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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;
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, 26 November 2013
L
Lee Lewis
10:14 AM

ignore the ebay link john, you may need one that covers UHF 39-69. not the one i supplied above.

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Lee Lewis's 9 posts GB
Saturday, 30 November 2013
J
Joana
10:00 AM
Lowestoft

goog morning
I am having issues with my tv signal... I have freeview and postcode NR33 0QQ. It is unfortunately that somehow I retuned everything thinking that would sort my issues, but now can only have bbc channels, itv, channel 4, channel 5, e4, and any others from freeview it can't get the signal...
not sure how to sort this.


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jamie stevens
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

11:25 AM
Havant

Joana:

You either have an issue with the tv or your aerial system.

Its more likely to be the aerial system.

If your aerial is mounted outside you should view the condition, it may have moved or fallen or simply be too old to perform correctly. They have a lifespan of approx. 25 years depending on location.

This also includes the cables, if it is externally run it may have deteriorated.

regards

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jamie stevens's 207 posts GB
Sunday, 1 December 2013
B
Bob
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

7:01 AM

Reception of C55 hAS been weak, here (IP27) until the last 3 days when it suddenly improved - has the old mast been removed?

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Bob
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

4:52 PM

Just a quick update, as it was a really bright sunny, Sunday morning - I had a little ride out to Tacolneston, & can confirm Balfore Beaty are in the process of removing the old mast - in fact they were working this morning, well probably drinking tea on-site anyway;)
The RF aerial panels have been removed, it looks like the main mast & it's old microwave dishes to go now.
This may explain if/why some people have beed getting poor reception from Tac, as the high reach equipment they must have been using, may have blocked the signal in some directions, also they probably reduce the power whilst the blokes are up the mast - cannot have them microwaved - can we!

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Thursday, 12 December 2013
G
George Fuller
10:03 AM
Thetford

IP25 6UY (watton) I have a digital aerial in the roof and until now have had no problems but over the last couple of days my dab signal keeps breaking up and the signal strength according to the indicator on my radio shows weak signal also my car radio in dab mode keeps breaking up as it did on my trip to Kings Lynn yesterday. Is there a problem with the BBC dab transmitter?

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Lee
3:39 PM

No TV signal in Holt, Norfolk. Working fine until yesterday afternoon, now nothing at all. Any explanation for this? Neighbour having same problem.

Starting to wonder why I pay for TV lisence. Not the first time I've had to go 24 hours without TV signal.
Rubbish!

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Lee's 1 post GB
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Andre
7:08 PM

No TV signal in Wereham Norfolk, was working fine until yesterday afternoon, we pay all this money for a TV licence and can't watch it what about a rebate as It's not our fault.

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MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

8:10 PM

Andre:
Not the BBC's fault either! You pay for a licence for permission to operate a broadcast receiving device, your TV set.
It is likely the problem is due to high pressure system near the SE of the UK. Do not attempt a retune else you may lose all services.

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Sunday, 22 December 2013
R
Richard Baguley
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

3:04 PM
North Walsham

Posted but not showing up here.

Tacolneston transmitter.

Receiving in NR28 9PU

All BBC TV channels are missing and displaying no signal.

Other channels OK.

Rescan done: 63 channels found.

Appears to be a transmitter fault but will check other users. ITM, is there any news?

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