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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-100,000W
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
C43- (649.8MHz)263mDTG-100,000W
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
C46 (674.0MHz)263mDTG-100,000W
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
C42 (642.0MHz)263mDTG-8100,000W
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 Player, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 H max
C45 (666.0MHz)246mDTG-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
C39+ (618.2MHz)246mDTG-8100,000W
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

LNR
 H -10dB
C32 (562.0MHz)263mDTG-1210,000W
Channel icons
7 Mustard,

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
C37com8com8
C39 +ArqB+ArqBArqB
C40BBCA
C42SDNSDNSDNSDN
C43D3+4
C45ArqAArqAArqAArqA
C46BBCB
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;
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 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
Tuesday, 3 April 2018
H
hardy
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

10:28 AM

I think that the reduction of UHF channel space will mean that a good service will be available if you live say within 30 miles of a transmitter . I agree that for problem areas freesat is looking like the best solution . Especially as all the same channels as freeview (plus some extra) are now available.

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hardy's 137 posts GB
Wednesday, 4 April 2018
P
Pete
9:40 PM

I have an odd problem. On my QLED Samsung, When selecting a program on BBC4, it tells me there is a simulcast on BBC4HD ch 106 but then says there is no signal. Just selecting 106 Says no signal
Other HD channels fine

My Panasonic displays BBC 4 HD on 106 perfectly. Both sets recently retuned, both on the same aerial.

Any thoughts

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Pete's 12 posts GB
Friday, 6 April 2018
H
hardy
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

9:58 PM

some tvs are less sensitive than others . Now that BBC4 HD including otherCOM8 channels has moved to UHF channel 56 at the present time it is harder to receive . I can get it on a roof top aerial but not on a lower aerial on the conservatory.
Apparently the plan is to move com7 and com 8 to UHF55 and 56 respectively in the next few years .

Ironically because many other transmitters will simultaneously transmit the same signal on 55 and 56 these channels will then become the strongest (At least in the north Norfolk area) !

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hardy's 137 posts GB
Sunday, 22 April 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:07 PM

TACOLNESTON transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 17:48 today to 19:30 today. [BBC]

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Monday, 23 April 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:07 AM

TACOLNESTON transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 17:48 yesterday to 19:30 yesterday. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 24 April 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:07 AM

TACOLNESTON transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 17:48 on 22 Apr to 19:30 on 22 Apr. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018
T
Terry
3:34 PM

I cannot manually retune my new HumxFVP-4000T to channel 59 but receive all the channels on my TV direct running on the same aerial - why?

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Terry's 1 post GB
Thursday, 17 May 2018
MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

6:37 PM

Terry:

Check the User Manual for how to manually tune it to the wanted channels. There is no known technical reason why you can't get it tuned to channel 59 as they will tune to everything between 21 and 68 - but there are not signals present on all those channels. Check that you are trying to tune to the correct channels for the transmitter that serves you. Outting your full post code into either this website or Digital UK - Coverage checker will show yopu all the channels available at your location.



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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB
Saturday, 19 May 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:28 AM

TACOLNESTON transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 09:00 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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3:28 PM

TACOLNESTON transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 09:00 today to 10:56 today. [BBC]

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