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Freeview Light on the Wooburn (Buckinghamshire, England) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Wooburn (Buckinghamshire, England) transmitter which serves 3,200 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 Wooburn (Buckinghamshire, England) mast?

WOOBURN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:02 on 18 Apr to 11:01 on 18 Apr, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:02 on 18 Apr to 11:01 on 18 Apr. BBC


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

Which Freeview channels does the Wooburn 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
C48 (690.0MHz)142mDTG-320W
Channel icons
1 BBC One London, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 17 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C56 (754.0MHz)142mDTG-320W
Channel icons
3 ITV (London), 4 Channel 4 London ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 London ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 24 ITV4 +1, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (London),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C52 (722.0MHz)142mDTG-620W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +1, 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,



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 0 Freeview channels?


The Wooburn (Buckinghamshire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .

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 Wooburn transmitter?

regional news image
BBC London 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London W1A 1AA, 38km east
to BBC London region - 55 masts.
regional news image
ITV London News 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London WC1X 8XZ, 40km east
to ITV London region - 55 masts.

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

years1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-1731st Mar 2018-
aerial groupC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EA B C/D E K VHF
C48BBCABBCABBCA
700C49BBC1BBC1BBC1
C52BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCBBBCBBBCB
C56ITVITVITVD3+4D3+4D3+4
800C68C4C4C4

orange background for multiplexes names more
green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: 4G from 30 June 2020more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 4th April and 18th April 2012.

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

Analogue 1-4 100W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 20W

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. Wooburn 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, 5 April 2018
Transmitter engineering
6:08 AM

WOOBURN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 07:33 on 03 Apr to 08:37 on 03 Apr, HD Digital TV Off Air from 07:33 on 03 Apr to 08:37 on 03 Apr. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 98,070 posts Owner Owner xx
Monday, 16 April 2018
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Andy
10:58 PM Bourne End

Hi,

I am on the Wooburn Green transmitter in Bucks, since the recent retune I am having problems receiving channels on PSB2 (ch 56). All 3 channels (48, 56, 52) show good signal strengths on TV and PVR boxes (90 - 100%j with good signal quality 100%, except PSB 2 where the signal quality swings all over the place regularly to 0%.

Any ideas to rectify the issue, there have been no changes to my aerial/install and the problem originated at the time of the retune, with no issues prior to that receiving all three Wooburn channels/mux.

Loft mounted aerial, pvrs and TVs all reset.

Thanks
Andy


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StevensOnln1
11:28 PM

Andy: PSB2 moved temporarily to UHF channel 36 on 21st March, but will be moving again on 18th April along with PSB1 and PSB3 (new UHF channel allocations for Wooburn will be 41/44/47) according to Digital UK. If you continue to have the same problem after retuning on the 18th you may need a new aerial, which should be available free of charge via the Freeview Advice Line (see link below) if you don't have satellite or cable.

https://www.freeview.co.uk/tvchanges

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StevensOnln1's 1,532 posts Gold Gold GB
Tuesday, 17 April 2018
MikeP
12:54 PM

Andy:

Further to that said by StevensOnln1, having signal strengths as high as 90% or more is cause for concern as it is too high. Note that this refers to signal strength and not signal quality. Many TVs and PVRs do not respond well to such a strong signal and display the effect your describe. So you may need to try reducing the signal strength, the ideal is between 60% and 85%.

So firstly check all your aerial cables and plugs to ensure they are in good condition and clean. Then, if the signal strengths are still so high, obtain some coaxial attenuators, they are available in different 'strengths', and tray the lowest numbered one first. Use an additional fly lead so they are two between the wall socket and the TV. Then insert the attenuator in that lead so that the weight of it does not 'hang' on the aerial sockets. Then check the strengths again. If needed, swap the attenuator for the next higher numbered one until the strengths are all below 85%..



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MikeP's 1,921 posts Gold Gold GB
Wednesday, 18 April 2018
Transmitter engineering
12:07 PM

WOOBURN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:02 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:02 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 98,070 posts Owner Owner xx
Transmitter engineering
3:07 PM

WOOBURN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:02 today to 11:01 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:02 today to 11:01 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 98,070 posts Owner Owner xx
Thursday, 19 April 2018
Transmitter engineering
6:07 AM

WOOBURN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:02 yesterday to 11:01 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:02 yesterday to 11:01 yesterday. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 98,070 posts Owner Owner xx
Friday, 20 April 2018
Transmitter engineering
6:07 AM

WOOBURN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:02 on 18 Apr to 11:01 on 18 Apr, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:02 on 18 Apr to 11:01 on 18 Apr. [BBC]

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