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Full Freeview on the Tacolneston (Norfolk, England) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Tacolneston (Norfolk, England) transmitter which serves 330,000 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 Tacolneston (Norfolk, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Tacolneston 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
C55- (745.8MHz)263mDTG-3100,000W
Channel icons
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

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C59- (777.8MHz)263mDTG-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, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Anglia east),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C50 (706.0MHz)263mDTG-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,

COM4
SDN
 H max
C42 (642.0MHz)263mDTG-8100,000W
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, 61 True Entertainment 1, 62 ITV4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 83 Blaze, 84 Blaze +1, 122 CITV, plus 16 others

COM5
ArqA
 H max
C45 (666.0MHz)246mDTG-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

COM6
ArqB
 H max
C39+ (618.2MHz)246mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 Spike, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 59 BT Showcase (not free), 64 CBS Action, 71 CBS Drama, 73 YourTV +1, 79 Dave ja vu, plus 19 others

LNR
 H -10dB
C57 (762.0MHz)263mDTG-1210,000W
Channel icons
7 Mustard,

com7
 H -5.6dB
C31 (554.0MHz)263mDTG-627,400W
Channel icons
56 5USA +1, 57 VIVA, 67 CBS Reality +1, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 82 Vintage TV, 87 Keep It Country, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 108 Al Jazeera Eng HD, 109 Channel 4+1 HD, 110 4seven HD, 113 RT HD, 124 CBeebies HD, plus 2 others

com8
 H -6.2dB
C37 (602.0MHz)263mDTG-624,000W
Channel icons
55 5STAR+1, 63 Community Channel, 86 More4 1, 91 Front Runner TV, plus 4 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 Tacolneston transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look East (East) 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Norwich NR2 1BH, 16km 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, 16km 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?

Gt YarmouthTransposer1 km S town centre30 homes
Lowestoft (2)TransposerRotterdam Rd125 homes

How will the Tacolneston (Norfolk, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1950s~851984-971997-981998-20112011-131/5/13-2013-1730th Jun 2018-
aerial groupVHFC/D EC/D EC/D EEEWB E K
C3BBCtv
600C31com7
C37com8
C39 ArqBArqBBBCA
C40D3+4
C42SDNSDNSDNBBCB
C43SDN
C45ArqAArqAArqAArqA
C46ArqB
700C50 BBCBBBCB
C52C5C5
C53+A
C55BBC2BBC2BBC2-BBCA-BBCA-BBCA
C57LNR
C59ITVITVITV-D3+4-D3+4-D3+4
C602
800C62BBC1BBC1BBC1BBCB
C631
C64D
C65C4C4C4
C66-B
C68C

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 9th November and 23rd November 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
com7(-9.6dB) 27.4kW
com8(-10.2dB) 24kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, LNR(-14dB) 10kW
Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-17dB) 5kW
Analogue 5(-18dB) 4kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Tacolneston 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. Tacolneston 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
Friday, 20 January 2017
H
hardy
12:33 PM

yes there was a severe high pressure event . For a time I could tune in pictures from transmitters at Sandy Heath , Sudbury , Crystal palace and even Dover! The multiplex on UHF channel 31 is usually the most affected . I believe that interference from the Oxford transmitter is the main culprit because it transmits on most of the same UHF channels as Tacolneston. In North Norfolk we also pick up signals from the continent . Its probable that there will be less problems next year when Tacolneston will change to new frequencies (retune and possibly new aerial then needed) . You will be most affected by interference if you do not have the right aerial . Loft aerials are definitely not recommended in problem reception areas .
If you cannot stand loosing channels a couple of times a year I would recommend switching to Freesat . Freesat uses a dish just like sky and is not affected by high pressure weather. Freesat receivers are not expensive and receive all the same channels as freeview except QUEST and DAVE. FREESAT needs no subscription (unlike sky)----------------------my location Mundesley

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hardy
3:07 PM

I think the reason people keep wrongly assuming the problem is a fault at the transmitter is that interference in the pre digital analogue TV days often made patterns or snow on the picture . Interference on digital will often knock out a tv picture completely !

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Friday, 17 February 2017
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audrey Jenks
6:04 PM

I have no reception on any channel when I tuned in this evening at 5pm, it was all working this morning at 9am, Apart from turning Television off the no body has been in the House, the aerial is in the Loft. Is there a fault at the Transmitter.

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audrey Jenks
6:07 PM

I have no idea if any channels are working as it just comes up no signal

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audrey Jenks
6:10 PM

Don't know what else you need me to do to get an answer.

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MikeP
7:33 PM

audrey Jenks:

Your TV signals could be coming from either Sudbury or Tacolnston transmitters. There are no reported problems with either stations.

That suggests a fault has occurred in your equipment. You should get a TV engineer to visit and check your system, unless you are able to do those checks yourself.



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Monday, 13 March 2017
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StevensOnln1
11:08 PM

Trevor Birkbeck: Mux C was one of the commercial multiplexes that existed before digital switchover.

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