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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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Waltham (Leicestershire, England) mast?

WALTHAM transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 11:40 on 21 Mar to 14:23 on 21 Mar. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:44 on 21 Mar to 11:01 on 21 Mar. BBC


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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 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 28 E4, 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
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 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, 87 Keep It Country, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 21 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C37 (602.0MHz)449mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Channel, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 61 True Entertainment, 72 YourTV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C31 (554.0MHz)449mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 5Spike, 39 CBS Justice, 42 DMAX, 47 4seven, 62 True Movies, 71 CBS Drama, 73 Sewing Quarter, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 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, 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, 89 Together, 91 PBS America, 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;
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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.

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Thursday, 21 March 2019
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5:09 PM

WALTHAM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 13:59 yesterday to 14:40 yesterday, HD Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 11:40 today, HD Digital TV Very Weak Signal; DSO related from 11:29 yesterday to 12:21 yesterday. DAB: BBC National DAB [BBC]

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WALTHAM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 13:59 yesterday to 14:40 yesterday, HD Digital TV Very Weak Signal; DSO related from 11:29 yesterday to 12:21 yesterday, HD Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 11:40 today to 14:23 today. DAB: BB [BBC]

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Friday, 22 March 2019
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5:09 AM

WALTHAM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 13:59 on 20 Mar to 14:40 on 20 Mar, HD Digital TV Very Weak Signal; DSO related from 11:29 on 20 Mar to 12:21 on 20 Mar, HD Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 11:40 yesterday to 14:23 yesterday. [BBC]

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WALTHAM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 13:59 on 20 Mar to 14:40 on 20 Mar, HD Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 11:40 yesterday to 14:23 yesterday, HD Digital TV Very Weak Signal; DSO related from 11:29 on 20 Mar to 12:21 on 20 Mar. [BBC]

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Saturday, 23 March 2019
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5:09 AM

WALTHAM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 13:59 on 20 Mar to 14:40 on 20 Mar, HD Digital TV Very Weak Signal; DSO related from 11:29 on 20 Mar to 12:21 on 20 Mar, HD Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 11:40 on 21 Mar to 14:23 on 21 Mar. [BBC]

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Sunday, 24 March 2019
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5:09 AM

WALTHAM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 13:59 on 20 Mar to 14:40 on 20 Mar, HD Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 11:40 on 21 Mar to 14:23 on 21 Mar, HD Digital TV Very Weak Signal; DSO related from 11:29 on 20 Mar to 12:21 on 20 Mar. [BBC]

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Monday, 25 March 2019
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WALTHAM transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 11:40 on 21 Mar to 14:23 on 21 Mar. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:44 on 21 Mar to 11:01 on 21 Mar. [BBC]

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