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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
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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

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
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),

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
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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

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;
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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
Thursday, 14 April 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:31 AM

NOTTINGHAM UHF transmitter - Freeview - No problems - BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 02:08 yesterday to 03:05 yesterday [BBC]

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Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:25 AM

sophie: Please do a "first time installation" on your Freeview equipment.

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Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:27 AM

Paul: Yes, Lichfield carries Freeview HD until switchover.

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Jonathan
4:53 PM
Newark

I have the same problem as Sophie. Retuning has linked me to Links/Yorks which is crap. How do I get East Midlands back (i.e. Nottingham)? Doing a "first time installation" hasn't helped.

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Mike Dimmick
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

6:17 PM

Jonathan, Sophie: At those postcodes it doesn't look like you can receive signals from Nottingham. It's more likely to be Waltham. The aerial's rods would be going up-and-down for Nottingham and side-to-side for Waltham.

The multiplex that carries ITV1 and C4 has moved from C23 to C31 at Waltham. This happened yesterday morning. There are reports that Mux 2 is not working properly in its new location for some viewers.

I do note that the bearing from your postcodes to Waltham is nearly the same as that to Sandy Heath - it's just a bit further, and over the horizon. It's possible that the power boosts at Sandy Heath are adding enough extra noise to overload the amplifier or tuner, in the right weather conditions. If you have an amplifier/booster, try it without.

Jonathan: The prediction for you shows no usable service on multiplex 1, 2, and A, and poor service on multiplex B, until Waltham switches over in August. There is no prediction for Mux A until October. Belmont is actually a better option for all multiplexes before and after switchover, but you will get the Lincolnshire/Yorkshire news.

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Caitlin
9:39 PM

I'm in the centre of Nottingham and just done a retune - the whole Multiplex with ITV1 and Channel 4 is missing.
Read over some of the advice, tried with and without tv internal booster and external booster and have also just tried the factory reset on the tv.
No change.
I'm in the NG1 postcode and the arial equipment and cables are all uptodate and the TV is't one listed on the issues page.
If this is a widespread issue accross a lot of nottingham doesn't someone have a responsablity to return the service to an acceptable level?

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Jonathan
11:08 PM
Newark

@ Mike - yes you're probably right that it's Waltham rather than Nottingham.

But: "no usable service on multiplex 1, 2, and A, and poor service on multiplex B, until Waltham switches over in August. There is no prediction for Mux A until October."

Gaaahhh! Belmont reception is rubbish where we are. We're right on the edge. So basically that means no watchable ITV channels until August at the earliest?

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Jonathan's 10 posts GB
Friday, 15 April 2011
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jay
7:19 AM
Newark

Same problem as everyone else, lost orb, channel 4 etc, when will someone take some action. I think going forward more like going back I am sick of retuning.

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jay's 3 posts GB
Saturday, 16 April 2011
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dalvir
9:32 AM

Help! We live in Sherwood ( NG5) and have been using the Nottingham transmitter fine. But now we have lost PSB1 - BBC1 etc. NO cbeebies with 2 under 5's is a nightmare!!!
Should I point it at sutton colefiled instead? THanks for any advice.

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