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The symbol shows the location of the Waltham (Leicestershire, England) transmitter which serves 770,000 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 Waltham (Leicestershire, England) mast?

Waltham transmitter - Waltham transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 06/12/2021 Possible Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels Digital tick


Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name
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Which Freeview channels does the Waltham 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
C32 (562.0MHz)442mDTG-350,000W
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1 BBC One (SD) East 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 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C34- (577.8MHz)442mDTG-350,000W
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3 ITV (SD) (Central (East 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
C35 (586.0MHz)442mDTG-650,000W
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
C29 (538.0MHz)442mDTG-825,000W
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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
C37 (602.0MHz)449mDTG-825,000W
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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
C31 (554.0MHz)449mDTG-825,000W
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

LNG
 H -10dB
C26 (514.0MHz)442mDTG-125,000W
Channel icons
from 27th May 2014: 7 Notts TV,

com7
 H -6.9dB
C55 (746.0MHz)442mDTG-610,200W
Channel icons


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
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

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

regional news image
BBC East Midlands Today 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Nottingham NG2 4UU, 28km northwest (305°)
to BBC East Midlands region - 17 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 83km west-southwest (244°)
to ITV Central (East) region - 17 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (West)

Are there any self-help relays?

BraunstoneTransposer5 km SW Leicester city centre170 homes

How will the Waltham (Leicestershire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-1329 May 132013-174 Mar 2020
C/D EEEWW TW TW T
C26LNGLNG
C29SDNSDNSDNSDN
C31com7com7
C32BBCA
C34D3+4
C35C5wavesC5wavesBBCB
C37com8com8
C41_local
C49tv_off BBCABBCA
C54tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4waves-D3+4-D3+4-D3+4
C55tv_offcom7tv_off
C56tv_offArqAArqAArqACOM8tv_off
C57tv_offArqBArqBArqB
C58tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCBBBCB
C61ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCA
C64BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

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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 17 Aug 11 and 31 Aug 11.

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

Analogue 1-5 250kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 50kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 25kW
com8(-12.7dB) 13.4kW
com7(-13.9dB) 10.2kW
Mux 1*(-14dB) 10kW
Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*(-14.9dB) 8kW
Mux C*, Mux D*, LNG(-17dB) 5kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Waltham 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. Waltham 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.

Comments
Sunday, 10 November 2013
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:22 PM

DaveW: If your TV is giving you East Yorks & Lincs then it is tuned to Belmont and this needs correcting.

If your TV was tuned to Waltham prior to the retune then all you suceeded in doing was "untuning" the TV, which is shooting yourself in the foot.

There may be a regional or network selection, whereby you can choose East Yorks & Lincs or Central/E Midlands, this in actual fact choosing which transmitter to use.

Failing that, manual tuning or unplugging the aerial for the first 30% of the scan should do it. If you unplug the aerial for the first 30%, you will need to manually add COM4 (ITV3 etc) from Waltham which is on UHF channel 29.

If there is going to be one channel from Waltham that is affected by 4G signals broadcasting at 800MHz then it will by the HD one because it is on the highest channel of all of Waltham's.

If, having reverted the TV back to Waltham, you are still without HD services then try manually tuning to UHF channel 58, selecting DVB-T2 mode if there is such an option (the two modes being DVB-T and DVB-T2). If you have no joy and you have a signal amplifier (booster) in circuit then bypass it and try scanning C58.

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Thursday, 14 November 2013
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I J Williams
7:39 PM

I have a Grundig model GU22WDVD3 this was first tuned into Suttoncoalfield I want now to reset it to Waltham I have tried auto and manual but every time it goes back to Sutton coal field yet my aerial is set for Waltham all other sets are ok

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Wednesday, 20 November 2013
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Ian Jones
9:12 AM
Lincoln

Hello , I lve at LN5 9GF. The signal broke up first on Sunday at breakfast, then returned until the evening when it broke up again. Monday was perfect no problems. Tuesday and today so far , breaking up all day unable to watch anything.

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MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

9:39 PM

Ian:
Are you receiving your signals from Belmont or Waltham? Both transmitters are having engineering works carried out and that may affect reception.

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Thursday, 21 November 2013
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Ian Jones
9:26 AM
Lincoln

Hello MikeP,
My ariel points towards Waltham. Yesterday we had no reception 8am to 11am then perfect until 5.30pm then totally broken up all evening. I presume because it is working intermittently there is nothing wrong with my equipment, but woud reason your engineering works is the problem? When can we expect normal reception?
rgds Ian

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MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:16 PM

Ian Jones

Look at the post two above mine. That shows work is due to last for the next week starting 18th November.

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Friday, 22 November 2013
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Ian from notts
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

9:17 AM
Nottingham

Ian Jones; They look like the times someones heating could be kicking in?
Don't rule it out?

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ian jones
8:36 PM
Lincoln

Ian (notts)
No fraid not. Heating on at 7 off at 8.

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Monday, 25 November 2013
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Ian from notts
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

1:56 PM
Nottingham

Ian Jones- If you can be that accurate with the times? I would say the problem is at your end ?

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Ian from notts
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2:03 PM
Nottingham

Ian Jones- You will have a flylead or wall socket that has broken down and something in your or next doors house is turning on with a timer that is causing break up.?


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