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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, 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
Sunday, 23 September 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:07 AM

THE WREKIN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 11:41 on 21 Sep to 12:30 on 21 Sep. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:29 PM

THE WREKIN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 20:04 today, BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 11:41 on 21 Sep to 12:30 on 21 Sep. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

12:28 AM

THE WREKIN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 20:04 yesterday to 23:58 yesterday. [BBC]

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Thursday, 27 September 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:07 AM

THE WREKIN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 20:04 on 25 Sep to 23:58 on 25 Sep. [BBC]

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Monday, 8 October 2018
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Neville Howse
10:35 AM
Stone

The signal I am getting from the Wrekin transmitter is good with the exception of those channels coming from their PSB3 list IE HD channels from BBC , ITV, C4, C5 and it seems Film 4 plus 1.
Is there an issue , this has been occurring for the around 3 weeks now.
My post code is ST15 0YA.

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StevensOnln1
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11:26 AM

Neville Howse: Have you checked for any loose or damaged cables or connections behind your TV? What signal strength and quality readings do you get for PSB3 and what do you get for the other muxes?

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Sunday, 21 October 2018
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Pauline Ross-Jones
9:42 AM

Having bad signal problems, not just me either. Asked on Facebook to make sure not just me. Sunday morning now and cannot even get BBC.

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Lord Dellpus
10:00 AM

Pauline Ross-Jones: This is all due to co-channel interference from distant transmitters due to atmospheric fading. This is because of the large high pressure weather system currently over the UK.

There is pretty much nothing you or anyone else, including the broadcasters, can do about it.

Incidentally, it has been happening since the invention of television! Its no more or less now than it was back in the analogue days, its just that the way it manifests itself on screen has changed with the technology.

It will stop once the high pressure moves

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Thursday, 8 November 2018
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Robin
10:15 AM
Much Wenlock

Hello
In postcode area TF13 6DU we are receiving Freeview on an indoor Arial but cannot tune in BBC1&2.


Even the Guide channel listing excludes showing details of 1&2

The remaining channels, of which there are many, can be viewed without problem.

Is this an issue with indoor aerials for BBC reception.



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MikeP
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11:56 AM

Robin:

You are 18km away from the Wrekin transmitter which is too far for reliable reception with an indoor aerial. You need an external (or loft mounted) wideband aerial aimed at the transmitter to get reliable reception again.



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