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The symbol shows the location of the Storeton (Wirral, England) transmitter which serves 45,000 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 Storeton (Wirral, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Storeton 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 -5.5dB
C28 (530.0MHz)109mDTG-3560W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) North West, 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 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V -5.5dB
C25 (506.0MHz)109mDTG-3560W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Granada), 4 Channel 4 (SD) North ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Granada),

PSB3
BBCB
 V -5.5dB
C22 (482.0MHz)109mDTG-6560W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Granada), 104 Channel 4 HD North 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 -5.5dB
C23 (490.0MHz)109mDTG-8560W
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 MAX, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 V -5.5dB
C26 (514.0MHz)109mDTG-8560W
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 8 others

COM6
ArqB
 V -5.5dB
C29 (538.0MHz)109mDTG-8560W
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, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 19 others

LL
 V -15.2dB
C30 (546.0MHz)109mDTG-1260W
Channel icons
from 30th June 2014: 7 Bay TV Liverpool,

PSB1
BBCA
 H max
C57 (762.0MHz)109mDTG-32,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) Wales, 2 BBC Two Wales, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C53 (730.0MHz)109mDTG-32,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Granada), 4 Channel 4 (SD) North ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Granada),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C60- (785.8MHz)109mDTG-32,000W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Granada), 104 Channel 4 HD North 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
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 0 Freeview HD channels?


The Storeton (Wirral, 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 Storeton transmitter?

regional news image
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 51km east-northeast (74°)
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
regional news image
ITV Granada Reports 3.1m homes 11.6%
from Salford M50 2EQ, 51km east-northeast (74°)
to ITV Granada region - 80 masts.

How will the Storeton (Wirral, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20092009-132013-182013-1730 Mar 2018
A K TK TK TW TW TW TA K T
C22BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C23SDNSDNSDNSDN
C25ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C26ArqAArqAArqAArqA
C28BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C29ArqBArqBArqBArqB
C30LLLL
C32C4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C39C5wavesC5waves
C53tv_offD3+4D3+4D3+4
C57tv_offBBCABBCABBCA
C60tv_off-BBCB--BBCB--BBCB

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 Nov 09 and 2 Dec 09.

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

Analogue 1-5 2.8kW
PSB1 wa≡, PSB2 wa≡, PSB3 wa≡(-1.5dB) 2kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 560W
LL(-16.7dB) 60W
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-17dB) 56W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Winter Hill transmitter area

May 1956-Jul 1968Granada Television†
May 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Feb 2004Granada 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. Storeton 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, 10 July 2012
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john cassidy
2:30 PM
Wallasey

loft ariel

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jb38
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4:56 PM

Colin Hill: If the 100% signal and quality are showing on two separate bars then this is not really an ideal level to be running at, as any further increases (caused by signal reflections etc) is liable to result in the tuner being slightly overloaded, the symptoms of being exactly the same as would be experienced with a weak signal

Your local transmitter is indicated as being Storeton @ 6 miles / 257 degrees with the aerial being mounted vertically, but I notice that there seems to be a level of uncertainty in your area as to where the best signal is from, as some aerials are facing Storeton and others Winter Hill, but should it be Storeton then you have to beware of the fact that the signal "might" be a little too high even although the transmitter is only rated with an ERP of 560 watts, and so whilst on the BBC mux take the aerial out and try a test with either a set top aerial or a short piece of wire (two or three feet long ) and see if any picture of sorts is obtained.

Of course this test is not necessary if you are using a signal booster, as just try by-passing the booster.

You could also double check that the BBC mux is from Storeton on mux channel 26 (Winter Hill being 28) as its not entirely impossible for Winter hills BBC to have been stored during an auto-tune if Storeton's BBC was down slightly at the time, the mux channel number of the transmitter being seen associated with the signal levels on the check screen.

It may well prove that it isnt an excessive signal level that's causing the problem, but the possibility of has to be eliminated.


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Saturday, 14 July 2012
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Robert Lee
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6:35 AM

Briantist - Now that S4C have announced that they are to drop HD from the end of this year, any word as to what the spare slot will be used for?

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Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

1:43 PM

Robert Lee: If you don't see Channel 4 HD I would be very surprised. But I suspect that someone will have to decide this Officially.

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jb38
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2:33 PM

Briantist: Fully realising that you are a very busy person by having to constantly keep the wealth of information on the site up to date, but I would really appreciate if you could find a time slot to have a check at the feed used to enable access to site via Twitter, as the listings have not been updated since July 5th.

Many thanks in advance.

Regards jb.

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Friday, 20 July 2012
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Colin Hill
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

1:45 AM
Liverpool

I checked and BBC was on K28. I retuned and it was still on K28!
I did a manual tune for K26 and all I got were the likes of E4+1, Dave, Pick TV, Really, Challenge and a number of adult programs.
I do also pick up BBC from Moel y Park.
The aerial is pointing to Storeton (I have a second aerial for another set/room that points to Winter Hill.
I'm a little confused as this page seems to say Storeton should be 28 for BBC - or am I misreading something?
According to this list (above these postings) I am getting the correct things - BBC on 28 and Dave etc on 26?
I think I must be misunderstanding something here.
Same results with/without signal booster and only when it rains. It's fine in dry weather.
Thanks for you patience

Colin Hill

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Monday, 13 August 2012
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Colin Hill
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

11:30 PM
Liverpool

Well, it's still doing the same thing. Losing the one mux when it rains!
Must be water getting into the connection but why only the one mux? Same signal strength and quality on all the others regardless of weather. Most odd.
Good job it was dry for the Olympics.
Colin Hill

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Mark Fletcher
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11:57 PM
Halifax

Chris Jones.Preston,Lancashire.
Saturday 25 June 2011,12.51pm.
Im sure there are a lot of Welsh viewers in Wales/Cymru who dont want "foreign" programming from England,relating to England alone and concerning England alone to the decent Welsh population of Wales/Cymru as a whole.
Live and let live !

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Tuesday, 14 August 2012
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jb38
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7:32 AM

Colin Hill: On checking back on a reply I made to you on July 10th I notice an error in the channel numbers given in my reply concerning Storeton's and Winter Hill's BBC mux numbers, and I therefore apologise for any confusion caused by this error as what you found on checking "is" correct as Storeton's BBC is Ch28 and with Winter Hill being on Ch62.

However as far as the possibility of your problem of one mux dropping being caused by water contamination in the aerial connection, odd things like that are not exactly unheard of but have you tried a test with either a set top aerial or alternatively a short piece of wire connected into the aerial socket? as if on that test you managed to get a picture of sorts on all muxes but still not on the one that drops when on the proper aerial, then that would exclude anything connected with your installation as being the cause of the problem.

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Tuesday, 11 September 2012
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Colin Hill
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11:48 PM
Liverpool

Colin Hill:

The indoor aerial picked up nothing at all on anything.
I used a different make of box (HD box usually in the bedroom) and connected it up and it got the signal fine on DTV (while the usual setup was getting a very poor signal in both strength and quality).
The original setup has a recorder in the loop so may be either the older digibox or the recorder - or maybe the connections between them that must be causing the problems?

No idea why it should only affect the one mux why only when it rains though!
At least I know what the weather is!
Thanks for the help. Hopefully it will be OK now. Wish I could make sense of it though.

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