Full Freeview on the The Wrekin (Telford and Wrekin, England) transmitter
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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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the The Wrekin (Telford and Wrekin, England) transmitter.
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.
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 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 C&W (BBC local radio), 720 BBC H&W (BBC local radio), 721 BBC Shropshire (BBC local radio), 722 BBC WM (BBC local radio), 726 BBC Stoke (BBC local radio), 735 BBC Derby (BBC local radio), 735 BBC Gloucestershire (BBC local radio),
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),
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 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
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?
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 49km east-southeast (116°)
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
How will the The Wrekin (Telford and Wrekin, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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 6 Apr 11 and 20 Apr 11.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
|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
Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld
We live in Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 3TB, and get good reception for all the main channels except ITV3 and ITV4. Also we would like to get Yesterday and some of the other channels. I have tried retuning several times. Are there any plans to increase the signal for our area? Or please let me have any tips you have.
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d crannage: The COM channels do not have as great a coverage as the PSBs. For a list of Freeview services by multiplex, see:
DTG :: DTT Services by Multiplex
There are three PSB (Public Service) multiplexes, of which PSB3 is the HD one, and three COM (Commercial) multiplexes.
Only the larger transmitters carry the COM channels and of those that do, some are marked down in terms of power with respect to PSBs. In the case of The Wrekin, its COMs are on lower power than its PSBs. So whilst the PSBs may be adequate to reach you, the lower power of the COMs may make them somewhat intermittent.
There is another factor and that is that the COM channels from The Wrekin are outside of the former analogue channel Group and so a replacement aerial may be required.
What I suggest that you do is confirm that you are tuned to The Wrekin (so that you aren't unknowingly thinking that you are when in fact you're watching the output of another transmitter). Bring up the signal strength screen whilst on ITV3, Pick TV and Film4 and observe which UHF/RF channel they are tuned to. For The Wrekin they are 41, 44 and 47 respectively. Sutton Coldfield's are 42, 45 and 39 respectively.
What you can get can only really be determined by an installer whist on site. However, Digital UK suggests Sutton Coldfield might be a better possibility for a full service; much better than The Wrekin.
If you have already had your aerial replaced, then it will be suitable for use on Sutton Coldfield; it will just need turning clockwise 63 degrees. If you haven't had your aerial replaced from the analogue days, then it won't be suitable for Sutton Coldfield and you may find that with a replacement on The Wrekin that it brings in the COMs much better.
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phil turner: No faults are being indicated on the engineering notice board as far as the Wrekin is concerned, have you as yet made any local enquiries (neighbour etc) for purposes of verifying, or not as the case may be, if others are also being affected?
If your TV or box has a "manual tuning" facility then enter mux Ch26 (BBC) into the box but do NOT press search or scan, because if the signal is there its level will be shown on the indicator bar even although it might not be strong enough to resolve a picture, although if it did appear above 50% you could try a scan and then check if BBC1 can be viewed.
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I live near Oswestry and have had an intermittent signal since 2100 23/09/13 I would like to know what is going on as the signal strength varies between 100% and 0%. According to your website there are no known problems or engineering problems ! So some thing is not right here
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