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The symbol shows the location of the Waltham (Leicestershire, England) transmitter which serves 770,000 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 Waltham (Leicestershire, England) transmitter.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name
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Which Freeview channels does the Waltham transmitter broadcast?

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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
C32 (562.0MHz)442mDTG-350,000W
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1 BBC One (SD) East Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C34- (577.8MHz)442mDTG-350,000W
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3 ITV (SD) (Central (East micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Central west), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C35 (586.0MHz)442mDTG-650,000W
Channel icons
86 More4 +1, 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,

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C29 (538.0MHz)442mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
 Spotlight TV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 40 Movies4Men, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 Paramount Network, 55 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 76 Quest +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 21 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C37 (602.0MHz)449mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 28 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Channel, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 72 YourTV, 89 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 10 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C31 (554.0MHz)449mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
25 Yesterday, 29 4Music, 31 5Spike, 37 DMAX, 39 CBS Justice, 42 Home, 47 4seven, 71 CBS Drama, 73 Sewing Quarter, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 235 AlJazeera English (SD), plus 16 others

LNG
 H -10dB
C26 (514.0MHz)442mDTG-125,000W
Channel icons
from 27th May 2014: 7 Notts TV,

com7
 H -6.9dB
C55 (746.0MHz)442mDTG-610,200W
Channel icons
 Vintage TV, 57 5USA +1, 67 CBS Reality +1, 78 Quest Red +1, 92 Pick +1, 99 Smithsonian Channel HD, 107 BBC News HD, 108 Aljazeera English HD, 109 Channel 4+1 HD, 110 4seven HD, 113 RT HD, plus 2 others

com8
 H -5.7dB
C56 (754.0MHz)442mDTG-613,400W
Channel icons
 CBS Action +1, 56 5STAR +1, 64 Freesports, 83 NOW 80s, 84 Now 90s, 91 PBS America, 93 Together TV +1, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 114 Quest HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 2 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
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Waltham transmitter?

regional news image
BBC East Midlands Today 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Nottingham NG2 4UU, 28km northwest (305°)
to BBC East Midlands region - 17 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 83km west-southwest (244°)
to ITV Central (East) region - 17 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (West)

Are there any self-help relays?

BraunstoneTransposer5 km SW Leicester city centre170 homes

How will the Waltham (Leicestershire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-1329 May 132013-177 Feb 2018
C/D EEWWW TW TW T
C26LNGLNG
C29ASDNSDNSDNSDN
C312com7com7
C32BBCA
C33B
C34D3+4
C35C5wavesC5wavesBBCB
C37com8com8
C42D
C45C
C49tv_off1 BBCABBCA
C54tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4waves-D3+4-D3+4-D3+4
C55tv_offcom7tv_off
C56tv_offArqAArqAArqAcom8tv_off
C57tv_offArqBArqBArqB
C58tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCBBBCB
C61ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCA
C64BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

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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 17 Aug 11 and 31 Aug 11.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-5 250kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 50kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 25kW
com8(-12.7dB) 13.4kW
com7(-13.9dB) 10.2kW
Mux 1*(-14dB) 10kW
Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*(-14.9dB) 8kW
Mux C*, Mux D*, LNG(-17dB) 5kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Waltham 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. Waltham 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.

Comments
Monday, 8 April 2019
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StevensOnln1
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

6:23 PM

Gordon: There have been no recent changes of modulation from DVB-T to DVB-T2 on any multiplex. All that has changed (and all that has had an actual date announced) are changes to frequencies at many transmitters. No one needs to buy a new TV or set top box because of this, please don't post inaccurate advice like this, no one needs to buy a new Freeview HD box or TV because of a reception problem following any frequency change.

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StevensOnln1's 2,598 posts GB
Friday, 24 May 2019
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Mr D Beresford
1:25 PM

The following muxes are listed for Waltham transmitter - C32 C34 C35 C29 C37 C31 C26 C55 C56.
I am not receiving all of these.
I get C29 C31 C37 C49 C54 C56 C57 C58
Explain please. Thank you.

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MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

9:17 PM

Mr D Beresford:

The channels used by the Watham transmitter are as per you final list, the earlier listing you give is incorrect. Use the Digital UK Coverage Checker at Digital UK - Coverage checker to determine the correct current channels used.



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MikeP's 2,931 posts GB
Monday, 22 July 2019
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Mike
2:05 PM

Your listing above shows BBC1 HD and BBC2 HD as C35 (586.0MHz)

All of my receiving devices (TVs, Manhattans etc) are receiving BBC1 HD and BBC 2 HD on C58 (770.0MHz) (If I try C35, there is no signal

Is your listing an old one or are there repeaters using different frequencies for Waltham that I may be on? I am just South of Leicester

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MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

8:10 PM

Mike:

The listings here are awaiting updating as the site owner has many other responsibilities. Fort accurat listings look at the Digital UK Coverage Checker.



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MikeP's 2,931 posts GB
Tuesday, 23 July 2019
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Mike
1:32 AM

Thanks for the reply. I'm not quite sure where this 'Digital UK Coverage Checker' can be found but it
doesn't matter as ......

The correct information can be found at this old listing stored in Wayback Machine .....
Which Freeview channels does the Waltham transmitter broadcast?

I just wonder why the 'site owner' changed the correct listing to non-existent channels

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Mike's 2 posts GB
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Mike
1:54 AM

Ok, I think I have worked this out

Somebody is confusing the new channels for the 2020 release of frequencies to 5G with the existing ones.

After the frequency release, BBC1 HD, for example, will release 700MHz to 5G and be allocated C35 (586.0MHz)

Still a year away

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Chris.SE
sentiment_satisfiedGold

8:29 AM

Mike:

The link to the Digitaluk checker was provided in MikeP's previous post but here it is again
Digital UK - Coverage checker

The site owner did not "change the correct listing to non-existent channels". On many of the transmitter pages rather than showing current usage, the listings are inadvertently showing the final channels after completion of the 700Mhz clearance and I'm afraid not all of those are accurate. This is due to some bugs in the scripts that collect the data and try to update pages and the site owner has not had the time to correct all the information, there are over a 1000 transmitters & relays around the UK.

That is why we always tell people to put their postcode into the Digitaluk checker to get the latest information about predicted reception at their location and any changes and retuning events. This information has been repeated many times on various transmitter pages on this site.

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Chris.SE's 348 posts GB
Friday, 26 July 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

11:08 AM

WALTHAM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Very Weak Signal; DSO related from 10:10 yesterday to 11:20 yesterday, HD Digital TV Very Weak Signal; DSO related from 11:56 yesterday to 12:47 yesterday. [BBC]

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Saturday, 27 July 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:08 AM

WALTHAM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Very Weak Signal; DSO related from 10:10 on 25 Jul to 11:20 on 25 Jul, HD Digital TV Very Weak Signal; DSO related from 11:56 on 25 Jul to 12:47 on 25 Jul. [BBC]

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