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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?

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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 H max
C26 (514.0MHz)455mDTG-320,000W
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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 Player, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 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 9 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, 91 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 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
Thursday, 21 April 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:07 AM

Stot: You might have to wait until September 2011 for the full power output. However, if you have any boosters or amplifiers, you should remove these from your system.

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philipkay
6:58 AM
Bridgnorth

I am at WV156EA and point to the wrekin transmitter with a roof mounted wideband aerial. I have been without a number of freeview channels (Dave, Film4, ITV4, Sky news) for years and presumed that after switchover I would be sorted. But despite a power off rescan I still don't get those channels. I have a booster/splitter box which delivers the signal to 2 TVs, one with builtin freeview and one on BT vision. Am I missing something?

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Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

7:06 AM

philipkay: No, you are simply going to have to wait until September when ArqB is taken to full power.

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Vinny
7:56 AM
Shifnal

OK, thanks Brian. The problem set has this morning managed to tune in to Mux53, but channels are heavily pixelated and unwatchable. The TV reports the signal quality and level for this Mux as fluctuating between Poor/None and Maximum/Nil respectively. Don't understand why it's just the one set having problems.

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Vinny's 6 posts GB
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

7:59 AM

Vinny: Check for Single frequency interference | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice - but you might just have to wait until September for the full power service on ArqB.

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Angelina Hadlington
8:44 AM

Since yesterday all I am receiving is all the rubbish free channels which I never watch and not any of the proper five channels BBC 1. BBC 2, ITV, 4 and 5, which are the only channels I do watch. What am I paying a TV licence for.

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Steve
sentiment_satisfiedGold

11:03 AM
Wrexham

Brian - Wasn't meaning to imply error! From what someone posted it was a late change.

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Vinny
12:55 PM
Shifnal

Angelina Hadlington: I presume you are paying for a TV licence to save yourself from being prosecuted for not having one. More info available at tvlicensing.co.uk.
Quite ironic that the word 'yesterday' is underlined - it's one of those 'rubbish free channels' (UK History - who would want to see THAT?)!
When did the 'proper' 5 channels stop broadcasting rubbish?

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Steve
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1:35 PM
Wrexham

Angelina - have you retuned?

If so, you should certainly have the main 5 channels.

Unless your box no longer works.

If you want advice/help; ask politely and give some information like where you are and what kit using.

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Mike Dimmick
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3:34 PM

Vinny: if signals are marginal at one TV, it usually indicates that there's too much cable between the split point and that set. The longer the cable is, the more signal is dropped.

Ideally, a multi-room system should have a high-gain aerial on the roof, a proper matched splitter as close to the aerial as you can fit it but with approximately equal cable lengths from the splitter to each TV, and just enough amplification to offset the loss in the splitter and the cables.

The worst way is a two-way amplified splitter at the back of each set and the last set going through seven boosters before it gets to the aerial. Each additional amplifier adds additional noise, reducing the margin that the TV has to work with.

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