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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.

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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
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1 BBC One (SD) West Midlands, 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 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, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Central west),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C21+ (474.2MHz)251mDTG-62,000W
Channel icons
73 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, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 42 GREAT! movies action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 56 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 60 ITV4 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 74 Drama +1, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 16 others

COM5
ArqA
 V -3dB
C22+ (482.2MHz)251mDTG-81,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 4Music, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 V -3dB
C28 (530.0MHz)251mDTG-81,000W
Channel icons
25 Dave ja vu, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 41 CBS Justice, 44 HGTV, 68 CBS Drama, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 17 others

com7
 V -11.5dB
C55 (746.0MHz)251mDTG-6140W
Channel icons
 Together TV +1,  Merit,  Court TV, 65 FreeSports, 71 Quest Red +1, 76 Now 70s, 86 More4 +1, 87 PBS America +1, 91 That's 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
Monday, 11 July 2011
P
Paddy
8:40 PM

Thanks KMJ. Guess i'll just have to wait until September. I'm impatient :oD

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Paddy's 2 posts GB
Wednesday, 17 August 2011
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S Griffiths
4:04 PM
Cannock

Hi

Up until a few weeks ago we have had no problem getting all the freeview channels, now on all the itv channels the picture keeps breaking up, I've changed the cable from the socket to the tv, did get a slight improvement but today we can't get any of them. Our ariel is in the loft and has not moved position so am at a loss as to why this is happening.

Any help would be much appreciated, thank you.

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S Griffiths's 2 posts GB
Thursday, 18 August 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

8:33 AM

S Griffiths: This can happen with loft aerials. If you have checked everything on the Freeview reception has changed? | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice page, you may find moving the aerial to the roof will restore a stable service.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Friday, 19 August 2011
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S Griffiths
11:32 PM
Cannock

Thanks for you reply Briantist.

We had an outside aerial put up in January to connect the TV's in the bedrooms, we took the TV that's connected to the loft aerial into the bedroom and plugged the outside aerial in and everything was fine, so it must be due to the loft aerial, just seems strange that it's worked fine for the last 6 years and now all of a sudden it doesn't. Anyway we are going to see if we can connect another one to the outside aerial.

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Tuesday, 23 August 2011
Briantist
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8:24 AM

S Griffiths: OK, please let me know how you get on.

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Amy
5:44 PM

Hi, as of 16:00 today, I have lost BBC4 and all BBC radio. I live about 2 miles from the fenton transmitter. I have retuned, etc. I have all other channels. I have been using freeview for a good few years and never had this problem? Thanks.

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Briantist
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9:30 PM

Amy: Yes, there was a fault on multiplex B from 16:28 today to 17:58 today.

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Transmitter engineering
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9:35 PM

FENTON transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV (Four, Cbeebies, Parliament, 3... Off Air from 16:28 today to 17:58 today Analogue BBC TWO Weak Signal from 21:32 yesterday to 14:02 today BBC TWO Weak Signal from 19:16 yesterday to 21:17 yesterday BBC TWO Weak Signal from 13:19 yesterday to 16:35 yesterday [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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9:35 PM

FENTON transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV (Four, Cbeebies, Parliament, 3... Off Air from 16:28 today to 17:58 today Analogue BBC TWO Weak Signal from 21:32 yesterday to 14:02 today BBC TWO Weak Signal from 19:16 yesterday to 21:17 yesterday BBC TWO Weak Signal from 13:19 yesterday to 16:35 yesterday [BBC]

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Wednesday, 24 August 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:36 AM

FENTON transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV (Four, Cbeebies, Parliament, 3... Off Air from 16:28 yesterday to 17:58 yesterday Analogue BBC TWO Weak Signal from 19:16 on 22 Aug to 21:17 on 22 Aug BBC TWO Weak Signal from 13:19 on 22 Aug to 16:35 on 22 Aug BBC TWO Weak Signal from 21:32 on 22 Aug to 14:02 yesterday [BBC]

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