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The symbol shows the location of the Guildford (Surrey, England) transmitter which serves 48,000 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 Guildford (Surrey, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Guildford 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
C41 (634.0MHz)192mDTG-32,000W
Channel icons
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

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C44 (658.0MHz)192mDTG-32,000W
Channel icons
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),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C47 (682.0MHz)192mDTG-62,000W
Channel icons
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

COM4
SDN
 V max
C37 (602.0MHz)192mDTG-82,000W
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 Player, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C31 (554.0MHz)191mDTG-82,000W
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 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C32 (562.0MHz)191mDTG-82,000W
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, 91 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 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)

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview HD channels?


The Guildford (Surrey, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: .

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

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

regional news image
BBC London 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London W1A 1AA, 45km northeast (43°)
to BBC London region - 55 masts.
regional news image
ITV London News 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London WC1X 8XZ, 47km northeast (44°)
to ITV London region - 55 masts.

How will the Guildford (Surrey, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-1318 Apr 2018
B E TB E TB E TB E TK T
C31ArqA
C32ArqB
C33_local
C37SDN
C40BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCB
C41BBCA
C43ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCA
C44D3+4
C46BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesD3+4
C47BBCB
C48SDN
C49tv_offArqB
C50tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C51tv_off_local
C52tv_offArqA

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?

Analogue 1-4 10kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 2kW
Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*(-17dB) 200W
Mux 1*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-20dB) 100W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Crystal Palace transmitter area

Sep 1955-Jul 1968Associated-Rediffusion†
Sep 1955-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1992Thames†
Jul 1968-Feb 2004London Weekend Television♦
Jan 1993-Feb 2004Carlton†
Feb 2004-Dec 2014ITV plc†
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. Guildford 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, 30 January 2011
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chris
9:43 AM
Guildford

Just to add a comment re the question from the other chris in GU2 post code why do most aerial spick up xtal Palace rather than Guildford?. I have lived in Guildford and Shamley Green for 58 years and as long as I can remember the Guildford relay has
a given problems over the years from loss of signal,ghosting ect. So we all use the xtal Palace xmitter because its more reliable.

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Monday, 31 January 2011
Briantist
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4:38 PM

chris: Yes indeed, the transmitter is a low-power relay (10kW analogue, 100W/200W digital) compared with Crystal Palace high power output (1000kW analogue, 10kW/20kW digital).

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Monday, 14 February 2011
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John Roberts
12:56 PM

Hi Brian, you have helped me plan my 2nd TV install with freeview. This is my first experience and am not overwhelmed. I can see the Guildford transmitter from the ground so thought I could get away with a cheapie phillips DTR220/05. First tune in got virtually nothig. Realigned the loft aerial and found many more channels but none worked (frozen picture & sound or blank screen; signal strength bouncing up & down). Connected my No2 aerial (used to be aimed at Crystal Palace) (so they are both feeding the Freeview box) and now get clean picture and sound on many channels; notable exceptions are BBC1 & 2 which are there but unwatchable. I don't get it - IT, 4, 5 etc must all be coming from the same Guildford transmitter, so why no main Beeb services? (51.2,-0.6) 

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John Roberts's 9 posts GB
Briantist
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1:39 PM

John Roberts: This is what you would probably expect with a loft aerial...

If you interconnect two aerial then you are very likely to get a frequency clash - particularly with a loft aerial as the reflections can be very random indeed, and this is probably preventing your reception of multiplex 1.

Is there a reason you can't use a rooftop aerial pointing a Guildford, you should get excellent reception.

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John Roberts
3:12 PM

hi Brian

I inherited the loft installations. I think the aerials were located there for aesthetic reasons.

I was puzzled as to why i can now get good picture on most channels, just not BBC 1 & 2. I will quiz the previous owners as I think they were viewing Freeview. Terrestrial reception is fine. Perhaps it's the quality of the little Phillips box? (51.2,-0.6) 

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John Roberts's 9 posts GB
Briantist
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3:42 PM

John Roberts: No, it wont be the box. Forget about aesthetics, if you want reliable reception a rooftop aerial is vital.

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John Roberts
5:07 PM

I've been told.

Seriously Brian, I appreciate your replies - and the fact that you take the time to compose them.

Still curious (ignorant) about the poor display for 1 & 2 when most of the others are OK. Might this be a manifistation of a frequency clash you mentioned or is it impossible to say without going into my particular setup in more detail than either you or i care to go? (51.2,-0.6) 

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Briantist
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5:28 PM

John Roberts: There could be other reasons, see the Single frequency interference | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice page.

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Monday, 14 March 2011
Transmitter engineering
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10:28 AM

GUILDFORD transmitter - Over the next week Guildford relay: TV (analogue) working normally, TV (digital) Possible weak signal, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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10:28 AM

GUILDFORD transmitter - Over the next week Guildford relay: TV (analogue) working normally, TV (digital) Possible weak signal, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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