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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?

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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-2,000W
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-2,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV 1 (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 ITV1 +1 (London),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C47 (682.0MHz)192mDTG-2,000W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV 1 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
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 14 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
12 Quest, 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 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 others

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;
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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
Thursday, 19 April 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:30 AM

GUILDFORD transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:20 yesterday to 00:48 yesterday [BBC]

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MIKE B
3:35 PM
West Byfleet

hi all great forum
my aerial commtel 32 element mounted in loft horizontal
icecrypt hd reciever not bad dim epg
hd stations no good looked on map looks like a BIG hole over us
looks as though will have to wait for guildfod
to come on line any comments?

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Friday, 20 April 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:29 AM

GUILDFORD transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:20 on 18 Apr to 00:48 on 18 Apr [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:29 AM

GUILDFORD transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:20 on 18 Apr to 00:48 on 18 Apr [BBC]

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Friday, 18 May 2012
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:24 PM

MIKE B: You would be best advised to point your aerial at the Crystal Palace transmitter if you want the best possible signals.

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Tuesday, 22 January 2013
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quitequick
6:40 PM

I just installed a loft aerial in GU27 pointing at the Guildford transmitter, connected it to a new Technika TV and did an auto-tune. I am getting a good signal (89%) from all MUXes except from COM5 ArqA which is pretty much 0%. I'm a bit confused why this one MUX would be so weak when the others are so strong.

Any ideas?

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

8:19 PM

quitequick: Could it be the co-channel signal from Heathfield? If so, could you re-site the aerial where it picks up the interfering signal less?

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Sunday, 12 May 2013
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Roger Huxtable
3:52 PM
Cranleigh

Last May I fitted a 12dB High Gain Aerial on
my roof, it seemed ok but just lately the
reception is bad, sometimes no signal at all.
Do I need a 48 element aerial?

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Roger Huxtable
3:59 PM
Cranleigh

I have changed my digi box as my digital
recorder could not cope with the interference.

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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

7:30 PM

Roger Huxtable: Your location is indicated as being able (in theory) to receive about the same level of signal from either the Guildford transmitter (@ 6 miles / 316 degrees) with aerial mounted vertically or Midhurst (@ 13 miles / 218 degrees) with the aerial being mounted horizontally? would you know which of the two applies?

The way to check being to carry out a signal test on BBC1 and note the mux channel number shown along with the strength / quality indication, Guildford being Ch43 whereas Midhurst is Ch55.

However irrespective of which of the two you are receiving from its noticed that the signal path from both sources is being obstructed by reasonably dense trees, these not just being in the immediate vicinity but at various points along the way and which could well be responsible for your problems by intermittently blocking the signal, should this be the case then a so called higher gain aerial is very likely to make the situation worse by the fact that high gain aerials are only that because they effectively focus on the signal, but if this is being obstructed / scattered by being reflected from the trees then a wider pick up aerial such as a Log type used in conjunction with a high gain variable booster is more likely to improve the situation, albeit that it will never be perfect.

Further advice dependant on reply.

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