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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?

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.

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
Channel icons
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
Channel icons
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
Channel icons
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 18 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C37 (602.0MHz)449mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 28 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movies, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 45 Film4 +1, 46 Challenge, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 76 Quest +1, 78 Now 90s, 88 Together, 233 Sky News, plus 7 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C31 (554.0MHz)449mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
25 Yesterday, 29 4Music, 37 DMAX, 39 CBS Justice, 42 HGTV, 47 4seven, 71 CBS Drama, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 91 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 17 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
56 5USA +1, 67 CBS Reality +1, 72 Quest Red +1, 74 Shopping Quarter , 86 More4 +1, 92 Pick +1, 94 Paramount Network +1, 107 BBC News 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
55 5STAR +1, 64 FreeSports HD, 69 CBS Justice +1, 83 NOW 80s, 89 Together TV +1, 93 PBS America +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?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-177 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.

Comments
Monday, 27 January 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:09 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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Tuesday, 28 January 2014
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Brian
10:11 AM

ian

The link is a setting on the EPG page of my Sony HD/DVD recorder. It allows an On setting if its enabled in the guide.

The problem is that it isn't always enabled form BBC-EMids whilst BBC-WMids seem to enable it. Also the East Mids one appears to be inconsistent.

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Brian's 9 posts GB
Saturday, 1 February 2014
J
Jim
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

10:55 PM

Adam Analogue,

Using a group A aerial for Belmont and a group C/D aerial for Waltham, I'm receiving the 'Comux-local TV' test transmission colour bars on Ch.26 from Waltham at 30% signal strength and between 40% and 60% signal quality.
I live in Calverton, Notts.

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Jim's 28 posts GB
Tuesday, 4 February 2014
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ian from notts
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

10:53 PM
Mansfield

Brian,
Does your machine have an "auto update" or "new channel message" function within its menus ?
There may be a possibility, with s-coldfield being before waltham in tuning, that overnight updates
are upsetting the memory of your harddrive ?

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ian from notts's 253 posts GB
Wednesday, 5 February 2014
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Gordon @ Picture Perfect
10:00 AM

Adam - Calverton, Notts.
The recommended aerial type for receiving the full spectrum of services from the Waltham (25 / 50W) regional transmitter is a wideband type 'W' aerial. The older Yagi type grouped aerials (C/D, A, etc) in my opinion are not up to the job anymore (I've not fitted a grouped Yagi for 15yrs).

I would recommend using a log-periodic wideband aerial. This type of aerial very directional and has no reflector at the rear end which would exacerbate the problem of picking up unwanted frequencies from adjacent or stronger signal transmitters like Belmont (150KW) or Sutton Coldfield (200KW). If you were to get any cross channel interference from an adjacent transmitter then fit a 'banded' channel filter which can block unwanted frequencies (cost less than £10).

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Gordon @ Picture Perfect's 8 posts GB
Thursday, 6 February 2014
J
Jim
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

4:26 AM

Gordon @ Picture Perfect.

Thank you for your interest.
My (oldish) aerial arrangement (A and C/D) allows me to receive all the available channels (including Nottingham Local tv. - currently test transmission colour bars on ch 26), from either Belmont or Waltham, so I'm quite happy.

My earlier comment was really in reply to Adam Analogue's posting of 18 January when he was querying the signal quality of Notts tv. on ch 26.

Regards, J.

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Jim's 28 posts GB
Sunday, 9 February 2014
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AdamAnalogue
12:45 PM

Thanks for comments - started to receive two Freeview channels (791/792) on ch. 26 from Waltham at the end of January (wideband aerial) - 100% strength, 96% quality. Looks like all is set for reception of NottsTV from launch on 29 April.... (52.9912,-1.2157) 

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AdamAnalogue's 2 posts GB
Monday, 17 February 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

12:09 PM

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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Wednesday, 5 March 2014
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Ed
1:30 PM

Is com7 now on air?

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SeeMoreDigital
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

3:33 PM

No signal reception in Nottingham. Same with COM8 (Ch37).

The two 'local' signals via Ch26 are coming in loud and strong ;).

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