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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 - DAB: Slightly reduced power due to a fault from 15 May 23:16 until 15 May 23:31. . BBC


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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 83 Together TV, 91 WildEarth, 93 ITVBe +1, 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
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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), 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
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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, 14 April 2011
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maxcranwell
4:01 PM
Lincoln

I have been doing manual retuning at various points in the day
if you follow the link in the Mike Dimmick post you get to this for ITV

"For Freview viewers that may be experiencing loss of service or receiving poor picture quality and breaks in reception. This is due to unusually high atmospheric pressure which can occur at this time of year.

We have made on-air announcements to advise viewers of the problem which is affecting all broadcasters. We understand that reception will return to normal as soon as the high pressure passes."

I now have broken ITV from channel 31 nothing from C29 or C33. I tried the digital UK fix mentioned in Steve's post and it didnt work for me I'm sad to say.

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Dave Hunter
4:53 PM
Derby

Getting very heavy red on the colour. Looks terrible plus occasional breaking up ever since 13th April. Aerial pointed at Waltham transmitter always has been but seem to be affected by the Nottingham switch over. Got the same just before the earlier retune but it went away now it been here a lot longer. Any reason for that? BTW why are we switching to a system that is affect so much by high pressure or are we just a stupid nation at heart?


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chris
5:12 PM
Sleaford

I also am using waltham.My aerials on the roof,and had no problem before wednesday.Now i cannot recieve itv1,itv2,channel 4 and 5.I am using a sagem box,which i have retuned.Anyone got any ideas please as i am getting frustrated as why they have to mess around with things that were working fine before.Its typical this country.Thanks.

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maxcranwell
5:55 PM

chris I agree, and we are all suckered into new equipment. tried to get help got more about the weather! My ITV/C4 Freeview channels have disappeared - what can I do? Is it my SCART cable? | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice (LN50DF)

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Steve
6:13 PM
Spalding

Sorry to say the advice I as given earlier by Digital UK didn't work for my customer either. Her Filux (Vestel)Tv and Toshiba DVD Recorder are both failing to find anything on ch31, showing no signal at all.

All other mux are coming in OK, and it all worked fine before switchover, and I can find no sign of any co-channel interference. I guess the question is apart from the frequency change did anything else change yesterday?

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Steve
6:15 PM
Spalding

oops, meant to say before the retune, not before switchover in the post above.

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KMJ,Derby
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6:18 PM

Mike Dimmick: I've just done a check on the Waltham signal levels and C31 gave 55% strength and 100% quality, the same as C29 and C33. C42 and C45 gave 53% and C49 gave 54% signal all 100% quality. My reception does fall off with ascending frequency as I live in a valley.

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maxcranwell
6:22 PM
Lincoln

Steve, I have put a booster on that I had, I am getting some signal but very weak, less than 14%, have been running digital successfully since ondigital, obviously not on the same box now but can understand why we have lost the service, tag for me says Lincoln but actually nearer Sleaford. Guess the answer is to stop watching television ;-)

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maxcranwell
6:24 PM
Lincoln

oopps last post should say cant understand

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chris
6:49 PM
Sleaford

got all channels now signal strength 81% and signal quality 75%.Itv,channel 4 and 5 does break up sometimes.

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