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The symbol shows the location of the Bromsgrove (Worcestershire, England) transmitter which serves 30,000 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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Bromsgrove (Worcestershire, England) mast?

BROMSGROVE transmitter - DAB: Slightly reduced power due to essential engineering from 6 Dec 12:10 until 6 Dec 13:38. . BBC


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Which Freeview channels does the Bromsgrove 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
C26 (514.0MHz)200mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) West 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 18 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C23 (490.0MHz)200mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Central (West 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, 25 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Central west),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C30- (545.8MHz)200mDTG-6400W
Channel icons
73 Shopping Quarter , 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, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 V max
C33+ (570.2MHz)195mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
 CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 42 GREAT! movies action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 56 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 60 ITV4 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 74 Drama +1, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 16 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C36 (594.0MHz)198mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 4Music, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C48 (690.0MHz)198mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
25 Dave ja vu, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 41 CBS Justice, 44 HGTV, 68 CBS Drama, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 17 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
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 11 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels

The Bromsgrove (Worcestershire, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Forces TV, FreeSports, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, That's TV , Quest Red +1, RT HD.

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

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

regional news image
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 18km northeast (41°)
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 18km northeast (40°)
to ITV Central (West) region - 65 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (East)

How will the Bromsgrove (Worcestershire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-137 Mar 2018
A K TA K TA K TK TK T
C21C4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C23D3+4D3+4
C24ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C26BBCABBCA
C27BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C29_local_local
C30-BBCBBBCB
C31BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C33SDN
C36ArqA
C41+SDN
C44ArqA
C47ArqB
C48ArqB

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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 6 Apr 11 and 20 Apr 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 2.8kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-8.5dB) 400W
Mux 1*, Mux D*(-17.5dB) 50W
Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*(-20.5dB) 25W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Bromsgrove 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. Bromsgrove 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, 8 May 2011
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andy
9:52 PM

have lost most channels today and yesterday only have itv1 and channel 4 any ideas whats going on in the bromsgrove area

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Mike Dimmick
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10:37 PM

Mike Fisher: Sounds like you have a box which stores the version on the first frequency it finds, not the best version. The rating on Digital UK's postcode checker for Ridge Hill is higher, but that's if your aerial is pointing at the transmitter, not away from it!

You'll have to delete the channels and manually tune on C34, if you're certain that the aerial points to Bromsgrove.

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Mike Dimmick
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10:42 PM

andy: Frequently people have overdone their efforts to receive the low-power digital signals before switchover, particularly where they were in the analogue coverage area but not in an area covered by the digital radiation pattern. After switchover, when transmissions move to the main antenna, they find that signals are too large.

If you have a booster or amplifier, you probably don't need it. Try removing it. If you don't have one or that doesn't help, you might need to add an attenuator if you're quite close to the transmitter.

I see you had a new aerial fitted in November - did you get a guarantee with it? Can you get the fitter back in to adjust the system?

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andy
11:12 PM

have retuned to channel 34 and only found 10 programmes but have not yet removed the amplifer

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andy's 4 posts GB
Monday, 9 May 2011
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andy
5:49 PM

removed the amplifer today rescanned and found all the freeview channels many thanks mike dimmick for the info

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Sunday, 22 May 2011
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Mike Fisher
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

6:38 PM

sorry me again in Droitwich aerial set for Bromsgrove.
I have today purchased a new tv and when setting up it gave me a choice of region , gloucester or west midlands. I chose west midlands and it tuned channels
23-24-26-33-34.

This tv seems to be out of sync with all my other tvs

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Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:31 PM

Mike Fisher: I'm not really sure what you mean by "out of sync".

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Monday, 23 May 2011
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mike fisher
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

7:44 PM

If I retune the new tv to gloucester region all the tvs are talking etc. at the same time, if I tune the new one to west midlands it's sound and pictures are a second or so in advance of the rest.

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Tuesday, 24 May 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

8:35 AM

mike fisher: Yes, this will happen, this is because of the use of different multiplexing equipment for the different regions. All digital transmission systems require buffering, and so you can get this effect.

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Wednesday, 25 May 2011
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alan barton
5:32 PM

I am having real problems with pixilating, picture freeze and break up, more on ITV than BBC but all channels are affected.
I am getting my TV fromBT Vision

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