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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
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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
Channel icons
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
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 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;
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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, 24 March 2014
J
Jim
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

8:39 PM
Nottingham

The 'Nottingham Post' last week reported that 'Notts TV' will be on air from 4pm on
27 May 2014.

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Jim's 28 posts GB
Wednesday, 26 March 2014
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SeeMoreDigital
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

3:34 PM

Looks as channel 31 (COM7) is now on-line with 6No stations....

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SeeMoreDigital's 40 posts GB
Thursday, 27 March 2014
J
John Pilkington
11:18 AM
Nottingham

Yes, that's the BBC FOUR HD/ Cbeebies mux.

There are also two Freeview channels, 75 (POP) and 64 (BONANZABONANZA) on C26, 514 MHz, LNG, but at present my 2012 model Panasonic TV won't tune them. qpsk modulation. Panasonic website says 'compatibility with future services is not guaranteed'.

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John Pilkington's 1 post GB
Friday, 28 March 2014
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Denise steadman
4:49 PM
Leicester

I live in Leicester city centre in new build flats. LE3 5 BD . We have a Sony Bravia tv with inbuilt freeview.
For past week some digital channels have been breaking up. E.g sky news
Last night bbc channels were also braking up
I have done full retune as advise. But problem persists. Is this because of engineering works and if it is when can I expect it to end?

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Denise steadman's 1 post GB
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:18 PM

Denise steadman: There are indeed current engineering works on the Waltham transmitter.

Normally such work is done during the day, and services are restored from 6pm-9am the next day.,

Can you perform a scan again at 6pm today?

If there is work going on, it's best to not rescan, but wait until the work is finished.

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Briantist's 38,846 posts GB
Saturday, 29 March 2014
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tjhf
8:09 AM

Hi my BBC and ITV channels on CH 54 and CH 49 are good but CH 57 and CH 31 are very poor but last night they were OK now there unwatchable .also CH 29 is poorer

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tjhf's 1 post GB
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:16 AM

WALTHAM transmitter - Over the next week Waltham main transmitter: TV (digital) Liable to interruption, no analogue radio, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Thursday, 3 April 2014
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Dave Turner
7:53 PM
Leicester

Hi,
My neighbours and I are experiencing problems with all of our free view channels. The only channels we can currently view are those broadcast in HD with some signal break up. All of the other channels are almost completely scrambled and unwatchable. I am aware that some work is taking place at the Waltham Transmitter, but this problem has been presenting itself for the past 3 weeks or so. Could you let me know when the works will be completed, and whether or not the bbc are likely to compensate licence payers for the distribution?!?
Cheers
Any info would be appreciated :-)

Post code le8 0jb
Aerial on roof

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Dave Turner's 1 post GB
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SeeMoreDigital
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

8:13 PM

Hi Dave,

There are currently two active HD multiplexes. One is at Ch31 (554MHz) the other is at Ch58 (770MHz). Are both of these working okay for you?

Cheers (52.9548,-1.1581) 

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SeeMoreDigital's 40 posts GB
Monday, 7 April 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:36 AM

WALTHAM transmitter - Over the next week Waltham main transmitter: TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) Possible weak signal, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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