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The symbol shows the location of the High Wycombe (Buckinghamshire, England) transmitter which serves 14,000 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 High Wycombe (Buckinghamshire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the High Wycombe 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.

 V max
C37 (602.0MHz)212mDTG-3100W
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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

 V max
C31 (554.0MHz)212mDTG-3100W
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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),

 V max
C32 (562.0MHz)212mDTG-6100W
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

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 43 Freeview channels?

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The High Wycombe (Buckinghamshire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, POP MAX, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's TV (UK), Together TV, W, Yesterday +1.

If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? page.

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

regional news image
BBC London 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London W1A 1AA, 45km east-southeast (106°)
to BBC London region - 55 masts.
regional news image
ITV London News 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London WC1X 8XZ, 47km east-southeast (104°)
to ITV London region - 55 masts.

How will the High Wycombe (Buckinghamshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-1318 Apr 2018

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 500W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 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. High Wycombe 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.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

9:17 PM

Qwerty: I would suggest you need to see How digital television works | - independent free digital TV advice - which doesn't include any frequencies at all, but encoded bits.

Far be it from me to suggest medical advice, I am not qualified to do so, but I would see Tinnitus - NHS Choices .

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Friday, 20 April 2012
4:36 PM
High Wycombe

Thanks for your reply jb38, however I'm not sure how to do the signal test you mentioned. Not really necessary now anyway as today I discovered that my TV will display the frequencies found if I go into the manual tuning option. Having found this I reconnected the aerial and did a rescan to find that now it only finds the three mux you'd expect! I think I'm just going to put it down to a switchover day anomaly. I'm now back to using my set-top aerial pointing to Crystal Palace so that I can get all channels including HD.

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loungelizard's 2 posts GB
Tuesday, 1 May 2012
12:20 PM

Will High Wycombe get the full Freeview eventualy.

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Gary's 2 posts GB

12:41 PM

Gary: This is most unlikely, as when the owners of the COM muxes were asked if they wished to extend coverage to any of the relay transmitters they declined on the basis that the extra cost would not be justified for the small number of viewers that would be added to the service. Your best option for receiving the COM muxes is to see if a signal is available from Crystal Palace or Hannington. Satellite reception would give you ITV3, ITV4, Film4, 5*, 5USA, Sky News and loads of shopping channels, but most of the entertainment channels on the COM muxes are Sky subscription channels on satellite.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB
Mark Fletcher

6:45 PM

Gary.No is the answer !

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Mark Fletcher's 673 posts GB
Thursday, 3 May 2012
7:08 PM

Gary: It is a shame that they are not relaying all Freeview. It gives it a bad name and everyone says 'Sat or Sky is better' and this proves them right.

We cannot get Crystal Palace from where we are so yes this is better than before DSO but it is disappointing. Thanks for the info. cheers

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Gary's 2 posts GB
Mark Fletcher

10:42 PM

Gary.No probs,glad to assist you !
Then again you could always consider Freesat which gives you obviously more choice than limited Freeview from minor relays that only broadcast PSB multiplexes,but not COM multiplexes due to high cost levels.

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Mark Fletcher's 673 posts GB
Thursday, 22 May 2014
Transmitter engineering

7:32 AM

HIGH WYCOMBE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 02:00 today to 03:06 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 138,029 posts xx
Thursday, 13 November 2014
Transmitter engineering

1:31 PM

HIGH WYCOMBE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:40 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:40 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Off Air from 11:40 today, Radio 2 FM Off Air from 11:40 today, Radio 3 FM Off Air from 11:40 today, Radio 4 FM Off Air from 11:40 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering

4:32 PM

HIGH WYCOMBE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:40 today to 12:46 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:40 today to 12:46 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Off Air from 11:40 today to 12:51 today, Radio 2 FM Off Air from 11:40 today to 12:51 today, Radio 3 FM Off Air from 11 [BBC]

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