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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, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Anglia east),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C36 (594.0MHz)263mDTG-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
C42 (642.0MHz)263mDTG-8100,000W
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
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
 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

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


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;
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
Saturday, 27 April 2019
MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:06 AM

Teresa Marshall:

The Digital UK Coverage Checker, at Coverage Checker - Detailed View shows that you are only 18 km from the Tacolnston transmitter and that you should have excellent reception. At that distance it is unlikely that you actually need an aerial amplifier so you may have too much signal. Your first step should be to check all the aerial cables and connections, unplugging all the coaxial plugs/sockets and refitting them. Then you should check that you are tuned to the correct channels, shown on the linked page above, and look at the received signal strength. It needs to be between 60% and 85%, any lower or higher will cause the pixilation your are experiencing. If the signa strength is higher than 85% then remove the amplifier and check again.

Incidentally, there is no such thing as a 'digital' aerial, all aerials designed for UHF TV reception are suitable for both analogue and digital reception, the nature of the modulation does not affect the reception in any way.

The other factor to check is whether the problem occurs at a set time of day, in which case it could well be some device operating on a clock/timer system. Also check whether there are any taxi operators nearby, their communications are often the source of interference.



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Sunday, 28 April 2019
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Hardy
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

9:40 PM

Teresa .you Don't need a booster . But you do need a good splitter to drive 3 tvs from one aerial. Or is this what you're calling a 'booster' ?

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Monday, 13 May 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:09 PM

TACOLNESTON transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 14:41 today to 15:22 today. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 14 May 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

TACOLNESTON transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 14:41 yesterday to 15:22 yesterday. [BBC]

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John Morgan
10:18 AM

TV went down about 22.20 last night (Mon 13 May) with message No signal. Please check your antennae connection. This morning my YouView service' still not working, showing same message, but now apparently (only) offering weird range of just seven new channels eg Pop Max, That's TV, Tiny Pop, Movies for Men etc

Can you help please?

I live in Cromer, North Norfolk, and have a Sony Bravia 55 set, about two years old

Thank you

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2:09 PM

TACOLNESTON transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 14:41 yesterday to 15:22 yesterday. FM: Radio 4 FM Weak Signal from 10:56 today. [BBC]

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5:09 PM

TACOLNESTON transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 14:41 yesterday to 15:22 yesterday. FM: Radio 4 FM Weak Signal from 10:56 today to 12:24 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 15 May 2019
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5:09 AM

TACOLNESTON transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 14:41 on 13 May to 15:22 on 13 May. FM: Radio 4 FM Weak Signal from 10:56 yesterday to 12:24 yesterday. [BBC]

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Thursday, 16 May 2019
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5:09 AM

TACOLNESTON transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 14:41 on 13 May to 15:22 on 13 May. FM: Radio 4 FM Weak Signal from 10:56 on 14 May to 12:24 on 14 May. [BBC]

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Saturday, 18 May 2019
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Hardy
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

7:37 PM

John Morgan ....pop max is on a relatively weak channel so I think your aerial system is probably ok. I would try a full retune .

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