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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.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name
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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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 H max
C32 (562.0MHz)442mDTG-350,000W
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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, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C34- (577.8MHz)442mDTG-350,000W
Channel icons
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, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Central west),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C35 (586.0MHz)442mDTG-650,000W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 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, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C29 (538.0MHz)442mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! movies action, 46 Channel 5 +1, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 74 Dave ja vu, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 203 CITV, 208 POP MAX, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C37 (602.0MHz)449mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 8 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C31 (554.0MHz)449mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
 FreeSports, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 19 others

LNG
 H -10dB
C26 (514.0MHz)442mDTG-125,000W
Channel icons
from 27th May 2014: 7 Notts TV,

com7
 H -6.9dB
C55 (746.0MHz)442mDTG-610,200W
Channel icons


DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
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?

regional news image
BBC East Midlands Today 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Nottingham NG2 4UU, 28km northwest (305°)
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_offC4wavesC4wavesC4waves-D3+4-D3+4-D3+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
Tuesday, 6 September 2011
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Wile
12:40 PM
Derby

Even if I wasn't a bloke and would therefore be allowed to read instruction manuals, would I have realized that, while manually scanning (CH58) for HD channels, I would need to scroll down to Transmission and change that setting from DVB-T (for non-HD) to DVB-T2.
After trying the out, out, in, in method with no luck and resorting to Factory Default, again without success, I toyed with the idea of hitting the web to find out what frequency channel 58 should be (just in case it was not what CH58 said it was) when I noticed the next setting down Transmission with DVB-T next to it, and the lightbulb came on. Though, if I didnt spend so much time Geeking, I would still be stuck.
I dont know if this is a Humax thing or more widespread but hey, Im fully HD!

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KB Aerials Sheffield
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2:36 PM
Sheffield

Wile

Thankyou - thats something I might have missed - may save me valuable time at the next customers

Keith

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Raymond Bell
2:59 PM
Nottingham

I am slowly but surely getting my digital setup as required with the considerable help of this site. My latest problem is with the tv in my kitchen which is connected to a Goodmans digibox. The box will not pick up SKY news (UHF 56) I have tried moving the box upstairs and scanning and it picks up the channels ok (albeit the signal is only 16% strong) When i move the box back downstairs the channel is still there but no picture and signal strenth 0%) Is it because of the length of the aerial cable (prob 8 to 10m further than upstairs but fed from the same aeriel)

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Raymond Bell
4:03 PM
Nottingham

Raymond Bell: Sorted it !!! and very simple. I suspected I may not have wired the aerial cable correctly so watched a demo on Youtube and noticed that the guy stripped back a lot more cable (ie revealed far more copper shield) than i did. I therefore refitted both ends and cannot believe the differnce it has made to the signal strength. Fantastic. I know have my favorite news channel on in the part of the house i spend most of the time ...... The Kitchen !!!

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kB Aerials Sheffield
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5:11 PM

Well Done Raymond!

Gold star heading your way !

Keith

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Wednesday, 7 September 2011
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MB
4:03 PM

Briantist:
Finally cracked my problem with red button, so thought i would post in case it helps anybody else. I followed the instructions in the link but still no joy with red button on the waltham, but could get it on channels from the other transmitter. I postulated that the maybe the TV could only handle so many interactive stations and because the tv was tuning waltham 2nd (because of lower channel number), it ran out of 'slots' before waltham tuned in. Solution which worked, start tuning with aerial cable not connected, and after 10% search put aerial back in. Ok now i have only Waltham channels and red button works.

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josh rowan
5:03 PM

Many thanks for your help --got my tv working again!

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Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:25 PM

Darren SR: Again, the best place to start looking is on the Single frequency interference | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice page.

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Thursday, 8 September 2011
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brian austin
12:17 PM

Hi my post code is ng130gg. aerial on roof.after retune i know recieve yorkshire, bbc signal is very poor.i have tried to manually retune to waltham using group channels 61,54,29,56,57,my television will retune them all except 61,which is the bbc group.why?

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