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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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Waltham (Leicestershire, England) mast?

Waltham transmitter - Waltham transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 25/09/2023 Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels Digital tick


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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-50,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) East Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C34 (578.0MHz)442mDTG-50,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV 1 (SD) (Central (East micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Central west),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C35 (586.0MHz)442mDTG-50,000W
Channel icons
46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD East Midlands, 102 BBC Two HD England, 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD Midlands ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C29 (538.0MHz)442mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 38 Channel 5 +1, 41 Legend, 42 Great! Movies Action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 69 HorrorXtra, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 203 CITV, 208 Pop Player, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 16 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C37 (602.0MHz)449mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
 Smithsonian Channel, 11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 71 That's 60s, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 70s, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C31 (554.0MHz)449mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
 Quest Red +1,  Classic Hits, 12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! romance, 73 HobbyMaker, 76 That's 80s, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 83 Together TV, 84 PBS America, 90 Together TV +1, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 others

LNG
 H -10dB
C41 (634.0MHz)442mDTG-125,000W
Channel icons
from 27th May 2014: 7 Notts TV,

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 (306°)
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 EEEWW TW TW T
C26LNGLNG
C29SDNSDNSDNSDN
C31com7com7
C32BBCA
C34D3+4
C35C5wavesC5wavesBBCB
C37com8com8
C41_local
C49tv_off BBCABBCA
C54tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesD3+4D3+4D3+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
Thursday, 19 April 2018
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David Heddon
2:52 PM

II have 3 Sony Freeview TVs all tuned to Waltham. On one of them, the newest, it will not tune BBC4HD,
All other channels tune ok and above channel is received ok on other 2 sets.
Any advice/help would be appreciated

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StevensOnln1
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4:34 PM

David Heddon: Do you have the other HD channels on the TV that is missing BBC Four HD? Please provide a full postcode so that we can see where you are in relation to the transmitter and your predicted coverage etc.

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Wednesday, 25 April 2018
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David Campbell
4:40 PM

For about a month our Humax PVR has lost The ITV3 channel, which this (Waltham) web page reassures me is still on tuning channel 29. A manual retune (to avoid losing our recording reservations) did not retrieve it. Ringing Humax help I quickly found that ITV3 had been moved to Channel 54 and retuning this solved the problem. The info on your web pages is detailed and useful, but only if it's kept up-to-date!

I would prefer a more tabular arrangement of the data.

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Thursday, 7 June 2018
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Richard Russell
11:32 PM

> The info on your web pages is detailed and useful, but only if it's kept up-to-date!

My thoughts exactly. I don't think the channel given for COM8 is correct either: the table shows it as 37 but at
COM7 and COM8 - a516digital
it's listed as 56 (the SFN channel that COM8 is being moved to nationwide). Waltham isn't an isolated example: the information on Tacolneston is wrong too. Is ukfree.tv being updated at all?


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Friday, 8 June 2018
MikeP
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3:05 PM

Richard Russell:

Please see the Digital UK website at Coverage Checker - Detailed View That gives all the4 correct channel numbers.



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Richard Russell
11:28 PM

> Please see the Digital UK website

I appreciate that one can usually find the correct information somewhere, but if the info here (ukfree.tv) cannot be relied upon it would be better to delete it entirely.

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Saturday, 9 June 2018
MikeP
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4:18 PM

Richard Russell:

There is nothing we contributors can do to correct that despite asking the site owner, Briantist, to make the needed changes. He seems to have disappeared from the site for some reason we do not know. None of us can make any changes to this site, sadly.



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Friday, 15 June 2018
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Gordon Insley
9:02 AM

Hi,
The Digital UK checker shows the Channel Mux numbers but no information on which TV channels are transmitted by each of the mux's.
On the basis that the UK FreeTV site is no longer up to date with the TV channels information where can one find accurate transmitter infomation showing which mux transmits which TV channels for each of the following: Sutton Coldfield, Waltham, Belmont, Belper (relay), Little Eaton (relay), Derby (relay), Bolehill (relay), Darley Dale (relay) and Stanton Moor (relay) ?
Thank you for your assistance.

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StevensOnln1
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10:19 AM

Gordon Insley: The page linked below on Digital UK shows which channels are currently on which mux

Digital UK | Channel listings

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Sunday, 24 June 2018
Transmitter engineering
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3:04 PM

WALTHAM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Very Weak Signal from 13:43 today to 13:50 today. [BBC]

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