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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?

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
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 1 (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, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Central west),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C21+ (474.2MHz)175mDTG-6400W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD Midlands 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
C33 (570.0MHz)175mDTG-8400W
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 MAX, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C36 (594.0MHz)175mDTG-8400W
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 8 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C48 (690.0MHz)175mDTG-8400W
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, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 19 others

LNG
 V -6dB
C44 (658.0MHz)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 0 Freeview HD 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: .

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 / 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 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
Wednesday, 17 August 2011
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Paul
12:38 PM
Derby

I have to manually tune my Humax Freeview box to the Nottingham transmitter, as auto-tune goes to Waltham, which gives me Look North instead of East Midlands news. Nottingham appears to transmit on several channels, some of which seem to be 33, 45 & 49. However, whichever I tune to, I can't get reliable reception on ALL TV channels. Either BBC is good, or Dave is good, or ITV is good. Sometimes the best reception is on channels in the 800s range. How do I get them ALL good, and all on the correct channel numbers (i.e. 1 for BBC1 not 847)?
It's driving me to almost consider cable!

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jb38
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5:14 PM

Paul : Nottingham presently transmits on Mux channels 27(main BBC) - 24(main ITV) - 67(SDN) - 21(HD services) - 63(ArqA) - 59(ArqB), the latter three mentioned operating on low power (40w) until September / October of this year when they then adopt their final frequencies & powers.

Anyone living in an area where signals can be received from more than one source will always have auto-tune problems unless their box has an area selector incorporated within the tuning menu, and in my experience not that many have, so manual tuning is always required.

Needless to say, anyone who has to use manual tuning should always resist the usual temptation that many have of carrying out a re-scan as soon as they might lose some channels, as this never helps! as all it does is require further frequent scans to recover them, as if they had left things alone they would have returned of their own accord.

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jb38
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5:18 PM

Paul: Correction - The latter three NOT including Ch21HD, it should have been Ch67(SDN) that I included.

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Thursday, 18 August 2011
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a
9:17 PM

My aerial in Wollaton is directed at Waltham however my Humax PVR continually picked up BBC1 Look North. I suspect that this could only have come from Belmont however the aerial is definitely pointing at Waltham. Only by carrying out a manual tune could I pick up the Waltham BBC mulitplex

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Friday, 19 August 2011
Briantist
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1:29 PM

a: Please provide a full (not partial) postcode, I can't really help without one.

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Robert Towning
5:11 PM

reception NG3 pre 17th August could recieve all freeview chanels 10/10 but no HD chanels.
Post 17th August still no HD chanels and now lost most of the BBC freeview chanels. Commercial chanels: ITV, Chanel 4 and 5 plus all the others still 10/10 but BBC 1,2,3, 4 and other related chanels etc from rubbish (picture pixal brake up and distorted sound) to none existant (invalid chanel message on a blank screeen).

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jb38
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9:44 PM

Robert Towning: Assuming that are using Waltham, HD will not be transmitted from there until the second stage of the switchover on the 31st of this month. You should though be receiving BBC far better than any of the other channels, as the BBC multiplex is on high power.

I suspect that the EPG1 BBC you are receiving is from elsewhere, so either carry out a signal check which should indicate the EPG1 Mux channel, or have a look up in the 800 ranges to check if another BBC is indicated there, or even just carry out a manual tune on Mux Ch61 (Waltham BBC1) to check what comes in.

If that procedure gives the desired result, the only way of storing BBC1 in the EPG 1 position is to first of all blank the memory of stored channels, this done by removing the aerial and carrying out a re-scan, then when complete re-connect the aerial and then as before carry out the manual tune on Mux Ch61 again, storing the results.

You can then select to add channels, this filling in the rest without upsetting the BBC already stored.

Some TV / boxes have an area selector in their tuning menu facilities, this cutting short the procedure, but they are all different to each other brand dependant so its difficult to give precise instructions.



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Saturday, 20 August 2011
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Paul Curran
9:12 PM

I live in Derbyshire and use, I believe, a transmitter in Nottingham - we had the analogue turned off earlier this week and had to retune all digital channels.
Since then the reception on BBC1 had been terrible, it will be fine for a few minutes then picture will freeze, sound will go and it will lose the signal all together for a few seconds then it is back. ITV and other channels seem fine - only BBC is a problem, it was fine before I had to re-tune. Any idea what I can do about this

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Sunday, 21 August 2011
Stuart O.
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11:46 PM
Wrexham

Paul Curran: I think you will be receiving the transmitter in Waltham, not the Nottingham transmitter as that switched on 30th March and 13th April 2011.

It may be that as the signal has increased at Waltham from 10kW to 50kW then the new higher powered signal is too strong for your aerial and TV.

Brian who runs this website will probably advise you to remove any amplifiers from your aerial system if you have any.
If you don't, try fitting an aerial attenuator. This will help bring the signal down to a more usable level without overloading your system. They can be bought from Maplin and some DIY stores for about £5.

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Tuesday, 23 August 2011
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lan from notts
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8:23 AM
Nottingham

paul curran.
you have probably picked up the belmont transmitter bbc's signal?
if you can check, you will find frequency ch 22 as being stored,
your bbc channels will be in the 800 channel numbers?
you need to factory reset your equipment and then manual tune frequency ch 61 into memory then auto add channels the rest.


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