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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
Channel icons
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

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, 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),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C36 (594.0MHz)263mDTG-6100,000W
Channel icons
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

COM4
SDN
 H max
C42 (642.0MHz)263mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
 CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 28 ITV2 +1, 31 5STAR, 32 Paramount Network, 41 GREAT! 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 TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 H max
C45 (666.0MHz)246mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
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

COM6
ArqB
 H max
C39+ (618.2MHz)246mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
23 Dave ja vu, 26 Yesterday, 33 GREAT! 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

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
 Together TV +1,  Merit, 64 FreeSports, 70 Quest Red +1, 76 Now 70s, 86 More4 +1, 87 PBS America +1, 89 Court TV, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 113 RT 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-80s1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-1717 Jul 2018
VHFC/D EC/D EC/D EEE TW TW T
C3BBCtvwaves
C31com7com7
C32_local
C36BBCB
C37com8com8
C39 +ArqB+ArqBArqB
C40BBCA
C42SDNSDNSDNSDN
C43D3+4
C45ArqAArqAArqAArqA
C50tv_off BBCBBBCB
C52tv_offC5wavesC5waves
C55tv_offBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves-BBCA-BBCA-BBCAcom7tv_off
C56tv_offCOM8tv_off
C57tv_offLNRLNR
C59tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves-D3+4-D3+4-D3+4
C62BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCB
C65C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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?

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
Monday, 16 July 2018
M
Mardler
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

10:14 AM

Hardy and Stevens,

COM7 & 8

This is news to me. I only ever saw both being broadcast at 24Kw never18! My sources were this page and a more reliable and up to date one. Had I see 18 I would immediately have complained to my MP.

Stevens, you say the new mix "is able to broadcast at a much lower power level" - you mean is restricted to a much lower power level not "able". It is transmitted power that matters.

It is unbelievable that a main HD channel is transmitted at such low power. No wonder people are annoyed.

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Mardler
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

10:19 AM

Predictive errors in last post: seen and mux - unable to edit!

Please! For the umpteenth time, upgrade your forum to a modern user friendly, format.

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Mardler
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

10:24 AM

If these muxes are being broadcast at 18Kw shouldn't you update your table as it still shows 27.4 and 24?

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Tuesday, 17 July 2018
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Hardy
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

8:54 AM

The tv authorities in Britain and the continent are restricted in the available frequencies and power they can use by agreements which have decided to take over the top end of what was the tv bands for new mobile services. British transmitters cant just increase the power to cover all areas because that would interfere with continental and Irish reception . And the foreign tranmitters would have to increase too which in turn would interfere with British reception. The least watched channels (especially HD that takes up more channel room) are the ones that get squeezed into the low power end . On many transmitters such as Sudbury these channels are already not transmitted. And I predict they will go from all transmitters after 2020.

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Hardy's 137 posts GB
Monday, 23 July 2018
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maggie
7:09 AM
Great Yarmouth

for the last 4 days there has bee no signal at all for all Anglia and free view stations in nr29 4hs

I do have BBC but nothing else what's going on

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StevensOnln1
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

12:02 PM

maggie: Have you checked for any loose or damaged cables or connections behind your TV? Do not attempt to retune.

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Hardy
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

4:19 PM

Its the hot weather . Especially when there is high pressure over the continent . Don't retune your tv.

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Paul O'Neill
6:02 PM

On my DTV, Freeview aerial television, using the ordinary type of TV aerial:
For the last month or so, ie before the hot weather, I have been unable to view BBC 1, BBC2, BBC3, BBC4 and probably more but I can see a wide range of ITV channels, Channels 4 and 5.

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Tuesday, 24 July 2018
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Hardy
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

9:46 AM

Paul. It sounds like you maybe have a group CD aerial which were suitable before about 2010 . Since june 16 the Tacolneston channels moved to lower frequencies (I assume you retuned then) requiring ideally a group K or a wideband aerial. If so you maybe able to get help from freeview for a new aerial. It helps us if we know your post code or approximate location and whether aerial is outdoor.

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Paul O'Neill
7:25 PM
Woodbridge

Hello Hardy:
Paul O'Neill here. The TV aerial is old, pre-1983.
My postcode is IP13 7Sblank, I live on a hill top.
The roof top aerial is like a class 2.
Your point about 16 June looks a likely date for the loss of BBC channels.

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