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The symbol shows the location of the West Wycombe (Buckinghamshire, England) transmitter which serves 600 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 West Wycombe (Buckinghamshire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the West Wycombe 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
 V max
C43 (650.0MHz)154mDTG-36W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) London, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 15 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C40 (626.0MHz)154mDTG-36W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (London), 4 Channel 4 (SD) London ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 London ads, 18 More4, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (London),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C46 (674.0MHz)154mDTG-66W
Channel icons
72 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV London), 104 Channel 4 HD London ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 50 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The West Wycombe (Buckinghamshire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports HD, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Together TV +1, More4 +1, NOW 80s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movies Action, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday +1.

If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the West Wycombe transmitter?

regional news image
BBC London 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London W1A 1AA, 47km east-southeast (105°)
to BBC London region - 55 masts.
regional news image
ITV London News 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London WC1X 8XZ, 48km east-southeast (103°)
to ITV London region - 55 masts.

How will the West Wycombe (Buckinghamshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-1331 Mar 2018-
EEEB E K TB E K T
C40BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4D3+4
C43ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCABBCA
C46BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCBBBCB
C67C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - 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 4 Apr 12 and 18 Apr 12.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-4 28W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 5.6W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Crystal Palace transmitter area

Sep 1955-Jul 1968Associated-Rediffusion†
Sep 1955-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1992Thames†
Jul 1968-Feb 2004London Weekend Television♦
Jan 1993-Feb 2004Carlton†
Feb 2004-Dec 2014ITV plc†
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. West Wycombe 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
Sunday, 14 August 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

11:36 PM

WEST WYCOMBE transmitter - Over the next week West Wycombe relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Tuesday, 16 August 2011
Transmitter engineering
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1:44 PM

WEST WYCOMBE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 11:21 today BBC TWO Off Air from 11:21 today [BBC] Over the next week West Wycombe relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering
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4:38 PM

WEST WYCOMBE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 13:50 today to 14:30 today BBC ONE Off Air from 11:21 today to 12:42 today BBC TWO Off Air from 13:50 today to 14:30 today BBC TWO Off Air from 11:21 today to 12:42 today [BBC] Over the next week West Wycombe relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Wednesday, 17 August 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:32 AM

WEST WYCOMBE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 13:50 yesterday to 14:30 yesterday BBC ONE Off Air from 11:21 yesterday to 12:42 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air from 13:50 yesterday to 14:30 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air from 11:21 yesterday to 12:42 yesterday [BBC] Over the next week West Wycombe relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Sunday, 11 December 2011
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David Reichenberg
9:07 AM
High Wycombe

Hi. I live in High wycombe area in an area to the west called Sands. My development of houses is built on a steep hill so I have no line of site to the main High Wycombe transmitter. The houses get analogue from a repeater station (vertical polarisation) which I presume is the West Wycombe transmitter.
All the houses use sky to get free channels at the moment.
My questions are:
1. Will the repeater station be set up to transmit freeview to us poor souls with no direct line of site.
ie how can I found out?
2. Alternative transmitters after switchover could be Hannington, Guildford or Crystal Palace. Is this realistic? If so, how can I tell if I have line of sight to these and the general signal level I'll receive.
I don't mind setting up a high gain group aerial on a tall mast etc.
3. Will I get the full range of freeview programs? Reading your site it seems that Freeview programs vary. I'm looking forward to getting DAVE, YESTERDAY and QUEST after DSO (which you can't get on sky FTA) but maybe I/we won't.
Thanks for your help.

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Dave Lindsay
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3:29 PM

David Reichenberg: 1. Yes, West Wycombe will broadcast digital television come switchover.

2. I had a look at Google Streetview... I see that some houses have gone for tall masts with aerials on various transmitters. If you're on the higher side of the street then maybe your likelihood of success will be greater.

For gauging line of sight, see here:

Terrain - shows radio profile between two UK sites to optimise you DTT, Freeview, DAB or analogue TV reception

You will need to input your OS Landranger grid reference. Bear in mind that the reference you put in will tell it what your height above sealevel is, so if it's slightly off, it could affect the result (I'm not sure to what degree). At least it should give you some rough idea.

If you're looking to do it yourself, or just want to know more, see the excellent informative ATV Sheffield site: www.aerialsandtv.com

3. West Wycombe will be a "Light" transmitter and will only broadcast the Public Service Broadcaster services. See here:

Freeview Lite? | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice

The High Wycombe transmitter will also be a Freeview Light transmitter, so its viewers will also not get all the services.

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Thursday, 16 February 2012
Transmitter engineering
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6:38 PM

WEST WYCOMBE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 10:13 today to 12:48 today BBC ONE Off Air from 13:50 today to 14:45 today BBC TWO Off Air from 13:50 today to 14:45 today BBC TWO Off Air from 10:13 today to 12:48 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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9:37 PM

WEST WYCOMBE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 13:50 today to 14:45 today BBC ONE Off Air from 10:13 today to 12:48 today BBC TWO Off Air from 13:50 today to 14:45 today BBC TWO Off Air from 10:13 today to 12:48 today [BBC]

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Friday, 17 February 2012
Transmitter engineering
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4:33 AM

WEST WYCOMBE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 13:50 yesterday to 14:45 yesterday BBC ONE Off Air from 10:13 yesterday to 12:48 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air from 13:50 yesterday to 14:45 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air from 10:13 yesterday to 12:48 yesterday [BBC]

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6:33 PM

WEST WYCOMBE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 10:13 yesterday to 12:48 yesterday BBC ONE Off Air from 13:50 yesterday to 14:45 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air from 10:13 yesterday to 12:48 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air from 13:50 yesterday to 14:45 yesterday [BBC]

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