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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
C40- (625.8MHz)263mDTG-3100,000W
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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
C43- (649.8MHz)263mDTG-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 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Anglia east), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C36 (594.0MHz)263mDTG-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
C42 (642.0MHz)263mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 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, 87 Keep It Country, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 21 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 Channel, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 61 True Entertainment, 72 YourTV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H max
C39+ (618.2MHz)246mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 5Spike, 39 CBS Justice, 42 DMAX, 47 4seven, 62 True Movies, 71 CBS Drama, 73 Sewing Quarter, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, plus 16 others

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

com7
 H -5.6dB
C55 (746.0MHz)263mDTG-627,400W
Channel icons
 Vintage TV, 57 5USA +1, 67 CBS Reality +1, 92 Pick +1, 99 Smithsonian Channel HD, 107 BBC News HD, 108 Aljazeera English HD, 109 Channel 4+1 HD, 110 4seven HD, 113 RT HD, plus 2 others

com8
 H -6.2dB
C56 (754.0MHz)263mDTG-624,000W
Channel icons
 CBS Action +1, 56 5STAR +1, 64 Freesports, 83 NOW 80s, 84 Now 90s, 89 Together, 91 PBS America, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 114 Quest HD, 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 Tacolneston transmitter?

regional news image
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
regional news image
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 YarmouthTransposer1 km S town centre30 homes
Lowestoft (2)TransposerRotterdam Rd125 homes

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

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20112011-131 May 132013-1717 Jul 2018
VHFC/D EC/D EC/D EEE TW TW T
C3BBCtvwaves
C31com7com7
C32_local
C36BBCB
C37com8com8
C39 ArqBArqBArqB
C40BBCA
C42SDNSDNSDNSDN
C43D3+4
C45ArqAArqAArqAArqA
C50tv_off BBCBBBCB
C52tv_offC5wavesC5waves
C53tv_off+A
C55tv_offBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves-BBCA-BBCA-BBCAcom7tv_off
C56tv_offcom8tv_off
C57tv_offLNRLNR
C59tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves-D3+4-D3+4-D3+4
C60tv_off2
C62BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCB
C631
C64D
C65C4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C66-B
C68C

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Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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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?

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
Wednesday, 6 June 2018
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Hardy
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11:05 PM

Depending exactly where you are the strongest signal could be from Tacolneston , Sudbury or Sandy heath .
I would recommend using "tv coverage checker" (see previous posts on this) with your post code to find the best transmitter .


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Thursday, 7 June 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:04 AM

TACOLNESTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 yesterday to 03:44 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 yesterday to 03:44 yesterday. [BBC]

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Hardy
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11:24 AM

Gareth . sorry I read north west Suffolk ! north east suffolk ( say west of Southwold) the transmitter would be Tacolneston . From the coverage checker seems that an outdoor amplified aerial is needed. Preferably a type K aerial though B or E should work.

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Hardy's 128 posts GB
Friday, 8 June 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:04 AM

TACOLNESTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 on 06 Jun to 03:44 on 06 Jun, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 on 06 Jun to 03:44 on 06 Jun. [BBC]

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Saturday, 9 June 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

3:04 PM

TACOLNESTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 on 06 Jun to 03:44 on 06 Jun, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 on 06 Jun to 03:44 on 06 Jun. FM: Radio 4 FM Weak Signal from 12:04 today. [BBC]

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Richard Russell
4:52 PM

I find the DigitalUK coverage predictions hard to fathom. Here they show the main six MUXes (100kW) in the orange ('variable reception') category but COM7/8 (27kW/24kW) in the green ('good reception') category. What would explain the lower-powered services providing better reception than the higher-powered ones, at the same distance? It's definitely not what we experience in practice (COM7 is not receivable and COM8 is marginal).

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Bill
4:54 PM

What's happened to BBC News HD and several nearby HD channels? These have gone missing today (09/06/2018) - North of Norwich. Re-tuning is not the answer!

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Keith Saunders
5:42 PM

Hello,
I had to retune because the people who run the Tacolneston transmitter made that a necessity. How I cannot receive BBC 4, but all the other ones are fine. Prior to this I could receive them all. So I quite the program and re booted my PC before retuning but to no avail. So what next? Should I try to retune after 7PM when the channel is transmitting? Any ideas? Thanks, Keith


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6:04 PM

TACOLNESTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 on 06 Jun to 03:44 on 06 Jun, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 on 06 Jun to 03:44 on 06 Jun. FM: Radio 4 FM Weak Signal from 12:04 today to 14:42 today. [BBC]

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Keith Saunders
8:04 PM

Keith:
So I retuned again, after 7PM and now the channel has appeared. Awesome! Thanks to whoever made that possible. May it long continue. Cheers!

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