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The symbol shows the location of the Crystal Palace (Greater London, England) transmitter which serves 4,490,000 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.

This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Crystal Palace (Greater London, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Crystal Palace 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
 H max
C23 (490.0MHz)324mDTG-3200,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) London, 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 15 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C26 (514.0MHz)324mDTG-3200,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV 1 (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, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (London),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C30- (545.8MHz)324mDTG-6200,000W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV London), 104 Channel 4 HD London ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H max
C25 (506.0MHz)314mDTG-8200,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! movies action, 46 Channel 5 +1, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 74 Dave ja vu, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 203 CITV, 208 POP MAX, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 H max
C22 (482.0MHz)321mDTG-8200,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 8 others

COM6
ArqB
 H max
C28- (529.8MHz)321mDTG-8200,000W
Channel icons
 FreeSports, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 19 others

LW
 H -10dB
C35 (586.0MHz)324mDTG-1220,000W
Channel icons
from 31st March 2014: 8 LONDON LIVE,

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
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 Crystal Palace transmitter?

regional news image
BBC London 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London W1A 1AA, 11km north-northwest (334°)
to BBC London region - 55 masts.
regional news image
ITV London News 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London WC1X 8XZ, 11km north-northwest (345°)
to ITV London region - 55 masts.

Are there any self-help relays?

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How will the Crystal Palace (Greater London, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20122012-1321 Mar 2018
VHFA K TA K TA K TA K TW T
C1BBCtvwaves
C22ArqAArqA
C23ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCABBCA
C25SDNSDN
C26BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4D3+4
C28-ArqBArqB
C29LW
C30C4wavesC4wavesC4waves-BBCBBBCB
C33BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavescom7
C35com8
C55tv_offcom7tv_off
C56tv_offCOM8tv_off

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 4 Apr 12 and 18 Apr 12.

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

Analogue 1-4 1000kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 200kW
com7(-13.7dB) 43.1kW
com8(-14dB) 39.8kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*, LW(-17dB) 20kW

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. Crystal Palace 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, 26 February 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:30 AM

CRYSTAL PALACE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Weak Signal from 08:05 on 24 Feb to 17:22 on 24 Feb BBC ONE Weak Signal from 08:03 on 13 Feb BBC ONE Weak Signal from 16:02 yesterday to 08:03 today BBC ONE Weak Signal from 08:17 on 23 Feb to 17:45 on 23 Feb BBC ONE Weak Signal from 16:31 on 22 F [BBC] Over the next week Crystal Palace main transmitter: TV (analogue) Possible weak signal, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) Possible weak signal, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Rick James
12:11 PM

E32GQ

Freeview HD channels have disappeared from EPG completely.

I have completed your reset procedure every day for the last 2 weeks to no avail. This did happen once before during engineering works on the crystal palace antenna and the reset process sorted the problem out.

Am not happy watching the entire 6nations with no hd... Why does this keep happening? A little bird tells me a subscription fee to he is coming... If this is the case then the misrepresentation clause from the sale of goods act will almost certainly apply. 'freeview HDTV' with no free hd tv to view .... Get out of that one! :p

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FJC Farrar
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12:50 PM

Rick: You are lucky to have had ANY HD so far. HD is presently transmitted with only 10kW - the power of 3 fan heaters, so reception is severely affected by all adverse weather/atmospheric conditions, interference, engineering works & bad luck.

Basically, your reception is on the edge and will stay that way through the retune 4th April until 22nd April, when transmitter power goes up to 200kW (including the HD MUX). This should solve all your problems without any subscription fee......

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Transmitter engineering
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3:32 PM

CRYSTAL PALACE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Weak Signal from 08:05 on 24 Feb to 17:22 on 24 Feb BBC ONE Weak Signal from 08:03 on 13 Feb BBC ONE Weak Signal from 16:02 yesterday to 08:03 today BBC ONE Weak Signal from 08:10 yesterday to 16:02 yesterday BBC ONE Weak Signal from 16:31 on 22 F [BBC] Over the next week Crystal Palace main transmitter: TV (analogue) Possible weak signal, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) Possible weak signal, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering
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3:32 PM

CRYSTAL PALACE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Weak Signal from 08:05 on 24 Feb to 17:22 on 24 Feb BBC ONE Weak Signal from 08:03 on 13 Feb BBC ONE Weak Signal from 16:02 yesterday to 08:03 today BBC ONE Weak Signal from 08:10 yesterday to 16:02 yesterday BBC ONE Weak Signal from 16:31 on 22 F [BBC] Over the next week Crystal Palace main transmitter: TV (analogue) Possible weak signal, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) Possible weak signal, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Mr J C Harley
4:04 PM
London

E2 0TE Ariel on roof 2 storey building

I have bt freeview and was watching the football this afternoon Arsenal v Tottenham i see the 1st half 10 mins of he second half and then it appeared on screen signal strength too low.
I have reset channels to no avail
Is there a problem in the E20TE area

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Transmitter engineering
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6:34 PM

CRYSTAL PALACE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Weak Signal from 16:02 yesterday to 08:03 today BBC ONE Weak Signal from 08:05 on 24 Feb to 17:22 on 24 Feb BBC ONE Weak Signal from 08:10 yesterday to 16:02 yesterday BBC ONE Weak Signal from 16:31 on 22 Feb to 08:17 on 23 Feb BBC ONE Weak Signal [BBC] Over the next week Crystal Palace main transmitter: TV (analogue) Possible weak signal, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) Possible weak signal, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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6:34 PM

CRYSTAL PALACE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Weak Signal from 16:02 yesterday to 08:03 today BBC ONE Weak Signal from 08:05 on 24 Feb to 17:22 on 24 Feb BBC ONE Weak Signal from 08:10 yesterday to 16:02 yesterday BBC ONE Weak Signal from 16:31 on 22 Feb to 08:17 on 23 Feb BBC ONE Weak Signal [BBC] Over the next week Crystal Palace main transmitter: TV (analogue) Possible weak signal, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) Possible weak signal, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Monday, 27 February 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:31 AM

CRYSTAL PALACE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Weak Signal from 16:31 on 22 Feb to 08:17 on 23 Feb BBC ONE Weak Signal from 17:47 yesterday BBC ONE Weak Signal from 08:03 yesterday to 17:47 yesterday BBC ONE Weak Signal from 16:02 on 25 Feb to 08:03 yesterday BBC ONE Weak Signal from 08:05 on [BBC] Over the next week Crystal Palace main transmitter: TV (analogue) Possible weak signal, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) Possible weak signal, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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4:31 AM

CRYSTAL PALACE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Weak Signal from 16:31 on 22 Feb to 08:17 on 23 Feb BBC ONE Weak Signal from 17:47 yesterday BBC ONE Weak Signal from 08:03 yesterday to 17:47 yesterday BBC ONE Weak Signal from 16:02 on 25 Feb to 08:03 yesterday BBC ONE Weak Signal from 08:05 on [BBC] Over the next week Crystal Palace main transmitter: TV (analogue) Possible weak signal, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) Possible weak signal, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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