Full Freeview on the Waltham (Leicestershire, England) transmitter
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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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Waltham (Leicestershire, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Waltham 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 East Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 12 others 250 BBC Red Button, 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 720 BBC Nottingham (BBC local radio), 721 BBC Leicester (BBC local radio), 722 BBC Lincolnshire (BBC local radio), 734 BBC Northampton (BBC local radio), 735 BBC Derby (BBC local radio),
E4, 3 ITV (Central (East micro region)), 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Central west), 73 Sewing 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,
20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 30 5STAR, 37 Quest, 54 5SELECT, 57 Paramount Network, 61 True Entertainment, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 17 others 16 QVC, 85 Hochanda, 260 CCTV, 261 Racing UK, 262 CONNECT 4, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 Planet Knowledge, 269 Arise News, 270 Loveworld, 670 ADULT Section (start), 671 Television X, 675 ADULT PARTY, 678 Xpanded TV promo, 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 32 Sony Movie Ch, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 72 YourTV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others 40 Sony Crime Channel, 43 Gems TV, 49 TJC, 65 TBN UK, 252 Kiss Me TV, 253 Proud Dating, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect,
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 5Spike, 39 CBS Action, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 62 True Christmas, 71 CBS Drama, 79 Dave ja vu, plus 19 others 22 Ideal World, 35 QVC Beauty, 36 QVC Style, 74 Jewellery Maker, 206 Pop, 234 RT, 672 ADULT smileTV2, 699 ADULT Section (end), 711 The Hits radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 Kiss, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 heat, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC,
from 27th May 2014: 7 Notts TV,
67 CBS Reality 1, 82 Vintage TV, 87 Keep It Country, 107 BBC News HD, 109 Channel 4+1 HD, 110 4seven HD, 113 RT HD, plus 2 others 78 Quest Red 1, 733 Trans World Radio,
55 5STAR+1, 64 CBS Action +1, 64 Freesports, 86 More4+1, 86 More4 1, 88 NOW 80s, 93 Together, 94 PBS America, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 115 BT Showcase HD (not free), 205 CBeebies HD, plus 2 others 111 QVC HD, 112 QVC Beauty HD,
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?
BBC East Midlands Today 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Nottingham NG2 4UU, 28km northwest (305°)
to BBC East Midlands region - 17 masts.
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?
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How will the Waltham (Leicestershire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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orange background for multiplexes names more
green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: 4G from 30 June 2020more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 17th August and 31st August 2011.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
|BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-7dB) 50kW|
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB||(-10dB) 25kW|
|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
Have been having problems since 23rd of December, can't get BBC channels at all have done resets of the TV with no avail, its disappointing and disgusting that I can't get these channels, and it a makes me angry that I can't view them what's the point in paying for a tv license if I can't view the programmes tht I enjoy watching, this is a constant problem and needs sorting out, I'm sure tht im not the only one tht is constantly making complaints????
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Please provide a full post code so that we can check the expected reception at your particular location. There is no reported problem with the Waltham transmitter at this time. If there were, then thousand of complaints would have been posted.
Meanwhile, please carefully chaclk all your aerial cables and the connections. Unplug the coaxial plugs/sockets and refit them. Then check the signal strengths shown on your TV. DO NOT RETUNE. In fact, retuning as you have was the worst thing you could have done.
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DAVID WEBSTER: Depending on your exact location you may be able to receive the SDL National DAB multiplex which contains several DAB+ stations (e.g. Fun Kids, Jazz FM, Union Jack and a few others). Your radio should find these by auto tuning if you are within the coverage area, or you can manually tune to VHF block 11A if your radio has a manual tuning function.
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You have little or no chance of receiving a stable Freeview signal from the Waltham transmitter at your location on Broadway / Penny Long Lane as the location is too low down in a dip relative to the location of the Waltham transmitter 38km to the east, roughly Darley Park direction). Conversely the direction of the Sutton Coldfield transmitter (roughly in the direction of the A38 South) is flatter territory and more open and will provide you with a better more stable signal.
Who ever installed your new aerial should have been well aware of the best direction to align it.
I would suggest you get them back to adjust the direction of the aerial to target the Sutton Coldfield transmitter, which incidentally pumps out four times the transmit power (eight times for some of the lower powered 25KW Multiplex's) compared to Waltham.
Good luck with your aerial adjustment.
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I have often used this page for manual retunes and tweaks for the
Waltham transmitter. Many thanks for providing the information as it has been a great help.
Today I came to do the same but I have noticed that the mix channel numbers do not match those on my devices.
In particular: M32, M34, M5 & M55. My devices detect no signal on these mux's but do detect a signals
(and channel data) on the originals.
Please check and confirm that the published info' is not in error.
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For accurate and up-to-date information go to the Digital UK Coverage Checker at http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/coveragechecker/main/index/dummy/NA/yes, put in your full post code, select detailed View and press Go. Scroll down and you will see listings of the available transmitters at your location together with the current channels being used. It will also show the planned future channel usage.
That's a service that we contributors often use.
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