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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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Tacolneston (Norfolk, England) mast?

Tacolneston transmitter - Tacolneston transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 13/05/2024 Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels Digital tick

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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.

 H max
C40- (625.8MHz)263mDTG-100,000W
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1 BBC One (SD) East, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 16 others

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C43- (649.8MHz)263mDTG-100,000W
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3 ITV 1 (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, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Anglia east),

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C46 (674.0MHz)263mDTG-100,000W
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46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD East, 102 BBC Two HD England, 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

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C42 (642.0MHz)263mDTG-8100,000W
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20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 38 Channel 5 +1, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 83 Together TV, 91 WildEarth, 93 ITVBe +1, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 30 others

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C45 (666.0MHz)246mDTG-8100,000W
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11 Sky Mix, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 Sky Arts, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 65 That's TV 2, 70 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 90s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 others

 H max
C39+ (618.2MHz)246mDTG-8100,000W
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12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! romance, 56 That's TV (UK), 63 GREAT! romance mix, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 18 others

 H -10dB
C32 (562.0MHz)263mDTG-1210,000W
Channel icons
7 Mustard,

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
C39 +ArqB+ArqBArqB
C50tv_off BBCBBBCB

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - 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.

Sunday, 30 June 2019
7:11 AM

On your list for Tacolneston transmitter you show Ch36 as being in use, I think it is actually Ch 46.

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Carl's 1 post GB flag

10:50 AM


The owner of this site has not yet been able to update all the lsitings for the over 1100 transmitters. For the latest channel allocations, look at the Digital UK Coverage Checker (at…r/), put in your full post code and house number, select the Detailed View option and press Go. Scroll down the resulting listings to find the transmitter you are using. That will show the current channel usage as well as any future planned changes.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB flag
Reginald Mills
2:57 PM

For the last two days I have not been able to get 'Keep it country tv'. This applies to more than one piece of reception equiptment. I have tried retuning with no results. Can you tell me what has happened to this program. Regards Reg Mills

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Reginald Mills's 1 post US flag

5:44 PM

Reginald Mills: Keep It Country has closed on Freeview and can therefore no longer be received via an aerial. Spotlight TV (which is taking over from Keep It Country on satellite and cable) is due to become available as a streamed channel which uses your internet connection on a compatible connected TV from next week.

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StevensOnln1's 3,637 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 16 July 2019
david faulkner

10:20 AM

Hi, strange problem in that my Panasonic OLED TV cannot display BBC News HD 107.....I have done the usual clearout of channels and re-scans etc but it just wont appear.
ALL other freeview & HD channels are fine, signal strength between 95 & 100%, and quality is 100% on all channels.
We are about 20miles from Tacolneston.
The weird thing is that both my freeview recorders (PAnasonic and BT Youview) CAN receive 107...nothing has changed in our setup, no hardware changes no re-cabling etc.
At a loss to explain that

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david faulkner's 21 posts GB flag

3:55 PM

david faulkner: That is really strange - Panasonics have really sensitive tuners (if anything too good, hence the 95-100% strength).

A couple of things do occur.

Your only 20 miles from Talcneston, but that area is a pain for reception, hence the lite transmitters. I dont know if the lites carry 107 on HD (I am in north cambridgeshire, and my parents in law on the coast get their main signal from Belmont), but if they dont and you have accidently locked onto one, that might explain it. But if you are getting the full range, then its not that.

Might be worth doing a system upgrade - just to make sure the software is up to date. It cant do any harm.

Other than that, I am at a loss. Its a lovely TV, and should be fine. If you have a sat dish attached to it, then that should pick it up anyway and your other equipment already does, but all the same, its a bit odd!

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 17 July 2019

7:16 AM

david faulkner:

Two thoughts come to mind, there is Engineering work at Tacolneston this week with "Possible weak signal" & as 107 is on COM7, now a SFN, with the current weather propagation it could be interference from other transmitters. Is reception of 109, 110, 113 & otyher COM7 programmes OK, if so, very odd as MikeB says. See…ngs.

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Chris.SE's 4,180 posts GB flag
david faulkner

8:33 PM

Thanks for the prompt responses...
our postcode is IP23 8LP and, to my knowledge is not a "pain" face we have had zero problems and nothing short of superb reception since DSO
As I said it seems strange thet the other tuners all work OK, as did our TV until fairly recently after the God knows how many re-tunes we have had to do this year
I checked and there are no system updates (it is conmnected to broadband anyway so they would have happened overnight) topic but any ideas why I am not receiving email updates to these replies?.... I am not subscribing to the general feeds

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david faulkner's 21 posts GB flag
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david faulkner

8:37 PM

thanks for the prompt replies
our postcode is IP23 8LP and to my knowledge this is not a "pain" area - in fact the service has been superb since full DSO :)
What I cant grasp is why the other 2 boxes are OK (and a second TV) also

ps..any ideas why I am not receiving email notifications about this post (the box is ticked).... I am not subscribing to the feeds at all

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david faulkner's 21 posts GB flag
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11:45 PM

david faulkner:

AFAIK email updates are only weekly, I get mine early on a Wednesday.

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