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

PSB1
BBCA
 H max
C57 (762.0MHz)109mDTG-32,000W
Channel icons
9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C53 (730.0MHz)109mDTG-32,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Granada), 4 Channel 4 (SD) North ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Granada), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C60- (785.8MHz)109mDTG-32,000W
Channel icons
86 More4 +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, 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
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 19 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels
the effected 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: 4seven HD, 5STAR +1, 5USA +1, Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, CBS Reality +1, Channel 4+1 HD, Forces TV, Freesports, NOW 80s, Now 90s, PBS America, Pick +1, Together TV +1, Quest Red +1, RT HD, Smithsonian Channel HD.

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 (74°)
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 (74°)
to ITV Granada region - 80 masts.

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

1984-971997-981998-20092009-1314 Nov 122013-1730 Mar 2018
A K TK TK TW TW TW TA K T
C22BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C23+ASDNSDNSDNSDN
C25ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C26+BArqAArqAArqAArqA
C28BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C29+CArqBArqBArqBArqB
C30+1LLLL
C32C4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C33+D
C34+2
C39C5wavesC5waves
C53tv_offD3+4D3+4D3+4
C57tv_offBBCABBCABBCA
C60tv_off-BBCB--PSB3 --PSB3

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 2020 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
green background for transmission frequencies
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 4 Nov 09 and 2 Dec 09.

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.

Comments
Thursday, 21 June 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:04 AM

STORETON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 04:56 on 19 Jun to 05:16 on 19 Jun, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 04:55 on 19 Jun to 05:17 on 19 Jun. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 26 June 2018
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Ann Fletcher
8:34 PM

BBC northwest has been replaced by BBC Wales postcode CH49. This happened after returning tv due to poor signal. Please can you advise how to rectify.

Regards

Ann Fletcher

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StevensOnln1
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11:10 PM

Ann Fletcher: Firstly, retuning was a bad idea and will never fix a weak signal (all you are doing is deleting your correctly tuned channels and searching for them again). You need to find the cause of the problem (check for loose or damaged cables or connections behind your TV etc) before retuning again (use the manual tuning function if your TV has one) to the correct transmitter (we need a full postcode to see which transmitters you are predicted to receive).

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Thursday, 28 June 2018
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Steven Tattum
8:19 AM

Hi, I am in Flintshire North Wales and I have two issues.

Firstly, recently I have lost BBC1 Wales HD and ITV1 Wales HD from my Freeview TV upstairs. The downstairs TV still has access to them and when I plug my TV into that aerial socket I can receive them again. Why would these channel disappear from upstairs? I can also only JUST receive the standard definition channels. If you move the aerial connector around it can pixalate/disappear. Also I can easily receive BBC1 HD (not Wales) and ITV1 HD (Granada) and BBC1 North West and ITV1 Granada with no problems. Why have the Welsh channels gone so weak upstairs when downstairs is so strong? Obviously I don't want to watch news based in Liverpool/Manchester. I think this happened last summer too and when winter arrived I got the channels back. Do I need to call an engineer out to look at the cable?

Secondly I have lost all access to some channels including QVC HD, More4 1, BBC4 HD and the new channel Now 80s which should be on channel 88. And this affects all freeview TVs. Why have they all disappeared?

Many thanks for any advice.

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StevensOnln1
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10:23 AM

Steven Tattum: Are both TVs fed from the same aerial? If the downstairs TV is fine that would suggest that you have a problem with the cable/socket upstairs. Please provide a full postcode so that we can see your predicted coverage for further advice on the missing COM8 channels (BBC Four HD, QVC HD, etc).

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Friday, 29 June 2018
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Steven Tattum
10:38 AM

Hi StevensOnln1, the TV upstairs comes in from a cable from the attic and the one downstairs comes from a cable he drilled straight into the kitchen wall where he connected it to the satellite dish on the rear wall I think.

I am in CH54FY. Today though the missing channels from COM8 returned.

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StevensOnln1
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12:09 PM

Steven Tattum: You can't receive Freeview from a satellite dish. If the downstairs TV is using a satellite receiver (either a Sky/Freesat or other generic box or built in satellite tuner) then that has nothing to do with Freeview. You need to examine your setup and check where the cables actually go (as far as you can safely access) and check for any loose connections, damage to the cable etc.

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Steven Tattum
9:26 PM

Hi
StevensOnln1. I was wrong the cables to the downstairs TV literally go past the satellite dish however it continues to go up into the attic. I've been to look in there and both cables (one for downstairs TV which can get bbc1 Wales hd and itv Wales hd and my cable which cannot get either channel) go to the same point which is the aerial on the chimney. Two.people have looked at my cable and they can't see why it's stopped getting those channels. I've tried manually tuning it to channel 60 and 0 channels are found. The cable reaches half way around my room and I have to use an extension to get it to the TV. A 4m extension cable from argos does not give me any Welsh channels whereas a 3m one from B&M only doesn't give me the hd Welsh channels. I have tried plugging it into the aerial socket direct by taking the TV there but no luck. Is it worth calling Flintshire aerials back to ask him to replace the cable?

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Wednesday, 11 July 2018
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Steven Tattum
5:47 PM
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StevensOnln1 - Flintshire Aerials came out and found that the cable to my room had been crushed in the attic by boxes (thanks mother!) and was only transmitting half the signal it should have been doing and replaced the cable and also fed it down the opposite wall meaning it can plug straight into the TV. I now have BBC1 Wales HD and ITV Wales HD back and a much stronger signal on all channels.

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Friday, 10 August 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

3:07 PM

STORETON transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 11:39 today to 11:57 today. [BBC]

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