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 17 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, 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 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),
3 ITV (Central (East micro region)), 4 Channel 4 Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 24 ITV4 +1, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Central west),
45 Film4 +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,
10 ITV3, 20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 My5, 58 ITV Be +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 61 True Entertainment, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 80 Blaze +1, 83 Quest +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, 29 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Ch, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 60 Sony Crime Channel 2, 72 YourTV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others 23 Create and Craft, 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 Movies, 71 CBS Reality 1, 73 YourTV +1, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, plus 20 others 22 Ideal World, 35 QVC Beauty, 36 QVC Style, 78 Sewing Quarter, 206 Pop, 234 RT, 672 ADULT smileTV2, 674 Babestation, 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,
56 5USA +1, 57 5Spike 1, 64 CBS Action +1, 67 CBS Drama, 82 Vintage TV, 84 Quest Red +1, 87 Keep It Country, 107 BBC News HD, 108 Al Jazeera Eng HD, 109 Channel 4+1 HD, 110 4seven HD, 113 RT HD,
55 5STAR+1, 86 More4 1, 95 Freesports, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 115 BT Showcase HD (not free), 205 CBeebies HD, plus 5 others 40 Rocks and Co, 93 Together, 94 PBS America, 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
to BBC East Midlands region - 17 masts.
ITV Central News 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 83km west-southwest
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
Edward J Hruszka: I'm on Waltham, and the transmitters fine. Check your signal strength - is it very high or very low? If its very high, look at 'too much of a good thing' on this site, and if its very low, then you have a problem with your system, perhaps a loose wire, etc.
Too high a signal will lead to breakups, quality of signal being very low, etc - if you've got a booster, etc, then that might be causing the problem. But 'no signal' with a low strength means just that - the signal is too weak, and thats down to your system.
We really need a postcode and which channels the breakup is happening on.
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Edward J Hruszka: I suspect that the problem you refer to as well as same experienced by others, is most likely related to conditions associated with the current spell of high pressure sweeping in a somewhat irregular pattern across the country, as seen on Wm Hepburn's Tropospheric ducting charts, early Friday evening having apparently been particularly bad for reception in my own household in the Stamford area, members of reporting severe levels of pixelation on virtually all channels from Waltham and with zero HD reception from Belmont on C28, (more than one aerial in use) a test made later on by myself indicating similar difficulties from the Sandy (Anglia) transmitter, the situation having cleared to a certain extent much later in the evening.
Unfortunately the forecast on said charts for the coming week does not look too promising, as although the high pressure is seen to ease up for a time on Monday it returns a few hours later, Thursday forecast as being the worst in this respect.
By the way, it should be pointed out that problems related to atmospheric pressure can wipe out reception in one area, whilst others residing only around 15 miles away (or less in some cases) are relatively unaffected.
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11:53 AM Nottingham
Hello. I am having problems with my reception - I get an error message which says that there is no signal or the signal is too weak. I am using a Humax digibox, but also get breakups and intermittent 'no signal' messages when using the Freeview tuner in the TV. I am in Nottingham, postcode NG11 6JL. From the posts above it sounds like there has been some weather-based interference on the Waltham transmitter lately, so perhaps that is the source of my troubles too? I've never had any problems with signal before. I've checked all cables etc and everything seems fine. Any advice/thoughts?
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Andrew: I'm on Waltham and have had no problems at all. Your also half the distance away from the transmitter that I am, so its likely to be your system.
Check actual signal strength on both Humax and TV - if they are both very low, then its your system - follow the pathway back up to the aerial. If they are very high, that can cause what looks like similar problems - see 'too much of a good thing' on this site for more details.
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Many thanks for your reply. Good in some ways to hear that it's probably nothing to do with the transmitter. Have checked the signal and the strength is 76%, quality 100%. The Humax has three tuners, though, and that only applies to tuner 1 - tuners 2 and 3 have 0% for both quality and strength! I'll try taking the system apart and putting it back together to see if that has any effect.
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