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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the The Wrekin (Telford and Wrekin, England) transmitter.
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.
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 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC C&W (BBC local radio), 720 BBC H&W (BBC local radio), 721 BBC Shropshire (BBC local radio), 722 BBC WM (BBC local radio), 726 BBC Stoke (BBC local radio), 735 BBC Derby (BBC local radio), 735 BBC Gloucestershire (BBC local radio),
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),
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 65 TBN UK,
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 16 QVC, 49 TJC, 95 Create & Craft, 252 Kiss Chat & Date, 253 Proud Dating, 261 Racing TV, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 On Demand 365, 269 Arise News, 670 ADULT Section (start), 680 ADULT Xpanded2, 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
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 43 Gems TV, 85 Hochanda, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 678 Xpanded TV, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
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 ADULT smileTV2, 22 Ideal World, 35 QVC Beauty, 36 QVC Style, 73 Jewellery Maker, 206 Pop, 674 ADULT Babestn, 679 ADULT Studio 66, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 KISS, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 Greatest Hits Radio, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio,
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 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?
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 49km east-southeast (116°)
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
How will the The Wrekin (Telford and Wrekin, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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?
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|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
Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld
I assume you must be on moderately high ground if you have a clear view of the mast with the transmitter at a bearing of 189 degrees (9 degrees W of due S) from Market Drayton. I can't find any reports of current transmitter faults or maintenance.
When you say you've tried all suggestions, it's not obvious what that might include.
I assume that might have included a full retune. Have you tried a manual tune for UHF C44?
In case you've tried those and for some reason your sets memory has not allocated the programmes in the correct LCNs, you could try the following -
Unplug the aerial and do an automatic retune which should clear all previous tuning as nothing should be found.
(This may not work on some devices such as Youview boxes and a reset would be required).
Plug the aerial back in and carry out a manual tune for the Wrekin's UHF channels -
C26, C23, C30, C41, C44, C47 that in the multiplex order PSBs1-3, COMs 4-6.
If you can't manual tune, then do an automatic tune.
If that hasn't worked, have you changed anything in your installation? Has anything nearby externally changed recently - eg. scaffolding being erected, solar panels installed, an extension built where a wall is now on the line of sight? If none of those, post back with a full post code and more detail of your installation - eg. how old is the aerial what route does the cable take from the loft aerial - might it have been damaged? Any distribution splitter/amplifiers etc.? Check all you connections and any flyleads - breaks in cables may not cause loss of all channels.
Have a look in your TV's tuning section for what Signal Strength and Quality figures it shows for each UHF multiplex - may be in Manual Tuning.
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Chris.SE: Hi Chris, As far as I am aware nothing has changed physically with any of the equipment or in and around the house. There are no splitters or amplifiers. I have carried out a number of retunes plus a number of new installations clearing down the memory first as you suggest. I have also carried out manual tuning with no improvement. All other channels are rated at 98-100% signal quality except CH44 which wavers from 0 to 38 changing all the time never static. The aerial is about 6 years old and the cable runs from the loft outside down behind a plastic down pipe and into the house. I will do as you suggest and check connections and for any cable breaks. I really don't understand how all other channels can be perfect and CH44 so poor.
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Hi Ian. If there is a break or bad connection in a cable it can cause signal reflections in the cable called Standing Waves. These often only affect small bands of frequencies and is dependent on things like the length of cable involved. Check for corroded connections as well, at the aerial and if you have a wall plate, behind that.
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All my Freeview Channels were ok yesterday morning on both televisions, at some point circa 9am all channels started breaking up, this carried on all day including evening. This morning I all was ok again till circa 9am when again all channels are again breaking up.
My aerial is directed to the Wrekin transmitter, is there a problem?
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Freeview haven't got the Wrekin transmitter listed for Planned Engineering, but a fault may have developed which is getting attention during daytime hours. I can't find any listing of faults by Freeview or the BBC, but in this covid-19 situation reports may get delayed or not appear.
If your problems are still ongoing after Friday, post back with a full postcode so we can look at the predicted reception and also check if there are any specific problems related to your locale.
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