Full Freeview on the Tacolneston (Norfolk, England) transmitter
|52.518,1.139 or 52°31'6"N 1°8'22"E
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.
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.
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?
|1 km S town centre
How will the Tacolneston (Norfolk, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
|17 Jul 2018
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?
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB
|Mux 1*, Mux 2*, LNR
|Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Tacolneston transmitter area
I'm afraid the site owner hasn't had time to check and correctly update the channel listings since the 700MHz Clearance program.
In the multiplex order BBCA/PSB1, D3&4/PSB2, BBCB HD/PSB3, SDN/COM4, ArqA/COM5, ArqB/COM6, Tacolneston's UHF channels are - The main multiplexes on C40, C43, C46, C42, C45, C39.
The Local multiplex is on C32 but whether you receive it will depend on your location as it's beamed towards Norwich.
Other than C46, you say your have 100% Quality and 100% Strength on all the other multiplexes and that you are only a few miles from the transmitter. This looks very much like you have a problem with too much signal which can cause the sort of issues you are seeing.
Do you have any distribution amp/splitter? If so, does it have a variable gain control, and if so turn the gain down. You do not need 100% signal, depending on set it could be very low and still have no problems. What is essential is that you ideally have100% Quality 24/7.
If you have a distribution amp/splitter but no variable gain, try the aerial direct to just your main set to see what signal level and quality you get to help confirm the problem.
One other possibility is that there is a newish mobile phone mast near you and that is causing interference which won't be helped by any distribution amp, but you should have had some sort of postcard from restoretv.uk (or at800 as they were previously). If this is the case and it's not simply too much TV signal as previously mentioned, then contact them for a free filter.
If it's simply too much signal, if your aerial is in the loft and readily accessible, you could try turning it off-beam to see if you can get a temporary happy compromise, otherwise, whether you have a distribution amp or not (and no gain control) putting a variable attenuator between the aerial and the feed to the TV(s) should be a solution - such as this eBay item number:310039226920.
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hello. for the last 3days from 3pm onwards the signal on my tv scambles with no signal & this is starting to annoy me, as I havent been able to watch tv. this isnt a problem in my flat as ive checked far to many times. this has to be a problem with the roof ariel or someone elses end. I need this sorting asap
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steve: Have you checked whether anyone else in the building is suffering with the same problem? If it's happening at the same time every day then the most likely cause is something nearby operating on a timer, either something with an electric motor or with poor electrical shielding (cheap LED lights are a common cause) which is spewing out electrical interferance.
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