Full Freeview on the Sandy Heath (Central Bedfordshire, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Sandy Heath (Central Bedfordshire, England) transmitter which serves 920,000 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Sandy Heath (Central Bedfordshire, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Sandy Heath 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.
1 BBC One (SD) Cambridge, 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 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC Norfolk (BBC local radio), 720 BBC Three Counties (BBC local radio), 722 BBC Cambridge (BBC local radio), 734 BBC Northampton (BBC local radio),
3 ITV (SD) (Anglia (West 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),
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 66 TBN UK,
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 MAX, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others Create and Craft, Racing TV, Kiss Chat & Date, Proud Dating, ADULT Xpanded2, 16 QVC, 22 TJC, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 On Demand 365, 269 Arise News, 670 ADULT Section (start), 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
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 8 others 45 Gems TV, 85 CRAFT EXTRA , 673 ADULT smileTV3, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
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, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 19 others ADULT smileTV2, ADULT Studio 66, 37 QVC Beauty, 38 QVC Style, 51 Ideal World, 72 Jewellery Maker, 206 Pop, 674 ADULT Babestn, 678 Xpanded TV, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 KISS, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 Greatest Hits Radio, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio,
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)
Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Sandy Heath transmitter?
BBC Look East (West) 1.0m homes 3.7%
from Cambridge CB4 0WZ, 29km east-northeast (66°)
to BBC Cambridge region - 4 masts.
70% of BBC East (East) and BBC East (West) is shared output
How will the Sandy Heath (Central Bedfordshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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?
|BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-7.4dB) 180kW|
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB||(-7.7dB) 170kW|
|Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*||(-17dB) 20kW|
|Analogue 5||(-20dB) 10kW|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Sandy Heath transmitter area
if the transmitter is down and i cannot get any tv. does that mean i can have a refund on my tv licence as i am not getting what i have paid for?
also digital isnt as good as analogue as if there is a storm there is a problem with signal!
this is not being rude or disrespectful just asking a fairly sensible question.
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joe: First, check that your box or TV can properly handle 8K mode. If it can't, it may have picked off-beam transmissions from Crystal Palace rather than the desired ones from Sandy Heath, when you retuned at switchover. The signals from Crystal Palace could still be strong enough to pick up, but a lot closer to the 'cliff edge', meaning they come and go. There is a list of some equipment known not to work at http://www.digitaluk.co.u…ment .
At present, Mux C at Sandy Heath is still using its pre-switchover 2K mode. Crystal Palace - which switches next April - is still broadcasting everything in 2K mode.
Some boxes will store the first channels they find when scanning, starting at C21 and working their way up, so it could still store Crystal Palace in preference to Sandy Heath. In this case, usually the other set(s) found is/are stored somewhere else in the programme guide - often at channel 800 and up.
Check the frequencies that the box shows for each channel group at the top of the page - this is often in the tuning menu or in System Status. If it says 25 for BBC One, 22 for ITV1, 28 for BBC Four/CBeebies then it's using Crystal Palace. You should do a full reset with the aerial unplugged, to clear all stored channels, then manually tune on C24 and C27 for BBC and ITV. If the box won't detect anything on those channels, try without the amplifier. If it still won't, it may not be able to handle 8K mode at all.
I would strongly recommend you don't try to change your roof-top aerial yourself. If you do require a high-gain aerial - and the prediction suggests that you won't, once all changes are finally complete (9 May next year, unfortunately) - a grouped aerial will be smaller for the same amount of gain. Those tri-booms are, frankly, overkill for most people.
If it's definitely tuning into Sandy Heath, the problem could easily be that water has got into the cables or outdoor connections - this affects the highest frequencies first and worst. ArqB is way up at C67 at present, and Mux A/SDN is shown as the lowest probability of reliable reception at your postcode, for now.
As you can see, it's not a simple answer, and professional assistance might get the problem sorted out sooner.
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fair enough, but if you don't ask as they say.
so can i ask how i can watch the tv i require whilst engeneering in progress?
on the railways they have buses in when they have engineering so no backup transmitter?
prehaps they real reason for riot was that there was no tv in tottenham haha...
just joking of course, unfortunately i can't watch the news so i don't know.
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So there will be a need to retune for Sandy Heath...
31 Aug 2011
15 Sep 2011
23 Nov 2011
09 May 2012?
And the final National retune day is?
Oh, and I saw somewhere, but can't find it, at what date do the rest of the Mux's go high power? I get enough RF down the co-ax to split/2 and then split/4, except I'm still having to use an amp for the lower power mux's, as they are borderline.
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