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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
Wednesday, 22 April 2015
Dave Lindsay
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8:14 PM

Alan: As Einstein said, insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results.

The local Norwich TV channel Mustard launched on 24 March, according to a BBC News report. The signal, which broadcasts from Tacolneston and in the direction of Norwich, probably came on air a few weeks before the station did. Maybe this is the factor which is causing your issue.

We get reports of receivers which forget some of their channels when powered down, and this is often due to the device running out of memory. It happens where the desired UHF channels (frequencies) are high in the band and unwanted ones are lower down, the latters effectively taking the memory that the formers need. The answer, therefore, is to prevent it from storing the unwanted channels.

Try having the aerial out for the first 30% of the scan or up until it gets to UHF channel 30. If this doesn't work or there is another issue then post back and I will make further suggestion.

The other option is to wiped what's stored by running the scan through with the aerial out and then manually tune.

For Tacolneston:

PSB1 - BBC One - C55
PSB2 - ITV - C59
PSB3 - BBC One HD - C50
COM4 - ITV3 - C42
COM5 - Pick - C45
COM6 - 4Music - C39
COM7 - BBC Four HD - C31
COM8 - C37
L-NOR - Mustard - C57

Note:

- "C" numbers are UHF channels.
- PSB3, COM7 and COM8 are applicable only for HD receivers. With manual tuning if there is an option for DVB-T or DVB-T2, for these it needs to be set to the latter.
- COM8 is probably not on air yet.
- As L-NOR is directional you may find reception either non-existent or intermittent, this being suggested might be so by the Digital UK Coverage Checker.

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Monday, 18 May 2015
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10:32 AM

TACOLNESTON transmitter - MainPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Monday, 8 June 2015
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10:30 AM

TACOLNESTON transmitter - MainPossible weak signal [DUK]

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Saturday, 13 June 2015
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Ian
7:04 PM

"No digit signal" message from the Norwich (Tacn) transmitter.
Loft aerial fitted
Any reason?
Thanks

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Tuesday, 16 June 2015
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4:30 AM

TACOLNESTON transmitter - MainPossible weak signal [DUK]

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Monday, 22 June 2015
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TACOLNESTON transmitter - MainPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Saturday, 1 August 2015
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7:40 PM

TACOLNESTON transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 16:14 today to 18:03 today. FM: Radio 4 FM Sound in Mono from 16:14 today to 17:30 today. [BBC]

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Sunday, 2 August 2015
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5:42 AM

TACOLNESTON transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 16:14 yesterday to 18:03 yesterday. FM: Radio 4 FM Sound in Mono from 16:14 yesterday to 17:30 yesterday. [BBC]

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Monday, 3 August 2015
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TACOLNESTON transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 16:14 on 01 Aug to 18:03 on 01 Aug. FM: Radio 4 FM Sound in Mono from 16:14 on 01 Aug to 17:30 on 01 Aug. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 2 September 2015
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TACOLNESTON transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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