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The symbol shows the location of the The Wrekin (Telford and Wrekin, England) transmitter which serves 280,000 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 The Wrekin (Telford and Wrekin, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the The Wrekin 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
C26 (514.0MHz)455mDTG-320,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) West Midlands, 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 18 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C23 (490.0MHz)455mDTG-320,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Central (West micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Central west),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C30- (545.8MHz)455mDTG-620,000W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD Midlands 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 -3dB
C41+ (634.2MHz)455mDTG-810,000W
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 MAX, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C44 (658.0MHz)455mDTG-810,000W
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 8 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C47 (682.0MHz)455mDTG-810,000W
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, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 19 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
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview HD channels?


The The Wrekin (Telford and Wrekin, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: .

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the The Wrekin transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 49km east-southeast (116°)
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 49km east-southeast (116°)
to ITV Central (West) region - 65 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (East)

How will the The Wrekin (Telford and Wrekin, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-1327 Feb 2018
A K TA K TA K TW TK T
C23ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4
C26BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCABBCA
C29C4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C30-BBCBBBCB
C33BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C35C5wavesC5waves
C41+SDNSDN
C44ArqAArqA
C47ArqBArqB
C48_local_local
C51tv_off_local

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 6 Apr 11 and 20 Apr 11.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-5 100kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 20kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 10kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*(-17dB) 2kW
Mux C*, Mux D*(-20dB) 1000W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the The Wrekin transmitter area

Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision†
Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1981Associated TeleVision
Jan 1982-Feb 2004Central Independent 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. The Wrekin 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.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Comments
Tuesday, 22 March 2011
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thodkin
7:21 PM
Llangollen

Merion

I am still have problems getting MUX channel 53 and 57 from both the Cefn Mawr and Wrekin transmitters on lg tv (built in freeview) and seperate freeview box - tuners just ignore both - and get the dreaded no signal message - it has been this way since October 2009. Think we will have to wait until end of September 2011 to get this sorted. Don't know which numpties did the planning of space for allocation of channels, but I bet their salary will be in the six digit figures - should have got Braintist to do it instead!!

Got wideband aeriel with booster pointing to Wrekin btw.

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Wednesday, 23 March 2011
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steve
sentiment_satisfiedGold

4:12 PM
Wrexham

thodkin - I get them both OK with an unamplified rooftop ae in Chirk. What are you using?

If you are actually in Llan I presume the hills get in the way. Do you have neighbours? I know a good local tv ae man if you need.

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Mike Dimmick
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4:34 PM
Reading

thodkin: Your problem is that Cefn Mawr uses channel 53 for the BBC A mux and C57 for the D3+4 mux, while the *same* channels are used for The Wrekin Mux C and D.

With your aerial pointing to The Wrekin, it won't be getting a substantial signal anyway, and will be picking up substantial 'noise' from Cefn Mawr even though it does point in a different direction and use a different polarization.

If you want to use Cefn Mawr you will need to point your aerial to that transmitter, and use the correct vertical polarization. You will only get the Public Service multiplexes as Cefn Mawr is a 'Freeview Light' transmitter. The noise picked up from The Wrekin should be much lower relative to the signal from Cefn Mawr.

If you stick with The Wrekin, you should get a usable signal on ArqA and ArqB multiplexes when they change channel at the end of September. Remember to retune in a fortnight, and again two weeks after that, to get the PSB multiplexes.

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Bill Pine
10:49 PM

The Cefn transmitter is a right pain here on Plas Madoc. I've spent a fortune on Aerials, Poles, Masthead, amps and Coax and then when everything is up and running at a reasonable and stable 53db signal from The Wrekin the Cefn transmitter messes up my EPG with channels I don't want or understand (NO offence intended)

I just hope when the juice goes up at The Wrekin its just that bit stronger than Cefn to drowns the signal out!

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Bill Pine's 5 posts GB
Thursday, 24 March 2011
Transmitter engineering
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7:35 AM

THE WREKIN transmitter - Analogue BBC TWO Weak Signal from 00:43 today to 01:07 today BBC TWO Weak Signal from 01:55 today to 02:12 today [BBC] Over the next week The Wrekin main transmitter: TV (analogue) working normally, TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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7:35 AM

THE WREKIN transmitter - Analogue BBC TWO Weak Signal from 00:43 today to 01:07 today BBC TWO Weak Signal from 01:55 today to 02:12 today [BBC] Over the next week The Wrekin main transmitter: TV (analogue) working normally, TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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THE WREKIN transmitter - Analogue BBC TWO Weak Signal from 01:55 today to 02:12 today BBC TWO Weak Signal from 00:43 today to 01:07 today [BBC] Over the next week The Wrekin main transmitter: TV (analogue) working normally, TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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THE WREKIN transmitter - Analogue BBC TWO Weak Signal from 01:55 today to 02:12 today BBC TWO Weak Signal from 00:43 today to 01:07 today [BBC] Over the next week The Wrekin main transmitter: TV (analogue) working normally, TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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thodkin
2:39 PM
Llangollen

Steve

No hills in the way, got straight line of sight over Chirk towards Oswestry, and live in Trevor area (near Ponty Aqueduct). LL20 7UB. Also get ok analogue signal from Sutton C.

Although my Wide band aeriel points to wrekin, with amp the Cefn Mawr signal wipes out Ch 53, 57, although I get 80% strenth and 100% quality signal on channel's 21, 24, 27, 31. I am only 1 mile away from Cefn Mawr transmitter in Fron and can see it very clear from my bedroom window. As Mike says the noise signal from Cefn Mawr will mess up the Wrekin signal - when I had the Aerial put up in Sept 09 it used to pick them all up perfect until Moel-y-Parc switchover, little did I know when I paid my £140 for the upgrade that I would have to wait 2 years to wait due to bad planning of allocation of channel numbers.

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steve
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6:56 PM

... UK digital TV reception predictor

According to this you can get Cefn Mawr with a coat hanger. Have you tried?

Do you, or does Brian, know WHY they duplicate the frequencies? I know V/H and different directions, but when very close to the sender not surprising it wins.

Are you up the hill on the North side of the river, if you have good line of sight?

I am S end of Chirk - LL14 5HD (LL145HD)

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