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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.

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, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 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, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Central west),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C30- (545.8MHz)455mDTG-620,000W
Channel icons
74 Shopping Quarter , 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, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C41+ (634.2MHz)455mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 23 CCXTV, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 31 Paramount Network, 40 Sony Movies Action, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 5SELECT, 58 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 97 ITVBe +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C44 (658.0MHz)455mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 28 E4 +1, 29 4Music, 34 pick, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 45 Film4 +1, 46 Challenge, 47 4seven, 56 Smithsonian Channel, 75 Yesterday +1, 76 Quest +1, 87 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C47 (682.0MHz)455mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
25 Yesterday, 32 Sony Movies, 37 DMAX, 39 CBS Justice, 42 HGTV, 67 CBS Drama, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 91 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 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 11 Freeview HD 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: BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Forces TV, FreeSports, Together TV +1, More4 +1, NOW 80s, PBS America +1, Quest Red +1, RT HD.

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?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-1327 Feb 2018
A K TA K TA K TW TK T
C23ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4
C26BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCABBCA
C29C4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C30-BBCBBBCB
C33BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C35C5wavesC5waves
C41+SDNSDN
C44ArqAArqA
C47ArqBArqB
C48_local_local
C51tv_off_local

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 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
Wednesday, 5 January 2011
Transmitter engineering
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10:15 AM

THE WREKIN transmitter - Wrekin Transmitter works on 5 January 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 09:30hrs and 17:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV, Channel 4 and Five will be affected by periods of shutdown between 09:30 and 17:30 Digital services - n/a [DUK] Over the next week The Wrekin main transmitter: TV (analogue) Possible weak signal, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) Possible weak signal, Radio (digital) Possible weak signal. [DUK]

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10:15 AM

THE WREKIN transmitter - Wrekin Transmitter works on 5 January 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 09:30hrs and 17:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV, Channel 4 and Five will be affected by periods of shutdown between 09:30 and 17:30 Digital services - n/a [DUK] Over the next week The Wrekin main transmitter: TV (analogue) Possible weak signal, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) Possible weak signal, Radio (digital) Possible weak signal. [DUK]

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12:16 PM

THE WREKIN transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Weak Signal; DSO related from 11:14 today [BBC] Wrekin Transmitter works on 5 January 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 09:30hrs and 17:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV, Channel 4 and Five will be affected by periods of shutdown between 09:30 and 17:30 Digital services - n/a [DUK] Over the next week The Wrekin main transmitter: TV (analogue) Possible weak signal, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) Possible weak signal, Radio (digital) Possible weak signal. [DUK]

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12:16 PM

THE WREKIN transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Weak Signal; DSO related from 11:14 today [BBC] Wrekin Transmitter works on 5 January 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 09:30hrs and 17:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV, Channel 4 and Five will be affected by periods of shutdown between 09:30 and 17:30 Digital services - n/a [DUK] Over the next week The Wrekin main transmitter: TV (analogue) Possible weak signal, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) Possible weak signal, Radio (digital) Possible weak signal. [DUK]

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3:16 PM

THE WREKIN transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Weak Signal; DSO related from 09:38 today to 11:12 today [BBC] Wrekin Transmitter works on 5 January 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 09:30hrs and 17:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV, Channel 4 and Five will be affected by periods of shutdown between 09:30 and 17:30 Digital services - n/a [DUK] Over the next week The Wrekin main transmitter: TV (analogue) Possible weak signal, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) Possible weak signal, Radio (digital) Possible weak signal. [DUK]

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3:16 PM

THE WREKIN transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Weak Signal; DSO related from 09:38 today to 11:12 today [BBC] Wrekin Transmitter works on 5 January 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 09:30hrs and 17:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV, Channel 4 and Five will be affected by periods of shutdown between 09:30 and 17:30 Digital services - n/a [DUK] Over the next week The Wrekin main transmitter: TV (analogue) Possible weak signal, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) Possible weak signal, Radio (digital) Possible weak signal. [DUK]

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7:17 PM

THE WREKIN transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Weak Signal; DSO related from 09:38 today to 11:12 today [BBC] Over the next week The Wrekin main transmitter: TV (analogue) Possible weak signal, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) Possible weak signal, Radio (digital) Possible weak signal. [DUK]

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7:17 PM

THE WREKIN transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Weak Signal; DSO related from 09:38 today to 11:12 today [BBC] Over the next week The Wrekin main transmitter: TV (analogue) Possible weak signal, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) Possible weak signal, Radio (digital) Possible weak signal. [DUK]

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Thursday, 6 January 2011
Transmitter engineering
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6:20 AM

THE WREKIN transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Weak Signal; DSO related from 11:14 yesterday to 12:17 yesterday BBC TWO Weak Signal; DSO related from 09:36 yesterday to 11:09 yesterday [BBC] Over the next week The Wrekin main transmitter: TV (analogue) Possible weak signal, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) Possible weak signal, Radio (digital) Possible weak signal. [DUK]

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6:20 AM

THE WREKIN transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Weak Signal; DSO related from 11:14 yesterday to 12:17 yesterday BBC TWO Weak Signal; DSO related from 09:36 yesterday to 11:09 yesterday [BBC] Over the next week The Wrekin main transmitter: TV (analogue) Possible weak signal, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) Possible weak signal, Radio (digital) Possible weak signal. [DUK]

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