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 (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 MAX, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 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 8 others 45 Gems TV, 85 CRAFT EXTRA , 673 ADULT smileTV3, 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, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, 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-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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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?
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-7dB) 200kW|
|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
Matt: The numbers are the percentage of locations, within the 100m x 100m National Grid square that the centre of your postcode falls into, that are predicted to have (on average) sufficient signal margin to be reliable 99% of the time, and 50% of the time, respectively. It's a measure of the difficulty of locating an aerial within that square and how coverage might vary between you and your neighbour.
The prediction is based on an aerial with CAI Standard 1-class gain, and loss of 3-5 dB in the cable depending on frequency, but the template for cross-polar and front-to-back rejection is weaker than such an aerial would normally achieve. The prediction allows for losses if the signal path goes through a square made up mostly of woodland or of dense buildings but it only allows for average losses. They might be higher or lower than allowed for.
The prediction calculates both the signal from the wanted transmitter and the interference from unwanted transmitters, including adjacent-channel interference.
Short of actually going and surveying every grid square in the country, this is probably the best we can do, but it's always going to give 'wrong' answers for some people.
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Thanks a lot for that Mike Dimmick - you've cleared up a few things.
I found that moving one of my aerials on Guildford 10ft south (away from transmitter) meant that I could get mux 2 and B, whereas before, the meter did not even register anything. Digital UK predicts Mux 2 to be poor.
My neighbour is also predicted to have better forecast on every transmitter/multiplex. We both have a Unix 52A on Crystal Palace and Unix 52 C/D on Midhurst going through a A/E combiner into an SLX 8 way. I fitted both systems so that they were EXACTLY the same. It turns out my actual reception has and is much better than his.
Another problem here is low level multipath because of the metallic insulation used in houses nowadays. It is very good at reflecting signals, but that is another thing alltoghether. Co-channel is not a problem here at all.
I have a line of sight to all the transmitters except Crystal Palace, in which Newland's corner acts as the main obstruction - I still get perfect reception. A line of sight is not always necessary. I use a Horizon HD-TM meter.
However, I am not a professional, I just got into playing around with UHF DXing from my Ham Radio activities.
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This may be a bit off-topic, but do you know if there is anything strange about program 10 (ITV3) in the MuxA (or SDN) transmission ? One of my TVs (Tosh 19W330DB) adds all the MuxA programs to its list, but shows the previous program when 10 is selected. Two other TV sets work OK.
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Thank you Matt, that fixed it. So the full retune which "removes all existing programs" is not exactly true. The full reset has had some undesirable effects as well, for instance I cannot now change programs 1 and 3 to London by manually re-tuning channels 22 and 25 (I have two aerials - CP and OX) which previously was possible.
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