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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 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

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
C49 (698.0MHz)442mDTG-350,000W
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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

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C54- (737.8MHz)442mDTG-350,000W
Channel icons
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),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C58 (770.0MHz)442mDTG-650,000W
Channel icons
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,

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C29 (538.0MHz)442mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
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

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C56 (754.0MHz)449mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Ch, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 Tru TV +1, 72 YourTV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C57 (762.0MHz)449mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 Spike, 39 CBS Action, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 71 CBS Drama, 73 YourTV +1, 79 Dave ja vu, 84 Quest Red +1, plus 21 others

LNG
 H -10dB
C26 (514.0MHz)442mDTG-125,000W
Channel icons
from 27th May 2014: 7 Notts TV,

com7
 H -6.9dB
C31 (554.0MHz)442mDTG-610,200W
Channel icons
56 5USA +1, 57 VIVA, 64 CBS Action +1, 67 CBS Reality +1, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 82 Vintage TV, 87 Keep It Country, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 108 Al Jazeera Eng HD, 109 Channel 4+1 HD, 110 4seven HD, 113 RT HD, 205 CBeebies HD,

com8
 H -5.7dB
C37 (602.0MHz)442mDTG-613,400W
Channel icons
55 5STAR+1, 86 More4 1, 95 Freesports, 96 Forces TV, 115 BT Showcase HD (not free), plus 3 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
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
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?

years1984-971997-981998-20112011-1329/5/13-2013-1731st Mar 2018-
aerial groupC/D EEWWWWA K
C26LNG
C29ASDNSDNSDNBBCA
600C312com7D3+4
C32BBCB
C33B
C34SDN
C35C5C5ArqA
C37com8ArqB
C42D
C45C
700C491 BBCABBCA
C54C4C4C4-D3+4-D3+4-D3+4
C56ArqAArqAArqA
C57ArqBArqBArqB
C58BBC1BBC1BBC1BBCBBBCBBBCB
800C61ITVITVITVBBCA
C64BBC2BBC2BBC2

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?

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
Wednesday, 3 May 2017
M
MikeB
5:08 PM

Tim: I'm on Waltahm, and it looks fine. The classic reason your losing a mux is your own system

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bren
10:06 PM

HI I have been getting interference recently, these last few days, it has been bad on sky news mux com 5 it is intermittent but kind of unwatchable, I am now watching online as I am a sky news addict
BBC 1 news psb 1 is a lot better but I get a bit of interference on it, it has always been strongest mux for me really. ITV 1, PSB2 is OK well similar to PSB1, i get a bit of interference.
ITV3 (com4) seems good but it likely same as my other good one.

But main issue is COM5 too much interference for it to be comfortably to watch, it is kind of intermittent though
like electrical interference maybe from mobile comms, 4G and all that stuff.
It varies a bit right now it is OK. 5 bar strength, but earlier it was just 2, BBC 1 is 6-7 bar.

It does look like interference...........

However I tweaked my aerial (which is in the loft) and that has improved things considerably, ie
it is 7 out of 10 bars, bbc 1 is 9 out of 10..

So the tweak, just lifting the aerial a bit off the loft insulation gave me an extra 2 bars it seems.

So seems this post was a false alarm but I will leave it just incase the problem returns :O)

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bren's 26 posts Bronze Bronze GB
Thursday, 4 May 2017
B
bren
3:46 PM

OK so my problems seem to be back.

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bren's 26 posts Bronze Bronze GB
Tuesday, 27 June 2017
Transmitter engineering
2:33 PM

WALTHAM transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:52 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 90,965 posts Owner Owner xx
Transmitter engineering
5:32 PM

WALTHAM transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:52 today to 15:30 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 90,965 posts Owner Owner xx
Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:32 AM

WALTHAM transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:52 yesterday to 15:30 yesterday. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 90,965 posts Owner Owner xx
Thursday, 29 June 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:32 AM

WALTHAM transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:52 on 27 Jun to 15:30 on 27 Jun. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 1 August 2017
S
steven woolley
12:00 PM

i can not get multplex 56 on my freeview but every other multiplex numbers

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steven woolley's 1 post GB
S
StevensOnln1
2:10 PM

steven woolley: Have you lost the COM5 mux or have you never received it in the first place? Start by checking for any loose or damaged cables or connections behind your TV. Does your TV have a manual tuning function in its menu? If it does, select C56 and wait a few seconds for the signal strength and quality indicators to appear and let us know if both are stable and what readings you get.

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Friday, 4 August 2017
M
Michael
6:48 PM

Hi I used to be able to print out these details of Waltham Tx in a nicely formatted PDF, now it is a web page and I can see no option to print. CTL-P prints out a horrible mess of web pages

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