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 (SD) East Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 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 (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, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Central west),
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 65 TBN UK,
12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 23 CCXTV, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 31 Paramount Network, 40 Sony Movies Action, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 5SELECT, 58 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 97 ITVBe +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup, plus 15 others 16 QVC, 49 TJC, 95 Create & Craft, 252 Kiss Chat & Date, 253 Proud Dating, 261 Racing TV, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 On Demand 365, 269 Arise News, 670 ADULT Section (start), 680 ADULT Xpanded2, 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 28 E4 +1, 29 4Music, 34 pick, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 45 Film4 +1, 46 Challenge, 47 4seven, 56 Smithsonian Channel, 75 Yesterday +1, 76 Quest +1, 87 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others 43 Gems TV, 85 Hochanda, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 678 Xpanded TV, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
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 ADULT smileTV2, 22 Ideal World, 35 QVC Beauty, 36 QVC Style, 73 Jewellery Maker, 206 Pop, 674 ADULT Babestn, 679 ADULT Studio 66, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 KISS, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 Greatest Hits Radio, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio,
from 27th May 2014: 7 Notts TV,
34 Merit, 64 FreeSports, 72 Quest Red +1, 83 NOW 80s, 86 More4 +1, 88 Together TV +1, 93 PBS America +1, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 113 RT HD, 114 Quest HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 2 others 111 QVC HD, 112 QVC Beauty HD,
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 (305°)
to BBC East Midlands region - 17 masts.
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?
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How will the Waltham (Leicestershire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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?
|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
hello, last couple of nights on signal from waltham, have had pixilating and weak signal after 10pm, cant see that there is weather conditions to affect the 25kw and 10kw mux's? this is really annoying as the bbc and itv on 50kw mux's never affected by weather so far!
so is there work being carried out after 10pm? but if it is weather, why cant the signal be upped to 50kw, or at the very least when there is potential for atmospheric effect, temporarily up these 25kw and 10kw mux's to 50kw same as bbc and itv mux?
i have a loft ariel in central peterborough PE1 with no problem ever with bbc or itv on 50kw, waltham is my best bet, as low urban sprall in that direction.
to many high rises and brick walls to go through for sandy heath direction.
the only common denominator seems to be difference between mux's signal power at the transmitter?
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It isn't just "weather conditions" that you may physically observe, it's "Tropospheric Ducting" that can occur under certain atmospheric conditions. Indeed there were some strong tropospheric conditions in different parts of the country Monday and Tuesday, and more predicted later in the week, but like weather forecasts, predictions can change.
The further you are from a transmitter (as well as how strong/weak the signals are) and the specific frequency will determine how likely interference from any distant transmitter (Europe or UK) might be at any given time.
If you are finding that this becomes a more frequent issue, (climate change isn't something anyone has direct control over) maybe best firstly to check your installation hasn't deteriorated in any way (aerial moved a bit, coax degraded, other objects in/on/around the loft or roof causing signal reception to be different), but then secondly to consider an improved aerial installation.
As you haven't provided a full postcode, I can't comment on the predicted reception at your location.
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thanks, i understand the atmospherics having this effect, but my annoyance is that the bbc, itv channel 4 mux's broadcast at 50kw, are never a problem (so the 50kw power seems to negate the effect of atmospherics?), so my installation is good. recently updated from a 5 element to a 12 element aerial which really improved signal strength.
but occasionally, when there is bad weather / atmospheric events between me and Waltham, the mux's broadcast at 25kw (really pick dave etc.), pixelate and breakup, while the 50kw bbc itv ch4 mux's remain fine.
and then the 10kw mux forces tv, is a problem more frequently.
my questions, being that the power of broadcast seems to be the common denominator. Is why cant the 25kw and 10kw mux's be broadcast at 50kw?, and if this isn't viable on a permanent basis like the bbc and itv mux's are, why cant the power be boosted when atmospheric events occur, to maintain seamless transmission across all programme channels? thanks.
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I'm afraid that 50kW doesn't always guarantee good reception even if reasonably close.
Reported elsewhere, on Monday eg. at Ventnor I-O-W, reception of the BBCA mux was wiped out in the evening, and the D3&4 the following morning. There was good reception of some French muxes on other UHF channels.
Transmitters have always had to share frequencies, but they are generally allocated around the country so as not to cause problems in the predicted reception areas under normal conditions, and the same principle goes for coastal areas (eg. S. coast and France, E. coast and Belgium etc.) as well as the use of directional transmission where possible. The higher the power the more likely there'll be unwanted interference.
Because priority is given to ensuring that as much of the country as possible can receive the 3 PSB muxes, that has a limiting effect on available frequencies & powers for the other muxes. There are over 1100 transmitters in the UK, just over 80 are main transmitters, the rest are relays carrying just the 3 PSBs (apart from one welsh one which has SDN as well!). So at the end of the day, it's a bit of a balancing act and unfortunately there will be some locations that lose out on some muxes due to co-channel interference, good directional aerial installations may help in some places but not everywhere.
Turning up the power would just cause additional interference to many, so unfortunately that isn't an option.
You may happen to be in a poor spot for some of those COM muxes anyway.
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