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.
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, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 17 others 601 BBC RB 1, 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 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),
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 66 TBN UK,
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, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 35 others VisionTV, Racing TV, Arise News, Kiss Chat & Date, Proud Dating, ADULT Xpanded2, WION NEWS, 16 QVC, 22 TJC, 37 QVC2, 212 Pop Player, 237 TalkTV, 263 SonLife, 264 FailArmy, 265 On Demand 365, 266 Pet Collective, 268 AlJazeera Arabic, 270 Real Crime, 271 Channelbox, 272 Asharq News #2, 274 Asharq News, 275 Al Arabiya, 276 Shots!, 277 UK RADIO PORTAL, 278 Zee World, 279 Alaraby Network, 280 Rok, 281 Revelation TV, 282 God TV, 283 3ABN, 284 AmazingDiscoveries, 286 NHK WORLD, 287 Newsmax, 670 ADULT Section (start), 727 Absolute Radio,
Smithsonian Channel, 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 Christmas, 70 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 90s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 others CRAFT EXTRA , 45 Gems TV, 85 Create & Craft, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 723 talkSPORT, 724 Capital, 728 Heart, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
Quest Red +1, Classic Hits, 12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! christmas, 56 That's TV (UK), 61 GREAT! movies extra, 63 GREAT! christmas mix, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 83 Together TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 20 others ADULT smileTV2, ADULT Studio 66, QVC Style, 50 GREAT! tv, 51 Ideal World, 62 GREAT! tv +1, 72 Jewellery Maker, 285 Together TV +1, 671 ADULT Xpanded TV, 674 ADULT Babestn, 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,
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?
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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
DE1 3AY: The never ending BBC saga...
Is anyone else in the Derby area having bad pixellation problems with the BBC channels on C61 at the moment? Since they started doing some work on the Waltham transmitter a couple of weeks ago it has gone from slight pixellation to being now unwatchable.
C57 (which has never been very good unless it is raining cats and dogs) is also now completely unwatchable.
I get absolutely perfect reception on all the other channels except for these two. The BBCA and ARQB MUX's have a much lower signal strength than any of the other MUX's.
Aerial is on roof with a booster etc...
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I have been using waltham without issue for several years, with regular retunes of course.
I moved our TV from downstairs to upstairs and all was fine. However, after a retune it isn't getting all channels.
On my TV downstairs, that is getting all channels, but is also now getting multiple channels from another transmitter, which I've not had before.
Is this transmitter still running on low power, or is it running as it should be? I'm wondering whether to repoint Nottingham transmitter instead, even though all neighbours and myself have used waltham.
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KR: Ensure that your booster isn't amplifying the signal too much as that could be a cause of poor reception.
The objective isn't to get the signal strength as near 100% as possible. There is a threshold above which it works. You just need to be sufficiently above this threshold that natural variations in signal strength (due to weather etc) doesn't drop it below the threshold.
Failing that, you could always try the Kimberley transmitter as it is a full-service one and broadcasts the same regional programming as Waltham.
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KR: Just to add to that already said, you are located at approximately 2 miles away from the Nottingham transmitter and because it mostly uses lower channel numbers than Waltham its very likely that you are picking it up during an auto tune rather than Waltham, which by the way is on occasions problematic as far as reception is concerned because of work going on there, albeit engineering updates not as yet seen published.
Anyway, you would be best to manually tune in Waltham's channels rather than hope for the best during an auto tune, and so if your TV has the option of a "factory reset" or "first time installation" then carry this out first to blank the tuners memory out of everything already stored, beware though with a first time installation as on some equipment an auto tune will immediately start using that procedure, if it does cancel it before it picks anything up as you want to select "manual tune".
Once manual tune is selected enter the channel numbers one at a time, scanning and storing as required until all muxes are stored.
Waltham's channels being / 61 (BBC) - 54 (ITV) - 58 (HD if used) - 29 (SDN/ITV3 etc) - 56 (Pick TV) - 57 (Film 4)
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Hi Can anyone give a clue. I'm postcode DE5 9RB on Waltham, using wideband aerial. Normaly picture has been OK over the last year. During the last 3 weeks on Wed, Thurs. and Sat. approx 1.0pm until 4.30pm I get Bad break up with pixel blocks and sound broken up. Ive checked which multiplexes give the problem they are the ones on channels 54 56 57 58 and 61 Channel 29 is clear no problems. Channel 61 is usually the worst, can anyone help. BBC1 ( Ch 61 multiplexer) has just gone clear at 3.45 today 3rd Nov. and I can now watch the football. Help....pete
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