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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, 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, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (Central west),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C21+ (474.2MHz)175mDTG-6400W
Channel icons
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

COM4
SDN
 V max
C33 (570.0MHz)175mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
 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

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C36 (594.0MHz)175mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
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

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C48 (690.0MHz)175mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
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

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, 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
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, 28 November 2017
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Freddy
7:21 AM

Hi, I am tuned to the Nottingham transmitter, but I don't know how to tune to the Waltham transmitter, as my TV can't see it, and I have no experience with this sort of stuff. If my aerial can't see the Waltham signals, how to solve?

Many thanks

Freddy

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MikeB
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9:47 AM

Freddy: Firstly, put your postcode into the site when you reply, etc - it will create a load of links to check signal, transmitter, etc.

Next, if the Nottingham transmitter is coming up first, you can do one of two things.

1) Manually tune the tv. Go into the setup menu, and you'll find an option for auto or manual tune. Most TV's just look on automatically, but sometimes they mess up (make and model of TV?), and grab the first signal in their scan. But you can manually tune the TV. You will need the frequencies that Waltham is on, hence the need to put your postcode into the site, and then you can see which channel' they are on (not like BBC1, etc), which might be something like Ch 42, etc.

The other is to take out the aerial lead until the TV goes part way through its auto scan, and then put the cable back in, so it misses out Nottingham entirely. Try the first method first, which should be in your TV's manual.

Your aerial is just that, an aerial. And its likely your TV can 'see' Waltham, its just picking up another one first. Its worth looking in the 800's channels - TV will store extra channels there, but best to just nail it on Waltham.

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Freddy
5:36 PM
Nottingham

NG6 0NJ

Hi, tried the tips, even with different cables, and the channels for the HD BBC channels, Ch 31 and 37 (the channels I'm trying to get) always show 0% signal, all other channels have 92-100%. The TV says it's connected to East Midlands (ID 3023). Absolutely baffled :P


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MikeP
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8:16 PM

Freddie:

First, check that you are tuned to the Waltham transmitter, see Which Freeview channels does the Waltham transmitter broadcast? for the channel numbers/frequencies required.

Then check what the signal strengths are. If they are as you indicate, at 92 to 100% then you have far too much signal and need top fit an attenuator in series with your aerial cable. I suggest you get the, a 3dB one, a 6dB one and a 12dB one. Then try fitting the 6dB into your aerial feed and check the signal strengths again. If they are still too high 60% to 85% is the required range. then replace that with the 12dB one. If that is too strong then rplace it with a 6dB in series with a 3dB. One reason you may not be getting HD channels is that you have too much signal! Reduce it with the attenuators mentioned. They are quite cheap to buy.

Are you getting any of the HD services at all? Such as BBC1 HD on channel 101, BBC2 HD on 102, etc. If you are not, is your TV set a true Freeview HD set or is it just an HD Ready type? TRhe latter cannot get HD programmes and needs an external Freeview HD Set Top Box to get the HD services, but it can display HD from either the STB or a Blue Ray DVD, etc.

Noye thay East Midlands services are radiated from several transmitters, not just Nottingham and Waltham.



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Freddy
9:40 PM
Nottingham

NG6 0NJ

It is a Freeview HD TV, it can receive BBC 1 HD, BBC 2 HD, etc (channel 101-105) just fine.
I don't know which transmitter it is tuned to, the TV only tells me "East Midlands ID 3023" in the signal information. But I guessed it wasn't Waltham because of the lack of COM7 channels. Presuming I can't receive from the Waltham transmitter, could I move my aerial to do so? Or some other cause?

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Wednesday, 29 November 2017
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MikeB
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10:50 AM

Freddy: look at what the rest of your street have done with their aerials - which way are they pointing?

If you look at the link for Digital UK (thats why we wanted the postcode), you can see that the Waltham transmitter(which does sound like East Midlands) is in the opposite direction from Nottingham, but Sutton Coldfield is very close to Nottingham's direction. And your expected to get a slightly dodgy reception on those two muxes from that transmitter.

Whats the make/moder of your TV? If we know that, we can see if you can find out which transmitter your on.

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Freddy
4:56 PM
Nottingham

NG6 0NJ

Samsung MU6400, aerial seems consistent with others in street.

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MikeP
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5:56 PM

Freddy:

You can get signals from Waltham at your location just off Vernon Road. However, the Nottingham Transmitter uses a Group A aerial whereas Waltham uses a Group C/D aerial.

The reason you can't get Com7 is that Nottingham does not transmit it! Waltham does though, so consider investing in a new log-periodic aerial mounted as high as possible over your roof and aimed at Waltham. You have clear line of sight to Waltham despite the hill at Mapperley. Sutton Coldfield transmits West Midlands programmes so probably of little interest.

By the way, your TV set will tell you what channels/frequencies it is receiving, so check what it is currently tuned to, your TV User Manual will tell you how to show those using the Manual Tune option - but do not perform any retuning. Nottingham will be on channels 21, 24, 27, 48, 51 and 52. There is no Com7 nor Com8 from Nottingham. Waltham will be on channels 49, 54, 58, 29, 56, 51, 31 and 37. Note that 31 is Com7 and 37 is Com8.



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Thursday, 8 February 2018
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Bren
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3:48 AM

Freddy, don't know your set up, but you are aware Nottingham aerial are mounted vertically?
(Waltham horizontally).
Also there are almost in line were you are I think? Ie 180 degree between the bearings?
I am in Nottingham and have a loft aerial and have used both.

One of the problem I have had is that as they are almost in line I can pick up signals
"through the back" of the aerial even though they are the wrong orientation ie horizontal v vertical.

One issue is the TV may pick of a weak signal of the wrong orientation and store that and the
ignore the good signal when it gets to it depending one how it works.

As it happens I've lost my HD channels BBC1 HD etc.... but from Waltham, I am not sure why
as I get everything else. I never watch them really so not a big problem for me, my TV can't
pick up HD but my recorder and DVB-T2 stick can but neither pick them up, they used to!!

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Bren
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4:13 PM

Oh seems like I was replying to an old post, anyhow I have my HD channel back, I found disconnecting
a device connected to same signal booster helped pick up the missing mux, one I had it I tweak the
aerial to get the best signal, then reconnect the device I removed and managed to ge the HD mux on
that too.

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