Full Freeview on the Crystal Palace (Greater London, England) transmitter
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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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Crystal Palace (Greater London, England) transmitter.
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.
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 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC Berkshire (BBC local radio), 720 BBC Three Counties (BBC local radio), 722 BBC Surrey (BBC local radio), 734 BBC Essex (BBC local radio),
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),
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 66 TBN UK,
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 Player, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others Racing TV, Kiss Chat & Date, Proud Dating, ADULT Xpanded2, 16 QVC, 22 TJC, 237 TalkTV, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 On Demand 365, 269 Arise News, 670 ADULT Section (start), 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
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 CRAFT EXTRA , 45 Gems TV, 85 Create & Craft, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
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 ADULT smileTV2, ADULT Studio 66, 37 QVC Beauty, 38 QVC Style, 51 Ideal World, 72 Jewellery Maker, 206 Pop, 674 ADULT Babestn, 678 Xpanded TV, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 KISS, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 Greatest Hits Radio, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio,
from 31st March 2014: 8 LONDON LIVE,
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?
BBC London 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London W1A 1AA, 11km north-northwest (334°)
to BBC London region - 55 masts.
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?
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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 4 Apr 12 and 18 Apr 12.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
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|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
Anthony: Digital UK's predictor shows excellent reception is possible at that address. A check on the terrain shows that you might just be on the back side of a small hill, but it doesn't look like it's blocking the line-of-sight to the transmitter.
A few guesses. First, it's possible that you have too much signal. If signal strengths are generally shown at 90-100% on a Freeview HD box or TV, or over 60 dB, it can cause a problem called intermodulation or cross-modulation. This basically causes signals on adjacent channels to interfere with each other.
Alternatively, it could be that the system hasn't been set up to handle the HD service at this time. Communal systems have to amplify the signal a lot in order to then split the signal to several dwellings. This can be easier if each channel is filtered and then amplified separately - this gives much better results if the levels are different on different frequencies, but can lead to not getting some services at all if the system hasn't been designed to carry that channel.
Ask the building manager if the HD services are currently supported, and to have the levels adjusted so that they're in the right range.
If it is a problem of too much signal, you can also add an attenuator to the lead to reduce the signal levels. It's better to get them to sort it out, though.
You're not very far away from the transmitter, less than 15 km, and for some communal systems you can end up with direct signal pick-up in the TV and a delayed signal from the aerial system. On analogue TV this would cause ghosting. The HD services should be able to handle a delay caused by signals travelling up to 74 km further, though.
Communal systems will need to be adjusted again at switchover, to avoid problems with too much signal, and also due to channel changes. The public service multiplexes are all moving to former analogue channels, and the commercial multiplexes to the channels freed by the PSB muxes. The building management should be prepared for this. Property Managers - Home has information.
The switchover dates for the London region are expected to be announced this Thursday, and are expected to be before July 2012 (before the Olympics). (RG47SH)
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hi there, recently had new aerial in our block, new points, top of the range cable. no problems before this change but not Mux 1 and Mux B channels are fluctuating wildly betwen 100 to 45 %, actually mux b just goes between 40-60% really fast, causing glitches every minute.
Avonline came and turned signal strength down a bit as it was high but this not resolved problem...
neighbour also has it.. these are best two answers so far on digitalspy, anyone agree?
It sounds like there is overloading somewhere in the amplifiers/distribution system (due to high power analogue still being transmitted from Crystal Palace). Check the analogue side of your TV (UHF channels 23, 26, 30 & 33). Do you see any strange patterning on the screen? If so, it's a sure sign there is signal overload. This could be "dazzling" the input side of your Freeview TV/box, and causing the break-up you're getting. Also check with neighbours and see if they have the same problem. If so, get the installers back and tell them to put the system right.
It's the signal quality that matters most, more than the signal level. If/when you get the installers to come back they need to adjust the RF gain so that the signal quality is stable and gives a high reading, on the most troublesome MUX. They should know about things like that, if they're competent.
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I am running a Philips HDT8520 PVR, which until 12th April 2011 was perfectly able to receive all the available freeview HD channels. From this date, all HD channels were showing as 'signal lost'.
I have re-tuned and unplugged the aerial several times and the box no longer finds any HD channels. The problem is the same for my TV which has a built in freeview HD receiver.
Is this a symptom of the switchover process? I have a communal aerial that serves a block of flats and as far as I am aware it has not been altered or tampered with. My postcode is SW15 2PX which shows a good signal strength according to the coverage checker service.
Any suggestions as to what might be going on would be much appreciated.
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Briantist - Thanks for your advice. I have nothing else plugged into the PVR/TV and the situation hasn't changed to trigger the loss of the channels.
Could it be that somebody else in the building is affecting the signal/causing the interference?
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