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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.

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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, 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),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C35 (586.0MHz)442mDTG-650,000W
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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

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C29 (538.0MHz)442mDTG-825,000W
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12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 31 Paramount Network, 34 ITV3 +1, 40 Sony Movies Action, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 17 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C37 (602.0MHz)449mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 23 CCXTV, 28 E4 +1, 29 4Music, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 45 Film4 +1, 46 Challenge, 47 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 75 Yesterday +1, 76 Quest +1, 78 Now 70s, 88 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 8 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C31 (554.0MHz)449mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
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

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
64 FreeSports, 72 Quest Red +1, 83 NOW 80s, 86 More4 +1, 89 Together TV +1, 92 Pick +1, 93 PBS America +1, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 113 RT HD, 114 Quest HD, 209 CBeebies HD, plus 2 others

com8
 H -5.7dB
C56 (754.0MHz)442mDTG-613,400W
Channel icons


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?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-174 Mar 2020
C/D EEWWW TW TW T
C26LNGLNG
C29ASDNSDNSDNSDN
C312com7com7
C32BBCA
C33B
C34D3+4
C35C5wavesC5wavesBBCB
C37com8com8
C41_local
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
Tuesday, 31 December 2013
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SeeMoreDigital
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

1:38 PM

You're right...

I've just checked on my LG TV and the old 'teletext' style subtitles are still available via DVB-S, along with the standard DVB subtitle system.


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SeeMoreDigital's 40 posts GB
Monday, 13 January 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:23 AM

WALTHAM transmitter - Over the next week Waltham main transmitter: TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 130,696 posts xx
Tuesday, 14 January 2014
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Brian
10:48 AM

Over the recent months I've had problems with the programme series link missing in the EPG from BBC1 Waltham (East Mids) transmitter. I can also receive the Sutton transmitter(West Mids) and the link is present there.Sometimes the Waltham link is present when I set the recording but is missing later and sometimes it changes part way through a series.

I can't use the Sutton one to record from as the signal isn't reliable.

I contacted the BBC for advice but they weren't interested.

Has anyone else come across this and does anyone know of a solution the problem?

I use a Sony RDR-HXD870 HD/DVD recorder and don't have any other tuner/recorder to try and see if they respond they same.

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Brian's 9 posts GB
Thursday, 16 January 2014
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ian from notts
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

11:23 AM

Brian, Can you manuel tune your TV? it may be that Sutton is overidding Waltham thus the series link is settling with the wrong transmitter ? if you autotune without the aerial connected (to wipe all stations from memory) then manual tune the Waltham transmitter frequency's one at a time
29, 49, 54, 56, 57, hd 58
This should solve the problem

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ian from notts's 253 posts GB
Friday, 17 January 2014
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Brian
4:54 PM

Ian

Thanks for your suggestion. Unfortunately this doesn't cure the problem - the series link is missing when I only have Waltham tuned in. I've tried retuning again just to make sure but the problem is still there. I checked a program for next week - Father Brown - which shows a link in Sutton's EPG but not one in Waltham's EPG, even after I retuned and removed Sutton from the guide.

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Brian's 9 posts GB
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MikeB
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

8:51 PM

Brian: I've only just spotted your question, but I've got a 895, and I get a problem a bit like that - sometimes you can series link, and sometimes you can't. It tends to be on BBC1 & 2 only, and comes and goes.

I honestly have no answer, but at least I'm not the only one!

My biggest problem is not recording on BBC1 becuase it keeps picking up the 800's channels instead, and then not recording. I thought an attenuator would solve it, but it didn't. My wife is not happy when her programmes dont record, so Thank goodness for the X-Box, which has Iplayer.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB
Saturday, 18 January 2014
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CLIVE JOHNSON
12:19 PM
Leicester

Mike B:

I had the same trouble, programmes not being recorded: it turned out to be because of a conflict between Sutton Coldfield and Waltham. I cured it by clearing the channels and then doing a manual retune of just the channels I wanted.

Re my recent problem, sudden bad reception from Waltham on my indoor aerial: my LG TV seems to have cured this for me: I did an autotune and found that, despite the aerial being aligned on Waltham, it had picked up all the channels from Sutton Cold field, in almost the opposite direction, except that it gave me the option of choosing Sutton or Waltham for BBC1 - I opted for Waltham so that I could get the East Midland news etc. Against all the odds, I'm now getting good reception on all desired channels including HD. Hope it lasts! Many thanks to those who have made suggestions.

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CLIVE JOHNSON's 18 posts GB
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AdamAnalogue
2:00 PM

Has anyone got any "signal quality" on channel 26 (the new local tv mix)? I have been seeing 96% signal strength for a few weeks, but zero signal quality. (52.9912,-1.2157) 

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AdamAnalogue's 1 post GB
Saturday, 25 January 2014
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SeeMoreDigital
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

9:42 AM

I'm in the Sherwood Rise area of Nottingham and I'm now receiving 100% for both signal strength and quality on channel 26

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SeeMoreDigital's 40 posts GB
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ian from notts
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

8:51 PM
Mansfield

Briann, what are you using for series link ? a harddrive (make)? youview? TV usb? freesat?

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