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 (SD) East, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 15 others 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC Norfolk (BBC local radio), 720 BBC Suffolk (BBC local radio), 722 BBC Cambridge (BBC local radio), 734 BBC Essex (BBC local radio),
3 ITV (SD) (Anglia (East micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (Anglia east),
72 Shopping 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, plus 1 others 65 TBN UK,
CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 28 ITV2 +1, 31 5STAR, 32 Paramount Network, 41 Sony Movies Action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 55 5SELECT, 57 ITVBe +1, 58 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 73 Drama +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup, plus 15 others 16 QVC, 50 TJC, 95 Create & Craft, 252 Kiss Chat & Date, 253 Proud Dating, 261 Racing TV, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 On Demand 365, 269 Arise News, 670 ADULT Section (start), 680 ADULT Xpanded2, 724 Capital FM London, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart 106.2 London,
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 30 4Music, 35 pick, 39 Quest Red, 42 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 56 Smithsonian Channel, 69 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 82 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others 44 Gems TV, 85 Hochanda, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 678 Xpanded TV, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
23 Dave ja vu, 26 Yesterday, 33 Sony Movies, 38 DMAX, 40 CBS Justice, 43 HGTV, 67 CBS Drama, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 others ADULT smileTV2, 22 Ideal World, 36 QVC Beauty, 37 QVC Style, 71 Jewellery Maker, 206 Pop, 674 ADULT Babestn, 679 ADULT Studio 66, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 KISS, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 Greatest Hits Radio, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio,
Merit, 64 FreeSports HD, 70 Quest Red +1, 76 NOW 80s, 83 Together TV +1, 86 More4 +1, 87 PBS America +1, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 113 RT HD, 114 Quest HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 2 others 111 QVC HD, 112 QVC Beauty HD,
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?
|Gt Yarmouth||Transposer||1 km S town centre||30 homes|
|Lowestoft (2)||Transposer||Rotterdam Rd||125 homes|
How will the Tacolneston (Norfolk, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 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 9 Nov 11 and 23 Nov 11.
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
Thanks for your reply MikeB :)
Firstly, the problems seem to have disappeared today and after manually rescanning the UHF numbers I now have all muxes and they all appear to be fine.
It all started started Friday evening around 9pm, initially on just com7, Saturday com7 was even worse and so I stupidly did a rescan.
This caused com8 to disappear and com7 to get even worse.yesterday (sunday) things got even worse with the SD muxes displaying the same symptoms.
This morning around 10am everything appeared to return to normal, a rescan got me back com8 and com7 appears to now be flawless.
The signal strength on the muxes has been and always is 90%, yet over the weekend when the problems started it was jumping from 90% to 5% constantly in sync with the picture break-up.
I would postulate that the weather is at fault, if I recall correctly we had a similar problem a couple of years ago with the 'newer' HD mux (BBC4 HD, BBC News HD etc) giving the exact same problems, but they seemed to disappear after a couple of days.
Thanks for the suggestion of an attenuator, it's something I will look in to if this problem resurfaces.
Thanks again MikeB for your help!
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Jon: It does sound like the weather, but your just 16km from the transmitter, and 90% is way high - 'see too much of a good thing'. An attenuator would bring it down enough to avoid the HD channels breaking up. They might have been just at the limit, but not quite getting there, until the high pressure system came along.
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I have returned to hopefully help other users.
It is almost unbelievable how crazy the explanation is.
It transpires that my issues with FV reception is down to my own stupidity, the weekend when I suffered all the problems I tried to print a document, my printer was out of ink so I pulled the printer out.
Doing this caused my speaker cable to rest upon my coax cable from the aerial!
When I put the printer back after the weekend I managed to move the speaker cable away from the coax. DOH!
I received my new cartridges for the printer yesterday and pulled the printer out to install them, upon putting the printer back it would appear that the speaker cable was again resting on the coax, and as a result COM7 was playing up last night.
Luckily I managed to equate that moving the printer was the problem, so I looked behind the printer, noticed the speaker cable upon the coax cable and moved them away from each other = problem solved!
So may advice to anyone suffering FV problems, check for any cables touching, it seems so stupid to say, but this clearly caused my issue.
I am so glad I did not get an engineer out or invest in any new hardware.
Thanks again for your help!
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Jon: Glad you got it sorted, and sometimes its the maddest things which cause the problem!
As for attentuators, its kind of whatever works. Toolstation do a variable one for 3.76, and when I used mine the other day to try to calm down the HD box, its worked surprisingly well. On the other hand, when I used it before, it didn't have much effect, and I ended up with fixed ones. I bought from these guys 9dB Coax Plug Inline ATTENUATOR: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics a couple of different ones - 6db, 12db, etc.
If one isn't strong enough, you can always add another. So a 3db, a 6db and a 12db might be fine. They are also pretty cheap at about 1.50 each. They even fit together, so all you need is an extra coax to complete the link - again, Toolstation do shielded ones for ?1.19. By the sound of it, something shielded might be no bad thing anyway. Toolstation do really cheap Hook & Loop (Velcro) Cable Ties as well, so you can keep cables away from each other.
See if you can bring it down a little, and if the strength/picture isn't jumping around, leave it be. Good luck.
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I have built in Freeview on my Panasonic TV and DVD and I receive all channels ok but the TV Guide Does Not Fully Update with times and programmes missing. I have Re-tuned several times but it doesn't improve. I have an aerial in the loft which was in the house when we moved here three years ago, not sure how old it is but it looks quite old and basic.
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