Freeview Light on the Aldeburgh (Suffolk, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Aldeburgh (Suffolk, England) transmitter which serves 9,500 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Aldeburgh (Suffolk, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Aldeburgh 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.
Are you trying to watch these 43 Freeview channels?
The Aldeburgh (Suffolk, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, Pop Player, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's TV (UK), Together TV, W, 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 Aldeburgh transmitter?
BBC Look East (East) 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Norwich NR2 1BH, 53km north-northwest (337°)
to BBC East region - 27 masts.
70% of BBC East (East) and BBC East (West) is shared output
How will the Aldeburgh (Suffolk, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - 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 9 Nov 11 and 23 Nov 11.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Tacolneston transmitter area
Nick: Refer to the list of BBC DAB transmitting stations for its national multiplex:
BBC - Help receiving TV and radio - Transmitters
Aldeburgh is 1.8kW, Mendlesham is 4.3kW, Manningtree is 5kW.
DAB multiplexes are single frequency networks. That is the BBC national multiplex, for example, is on channel 12B nationwide. So between two transmitters the signal received can be the sum of both, or indeed you may have the sum of three.
The pros could perhaps suggest whether a directional aerial is better. I suspect that an omnidirectional DAB aerial may be best for you.
The other thing you have to contend with is that not all services are available from all transmitters. The BBC as a Public Service broadcaster usually has the best coverage. So it is available from Aldeburgh transmitter whereas the commercial national multiplex ("Digital One") does not broadcast from this site.
Then there is the question of what site(s) local/regional broadcasters use. According to tx.mb21.co.uk Aldeburgh DAB is BBC national only, and Mendlesham and Manningtree carry BBC national DAB services, as well as the Digital One one.
This page on Wikipedia suggests that there are no local/regional services in Suffolk:
Digital radio in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
You would be best advised to check to be sure this is right.
However, what it does mean is that you have no idea of where any future local and regional DAB broadcasters might site their transmitters. Thinking this way makes me think that you need an omnidirectional DAB aerial providing that it is sensitive enough to pick up BBC national and Digital One. If you can get these DAB services at ground level with a portable radio, then I would say definately go with an omnidirectional DAB antenna.
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