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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 19/02/2024 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, plus 17 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, 107 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! action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 83 Together TV, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 30 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C37 (602.0MHz)449mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Mix, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 Sky Arts, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 65 That's TV 2, 70 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 90s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C31 (554.0MHz)449mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! romance, 56 That's TV (UK), 61 GREAT! movies extra, 63 GREAT! romance mix, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 18 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.

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Thursday, 21 March 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 PM

WALTHAM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 13:59 yesterday to 14:40 yesterday, HD Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 11:40 today, HD Digital TV Very Weak Signal; DSO related from 11:29 yesterday to 12:21 yesterday. DAB: BBC National DAB [BBC]

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8:09 PM

WALTHAM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 13:59 yesterday to 14:40 yesterday, HD Digital TV Very Weak Signal; DSO related from 11:29 yesterday to 12:21 yesterday, HD Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 11:40 today to 14:23 today. DAB: BB [BBC]

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Friday, 22 March 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

WALTHAM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 13:59 on 20 Mar to 14:40 on 20 Mar, HD Digital TV Very Weak Signal; DSO related from 11:29 on 20 Mar to 12:21 on 20 Mar, HD Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 11:40 yesterday to 14:23 yesterday. [BBC]

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11:09 AM

WALTHAM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 13:59 on 20 Mar to 14:40 on 20 Mar, HD Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 11:40 yesterday to 14:23 yesterday, HD Digital TV Very Weak Signal; DSO related from 11:29 on 20 Mar to 12:21 on 20 Mar. [BBC]

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Saturday, 23 March 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

WALTHAM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 13:59 on 20 Mar to 14:40 on 20 Mar, HD Digital TV Very Weak Signal; DSO related from 11:29 on 20 Mar to 12:21 on 20 Mar, HD Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 11:40 on 21 Mar to 14:23 on 21 Mar. [BBC]

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Sunday, 24 March 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

WALTHAM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 13:59 on 20 Mar to 14:40 on 20 Mar, HD Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 11:40 on 21 Mar to 14:23 on 21 Mar, HD Digital TV Very Weak Signal; DSO related from 11:29 on 20 Mar to 12:21 on 20 Mar. [BBC]

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Monday, 25 March 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

WALTHAM transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 11:40 on 21 Mar to 14:23 on 21 Mar. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:44 on 21 Mar to 11:01 on 21 Mar. [BBC]

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Monday, 8 April 2019
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Peter
1:31 PM
Hinckley

I live in Hinckley LE10 1AJ. Which is on the western edge of Leicestershire & NE Warwickshire. The tv we get is from the West Midlands transmitter. Is there a way that I can receive East Midlands news etc as that is of more interest to us?

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Gordon
2:07 PM

P Lamb - Uttoxeter

Recent changes to the transmission format and frequencies for some Freeview channels has made them unreceivable by older TV's since they are transmitted in T2 format (old being 5 / 6 years of age or more).
If your TV does not have a compatible Freeview tuner that wil handle both T1 & T2 transmission formats then certain channels will now be unavailable. To solve the problem you could use a T1 / T2 compible Freeview digi-box or replace the TV with one that is T1/T2 compliant.


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2:12 PM

Peter : You might be able to get the Waltham transmitter which carries BBC/ITV East Midlands news, however by the time frequency changes are completed next year it won't provide a good signal, according to the Digital UK checker. You can watch BBC news from any region on iPlayer, or look at getting Freesat.

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