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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
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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;
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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
Friday, 20 April 2018
Transmitter engineering
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6:07 AM

GUILDFORD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 on 18 Apr to 05:15 on 18 Apr, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 on 18 Apr to 05:15 on 18 Apr. [BBC]

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Sunday, 29 April 2018
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David Morton
4:53 PM

Poor reception following 18th April re-tune.

Since the changes on 18th April have been plagued by poor reception. Our aerial points at Guildford. and according to these pages we should get the following muxes:

PSB1 C43 650MHz
PSB2 C46 674MHz
PSB3 C40 626MHz
etc

However, looking at he signal info on our TV it has tuned itself to:
PSB1 C41 634MHz
PSB2 C26 514MHz
PSB3 C47 682MHz
etc

However, if I try to manually tune to the first set of channels, zero channels are found.

So either the trasnmitter information for Guildford is incorrect, or my TV is picking up another transmitter, or both. Any input would be appreciated.


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StevensOnln1
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5:28 PM

David Morton: According to Digital UK, the Guildford transmitter now uses UHF channels 41/44/47/37/31/32 so it looks like you are picking up PSB2 from another transmitter (C26 is used for PSB2 by both Crystal Palace and Reigate). What do you get if you try manual tuning on those frequencies?

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Tuesday, 15 May 2018
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Steven
7:50 PM
Guildford

Yep same here, not picking up anything on the stated frequencies.

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Wednesday, 13 June 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:04 AM

GUILDFORD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:06 today to 02:11 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:06 today to 02:17 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Off Air from 08:27 on 11 Jun to 08:31 on 11 Jun. [BBC]

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Thursday, 14 June 2018
Transmitter engineering
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6:04 AM

GUILDFORD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:06 yesterday to 02:11 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:06 yesterday to 02:17 yesterday. FM: Radio 1 FM Off Air from 08:27 on 11 Jun to 08:31 on 11 Jun. [BBC]

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Friday, 15 June 2018
Transmitter engineering
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6:04 AM

GUILDFORD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:06 on 13 Jun to 02:11 on 13 Jun, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:06 on 13 Jun to 02:17 on 13 Jun. FM: Radio 1 FM Off Air from 08:27 on 11 Jun to 08:31 on 11 Jun. [BBC]

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Saturday, 16 June 2018
Transmitter engineering
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6:04 AM

GUILDFORD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:06 on 13 Jun to 02:11 on 13 Jun, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:06 on 13 Jun to 02:17 on 13 Jun. [BBC]

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Thursday, 28 June 2018
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Kevin Young
2:52 PM

Having exactly the same experience as David Morton (29th Apr) and have done since the end of April. We used to pick up BBC A ok, but now just when manually tuning comes up 'zero channels found' !! Very frustrating - able to get BBCHD services but they are sometime sporadic! What's changed - surely not just taking out the 700Hz signal ?????

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MikeP
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4:51 PM

Kevin Youung:

Over recent weeks a number of transmitters have had work done to change the frequencies used for the various multiplexes and that usually means viewers need to do a retune. But it's often best to do it using the manual tune facility of most sets, see your User Manual for how to do that. You also need to know the exact channels being used now, so go to the Digital UK Coverage Checker at Digital UK - Coverage checker put in your posty code and then check the channels listed for the Guildford transmitter. Use that data to perform the manual tune if your settinhgs are different from those listed there.



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