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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.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name

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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 H max
C44 (658.0MHz)229mDTG-3100,000W
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1 BBC One East, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 17 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C41 (634.0MHz)229mDTG-3100,000W
Channel icons
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, 24 ITV4 +1, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Anglia east),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
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, 204 CBBC HD,

COM4
SDN
 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, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 80 Blaze +1, 83 Quest +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 17 others

COM5
ArqA
 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, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H max
C56 (754.0MHz)228mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 Spike, 39 CBS Action, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 71 CBS Drama, 73 YourTV +1, 79 Dave ja vu, 84 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 Mar 2018-
aerial groupB EB EEEEEK
C29BBCA
600C31D3+4
C35C5C5
C37BBCB
C39B
C41ITVITVITVD3+4D3+4D3+4SDN
C44BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCAArqA
C47C4C4C4BBCBBBCBBBCBArqB
C48+A
700C49+1
C50+D
C51BBC1BBC1BBC1
C54C
C56ArqBArqBArqB
C58SDNSDNSDN
C60-ArqA-ArqA-ArqA
800C682

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.

Comments
Sunday, 20 August 2017
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nicholas
1:53 AM

To all,i have found if freezing occurs,switch box on/off,it seems to work on humax,digital stuff can be a right pain sometimes,n............................

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nicholas's 95 posts Bronze Bronze GB
Thursday, 31 August 2017
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John Broad
8:49 PM

tou have successfully blotted a number of my channels on a Goodman 32" 10 years old. I am unable to access the menu to make any changes, being both technologically challenged and an O.A.P (87yrs) . Relying only on my state pension I cannot afford a new TV and to call somebody in could be pricey. Where do I go from here? Suggestions please.

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MikeB
11:01 PM Peterborough

John Broad: What do you mean by 'blotted'. If you mean they have vanished, then its more likely that your aerial has a fault. Try checking the connections and see if they come back.

You say you can't access the menu - is that because the remote doesnt work, or because the menu is locked with a PIN number? If you can find the manual, or simply give us the model/make (we could possibly find it for you online), then you might be able to reset it.

If the TV really is beyond help (and I suspect its not), then another decent 32, from a good brand (like the Samsung 32M5500), will cost around ?300, and you can get that set up and tuned as well.


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MikeB's 2,252 posts Platinum Platinum GB
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Saturday, 9 September 2017
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nick horrex
7:39 PM

Having invested in costly equipment to get Sudbury rather than my local relay so as to get the full list of channels, is that transmitter ever going to live up to its name of a full service and give me the last multiplex so I can see Al Jazeera again?

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nick horrex's 306 posts Gold Gold GB
Sunday, 10 September 2017
MikeP
10:48 AM

Nick Horrex:

If you mean when will it get COM7 and COM8, the answer is never as those mulitplexes are temporary ones offered only by 30 main transmitters and covering about 70% of the population. The plan is that the channels carried by those multiplexes will be included within the arrangements for when the adjustments to accommodate the loss of the 700MHz band, expected between now and the end of 2019. No definitive dates have been given as yet.



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Julian Fasler
11:33 PM

The list of Freeview transmitter changes 2017-20 Upcoming Freeview transmitter changes 2017 to 2019 states that PSB1, 2, and 3 will remain on their current channels after next year. The table above indicates that they will move. Which is correct?

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Julian Fasler's 8 posts US
Tuesday, 10 October 2017
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nick horrex
7:17 AM

thanks, Mike P.
There seem to be several empty channels. It is a shame Al Jazeera does not use one.

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