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The symbol shows the location of the Sutton Coldfield (Birmingham, England) transmitter which serves 1,870,000 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 Sutton Coldfield (Birmingham, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Sutton Coldfield transmitter broadcast?

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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
C43 (650.0MHz)433mDTG-3200,000W
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1 BBC One West Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 14 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C46 (674.0MHz)433mDTG-3200,000W
Channel icons
 E4, 3 ITV (Central (West micro region)), 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Central west), 73 Sewing Quarter,

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C40+ (626.2MHz)433mDTG-6200,000W
Channel icons
101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD Midlands ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD,

COM4
SDN
 H max
C42 (642.0MHz)433mDTG-8200,000W
Channel icons
20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 30 5STAR, 37 Quest, 54 5SELECT, 57 Paramount Network, 61 True Entertainment, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 17 others

COM5
ArqA
 H max
C45 (666.0MHz)433mDTG-8200,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 32 Sony Movie Ch, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 72 YourTV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H max
C39+ (618.2MHz)433mDTG-8200,000W
Channel icons
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 5Spike, 39 CBS Action, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 62 True Christmas, 71 CBS Drama, 79 Dave ja vu, plus 19 others

LB
 H -13dB
C51 (714.0MHz)433mDTG-1210,000W
Channel icons
from 31st October 2014: 7 Big Centre TV,

com7
 H -3.5dB
C55 (746.0MHz)433mDTG-689,200W
Channel icons
67 CBS Reality 1, 82 Vintage TV, 87 Keep It Country, 107 BBC News HD, 109 Channel 4+1 HD, 110 4seven HD, 113 RT HD, plus 2 others

com8
 H -3.7dB
C56 (754.0MHz)433mDTG-686,000W
Channel icons
55 5STAR+1, 64 CBS Action +1, 64 Freesports, 86 More4+1, 86 More4 1, 88 NOW 80s, 93 Together, 94 PBS America, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 115 BT Showcase HD (not free), 205 CBeebies HD, plus 2 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)

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Sutton Coldfield transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 15km south-southwest (200°)
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 15km south-southwest (201°)
to ITV Central (West) region - 65 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (East)

Are there any self-help relays?

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How will the Sutton Coldfield (Birmingham, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1950s~851984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-177th Mar 2018
aerial groupVHFB EB EEB E KB E KWE
C4BBCtv
600C33com7
C35com8
C39+ArqB+ArqB+ArqBArqB
C40BBC2BBC2BBC2+BBCB+BBCB+BBCBBBCB
C41+1
C42SDNSDNSDNSDN
C43ITVITVITVBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C44+2
C45ArqAArqAArqAArqA
C46BBC1BBC1BBC1D3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C47+A
700C50C4C4C4
C51+BLBLB
C52+C
C55Dcom7
C56com8

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 7th September and 21st September 2011.

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

Analogue 1-4 1000kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 200kW
com7(-10.5dB) 89.2kW
com8(-10.7dB) 86kW
LB(-20dB) 10kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-21dB) 8kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Sutton Coldfield transmitter area

Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision†
Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1981Associated TeleVision
Jan 1982-Feb 2004Central Independent 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. Sutton Coldfield 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, 12 August 2018
C
Carol
3:30 PM

Hi, I am in the Sutton Coldfield area not too far from the transmitter. I have noticed recently, that com 7 drops off, usually in the evenings and then returns the next day. Shall I put this down to the weather or as mentioned in an earlier post, 'too much signal'? Not noticed it before but then to be honest have not been checking. My aerial is roof mounted by the way and therefore not that easy to check cables etc.

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Carol's 2 posts GB
Monday, 13 August 2018
MikeP
10:05 AM

Carol:

Please provide a full post code so that we can see what your reception is predicted to be like.

You can check all the aerial cables and connections as far as you can safely reach. Please also check what the signal strengths are like on all the 8 multiplexes broadcast from Sutton Coldfield (your TV User Manual will tell you how to do that but do not retune).



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MikeP's 2,475 posts Platinum Platinum GB
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Sam
12:48 PM Lichfield

MikeP: This happens to me too! I thought it was just my TV! When watching Channel 47HD and BBC NEWS HD I get no service in evenings and as Carol said, it comes back the next morning fine.

My postcode is: WS13 8SD

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Sam's 3 posts GB
Tuesday, 14 August 2018
MikeP
10:57 AM

Sam:

You are less than 8 miles from one opf the most powerful transmitters in the UK.So there is every chance that you have too much signal. Please check the signal strengths shown by your TV (the User Manual will tell you how to check that). It needs to be between 60% and 85%, any more will cause the symptoms you describe.

Look at 'Too much of a good thing' on this website for further information.



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MikeP's 2,475 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Wednesday, 15 August 2018
C
Carol
8:13 AM

Thanks for the reply MikeP.

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Carol's 2 posts GB
Monday, 3 September 2018
Transmitter engineering
12:23 PM

SUTTON COLDFIELD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:03 today to 10:30 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 10:03 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
3:23 PM

SUTTON COLDFIELD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:03 today to 10:30 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 10:03 today to 11:43 today. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 4 September 2018
Transmitter engineering
12:23 AM

SUTTON COLDFIELD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:03 yesterday to 10:30 yesterday. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 10:03 yesterday to 11:43 yesterday. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 5 September 2018
Transmitter engineering
6:08 AM

SUTTON COLDFIELD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:03 on 03 Sep to 10:30 on 03 Sep. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 10:03 on 03 Sep to 11:43 on 03 Sep. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 12 September 2018
Transmitter engineering
6:07 AM

SUTTON COLDFIELD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 23:52 yesterday to 00:17 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 23:53 yesterday to 00:48 today. [BBC]

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