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There are no longer any television transmissions on the The Wrekin B (Telford and Wrekin, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the The Wrekin B (Telford and Wrekin, England) transmitter. 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 B (Telford and Wrekin, England) transmitter.
This transmitter is no longer being used for TVIn the past, television services were provided from this transmitter. However, these have not been withdrawn.
Please see the table below for details of the historic used of this transmitter location.
How will the The Wrekin B (Telford and Wrekin, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
orange background for multiplexes names moregreen background for transmission frequencieslilac background for power levels in watts800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013700MHz band: possible 4G in 2019 more600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
|aerial group||A K||A K||W||A B C/D E K VHF||A B C/D E K VHF||A B C/D E K VHF|
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 1-4|| 100kW|
|Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*||(-17dB) 2kW|Comments
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the The Wrekin transmitter area
|Feb 1956-Jul 1968||Associated TeleVision†|
|Feb 1956-Jul 1968||Associated British Corporation◊|
|Jul 1968-Dec 1981||Associated TeleVision|
|Jan 1982-Feb 2004||Central Independent Television|
|Feb 2004-Dec 2014||ITV plc|
|Feb 1983-Dec 1992||TV-am•|
|Jan 1993-Sep 2010||GMTV•|
|Sep 2010-Dec 2014||ITV Daybreak•|
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only. The Wrekin B 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.
Wednesday, 27 April 2011
Wednesday, 4 May 2011
Friday, 15 July 2011
Saturday, 16 July 2011
terry: The COM muxes from The Wrekin are currently using temporary frequencies at low power.On 28th September 2011 the frequencies will be changed and power increased. The Digital UK postcode checker currently does not make any prediction for reception of the COM muxes from The Wrekin, after 28th September reception is shown as poor. It does however predict that you should already have a full Freeview service from Ridge Hill with good reception on all muxes, and after 21st September 2011 all six muxes should be available from Sutton Coldfield, all with excellent reception. These predictions are, of course, subject to no local obstructions such as trees or tall buildings blocking the signal path.
KMJ,Derby's 1,781 posts
Terry,you should be able to receive all channels fom Wed 28th Sept,if you then do a first time installation.Channels such as ITV 3 5* wil be transmitted at a much higher power also.
Aerialman's 122 posts
Wednesday, 11 July 2012
Central frequency range aerial on roof and can get all programs on mux's PSB1, PSB2, COM4, but not mux's COM5 & COM6. The TV's indicated signal strength and quality for rf channel 41 is 63% and 66% respectively. All programs on this frequency tune in okay, where as the sig level and strength for rf channel 44 is only 61% & 58% but no programs are found. Is this likely to be due to the lower power output level for mux COM5 although it's indicated as being the same output level as COM4 which gives me no problem. Is the power output going to be increased from the indicated 10Kw in the near future?
Kind regards from A1batman.
A1batman's 2 posts
A1batman: The COM channels do not have as wide a coverage as the PSBs. They are only carried on the largest transmitters and in some cases are at lower power, as is the case with The Wrekin.
Have you had your Group A aerial replaced with a wideband (or Group K) one?
How does the strength of PSB1 and PSB2 compare to COM4?
The sensitivity of a Group A aerial will drop off outside of the Group.
For aerial groups, see:
Aerials, TV Aerial and Digital Aerial
Some example gain (sensitivity) curves:
Gain (curves), Again
If you do have a Group A aerial (red tip) and am looking for information, either to be briefed when you get a professional in, or to do it yourself or get a friend who likes heights to do it, then see:
Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts
Tuesday, 25 September 2012
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