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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.

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


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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 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
Thursday, 16 October 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:31 AM

THE WREKIN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 00:42 on 14 Oct to 02:11 on 14 Oct, BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 16:45 on 13 Oct to 00:42 on 14 Oct, BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 07:37 on 13 Oct to 11:48 on 13 Oct, BBC National DAB Radio Wea [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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10:35 AM

THE WREKIN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 02:11 on 14 Oct to 00:00 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 00:42 on 14 Oct to 02:11 on 14 Oct, BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 07:37 on 13 Oct to 11:48 on 13 Oct, BBC National DAB Radio Wea [BBC]

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Friday, 17 October 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:32 AM

THE WREKIN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 16:45 on 13 Oct to 00:42 on 14 Oct, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 00:42 on 14 Oct to 02:11 on 14 Oct, BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 02:11 on 14 Oct to 00:00 on 15 Oct, BBC National DAB Radio Wea [BBC]

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Saturday, 18 October 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:32 AM

THE WREKIN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 02:11 on 14 Oct to 00:00 on 15 Oct, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 00:42 on 14 Oct to 02:11 on 14 Oct, BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 16:45 on 13 Oct to 00:42 on 14 Oct. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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7:32 AM

THE WREKIN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 00:42 on 14 Oct to 02:11 on 14 Oct, BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 16:45 on 13 Oct to 00:42 on 14 Oct, BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 02:11 on 14 Oct to 00:00 on 15 Oct. [BBC]

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Sunday, 19 October 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:32 AM

THE WREKIN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 02:11 on 14 Oct to 00:00 on 15 Oct. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 16 December 2014
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Joy Wragg
7:58 PM
Bridgnorth

My freeview signal is frequently showing as "lost" or "poor" "no signal". I constantly retune my TV but the signal is lost again & again. It is most frustrating. The aerial is on the roof and points towards the Wrekin. I live in Alveley south of Bridgnorth. My postcode is WV15 6LS

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Tuesday, 30 December 2014
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Darren smith
8:15 PM

Ariel on the roof, and lost all com6 programs since Christmas rescan. Picked then up in previous scan on 17th dec. have rescan the box several times. In a second box upstairs the channels still show in peg but no rescan and there is no signal on all com 6 channels.

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Monday, 12 January 2015
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Robert Evans
11:18 PM

WV67UQ
Are there any plans for the Wrekin tansmitter to broadcast what we currently receive with weak signal and frequent breakup from Sutton Coldfield on C23. We use The Wrekin with a loft aerial and amplifier feeding three TV's. We have a forest of high trees and higher ground between us and Sutton Coldfield so its signal to poor, but we have direct line to the Wrekin.

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Tuesday, 13 January 2015
Dave Lindsay
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12:17 AM

Robert Evans: I don't understand the question. C23 is PSB2 multiplex from The Wrekin and carries ITV Central (West), as does Sutton Coldfield.

If you are using The Wrekin then try using Sutton Coldfield instead. Its mast was made taller for switchover so it might be a better bet than before.

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