Full Freeview on the Waltham (Leicestershire, England) transmitter
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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.
This transmitter has no current reported problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Waltham (Leicestershire, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Waltham 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) 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 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, 720 BBC Nottingham (BBC local radio), 721 BBC Leicester (BBC local radio), 722 BBC Lincolnshire (BBC local radio), 734 BBC Northampton (BBC local radio), 735 BBC Derby (BBC local radio),
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),
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 MAX, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 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 8 others 45 Gems TV, 85 CRAFT EXTRA , 673 ADULT smileTV3, 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, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 19 others ADULT smileTV2, ADULT Studio 66, 37 QVC Beauty, 38 QVC Style, 51 Ideal World, 72 Jewellery Maker, 206 Pop, 674 ADULT Babestn, 678 Xpanded TV, 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,
from 27th May 2014: 7 Notts TV,
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?
BBC East Midlands Today 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Nottingham NG2 4UU, 28km northwest (305°)
to BBC East Midlands region - 17 masts.
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?
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How will the Waltham (Leicestershire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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 17 Aug 11 and 31 Aug 11.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
|BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-7dB) 50kW|
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB||(-10dB) 25kW|
|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
Dave: Take a look in the 800 number range, your TV or box may have dumped it there if it couldn't work out what to do with it while retuning. Have you lost any other channels such as Dave Ja Vue, Yesterday or DMAX which are also on the COM6 multiplex?
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we use waltham transmitter.having auto re-tuned after recent channel changes,we find that BBC and Itv chang from E Mids to Lincolnshire and E yorks.Retuning seems to fix problem but after a few days it reverts.Have just done a manual retune using frequencies as per Waltham list.Would not recognise uhf 26,though the other 6 uhf chans tuned Ok.However have found channels 50-55 are missing though on auto tuning it picks them up Ok.therre may be other channels missing that I aam not aware of.My postcode is ng121as and have a roof aerial
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Unfortunately the lists at the top of the page haven't been fully updated. There are over 1100 transmitters in the UK and the site owner has not had time to update everything correctly since the 700MHz Clearance. The Local mux is on C41 not C26, COM7 is on C55 and COM8 closed in June 2020.
Check that your aerial is still pointing correctly - compass bearing 136 degrees - virtually SE, (rods horizontal). Although you are considerable closer to Waltham (23km), it looks as though you are picking up signals from Belmont (72km, compass bearing 52 degrees, that's fractionally S of NE). Whilst it could be within the beamwidth of your aerial, and as you are predicted to get quite good signals for the PSB multiplexes from Belmont, any recent automatic retune may have picked them up as their UHF channels are lower than Waltham and will be seen first.
Additionally this won't have been helped by some of the weather conditions a short while ago AND Waltham has been listed for Planned Engineering (this last week & again next week) with "Possible Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels" which can mean reduced power (and so a weaker signal).
You mention "Retuning seems to fix problem but after a few days it reverts" is this because you are repeating an automatic retune, or you set is doing one automatically because it saw no signal at some point - if the latter, turn such a function OFF if possible, it's far more trouble that it's worth.
Your best bet (on the rare occasion a retune is needed) is to do a manual tune.
From one of my previous posts here -
In the order PSBs1/BBCA, PSB2/D3&4, PSB3/BBCB HD, COM4/SDN, COM5/ArqA, COM6/ArqB, COM7, Local -
the UHF channels for Waltham are C32, C34, C35, C29, C37, C31, C55, C41.
You may/may not get reliable reception of the Local multiplex as that is lower power and beamed towards the main urban areas of Nottingham and Peterborough/Spalding. You are predicted to get poor reception of the Local mux but that can vary depending on where you are within your postcode and your aerial installation.
See Channel listings for Industry Professionals | Freeview
for which LCNs (channels in your EPG) are carried on which multiplex.
(3 channels in the range 50-55 are NI region only).
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John Thompson: 5Select is carried on the PSB3 multiplex alongside BBC One HD, which is available from every transmitter, although it is only available on TVs with a DVB-T2 tuner which is required to receive HD channels (many have either the Freeview HD or Freeview Play logo).
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It is available anywhere that you can receive Freeview as it's carried on the BBCB HD/PSB3 multiplex.
See https://www.freeview.co.uk/corporate/platform-management/channel-listings-industry-professionals for which channels are carried on which multiplex.
Does your TV have a T2/HD Tuner and you get HD channels in the LCN range 101-106? If not the you aren't receiving/able to receive the HD multiplex.
As you've posted on the Waltham page, I assume your aerial is pointed at compass bearing 112 degrees with it's rods (or squashed Xs) horizontal and you get Central East Local news. Although you are closer to Waltham than Sutton Coldfield (Central West) you are predicted to get strong signals from there, so it would be wise to ensure you are correctly tuned to Waltham - see the post before yours except ignore COM7 (C55) as this temporary HD multiplex has now closed.
(Addendum, I see StevensOnln1 has posted whilst I was preparing this post with interruptions).
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