Full Freeview on the Tacolneston (Norfolk, England) transmitter
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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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Tacolneston (Norfolk, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Tacolneston transmitter broadcast?If you have any kind of Freeview fault, follow this Freeview reset procedure first.
Digital television services are broadcast on a multiplexes (or Mux) where many stations occupy a single broadcast frequency, as shown below.
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 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC Norfolk (BBC local radio), 720 BBC Suffolk (BBC local radio), 722 BBC Cambridge (BBC local radio), 734 BBC Essex (BBC local radio),
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),
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 66 TBN UK,
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 Create and Craft, Racing TV, Kiss Chat & Date, Proud Dating, ADULT Xpanded2, 16 QVC, 22 TJC, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 On Demand 365, 269 Arise News, 670 ADULT Section (start), 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
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 45 Gems TV, 85 Create & Craft, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 678 Xpanded TV, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
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 ADULT smileTV2, ADULT Studio 66, 37 QVC Beauty, 38 QVC Style, 51 Ideal World, 72 Jewellery Maker, 206 Pop, 674 ADULT Babestn, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 KISS, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 Greatest Hits Radio, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio,
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?
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
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?
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How will the Tacolneston (Norfolk, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
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?
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-4dB) 100kW|
|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
If you mean, when I go to the Humax box, do the programme listings for channels 101/102 etc still exist, the answer is yes.
But I can't get these programme channels 101/102 etc on TV or Humax.
Would it be best to wait for weather change before re-tuning TV?
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Do NOT retune, it serves no purpose whatsoever. You are correctly tuned at present. if you retune when you have no signal (or very weak or badly pixellated) on most devices it will just clear the correct tuning.
I'm afraid it's a case of sit it out. I assume you must be in a location that does not have the strongest of signals but need a full postcode to look at the predicted reception in your locale.
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I can't normally tell whether it's weather or the transmitter as I'm not at your locale or aware of what your normal signal strength readings and quality or error count readings are for each of the mulitplexes.
For future reference, when things are "back to normal", make a note of the typical signal strength and quality or error counts figures for each multiplex in the set's tuning section.
What I can say is that it's slightly odd that you are getting ITV HD and not the BBC HD channels as they are carried on the same multiplex, so this is unlikely to be anything to do with the weather.
If you have retuned at some previous point whilst work was being carried out and the BBC channels were not present that could be the reason. There is work taking place to replace coders for HD channels so it's possible this oddity may have arisen and providing you have a good signal and high (ideally 100%) quality or very low error count figures, then trying a retune may resolve the problem.
As far as "normal" reception is concerned, you aren't in the best of locales. Whilst reception of the BBCA/PSB1 and D3&4/PSB2 multiplexes is predicted to be "good" it is not the best, and the BBCB HD/PSB3 multiplex is not quite as good as them but nevertheless classed as variable as is the SDN/COM4 multiplex. ArqA/COM5, ArqB/COM6 and COM7 are predicted to be less reliable with more variable reception.
You are not predicted to receive the Local (Norwich) multiplex on UHF C32.
As far as weather related problems are concerned, whilst you may see changes in signals strength, the most common observation is a reduction in the quality figure or an increase in the error count eventually to the point where the set cannot successfully decode the signal and pixellation or sound breaks occur perhaps to the point of "no signal".
None of that means that under normal circumstances you won't get reliable reception for most of the time. A lot will also depend on the quality of your aerial installation. Roughly how old is it, have you had it replaced since 2013?
Some of the multiplexes UHF channels have not been updated in the listings above as the site owner has not had time to do all the update from the 700MHz Clearance program, so do check that you are tuned to the correct UHF channels
The full current list is as follows -
C40, C43, C46, C42, C45, C39, C55, C32 in the order PSBs1-3, COMs4-7, Local.
Note, satisfactory reception of all multiplexes will depend upon your location.
FYI see Channel listings for Industry Professionals | Freeview for which channels (LCNs) are carried on which multiplex.
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