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The symbol shows the location of the Tacolneston (Norfolk, England) transmitter which serves 330,000 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 Tacolneston (Norfolk, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Tacolneston 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
C40- (625.8MHz)263mDTG-3100,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) East, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 15 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C43- (649.8MHz)263mDTG-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, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (Anglia east),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C36 (594.0MHz)263mDTG-6100,000W
Channel icons
72 Shopping Quarter , 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, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H max
C42 (642.0MHz)263mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
 CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 28 ITV2 +1, 31 5STAR, 32 Paramount Network, 41 GREAT! movies action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 55 5SELECT, 57 ITVBe +1, 58 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 73 Drama +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 H max
C45 (666.0MHz)246mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 30 4Music, 35 pick, 39 Quest Red, 42 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 56 Smithsonian Channel, 69 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 82 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H max
C39+ (618.2MHz)246mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
23 Dave ja vu, 26 Yesterday, 33 GREAT! movies, 38 DMAX, 40 CBS Justice, 43 HGTV, 67 CBS Drama, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 others

LNR
 H -10dB
C57 (762.0MHz)263mDTG-1210,000W
Channel icons
7 Mustard,

com7
 H -5.6dB
C55 (746.0MHz)263mDTG-627,400W
Channel icons
 Together TV +1,  Merit, 64 FreeSports, 70 Quest Red +1, 76 Now 70s, 86 More4 +1, 87 PBS America +1, 89 Court TV, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 113 RT HD, 114 Quest HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 2 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)

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

regional news image
BBC Look East (East) 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Norwich NR2 1BH, 16km northeast (37°)
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, 16km northeast (38°)
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?

Gt YarmouthTransposer1 km S town centre30 homes
Lowestoft (2)TransposerRotterdam Rd125 homes

How will the Tacolneston (Norfolk, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-1717 Jul 2018
VHFC/D EC/D EC/D EEE TW TW T
C3BBCtvwaves
C31com7com7
C32_local
C36BBCB
C37com8com8
C39 +ArqB+ArqBArqB
C40BBCA
C42SDNSDNSDNSDN
C43D3+4
C45ArqAArqAArqAArqA
C50tv_off BBCBBBCB
C52tv_offC5wavesC5waves
C55tv_offBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves-BBCA-BBCA-BBCAcom7tv_off
C56tv_offCOM8tv_off
C57tv_offLNRLNR
C59tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves-D3+4-D3+4-D3+4
C62BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCB
C65C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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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 9 Nov 11 and 23 Nov 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
com7(-9.6dB) 27.4kW
com8(-10.2dB) 24kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, LNR(-14dB) 10kW
Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-17dB) 5kW
Analogue 5(-18dB) 4kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Tacolneston 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. Tacolneston 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
Friday, 10 June 2016
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MikeB
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:33 PM

shirley cooper: Talcneston is always problematic, because much of the coastal area has small hills which mask its signal. But looking at that postcode, you can see for yourself that supposed to be getting an excellent signal, and no, the signal strength is constant.

As other have already pointed out, if if you've got problem at the moment, its due to high pressure, which is both perfectly natural and beyond anyone's control. If you've got a problem long term, check your system.

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Saturday, 2 July 2016
D
dale
11:58 AM

why can I get talking pictures on my freeview

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dale
12:01 PM

sorry I should of said why cant I get talking pictures on my free view 81 im nr33df in Norwich my mum can

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Richard Cooper
sentiment_satisfiedGold

2:05 PM
Norwich

dale: Hi, Dale. Talking Pictures on Freeview Channel 81 is one of a group of channels called 'COM7'. These can only be received on a high definition (HD) receiver capable of decoding DVBT2 signals. It sounds to me as if you have a standard definition (SD) tv receiver which picks up and decodes DVBT but not DVBT2 signals, whereas your Mum has a high definition (HD) receiver. This would explain why your Mum can get Talking
Pictures TV and you can't. If you want to get this channel you would need to get a Freeview DVBT2 (HD) set top box to pick up and decode the channel. You'd also need an HDMI lead to connect the box to your tv, assuming it says 'HD Ready' on a label on your tv, otherwise you'd use a SCART lead, but won't get high def pictures using a SCART lead. You can get one of these boxes from Amazon for 43 pounds and an HDMI lead from Cables UK for one pound 99 plus postage/delivery. Hope this all helps, Richard, Norwich. PS I lived at NR3 3DS for a while last year, which must be quite close to NR3 3DF. Generally, the tv reception there was very good indeed.

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MikeB
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

7:37 PM

dale: I've got one of the HD boxes, from Manhattan. Its OK (and came with an HDMI lead), but it does tend to lock up, etc, so you sometimes need to just pull the power lead out to get it to reset. Which is why its 43 pounds!

If your looking for a PVR, they should all be HD these days, and you can kill two birds with one stone.

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Monday, 18 July 2016
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:09 AM

TACOLNESTON transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Wednesday, 31 August 2016
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

2:32 PM

TACOLNESTON transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 10:32 today to 11:20 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 1 September 2016
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:31 AM

TACOLNESTON transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 10:32 yesterday to 11:20 yesterday. [BBC]

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Friday, 2 September 2016
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:31 AM

TACOLNESTON transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 10:32 on 31 Aug to 11:20 on 31 Aug. [BBC]

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Saturday, 17 September 2016
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Richard
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

7:08 PM

Are there problems with Tacolneston HD transmissions?

Since yesterdays storms BBC HD is either very intermittent or missing altogether - again.

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