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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-200,000W
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-200,000W
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-200,000W
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
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 14 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 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H max
C28- (529.8MHz)321mDTG-8200,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 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 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 others

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

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, 18 March 2012
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jb38
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3:33 PM

Pete: Anyone experiencing odd problems such as you have described is always advised to carry out a complete default reset on the box to return it to its original state, then this action being followed by a fresh auto-tune.

The reason for this being necessary is because that in common with all digital equipment glitches can always occur when updates etc are taking place that results in the data being corrupted, and with complete elimination of whats already stored being the only way of getting around the problem.

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Monday, 19 March 2012
Transmitter engineering
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10:31 AM

CRYSTAL PALACE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Weak Signal from 11:46 on 15 Mar to 14:46 on 15 Mar [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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10:31 AM

CRYSTAL PALACE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Weak Signal from 11:46 on 15 Mar to 14:46 on 15 Mar [BBC]

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paul
3:02 PM

hello, i have a lg42pg6000 tv with anologue and DTV tuners. i live at Altn GU34 with aerial pointing towards crystal palace transmitter (i think) since 10/11 march i have lost all signal. i have retuned numerous times and have carried out a factory reset and still no signal. any thoughts?

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paul
3:06 PM

hello, i live at Alton GU34 with aerial above the roof line and pointing towards crystal palace transmitter (i think) since 10/11 march i have lost all signal. i have a LG 42PG6000 TV and have retunded and factory reset to no avail. anyone know if signal is down? thanks.

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Martin Rosen
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3:47 PM
London

My HD channels are breaking up today. (They have been all right up till now - although last night there was an occasional breakup but only for a second if that.

Checked other Freeview channels (non HD) and they seem to be okay.

Are there any problems at the transmitter ahead of switchover ?

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Pete
5:21 PM
Esher

Hi, I hope someone can help. I purchased a Samsung UE32D5520 with Freeview HD at the weekend. My postcode is KT10 0JY and I have quite a big aerial in my loft (installed in 2008) which faces East.

I've been able to get all the Freeview channels but none of the Freeview HD Channels. I tried a manual tune on C31 (554.0MHz) but am getting no signal on this specific channel.

I'm also only getting 576i on all the other channels, I'm not sure if that's normal?

Thanks in advance.

Pete


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Bob Paul
5:24 PM

Mother-in-law has had no signals since approx 12:00 today. previously all channels working fine. problem exists on both televisions.

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Pedro dd
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7:43 PM

This is sayering the muxs are at 200, 000w.


Effective power level, aerial position Rating Mode Watts
PSB1
BBCA
horizontal
Maximum 64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s
DVB-T MPEG2 200,000

1 BBC One London, 2 BBC Two England, 7 BBC Three, 9 BBC Four, 70 CBBC Channel, 71 CBeebies, 80 BBC News, 81 BBC Parliament, 105 BBC Red Button, 301 301, 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4, 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service,
as a digital multiplex transmitted on frequency C23 (490.0MHz) from 324m datum.
PSB2
D3+4
horizontal
Maximum 64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s
DVB-T MPEG2 200,000

3 ITV 1 (Carlton/LWT), 4 Channel 4 London ads, 5 Channel 5 London ads, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4+1 London ads, 14 More 4, 28 E4, 33 ITV 1 +1 (ITV London), 102 Rabbit, 103 Gay Rabbit,
as a digital multiplex transmitted on frequency C26 (514.0MHz) from 324m datum.
PSB3
BBCB
horizontal
Maximum 256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s
DVB-T2 MPEG4 200,000

50 BBC One HD (UK service without regions), 51 ITV 1 HD (ITV London), 52 Channel 4 HD London ads, 54 BBC HD,
as a digital multiplex transmitted on frequency C30- (545.8MHz) from 324m datum.
COM4
SDN
horizontal
Maximum 64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s
DVB-T MPEG2 200,000

10 ITV 3, 16 QVC, 23 Bid TV, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5*, 31 5USA, 38 Quest, 39 The Zone, 44 Channel 5 +1, 60 The Jewellery Channel, 72 CITV, 92 ADULT Section, 93 Television X, 101 Teletext Hols, 104 1-2-1 Dating, 113 CONNECT 1, 114 CONNECT 2, 115 CONNECT 3, 189 ADULT Section, 724 Capital FM, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
as a digital multiplex transmitted on frequency C25 (506.0MHz) from 314m datum.
COM5
ArqA
horizontal
Maximum 64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s
DVB-T MPEG2 200,000

11 PICK TV, 19 Dave, 20 Really, 29 E4+1, 32 Big Deal, 36 Create and Craft, 37 Price Drop TV, 43 Gems TV 1, 46 Challenge, 49 Food Network, 82 Sky News, 87 Community Channel, 95 ADULT smileTV3, 97 ADULT PARTY, 98 ADULT Blue, 108 SkyText, 190 ADULT Bluekiss, 193 Babestation 2, 723 talkSPORT,
as a digital multiplex transmitted on frequency C22 (482.0MHz) from 321m datum.
COM6
ArqB
horizontal
Maximum 64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s
DVB-T MPEG2 200,000

12 Yesterday, 15 Film 4, 18 4Music, 21 VIVA, 22 Ideal World, 24 ITV 4, 40 Rocks and Co 1, 48 QVC Beauty, 85 Russia Today English, 89 Al Jazeera English, 94 ADULT smileTV2, 96 Babestation, 99 ADULT Section, 110 VISION, 111 CCTV, 112 Sports, 116 Racing TV , 199 ADULT Section, 306 Channel Zero, 711 The Hits radio, 712 Smash Hits!, 713 Kiss, 714 heat, 715 Magic, 716 Q, 718 Smooth radio, 722 Kerrang!, 725 Premier Radio,
as a digital multiplex transmitted on frequency C28 (530.0MHz) from 321m datum.

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Tuesday, 20 March 2012
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Pedro dd
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5:49 PM

Is this after DSO?

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