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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?

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 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

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C23 (490.0MHz)455mDTG-320,000W
Channel icons
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),

PSB3
BBCB
 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,

COM4
SDN
 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, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 80 Blaze +1, 83 Quest +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 17 others

COM5
ArqA
 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, 60 Sony Crime Channel 2, 72 YourTV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C47 (682.0MHz)455mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 5Spike, 39 CBS Action, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 62 True Movies, 71 CBS Reality 1, 73 YourTV +1, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, plus 20 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?

years1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-1727th Feb 2018-
aerial groupA KA KWWWWK
C211
C23ITVITVITVD3+4D3+4D3+4BBCA
C24+A
C26BBC1BBC1BBC1BBCABBCABBCAD3+4
C27+B
C29C4C4C4
C30-BBCB-BBCB-BBCBBBCB
600C312
C33BBC2BBC2BBC2
C35C5C5
C41+SDN+SDN+SDNSDN
C44ArqAArqAArqAArqA
C47ArqBArqBArqBArqB
C48_local_local_local
700C51_local_local_local
C53C
C57D

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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

Comments
Monday, 7 March 2016
P
Paul Jennings
2:49 PM Worcester

Post code WR5 2HZ. For many years we have obtained our Freeview from the Wrekin. We get a perfect picture on channels 26 (514.0MHz), 23 (490.0MHz), 30 (545.8MHz), 41(634.2MHz) and 47 (682.0MHz) but C44 (658.0MHz) is very poor and continually breaks up. Could anyone explain a possible reason for this and if there is anything we can do about it. Our position in Worcester and some large neighbouring trees has historically meant that the Malvern transmitter has not been good. It would be quite costly to check out this option again and since the Wrekin does a good job for the five channels above it would be nice to find a solution. Thank you.

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Friday, 11 March 2016
Transmitter engineering
1:32 PM

THE WREKIN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 19:04 yesterday to 20:54 yesterday. [BBC]

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Saturday, 12 March 2016
Transmitter engineering
4:31 AM

THE WREKIN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 19:04 on 10 Mar to 20:54 on 10 Mar. [BBC]

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Thursday, 7 April 2016
T
Trevor Wootton
12:40 PM Shrewsbury

Hi, I listen to some radio stations which on the 18th April 2016 are changing channels to use the11A block, which the Wrekin does not support. Yes, when at home I could use the internet, but I bought 2 DAB car radios especially to listen to my particular radio stations. so the question is when is the Wrekin going to catch up with the technology available.
Cheers
Trevor
SY4 4NU

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Thursday, 21 April 2016
C
Carole Hughes
11:46 AM Wolverhampton

WV10 6LP

I continually have problems with my upstairs TV . I have reset and done what is asked but have no picture.
I cannot get Talking Pictures on either of my sets which I am assured by them I could get.
HELP

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Monday, 25 April 2016
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Mrs D Whitehouse
4:04 PM Shifnal

Last night and today we are experiencing the picture breaking up and freezing. Can you please let me know if there are any problems in our area. This is happening on our freeview channels and our BT box.Have tried turning evertything off abd re booted but still hapening. Our postcode is TF11 8AH Thank you

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Thursday, 2 June 2016
H
Helen
11:58 AM

Following the June 1st changes we find the following

- we have an amplifier as we are on the edge of the signal area. The signal strength was 40% and the signal quality 2%, our sagemcom box could not cope at all.
- removing the amplifier raises signal quality to over 90% but signal strength is below 20%. Sagemcom box now working (!), not sure how.

would be very interested to know what you actually did! Have to say that these changes were not well publicised - this afternoon's job is to go and retune a relative's TV and recorder box as she's lost all BBC channels.

thanks.

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Monday, 27 June 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:32 PM

THE WREKIN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 16:04 today to 16:15 today. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 28 June 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:32 AM

THE WREKIN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 16:04 yesterday to 16:15 yesterday. [BBC]

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steve P
2:43 PM

Helen this website is nothing to do with the transmitting people; it just gives information.

One of the peculiarities of digital signalling is that if the strength is too strong it will stop working.

So if the strength where you are increased it is quite possible that it was too strong amplified and Goldilocks unamplified.

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