menuMENU    UK Free TV logo Freeview

 

 

Click to see updates

Full Freeview on the Crystal Palace (Greater London, England) transmitter

first published this on - UK Free TV
sa_streetviewGoogle Streetviewsa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps51.424,-0.076 or 51°25'26"N 0°4'32"Wsa_postcodeSE19 1UE

 

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.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name
_______

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
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, 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 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?

Charlton AthleticTransposerRedeveloped north stand Charlton Athletic Football Club130 homes
DeptfordTransposersouth-east London100 homes
GreenfordTransposer12 km N Heathrow Airport203 homes
HendonTransposerGraham Park estate50 homes
White CityTransposer9 km W central London80 homes

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
Thursday, 11 August 2016
A
Alex Android
10:23 PM
St. Albans

Andrew: AL3 5PP loft Televes DAT45 with powered masthead 5050 MRD gets good signal strength and quality from Crystal Palace for HD channels 101, 102, 103, etc, but not al Jazeera HD channel 108 (COM7). What aerial(s) could get COM7 and COM8 multiplexes for me? Thanks for any advice.


link to this comment
Alex Android's 2 posts GB
M
MikeB
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:37 PM

Alex Android: What do you mean by 'good signal and quality'? We need numbers. And if you getting BBC 4 HD and BBC News HD fine, you should be getting AJ fine as well - they are all Com 7

link to this comment
MikeB's 2,579 posts GB
Thursday, 18 August 2016
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:31 PM

CRYSTAL PALACE transmitter - LW: Radio 4 MF Off Air from 10:34 today to 10:45 today. [BBC]

link to this comment
Transmitter engineering's 138,029 posts xx
Friday, 19 August 2016
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:31 AM

CRYSTAL PALACE transmitter - LW: Radio 4 MF Off Air from 10:34 yesterday to 10:45 yesterday. [BBC]

link to this comment
Transmitter engineering's 138,029 posts xx
Saturday, 20 August 2016
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:31 AM

CRYSTAL PALACE transmitter - LW: Radio 4 MF Off Air from 10:34 on 18 Aug to 10:45 on 18 Aug. [BBC]

link to this comment
Transmitter engineering's 138,029 posts xx
Monday, 19 September 2016
A
Alison
9:17 PM

I have no TV reception and live in Brentwood Essex with my TV tuned to Crystal Palce.

link to this comment
Alison's 1 post GB
R
Richard Cooper
sentiment_satisfiedGold

9:31 PM

Alison: Good evening, Alison. No faults have been reported on the Crystal palace full Freeview transmitter at present. You are advised to see if your neighbours have lost their signals too. if they haven't, then you need to check your own installation: all aerial leads and connections, etc. If your neighbours have lost their signal too, then you need to ascertain whether you share a communal aerial system with them. if you do, then you need to contact your landlord, who is responsible for ensuring that you have a tv signal in a rented home. Richard, Norwich. PS: If you have your own aerial and it is faulty, then it's your own responsibility I'm afraid. if you conclude that there is a problem on the Crystal Palace transmitter, Google "Radio & TV Investigation Service" and use the 'Contact Us' facility on the site you're taken to in order to inform the BBC that Crystal Palace needs investigating.

link to this comment
Richard Cooper's 462 posts GB
Tuesday, 20 September 2016
N
nicholas
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

1:46 AM

Hi,in london there is a problem with reflected signals which vary every second and on analogue was
simply chronic,there are ways using two aerials but for non-technical difficult,i suggest satellite may be better,tks

link to this comment
nicholas's 120 posts GB
MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:48 AM

nicholas:

Several years ago there was a problem with reception of BBC2 on UHF from Crustal Palace but affecting just a few houses on one street in South Croydon. These were in Beechcroft Road, Mulgrave Road and Woodstock Road, south of Fairfield Halls that had just been built.

After much investigation by BBC and others (including the major TV rental companies) it was found that the curved copper roof of the Halls was causing signal bending. That meant that a small section of the roads mentioned did not get any signals at all at normal aerial heights. The solution was to mount the aerial on each house either lower (only worked on 3 houses if I remember correctly) or much higher on very long poles with stay wires to stop the aerial from moving in the wind.

Such effects are not uncommon in areas with tall buildings or curved metal roofed buildings. When Canary Wharf was built, much of the Lee Valley area lost TV reception as the office building blocked the signals from Crystal Palace, so a new repeater transmitter had to be built. That's a classic example of planning rules not being very helpful to ordinary people.



link to this comment
MikeP's 3,056 posts GB
Tuesday, 18 October 2016
D
Dancy
3:04 PM

Can't wait for this to get to Swansea!

link to this comment
Dancy's 3 posts GB
Select more comments

Your comment please
Please post a question, answer or commentIf you have Freeview reception problems before posting a question your must first do this Freeview reset procedure then see: Freeview reception has changed, Single frequency interference, and Freeview intermittent interference.

If you have no satellite signal, see Sky Digibox says 'No Signal' or 'Technical fault'

If you have other problems, please provide a full (not partial) postcode (or preferably enter it in box at the top right) and indicate where if aerial is on the roof, in the loft or elsewhere.

UK Free TV is here to help people. If you are rude or disrespectful all of your posts will be deleted and you will be banned.








Privacy policy: UK Free Privacy policy.