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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?

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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 H max
C26 (514.0MHz)455mDTG-320,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) West Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 18 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C23 (490.0MHz)455mDTG-320,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Central (West micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Central west), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C30- (545.8MHz)455mDTG-620,000W
Channel icons
86 More4 +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,

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C41+ (634.2MHz)455mDTG-810,000W
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 -3dB
C44 (658.0MHz)455mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 28 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 -3dB
C47 (682.0MHz)455mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 29 4Music, 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

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 20 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels
the effected 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: 4seven HD, 5STAR +1, 5USA +1, Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, CBS Reality +1, Channel 4+1 HD, Forces TV, Freesports, NOW 80s, Now 90s, PBS America, Pick +1, Quest HD, Quest Red +1, RT HD, Smithsonian Channel HD, Together.

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 (116°)
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 (116°)
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?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-1727 Feb 2018
A K TA K TW TW TW TW TK T
C211
C23ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C24+A
C26BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C27+B
C29C4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C30-BBCB-BBCB-BBCBBBCB
C312
C33BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C35C5wavesC5waves
C41+SDN+SDN+SDNSDN
C44ArqAArqAArqAArqA
C47ArqBArqBArqBArqB
C48_local_local_local_local
C51tv_off_local_local_local
C53tv_offC
C57tv_offD

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 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 6 Apr 11 and 20 Apr 11.

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

Comments
Tuesday, 2 April 2019
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Graham Gittins
10:53 AM

I have just changed my Sony Bravo to freeview. The picture quality is better than what I received from Virgin. When trying to view on catchup BBC works alright. With all ITV stations the menu comes up and allows selection, the logo and advertising plays you reach the program the title comes up but doesn't load. My set is a year old, and when I first loaded their apps about 4 days ago they all worked. With the rest of the download information displaying correctly I can't visualize it being a fault with my aerial or TV.

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MikeB
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8:07 PM

Graham Gittins: Your catchup service have nothing to do with your aerial, unless its a Youview TV, in which case its a hybrid.

Try updating the app - ITV has always been a bit of a pain, and if needed, perhaps a factory reset and install. If its an Android TV, then you should have Youview, and thats easier to acces.

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Thursday, 23 May 2019
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Elizabeth Wright
9:00 AM

From SY7 9 area: Why has my reception deteriorated in the past 2 months. Currently I can only get BBC1,2,ITV, 2,3,4 C4, E4 and more 4. retuning says 71 channels available, but are unwatchable because of pixellation.

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StevensOnln1
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11:07 AM

Elizabeth Wright: You most likely have a fault with your aerial system, such as a loose or damaged cable or connection somewhere. Start by checking the cables behind your TV, then work your way back as far as you can safely access towards the aerial.

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Carole
1:23 PM

Why can't we have a simple list of the Freeview channels that aren't available from a given transmitter (e.g. Wrekin), in the form of the channel number followed by the name, in numerical order rather than grouped by technical spec, and information as to WHEN they WILL be available from that transmitter? I've looked at various sites, and can find neither a numerical list (only icons or at best names), nor the "when will it be available" info. I just wanted to find out whether I should be able to get channel 99, and if not then when WOULD I be able to.

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StevensOnln1
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3:17 PM

Carole: Apart from Aj Jazeera (which is due to appear of COM6 soon) no broadcaster has made any announcement of when any of their channels will increase their coverage. In most cases they won't, as they simply aren't prepared (or can't afford) to pay the increased costs of broadcasting their channels on a multiplex with wider coverage. If you want a numerical list of channels, Digital UK has one at the link below, which also shows which channels are on which multiplex, so you can easily see which are available from your transmitter (The Wrekin does not have COM7 & COM8 and won't gain them at any point in the future, as both a temporary services which will close in the next few years).

http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/channels/channel_listings

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