Full Freeview on the Waltham (Leicestershire, England) transmitter
|52.801,-0.801 or 52°48'4"N 0°48'5"W
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.
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 (306°)
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?
|5 km SW Leicester city centre
How will the Waltham (Leicestershire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
|4 Mar 2020
tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
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
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB
|Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*
|Mux C*, Mux D*, LNG
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Waltham transmitter area
Chris.SE : Thanks for the prompt response to the problem I sent on 6 of June. I have carried out all the connection checks which you mentioned with the exception of the aerial, which I shall require an aerial technician to do. Up until two weeks ago I was still having the same pixilation/no signal problem on Mux PSB2 only, after about 9.00 in the morning until about 10.00 or 11.00 at night. No other Muxes were affected. Two weeks ago your site said that the Waltham transmitter had engineering works, the same last week and again this week. I expected greater problems as a result, but not so. For both weeks Mux PSB2 gave almost perfect reception along with all the others, so I have concluded that the problem must have been due to interference, but from what source; presumably something operating at or near the frequency of Mux PSB2. I can't see how poor connections would only operate between certain hours of the day and on one Mux only. Do you have any further thoughts on the problem please? Many thanks
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I think in view of the additional detail you've given, it's highly unlikely to be a bad connection at your aerial. But just to be clear, bad connections can affect a single multiplex because you can end up with standing waves in the cable which have the effect of "cancelling out" signals at a given frequency, this depends on such things like cable length and the location of the poor connection, but as I've just said I think this unlikely, as you've said it happened at pretty much regular times of day.
As I suggested in my initial reply, it is more likely to be related to engineering work. The fact that the transmitter has now been listed for 3 weeks tends to suggest this is the case, perhaps a (temporary) fix was initiated which is why you reception problem was resolved, but more work has been needed to make the fix permanent.
If however, it was some sort of interference, this must have come from something that was being switched on at a regular time each day and been on all day, and no longer being switched on. If it doesn't reoccur it's almost impossible to say what the cause was. Just as a precautionary check, have any of your neighbours been away since your reception has been ok? If so, and the problems return after neighbours come back, it's possible they may have some sort of faulty equipment. Only time will tell.
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I live in the LE7 7EU area my normal freeview is fine but my freeview HD channels come and go and pixelate last night they were all a perfect picture ! Is this due to the Waltham transmitter ?
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