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The symbol shows the location of the Fenton (Stoke-on-Trent, England) transmitter which serves 130,000 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 Fenton (Stoke-on-Trent, England) transmitter.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name
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Which Freeview channels does the Fenton 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
 V max
C24 (498.0MHz)251mDTG-32,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) West Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 18 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C27 (522.0MHz)251mDTG-32,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Central (West micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 18 More4, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (Central west),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C21+ (474.2MHz)251mDTG-62,000W
Channel icons
72 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD Midlands ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 V -3dB
C25 (506.0MHz)251mDTG-81,000W
Channel icons
 CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 28 ITV2 +1, 31 5STAR, 32 Paramount Network, 41 GREAT! movies action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 55 5SELECT, 57 ITVBe +1, 58 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 73 Drama +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 V -3dB
C22+ (482.2MHz)251mDTG-81,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 30 4Music, 35 pick, 39 Quest Red, 42 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 56 Smithsonian Channel, 69 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 82 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 V -3dB
C28 (530.0MHz)251mDTG-81,000W
Channel icons
23 Dave ja vu, 26 Yesterday, 33 GREAT! movies, 38 DMAX, 40 CBS Justice, 43 HGTV, 67 CBS Drama, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 others

com7
 V -11.5dB
C55 (746.0MHz)251mDTG-6140W
Channel icons
 Together TV +1,  Merit, 64 FreeSports, 70 Quest Red +1, 76 Now 70s, 86 More4 +1, 87 PBS America +1, 89 Court TV, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 113 RT HD, 114 Quest HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 2 others

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
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Fenton transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 61km south-southeast (164°)
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 61km south-southeast (164°)
to ITV Central (West) region - 65 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (East)

How will the Fenton (Stoke-on-Trent, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-137 Mar 2018
A K TA K TA K TA K TW T
C21C4wavesC4wavesC4waves+BBCBBBCB
C22+ArqAArqA
C24ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCABBCA
C25SDNSDN
C27BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesD3+4D3+4
C28ArqBArqB
C29_local_local
C31BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C32com7
C34com8
C35C5wavesC5waves
C55tv_offcom7tv_off
C56tv_offCOM8tv_off

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - 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 7 Sep 11 and 21 Sep 11.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-5 10kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 2kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 1000W
com7, com8(-18.5dB) 140W
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*(-20dB) 100W
Mux C*, Mux D*(-23dB) 50W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Sutton Coldfield transmitter area

Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision†
Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1981Associated TeleVision
Jan 1982-Feb 2004Central Independent Television
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. Fenton 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, 2 January 2011
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Des Collier
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

3:31 PM

Gareth;- May be worth a try in doing a full retune,I.e from scratch do a 'first time installation' again,that might solve your problem.

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Des Collier's 171 posts GB
Tuesday, 11 January 2011
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Gareth Williams
7:26 PM

Hi Des

Tried that but sadly no luck.

We are going to get the antenna pointed to the original transmitter it was pointed at.

TBH don't know why it was switched anyway - it happened when an engineer came out to fix a damaged cable coming into the house.

he fitted a new antenna at the same time (don't know why either - the last one was only 18months old).

And all freeview was working fine up to the point where we had the damaged cable.


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Gareth Williams's 2 posts GB
Friday, 11 March 2011
M
Marco
10:33 AM
Stoke-on-trent

Dear Sir
I am installing Triax TMP 5x32 multiswitcher in our dorm.
Every room has Satellite+Tv (diplexer)walplate..
What kind of Tv aerial should I look for to give good single to digital/freeview boxes in every room before buying.
Our post code is ST4 2RB about 2.5km from Fenton transmitter.
regards


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Marco's 1 post GB
Friday, 18 March 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

2:31 PM

FENTON transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV (Four, Cbeebies, Parliament, 3... Weak Signal from 12:25 today to 12:35 today BBC Digital TV (One, Two, Three, CBBC, News) Weak Signal from 12:25 today to 12:34 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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2:31 PM

FENTON transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV (Four, Cbeebies, Parliament, 3... Weak Signal from 12:25 today to 12:35 today BBC Digital TV (One, Two, Three, CBBC, News) Weak Signal from 12:25 today to 12:34 today [BBC]

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Saturday, 19 March 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

7:33 AM

FENTON transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV (Four, Cbeebies, Parliament, 3... Weak Signal from 12:25 yesterday to 12:35 yesterday BBC Digital TV (One, Two, Three, CBBC, News) Weak Signal from 12:25 yesterday to 12:34 yesterday [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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7:33 AM

FENTON transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV (Four, Cbeebies, Parliament, 3... Weak Signal from 12:25 yesterday to 12:35 yesterday BBC Digital TV (One, Two, Three, CBBC, News) Weak Signal from 12:25 yesterday to 12:34 yesterday [BBC]

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Monday, 4 April 2011
J
John Gardner
7:28 PM
Newcastle

I have an LG tv with built in freeview. Since installing a Freeview + box (Goodmans GDB 1225TR)and using an RF lead from Freeview+ box to TV the signal strength for TV has dropped . I am using Fenton transmitter with good quality roof aerial.Any suggestions would be welcome.
As a matter of interest I have an indoor aerial for a TV in my loft and pick up an excellent signal from Winter Hill.

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Mike Dimmick
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

7:56 PM

John Gardner: Flyleads supplied with set-top boxes tend to be rubbish. You could try replacing it with one of these: Online Satellite/TV/FM/DAB Cable, Leads and Connectors sales. you could split the cable before it gets to the box rather than using the 'loop through'. A passive splitter will lose about 4 dB of signal, but that might be preferable to whatever noise the Goodmans box is adding. Try Online TV Splitters, Amps & Diplexers sales . (RG47SH)

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB
Friday, 8 April 2011
C
chass
12:26 PM

im on fenton lost itv3 etc retuned now gives two transmitter choice both west midlands one 27 channels itv3 one 77channels bbc etc
have other freeview box have all 104 channels no prob
all of same ariel any ideas or will this right its self after full d s o as some channels moverd on fenton april 2011

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