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.
Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Crystal Palace (Greater London, England) mast?
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 (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 ITV +1 (London),
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV 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,
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 Player, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 15 others Create and Craft, Racing TV, Kiss Chat & Date, Proud Dating, ADULT Xpanded2, 16 QVC, 22 TJC, 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 45 Gems TV, 85 Create & Craft, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 678 Xpanded TV, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
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, 91 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 others ADULT smileTV2, ADULT Studio 66, 37 QVC Beauty, 38 QVC Style, 51 Ideal World, 72 Jewellery Maker, 206 Pop, 674 ADULT Babestn, 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-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?
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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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
js: Appreciate the pointer, thanks - same result unfortunately now but yes previously this was a necessary step. I can only suppose the problem is lower down the stack as w_scan2 also reports the LCNs as null/zero, and it's the same for both tvheadend/w_scan2 on a different tuner type. No doubt my ignorance is a factor here, happy to take this thread offline if you're willing to pursue it as well?
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I have done a retune again find Come 7/8 is back..... whats going on.... i wish i knew which transmitter its coming from as i have london via Crystal Palace and Meridian from Oxford transmitter
I am in Reading RG8 8DB you will see i an right on the edge on both transmitters
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According to the Freeview Detailed Coverage Checker you are 68km from Crystal Palace, 24km from Hannington, 36km from Oxford (and 64km from the quite low powered Reigate transmitter - no COM7). Those 3 main transmitters are horizontal polarisation whereas Reigate is vertical polarisation.
It will of course depend on which way your aerial is pointing (and what it is) as to what you are actually picking up off the main beam and maybe some side-lobes/rear of aerial. From you, bearings are as follows -
Crystal Palace is 94 degrees, that's fractionally S of due E, Hannington is 214 degrees, that's slightly S of SW, Oxford is 344 degrees, that's slightly N of NNW. (Reigate is 112 degrees, ~ESE).
Neither the Freeview Detailed Coverage Checker nor the BBC predictor show any reception from Oxford (presumably terrain, but that doesn't mean you won't get any signal!), other than that predicted reception of the 6 main muxes does vary slightly across your postcode, with overall Crystal Palace & Hannington being similar BUT no predicted reception of COM7 (C55) from Crystal Palace, but there is from Hannington which can be Good to Variable.
Note Hannington and Oxford supposedly transmit the same ITV Meridian Local news, whereas the BBC Local news should be Oxford from the Oxford transmitter and South Today from Hannington.
In the order PSBs1-3, COMs4-7, Local multiplexes, the UHF channels are as follows
Crystal Palace C23, C26, C30, C25, C22, C28, C55, C35 (London Local mux)
Hannington C45, C42, C39, C40, C43, C46, C55, C34 (Reading Local Mux)
Oxford C41, C44, C47, C29, C37, C31, C55, C22 (Oxford Local mux)
Oxford COM7 is lower power than Hannington. Crystal Palace being the highest (but no predicted reception!)
Note, Arqiva closed COM8 in June for Commercial reasons, see Rebuilding Freeview High Definition from 2019 onwards | free and easy
I'd think that you are most likely getting COM7 C55 from Hannington, but I repeat it depends on what your aerial is and which way it's pointing.
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Had meant to include a remark that reception can of course be affected by some weather conditions. There is predictions at the weekend for some quite strong "Tropospheric Ducting" (see Effect of tropospheric ducting on Freeview | RTIS and How does good weather affect my television? | RTIS ). It's not just reflections of signals, they can travel along what is like a tunnel in a layer of atmosphere.
So there could well be some disruption to reception coming up.
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