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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Tacolneston (Norfolk, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Tacolneston 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.
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 11 others 250 BBC Red Button, 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 719 BBC Norfolk (BBC local radio), 720 BBC Suffolk (BBC local radio), 722 BBC Cambridge (BBC local radio), 734 BBC Essex (BBC local radio),
E4, 3 ITV (Anglia (East micro region)), 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Anglia east), 73 Sewing Quarter,
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,
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 16 QVC, 85 Hochanda, 260 CCTV, 261 Racing UK, 262 CONNECT 4, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 Planet Knowledge, 269 Arise News, 270 Loveworld, 670 ADULT Section (start), 671 Television X, 675 ADULT PARTY, 678 Xpanded TV promo, 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
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 40 Sony Crime Channel, 43 Gems TV, 49 TJC, 65 TBN UK, 252 Kiss Me TV, 253 Proud Dating, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect,
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 22 Ideal World, 35 QVC Beauty, 36 QVC Style, 74 Jewellery Maker, 206 Pop, 234 RT, 672 ADULT smileTV2, 699 ADULT Section (end), 711 The Hits radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 Kiss, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 heat, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC,
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 78 Quest Red 1, 733 Trans World Radio,
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 111 QVC HD, 112 QVC Beauty HD,
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?
BBC Look East (East) 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Norwich NR2 1BH, 16km northeast (37°)
to BBC East region - 27 masts.
70% of BBC East (East) and BBC East (West) is shared output
ITV Anglia News 0.8m homes 3.2%
from NORWICH NR1 3JG, 16km northeast (38°)
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?
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How will the Tacolneston (Norfolk, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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?
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-4dB) 100kW|
|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
You have misled us by not stating that you use a Humax HD box! Your TV set that you mentioned is not equipped with an HD tuner, but the Humax is. I presume you have that connected via the HDMI sockets and cables?
That shows how important it is to give full and accurate information as we have no idea what equipment you use as we are entirely remote from you.
Programme 101 is indeed an HD DVB-T2 transmission that is being received and decoded by your Humax box. Whether the TV is capable of displaying it in true HD is still questionable from the Sony data available. It is perfectly possible for the equipment to show an HD programme in SD if the TV cannot show the true HD images.
As for the picture pixilating, that may be due to signal issues or possibly the current weather patterns. Whatever happens DO NOT RETUNE.
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If poor reception is due to a transmitter power reduction or atmospheric conditions or aerial fault it is recommended not to retune as if the signal is poor the set may not tune in all channels. If your set is not designed for HD there is no point tuning in hd channels on an external box . However you can get an HD picture with such a box if the tv is 'HD ready' . Of course a modern tv will have an HD tuner so will not need an external box.
A free sat box can be used in place of a sky box as the dish will work for either. Personally I use a 'free to air ' satellite box as these are cheaper. But these boxes have a reduced or no on screen programme guide.
Note I have found some recorder boxes a little less sensitive than tvs and HD always needs a bit stronger signal than SD.
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Please note that if replacing a Sky Q box with another satellite receiver then a new LNB is required. Sky changed the way the command signals are sent so they can have different options in Sky Q but 'normal' satellite receivers do not send the commands in the same as Sky Q. They use the traditional command system.
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Signal strength on all channels reduced so that sound level has to be increased from 14 to 24 on both TV sets.
Sound in the evening has to be increased to 50+ & at this level is unclear. I have noticed that HD channels
have tor some time had variable signal strengths from 40 to 100 & bit errors from 0 to 2000 & also shown
no signal normally in the evening. I have stopped recording in HD as it has become increasingly likely that all it will show is No Signal. Today it has gone one better in that nearly all HD channels show No signal at mid-day.
Checks show 0 signal strength & 2000 bit error rate. A retune only confirmed that 26 channels were no longer available & I cannot of course get them back unless they start transmitting again. I have tried different ariels & a new booster but to no avail. My other TV is just about hanging on to HD channels with a 46 signal rating , at least at midday. Until 2/3 weeks ago I had no problem with any channel. Are there any plans to return to the signal strengths of a short time ago ? John
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John there is clearly A problem with your aerial , cable or aerial amplifier. The transmitted signal has not been reduced recently . Reception is still good here on the north Norfolk coast . Another possibility is interference from a source such as a new phone transmitter ,It helps if we know your town or preferably post code.
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Tacolneston signals on frequencies on 746000 & 754000 are very poor & erratic . They pixlelate morning ,noon ,& evening with frequent ' No Signal' when 0 signal strength & 2000 bit error is reached. All other frequencies show 100% signal & 0 bit error at the same time except for 762000 which has a 92% signal & 0 bit error.
I have tried new Ariel & Booster & other TV's but to no avail. Could someone please suggest what else I may try. The problem is recent over the last 2/3 weeks. The only general problem is that the level of sound has diminished across all channels . Normally the sound would have been set to 14 in the morning rising to 16 in the evening. At present it is 18 am & 50+ pm. Advice on these problems would be appreciated.
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Please provide a full post code so we can look at the expected reception at your location.
If you have 100% signal strength then you have too much signal and that will cause several problems. So that could be the root cause of your problems.
There is no fault reported for the Tacolnston transmiitter and no other viewers are reporting any problems.
The recent high pressure over much of the UK could have caused problems but that has largely moved away and there would have been nothing anybody could have done about the prerfectly natural phenomenon anyway.
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John two of the channels you mention have been reduced in power . But that was last year .Not recently .the other channel is not now used by Tacolneston. Perhaps you are getting signals from another transmitter . If you were getting good reception until recently that suggests that there is minor fault reducing reception such as rain in a connection. Obviously a small reduction in sensitivity will knock out the weakest channels.
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