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The symbol shows the location of the Sutton Coldfield (Birmingham, England) transmitter which serves 1,870,000 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 Sutton Coldfield (Birmingham, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Sutton Coldfield 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
C43 (650.0MHz)433mDTG-200,000W
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1 BBC One (SD) West Midlands, 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 18 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C46 (674.0MHz)433mDTG-200,000W
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3 ITV 1 (SD) (Central (West micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Central west),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C40+ (626.2MHz)433mDTG-200,000W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD Midlands 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
C42 (642.0MHz)433mDTG-8200,000W
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 14 others

COM5
ArqA
 H max
C45 (666.0MHz)433mDTG-8200,000W
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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
C39+ (618.2MHz)433mDTG-8200,000W
Channel icons
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 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 others

LB
 H -13dB
C48 (690.0MHz)433mDTG-1210,000W
Channel icons
from 31st October 2014: 7 Big Centre TV,

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)

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Sutton Coldfield transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 15km south-southwest (200°)
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 15km south-southwest (201°)
to ITV Central (West) region - 65 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (East)

Are there any self-help relays?

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How will the Sutton Coldfield (Birmingham, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20112011-137 Mar 2018
VHFB E TB E TB E TB E K TW T
C4BBCtvwaves
C33com7
C35com8
C36LOCAL2
C39+ArqBArqB
C40BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves+BBCBBBCB
C42SDNSDN
C43ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCABBCA
C45ArqAArqA
C46BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4D3+4
C48_local
C50tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C51tv_offLB
C55tv_offcom7tv_off
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;
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Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 7 Sep 11 and 21 Sep 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 1000kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 200kW
com7(-10.5dB) 89.2kW
com8(-10.7dB) 86kW
LB(-20dB) 10kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-21dB) 8kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Sutton Coldfield transmitter area

Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision†
Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1981Associated TeleVision
Jan 1982-Feb 2004Central Independent 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. Sutton Coldfield 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, 3 September 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

3:23 PM

SUTTON COLDFIELD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:03 today to 10:30 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 10:03 today to 11:43 today. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 4 September 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

12:23 AM

SUTTON COLDFIELD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:03 yesterday to 10:30 yesterday. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 10:03 yesterday to 11:43 yesterday. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 5 September 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:08 AM

SUTTON COLDFIELD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:03 on 03 Sep to 10:30 on 03 Sep. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 10:03 on 03 Sep to 11:43 on 03 Sep. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 12 September 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:07 AM

SUTTON COLDFIELD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 23:52 yesterday to 00:17 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 23:53 yesterday to 00:48 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 13 September 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:07 AM

SUTTON COLDFIELD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 23:52 on 11 Sep to 00:17 yesterday. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 23:53 on 11 Sep to 00:48 yesterday. [BBC]

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Friday, 14 September 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:07 AM

SUTTON COLDFIELD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 23:52 on 11 Sep to 00:17 on 12 Sep. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 23:53 on 11 Sep to 00:48 on 12 Sep. [BBC]

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Thursday, 20 September 2018
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Ray Hart
6:21 PM

You say there's no current problems with transmissions from Sutton Coldfield, you are joking of course. I live on the Kingstanding/Sutton Coldfield boarder, at the moment it's not watchable, It's freezing and going on and of, yesterday was the same.

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Norman D. Landing
7:52 PM

Ray Hart: Of course they are joking! Sutton Coldfield only serves 4.5 MILLION viewers, is monitored 24/7 LIVE remotely by Arqivas control room engineers, has multiple redundancy in equipment, feeds around 35 relay sites, all of which are operating normally, and yet YOU are the only person with a problem...

...so of course its the multi-million pound transmitter and not your cheap antenna, crap coax cable or few hundred quid telly...in the middle of a storm...

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Friday, 21 September 2018
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MikeP
10:20 AM

Ray Hart:

There are NO problems with the Sutton Coldfield transmitter. The most recent work was to the DAB transmitter, not the Freeview one, and that was completed on 12th September.

Please check all your aerial cables and connections. If there are any coaxial plugs/sockets then unplug those and refit them. That will clear any corrosion/oxidation from the conacts - a well known cause of problems such as you report.



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Thursday, 27 September 2018
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Richard
11:09 AM

You need to update: com7 and com8 moved to channels 55 and 56 ages ago. They are still broadcast at low power (why?!) however so those of us far away from the TX have reception difficulties when the weather is bad or there's the wrong kind of snow.

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