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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.

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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.

Comments
Monday, 20 March 2023
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Mike Davison
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11:12 AM
Wetherby

StevensOnln1: I did say 'if'. There could be some people like me who have a non DVB-T2 PVR
which has never been replaced(mine is kept for some of its old content and nothing else) and
it is their only programme recording means. I have had a DVB-T2 PVR since digital switch-over.
There is hopefully a start to the trend of replacing the original DVB specs. by S2 and T2 services.
Given how long 405 lasted after 625 duplication, there could be some time to wait.

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StevensOnln1
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2:55 PM

Mike Davison: You still seem to misunderstand the situation. Nobody will need to replace any equipment as the BBC SD channels will be continuing exactly as they are now on Freeview. All that is happening is that the current BBC One HD channel on 101 will be replaced with a regional version of BBC One HD, which will match the region currently available in SD on Freeview channel 1. As the SD version will not be closing, you don't need to replace your PVR or any other equipment. It is only satellite viewers using older equipment that does not support DVB-S2 (old Sky digiboxes and Sky+ boxes or early Freesat boxes) that will loose BBC SD channels if they do not upgrade.

Most viewers won't even need to retune as most TVs, PVRs and set top boxes that receive HD channels will handle the change automatically. In short, you only need to retune if BBC One HD disappears from 101, otherwise no further action is required.

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Mike Davison
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4:54 PM
Wetherby

StevensOnln1: I never said they would lose anything but now they have a reason to upgrade.

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StevensOnln1
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5:44 PM

Mike Davison: Give that regional news is only an hour a day, I doubt that it will be much incentive for people who haven't already upgraded when the other 23 hours of output each day have already been available for 10+ years.

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Tuesday, 21 March 2023
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Ross Trotter
2:16 PM

Mike Davison: The channel list by mutiplex for Emley Moor appears to be missing. As this is my local transmitter and I wanted to see if there are any changes tomorrow - March 22 - this is a bit annoying. I can get the pages for Bilsdale and Belmont but not Emley Moor.

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Chris.SE
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3:03 PM

Ross Trotter:

It's already been mention that there's some sort of bug that the site owner has yet to fix.
There are no changes (yet) at Emley, BUT it is listed for Planned Engineering with possible effect "Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels"
The only upcoming changes are here
Updates and alerts | Freeview
Looks like Emley is having to wait until the 26th April for the HD update.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/med…land

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Chris.SE
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3:07 PM

BBC1 HD update info
https://www.bbc.co.uk/med…land

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StevensOnln1
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3:10 PM

Ross Trotter: The BBC have now published a list of which regions will be getting the HD upgrade on Freeview tomorrow.

On 22nd March 2023 viewers in the following regions will gain their local version of BBC One HD on Freeview channel 101, carrying the full regional news service, in place of the existing BBC One HD national channel with the red screen during regional news slots:

East Midlands
West Midlands
East Yorks & Lincs
London
Channel Islands
Yorkshire

Viewers in the remaining regions will need to wait until 26th April (although this date is subject to change). See the link below for full details.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/med…land

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Wednesday, 22 March 2023
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Chris.SE
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2:20 PM

Chris.SE:

Apologies, I misread the list, Emley has been done today!

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Friday, 19 May 2023
Transmitter engineering
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10:08 AM

Waltham transmitter - Waltham transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 15/05/2023 Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels [DUK]

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