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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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the The Wrekin (Telford and Wrekin, England) mast?

The Wrekin transmitter - The Wrekin transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 27/05/2024 Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels Digital tick


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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-20,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) West Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 19 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C23 (490.0MHz)455mDTG-20,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV 1 (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, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Central west),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C30- (545.8MHz)455mDTG-20,000W
Channel icons
46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD West Midlands, 102 BBC Two HD England, 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD Midlands ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C41+ (634.2MHz)455mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
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

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C44 (658.0MHz)455mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
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

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C47 (682.0MHz)455mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
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

DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

The The Wrekin (Telford and Wrekin, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .

If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? 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 / 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 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
Saturday, 19 May 2012
leslierainer
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

9:51 AM
Skegness

Dave: it dont always work properly but u can keep trying

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Friday, 25 May 2012
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nicholas greenwood
3:24 PM

i live in oswestry shropshire and i can only
get 31 freeview channals way is that

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nicholas greenwood
3:26 PM

i live in oswestry shropshire but i am only
getting 31 freeview channels way is that

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Mark Fletcher
sentiment_satisfiedGold

5:53 PM
Halifax

Nicholas Greenwood.Unless you leave a full postcode or a nearby location as such,we cannot be of valuable assistance to you !

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Stephen P
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6:01 PM

ng - no idea unless you give your postcode and say what aerial you are using and if it worked ok previously.

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

6:23 PM

nicholas greenwood: Which channels are you missing and which can you get?

See under the heading "After switchover configuration" on this page (you may have to press F5 to refresh to see the graphic):

Freeview multiplexes | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice

Which groups are you missing? Has it been like this since switchover last April?

Is is the three Commercial ones which are SDN, ArqA and ArqB?

Roughly how old is your aerial?

Did you get any channels before switchover, and if so, which ones (refer to "Before switchover configuration" and identify which rows you didn't get and which you did)?

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Saturday, 16 June 2012
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Paul
11:34 AM

Anyone else having problems with the Wrekin transmitter yesterday & today?

Yesterday evening (15/6/12 20.30) recording only found 6 mins of a 90 min program.

Checking today, no signal on HD channels. Did a rescan and no HD channels found. SD channels all fine, so looks like single frequency interference.

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Monday, 18 June 2012
Gil
12:40 AM
Worcester

Paul,

Ironically, I've had issues with HD channels for about 3 months now - absolutely no signal at all. However, just looked at them tonight out of interest, and they are all absolutely fine now!

Not sure what is going on :)

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Dave Lindsay
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12:12 PM

Gil: You should confirm that you are tuned to The Wrekin for HD channels. There appear a number of possibilities at your location and even though your aerial doesn't point their way, and in some cases is the opposite polarisation, you could be picking them up.

Click the Tradeview link next to your posting and view the channel numbers used by each transmitter for BBCB. Then check what you're receiving by looking at the signal strength screen whilst tuned to one of the HD services.

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Friday, 22 June 2012
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Paul
12:29 PM

The response from BBC still maintained that there are no issues with transmissions from the Wrekin transmitter.

Re-tuned again today (for about the 5 time this week) and the HD channels are back, but the signal strength seems low and there was some break-up in the few minutes I watched. It's showing as 60% when I'm 6 miles from the transmitter with direct line-of-sight to it.

So I still think something isn't right. Will have to check out the cables & connections in the loft when I get time.

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