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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, 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-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, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Anglia east),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C36 (594.0MHz)263mDTG-6100,000W
Channel icons
73 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, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 42 GREAT! movies action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 56 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 60 ITV4 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 74 Drama +1, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 16 others

COM5
ArqA
 H max
C45 (666.0MHz)246mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 4Music, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 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
25 Dave ja vu, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 41 CBS Justice, 44 HGTV, 68 CBS Drama, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 17 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,  Court TV, 65 FreeSports, 71 Quest Red +1, 76 Now 70s, 86 More4 +1, 87 PBS America +1, 91 That's 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-80s1984-971997-981998-20112011-131 May 132013-1717 Jul 2018
VHFC/D EC/D EC/D EEE TW TW T
C3BBCtvwaves
C31com7com7
C32_local
C36BBCB
C37com8com8
C39 ArqBArqBArqB
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
Sunday, 13 January 2019
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john Clark
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

9:05 PM

Hardy & Mike,
Many thanks

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Monday, 14 January 2019
MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:57 AM

Hardy:

Please note that if replacing a Sky Q box with another satellite receiver then a new LNB is required. Sky changed the way the command signals are sent so they can have different options in Sky Q but 'normal' satellite receivers do not send the commands in the same as Sky Q. They use the traditional command system.



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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB
Tuesday, 22 January 2019
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John
1:30 PM

Signal strength on all channels reduced so that sound level has to be increased from 14 to 24 on both TV sets.
Sound in the evening has to be increased to 50+ & at this level is unclear. I have noticed that HD channels
have tor some time had variable signal strengths from 40 to 100 & bit errors from 0 to 2000 & also shown
no signal normally in the evening. I have stopped recording in HD as it has become increasingly likely that all it will show is No Signal. Today it has gone one better in that nearly all HD channels show No signal at mid-day.
Checks show 0 signal strength & 2000 bit error rate. A retune only confirmed that 26 channels were no longer available & I cannot of course get them back unless they start transmitting again. I have tried different ariels & a new booster but to no avail. My other TV is just about hanging on to HD channels with a 46 signal rating , at least at midday. Until 2/3 weeks ago I had no problem with any channel. Are there any plans to return to the signal strengths of a short time ago ? John

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Hardy
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

3:17 PM

John there is clearly A problem with your aerial , cable or aerial amplifier. The transmitted signal has not been reduced recently . Reception is still good here on the north Norfolk coast . Another possibility is interference from a source such as a new phone transmitter ,It helps if we know your town or preferably post code.

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Hardy's 137 posts GB
Saturday, 26 January 2019
J
John
11:45 AM

Tacolneston signals on frequencies on 746000 & 754000 are very poor & erratic . They pixlelate morning ,noon ,& evening with frequent ' No Signal' when 0 signal strength & 2000 bit error is reached. All other frequencies show 100% signal & 0 bit error at the same time except for 762000 which has a 92% signal & 0 bit error.
I have tried new Ariel & Booster & other TV's but to no avail. Could someone please suggest what else I may try. The problem is recent over the last 2/3 weeks. The only general problem is that the level of sound has diminished across all channels . Normally the sound would have been set to 14 in the morning rising to 16 in the evening. At present it is 18 am & 50+ pm. Advice on these problems would be appreciated.
John

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MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

5:14 PM

John:

Please provide a full post code so we can look at the expected reception at your location.

If you have 100% signal strength then you have too much signal and that will cause several problems. So that could be the root cause of your problems.

There is no fault reported for the Tacolnston transmiitter and no other viewers are reporting any problems.

The recent high pressure over much of the UK could have caused problems but that has largely moved away and there would have been nothing anybody could have done about the prerfectly natural phenomenon anyway.



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Hardy
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8:48 PM

John two of the channels you mention have been reduced in power . But that was last year .Not recently .the other channel is not now used by Tacolneston. Perhaps you are getting signals from another transmitter . If you were getting good reception until recently that suggests that there is minor fault reducing reception such as rain in a connection. Obviously a small reduction in sensitivity will knock out the weakest channels.

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Hardy's 137 posts GB
Sunday, 24 February 2019
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gary willis
8:01 PM

why do I loose all tv about 1900 every night, ive had a new aerial and cable fitted but still I loose all tv on all my sets at home

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Hardy
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9:08 PM

Gary . That's likely to be interference . Ideally we need a post code so we can check if you should have good reception xx

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Monday, 25 February 2019
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E.D. Gooderham
11:44 AM

I am having problems the last 24hours getting `no signal` display on all stations and break up in between. It mainly started last evening about 9pm when all channels went off and repeated this morning although back on now 11.45 am. My neighbour similarly affected also from Tacolneston.Writing this on Monday 25 Feb

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