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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-4,000W
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-4,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV 1 (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 ITV1 +1 (Anglia east),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C47 (682.0MHz)79mDTG-4,000W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV 1 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

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, Al Jazeera Eng, 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
Monday, 7 January 2013
Dave Lindsay
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3:13 PM

brian: In which case, the new transmitter will probably be particularly of use to those whose aerials point south to one of the BBC South East/ITV Meridian transmitters.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Saturday, 19 January 2013
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joan marsh
4:29 PM
Clacton-on-sea

I have my aerial on the roof of my bungalow, i would like to know why i cannot receive film 4 5* or 5 usa as i view these on sky all the time and want to cancel my sky package.

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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

5:29 PM

joan marsh: Its basically because that your local (less than 1 mile) Clacton station is a PSB only transmitter and does not transmit the commercial channels used by the programmes mentioned.

However, if you cancel your Sky package you will still be able to watch these programmes on your Sky box because a card is not required to be able to view them, you can verify this by removing your Sky card whilst on one of these programmes.

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Dave Lindsay
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5:42 PM

joan marsh: Further to the comment by jb38, it would appear that aerials on your road are pointing at Sudbury rather than the Clacton-on-Sea transmitter, which carries only PSB channels.

You "may" find that a replacement aerial will bring in the COM channels which carry Film 4, 5*, 5 USA and others.

The COM channels don't have as good coverage as the PSBs, so some people are without, or may be able to gain them by adjusting or replacing their aerial.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Saturday, 14 December 2013
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Heath Blair
8:06 PM
Leigh-on-sea

I've lost all signal from both TV Ariel sockets.
Tried plugging 2 different TVs in plugging and unplugging cables, switching on and off and repeatedly retuning to no avail.
Is there a transmitter problem affecting the South Essex area?

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

8:42 PM

Heath Blair: If both TVs are fed from the same aerial then how does the feed cable from the aerial split two ways?

If it's a powered amplifier (booster) then this must be the first thing to suspect. Even if the power light is on, it doesn't mean that the device is functioning normally.

If it's accessible, disconnect the lead coming in from the aerial and connect it directly to one of the leads going out to one of the rooms. Then go to the TV and see if it works.

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Heath Blair
9:57 PM
Leigh-on-sea

There are 2 wall sockets in different rooms, I think they come down from roof a single Ariel on different sides of the house. Tried direct socket plug, bypassing booster, no joy.

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:15 PM

Heath Blair: If what you believe to be a booster is in fact connected to the wall socket in one of the rooms then it might be that it is not a booster but a power supply for a booster which is on the roof, or perhaps in the loft. In such circumstances you haven't disconnected the booster, but just removed its power supply.

If the device has a manufacturer's name and model number on it may allow identification of its purpose.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Sunday, 15 December 2013
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Heath Blair
1:18 PM
Leigh-on-sea

Thanks Dave, the thing that puzzles us is why one portable tv (which is more sensitive to weak signals) lost its signal completely a few days before the main tv. Both tv sockets have electric boosters. In addition I think there is another powered booster in the loft - installed 6 years ago, probably under insulation installed 2 years ago. The house is in a dip in the landscape hence the need for the boosters. Next door neighbour is still receiving a signal. Any other suggestions welcome?

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Dave Lindsay
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2:40 PM

Heath Blair: The advice remains as it was before - that the first thing to suspect is the booster.

A mains powered booster should not be covered with insulation because it will prevent the heat from escaping and is a fire risk. Perhaps it has overheated due to the insulation.

If the boosters in each room were installed to boost the digital signal before switchover, then they can probably be removed now that switchover has happened.

Most aerials on your street are west-facing, to Crystal Palace. There are one or two north-facing aerials, to Rouncefall/Sudbury. Is your neighbour using the same transmitter as you?

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