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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
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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 (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)229mDTG-6100,000W
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

COM4
SDN
 H max
C29 (538.0MHz)186mDTG-3100,000W
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 Player, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 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 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H max
C37 (602.0MHz)228mDTG-8100,000W
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, 91 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 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
Monday, 14 November 2011
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Mike Dimmick
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

4:54 PM

lisa: As for *why* it's moving frequency: it's to give up C50 for Tacolneston to use from next week. The planned final home for this multiplex is C56, but this can't be used yet because Dover is still using it. There is another retune on 27 June 2012, the same day as stage 2 of Dover's switchover, when Sudbury's commercial multiplexes will all move to their final channels and power levels.

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lisa
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

5:20 PM

Okay. Thanks for all the info!

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lisa's 28 posts GB
Tuesday, 15 November 2011
Heinz
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

1:59 PM
Colchester

Remember that the temporary move of ArqB from UHF 50 to UHF 63 on 16-11-11 will also involve a doubling of its (very low) power from 1.1kW to 2.2kW.

That may make it available to more viewers but the shift up the band may also take it past the reception capabilitries of some aerials.

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Heinz's 25 posts GB
Wednesday, 16 November 2011
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Heinz
6:56 AM

Damn! I wish I hadn't written that second paragraph.

Guess what's happened to my terrestrial reception.

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Dale
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

9:26 AM
Ipswich

All seems to have gone pear-shaped with the move from Ch 50 to Ch 63. I have always had all channels here with quality at least 6 out of 10, even when all were on low power before switch-over, but today ARQB on Ch 63 is giving me Quality 1 out of 10. My Panasonic PVR just about copes, my LG TV tunes in but picture is totally broken up, and my cheapo Tesco TV won't tune in that Mux.
I had a wide-band aerial installed 3 years ago, so this should not be an out-of-band aerial problem. Removed signal amp back in July. Yesterday all ARQB (Ch 50) channels were fine with quality 9 out of 10.
Anyone got any ideas?
IP2 9XY.

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:02 AM

Dale: See:

Single frequency interference | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice

Could it be your Panasonic PVR (or some other box) that has a modulator in (thus sending out a signal on an RF channel)?

If one device works, then I would be inclined to take the others to the same aerial outlet and connect them up and see if they will pick up the same channels. When doing so, I wouldn't have it looped through the PVR, just incase it is this that is causing the problem. (DN31NJ)

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Hollzjw
11:48 AM
Sudbury

Hi,
Ive got a similar problem to Dale, I live very near to the Sudbury transmitter co10 9dz, this morning I could not get film 4, so I retuned my digi box, now I realise I can't get film 4, yesterday, itv 4 etc they don't even show up at all. Can you tell me why this is, as yesterday I got all these channels. I realise arqb is changing from channel 50 to 63 but is this the reason for losing the channels and is there a way of getting them back?

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Russ
11:56 AM

I live in Wivenhoe Essex and my rather large aerial is pointed at Sudbury transmitter. Film4, ITV4, Russia Today etc. on multiplex ArqB failed in the early hours of 16/11/11. I powered off/on my Humax Freeview PVR to reboot it, and then re-scanned. Still no Film4 and ITV4 etc. Can anyone advise why I no longer receive ArqB? I have have not had signal problems before 16/11/11.

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Russ
12:02 PM

I live in Wivenhoe Essex and my rather large aerial is pointed at Sudbury transmitter. Film4, ITV4, Russia Today etc. on multiplex ArqB failed in the early hours of 16/11/11. I powered off/on my Humax Freeview PVR to reboot it, and then re-scanned. Still no Film4 and ITV4 etc. Can anyone advise why I no longer receive ArqB? I have had no signal problems before 16/11/11.

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KMJ,Derby
sentiment_satisfiedGold

12:04 PM

Russ: Mux ArqB from Sudbury is now transmitted on C63. You will need to do a factory reset to erase the memory of the channels on the old frequency before rescanning, or alternatively delete the channels on Mux ArqB from your channel list then do a manual tune on C63.

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