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Full Freeview on the The Wrekin (Telford and Wrekin, England) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the The Wrekin (Telford and Wrekin, England) transmitter which serves 280,000 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 The Wrekin (Telford and Wrekin, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the The Wrekin 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
C26 (514.0MHz)455mDTG-320,000W
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1 BBC One West Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 19 others

 H max
C23 (490.0MHz)455mDTG-320,000W
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3 ITV (Central (West micro region)), 4 Channel 4 Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 24 ITV4 +1, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Central west),

 H max
C30- (545.8MHz)455mDTG-620,000W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +1, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD Midlands ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD,

 H -3dB
C41+ (634.2MHz)455mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV3, 20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 My5, 58 ITV Be +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 61 True Entertainment, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 80 Blaze, 83 Blaze +1, 92 Quest +1, 203 CITV, plus 19 others

 H -3dB
C44 (658.0MHz)455mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Ch, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 Tru TV +1, 72 YourTV, 233 Sky News, plus 12 others

 H -3dB
C47 (682.0MHz)455mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 Spike, 39 CBS Action, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 71 CBS Drama, 73 YourTV +1, 79 Dave ja vu, 88 Quest Red +1, plus 22 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
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview HD channels?

The The Wrekin (Telford and Wrekin, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: .

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the The Wrekin transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 49km east-southeast
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 49km east-southeast
to ITV Central (West) region - 65 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (East)

How will the The Wrekin (Telford and Wrekin, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-1730th Jun 2018-
aerial groupA KA KWWWWK

orange background for multiplexes names more
green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: 4G from 30 June 2020more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 6th April and 20th April 2011.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-5 100kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 20kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 10kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*(-17dB) 2kW
Mux C*, Mux D*(-20dB) 1000W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the The Wrekin transmitter area

Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision†
Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1981Associated TeleVision
Jan 1982-Feb 2004Central Independent 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. The Wrekin 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.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Tuesday, 19 July 2016
1:32 PM

Carole Hughes:

If you decide to try receiving from Sutton Coldfield, you should be able to get a full range of services, but as stated by StevensOnln1 you will need to use either a Group B aerial (and not the Group A one used for The Wrekin) and have it mounted pointin g at the Sutton Coldfield transmitter, at a bearing of 98 degrees East of North.

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MikeP's 1,523 posts Gold Gold GB
Wednesday, 20 July 2016
12:03 AM

Carole Hughes : In addition to all already said, although the signal path from the Sutton Coldfield transmitter (@12 miles/99 degrees) is indicated as suffering from a line-of-sight obstruction at just under 2 miles prior to your location, DUK does indicate good reception.

However, dependant on the actual level received and also the type of aerial being used, "reverse pick up" reception (i.e: reception via the rear of your aerial) might be possible from this station, as Sutton Coldfield is located at almost exactly 180 degrees from the direction your aerial will facing for reception from The Wrekin.

Therefore, if your HD TV ("not" an HD ready type) offers a manual tuning facility? it might be worthwhile trying a manual tune test on C33, this being Sutton Coldfields COM7 HD transmitter which carries Talking Pictures (81), if nothing comes up, do the test again but pause after entering C33, as stopping at this point allows the tuner to act like a form of signal meter indicating signal strength levels well under that necessary to resolve a picture.

Further advice dependant on outcome.

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jb38's 7,179 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Sunday, 30 October 2016
Wednesday, 2 November 2016
Transmitter engineering
3:09 PM

THE WREKIN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal from 13:52 today, HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 13:52 today. [BBC] Possible weak signal [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 124,603 posts Owner Owner xx
Transmitter engineering
4:31 PM

THE WREKIN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal from 13:52 today to 14:58 today, HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 13:52 today to 14:59 today. [BBC] Possible weak signal [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 124,603 posts Owner Owner xx
Thursday, 3 November 2016
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

THE WREKIN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal from 13:52 yesterday to 14:58 yesterday, HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 13:52 yesterday to 14:59 yesterday. [BBC] Possible weak signal [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 124,603 posts Owner Owner xx
Friday, 4 November 2016
Transmitter engineering
4:31 AM

THE WREKIN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal from 13:52 on 02 Nov to 14:58 on 02 Nov, HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 13:52 on 02 Nov to 14:59 on 02 Nov. [BBC] Possible weak signal [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 124,603 posts Owner Owner xx
Wednesday, 28 December 2016
C Bennett
4:29 PM

Hi I I have no signal at all in the Gobowen area 28/12/16 at 16:29 - weather conditions are freezing fog, any ideas?

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C Bennett's 1 post GB
Monday, 22 May 2017
S Lambert
8:15 AM

Hello could you tell me when the Wrekin transmitter will allow us to watch channels such as Vintage TV?

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S Lambert's 1 post GB
10:53 AM

S Lambert : Vintage TV is broadcast on the COM7 multiplex, which (along with COM8) is a temporary service broadcast from 30 transmitters covering around 75% of of UK homes and is due to close in 2020. It won't be added to The Wrekin or any other transmitters.

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StevensOnln1's 797 posts Gold Gold GB
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