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The symbol shows the location of the Rouncefall (new) (Essex, England) transmitter. 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 Rouncefall (new) (Essex, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Rouncefall (new) 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
 H max
C44 (658.0MHz)79mDTG-34,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) East, 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
 H max
C41 (634.0MHz)79mDTG-34,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Anglia (East micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Anglia east),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C47 (682.0MHz)79mDTG-64,000W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 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
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 43 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Rouncefall (new) (Essex, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, Pop Player, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's TV (UK), Together TV, W, Yesterday +1.

If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Rouncefall (new) transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look East (East) 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Norwich NR2 1BH, 121km north-northeast (17°)
to BBC East region - 27 masts.
70% of BBC East (East) and BBC East (West) is shared output
regional news image
ITV Anglia News 0.8m homes 3.2%
from NORWICH NR1 3JG, 121km north-northeast (18°)
to ITV Anglia (East) region - 26 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Anglia (West)

How will the Rouncefall (new) (Essex, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-131 Aug 2018
A B C/D E K T VHFA B C/D E K T VHFA B C/D E K T VHFB E K TW T
C29SDN
C31ArqA
C37ArqB
C41D3+4D3+4
C44BBCABBCA
C47BBCBBBCB
C56tv_offCOM8tv_off

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 6 Jul 11 and 20 Jul 11.

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

BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 4kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Sudbury transmitter area

Oct 1959-Feb 2004Anglia 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. Rouncefall (new) 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
Sunday, 28 August 2016
Transmitter engineering
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5:31 AM

ROUNCEFALL (NEW) transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 16:59 on 26 Aug to 05:59 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 16:59 on 26 Aug to 05:59 yesterday. [BBC]

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Monday, 29 August 2016
Transmitter engineering
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5:31 AM

ROUNCEFALL (NEW) transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 16:59 on 26 Aug to 05:59 on 27 Aug, HD Digital TV Off Air from 16:59 on 26 Aug to 05:59 on 27 Aug. [BBC]

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Thursday, 1 September 2016
Transmitter engineering
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5:31 AM

ROUNCEFALL (NEW) transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 01:56 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 01:56 today. [BBC]

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11:31 AM

ROUNCEFALL (NEW) transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 01:56 today to 09:41 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 01:56 today to 09:41 today. [BBC]

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Friday, 2 September 2016
Transmitter engineering
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5:31 AM

ROUNCEFALL (NEW) transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 01:56 yesterday to 09:41 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 01:56 yesterday to 09:41 yesterday. [BBC]

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Saturday, 3 September 2016
Transmitter engineering
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5:31 AM

ROUNCEFALL (NEW) transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 01:56 on 01 Sep to 09:41 on 01 Sep, HD Digital TV Off Air from 01:56 on 01 Sep to 09:41 on 01 Sep. [BBC]

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Monday, 19 September 2016
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John Stone
3:26 PM
Hockley

Over the last few weeks the Rouncefall transmitter has been off air for engineering work, when it goes off I thought I would be able to receive BBC, ITV etc from Sudbury were I receive everything else from from but there's nothing. My aerial is pointing to Sudbury and all channels are 60% strength and 100% quality.
Rouncefall is only 2km away and the signal strength is 100%. As Rouncefall and Sudbury transmit on the same frequency as I said I thought I would receive something from Sudbury. If that all makes sense? My post code is SS5 4JN, both Rouncefall and Sudbury are just east of north from me.
John

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Richard Cooper
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5:16 PM

John Stone: Hi, John. According to Digital UK, you should indeed be able to receive Freeview from the Sudbury transmitter, but do remember that the Sudbury transmitter is not in the town itself, but is at a site a few miles South-East of the town in-between Little Cornard and Bures. I would also inform you that your tv receiver needs to be 'informed' ( i.e. 'told') that you are trying to receive from a different transmitter and so if you wish to receive from Sudbury, you need your tv receiver to forget about Rouncefall, which means carrying out two full re-tune procedures, the first with your aerial lead disconnected altogether, so the tv forgets Rouncefall and then the second re-tune with your aerial lead reconnected. Both re-tunes should be of the 'first-time installation' type. Bearing in mind that the Sudbury transmitter isn't in Sudbury itself, you may also need to rotate your aerial a little to ensure you're aligned on to the Sudbury transmitter when trying to receive from it. Hope this information will help, Richard, Norwich.

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6:10 PM

Richard Cooper: Sudbury and Rouncefall form a single frequency network (SFN) where the PSB multiplexes are broadcast on the same frequencies in synchronisation from both sites, this is in order to improve coverage in areas that did not get good reception from Sudbury after digitial switch over a few years ago. Therefore retuning will make no difference as John is already receiving a combined signal from both Rouncefall and Sudbury.

John Stone: A signal strength of 100% is too high and can be overloading the tune. Take a look at the article titled "Too much of a good thing" on this website.

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Richard Cooper
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9:13 PM

StevensOnln1: Thank you for correcting me on the misinformation I gave to the viewer who said that he was wishing to receive Sudbury when Rouncefall was undergoing engineering works. Hopefully, he will see your post, although I shouldn't imagine that he'd cause any permanent material damage with retunes apart from losing any favourites and/or stored recording times, etc. Thanks, again though StevensOnln1, because I don't like giving people incorrect information! Richard, N'ch.

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