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Full Freeview on the Sudbury (Suffolk, England) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Sudbury (Suffolk, England) transmitter which serves 440,000 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 Sudbury (Suffolk, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Sudbury 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.

 H max
C44 (658.0MHz)229mDTG-3100,000W
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1 BBC One East, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 17 others

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C41 (634.0MHz)229mDTG-3100,000W
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3 ITV (Anglia (East micro region)), 4 Channel 4 South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Anglia east),

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C47 (682.0MHz)229mDTG-6100,000W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +1, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 123 CBBC HD,

 H max
C58 (770.0MHz)186mDTG-3100,000W
Channel icons
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, 54 My5, 58 ITV Be +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 61 True Entertainment, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 80 Blaze, 83 Blaze +1, 92 Quest +1, 122 CITV, plus 18 others

 H max
C60- (785.8MHz)228mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Ch, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 Tru TV +1, 72 YourTV, 132 Sky News, plus 12 others

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C56 (754.0MHz)228mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
 BT Showcase (not free), 18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 Spike, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 64 CBS Action, 71 CBS Drama, 73 YourTV +1, 79 Dave ja vu, 90 Quest Red +1, plus 21 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
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview HD channels?

The Sudbury (Suffolk, 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 Sudbury transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look East (East) 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Norwich NR2 1BH, 77km north-northeast
to BBC East region - 27 masts.
70% of BBC East (East) and BBC East (West) is shared output
regional news image
ITV Anglia News 0.8m homes 3.2%
from NORWICH NR1 3JG, 78km north-northeast
to ITV Anglia (East) region - 26 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Anglia (West)

Are there any self-help relays?

Felixstowe WestTransposer1000 homes +1000 or more homes due to expansion of affected area?
WithamTransposer14 km NE Chelmsford.118 homes

How will the Sudbury (Suffolk, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-1731st Dec 2018-
aerial groupB EB EEEEEK

orange background for multiplexes names more
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 6th July and 20th July 2011.

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

Analogue 1-4 250kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-4dB) 100kW
Analogue 5(-7dB) 50kW
Mux 2*(-14.9dB) 8.1kW
Mux B*(-15.2dB) 7.5kW
Mux 1*(-15.5dB) 7kW
Mux A*(-17dB) 5kW
Mux C*(-22.2dB) 1.5kW
Mux D*(-23.6dB) 1.1kW

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

Oct 1959-Feb 2004Anglia 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. Sudbury 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.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017
9:17 AM

Braintree is quite close to Sudbury . it maybe that com5 is too strong . I would try an attenuator . An alternative is to try to receive your programmes from Crystal palace instead of Sudbury. A wideband aerial would probably pick up Sudbury and crystal palace . Doing a retune to avoid picking up Sudbury you can unplug the aerial when the autotune scan gets to UHF channel 30.

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hardy's 13 posts GB
Friday, 2 June 2017
Roger Sharman
10:31 AM

Last night 1.6.2017 I lost freeview television reception.
I was still able to receive free sat but my recorder is freeview so unable to record or watch free sat tv.
This morning everything appears to be back to normal.
My question is was there a broadcasting problem of some sort last night.?.?

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Roger Sharman's 1 post GB
12:49 PM

Roger Sharman: There are no faults showing for the Sudbury transmitter. You may have been experiencing interference from distant transmitters as is common with the current weather conditions.

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StevensOnln1's 746 posts Gold Gold GB
Thursday, 22 June 2017
r green
10:21 AM

Hitachi model L19H01, says it finds 139 channels, but no 2,24, nothing between about 271 to 711 (no e.g.601 red button) ok until about a week ago. Retuned several times, and tried without ariel to clear all channels as well. Anglia (Sudbury transmitter) Other tvs find all.

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r green's 3 posts GB
11:04 AM

r green: Please provide a full postcode so we can see where you are in relation to the transmitter and your predicted signal strength etc. Are your other TVs connected to the same aerial? If they are (and if practical to do so) take the TV with missing channels to one of the working ones and connect it to the aerial and retune to restore the missing channels. This will confirm if the fault is with the cable from the aerial (or splitter/amplifier if all your TVs use the same aerial).

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StevensOnln1's 746 posts Gold Gold GB
r green
5:12 PM Ipswich

r green: Kesgrave ip5 2nz. Retuned using socket supplying main tv. signal strength reported strong at 10. Main tv and 2 others have no problem finding eg 601 or 2.
chanel list is about 110 instead of 139 which the other tvs find.

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r green's 3 posts GB
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7:15 PM

r green: That all points to be fault being somewhere in the cables or connections between the splitter/amplifier and the point where you are loosing channels. Do you know where the splitter/amplifier is that all of your aerial sockets connect back to? Try swapping the cable from that socket to the TV with one from another socket that you know works. If the problem remains, unscrew the socket and check the cable is fully attached on the back and that there are no loose strands of the outer metal braid or foil touching the inner conductor, causing a short circuit. If that looks good, go to the splitter/amplifier and try swapping the cable from the point where you are missing channels with one that you know works. If the fault remains, you have further confirmation that the fault is somewhere within that cable rather than the splitter/amplifier or anywhere else.

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StevensOnln1's 746 posts Gold Gold GB
Friday, 23 June 2017
12:07 PM

R GreenL

You may find that ypu have too much signal for the Hitachi TV's tuner. A strength of 10 is too much. TV sets vary in terms of their tuner sensitivity and your Hitachi may not like the signals being that strong. Try fitting an attenuator in line with the aerial feed to that TV only. They are available in different 'strengths'so try a 6dB one first. They are very cheap to buy, even the good quality ones are not too costly.

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MikeP's 1,493 posts Gold Gold GB
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