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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, 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),

PSB3
BBCB
 V -5.5dB
C22 (482.0MHz)109mDTG-6560W
Channel icons
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, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 V -5.5dB
C23 (490.0MHz)109mDTG-8560W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 31 Paramount Network, 34 ITV3 +1, 40 Sony Movies Action, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 18 others

COM5
ArqA
 V -5.5dB
C26 (514.0MHz)109mDTG-8560W
Channel icons
11 pick, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 28 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movies, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 45 Film4 +1, 46 Challenge, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 76 Quest +1, 78 Now 90s, 88 Together, 233 Sky News, plus 7 others

COM6
ArqB
 V -5.5dB
C29 (538.0MHz)109mDTG-8560W
Channel icons
25 Yesterday, 29 4Music, 37 DMAX, 39 CBS Justice, 42 HGTV, 47 4seven, 71 CBS Drama, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 91 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 17 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, 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),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C60- (785.8MHz)109mDTG-32,000W
Channel icons
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, plus 1 others

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 20 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, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, CBS Justice +1, CBS Reality +1, Channel 4+1 HD, Forces TV, FreeSports HD, More4 +1, NOW 80s, Paramount Network +1, PBS America +1, Pick +1, Together TV +1, Quest Red +1, RT HD, Shopping Quarter .

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?

1984-971997-981998-20092009-132013-182013-1730 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--BBCB--BBCB

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
Monday, 16 September 2013
J
jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

8:31 PM

Maggie: With regards to the Freeview agent's advice, was he / she aware that your were using an indoor "same room" aerial? because with Winter Hill being located at 26 miles away its a bit of a tall order to expect satisfactory (or any) reception using an aerial located in the same room as the TV.

The Welsh programmes referred to are being received from the Moel-Y-Parc transmitter, but to test whether or not anything is being received from Winter Hill try the manual tune signal test procedure as follows.

Remove the aerial and then carry out a normal auto-tune as this will blank out the tuners memory, once completed reconnect the aerial then in the set up menu select "manual tune" and enter Winter Hills BBC mux on Ch50 but do NOT press search or scan, as on most equipment if anything is being received its signal strength and quality will be indicated on the bar, if though you see indications of around 50% or so for both strength and quality then press search or scan and storing the results.

Should that be a success then the next mux channel to enter is the ITV1 on Ch59, likewise storing the results and giving an update on same, as further advice is dependant on feedback received.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
Thursday, 19 September 2013
M
Maggie
6:46 PM
Wallasey

Maggie: Hi jb38. Thanks for your speedy response. I carried out the above and the signal quality is 30% and the signal strength 88%. What would you advise? Thanks again

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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

9:35 PM

Maggie: I suspected that this might be the case, the problem with your same room aerial being that the signal from Winter Hill is being received from the right hand side of your location, i.e: from where Arnside Road joins the main B5143 meaning that the properties directly on your the right are blocking the signal.

This being the case, then about only one thing that you could try is to once again carry out the manual tune signal test exactly as before entering BBC mux on Ch50 then whilst observing the strength / quality and move the aerial around to try and get a position where the quality exceeds the strength, because as it presently stands its the reverse of what is required.

If you do manage to obtain a good position then scan the channel storing the results, once completed then use exactly the same procedure except this time enter Ch59 (ITV1) scanning same and likewise storing the results.

These are really the main channels that will provide you with the regional news services you require, the other muxes not being and are : Ch58 (ITV3) - Ch49 (Pick TV etc) - Ch55 (4 Music etc) and picked up by using the same manual tuning procedure as before, unless that is your TV offers an update channel list facility, but caution! on some sets this facility acts like an auto-tune whereby possibly replacing the BBC and ITV mux you have already stored with the Welsh channels from Moel-Y-Parc transmitter.

If though those measures are not successful then unfortunately you do not really have any option but to have an outside (or loft) aerial installed.




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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
Sunday, 1 December 2013
T
TONY
9:07 PM

live on the Wirral; storeton transmitter gone off on all itv channels says no signal .went of 8,30
what's going on?PLEASE

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TONY's 1 post GB
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JohnD
9:17 PM

TONY: Our Youview box is in for repair and we have no HD.

Granada ITV SD went off air for the last quarter of XFactor. Fortunately in West Wirral can get ITV Wales, so we saw the final sing off and Gary chickening out.

As I write, Granada SD is back on air.

What happened, Granada?

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JohnD's 1 post GB
Friday, 14 March 2014
M
Michael Plevin
2:53 AM

Will Bay TV on this be broadcast directionally towards Liverpool? I am to the west of Storeton and wouldn't mind picking this up when it starts?

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Saturday, 15 March 2014
J
Jim
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

3:29 AM

Michael Plevin:

To give you some idea of the coverage of Bay tv from the Storeton transmitter, click on the 'LL' box shown on the map above. You will see that it is quite a limited area directed towards L'pool itself.
Try a manual retune on channel 30 and if you can receive 'BonanzaBonanza' on EPG 64, then you should be able to receive Bay tv when it starts.

You could also look at the page for Winter Hill and click the 'LLH' box on the map; that will show the approx. coverage for Bay tv from that mast.
Again, do a manual retune of channel 56 to see if you can receive anything there. You never know!

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Friday, 4 April 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

1:32 PM

STORETON transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:46 today to 11:46 today. [BBC]

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Saturday, 5 April 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

1:33 AM

STORETON transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:46 yesterday to 11:46 yesterday. [BBC]

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Sunday, 6 April 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

3:37 AM

STORETON transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:46 on 04 Apr to 11:46 on 04 Apr. [BBC]

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