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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.

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C27 (522.0MHz)175mDTG-3400W
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1 BBC One (SD) East Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

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C24 (498.0MHz)175mDTG-3400W
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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, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (Central west),

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C21+ (474.2MHz)175mDTG-6400W
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72 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

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C33 (570.0MHz)175mDTG-8400W
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 CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 28 ITV2 +1, 31 5STAR, 32 Paramount Network, 41 GREAT! movies action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 55 5SELECT, 57 ITVBe +1, 58 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 73 Drama +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

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C36 (594.0MHz)175mDTG-8400W
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11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 30 4Music, 35 pick, 39 Quest Red, 42 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 56 Smithsonian Channel, 69 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 82 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

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C48 (690.0MHz)175mDTG-8400W
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23 Dave ja vu, 26 Yesterday, 33 GREAT! movies, 38 DMAX, 40 CBS Justice, 43 HGTV, 67 CBS Drama, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 others

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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, Quest HD, Forces TV, FreeSports, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, 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

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.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017
mr rob bennett
3:02 PM

l have just lost all my HD channels. Please advise

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mr rob bennett's 1 post GB

4:14 PM

mr rob bennett: Firstly check all of the cables and connections behind your TV for anything that has become loose or damaged. Do not attempt to retune as this will delete your correctly tuned channels before searching for them again. Please provide a full postcode so we can see which transmitters are available to you, where you are in relation to the transmitter and your predicted signal strength etc.

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StevensOnln1's 3,160 posts GB
Wednesday, 12 July 2017

10:28 AM

David James:

It all depends on where you live, so please provide a full post code so we can see what the reception condistions are like where you are and whether there are any other possible sources that might work for you.

It is unlikely that there will be any more channels available from the Nottingham transmitter, it's a commercial descision by the non-`PSB broadcasters - if there are not enough viewers served then they don't pay to provide their services.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB
Tuesday, 8 August 2017
David James
1:12 PM

MikeP: My postcode is NG16 1BL. Which would be my best/easiest/cheapest option to get BBC4 HD - turn existing aerial to pick up Waltham, or fit masthead amp to pick up Sutton Coldfield

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David James's 2 posts GB

4:50 PM

David James: According to the coverage checker results for your postcode, Waltham looks like a better option than Sutton Coldfield for your location. Unless you already have a wideband aerial, you would probably need to replace your aerial for Waltham with a wideband type (such as a log periodic design) rather than just turning it round.

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StevensOnln1's 3,160 posts GB
Sunday, 26 November 2017
12:37 PM

Hi, unable to receive BBC4 and BBC News HD, Samsung Smart TV sees nothing on C31 and C37. I understand this is probably because of the Nottingham transmitter, but anything I could do to receive from Waltham transmitter? Also, what is happening on March 31 2018? COM7 channels for Nottingham by then?


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Freddy's 6 posts GB

12:59 PM

Freddy: I'm on Waltham, and it seems fine. If your not getting those channels/muxes any more, check two things, which are common problems:

a) that the TV hasn't locked on instead onto the Nottingham Light transmitter. As the page above says, it may not do the channels your looking for. Since Nottingham's frequencies start at Ch27, and Waltham's starts at Ch49, even though they are in different directions, thats a real possibility.

b) Check your cables. If your losing muxes, its usually your system. Could be a loose connection or cable - start with the back of the TV. If you are tuned to Waltham, then its probably this.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB
9:46 PM

No my problem is that I've never had any experience with receiving Freeview HD channels and just bought a new TV, but I can't receive the COM7 channels, and I have no clue why. Do you think it's because our aerial is too old? All cables have been checked to be fine.

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Freddy's 6 posts GB

10:36 PM

Freddy: If your not getting the Com 7 channels, and you've got an HD tuner, then logically, your tuned into a transmitter that doesn't have them.

Try checking which one your tuned into - if its Nottingham, then do a retune, perhaps manually.

If your on Waltham, then check signal strength. If your signal is low, then yes, check cables, etc.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB
Monday, 27 November 2017

11:02 PM


If you are indeed tuned to the Nottingham transmitter then you will not get COM7 channels as it does not appear to transmit that nor COM8. I assume you get BBC1 HD, etc?

The Waltham transmitter does provide both COM7 and COM8 channels, so maybe you need to see if it is possible to receive signals from there. I expect you should being just off Vernon Road.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB
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