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The symbol shows the location of the Lowestoft (Suffolk, England) transmitter. 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 Lowestoft (Suffolk, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Lowestoft 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
C32- (561.8MHz)51mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) East, 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
C35- (585.8MHz)51mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Anglia (East micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Anglia east),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C48 (690.0MHz)51mDTG-6400W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South 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?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Lowestoft (Suffolk, 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 Lowestoft transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look East (East) 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Norwich NR2 1BH, 35km west-northwest (295°)
to BBC East region - 27 masts.
70% of BBC East (East) and BBC East (West) is shared output
regional news image
ITV Anglia News 0.8m homes 3.2%
from NORWICH NR1 3JG, 34km west-northwest (296°)
to ITV Anglia (East) region - 26 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Anglia (West)

How will the Lowestoft (Suffolk, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-137 Feb 2018
A B C/D E K T VHFA B C/D E K T VHFA B C/D E K T VHFC/D E TK T
C32BBCA
C35D3+4
C48BBCB
C56tv_offBBCB
C58tv_off-BBCA
C60tv_off-D3+4

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 9 Nov 11 and 23 Nov 11.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 400W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Tacolneston transmitter area

Oct 1959-Feb 2004Anglia 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. Lowestoft 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
Monday, 6 June 2016
Transmitter engineering
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11:32 PM

LOWESTOFT transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 22:42 today, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 22:43 today. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 7 June 2016
Transmitter engineering
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5:31 AM

LOWESTOFT transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 22:42 yesterday, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 22:43 yesterday. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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8:32 AM

LOWESTOFT transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 22:42 yesterday to 04:34 today, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 22:43 yesterday to 02:12 today. [BBC]

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Ayshea Perring
9:27 PM
Lowestoft

NR32 1EA
I have suddenly lost or had a dramatic decrease in my reception the last 2 days.
Yesterday several channels where black screen and others pixels most of the time from around 4-30pm for at least an hour before i gave up and i turned the tv off because of it,
For the second day when i turned on the tv just after 4pm had little or no signal. after reset i cannot install any channels now and it is now.

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Wednesday, 8 June 2016
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:32 AM

LOWESTOFT transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 22:42 on 06 Jun to 04:34 yesterday, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 22:43 on 06 Jun to 02:12 yesterday. [BBC]

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Richard Cooper
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8:57 AM
Norwich

Ayshea Perring: Hi, Ayshea. Perhaps you didn't know that there were engineering works taking place on the Lowestoft Freeview Lite transmitter from about half-ten in the evening on Monday 6th June through to early hours of the morning yesterday. What has made things worse is that there has also been atmospheric interference since Sunday evening. If you did a factory reset or first-time installation when you "reset" your receiver it will have forgotten all of the channels it used to get, and if your "reset" didn't re-install your channels, perhaps you tried to do it when the engineers were still working on Lowestoft. I am afraid, therefore, that if you are still not getting any channels, you need to do yet another first-time installation now that the engineers have finished working on the Lowestoft transmitter. You should then find you have all your channels back again. Incidentally, why do you use the Lowestoft transmitter rather than Tacolneston near Attleborough, because that is much, much more powerful and transmits a lot more channels giving you much greater choice of programmes to watch! Richard, Norwich.

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Thursday, 9 June 2016
Transmitter engineering
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5:31 AM

LOWESTOFT transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 22:42 on 06 Jun to 04:34 on 07 Jun, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 22:43 on 06 Jun to 02:12 on 07 Jun. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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11:32 PM

LOWESTOFT transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 22:49 today, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 22:42 on 06 Jun to 04:34 on 07 Jun, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 22:43 on 06 Jun to 02:12 on 07 Jun. [BBC]

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Friday, 10 June 2016
Transmitter engineering
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5:32 AM

LOWESTOFT transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 22:42 on 06 Jun to 04:34 on 07 Jun, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 22:49 yesterday to 23:05 yesterday, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 22:43 on 06 Jun to 02:12 on 07 Jun. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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8:32 AM

LOWESTOFT transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 22:49 yesterday to 23:05 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 22:42 on 06 Jun to 04:34 on 07 Jun, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 22:43 on 06 Jun to 02:12 on 07 Jun. [BBC]

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