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The symbol shows the location of the Reigate (Surrey, England) transmitter which serves 70,000 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 Reigate (Surrey, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Reigate 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
C23- (489.8MHz)297mDTG-32,000W
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1 BBC One (SD) London, 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 15 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C26 (514.0MHz)297mDTG-32,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (London), 4 Channel 4 (SD) London ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 London ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (London),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C30 (546.0MHz)297mDTG-62,000W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV London), 104 Channel 4 HD London 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
C21+ (474.2MHz)297mDTG-82,000W
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 Player, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C24 (498.0MHz)300mDTG-82,000W
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 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C27 (522.0MHz)300mDTG-82,000W
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, 91 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 others

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
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview HD channels?


The Reigate (Surrey, 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 Reigate transmitter?

regional news image
BBC London 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London W1A 1AA, 30km north (6°)
to BBC London region - 55 masts.
regional news image
ITV London News 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London WC1X 8XZ, 30km north (9°)
to ITV London region - 55 masts.

How will the Reigate (Surrey, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-1321 Mar 2018
C/D EEEW TA K T
C21+SDNSDN
C23BBCA
C24ArqAArqA
C26D3+4
C27ArqBArqB
C30BBCB
C35_local
C42C5wavesC5waves
C51tv_off_local
C53tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCB
C57tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4
C60tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves-BBCA
C63BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

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 4 Apr 12 and 18 Apr 12.

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

Analogue 1-4 10kW
Analogue 5(-3dB) 5kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 2kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*(-17dB) 200W
Mux C*, Mux D*(-20dB) 100W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Crystal Palace transmitter area

Sep 1955-Jul 1968Associated-Rediffusion†
Sep 1955-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1992Thames†
Jul 1968-Feb 2004London Weekend Television♦
Jan 1993-Feb 2004Carlton†
Feb 2004-Dec 2014ITV plc†
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. Reigate 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, 3 September 2013
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Mr D Stapleton
8:08 PM

My mother lives in Woodhatch, RH27NP, it is a care home. She/they are unable to get BBC1,2 and many other channels on her freeview TV. Also on many channels on her DAB radio, is there a problem.

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Mr D Stapleton's 1 post GB
Friday, 6 September 2013
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

3:31 PM

Mr D Stapleton: If you are using a "common aerial" for the TV then you will need to take it up the matter with the building management.

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Monday, 23 September 2013
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Charles
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

10:56 PM
Crawley

I live in crawley and get my tv transmission from Reigate transmitter and receive a good strong signal. I am curious as to why the new HD channels coming at the beginning of 2014 are available from only the crystal palace transmitter and not the Reigate relay. I spoke to a CAI approved aerial installer and they said there should be no reason why not as it has enough capacity. Will it happen at any time?

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Charles's 29 posts GB
Wednesday, 11 December 2013
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Martin Holland
3:36 PM

I rescanned my freeview channels on my Panasonic PVR. They were all Quality = 10 except Ch26/27 (Film4 etc) which was Quality = 2. Is there a problem with this channel?

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Martin Holland's 8 posts GB
Saturday, 21 December 2013
J
JCS Jackson
3:40 PM

Dear Sir/Madam

When, ever, will the Reigate TV Transmitter broadcast COM 7 ; i.e. Freeview BBC4 HD and or COM 8 signals?

Thank you.

JCS Jackson
01342-842070

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Michael
sentiment_satisfiedGold

4:21 PM

JCS Jackson: Most probably never (or not before the current com7 licence period ends, I think in 2019?).

Also, putting your phone number on the internet is not a good idea...

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Michael's 358 posts GB
Sunday, 26 January 2014
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Charles
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

9:09 PM
Crawley

Despite receiving my signal from the Reigate transmitter in Crawley I managed to manually tune in my TV's to get the additional HD channels broadcast on COM 7 (channel 33 @ 570Mhz). The thing to keep in mind tough is that for me the signal strength goes up and down between 74% and 85% quite a bit where as all Reigate frequencies are 100% all the time.
As I distribute my TV signal downstairs to my TV and to 2 x dual TV tuners for my media center PC I needed to get a TV booster that distributes the signal as using a 3 x splitter was affecting the HD signal strength only interestingly.
Worth keeping mind though that sometimes I do get a broken signal but I would say 90% of the time it is fine for broadcasts on the COM7. It is not perfect but I more than content with it!

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Charles's 29 posts GB
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Charles
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

9:12 PM
Crawley

Forgot to mention above that I am getting my COM7 broadcasts from Crystal Palace.

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Charles's 29 posts GB
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

9:12 PM

Charles: Remember that Crystal Palace broadcasts horizontally and Reigate so vertically. It might be worth adjusting the aerial to point to Crystal Palace.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Monday, 27 January 2014
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Charles
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

11:55 AM
Crawley

Thanks Dave. As I receive my broadcasts from Reigate by default which is vertical and where the signal is also strongest I will leave it as it is.

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