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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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Sudbury (Suffolk, England) mast?

SUDBURY transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 18:56 today to 19:04 today, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 19:07 today to 20:38 today, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 19:07 today to 20:38 today. BBC


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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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 H max
C44 (658.0MHz)229mDTG-3100,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) East, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 15 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C41 (634.0MHz)229mDTG-3100,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Anglia (East micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Anglia east), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C47 (682.0MHz)229mDTG-6100,000W
Channel icons
86 More4 +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
C29 (538.0MHz)186mDTG-3100,000W
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
 H max
C31- (553.8MHz)228mDTG-8100,000W
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
 H max
C37 (602.0MHz)228mDTG-8100,000W
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

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 19 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels
the effected 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: 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 Sudbury transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look East (East) 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Norwich NR2 1BH, 77km north-northeast (24°)
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 (24°)
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?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-171 Aug 2018
B E TB E TEE TE TE TK T
C29SDN
C31ArqA
C35C5wavesC5waves
C37ArqB
C39B
C41ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C44BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C47C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C48+A
C49tv_off+1
C50tv_off+D
C51tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C54tv_offC
C56tv_offArqBArqBArqB
C58tv_offSDNSDNSDN
C60tv_off-ArqA-ArqA-ArqA
C682

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 6 Jul 11 and 20 Jul 11.

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
Monday, 24 June 2019
MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

7:23 PM

Chris.SE and Tracy:

I'm not mixed up at all, just look at the ecpected reception shown on the Digital UK Coverage Checker for Tracy's post code.



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Hardy
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9:38 PM

I think Chris is correct . The checker shows that Tracy should get a strong signal from Sudbury on all channels . However Tacolneston and Sandy Heath transmitters are also in range though weaker signal. Its possible that Tracys aerial is pointing at the wrong transmitter .
I think I would check that the aerial is pointing at Sudbury . And manually tune the channels. Auto tuning may pick up the wrong transmitter. Use the channel numbers Chris mentions .

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Hardy's 135 posts GB
Tuesday, 25 June 2019
MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:01 AM

Hardy:

When I look at the coverage checker set to Tracy's post code it shows that only Sandy Heath has a good reception at her location, all the others have varying degrees of poor reception or none at all.

So I am correct. The only issue is whether she would gat the regional programmes she prefers.



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MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:20 AM
Bury St. Edmunds

Tracy et al:

Having had yet another look at the Digital UK Coverage checker set for the post code given, Sudbury is shiown as variable for SDN reception, Tacolnston is poor for the main 6 multiplexes but may be usable for COM7 and COM8. Sandy heath is good for the sic main multiplexes but not for COM7 or COM8, none of the other transmitters mentioned are of much value.

So is Tracy wants all the six main multiplexes then she should be using Sandy Heath, but if she is willing to have variable reception of SDN then Sudbury is an alternative though less than ideal.

Her location in Thurston End, Hawkedon, Bury St. Edmunds, IP29 4LQ does not appear to be ideal for reception of all channels at present. The alternative is to use Freesat instead.



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MikeP's 2,983 posts GB
Thursday, 27 June 2019
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Sue Jackson
10:09 PM

My aerial is pointing to the Sudbury Transmitter so why have I lost ch54, ch55, ch61, ch62?

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Saturday, 29 June 2019
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Chris.SE
sentiment_satisfiedGold

10:44 PM

Tracy & MikeP:

I'm afraid I still think Sudbury is your best transmitter and Hardy agree. I'm not sure how Mike gets variable reception for SDN (I still think he has his comments for Sudbury & Sandy Heath interchanged). Reception should be Good for all 6 muxes from Sudbury.
Make sure you are tuned to the UHF channels for the Sudbury muxes ie. - 44, 41, 47, 29, 31, 37
The channels you mentioned are on different multiplexes (muxes) ArqA, SDN, D3&4 & SDN in the prder you mentioned. So apart from carrying out the checks I mentioned in my previous post, look at your aerial to make sure it's still pointing in the correct direction.

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Chris.SE
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10:59 PM

Sue Jackson:

Apart from the movement of multiplexes to different UHF channels around the country (for which there are no more planned for Sudbury as part of the 700MHz clearance), unfortunately Broadcasters sometimes move their channels around to different LCN numbers and sometimes multiplexes.
This has happen twice recently. Back in May see Sony Channel changes | Freeview and most recently on 27th June see https://www.freeview.co.u…tml.

Unfortunately this means that you will no longer be able to get True Entertainment or True Movies as they've moved to Local muxes and there isn't one at Sudbury. Paramount Network & 5SELECT are both on the SDN multiplex.
You need to put your postcode into Digital UK - Coverage checker to see what the predicted reception at your location is.

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Chris.SE's 456 posts GB
Saturday, 17 August 2019
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Carol
7:02 AM
Harwich

Hi there. Can only get a few Freeview channels, which is very annoying. Our aerial points towards Sudbury (we live in a bungalow). We also get interference on our DAB radio. I keep re-tuning both the TV and radio but to no aval. I live in Upper Dovercourt, CO12 4UH.
Any suggestions would be very welcoming. Thank you.


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MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:48 AM

Carol:

Please put your post code into http://www.digitaluk.co.u…er/, select the Detailed view, add your house number and press Go. Then look at the listings for the possible transmitters for your location. You should find that though Sudbury is the best option, it is regarded as variable for 5 of the 6 multiplexes. That shows you are in a difficult reception area and a loft aerial will definitely not help matters.

Talk with your neighbours to see what their reception is like, especially if they have their aerial on the roof somewhere.

You may need to consider having Freesat with a dish instead of Freeview. That is likely to give you better reception of more programmes.



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MikeP's 2,983 posts GB
Sunday, 18 August 2019
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Kathy Evans
4:33 PM

Why can't i get freeview channels 48 and 50 in Sudbury

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