menuMENU    UK Free TV logo Freeview

 

 

Click to see updates

Full Freeview on the The Wrekin (Telford and Wrekin, England) transmitter

first published this on - UK Free TV
sa_streetviewGoogle Streetviewsa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps52.670,-2.552 or 52°40'13"N 2°33'6"Wsa_postcodeTF6 5AH

 

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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the The Wrekin (Telford and Wrekin, England) mast?

The Wrekin transmitter - The Wrekin transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 26/09/2022 Screen may go black on all or certain channels Digital tick


Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name
_______

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
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
Wednesday, 9 April 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:32 AM

THE WREKIN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 11:00 yesterday to 12:01 yesterday. [BBC]

link to this comment
Transmitter engineering's 138,029 posts xx
Thursday, 10 April 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

1:31 AM

THE WREKIN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 11:00 on 08 Apr to 12:01 on 08 Apr. [BBC]

link to this comment
Transmitter engineering's 138,029 posts xx
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
S
Sam
8:23 PM

my itv keeps dropping out of picture every 10mins or so but It says excellent quality and signal

link to this comment
Sam's 11 posts GB
Wednesday, 23 April 2014
S
Sam
8:00 PM

My ITV still keeps dropping out of the picture. it happened almost every hour today. but my Freeview still says excellent signal quality. What is going on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

link to this comment
Sam's 11 posts GB
M
Mani
9:30 PM

All my freeview hd channels disappeared and retune did no good. Has anyone else have this issue?

link to this comment
Mani's 1 post GB
Saturday, 26 April 2014
B
Betamax_man
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

6:06 PM

Sam:

Can you stop using bad language.

link to this comment
Betamax_man's 43 posts GB
S
Sam
10:50 PM

Maybe I would not use bad language if somebody actually helped me, or told me what might be the problem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

link to this comment
Sam's 11 posts GB
Sunday, 27 April 2014
M
MikeB
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

6:53 PM

Sam: You didn't actually give us any information to work with, and the swearing/exclamation marks really didn't help..

OK - we really need a postcode, which you can enter very easily when you next post. Once we have that we have a location, which means we can see where your nearest transmitter is, etc. Also details of your aerial (indoor, on roof, etc) and what transmitter your tuned to.

However, you said your in Oswestry, so putting in the Guildhall's postcode into the Digital UK website (all this info will come up automatically if you supply your postcode to the site), the Wrekin is 40km away, while Sutton Coldfield is 87km. However, they are in a very similar direction, and the Wrekin is indicated as not being great for you. It could be that you've picked up Coldfield instead. However, since Wrekin is channel 26, its the first to normally be picked up.

You could have local interference, or you could have too high a signal, which is overloading the tuner. Check your signal strength - is it 100% or lower, and what transmitter are you on? Also, we need more than 'picture is funny' - is its breaking up and going blocky?

link to this comment
MikeB's 2,579 posts GB
S
Sam
8:18 PM

I Live in WY11, My ariel is roof, my singal strength and quality is 100%, what happens it the picture freezes, goes black then comes up breaking up then clears, this only lasts about 15 seconds, it only happens on ITV and some nights does not do it but some nights every 15 mins or so

link to this comment
Sam's 11 posts GB
M
MikeB
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:48 PM

Sam: WY11 really isn't enough (trust me, none of us are out to find exactly where you live), and if you put your postcode at the top right hand corner of the page (or use my location when you ask a question), it will give you a lot of info.

However, if your getting 100% signal strength, its really too high (if you have a booster, etc, try to bypass it), and look here Freeview signals: too much of a good thing is bad for you | Digital switchover | ukfree.tv - 11 years of independent, free digital TV advice .
Just because your 40km from the transmitter, it doesn't mean your not going to get too strong a signal. Why ITV should be doing this, goodness knows, but its worth checking on your TV that you are tuned into the Wrekin transmitter.

The other thing to think about is interference - see here: Freeview intermittent interference | Freeview Interference | ukfree.tv - 11 years of independent, free digital TV advice

link to this comment
MikeB's 2,579 posts GB
Select more comments

Your comment please
Please post a question, answer or commentIf you have Freeview reception problems before posting a question your must first do this Freeview reset procedure then see: Freeview reception has changed, Single frequency interference, and Freeview intermittent interference.

If you have no satellite signal, see Sky Digibox says 'No Signal' or 'Technical fault'

If you have other problems, please provide a full (not partial) postcode (or preferably enter it in box at the top right) and indicate where if aerial is on the roof, in the loft or elsewhere.

UK Free TV is here to help people. If you are rude or disrespectful all of your posts will be deleted and you will be banned.








Privacy policy: UK Free Privacy policy.