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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 - DAB: Slightly reduced power due to essential engineering from 15 Oct 10:03 until 15 Oct 14:49. . BBC


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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
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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
Friday, 2 October 2020
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Chris.SE
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11:19 PM

Colin Richards:

If you read the post immediately before yours, then fitting a signal amplifier may be of no help whatsoever, in fact depending on your predicted reception (a full postcode is needed to look at that) you may end up up with too much signal which could give you a host of other problems.

IF this was due to the unusual weather conditions then all you need to do is retune again.
You could try a manual tune for UHF C47 (there has been no reduction in power).

If manual tuning isn't possible , try the following -
Unplug the aerial and do a full automatic retune, this should clear all previous tuning as nothing will be found.
This doesn't work on some devices and you'll have to do a reset, see you manual. You may need to reschedule any recordings.
Plug the aerial back in a repeat the automatic retune.

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Monday, 12 October 2020
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Roger Davies
10:07 AM
Shrewsbury

Has the Wrekin fault been fixed on a?

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Chris.SE
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10:03 PM

Roger Davies:

According to the Freeview Coverage checker there is a "Live issue" which could be affecting reception. The BBC Transmitter checker says the transmitter currently has reported faults although the only detail it provides is for the 10th October. Whilst the transmitter isn't currently listed for "Planned Engineering" it appears there may well still be an ongoing fault if you are still having reception problems.
You need to provide a full postcode to readily get the most accurate up-to-date information.

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Tuesday, 13 October 2020
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10:28 AM

THE WREKIN transmitter - DAB: Slightly reduced power due to essential engineering from 13 Oct 10:03. . [BBC]

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1:28 PM

THE WREKIN transmitter - DAB: Slightly reduced power due to essential engineering from 13 Oct 10:03 until 13 Oct 12:45. . [BBC]

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Chris.SE
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4:30 PM

Roger Davies:

Update - Freeview have posted a specific notice about problems at the transmitter -
https://www.freeview.co.uk/12-oct-2020-wrekin-transmitter-shrewsburry

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Thursday, 15 October 2020
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10:28 AM

THE WREKIN transmitter - DAB: Slightly reduced power due to essential engineering from 15 Oct 10:03. Slightly reduced power due to essential engineering from 13 Oct 10:03 until 13 Oct 12:45. . [BBC]

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THE WREKIN transmitter - DAB: Slightly reduced power due to essential engineering from 15 Oct 10:03 until 15 Oct 14:49. Slightly reduced power due to essential engineering from 13 Oct 10:03 until 13 Oct 12:45. . [BBC]

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THE WREKIN transmitter - DAB: Slightly reduced power due to essential engineering from 15 Oct 10:03 until 15 Oct 14:49. . [BBC]

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