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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
Saturday, 10 November 2018
S
steveP
sentiment_satisfiedGold

10:01 AM

MikeP's advice is the best, but if an external aerial is a problem there are a couple of things you could try which might tip the balance.

One is to get your indoor aerial facing the Wrekin through a window - higher the better.

The other is an aerial amplifier. Not generally recommended with digital TV but might just tip the balance.

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steveP's 1,169 posts US
Friday, 1 February 2019
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L Yarnall
3:24 PM

we are linked to wrekin transmitter. for the last three weeks plus we are getting no signal notice and broken picture. This can last from fifteen minutes and in the last few days it has been worse and lasting as long as two hours at different times of the day. we have three televisions of which two are on indoor aerials which are also as above

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MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

8:07 PM

L Yarnall:

It is essential that you provide a full post code for your location. Only then can we see what the predicted reception is at your address.



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MikeP's 3,055 posts GB
Monday, 25 February 2019
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Colin Case
11:48 AM
Shrewsbury

My Sky News and Dave (Com5 or ARQA) has lost signal.
This is worst in the morning (6am or so) and usually comes back mid morning.
I am 27km away from Wreking (SY4 1LR in Ruyton XI Towns)
I can see the transmitter from my bedroom window and the wide-band aerial is in the loft.
But I note it transmits on fairly low power - 10kw.
Other channels are 20kw.
Sutton Coldfield is further away (75km) but transmits at 200kw
Would I do better on that?
Or is there a problem at Wrekin?
Thanks

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Colin Case's 2 posts GB
MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

12:55 PM

Colin Case:

Looking at the Digital UK Coverage Checker for your location, at Coverage Checker - Detailed View shows that Suton Coldfield is indeed a possibility. You would need a wideband or log-periodic aerial if you have not already had one fitted. The page mentioned tells you the direction towards the transmitters and the channels in use.



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MikeP's 3,055 posts GB
Wednesday, 6 March 2019
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Andy Williams
9:28 AM

I live in Oakengates,Telford. my aerial is pointed at the wrekin transmitter which is a mere 4-5 miles away,
and as far as i know have no troubles receiving television and radio chanels. Why then when i put my postcode into the freeview website it assumes i will be connected to the sutton coldfield transmitter, when it is much
further away?

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StevensOnln1
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:25 AM

Andy Williams: Perhaps because you are also predicted to get a good signal from Sutton Coldfield, which despite being further away broadcasts at a much higher power level.

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StevensOnln1's 2,920 posts GB
Friday, 15 March 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:09 AM

THE WREKIN transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 02:55 today to 02:56 today. [BBC]

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Saturday, 16 March 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:09 AM

THE WREKIN transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 02:55 yesterday to 02:56 yesterday. [BBC]

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Sunday, 17 March 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:09 AM

THE WREKIN transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 02:55 on 15 Mar to 02:56 on 15 Mar. [BBC]

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