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The symbol shows the location of the Sudbury (Suffolk, England) transmitter which serves 440,000 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 Sudbury (Suffolk, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Sudbury 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
 H max
C44 (658.0MHz)229mDTG-3100,000W
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)229mDTG-3100,000W
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)229mDTG-6100,000W
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

COM4
SDN
 H max
C29 (538.0MHz)186mDTG-3100,000W
Channel icons
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
 H max
C31- (553.8MHz)228mDTG-8100,000W
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 8 others

COM6
ArqB
 H max
C37 (602.0MHz)228mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
 FreeSports, 12 Quest, 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

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 Sudbury (Suffolk, 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 Sudbury transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look East (East) 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Norwich NR2 1BH, 77km north-northeast (24°)
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, 78km north-northeast (24°)
to ITV Anglia (East) region - 26 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Anglia (West)

Are there any self-help relays?

Felixstowe WestTransposer1000 homes +1000 or more homes due to expansion of affected area?
WithamTransposer14 km NE Chelmsford.118 homes

How will the Sudbury (Suffolk, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-131 Aug 2018
B E TB E TB E TE TK T
C29SDN
C31ArqA
C35C5wavesC5waves
C37ArqB
C41ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4
C44BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C47C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCB
C51tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C56tv_offArqB
C58tv_offSDN
C60tv_off-ArqA

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?

Analogue 1-4 250kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-4dB) 100kW
Analogue 5(-7dB) 50kW
Mux 2*(-14.9dB) 8.1kW
Mux B*(-15.2dB) 7.5kW
Mux 1*(-15.5dB) 7kW
Mux A*(-17dB) 5kW
Mux C*(-22.2dB) 1.5kW
Mux D*(-23.6dB) 1.1kW

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. Sudbury 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
Saturday, 15 October 2011
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Mike Dimmick
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

7:32 AM

David Rose: At that postcode, this change probably won't give you any more channels. The multiplex carrying Film4, ITV4, Yesterday (ArqB in the list above) moves to a different channel to get out of the way of Tacolneston's switchover; the power level remains the same. If you already get those channels, you will need to retune to keep them. The higher frequency used travels less well, so it's possible that, if your reception of them is a bit marginal, you could lose them or they become less reliable.

The final move is on 27 June 2012, after which Digital UK offer a prediction of 'good' for the SDN and ArqA multiplexes and 'variable' for ArqB. The final channels cannot be used yet as they are still in use at the Dover and Bluebell Hill transmitters.

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB
Tuesday, 25 October 2011
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mrskaye
9:52 PM
Maldon

I live in a small village just outside Maldon,Essex. My external ariel is no good. I have been told to get a Neostar transmitter (inside ariel) Does anyone know if this will work in my area?

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mrskaye's 1 post GB
Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

7:50 AM

mrskaye: If you want reliable digital television, you need to use Freesat. This will supply you with more channels than Freeview Light will provide for you in late June 2012.

Today, you will get no Freeview service at all, do not waste your money on any more aerials.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Tuesday, 8 November 2011
D
DaveP
12:30 PM
Rochford

Hi.
I live in the SS4 3RZ postcode about 1 mile from the Rouncefell relay transmitter and have a roof top aerial pointed at Sudbury. I watch the Anglia region programmes.
Prior to the digital switchover in June/July I received all the Freeview channels without any problems.
Since the switchover Skynews has become a problem with one set able to receive it and two others not able.
Will the signal strength for this be increased by any of the future changes or have I got to change my aerial?

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DaveP's 1 post GB
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

2:22 PM

DaveP: Yes, the signals will improve on 27th June 2012. You do not need to do anything to your aerial.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Thursday, 10 November 2011
A
andyboy
4:18 PM
Benfleet

hi andyboy just of late iam geting all channels 100% itv bbc is thant good can you tel please will have retun on the 16th of nov or not got a a hd box on monday i can not see the hd channls iam takeing back toargos soon if i do no joy ps keep up the goodwork to all

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andyboy's 14 posts GB
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:51 PM

andyboy: I suspect your aerial is not pointing at Sudbury, but another transmitter. If you want Freeview HD today, you need to ensure you are using the correct trasmitter.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Monday, 14 November 2011
lisa
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

9:18 AM

Does anyone know what the re-tune event is for on 16th November? And will it affect me if I am getting my signal from Rouncefall rather than from Sudbury direct?

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lisa's 28 posts GB
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:54 AM
Doncaster

lisa: No, it will not affect Rouncefall broadcasts.

Sudbury's retune is because one of the commercial multiplexes is moving frequency: ArqB which carries Film4, ITV4, Yesterday and others.

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Mike Dimmick
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

4:35 PM

lisa: It's very hard to say that you're 'on' Sudbury or Rouncefall, both have quite a large area of influence and the overlap area is large. If you do get ArqB on C50 now - the channels that Dave listed - you will lose them on Wednesday and will have to retune to get them back. If you don't get them now, you *might* get them by retuning on Wednesday. However, it remains on lower power, so you're still not predicted to get them (if you're still at the address you were before).

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