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The symbol shows the location of the Nottingham (Nottinghamshire, England) transmitter which serves 74,000 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 Nottingham (Nottinghamshire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Nottingham 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
C27 (522.0MHz)175mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) East Midlands, 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 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C24 (498.0MHz)175mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Central (East micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 18 More4, 25 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Central west),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C21+ (474.2MHz)175mDTG-6400W
Channel icons
73 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD Midlands ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 V max
C33 (570.0MHz)175mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
 CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 42 GREAT! movies action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 56 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 60 ITV4 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 74 Drama +1, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 16 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C36 (594.0MHz)175mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 4Music, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C48 (690.0MHz)175mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
25 Dave ja vu, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 41 CBS Justice, 44 HGTV, 68 CBS Drama, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 17 others

LNG
 V -6dB
C50 (706.0MHz)175mDTG-12100W
Channel icons
from 27th May 2014: 7 Notts TV,

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
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 11 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels

The Nottingham (Nottinghamshire, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Forces TV, FreeSports, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, That's TV , Quest Red +1, RT HD.

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 Nottingham transmitter?

regional news image
BBC East Midlands Today 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Nottingham NG2 4UU, 9km east-southeast (118°)
to BBC East Midlands region - 17 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 72km southwest (218°)
to ITV Central (East) region - 17 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (West)

How will the Nottingham (Nottinghamshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-134 Mar 2020
A K TA K TA K TW TW T
C21BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves+BBCBBBCB
C24ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4
C27BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C31C4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C33SDN
C34C5wavesC5waves
C36ArqA
C44_local
C48ArqBArqB
C50tv_offLNG
C51tv_offSDN
C52tv_offArqA

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - 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 30 Mar 11 and 13 Apr 11.

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

Analogue 1-5 2kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 400W
LNG(-13dB) 100W
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-17dB) 40W

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

Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision†
Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1981Associated TeleVision
Jan 1982-Feb 2004Central Independent 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. Nottingham 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
Tuesday, 26 April 2011
Tom Howes
4:39 PM

Update! Very helpful man from arqiva has contacted their control room who are aware of what's been happening, but aren't sure why. They're in touch with a local retailer who told then hd channels were working ok on saturday when they'd switched to a reserve transmitter but weren't aware things had changed back since then.

If I hear any more I'll let you know!

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Briantist
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4:51 PM

Tom Howes: Very nice of Arqiva to say that. I'm glad to hear we have some progress, or at least an acknowledgement of the problem.

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Stewart Crowe
5:13 PM

I'm impressed that Tom Howes managed to track down a contact at arquiva. I'm bound to observe that this isn't the only site which is bombarded with the exact same scenario, though it is the most helpful. What is so galling is that they don't have a simple monitoring system to alert them to problems-a man in a room in the region watching HD would suffice. It's taken Tom and others-not least myself-this long to get half an acknowledgement that there IS a transmission problem-it is NOT our sets, our aerials etc. Postcodes from NG 1 to NG20 are affected, yet they seem to have been in in denial at the various bodies-it is NOT us not picking up the signal-there is NO signal, and no-one wants to suggest when and if it will return. Really shoddy service overall.Thanks for the updates, SC.

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Briantist
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5:32 PM

Stewart Crowe: There is, in fact, lots of monitoring equipment, and these automatically create the error logs that you see from the BBC and Digital UK.

However, from time to time, there is an error that is not caught by the system, and because everyone relies on the information from the automatic monitoring being correct, you get the situation where people in the call centre can't see it so they ask you to retune.

As I said above, the reports seem to suggest that the DVB-S2 carrier signal and multiplex are being broadcast, but the multiplex contains either no data, or corrupted data.

I rather suspect that this is an exceptional fault, and thus the problems experienced getting it acknowledged.

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Stewart Crowe
5:59 PM

Thanks to Briantist for keeping a cool technical head and explaining things simply. My point was that monitoring equipment is all very well until you get an anomaly where the monitors say all is OK-but the lack of picture on the set says the opposite, and to that end, a less sophisticated method such " man with a set" might be advised! The multiple agencies involved "passing the buck" doesn't help either, and it has been reminiscent of "The IT Crowd"-"have you tried switching it off and back on?" from every helpdesk! I get frustrated by technology that does not work, and situations where common sense says that if everyone in the area has got no HD channels, it's not the sets or aerials!!!!!! OK, it's unusual-let's hope they get their fingers IN getting it put back to rights. Good Luck All! SC.

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Briantist
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6:07 PM

Stewart Crowe: It is simply not possible to employ people to manually watch all the channels from all the transmitters, and much less efficient.

The monitoring equipment in use at the moment can detect and correct problems within milliseconds. You often won't even notice that the fault has occurred, been detected and a backup instigated.

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Stewart Crowe
6:28 PM

All Hail to ME! I found the number for the Arqiva Control Room via a Security number-They DID NOT KNOW about the problem. The VERY HELPFUL ANDY took me through tuning-no effect. He then reconfigured their system-and and as I watched-BACK CAME THE HD CHANNELS!!
However-a word of caution-this is the " fix they used on Monday-they did not know it had since "locked up" was their expression!
He gave me a 24 hour helpline-08001386959, so hopefully this may be of assistance. He was a really nice guy-apologetic, cheerful and helpful. They DON'T understand why it happened, so fingers crossed! Good Luck ALl! SC.

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Transmitter engineering
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7:38 PM

NOTTINGHAM UHF transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 18:05 today to 18:20 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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7:38 PM

NOTTINGHAM UHF transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 18:05 today to 18:20 today [BBC]

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Briantist
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7:46 PM

Stewart Crowe: Oh, look, it's appeared in the BBC log.

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