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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 1 (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, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Central west),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C21+ (474.2MHz)251mDTG-62,000W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD Midlands ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 V -3dB
C25 (506.0MHz)251mDTG-81,000W
Channel icons
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

COM5
ArqA
 V -3dB
C22+ (482.2MHz)251mDTG-81,000W
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
 V -3dB
C28 (530.0MHz)251mDTG-81,000W
Channel icons
 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

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 / 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 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
Tuesday, 10 May 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

2:29 PM

FENTON transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV (Four, Cbeebies, Parliament, 3... Off Air; DSO related from 13:55 yesterday to 14:53 yesterday BBC Digital TV (One, Two, Three, CBBC, News) Off Air; DSO related from 13:55 yesterday to 14:53 yesterday Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 13:48 yesterday to 15:00 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 13:52 yesterday to 14:48 yesterday [BBC] Over the next week Fenton main transmitter: TV (analogue) Possible weak signal, TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

7:32 PM

Paul Deaville: Yes, it could be the VCR RF output. Try powering it off.

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Thursday, 12 May 2011
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Paul Ruscoe
10:13 PM
Stoke-on-trent

Since Tuesday Afternoon May 10th, my parents have no freeview signal on C22, C25, C28 & C30.
They live at ST3 3LH, with an internal aerial and signal booster.
They have had a normal signal since switching to digital several years ago.
Retuning and re-installation has not worked.
Is this loss of signal due to transmitter engineering?
If so, when can they expect their normal signal to return?

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Friday, 13 May 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:46 AM

Paul Ruscoe: Yes, please see the engineering information listed above and at the top of the page.

I would retune Friday evening if the signal has not returned by then.

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chris barker
10:15 AM

9am 13/05/2011 fenton transmitter is OFF and has been so for at least 20 minutes so far!!

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Eric Baker
10:59 AM
Stoke-on-trent

Hi I live in Gunnel Close ST1 3AJ about a mile from Fenton transmitter, however there is 2 blocks of flats in direct line of vision. We get varied signel strengths and we lose data, dependant on weather. One when will the signal strength be increased and two we cant get HD at all

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Transmitter engineering
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11:36 AM

FENTON transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV (Four, Cbeebies, Parliament, 3... Off Air; DSO related from 10:02 today BBC Digital TV (One, Two, Three, CBBC, News) Off Air; DSO related from 10:02 today Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 09:57 today BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 09:58 today [BBC] ton Transmitter works 13 May 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 09:30 and 18:00 on 13 May 2011. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 will be subject to periods of shutdown between 09:30 and 18:00. Digital services - Mux1, Mux2, MuxA, MuxB, MuxC and MuxD will be subject to periods of shutdown between 09:30 and 18:00. [DUK] Over the next week Fenton main transmitter: TV (analogue) Possible weak signal, TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering
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11:36 AM

FENTON transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV (Four, Cbeebies, Parliament, 3... Off Air; DSO related from 10:02 today BBC Digital TV (One, Two, Three, CBBC, News) Off Air; DSO related from 10:02 today Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 09:57 today BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 09:58 today [BBC] ton Transmitter works 13 May 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 09:30 and 18:00 on 13 May 2011. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 will be subject to periods of shutdown between 09:30 and 18:00. Digital services - Mux1, Mux2, MuxA, MuxB, MuxC and MuxD will be subject to periods of shutdown between 09:30 and 18:00. [DUK] Over the next week Fenton main transmitter: TV (analogue) Possible weak signal, TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Briantist
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12:21 PM

chris barker: Yes, as per the pre-notified messages above.

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Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

12:25 PM

Eric Baker: As above,
Wednesday, 21st September 2011.

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